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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:45 pm 
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WHY DID THEY DRAFT A LONGSNAPPER?!?!


Yes, because surely Holba would have been snapped up before the end of the draft.

Just curious how many other teams used a draft choice on a long snapper this year.


Just a few drafts past Pats spent a 5th rounder on a long snapper.

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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:46 pm 
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Could it be that the Steelers knew Warren was done...and felt signing him as an UFA was a risky proposition so they decided to take a guy they saw as the best available LS?


Yeah I'm fine with the pick. If they want to use a 6th rounder on a guy who will be there for the next 12 years or so, fine by me.

My original beef with it was if they kept Warren over him, it'd be a complete waste of a pick.


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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:03 pm 
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My original beef with it was if they kept Warren over him, it'd be a complete waste of a pick.
Seriously. Did you actually think anybody in their sane mind would take draft pick for shits and giggles? Did anyone actually think the steelers organization would be that stupid?

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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 2:07 pm 
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The Steelers Mgmt are a bunch of idiots....that's why we never field a competitive team.

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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:19 pm 
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Laying the Wood wrote:
BarryFoster wrote:
Could it be that the Steelers knew Warren was done...and felt signing him as an UFA was a risky proposition so they decided to take a guy they saw as the best available LS?


Could be.


Did they have the same feeling about Ladarius Green?

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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:35 pm 
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Steel Mike wrote:
My original beef with it was if they kept Warren over him, it'd be a complete waste of a pick.
Seriously. Did you actually think anybody in their sane mind would take draft pick for shits and giggles? Did anyone actually think the steelers organization would be that stupid?


I have my doubts.


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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:16 pm 
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steelclan wrote:
Obviously wrote:
Laying the Wood wrote:
WHY DID THEY DRAFT A LONGSNAPPER?!?!


Yes, because surely Holba would have been snapped up before the end of the draft.

Just curious how many other teams used a draft choice on a long snapper this year.


Just a few drafts past Pats spent a 5th rounder on a long snapper.

5 long snappers drafted in last 10 years.
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1 each in last 3 drafts.

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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:31 pm 
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So fairly rare then. Most teams obtain their long snapper through other means. What I thought.

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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
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http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2015/12/15/ ... ble-player

See also: LaDarius Green post.


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 Post subject: Re: Greg Warren Released
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:55 pm 
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Laying the Wood wrote:
http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2015/12/15/10054476/nfl-long-snappers-the-most-secretly-irreplaceable-player

See also: LaDarius Green post.


A blog by someone named Rodger Sherman on SBNation is justification for burning a draft choice on a long snapper. Yeah, sure.

Tell me, which round did the Steelers draft Greg Warren?

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