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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:48 pm 
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Stosh-67 wrote:
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The following was written by a sports columnist and appeared in the Jan. 30, 1974 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette following the first five rounds of the 1974 NFL Draft, after the Steelers had picked Swann, Lambert, Stallworth, cornerback Jimmy Allen, and Webster:

“The Steelers seem to have come out of the first five rounds of the draft appreciably strengthened at wide receiver but nowhere else. They didn’t get a tight end, and the ones remaining are more suspect than prospect. They didn’t get a punter, although none of the nation’s best collegiate punters went in the first five rounds. They didn’t get an offensive tackle who might’ve shored up what could well become a weakness. What they did get was Swann, who seems to be a sure-pop to help; Lambert, who figures to be the No. 5 linebacker if he pans out; and three question marks.”


http://www.steelers.com/news/asked-and-answered/article-4/Asked-and-Answered-May-3/3a9baa8e-23ea-4980-ba5e-8900bfd87b51

lol.
Nice find Havoc.


For your amusement, Stosh :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:18 pm 
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Lambert, who figures to be the No. 5 linebacker if he pans out;


:lol: :lol:

Yet another reason to not listen to sports writers or draft “experts”.


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 5:02 pm 
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Lambert, who figures to be the No. 5 linebacker if he pans out;


:lol: :lol:

Yet another reason to not listen to sports writers or draft “experts”.


That's rich.


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 6:52 pm 
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To what are you referring to?


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:06 pm 
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Lambert as a 5th LB.


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:20 pm 
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Thought maybe it was in response to my comment which confused me a bit. All good.

I liked the “if he pans out at all part”...


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
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955876 wrote:
Thought maybe it was in response to my comment which confused me a bit. All good.

I liked the “if he pans out at all part”...

Well...in defense of the old draft gurus, Lambert did have a serious wrist circumference deficiency.

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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:50 pm 
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Ice wrote:
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Lambert, who figures to be the No. 5 linebacker if he pans out;


:lol: :lol:

Yet another reason to not listen to sports writers or draft “experts”.


That's rich.


Well of course my namesake was considered by most to be too small and frail to play the position. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:42 pm 
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There is a bit too small for the position small (Lambert) and then there is too small to play in the NFL small (Wee Bitty Dri)...

And to be fair to Jack, or ummm Mr. Lambert, he really wasn’t small. Just had some skinny ass legs for an NFL linebacker.

Dude was the kind of player that could transcend eras. No doubt if you plucked him from the 70s and dropped him into today he would still be a top LB.


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 Post subject: Re: The Grades are already coming out...
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:00 pm 
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Draft expertise isn't earned. It is given based on perception. Imagine draft "gurus" slamming 2003 pick of one Troy P. After one year they would've down a follow-up story to back up how "right" they were. Many on this board would've nodded "sagely." Then that fucking play v Bengals when he ran Carson Palmer over. We all knew Troy was special, really fucking special. Meanwhile? No one draft "expert" had to answer for shit.


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