Wednesday, April 30, 2008

You Always Hurt the Ones Who Love You

We've made no secret of our respect for, and reliance upon, the expertise of the fine folks at Pro Football Weekly, so it is with some sadness that we must report that it appears they are hell-bent on bursting the collective bubble of Steelers fans everywhere.

In their post -draft analysis PFW player personnel expert Nolan Nawrocki rips the Steelers for having chosen "injury-ridden OT Tony Hills" as their only selection along the offensive line; describes the decision to choose Bruce Davis (UCLA) as "a major reach in the third round;" and argues that knee injuries suffered by Dennis Dixon and Mike Humpal could keep each "from reaching their potential."

Finally, in what could arguably be described as journalistic piling on Mr. Nawrocki tells us both Rashard Mendenhall and Limas Sweed "were slow to develop in college and may not provide much in the way of immediate returns;" and that "Ryan Mundy could have been signed after the draft."

Mr, Nawrocki's final grade for the Steelers selections: C-

Ouch.

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