Bryan: 2017 Steelers 53-Man Roster Prediction: Post First Preseason Game Edition

The Pittsburgh Steelers played their first preseason game of 2017 Friday night and that gave me a chance to finally get a good look at several new players. With that first preseason game now behind us, it’s time for me to update my 53-man roster prediction.

Moving forward from here, I will post a new 53-man prediction following each and every Steelers preseason game just as I do every year.

As usual, I invite all readers to add their own 53-man roster predictions in the comments below. At the very least, let me know which players on my list that you think won’t ultimately make the final 53 and why.

Offense (24)

Quarterbacks (3)Ben Roethlisberger, Landry Jones, Joshua Dobbs

Analysis: Nothing new to see here and it will remain that way as long as all three are healthy come Week 1. One would think Jones should be back from his abdominal strain soon.

Running Backs (3)Le’Veon Bell, Knile Davis, James Conner

Analysis: Conner figures to be back at full capacity this week. As for the battle between Davis and Fitzgerald Toussaint, while I’m rooting for the latter, I have no reason to predict him over Davis just yet. Both looked fine in pass protection Friday night but kind of pedestrian running the football. Could Terrell Watson wind up jumping both of them?

Fullbacks (1)Roosevelt Nix

Analysis: Nix played very few snaps Friday night and that was to be expected. Here’s to him doing the same the rest of the preseason as the Steelers need him fresh and healthy come Week 1.

Wide Receivers (6)Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Eli Rogers, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Sammie CoatesJustin Hunter

Analysis: Neither Coates (PUP) nor Hunter (undisclosed) played in the preseason opener. The same goes for Demarcus Ayers. The six players above are the same six I had in my last prediction and I’ll stick with them this week. Cobi Hamilton had two big catches Friday night and a special teams tackle but with that said, I still have him on the outside and looking in along with Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Tight Ends (3)Jesse James, David Johnson, Xavier Grimble

Analysis: These are the same three I had last go-around and I’m sticking with them for obvious reasons. Johnson had a nice showing Friday night as a blocker and that wasn’t surprising. Newcomer Jake McGee needs a lot of help and could ultimately wind up on the practice squad.

Offensive Linemen (8)Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro, Ramon Foster, Marcus Gilbert, Alejandro Villanueva, B.J. Finney, Chris Hubbard, Jerald Hawkins

Analysis: Hawkins had a poor showing Friday night and hopefully he improves moving forward into the preseason. Matt Feiler appeared to have a good showing and his position flexibility is intriguing. He seems like a good practice squad candidate.

Defense (26)

Defensive Linemen (6)Cameron Heyward, Stephon Tuitt, Javon Hargrave, Tyson Alualu, L.T. Walton, Johnny Maxey

Analysis: I’m officially pulling the plug on Daniel McCullers now and replacing him with Maxey. If Walton stays healthy he should be the backup nose tackle and fourth defensive end. Maxey would be the fifth end and a weekly inactive candidate.

Inside Linebackers (5)Ryan Shazier, Vince Williams, Steven Johnson, Tyler Matakevich, L.J. Fort

Analysis: Will they keep four or five inside linebackers? Johnson and Fort are still worth keeping right now in my eyes.

Outside Linebackers (5)Bud Dupree, James Harrison, T.J. Watt, Anthony Chickillo, Arthur Moats

Analysis: Until rookie draft pick Keion Adams plays, I have to give Moats the nod over him. I’m not going to knock Moats for him getting three sacks and interception Friday night against JV players. He did what he is expected to do. Too bad that wasn’t Chickillo that put together that Friday night showing. Here’s to hoping he plays in the second preseason game and excels.

Cornerbacks (6) –  Artie Burns, Ross Cockrell, Coty Sensabaugh, Cameron Sutton, William Gay, Mike Hilton

Analysis: Hilton’s Friday night showing matched his training camp hype and if it continues, he’ll be tough to keep off the roster. I’m sending rookie draft pick Brian Allen to the practice squad this time.

Safeties (4)Mike Mitchell, Sean Davis, Robert Golden, Jordan Dangerfield

Analysis: It’s easy for me to pick these four now after Daimion Stafford abruptly decided to retire at the start of training camp. Jacob Hagen had a decent showing Friday night and would likely benefit greatly from an injury moving forward.

Specialists (3)

Kicker (1)Chris Boswell

Analysis: Barring an injury, Boswell is a lock.

