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Anybody seen Alex Highsmith?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersrule6, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    You apparently missed all of last season. You should go back and watch it. I don't understand missing an entire season of games if you are a Steelers fan. Highsmith already proved he is miles ahead of waiver fodder like Skipper if you were paying attention.

    You doubled down on your ignorance with the bit about his school not turning out NFL players. Who cares? Small school guys develop into stars sometimes. Again, if you follow the NFL for any length of time and you don't know that, you truly are clueless. If we dismissed every outside linebacker who isn't quite as much of a physical freak as Dupree, we would dismiss 99 percent of the outside linebackers in the NFL. Hell, Watt isn't as freakishly, physically gifted as Dupree.
     
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  2. Steelers304

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    What i meant by comparing him to Bud... Bud didn't have a lot of talent, especially when he first got here, but he had the athletic ability to make up for it to fall back on. Highsmith has the athletics of a depth player or worse and not really any skill, in todays NFL as a starter that isn't going to work.He hasn't done anything on the field that is noteworthy man. He has not flashed anything that should make anyone think that he is a mainstay for the Steelers. Last year what did he do? The pass rush went into the toilet when Highsmith stepped in. This has to be one the most overrated by fans Steelers players i can remember.
     
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  3. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Dupree didn’t have talent, but he had athletic ability? Care to try that again?

    You seem to think an outside linebacker gad to match Dupree’s athletic ability to be a starter. That eliminates about 90 percent of the starting outside linebackers in the NFL. Highsmith has the ability to be a very good starter. He was better last season than Dupree was a rookie. That you don’t think he has any skill simply demonstrates that you don’t know what you are talking about. That you don’t think he has shown flashes simply demonstrates that you haven’t been paying attention.

    No, Highsmith wasn’t even close to Dupree’s level last season, but most rookies aren’t.
     
  4. D0bre Shunka

    D0bre Shunka Well-Known Member

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    I thought he was wearing an invisibility cloak but then I caught his jersey, like once. He needs to step it up, along with a load of others on this team.
     
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  5. SteelersFanIrl

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    Highsmith will hopefully be fine, he is a long way from 100% by all accounts. I think what they needed from him this year was to be solid in Run D and get maybe 6-8 sacks. He still has time and getting Tuitt back will be huge. No need to panic

    That second string tackle that he was up against last week did a good job on Nick Bosa the previous week btw, and Rodgers is a master of reading things and moving in the pocket so it was never going to be a sackfest

    Highsmith is pretty low on my list of concerns about this Steelers team right now. JMO
     
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  6. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    If He had an Invisibility cloak....He might be producing. LoL
     
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  7. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    If they get any production from Tuitt I will be surprised, I'm sure he will return but coming off a knee injury and grieving the loss of his brother, I don't expect much from him.
     
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  8. Steelers304

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    Yes athletic ability that Bud had masked a lot of flaws in his game, especially early in his career . You’re acting like highsmith had an all pro caliber season last year. Lol. Not even close. Nobody cares about last year. Highsmith was once again a no show today . With Watt getting doubled and heyward demanding attention , he still couldn’t find the QB. Dude is not good
     
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  9. SteelersFanCanada

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    It seemed like they did a really good job of chipping the edge guys.
     
  10. CK 13

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    He would have had a sack if not for a total mugging they had to call a hold on. I mean a total mugging.

    He has been nursing a groin injury. Yes he needs to do more no kidding. But he's not good? That's laughable. He hasn't even started a full season yet. And missed a game as well as was limited in the 2nd half of the previous game.
     
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  11. CK 13

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    With all the Alvin love maybe those should grab a #48 Titans jersey. Take a look at what he has done this season. Not much. But oh he is nursing a knee right?!

    It took Alvin till his 5th season option to finally show he was worth his 1st round pick status. I think Highsmith should get the same consideration. And he was a 3rd rounder.

    And please, I don't care how much a physical freak Alvin is or was please don't even lump him in any way with TJ Watt.
     
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  12. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Dupree got good when he switched sides, also when he got a real OLB coach in Butler.
     
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  13. D0bre Shunka

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    Wait, yep, uhuh……..think I’ve finally got him! Yeah Unfortunately, so did the refs, easy to spot all alone on the wrong side.

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  14. Wardismvp

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    When he gets fully healthy you will see him, a budding superstar. well on his way.
    He is trying tp play thru a groin injury.
     
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  15. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Former Steelers player Chris Hoke
     
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  16. MadtownDruankard

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    This is why I thought we should have started Ingram - let Highsmith work on his craft. He’s got problems. Letting him play is not helping. There’s been ZERO progress. We needed the depth.

    Trading i gram was stupid. Basically the coach staff admitted they don’t expect a post season this year. The lack of moves , dealing ingram, and developing all these rookies was the steelers waving the white flag . The team is focusing on next season.
     
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  17. MeanJoeBlue

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    Look at Watt's 2nd sack from last game.
    Highsmith exploded across the LOS before the tackle reacts to the snap. The RB has to chip him, and the QB is forced into the path of Watt.

    Maybe Watt would have worked his way to a sack anyways. Maybe not.
    In this play, despite Highsmith getting zero for anything, his actions led to Watt getting a single blocker, and the QB has no time to avoid a sack.
     
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  18. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    His dad trying to get him voted to the Pro Bowl, Alex has 1.5 sacks :rolleyes:.
     
  19. AskQuestionsLater

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    Seems like the entire 2020 Class is having a Sophomore Slump be it one reason or another. The most damning though are both Claypool and Highsmith. Those two were needed to contribute and evolve in a big way this season and sadly, it has not happened yet.



    If there was a good time to begin that surge, I think this week against a tough Chargers team is the week to do it.
     
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  20. Maddog78

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    Too bad they didn't feel that way in March...the "are we in or out" offseason will be costly in the future.
     
  21. Rollers

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    He was a third round draft pick correct? Looking at him through the lens of a third round pick he has acquitted himself pretty well. Bud was a first round pick and it took him a while to get to be the player he is today. We're talking about Alex as if he were a first round pick and he was not. I'd feel a lot better about Edmunds if he had been a third round pick. I don't think Alex has lit it up but geeze it's his second year. He was the 102nd guy drafted. I think he'll be fine.
     
  22. Maddog78

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    Highsmith hasn't developed like I had hoped/expected, but I agree his injury and injuries around him haven't helped.

    Still, he's out PFF'ing Dupree 61 to 50 so far, and I'm still glad the Steelers didn't pay Bud long term. Still plenty of time to determine if they need to do the same with Highsmith.
     
  23. FeartheBeard

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    Once TJ went out against the Lions, I really thought Highsmith looked pretty good. It wasn't until the fourth quarter but still...
     
  24. Maddog78

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  25. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    It's ridiculous to try and compare Bud and Highsmith this season, Bud is coming off a serious knee injury, and his snaps are down because of it.
     
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