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Fan thoughts on James Conner

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersrule6, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    2 three yard carris set you up in third and manageable. Jacksonville worked that to perfection this past season. It's the Pats bread and butter. Positive play positive play 1st down move the chains. Having a home run hitter is great but getting on base consistently is just as good
  2. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    Jags were a little better than 3 ypc. Fournette had 3.9 ypc, Yeldon 5.2. But I see your overall point.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2018
  3. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2011
    Can't contribute on the sidelines. Good change of pace back. Hopefully he can stay healthy and contribute but at this point he won't be in line to start except if Bell holds out. I believe they will draft a running back early.
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  4. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
  5. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Conner should have seen more situational playing time last year. 3rd and short with a full back in he should have been given more opportunities to get the first down. For the most part, I liked what I saw from his limited carries. He's certainly not going to be a featured back on this team or any other but if he can stay healthy he can contribute quite a bit to the success of this offense.
  6. Hammer

    Hammer Member

    Mar 29, 2018
    I like his class, he runs hard and appears to be a team player. I think someone making a lot more money needs to take some notes.
  7. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    thank you Thorn,if given a chance his arrow will be pointing up. What people don't want to understand is

    James was never going to be the player LB is. He was brought in here to give LB rests (5-10) carries a game

    and play special teams. He never got a chance to show his wares. then he got hurt.
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  8. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    With his running style, he won't.
  9. WinTheNorth

    WinTheNorth Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011

    Sure... except for the fact that I can't decide who's avatar haunts me more... your's or the guy with the little girl with ben's head. :drinks:
  10. Iowasteeljim

    Iowasteeljim Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Yeah, it is a little creepy, but so am I!
  11. MeanJoeBlue

    MeanJoeBlue Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2013
    The way I look at it, Conner was the 41st pick of the 3rd round, third from last.
    Closer to being a 4th rounder than a (non-compensatory) 3rd rounder.

    If any of the 29 teams that picked ahead of the Steelers had a 4th round value on Conner, then the odds go down that he would still be available for the Steelers to draft in the 4th round. It was not an obvious huge reach, as some people suggest. (The NFL site draftniks gave it a "B" grade.)
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  12. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    If Bell holds out like last year, and JC gets 10 carries a game in the preseason, he will be hurt before the season even starts.
  13. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2015
    If Bell holds out? It's pretty much guaranteed.
  14. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    Yea, but if I didn't say "if" someone would pipe up and say that it isn't a given. ;)
  15. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    Last year, Connor has zero carries in two preseason games, 4 in another, and 20 in one vs ATL. I wouldn't think he'd need as much 'work' this preseason as compared to his rookie yr, as presumably 'he knows the offense' now.

    But point taken. Connor running style and injury history doesn't suggest a guy who can have 20 carries a game for an extended period.
  16. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    Bell did not hold out last year. Nor will he this year. Once he signed his tag, he promptly showed up.
  17. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    See above.
  18. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    OK, technically you're right. But it has the same impact. Bell won't be really ready until week 4. It's a sh-t way to start the season.
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  19. Coastal Steeler

    Coastal Steeler

    Oct 16, 2011
    dagone johnritchy is a mother FUC*IN Turd man. Sheesh. And I am just a poor ole Marine trying to get by but, I like CONNOR. Pardon my french but the dude needed it
  20. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    Don’t be bashful

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