Punter (1)Jordan Berry

Analysis: Berry, like Boswell, is a lock as we enter training camp.

Long Snapper (1)Colin Holba

Analysis: Holba, the team’s sixth-round draft pick this year, is a lock at this point barring injury.

Final Notes: I made four changes in this latest prediction and all came on defense. Moats, Dangerfield, Maxey and Hilton were all added.

Practice Squad (10)Demarcus Ayers, Brian Mihalik, Matt Feiler, Jake McGee, Terrell Watson, Francis Kallon, Brian Allen, Jacob Hagen, Lavon Hooks, Keion Adams

Analysis: Added Feiler, McGee, Kallon, Adams and Allen this time.

Week 1 Inactives (7) – Hawkins, Dobbs, Maxey, Moats, Fort, Hunter, Sutton

Steelers 2017 53-Man Roster & 10-Man Practice Squad Prediction
Roethlisberger, BenQB
Jones, LandryQB
Dobbs, JoshuaQB
Bell, Le’VeonRB
Davis, KnileRB
Conner, JamesRB
Nix, RooseveltFB
Brown, AntonioWR
Bryant, MartavisWR
Rogers, EliWR
Smith-Schuster, JuJuWR
Coates, SammieWR
Hunter, JustinWR
James, JesseTE
Johnson, DavidTE
Grimble, XavierTE
Pouncey, MaurkiceC
Foster, RamonG
DeCastro, DavidG
Finney, B.J.C/G
Hubbard, ChrisT/G
Gilbert, MarcusT
Villanueva, AlejandroT
Hawkins, JeraldT
Heyward, CameronDE
Tuitt, StephonDE
Alualu, TysonDE
Hargrave, JavonDT
Walton, L.T.DT/DE
Maxey, JohnnyDE
Harrison, JamesOLB
Dupree, BudOLB
Watt, T.J.OLB
Chickillo, AnthonyOLB
Moats, ArthurOLB
Shazier, RyanILB
Williams, VinceILB
Johnson, StevenILB
Matakevich, TylerILB
Fort, L.J.ILB
Burns, ArtieCB
Cockrell, RossCB
Sutton, CameronCB
Sensabaugh, CotyCB
Gay, WilliamCB
Hilton, MikeCB/DB
Mitchell, MikeS
Davis, SeanS
Golden, RobertS
Dangerfield, JordanS
Boswell, ChrisK
Berry, JordanP
Holba, ColinLS
Ayers, DemarcusWR
Mihalik, BrianT
Feiler, MattG/T
McGee, JakeTE
Watson, TerrellRB
Kallon, FrancisDE
Allen, BrianCB
Hagen, JacobS
Hooks, LavonDT
Adams, KeionOLB

  • pittsburghjoe

    Nice job, Dave. I have a feeling Watson is going to make the number 3 RB position interesting. I guess ST’s will make the difference here barring an extremely strong performance. I agree with the DL, I think Maxey will beat out shade tree.

  • Alan Tman

    Everything is good except I saying Ayers or DHB stays and Allen too. Maxey and Hawkins to the Practice squad.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    To me, the two big roster debates at this point are the #3 RB and the #6 CB.

    Neither of these positions are expected to see much action this year on offensive or defensive sets, so (as Tomlin has explained on many occasions) the decision will likely come down to special teams contributions.

    In my opinion, Toussaint offers nothing as a returner. He has slow straight line speed, and is unexplosive in his cuts. Davis on the other hand is very very fast, and he shows nice burst turning the corner on run sweeps. He is a much better returner than Toussaint, so I agree with the prediction of Davis over Toussaint (for now). I haven’t seen enough from Watson yet.

    As far as CB, Hilton is strictly a slot CB. He is competing for the position occupied by Willie Gay and Senquez Golson. Sutton and Sensabaugh SHOULD be playing slot as well, but since we have no other outside options Tomlin and Lake are forced to give them snaps outside. Allen on the other hand is strictly a boundary CB.

    I mention this because the value of boundary CB is so much higher than slot CB, you’d better be a heck of a lot better on special teams to offset the value difference. I am not convinced that Hilton at 5’9″ 180 pounds, running a 4.55, is going to be a more effective NFL coverage tackler than Brian Allen at 6’3″ 215 pounds, running a 4.48. I need to watch him a little more.

