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 Post subject: 2018 Reset Button
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:09 pm 
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I seriously wished one these existed. This whole season has just been a shit show from the offseason, to the in season Bell drama, and some of the inexcusable mistakes this team has made in key moments. Knowing what some of us foresaw coming this is how my offseason would have gone:

Free Agency:

1. Let Bell go. It wasn’t super obvious, but the tension started to boil over. After seeing it unfold, the Steelers needed to let him walk or transition tag him this year to be able at least match whatever offer came along.

2. Sign Demario Davis instead of Jon Bostic. Davis has bounced around the league like Bostic but Davis is faster and flat out better. Would have cost more but we wouldn’t have been paying Bell any money either so it would have been there.

3. Still sign Morgan Burnett. Burnett’s injuries robbed him of valuable practice/playing time this year. While I don’t think he’s the long term answer he still fit what Pittsburgh was looking for this offseason.

4. Still sign all the low ball contracts given to Justin Hunter, Dan McCullers, Stevan Ridley, and Fitzgerald Touissant. None of them are getting paid much.

5. Still trade for Ryan Switzer. The guy has made some big plays for us this year.

6. Deal Artie Burns for a draft pick. Guy has been a huge disappointment.

2018 Redraft:

1.28- Darius Leonard LB South Carolina State
Consensus Defensive Rookie if the Year if you ask most people. People were worried about this kids size but he has been a human missile for Indianapolis this year, one of the big reasons for their resurgence on defense.

2.60- Justin Reid FS Stanford
I haven’t watched Houston play much but he can’t be worse than Terrell Edmunds has been this year.

3.76- Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma State
While he hasn’t done much this year, I still think that this pick presents too much potential to sacrifice. We all know Josh Dobbs isn’t the answer and this kid has some promise.

3.92- Chuks Okorafor OT Western Michigan
Another pick I am good with. He played great in Denver has the tools to develop into a really good RT. Gilbert is injured every year too so getting a quality backup/future starter is important.

5.148- Tim Settle DT Virginia Tech
Of course the Dan McCullers experiment failed again. I mean, did anyone really think he turned the corner? This kid, of the few times I have seen the Redskins play this year, has been a wrecking ball in the middle of the defense. Our run defense isn’t what it used to be and this kid would have been able to give our starters some rest.

5.165- JK Scott P Alabama
The fact that Jordan Berry is still punting for the Steelers after how well Matt Wile did in training camp is appalling. Berry is always good for some miss hits, at least this young guy has potential to be one the of the better punters in the league.

7.246- Phillip Lindsay RB Colorado
Boy this kid would have really put some speed into our backfield we haven’t seen since Willie Parker. He’s been super impressive and one of the reasons the Broncos are competitive this season. Our rookie class right now doesn’t look good at all right now, the only guys who have shown promise this season are Chuks Okorafor and Jaylen Samuels.

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