Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by phinsphan4ever, Mar 14, 2004.
Come one, come all!
I hope we get him, but I won't join the bandwagon =)
Steussie was very very average last year. Certainly nothing more than a reputation since he joined Carolina. I wouldn't mind him in Miami, but I wouldn't expect much from him, as he hasn't been the same in 2-3 years.
No I think he was pretty solid this last year. Him and Jeno James together were very good, although they would be playing on opposite sides.
Im in, but I'm telling you that hes going to TB.
You guys are in. Glad to have you on board.
we could use some veteran leadership on the OL count me in
1, 2, 3, JUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just a gut feel, but I don't think he's coming. Only way he does is if there's no other interest in him. We made a big play for him back in JJ's day, iIrc, and he turned us down to stay in Minny (could have been a match by Minny though, not real clear on that). Anyway, he's expressed interest in Tampa. Would love to have him at RT for a year or two, but just don't feel that it's going to happen.
He might be a little old to count on in pass protection but he was a very good run blocker last year...thats why we're trying to have him start for us at RT (or at least compete with St. Claire for the RT position). If Steussie wins, and I think he would easily, St. Claire can move to RG where he might be more suited anyway (good in short space, good run blocker, lapses in pass protection). That is of course assuming Taylor Whitley doesn't show up to camp and look like a completely different player...it wouldn't be the first time a rookie OL looked lost then came back and made a quantum leap in his second year.
Bucs Continue Steussie Pursuit
By IRA KAUFMAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: Mar 14, 2004
TAMPA - The overhaul of Tampa Bay's starting offensive line is expected to be completed this week with the addition of durable left tackle Todd Steussie, recently released by the NFC champion Panthers in a cost-cutting move.
Even as the Bucs announced the signing of free-agent punter Josh Bidwell on Saturday and attempted to finalize contract terms with ex-Ravens cornerback Tom Knight, General Manager Bruce Allen kept Steussie in his sights.
``I'd be very surprised if Steussie ended up anywhere else but Tampa,'' said a rival NFC executive. ``The Bucs are in the driver's seat.''
Steussie, 33, has missed only one game in his 10-year NFL career with Minnesota and Carolina. Although other teams are interested in the 6- foot-6, 308-pound veteran, Tampa Bay is considered the front-runner.
If Steussie signs, as expected, the Bucs are likely to feature four new starters along the offensive line, with center John Wade returning as the only holdover.
Tackle Derrick Deese and guard Matt Stinchcomb have already been added as free agents and the right guard spot, formerly held by Cosey Coleman, is expected to feature competition between Jason Whittle and new free agent addition Matt O'Dwyer.
Although Steussie's play has dropped from his former Pro Bowl level and holding penalties are beginning to creep in, he fits the mauler profile preferred by offensive line coach Bill Muir. His addition likely would signal the end of the Kenyatta Walker era in Tampa after three seasons.
Neither Allen nor Bucs coach Jon Gruden could be reached for comment.
Your bandwagon just got owned!
I actually hope that he signs with the Bucs. Tampa Bay is one of the only teams in the 10-20 range that will be looking to draft OL. If they fill their needs, there is a greater chance that Shawn Andrews will drop down to the 20 spot. Buffalo might be interested in OL, but they need just about everything.
Steussie is OK now. Is a long term solution. No.
Andrews would be a solid pick, and a long term answer on the right side.
I actually hope that he signs with the Bucs. Tampa Bay is one of the only teams in the 10-20 range that will be looking to draft OL. If they fill their needs, there is a greater chance that Shawn Andrews will drop down to the 20 spot
great point. maybe they go after WR instead
hold it, hold it!!! ok, im on.......Rather jump on this train then the Folau one.
I'll jump on....
We could certainly use a veteran out there at RT. I'm not sure how McIntosh / St. Clair are going to look, but at least OT T. Stuessie has the experience needed if nothing else....
Honestly guys, Steussie is so over-rated it's not funny. His play has dropped a lot each of the last two years and he gets called for so many penalties. We'd do a lot better with a draft pick.
On a positive note, Jeno James was an awesome pickup.
thanks Mebeverine, i've been asking for someone to explain to me whats great about steussie because im not familiar with him... All i know is that he is Old, takes a lot of penalties and let's up a lot of sacks, plus he plays LT, which last i checked we had...
seems like we'd be going backwards more often then not with him in the lineup, also read that jeno james helped him out a lot last year
Can someone tell me the positives to this guy aside form "former pro bowler"?
No . I,ll wait for the rest of FA(June cuts) and the draft. This guy is not the future for us and he his too old.
simply put, 17-0, nearly all Steussie's positives come from his reputation.
Yawn - Steussie was very average last year. He's rapidly declining as a force and wants far too much money for someone of his skills. The only reason most people want him is because he's a recognisable name.
I'd rather keep our money.
Give the money to Ogunleye!!
Jesus Christ! We can't let the best young pass rusher in the NFL get away.