  • Mark

    Maxey hasn’t done anything, as a result, I see big Dan sticking because of his ability in short yardage and goal line situations.

  • Hagen Rinde

    I really hope that Conner is the real deal. Cant stand Touissant any longer. Other than KR Davis doesn’t seem to bring much too.

  • Ace

    Who does Allen stay ahead of?

  • Ace

    Agree Davis over Toussaint. I am tired of Frenchy. He really isn’t anything close to special in any way. But I am not a real fan of Davis either. Guess he is the one that has at least showed some potential on tape. I hope they take a good look at some cuts here toward the end of the preseason.
    Good point on Allen and the boundry CB. Not a whole lot of depth there. Still like Hilton over Golson and Sutton at this point too. Healthy guy deserves to win at this point. Sutton to the PS probably won’t work out. Maybe they IR him with designate to return and see who perform better during that time frame, Allen or Hilton. Then figure out who goes and who stays.
    Don’t forget about the 6th WR debate. I like Hunter over DHB special teams be darned.

  • Ace

    Sutton is done. There is no way they keep him around. There are 5 practices left and I can’t see him coming back for more than 1 or 2 if at all. Dude is cooked and it stinks.

  • StolenUpVotes

    Done? The guy will be on the roster or IR returned unless another key injury takes place

  • Ace

    Typo. Too many corners. I meant Golson. But i do agree with the IR to return possibility.

  • Michael James

    They will keep 6 DL, no way they’re only going with 5.

  • Doug Sawyer

    at this point I take Cobi over Hunter or Coats ….all he does is step up and make catches when given the opportunity …I know he isn’t the mold of WR we seem to carry but I just simply love the consistency he is developing

  • Michael James

    Did I miss something, or did you just outright cut Keion Adams? He isn’t even on the practice squad.

  • Doug Sawyer

    I agree Watson ran far far better than the the other two

  • SteelersDepot

    Forgot to switch him out with Galambos. Fixed.

  • Alan Tman

    I think that’s why LT is playing both positions.

  • Michael James

    I think that LT being able to play two positions doesn’t change the fact that they’ll keep at least 6 linemen.

  • Steve Johnson

    Dave, what has Chickillo done that is more impressive than Arthur Moats? To me, that last spot should come down to Keion Adams and Chickillo, especially if Moats continues to play the way he did Friday night. Chickillo? To me, he is more Fan Hype than anything else.

    If they keep Hilton over Brian Allen, do you really think he clears waivers? I think another team will sign him. I agree, he didn’t look that great in coverage, but hey, that was only his first game ever as a pro.

    I watched the game twice, what are your thoughts on William Gay and Cockrell?

  • Steeler Nation!

    Cobi did have a good night. Probably the best he’s looked. But remember, up until Friday night, he’s looked pretty bad.

  • Steeler Nation!

    Watson did look good. It may come down to pass pro, or ST play though. We’ll see.

  • Doug Sawyer

    I liked what he did last year…as an undrafted rookie I think he showed up well for the Steelers

  • capehouse

    So much unresolved at WR right now. As it stands DHB is making the team, unfortunately.

  • Big Joe

    So far, I agree. I think DHB looked slow when he was out there but we’ll see. Maxey did ok as did both Fort and Johnson as ILBs

  • WreckIess

    You’re one of the first people I’ve seen kick DHB off the roster. I agree with it, but that’s still surprising to see. I would rather them keep the young receiving talent on the roster.

  • falconsaftey43

    He was actually a 6th round pick of the Bengals in 2016. I think he is a good 5th-6th WR, but think we have better options for that spot.

  • Matt Manzo

    KR is gonna greatly affect the bottom of the 53!

  • Phil Brenneman II

    1 disagreement I have is I still think is is Toussaint over Davis. Both were about the same and Fitz is the incumbent so gets the “devil you know” nod.

    I am not sure both Fort and Johnson make it but I am having trouble replacing them with someone not on the roster so can’t fully disagee with that.

    Only other question is at receiver and man what a toss up that is. I can’t imagine they give up on Coates just yet but he has to be riding on the edge of the bubble at the very least. I’d probably lean towards them keeping DHB over Hunter unless he really flashes here in some games.

  • Steeler Nation!

    I liked his effort too, but he just wasn’t very good. Blocked well at times, helped on ST, but rarely got separation and struggled with contested balls. He still has an uphill climb.

