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Do you think Bud Dupree is going to have a new contract before the season?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Steelersfan43, May 10, 2019.

  1. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    We can only hope. But competition should be had at this position. We need
    productivity at this position. Not some guy running past the QB, They have to get home.
     
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  2. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Watt is a contributor but all the great Steeler defenses had at least 2 good to great linebackers.
     
  3. mcam

    mcam Well-Known Member

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    I tend to be on the positive side of coaching decisions, but one I don't agree with was not bringing in a coach for OLBs for specifically pass rushing skills. A technician + motivator would have been perfect. Someone such as KEVIN GREEN for example. Was really hoping for them to go that direction but they didn't.

    They just need a bird in their ear IMO to both encourage and criticize along with motivate.

    With all that said, I think this will be Buds last year in the Burgh. I think he will be a starter on whatever team he ends up on however for a couple years anyways.
     
  4. jeh1856

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    Even if that did happen it likely wouldn’t happen during preseason.
     
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  5. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    The problem is that Dupree has been working with one of the best pass rushing coaches (Chuck Smith) in the offseason, and it hasn’t helped. He may be untrainable. It’s like when I go for golf lessons. I play great later that day, but when I go back on the course a week later it’s all gone.
     
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  6. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    So what are your really trying to say.......:shrug:


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  7. AskQuestionsLater

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    This.



    If the likes of both Chuck Smith and Von Miller are unable to assist, there is a serious issue. Dupree has the athletic ability most pass rushers dream of. His issues still remain in terms of the fundamentals in converting speed to power.



    All the more reason that I hope Ola has grown greatly. He really is the current failsafe plan here. I would say Chickillo but he is what he is at this point.
     
  8. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    His competition got smaller today, Adams was cut so basically Ola, Chic, and Sutton Smith.
     
  9. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Hmm...kinda early in the process. Injury related? They also signed a new guy from the rookie FA pool. It’s certainly looking like a 3 man effort again this year :facepalm:
     
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  10. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    I don't get it WTF?????
     
  11. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why they did it. The beat writers were making a big deal about the money paid to him, giving him x amount of dollars to keep him on the practice squad and so on. This might be the first sign of a shift in talent evaluation for Tomlin's staff.
     
  12. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    The thread police
    They live inside of my head
    The thread police
    They come to me in my bed
    The thread police
    Their trying to arrest me
    Oh no
     
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  13. SteelerGlenn

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    No big loss
     
  14. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    Bud doesn't need to get 10 sacks, but at least I wish he was better against the run.

    I have a feeling Chick will get a chance to focus on just being an OLB and we'll get to see what he can do.
     
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  15. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    If Ola continues to improve, he will get snaps along with Chickillo as backups. Also Sutton Smith might have a specialist role as a pass rusher.
     
  16. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Ok if you say so but Butler has been quoted as saying they went with a 3 man rotation last year and he doesn’t see that changing in 2019 Don’t shoot the messenger :shrug::shrug:
     
  17. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Ola being injured the first part of last season had something to do with a three man rotation, I don't see that happening in 2019.
     
  18. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Trust me I hope not either. I feel we need to see what the others offer so we aren’t stuck at OLB again. The thing is like I said Butler himself said he didn’t see it changing. This was recently, knowing full well Ola is healthy. We’ll see....
     

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