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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Steelers304, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Steelers304

    Steelers304 Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2015
    Living up to his draft status? opinions ? He looks pretty bad to me
  2. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    He's a good dancer. :shrug:

    In all seriousness, he hasn't been the same player who had flashes of brilliance at the end of last season and in the playoffs. Hope that player returns soon!
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  3. steelers5859

    steelers5859 Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    I didn’t think he was all that in college and definitely has not led up to the hype.
  4. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    He needs to learn that it's just import to not let running backs get outside, as it is to rush the QB.
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  5. JAD

    JAD Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    He played as bad as Chick played against Chicago. The best OLB against the run is Harrison and cant understand why he is not getting any playing time against run teams like Chicago and Jax.
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  6. Ender


    Apr 5, 2014
    Bud wasn't a very good pass rusher in college, he was more of a height-weight-speed prospect who had an amazing combine.

    Jack's right, he showed glimpses of promise late last year, but he was awful yesterday. I think that shoulder may be bothering him more than we know.
  7. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Jarvis 2.0?
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  8. sjromano

    sjromano Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    Took the words right out of my mouth - that's exactly who he reminds me of.
  9. bleednblackngold

    bleednblackngold Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2015
    Starting to look that way isn't it?
  10. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    A soft skinny slow braided linebacker who gets pushed around lol

    Deebo give everyone your special sauce lol
  11. SGSteeler

    SGSteeler Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2013
    He hasn't looked like the same guy we saw at the end of last season. Not sure why either? He has really struggled
  12. Ratkomladic

    Ratkomladic Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2013
    Almost same hair and just as weak, where is Harrison ??? Jarvis 2.0
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  13. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Disappointment so far.Not making enough plays. Maybe insert Moats more,get his attention.
  14. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    he's missed a lot of time and that hasn't helped him. i know they want cohesion at the position but it may be time to go back to a rotation. debo needs to help stop the run. bud may help more inside. depends on the shoulder. bring debo in with watt outside and shazier and bud on the inside on run downs. mix it up. :cool:
  15. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2015
    That will be 2 major whiffs at OLB in the 1st round if Dupree doesn't improve. :facepalm:
  16. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    I thought he started to show some flashes later last year (the hit he put on Moore in playoffs was sudden and violent, I thought he killed him.) I thought he would continue to develop and he and TJ would be our modern day Greene and Lloyd. Didn't happen yet. He seems like a non factor out there at this point.
  17. Ender


    Apr 5, 2014
    The shoulder may be more injured than we know. His play has dropped off a cliff since playoff time.
  18. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Draft football players who ball out in college... these height-weight-speed guys only win in the Underwear Olympics.
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  19. Ender


    Apr 5, 2014
    In the past I would have agreed with you wholeheartedly...but then Jarvis Jones happened.

    Now I see the benefits of the combine. You should start with the ballers then confirm by checking measurables.
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  20. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    The Bud Dupree/Jarvis Jones comparison is one of the more ridiculous things fans have come up with.

    Jarvis had 6 career sacks in 4 seasons. Bud nearly matched that in one season and has 10.5 overall in 2 seasons and 5 games.

    He will never equate to Jarvis, he's almost doubled his production in half the time.
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  21. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    I agree with you on this, but he has also not come close to living up to his draft status as a first rounder. He worked in the offseason with one of the preeminent pass rush coaches in the business, and supposedly looked great. However, for the most part when he's rushing the passer in games I'm seeing the same old immature techniques and just trying to run around the right tackle. It's kind of like my golf swing - I can go to a great swing coach and "get it" in the teaching/practice session, but when I hit the course the next weekend after not swinging a club for 6 days, my same old crappy muscle memory kicks in, and it's obvious that the lesson didn't "take." It looks to me like his lessons didn't take. Also, besides his immature and erratic pass rushing, he's also wildly erratic when tackling. He's not bad, but he's not living up to his god given ability either.
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  22. Clive From PIT

    Clive From PIT Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2015
    Dude, there’s no point in taking lessons if you don’t practice to burn it in.

    (Same goes for Dupree.)
  23. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Thats fair but we knew he was a very raw player. I think its still early in his development in that regard.

    See how he looks later in the season.
  24. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    Unfortunately I'm a pro at something other than golf... or, I should say fortunately, because if I were a golf pro I'd starve to death.
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  25. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    Oh, I still have some hope, but its dwindling with every long arc past the pocket.

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