  • Steeler Nation!

    I don’t see why he would. A lot of young talent to get those ST snaps. And that is his only chance.

  • capehouse

    Well right now Bryant isn’t even cleared to play the season, Hunter is hurt and I have no clue what to expect from Coates.

  • Rob H

    Honest question.
    If you figure Maxey is going to be inactive gameday, then you obviously don’t need a sixth d-lineman on the active roster, why not just give Allen that spot, and put Maxey on the practice squad??

    A third DT like Maxey is a LOT more likely to clear waivers than an improving 6-3 rookie corner. I’ve mentioned it before, but I really believe it would be fairly easy for them to play with the roster in order to fit one more corner than usual. It just seems silly to risk losing someone like that, just because you NEED to have X amount of players at the Y position, especially if you are likely to put one of those other players on your inactive list anyway.

  • Denny

    I would lean towards Fitz and DHB as well. I’d also agree that we don’t need both Fort and Johnson. Maybe Munchak will lobby for a 9th lineman. If Hawkins continues to struggle and Hubbard is the swing tackle/3rd TE, then perhaps somebody like Feiler makes it so we have another backup interior lineman in addition to Finney.

  • SteelerNnyc

    Uh, he couldn’t so much. Why? because until the AFC Champaionship game he rarely got balls sent his way. I believe in average he was thrown to twice a game and out of those passes, he caught ALL of them. Can’t catch a ball that ain’t thrown to you. He only struggled with contested balls during the AFC Championship games when he wasn’t expected to be a superhero. What about Eli? Where was he during that game? He fumbled…. didn’t do much outside of that.

  • SteelerNnyc

    Nah… if we do have better, they’re always injured. Injured don’t do anyone any good. IJS

  • SteelerNnyc

    Looking bad in practice, don’t mean much when you show up in games. I hear Justin Hunter is dynamic in practice and flops during games. Which would you prefer?

  • Rob H

    lol, you wouldn’t be related to Cobi by any chance, would you?

  • Steeler Nation!

    Bryant is gonna be there. Hunter and Coates will both contribute more, and they may be competing for one hat.

  • Steeler Nation!

    Hey if he has improved and can make a few plays and play ST, good for him. He needs to be better than last year though. He had some drops, and he doesn’t get open enough-hence the lack of balls thrown his way. Hopefully he plays well enough to catch on somewhere if not with the Steelers.

  • John

    Interesting. What people tend to forget is the decisions require people to sit in a room and state with confidence what they want. For anyone new, they often need to be far better than the incumbents because when the season starts you don’t know what you are going to get. Toussaint played in playoff game and did fine. They also like his character I think. Davis has been productive in the league for years. Watson has to be much better and someone needs to say they will trust him when it counts. Hard standard. Same with cutting McCullers. Who knows what Maxey brings?

  • Michael Conrad

    I think and I will say this out right . The Steelers need to get DB Allen if he shows more in the preseason up to speed and put him in the game in pure passing situations. They talk about man they talk about the SB then want to carry a clown as a sixth DB . Allen could be used in man coverage deals because. Gay taint it when man is needed.
    I say if Hilton is so good why keep Gay he can’t play outside. They are still saying Davis may slide to slot in the base D. I would go . Burns,Cockrell,Hilton,Sutton,Allen,Cody S. and try to get Golson on the PS and to be honest if they cut Gay he maybe sitting at home if needed.
    Based on the DB’s being healthy.
    Look at it this way the Steelers were looking at the Rams CB for a reason.

  • SteelerNnyc

    0 drops, other than the AFC Champipnship game. Check it out yourself.

  • SteelerNnyc

    No. Just speaking truth.

  • Steeler Nation!

    I think that’s why he was still ranked lower and missed the cut. BUT, his play didn’t go unnoticed. Neither did Fitz’s or Davis’.

  • Lambert58

    This looks pretty close. Only thing I’d question is 5 ILBs. Will be holding my breath if that is our PS.

    Should be interesting when 850+ guys get released before the season.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Outside of the WR position I think that is very valid. I think that two spots are open to 6 guys in Hunter, Coates, Ayers, DHB, Hamilton and Tucker. Ayers has had a solid camp and Hamilton showed up big in the preseason game and like what Tucker has done. I think that DHB is probably last on the list and Hunterto me has been lacking and Coates better get some preseason in because you cannot make the team in the tub.

