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Chickillo improving

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Thigpen82, Aug 24, 2017.

  1. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82 Bitter optimist

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  2. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    i always thought he was pretty good, just injured. :smiley1::cool:
     
  3. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    Can't read the article but I agree he looks improved. His motor is an asset with improved hands.

    A solid rotation will wear down OL.

    Cajun
     
  4. turtle

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    Tony Chick is definitely taking advantage of his opportunities, and IIRC pre-draft he said he hated the 3-4 defense. He's made some great strides.
     
  5. SteelCity_NB

    SteelCity_NB Staff Member Mod Team

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    Hated the pick when he was a 280+ lb DE. But he has made the transition to a 250 lb OLB nicely.

    Met him last Christmas eve outside the Steelers christmas party. He was one of the few steelers that came over to the crowd and took pictures and signed autographs. Seemed like a real nice guy. Glad to see him succeeding.
     
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  6. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    He looked excellent Sunday. I think he's becoming capable of filling in effectively as a spot starter if we have an injury. Depth at OLB doesn't look like an issue to me anymore. The big question for me at OLB is whether Dupree takes the next step toward being the player that his physical tools suggest.
     
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  7. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    I thought he was a diamond in the rough from our draft class; my biggest favorite being LT Walton.


    Never doubted him for a second. All he needes was to be reintroduced to his natural edge rushing position. Al Golden who was his coach on the hand.... that is a different story that really deserves its own thread in itself.


    If anything, had Chickillo played his natural position as an edge rusher and not switched into a power end like he was at the University of Miami, I could have easily seen him being a mid to early day two pick from 2015.


    Al Golden severely ruined quite a bit of talent during his tenure there.
     
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  8. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    He can get after the QB.
     
  9. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    agreed.:cool:
     
  10. Jball

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    He certainly has undergone a heck of a body transformation. He looks fabulous out there. He's running around like a deer.

    He sure as heck makes me feel a lot better about the olb rotation. I didn't know if he'd ever be worth anything. In fact, I doubted it. But it looks like he could bust out a bit. Then leave for a nice payday somewhere else. Good for him. And us.
     
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  11. GoalLine

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    Sad that this statement could be applied to a number of Steelers in recent years.
     
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  12. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    part of the game. looks like the pats may lose edelman. big blow to them. :cool:
     
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  13. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    the strip sack early last year was an indication. i've said all along he will be good depth and may push. i like the U players anyway. dupree better get healthy too because we will have one heck of a rotation of fresh legs coming at teams. :smiley1::cool:
     
  14. fanforlife

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    That helps level the playing field.
     
  15. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    we are due for a healthy year. that's so much of being a good team the whole year. :cool:
     
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  16. GoalLine

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    Playing the Pats is never a level playing field. They make sure of that. ;)
     
  17. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    No it doesn't, they won the Super Bowl without Gronk last season :shrug:.
     
  18. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    I like the kid, ... gotta love that fact that both his Dad and Grandad were pros as well, wish him the best... but if he is our 2nd string I'm a bit worried.
     
  19. PWP

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    I think he has a very good first step, he needs to bend the edge better when he gets that step, not really great setting the edge in the run game, but could make a good pass rusher if he could bend better and develop a spin move off of that.
     
  20. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Me too their athleticism is usually off the charts. I have watched first hand LOL (Pitt Panthers)
    the players The U can put on the field.
     

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