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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:47 pm 
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Several things....

That fifth metatarsal injury takes a while to completely heal from and sounds like he had some complications during recovery. Injury occurred during the Aug. '16 joint practice with us and Lions, so KC and Tomlin have had an extended look at him. Jim Caldwell was his coach and he and Tomlin are like brothers, so I'm sure Tomlin and KC - with his Detroit connection - has plenty of intel on the player.

Bostic is also very familiar with playing in the 3-4, and our scheme particularly. When healthy, he's a very good, safe fit. Add in the fact that he's cheap, and he ticks off all of the boxes our FO is looking for.

There's always many more pieces to the puzzle than most fans even realize.


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:01 pm 
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The Steelers were always going to sign a starting caliber ILB in free agency. Bostic fills that.
The Steelers are going to sign a starting caliber S in FA, even if it is Mike Mitchell.
The Steelers will draft an ILB and S early to compete for those jobs.
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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:02 pm 
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It a good pickup considering who was still left out there. Now if Rudolph drops to 28 we can now draft him


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:21 pm 
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steelmann58 wrote:
It a good pickup considering who was still left out there. Now if Rudolph drops to 28 we can now draft him

Sorry... but no offense to Jim Wexell or to you— but that’s the stupidest idea of all time... and I kind of like Rudolph. That is a break not only my TV but several other home furnishings kind of a pick.

I would rather draft a TE or a Guard or a WR or Nose Tackle, because they would do more for our chances of winning a Super Bowl.

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:06 pm 
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
steelmann58 wrote:
It a good pickup considering who was still left out there. Now if Rudolph drops to 28 we can now draft him

Sorry... but no offense to Jim Wexell or to you— but that’s the stupidest idea of all time... and I kind of like Rudolph. That is a break not only my TV but several other home furnishings kind of a pick.

I would rather draft a TE or a Guard or a WR or Nose Tackle, because they would do more for our chances of winning a Super Bowl.




if we draft mason motherf*****ing rudolph at #28, i will lose my shit.


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:20 pm 
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steelmann58 wrote:
It a good pickup considering who was still left out there. Now if Rudolph drops to 28 we can now draft him


This blows my mind. Why would you want to draft someone(in round 1) that will not see the field for two years when you have about a 2 year window with a Super Bowl caliber team?

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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
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Just throwing out a name in case their picks are gone. I would look at Warner in round 2 and look for the Steelers to add a FA Safety next and take a safety in round 1


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:11 pm 
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My pick in the 1st if it isnt a safety or ilb is CB Jaire Alexander.
I like Rudolph, if he would be there in the 2nd I'd like the pick.


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:23 pm 
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I am curious to see if the Steelers have any visits lined up this week


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 Post subject: Re: Steelers signing LB Jon Bostic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:33 pm 
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This may not be a bad signing. Like many of you I question the fact that he is working on his 5th team now. But this is really a classic Colbert free agent signing.

Former high draft pick? Check, 2nd rounder by Chicago.

Former Detroit Lion? Check.

Has experience starting? Check. 32 games even with all of the downtime to injuries.

Affordable? Check. There has been some crazy money given out to ILBs this offseason but I imagine we might have given him a 2 year, $6 million deal like the one we gave Tyson Alualu. Art Moats was signed for 3 years and $7.5 million. I think that $2.5-3 million per season average is what Bostic will see.

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