  • Ragnar LoathBrowns

    Try to put Allen on the practice squad and someone like Pats will nab him. And in a year he will start and Steelers fans will forever complain about it. I think an LB can and will be sacrificed.

  • Alan Tman

    Time will tell.

  • Robert E Lil

    I a man giddy to see Conner suit up and get some game action. He has quite an opportunity ahead of him.
    And keeping 3qbs to me is so smart. Steelers are adding value at the most important position.

  • falconsaftey43

    Obviously they have to get healthy, but I’m keeping Coates or Hunter over him at this point. Would not be disappointed at all if Hamilton ended up on the team though.

  • Jason

    Totally agree on Chickillo. More undeserved fan hype than any player I can remember.

  • falconsaftey43

    I don’t believe in the reported interest in Trumane Johnson one bit. He costs $17M this year (Steelers have less than $13M in space). He would be a FA next year, and they would have to give up a high pick for him.

  • MattHat121

    What happens if DHB doesn’t make 53? Picked off waivers and then future comp pick (that doesn’t apply for vets maybe?)?

  • Al Smith

    1#They will keep Allen, especially if they don’t add depth through free agency in the next couple of weeks to alleviate all the secondary injuries.

    2# They will ditch Sammie Coates in favor of DHB. He is a veteran who understands the offense, is one of the best special teams players they have, and is also Todd Haley’s favorite.

    Receivers: A.B., Martavid Bryant, Eli Rogers, Juju Schuster, DHB, Hunter.

    I think if they don’t take Rogers, they will take Ayers to work the slot. And if Hunter doesn’t look good, Hamilton may take his spot. I think the others are locks.

  • falconsaftey43

    Vets don’t go through waivers. Players that are cut don’t factor into comp picks at all. Comp picks only apply to guys that leave as FA at the end of the year.

  • falconsaftey43

    Who are you dropping for Allen (I want to find a way to keep him too, but I can’t get him in top 6CBs)

    Just fun fact, including playoffs, DHB and Coates have exactly the same career receiving yards for the Steelers. Coates played more ST snaps last year than DHB ever has in a season. Doesn’t really mean much, but interesting stats.

  • Rocksolid20

    I agree Lambert , Moats will fill the spot if needed . Fort
    Johnson out .

  • LucasY59

    and IF Allen is so raw he would be a good candidate to be inactive (but I think he could be a good ST contributor)

    I agree they can find a way to keep Allen (by being creative with the other positions)

  • LucasY59

    I somewhat agree, Maxey is a good PS candidate, IF they decide to cut McCullers it is so they can have an extra LB or DB (aka 5th ILB or 7th CB)

  • walter

    Yea I wish it was Chikillo with those stats. Im not real high on Chickillo like many others here

  • Michel Smiffi

    I have a slightly different opinion regarding the value of outside vs. slot CB.
    Since the Steelers run a lot of nickel defense, a nickel CB sees the field almost as much as the outside starters. The difference in value right now comes from the unbalance of numbers on our roster. Only clear outside CBs at this point are Burns and Cockrell (with Cockrell sucking).
    Gay, Sutton, Sensebaugh and Golson are all better suited as Nickels.
    That makes an outside CB backup more attractive. Still, can’t argue with Hilton’s body of work, he’d doing great so far.
    As for the #3 RB: Clearly Davis over Touissant, not enough tape on Watson yet.
    And for the #6 WR: To me, Hunter seems like the favorite for the #5 spot right now, with DHB, Coates, Ayers and Coby racing for the 6 spot.
    I would give HeyBey the nod right now due to his veteran leadership, straight-line speed and especially his role as ST standout.

  • Michel Smiffi

    I was ready to blast you for this one, but with Golson, it makes much more sense.
    Sutton will likely be the #4-5 CB this year and take over Gay’s nickel role next season.
    As far as Golson is concerned, it’s unfortunate, but he’s facing an uphill battle now.
    Unless he returnes to practice this week and lights it up, I don’t see him making the 53. Maybe the PS, though.

  • Michel Smiffi

    The differece between Hamilton and Eli (or most other WRs) is that they can create seperation. Hamilton can’t.
    That’s why he’s not getting targeted and why he likely won’t make the 53.

