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And Ya'll thought we didn't draft an ILB!!!

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by cajunyankee, May 11, 2018.

  1. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    Terrell Edmounds ..... Have you seen this guys size and speed.......

    Since the NFL plays sub-packages 70# of the time I predict Terrell will play a ILB role in our 2018 defense ...

    After all he has been assigned number 34, which was LB Andy Russell's number from the Steel Curtain days!!!!!

    Cajun
     
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  2. jeh1856

    jeh1856

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    Speed and Andy Russell don’t belong in the same paragraph.

    He once returned a fumble 93 yards. Joe Greene said Russell was so slow he had to block the same guy 3 times. Another player said they were afraid Russell was going to be called for a delay of game penalty.
     
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  3. jeh1856

    jeh1856

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    On a serious note. I think it is clear Terrell was drafted for his versatility on defense.
     
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  4. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    They tried to press him after practice today about where he will play and he said he couldn't give any of Coach T''s secrets.
     
  5. AskQuestionsLater

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    Terrell is a hybrid player; one that can cover both linebacking and safety responsibilities. He has the range of a Free Safety, tackling ability of a Strong Safety and tenacity of a linebacker.



    He is our "Dime 'Backer". Considering the position already contains a pseudo form of "omnipresence" on the field, Edmunds will be employed and deployed in all sorts of ways we have not seen our safeties utilized since my avatar was in his prime.




    Granted, I doubt his instincts will be even close to Troy's but I do believe that he has all the tangibles and intangibles to be a rock solid player.



    Best of all Cajun, we have a contingency plan should anything bad happen to Edmumds in Marcus Allen. He is mainly a box safety but hybrids mainly are that anyways sans those with range like Edmunds.
     
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  6. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    LOL!!!
     
  7. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Keep an eye on Matthew Thomas too. He'll have to cut his teeth on ST but he has the speed and athleticism they like in an ILB. Just have to develop him. Could be a 3 down player.
     
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  8. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    I agree, Dime backer sounds right.
     
  9. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if he'll be a 3 down backer anytime soon. His path will be on ST first and foremost. He is athletic and fast but he's actually slower than our new RB from NC State.... Which speaks well of him....

    Cajun
     
  10. Coastal Steeler

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    TE looked pretty good in collage.
     
  11. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    Actually Thomas ran a 4.44 40 at his pro day. His short area quickness really stands out. Many guys don't go out and get these track coaches to help them with their starts to get better 40 times for the cameras. The play speed and the quickness drills tell a lot. 4.28- 6.85 rival some corners, FS and SS. He out jumps most of them and is much bigger. He's very athletic. If they can put it from brain to feet we will have something very good from this kid. :cool:
     
  12. Watt Wack

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    He will be a liability if he covers any WRs who go deep; he will get fried.
     
  13. Diamond

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    You hate the guy but when he proves you wrong then you can eat some crow, every player you wanted in the draft had their flaws and weaknesses as well, Edmunds will over come any problems he may have in coverage, you can count on that.....
     
  14. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    Edmonds was drafted to replace Shazier. His versatility is a strength.
     
  15. shadowmaker

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    I started following our local high school football about 4-5 yrs ago. The HS plays the school that Edmonds attended. I am sure I saw him play in HS, even though I dont remember it. I know "cool story, big deal" but when you come from a small town like mine, it is pretty cool. His dad is the coach of the high school and also played in the NFL. They have a pretty decent football program.

    I dont know yet if I agree with taking him 1st round but I hope he does well.
     
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  16. jeh1856

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    I understand. I follow my high school somewhat. Years ago I watched a game where some nobody kid named Dan Marino beat my team.
     
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  17. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    I was going by combine numbers where they both ran on the same surface/conditions where Samuels ran a 4.54 and Thomas ran a 4.58.... Both ran a 4.28 2 U.S. Shuttle and three cone= 6.93 vs 6.85 going to Thomas.

    Thomas has potential for sure... He'll have to beat out Vince and dirty Red which I doubt happens this year/ maybe not next year. Don't sleep on Fort either. ST will be his path this year and Hopefully it'll be a solid one.

    Cajun
     

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