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but u also gotta relize is that starks is HUGE
hes is 6-8 like 350
but he also has trouble against speed rushers
for example derrick burgess who scorched him for 2 or 3 sacks
i mean as a steeler fan i wont argue with us movin up to get gaines or whoever but starks isnt all that good
The talk about the Briggs trade was broken by Adam Schefter, who personally spoke to both Rosenhaus and Daniel Snyder. While I actually like PFT, and can appreciate it for what it is (not to mention they know more about football than most "real" media) that's not the best example.
That's just idiotic. Of course it's only a rumour... that's why it's called a rumour mill.
Not to mention, they are usually on the money regarding their rumours. This may not go down, but I'd bet my bottom dollar that conversations regarding this trade have taken place.
A week ago they said there was talk about a Lance briggs/redskins trade, and what do you know, the bears will get back to the skins on monday.
People should pipe-down regarding a great football site.
The problem with PFT is it's half blog, half rumor site. When you're putting yourself out there like Florio does, you're going to put off some readers. It's the reason I don't go there - I don't feel like reading "rumors" from a guy who has clear biases and often says moronic things. It's different here in a forum where you can reply. It's like Merril Hoge - he may know his stuff but I can't stand watching people who I think are moronic.
You don't see the ESPN etc rumor reporters meddle with opinion. PFT would be a much better site if it was done in a more professional manner - post the rumors, and leave it at that. That's just my opinion anyway - there's no way his twist on things attracts more people than it sends away, and for a guy who approaches websites with commercial gain, you'd think he'd understand this.
Eh ... I wouldn't be surprised if talks happened ... but the only reason Max Starks would be worth a late first is due to his tender ... that said ... Grimm's usually got a solid eye for the OL, and maybe there's something about Max Starks that we don't know ... or maybe, they simply feel that Starks will be better than Brown/Staley ... but overall talent, no, I wouldn't think Starks would be a first outside above of the above variables.
It does, though, to an extent, make sense for the Cardinals, if they like Starks that much. At 15, they could go a number of directions, ranging from LB, to an edge type talent, and heck, if they wanted, they would have the freedom to go a young RB if they so desired, as they'd still have their day 1 picks to address all their needs.
Didn't Starks get abused in that one game where the Steelers gave up 9 sacks against the Ravens?
the gave up 5 more sacks in the 2nd Ravens game as well... so someone had to have been getting worked.
The #1 Defense in the NFL just abused them in both games! Actually it was just a combination of bad pass blocking and great defensive scheming by Rex Ryan. Such as the monster hit on Big Ben by Bart Scott, that was both the breakdown in pass protection and great scheming because Scott was untouched coming on an overload blitz.
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Originally posted by Job
On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.
So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!
I would seriously doubt the Cardinals are actually entertaining this idea. The only way I could see a trade like this happening is if Pitt threw in another pick, maybe their 3rd. If this rumor is actually true then that would lead me to believe that Grimm knows something about Starks that we don't.
As a Cardinals fan I'd be very much against this, so I hope there is little truth in this.
Under Green, our Oline always was big but too slow and lacked footwork and Starks would do nothing to break that unsuccessful mould. In fact we might as well have resigned Davis or promote another former Steeler, Ross. If not wanting him isn't enough, there is no way his value matches what should be a early 2nd rounder at the very least. I haven't been overly estatic about this offseason so far, and to me this seems like a blunder.
I'm hopefull that:
1. This doesn't happen.
or 2. I'm wrong about this and it works out well.
Originally posted by nobodyinparticular
#1--Russell I can't be too disappointed in this pick because he is, realistically, a huge upgrade (in the same way that the Great Wall of China would be a huge upgrade over the fence in my backyard) over Andrew Walter.
It's a lie someone started because they felt like it and has no crediblity at all. Now if they said they were gonna trade Faneca or something to swap I might believe it, but Starks is not worth moving up 10 spots