Tick, tick, tick.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the clock.
NFL Draft is next week. I'm going to write a hub about who the Steelers should draft, and probably publish it early next week.
Maybe it would be fun if some of you other black and gold fans did likewise and we compare results.
Maybe not. If nobody does, I'll just compare mine to that dingy Ratbird fan Mel Kiper Jr.
Hey prettydarkhorse, you better be wearing your Steeler hat in your profile pic next week!
just an ordinary profile, I changed it yesterday just for compliance (you might boot me out as a fan). Still a Steelers fan! Can't wait for your hub!
I'll summarize the hub "Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 NFL Draft" I published yesterday by merely listing the picks. Please read the hub if you want a detailed analysis. Like prettydarkhorse did (Thanks for your comment!)
1. Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
2. Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
3. LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
4. Nick Jean-Baptiste, NT, Baylor
5. Olivier Vernon, OLB, Miami
6. Lucian Nix, G, Pitt
7. 4 picks - possibilities listed in the hub
Maybe tomorrow I'll post what some others are saying. But do I really care what a Ratbird fan like Mel Kiper Jr thinks? He never had a day that wasn't a bad hair day.
OK, I actually liked the Ratbird draft guru's pick. Only problem is, I think the guy will be gone when it's the Steelers turn at #24 of the 1st round.
Mel Kiper says we will take Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis. Yeah, we need another Big Snack to take Casey Hampton's place.
I mention this guy in my hub as an alternative to Hightower, but again, I think he'll be gone when we get there. But it would make me happy if we do get him.
Tick tick tick.
About 24 hours now.
Decastro is a great pick for the Steelers. Can't believe the Bengals traded their 21st pick. Then again, I shouldn't be.
Steelers lucked out in DeCastro falling, which the Bengals contributed to by trading down. Yeah, you got a 3rd round pick but you could have had DeCastro instead of Zeitler. Zeitler will be a good player, but DeCastro has a chance to be a great player.
If DeCastro wouldn't have been available to the Steelers, I think they would have taken Hightower and not an offensive linemen. Several offensive linemen projected for the 1st round didn't get picked. So the Steelers could have gotten OL help in the 2nd round. The Patriots moved up and jumped on Hightower after the Steelers took DeCastro.
Lol at the Browns. First, they give up 3 picks to move up one spot when they would have had Richardson anyway. They they take the QB Weeden at #22. They likely could have gotten him in the 2nd round. Looks like the Browns will continue to be the doormat of the division.
Now I have to mull over what the Steelers might do tonight.
Steeler picks at the end of 3 rounds:
1. David DeCastro, G, Stanford
2. Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
3. Sean Spence, LB, Miami
I love all 3 picks.
Now what we need in round 4 is the exact opposite of prettydarkhorse, who is lean and mean, but very pretty.
We need a big fat ugly guy to fill in for the Big Snack (Casey Hampton).
I have the Steelers taking Nick Jean-Baptiste. Alameda Ta'amu is still available. I think he'll be gone before our pick, but I sure hope not. Other possibilities are Hebron Fangupo and Josh Chapman.
Basically what we are looking for here is somebody who weighs more than 3 times as much as prettydarkhorse.
So the Steelers selected Alameda Ta'amu, Nose Tackle, Washington, in the 4th round. Listed at 348 pounds. How much do you weigh, prettydarkhorse?
Some of the other Steelers might be a little concerned about him and Big Snack (Casey Hampton) eating all the food at training camp. And him and Troy Polamalu drinking all the pineapple juice.
And we got Chris Rainey, RB, Florida, in the fifth round. He's a real quick guy who probably be returning kicks for the Steelers, among other things. We gave up our pick in the 6th round to move up and take Ta'amu, and we took 4 players in the 7th round.
I'll be providing a more detailed analysis of the Steeler draft as a comment on my hub soon.
after I eat, I weigh 102 lbs. and I eat a lot. We need somebody like Mean Joe Green!!
Good drafts so far, Go Steelers!
We got somebody meaner than Mean Joe Greene. Actually, Mean Joe got his nickname from his college team the U. of North Texas "Mean Green."
Our first draft pick David DeCastro has the reputation of being real mean and nasty. How mean and nasty is he? Well, Andrew Luck (overall top pick in this draft and DeCastro's roommate at Stanford) tells a story about when DeCastro once ate a rat on a bet.
DeCastro came to Pittsburgh right after he was drafted Thursday night and met with everybody. Coach Mike Tomlin told our new offensive coordinator Todd Haley that DeCastro is so mean and nasty that he eats rats. Haley replied, "So does my wife."
This is a true story. In 2006 Todd Haley sued McDonalds for $1.7 million dollars because his wife found a dead rat in her salad after beginning to eat. The case was settled confidentially out of court. Really. Google it.
Yeah, DeCastro will be eating some Ratbirds (Ravens) soon.
Hey prettydarkhorse, I just posted an analysis of our 2nd round pick, Mike Adams, over on my hub.
Now this guy Mike Adams is more interested in tats than rats. He was involved in that Tatto-gate fiasco at Ohio State where players got tats at a local parlor in exchange for autographs. Yeah, he got in trouble for smoking dope too. He tested positive for marijuana at the Combine. What a dope. But he did visit the Steelers prior to the draft and said he would delay taking his signing bonus for a year until he proved himself worthy of wearing the black and gold.
So we'll see.
I can't wait until football starts!
Bad behavior in the past, hmmmm but I don't think Steelers org will condone his acts if he misbehaves. Look at what happened to Holmes!
I give it up to the Steelers, they are a class "A" organization. Ownership, front office, administration, coaches, players, ect, they do it all like pros. This is exactly why they challenge for a Superbowl every year.
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