  • Michel Smiffi

    PR more likely. Kick-offs are just returned too rarely to really be such a huge factor.

  • Michel Smiffi

    I think Davis (albeit not being great) is WAY ahead of Touissant.
    Fitz couldn’t beat McCullers in a footrace.

  • Michel Smiffi

    Unless Hunter re-injures himself, I think his spot is getting safer by the minute.
    Coates is still on PUP, and even if he wouldn’t be, I think Hunter is clearly more talented than him. Same (talentwise) with Coby or DHB.
    As it stands right now, I think Hunter (even if he doesn’t play quite as big on gameday as he does in training camp) is the #5 WR.
    #6 spot is much more up for grabs between DHB, Coates, Ayers, Coby or Tucker.

  • Ace

    Holster those blasters! Sutton will be the number 6 corner this year and I doubt he sees the field more than a few snaps here and there. Hilton will be first off the bench for Gay when needed, Coty will be first off the bench for Burns or Ross. From what I’ve seen, Hilton would be the guy I groom for Gay. Maybe that will be the battle next years camp.

  • Ace

    Gay played as the outside corner year before last and played well. But at this point his role is inside. Coty has played mostly inside but is comfortable outside as well, his own words. Sutton from what i remember from Alex’s reports was running almost exclusively outside with maybe a couple inside snaps with the 3rd teamers. Golson did play inside for that one practice without pads, but let’s forget about him. They are all multiple guys but I do agree with needing a top outside cb backup, which is what Coty will be this year. DHB had 4 special team tackles in 10 games last year, Coates had 8 in 14. DHB offers almost nothing to this team as a pass catcher and his special teams prowess is what DHB truthers point to. I’d rather go with the upside guy at this point over some sort of veteran leadership. I see Hunter as #5 and Coates as #6. But this team has quite a ways to go before deciding all that.

  • Wayne’O

    Nice stuff, I’m in total 100% agreement with you based on numbers at each position and personnel that should be kept.

    However as we all know it’s going to get very dicey at the CB & WR positions. But I agree, you can only keep 6 max at each position. So it’s going to get very interesting. These next 3 pre season games and health will make the difference.

  • Jeff Burton

    That backfield sure looks weak once we get past Bell, who hasn’t shown up and hasn’t indicated he will show up. I don’t know what the Steelers fascination with Toussaint is. He’s really not done much anywhere in the league, with a 2.9 ypc in 3 years. Knile Davis isn’t much better and James Conner is an unproven commodity who projects as a 3rd Down back his first season. Bottom line they should carry 4 running backs and one of them should be DeAngelo Williams.

  • Jeff Burton

    I didn’t understand the Brian Allen pick. The Steelers were picking physical characteristics and potential over performance. There were many other needs and they had already selected a CB. An every down RB would’ve been nice to go along with the 3rd Down back, Conner. I think Allen’s heading down washout lane. I’m guessing they’ll stash him on the Practice Squad where some idiot team like the Bengals, Jets or Cardinals will grab him because they live to poach players from the Steelers.

  • Jeff Burton

    Did you watch Allen’s college film? there is nothing to indicate he could be a starter in the NFL. He’s new to the position and he was drafted solely on his physical characteristics and potential. Look for him to follow another Allen down washout lane.

  • Jeff Burton

    Knile Davis wasn’t brought in solely as a RB. He was brought in as a Kick Returner. That’s why he makes the team.

  • Lambert58

    Yeah, I realize that. But has he shown enough to be handed the job? He’s seems competent but mediocre in all 3 phases. Ditto for KR duties.

  • Jeff Burton

    Davis has got a 26.8 yard return average. That’s not bad. It’s why the Steelers signed him. They rarely sign players to cut them or put them on the practice squad. They need to give up on Toussaint and re-sign DeAngelo Williams. He’s had plenty of time to recover. Counting on Le’Veon Bell is a big mistake.

  • Matt Manzo

    PR is either AB or Eli. KR might be a bubble guy.

  • AustinTxStillerFan

    Hey Dave, you should go back and look at your final 53 predictions before cutdown day the last couple years. I remember thinking when I re-read those after the cut that you seemed to put too much stock in who was running where (who was getting 2nd team and ST reps). Just suggestin you (and Alex) do some self scouting and look to see what cuts you made in the past and what factors led you astray.

  • Ragnar LoathBrowns

    Did I watch film on him? No, I have a life