Ed Bouchette's Steelers chat
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Ed Bouchette
2:15
No
DCM
2:15
I like Josh Dobbs just fine. Smart kid, has mobility, leader, chance to be good backup or potential starter. However, this was supposed to be the best TE draft class in last 10-15 years. TE still on board at Dobb's pick - Butt, Leggett, Kittle, Sprinkle & Saubert & Hodges. Mistake??
Ed Bouchette
2:16
We will know in three years or so. Why is everyone so fascinated with tight end?
JerseySteel
2:16
Hi Ed - have you been able to obtain any quality explanation from Steelers sources about why they used a draft pick on a LS? It would seem about as useful as using a 6th round pick on a water boy.
Ed Bouchette
2:17
Except that water boy isn't going to affect the outcome of a field goal try or a punt. Maybe they just feel Warren is at the end and you need a good long snapper. They can find the water boys in the family.
mockingbird
2:17
if they spent a second rounder on WR.. is it because they really liked the receiver or because they really were not satisfied with what they have
Ed Bouchette
2:18
Both I would think
Geoff from Canada
2:18
Ed, in your estimation, now that draft has wrapped for another year, in what positions do the Steelers remain vulnerable? Did they do enough to address the defensive deficiencies that were clearly exposed in the AFC Championship game?
Ed Bouchette
2:19
They still need a good cornerback, unless one of the rookies develops quickly or UFA Sensabaugh is good enough
Bob
2:20
Ed, are the rookies taking part in phase 2 now or do they have to wait for rookie mini-camp?
Ed Bouchette
2:20
They can take part now
Frank Vicchy
2:20
Hi Mr. Bouchette, Who among the undrafted free agents presents the most opportunity for making the Steeler's practice squad, in your opinion? Each season usually presents a surprise with this group. We really enjoy your weekly chats. Thank you.
Ed Bouchette
2:21
I may be biased but I think the guard from IUP, Ethan Cooper. He's the only rookie offensive lineman
Guest
2:21
How raw is the CB Allen? Can he contribute much this season you think?
Ed Bouchette
2:22
I don't see him contributing much, no. He'll be lucky to make the team, maybe a practice squader
Steelpower7
2:22
Hey Ed, are the Steelers unsure about MB with the JuJu pick or are they wanting to take more focus off AB? The AFC tile game AB was almost invisible.
Ed Bouchette
2:22
The Steelers need a reliable No. 2 to pair with Antonio Brown and slot man Eli Rogers. So far, they have not had that.
Guest
2:22
Josh Dobbs - isn't he just Omar Jacobs 2.0?
Ed Bouchette
2:23
Let's give the kid a chance before you eliminate him before rookie minicamp
Guest
2:24
Hi, Ed. The PG used to post the conference calls with the reporters and the drafted players recorded shortly after they are picked. Does the paper still do that? I couldn't find it on the website. I used to love those recordings. Thanks!
Ed Bouchette
2:24
I am not aware they did that in the past.
Jerry in KC
2:24
Who is the odd men/man out at WR with the addition of JuJu? Brown, Bryant, Rogers, JuJu are locks. Who goes between DHB, Coates, Ayers, Hunter, Hamilton
Ed Bouchette
2:25
That is why they will have training camp and a preseason. Those questions can't be answered until then. I would bet they keep 6
Steelpower7
2:25
Is the Steelers formula for winning Super Bowls beginning to need tweaking to keep up with the Patriots? Such as Free agency acquisitions, draft strategies, etc.
Ed Bouchette
2:26
The entire NFL is trying to keep up with the Patriots, especially the AFC.
Bishkek Steeler
2:26
The Steelers picked up Mettenberger as an emergency move but don't even give him a training camp opportunity? Are we to believe that he would have gone into a game last year if needed ,and if not why pick him up?
Ed Bouchette
2:26
Because Bruce Gradkowski was injured in training camp and they believed he was the best available to be No. 3 at the time. He no longer fits
Drew
2:27
Still a little confused by the selection of the QB and LS on day 3 of the draft. Wouldn't they have been better off selecting another LB and CB? With the theory the more you have the better chance you have of finding one that can contribute.
Ed Bouchette
2:28
Maybe, but they wanted another QB to compete behind Ben
KJ
2:29
When is rookie orientation and mini camp (football in shorts)?
Ed Bouchette
2:29
One week from Friday/Saturday/Sunday
Smitty
2:29
Do you think Steelers will ever make amends with Polamalu and maybe even honor him this season?
Ed Bouchette
2:29
Perhaps it should be the other way around.
2:30
Thanks for another great chat. See you next Tuesday.
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