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Is there still a position on the team you feel still needs to be addressed?


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#1 OLD SCHOOL SMASH BALL

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:58 PM

Looking at our secondary, I am hoping we can find some db's to strengthen this area with guys we have. There was some talk of a db from Nebraska that went undrafted Ciante Evans on the Steelers boards, dont know much about hin.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:09 PM

I would say CB and RT. I think we will pounce on roster cuts.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:16 PM

CB, RT, and def QB
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:20 PM

Mildly concerned about right tackle and more concerned about nickelback. 


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 06:49 PM

I'd say

 

- Nickleback. Maybe a long rangy CB with long arm to go with Jimmy Smith on the outside with Webb in the slot.

- Veteran RT if Wagner or any other on our roster seems starting caliber

- Maybe some inside LB depth we'll see how it goes with the UDFA. Smith, Mosley, Brown are a lock but no depth behind

- maybe a veteran safety who gets cut... we'll see but I'd go with Brooks and Elam tbh


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:13 PM

Most concerning position for me is that 3rd CB spot. I really hope we sign a veteran, to at least compete with Jackson/Brown before the season starts.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:00 PM

At this point, nope! 


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:01 PM

CB, RT


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:28 PM

I'm very okay with right tackle right now. I was concerned immediately after the draft, however once I saw we got James Hurst, I felt much better about it. I liked him in college, and he should have been a 1st-3rd round pick if it weren't for his broken leg. Quite frankly, I feel okay with him potentially being our next gem of an undrafted free agent and locking down that open tackle position. Not many people can say they held Clowney without a sack in college, but Hurst did.

 

The only position I'd be worried about is corner depth. I'm truly hoping Patterson and Seamster pan out. They looked quite solid in college, but we'll have to see how they translate to the pros. If they turn the corner well, we could have a nice, young secondary. 

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:56 PM

You guys are on the same page as I am. I am feeling ok about the Oline. RB is however another major concern I have. I remember Terry Allen filling in for Jamal back in the day. RB is a big question mark.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:16 PM

Yeah.
The RB position has me nervous too.
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:21 PM

Until the final cuts are made, I'm all right with where we are, save for the RB position.  There are just too many questions waiting to be answered when it comes to Rice.  If Pierce would have had a tremendous 2013, we wouldn't be having this conversation.  However, with Kubiak and the O-Line patches, I think the run game could be fairly decent if we need to rely on Pierce for the better part of the season.  Just need to keep him healthy.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:07 PM

Talafiaro sucks imo, so RB


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:12 PM

RB maybe. I agree with everyone else so far. I see us getting a free agent before Pre-Season.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:23 PM

As strange as it sounds, we could definately use a solid backup for our OLB's. behind Suggs and Doom are not much and they are over 30 so we could surely benefit from young blood to back them up.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:36 PM

Talafiaro sucks imo, so RB

Why do you say he sucks? 


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:39 PM

Why do you say he sucks?

He's slow and heavy footed with piss poor vision. Great pass protector and good receiver, but I don't think he's a full year starter
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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:44 PM

He's slow and heavy footed with piss poor vision. Great pass protector and good receiver, but I don't think he's a full year starter

I'm mainly expecting him (at least for his first season) as a guy that can get those 2 to 3 yards that matter the most... aka the goal line/third down situations.  I'll never expect him to be a Matt Forte kind of guy, but just a short yardage bruiser.  We really could have used a guy like that last year.  


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:44 PM

He's slow and heavy footed with piss poor vision. Great pass protector and good receiver, but I don't think he's a full year starter

 

I see where those criticisms come from, but I disagree with them. From the little bit of film there is available, it's evident that his offensive line was less than stellar. A bad oline not making holes would certainly make a back look slow and heavy footed with bad vision, right? Just ask Rice... But when he has a hole, he hits it hard.

 

Watch this and tell me he's slow footed at 3:35

 

Moreover, he's got a 6.88 3 cone which is pretty darn impressive for a 230 pound back. To put that into perspective, Rice ran a 6.65 3 cone at 195.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:48 PM

Here's a direct quote from the 2004 Denver Broncos playbook (for which Kubiak was the OC).

 

 

Running backs:

1. Finish every play full speed with/without the ball. (Runs & receptions 40 yards downfield) (Blocking & fakes).

 

2. Omit fumbles - protect the ball (Squeeze ball/pressure points).

 

3. Blocking is a must! (Run & pass) (Attack & strike)

 

4. No negative yards - get ball up field in a hurry - (You get one cut).

 

5. Stay in bounds - Bronco RB's don't run out of bounds!!! (Attack & strike defenders)

 

The things Taliaferro has been praised for are his pass protection and his ability to keep working after contact. Personally I also like how quickly he picks his holes as well - even if he doesn't make the right choice. Just looking at those five points Kubiak chose to emphasise suggests Taliaferro was a guy we really wanted as a system fit.

 

As for the positions of need, I'm content with everything except CB. We need a solid nickel guy (though I do think either Chykie or Asa will make the spot their own) and injury cover.

 

I'm more confident than most here seem to be that between Wagner, Hurst and KO we'll be fine at RT. And I've said my piece on RB.


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