Brown Steelers Web Chat Transcript from April 27, 2007
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Scott Brown Steelers Web chat transcript from April 27, 2007.
Scott Brown: Welcome to the chat. I'm ready for your questions.
WeWantBradshaw: What's the latest on Faneca?
Scott Brown: There is a possibility the Steelers could deal him tomorrow for draft picks. I think the most likely scenario is Faneca playing out his contract here and then hitting it big as a free agent.
HereWeGoSteelers: Who do you think will be the second pick?
Scott Brown: Second overall pick of the draft or the Steelers' second pick?
TRUE_FAN: Why not reunite him with russ grim and AZ and get something for him. let AZ worry about his contract next year.
Scott Brown: Not sure it's that simple. I think the Cardinals' owners would be less inclined to give Faneca a big long-term extension than the Rooneys so I'm not sure they'd give up much to trade for him.
HereWeGoSteelers: Sorry, Who do you think the Steelers will pick in the second round?
Scott Brown: Assuming they go defense with their first pick, I think they take a guard. Some players that might still be there are Arron Sears from Tennessee and possibly Justin Blalock from Texas.
HereWeGoSteelers: The Browns pick pretty high this draft. Any thoughts on who they will take in the first round?
Scott Brown: It appears to be between Brady Quinn and Adrian Peterson. If I'm coach Romeo Crennel you better believer I'm pushing for Peterson because I've got to win next season.
HereWeGoSteelers: Any credence to the Steelers trading down rumor?
Scott Brown: Kevin Colbert said he's like more picks this year because of the depth of the draft and the Steelers could probably move down in the first round and get a player they really like and need.
HereWeGoSteelers: Who do you think will be the overall #1 pick on Saturday?
Scott Brown: JaMarcus Russell. The Raiders need a QB in the worst way and he is a tantalizing talent.
TRUE_FAN: Fanica is a pro bowl player,we can't just give him away like we did poter
Scott Brown: They shouldn't trade him just to trade him. If he plays one more year and leaves they'll still have gotten their money's worth from him.
chitown: What would it take for the Steelers to move up in the draft to take Levi Brown? Any chance they would do this?
Scott Brown: I'll be shocked if they move up in the draft. They can't afford to package picks like they have done in the past since they have a lot of needs they have to address.
Hoge33: Do you feel the Steelers badly need a CB like many others have suggested?
Scott Brown: No, that's why I don't understand all of the mock drafts that have them taking Revis. Taylor, assuming, he rebounds next season, and Bryant McFadden could be their starting corners for years to come.
HereWeGoSteelers: After the Sunday draft, any thoughts on who the Steelers will take a look at as undrafted free agents?
Scott Brown: Too hard to say at this point but they will definitely sign a punter if they don't draft one and the same goes for fullback.
Hoge33: Which current Steelers do you think will be most affected by the draft?
Scott Brown: A veteran like Cedrick Wilson could be in trouble if the Steelers take a wide receiver, particularly one on the first day.
HinesWardRules: I know this is supposed to be the year to build up the defense, but what if a really top-flight receiver drops down to #15?
Scott Brown: I've wondered about the same thing happening since the biggest strength of the draft is at wide receiver. That said the group is deep enough that the Steelers can finally get a get one after round 1.
Mr__Steeler: I got here late, but I'd like to know your thoughts on the Alan Faneca situation
Scott Brown: He wants the kind of money that was thrown at lesser guards during free agency. He deserves but gthe Rooneys aren't going to overpay just because other teams do, and I don't blame them for that philosophy. …