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Barron to sign

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by PolamaluBlitz, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    We won't hold that against ya......the steeler glenn part! :roflmao::shrug:
     
  2. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    You guys should check out some of the clips from the game versus the Saints, which they say was Barron's best game, not that it will change your minds. When he shoots the gap, he shoots the gap. Unlike VWilliams who pick's the first open gap he sees, jumps in it and gets gobbled up in the block, missing the RB completely. Barron fires through the gap and gets the running back, he isn't looking to plug a hole, he is making the play. I'd feel much better with him as a dime backer or paired with Bostic in run support
     
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  3. Lambert

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    Been trying to tell people he was very good the second half of the season and especially the playoffs. He was injured in the early part. I've read a couple opinions that he was the Rams' best D player in the playoffs. They cut him intending to sign him back but he walked away.
     
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  4. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    If they could work with long jr. From WVU, he does the same thing. He just wasn't tasked with downfield coverage. Not that I don't think he couldn't do it, just that he wasn't asked to do it. He is a good tackler. He wraps the legs and the play is over. Barron gives us time to teach these rookies. I think barron has to help.:cool:
     
  5. Formerscribe

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    If he was the best player on that defense for even half a season, they wouldn't be cutting him and hoping they could re-sign him.
     
  6. Lambert

    Lambert Well-Known Member

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    No one said that.
     
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  7. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    If he keeps the number 26, I will dance a a dance of glee and ordering that jersey the moment it becomes available.
     
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  8. Wardismvp

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    My friends Joe Hayden ain't getting any younger, yes CB is in play as are ILB,OLB,Safety
    and TE. I have no idea which way they will go.
     
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  9. HeinzMustard

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    Steelers have done well on offense with free agents during the popcorn era.

    Mewelde Moore
    Jericho Cotchery
    DeAngelo Williams
    Vance McDonald

    ....just to name a few. But on defense, Steelers pick up scrubs except for Haden.
     
  10. mcam

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    I like the signing. He was signed to replace Burnett as the Dime linebacker. Unlike Burnett, he has real experience lining up as a linebacker, not just playing up in the box.

    I also don't believe this means they still aren't targeting an ILB with #1.

    I think it does give them an insurance policy. 6 mill yeah it's a good bit, but he only has a two year deal.

    I think he can help now. Good signing.
     
  11. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    All the draftniks has Bush as a top 20 player, so I will take their opinion over yours :shrug:.
     
  12. jeh1856

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    You can’t believe those draftniks. Last year they had Terrell Edmunds as a third rounder and he went in the first.
     
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  13. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    And that's fine you can do that.......they also had Leonard as a 3rd rounder! :shrug::shrug::shrug::shrug::shrug::shrug::shrug::shrug::shrug::shrug:

    Just giving my opinion you don't have to like or agree with it!:shrug: The draft is a crap shoot and anyone can be right or wrong especially when there is a 50-50 chance.:shrug:
     
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  14. Formerscribe

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    Actually, you said you read a couple of opinions that said Barron was the best player on the Rams' defense the second half of the season. So were you lying then or did you forget the contents of your own post?
     
  15. Formerscribe

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    And he played like a third-rounder, at best.
     
  16. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    McDonald wasn't a free agent. The Steelers got him in a trade with the 49ers.
     
  17. HeinzMustard

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    Yeah, but so did somebody named Troy in his rookie year.
     
  18. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    OK, I stand corrected. Wasn't Bettis in the same situation? We traded with Rams to get him.
     
  19. Formerscribe

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    That guy had first-round talent. He also had a history of dominant play in college. Edmunds has neither.
     
  20. HeinzMustard

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    We'll see. Not gonna give up on Edmunds just yet. Dupree on the other hand.... :facepalm:
     
  21. Formerscribe

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    That is correct. The Steelers traded for Bettis. They made the deal during the 1996 draft. They got Bettis and a third-round pick and gave up their second-round choice in that draft and a fourth-rounder in 1997.

    What I forgot is the Rams made the deal after taking Lawrence Phillips sixth overall in the draft. Ouch.
     
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  22. Formerscribe

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    I never said we should be giving up on him. Edmunds could certainly become a solid NFL starter. I just don't see him becoming a better player than Leonard, who was rated higher going into the draft and already earned All-Pro honors.
     
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  23. Lambert

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    That's not what I said at all. Read it again.
     
  24. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to share this with you since we have been talking about this:

    Lions signed Rams restricted free agent RB Malcolm Brown to an offer sheet.
    The Rams now have five days to match the offer. The terms are undisclosed. Since Brown is a former undrafted free agent who was tendered at the original-round level, the Rams will receive no compensation if they choose not to match. The Rams' No. 2 running back last season, Brown was unable to step in for an injured Todd Gurley late in the year after breaking his collarbone. He also dealt with a knee issue in 2017. A big-time recruit who underachieved at Texas, Brown has averaged a replacement-level 4.0 yards per carry for his career. He would be an upgrade on LeGarrette Blount.

    RELATED:
    19 Mar 2019, 17:55
     
  25. Formerscribe

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    Ah, I see what I missed. The overall point still works. If he was really that valuable, he would have never been cut. If the Rams cared about keeping him, they wouldn't have taken the risk.
     

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