Re: Why does everybody underrate the Hated Steelers?
posted at 2/7/2011 1:06 PM EST
In Response to Why does everybody underrate the Hated Steelers?
[QUOTE]The reality is == The Patriots are not there yet. They need more play makers especially on defense. They need leadership on Defense. That's the reality. Brady had to play like god this year. If he has one mediocre day they are screwed. The Jets have equal or better talent than the Patriots except at QB. Sanchez is 4 - 2 Brady is 0 -3. I predicted the Packers (yes it's true at the start of the playoffs) yet the Steelers are coming on strong and GB lost 2 DBs. Don't under estimate Big Ben. They have RESTOCKED through the Draft a heckuva lot better than the Patriots. I cannont believe I am saying these things.
Posted by Benkarkis[/QUOTE]
The Steelers have restocked better? You sure about that?
Reacquiring Foote and McFadden from their 2005 title team and trying to recapture the personnel who are familiar with the system isn't really screaming out as "drafting well/better than the Patriots".
Timmons, Polamalu, Ziggy Hood, etc, are nice picks on D.
What about NE drafting Mayo and McCourty as cornerstones? Merriweather is a solid player, certainly as good as Ryan Clark.
Maybe Chung can be All Pro next year and be a Polamalu type?
Offense? Mike Wallace and Pouncey? Ok.
I think Vollmer, the two TEs here in NE, bringing in BJGE, picking up Woodhead (NE liked him coming out of college just as they liked BJGE enough to bring him in to the mix), etc are good counter examples to that.
Pitt is a quality organization, but not better than NE.
The base formulas are similar, but there is no way to say Pitt is superior to NE.
I think Pitt as at the point where NE was in 2007, actually.