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Gareon Conley- Raiders CB

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersrule6, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011

    He might be worth looking into, I wouldn't give up a first round pick for him though. I'm not sure how well he has played this season for the Raiders, he was injured much of last season as a rookie.
  2. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    My understanding is he hasn't played well at all. The same is true of Jenkins. Neither is worth a high pick.
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  3. MojaveDesertPghFan


    Oct 19, 2011
    Like the story about the bear chasing two guys and one says "I sure hope we can outrun this bear" and the other guy says "I don't have to be faster than the bear - just faster than you". Except in the Steelers case, doesn't matter if he plays bad so long as it isn't worse than Artie Burns. ;)
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  4. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    Burns is worse than Blake let that sink in
  5. mcam

    mcam Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2017
    I kind of feel for Burns right now. The dude has no confidence. That's not good. He hasn't always played as poorly as we have been seeing, which tells me he is in a slump. If I'm coach, I'm finding what he does well and try to put him in those positions more to help him build confidence. << think that's the key at this time. Think he's at an all time low.
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  6. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016
    Only major player worth acquiring would be Peterson. Issue is the team does not seem interested.... or so we are made to believe.
  7. Busman


    Oct 18, 2011

    AB is making a case for Peterson to become a Steeler lol .
  8. defva

    defva Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    We don't make blockbuster trades like the Peterson trade.
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  9. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    heck was watching B W webb the other night play pretty well for the giants. what happens here? :cool:
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  10. tyler christopher

    tyler christopher Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2016
    We don't because usually we do not have cap space but we will actually have a ton cause of shazier and bell coming off payroll. I think it is actually possible they will do something cause we are real thin in secondary... Burnett might not play this year and if they want to bench burns they really can not. They are gonna pick up someone for the secondary anyway might as well make it good........
  11. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2011
    More realistic trade would be for chris Harris or Bradley Roby in denver
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  12. biggbunch68


    Apr 26, 2012
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  13. BK99

    BK99 Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    I got smacked around for saying Burns wasn't that good when he was in his rookie season. Just about everyone thought he was going to get better and while I hoped he would I kind of knew it wasn't going to happen. Burns guessed right and broke on some routes early on but that is his issue, now teams are throwing at him because he bites on every little juke and double move.

    The reason he does that is because he is a long strider, this means that it takes him longer to get to top speed and then doesn't allow him to change direction quickly enough to be a CB at the NFL level. He also lacks the instinct and football I.Q. needed to be a great zone CB, so make no mistake, Burns is done and after the season the team would be smart to try and get a 5th or 6th round pick to trade him.

    When it comes to a CB they need to look at CBs that fit their defense, remember Asomugha tanking with the Eagles? He was a great man to man CB but he didn't have the smarts to play zone and he looked bad as his career came to an end, just the wrong guy for that scheme, Peterson is the only one worth signing unless they can get an average CB from somewhere for a 5th or 6th round pick, right now an average CB is an upgrade over Burns and Sensabaugh.
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  14. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2011
  15. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2017
    Would love to take a flier on Roby. Still think we need to stop being dumb and go after Peterson.
  16. Diamond

    Diamond Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2012
    The giants just traded their 1st round pick eli apple to the saints for a 4th round this year and a 7th round the following year, I have no idea why the saints wanted this head case....
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  17. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    Burnett practiced yesterday.
  18. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    I understand not being familiar with Roby, but you don't know who Chris Harris is?
  19. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    You probably could get either one of those guys without giving up a first round pick.
  20. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Me neither.
  21. Clive From PIT

    Clive From PIT

    Dec 14, 2015
    I like to think that a head case can be rehabilitated in the right environment (team attitude, veteran presence, coaching,...).
  22. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    Apple had been playing better for the Giants this season, too. He was certainly worth a shot.
  23. YinzerBuckeye

    YinzerBuckeye Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2015
    I'd offer a fourth or a fifth for Conley. Maybe that's just the Buckeye in me talking. Low football mileage guy that maybe better with a change of scenery.
  24. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    More realistic trade, see if Denver will trade Bradley Roby or Chris Harris.

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