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« on: Sep 01, 2007 at 21:52 »

I just heard we dealt a late round pick to Atlanta for Alan Rossum, anyone else hear this?
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 01, 2007 at 22:31 »

Yep, It's true.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 01, 2007 at 22:46 »

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Yep, It's true.
Cool, I like the move, Rossum always seem to take 1 back every year and has game changing speed, hmmm I like the move anyone eles?
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 02, 2007 at 00:03 »

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp...john&id=3001363

The Steelers traded for cornerback Allen Rossum for help on their return game. Rossum has the ability to fill in a quarterback, as well. Pittsburgh only had to give up a conditional seventh-round choice, so if the Steelers don't like what they see, they could cut him before the end of the week and save the pick.

He can fill in at QB as well aye?  I wonder if we keep him if BSP is gone?

Sounds like a good guy to take a flyer on and test him for a week.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 02, 2007 at 03:18 »

SINGE AILING POSSUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

(ASIDE: Coincidentally, I'm listening to the old Toadies song "Possum Kingdom" on a radio stream as I type this up.)
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 02, 2007 at 04:29 »

I like the move.  Rossum, even at 32, still has some juice, and gives us a stable "right now" guy.  And we keep our return guy of tomorrow, Willie Reid, and build him up.  Rossum could still play some nickel, too.

Too bad for Goo, who worked hard this camp.  He was never the future at LB, though.

Surprised we cut Philip, finally.  I thought he had stuck; then saw he and Okobi were both gone.  Is our OC depth really Mahan and Stapleton?  That's a HUGE vote of confidence then for Stapleton.
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 02, 2007 at 08:44 »

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Surprised we cut Philip, finally.  I thought he had stuck; then saw he and Okobi were both gone.  Is our OC depth really Mahan and Stapleton?  That's a HUGE vote of confidence then for Stapleton.
Or just a show of major disappointment with Chucky and Marvin...
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 02, 2007 at 11:17 »

I like the Rossom move too.   The FO might have allowed the Steelers to win another game or two this year by making the trade happen.  I'm sure Reid would have put the ball on the turf a couple times this year.
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 02, 2007 at 14:54 »

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Surprised we cut Philip, finally.  I thought he had stuck; then saw he and Okobi were both gone.  Is our OC depth really Mahan and Stapleton?  That's a HUGE vote of confidence then for Stapleton.
Or just a show of major disappointment with Chucky and Marvin...
The dollars were a factor in the Chucky situation.
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 04, 2007 at 08:42 »

This was a decent move, but there were some WR/return men that got cut (Hakim, Caldwell, Bloom) that we could have looked at.  Still, having someone back there that can field the ball is a great relief.
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 04, 2007 at 09:18 »

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This was a decent move, but there were some WR/return men that got cut (Hakim, Caldwell, Bloom) that we could have looked at.  Still, having someone back there that can field the ball is a great relief.
True, but Hakim and Caldwell were cut after the trade, if I am correct.  So we targeted Rossum as a guy we wanted, rather than picking through guys we didn't.  Bloom has shown less than Willie Reid.
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 04, 2007 at 09:53 »

They've got so much confidence in Reid, they traded for a guy that will probably only see the field as a return man.

Still think that keeping Reid over Young was a bad move.
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 04, 2007 at 10:00 »

I'd like to think Reid is the future.  I don't know Rossum's contract situation, but perhaps this is just a one year deal so Reid gets more acclamated to the NFL.
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« Reply #13 on: Sep 04, 2007 at 11:59 »

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They've got so much confidence in Reid, they traded for a guy that will probably only see the field as a return man.

Still think that keeping Reid over Young was a bad move.
Who signed Young, BTW?

 
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« Reply #14 on: Sep 04, 2007 at 15:20 »

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Still think that keeping Reid over Young was a bad move.

I believe Reid has a bigger upside as a WR with the type of offense that the steelers will employ this year.  Quick high % passes less than 10 yards greatly plays to Reid's skill set more so than Young.

then add in the return abilities, that put Reid over the top.



 
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« Reply #15 on: Sep 04, 2007 at 15:38 »

I like Caldwell a lot, so I guess I'm a little biased.  He played well for the Pats last year and he'd come in real cheap.  I would much rather have him than Rossum, but I believe he was injured for some of the preseason.  I guess my point was that we could have waited a day or two and had our pick of a few guys.  Not really a big deal because as long as our returner can catch the ball, I'm happy.

You're right, Finny, Bloom stinks.  I was just using him as an example.  Maybe he can join the professional skiing tour.
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