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Roethlisberger: "please get me a big target"

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    I don't think the Steelers would be any better with the addition of Matt Jones.
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    If he was smart he'd ask for a right tackle.
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    If he were smart he'd ask for a secondary.
    He is right though - The Steelers receivers are average at best. save for maybe Heath Miller.
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    Hines is still the man. Santonio is up and coming. Nate Washington is average but paid the league minimum. Ben could use another big target.
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    He doesn't have to ask. The entire town and local media is beating that drum hard enough.
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    why didn't they keep Plax...he was tall and seemed to hook up with Ben quite often.
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    They should try to get a center from the non-turnstile category while they're at it.

    I honestly felt this year that with a decent OL, the Steelers were a top-3 team, all the other pieces were in place.
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    O Line was the clear weakness from game 1.
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    Ben wanted to keep Plax. At the time, both Plax and Hines were up for contract extensions. The team could only afford to keep one of the two. Hines was a fan favorite and much mmore of a team guy. Plaxico used to routinely show up late for everything and had some sketchy issues off the field. The coaches didn't liek his attitude, so they decided Hines was the guy they would spend money on and let Plax go. They didn't even make Plax an offer when he was up. Plus they got a 3rd compensatory pick for losing him. Hines is a much better influence on our young receivers now.
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    And some depth on defense. Their backups were clearly a couple notches down from the starters.
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    In particular, the depth was poor on the defensive line. We actually had decent depth at LB, but had no injuries. Also, had OK depth in the secondary. Had soem injuries at corner but those went unnoticed for the most part. Th loss of Ryan Clark at safety was thought to be no big deal at the time as Anthony Smith is/was an up and comer. That said, Tony Smith needs to mature. The depth was there, but he just didn't perform. Look for Pittsburgh to draft a 3-4 DE on day 1 to sure up the depth there. Aaron Smith is one of the most under-rated D linemen in the NFL. He is a total stud against the run. His loss devastated our run defense. In addition, Casey Hampton is no longer a freak of nature in the middle. He has been reduced to being a human being who is really good still.
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