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Hypothetical questions

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Jball, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. Jball

    Jball Well-Known Member

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    A couple buddies and I, for fun, come up with hypothetical questions for each other and see who is right throughout the season. And we can look back about how wrong we were. lol

    I just got these three sent to me. Curious what you guys think.

    1. What is the percentage chance that Claypool has more total TD's than Watt has sacks this season?

    2. Over or under, Ben will start at least 13 games this year?

    3. What's more likely? A)Harris rushes for at least 1,100 yds for the season, or B) He has one run of over 50+ yards?

    Feel free to fire off your own if you want.
     
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  2. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Still working on the training

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    83.7%

    Under, way under

    A @ 76.2 %
     
  3. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    5.6%
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    A 90% if no injury.
     
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  4. AskQuestionsLater

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    1.) 49%-51% for me; 51% goes to T.J. There are way too many other forms of personnel to account for before even factoring in T.J. Watt. For that matter, that was the case in 2020 as T.J. Watt led the league in sacks. Now that he has a Training Camp to work with, the other players as well along with improved depth, I personally have no doubt that T.J. Watt can eclipse his 2020 totals; surpassing the record even now that the NFL has a 17 week season. Chase Claypool will have more total touchdowns but will be slightly less by contrast of Matt Canada; multi role, multi usage personnel. In short? More than one player will have an opportunity to receive the Football. Najee Harris compounds the case even more as the team is hell bent on getting back to basics and running the football not just more but with more success than in 2020; a hit for the passing game. Add the bounce back season of Diontae Johnson, JuJu and another 2021 Rookie in Pat Freiermuth and Chase Claypool might only add upwards up to two total to his impressive double digit rookie season.



    2.) Agree with @jeh1856 on this one. Too difficult to judge though based on how early Big Ben's body gives out. However, my biggest concern is not so much his body as I believe it is on its last anyhow but if either Mason or Dwayne have improved to such a considerable degree that the team could be playoff worthy.


    3.) I assume which happens first? If my assumption is correct, B. A 50 yard run, while very difficult to pull off, is not impossible. Given the fact that the team takes on the likes of Los Vegas in Week 2, a team that is not known for their Run Defense, I would imagine the big yard run happens here. If not here, Week 3 against Cincinnati.





    Given the fact that we are permitted to fire off our own hypothetical, I actually would like to pose some more questions to the OP. Let us use the first three and then add the subsequent 17.


    4.) Who has a better chance of becoming the Week One starter as the Nickelback, Antoine Brooks Jr., Shakur Brown or Arthur Maulet?


    5.) How early will Pat Freiermuth overtake Eric Ebron in the Regular Season?


    5.) Who will have more Interceptions; Terrell Edmunds or Cam Sutton?


    6.) Give me a percentage of how often Derek Watt will be used in this new Offense in 2021.


    7.) Give me a total number of snaps James Pierre plays in 2021.


    8) Give me a total stat line for Najee Harris (see my sig for reference).


    9.) Who has a better chance of becoming a First All Pro at their position? Devin Bush or Terrell Edmunds


    10.) Who has a better chance to win the Defensive Player of the Year; T.J. Watt or Minkah Fitzpatrick?


    11.) Who will lead the Defense in Defensive Touchdowns?


    12.) Which Offensive Lineman will yield the most overall penalties? Least?


    13.) Who will garner more Pro Bowl Consideration? Najee Harris or Chase Claypool?


    14.) How many games will Joe Haden play in the 2021 Season?


    15.) Give me a percentage of Field Goals made by Cris Boswell.


    16.) Who wins the battle of the Punters? Jordan Berry or Presley Harvin III


    17.) Which Receiver will reach 1000 yards first?


    18.) Who will have more sacks? Stephon Tuitt or Cameron Hewyard.


    19.) Give me a total stat line for Devin Bush.


    20.) Which of these two players have a better shot of making their first Pro Bowl? Diontae Johnson or Chase Claypool?
     
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  5. turtle

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    AQL just shot off 20....hold my beer he says, I'm just gittin started
     
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  6. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    1. 0.00% unless TJ is injured

    2. Over assuming they make the playoffs.

    3. (A) barring injury
     
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  7. turtle

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    #1 - no way Claypool has more TD receptions than Watt sacks so I say 5%. I think Watt has 14+

    #2 - Over on whether Ben starts 13 games or more

    #3 - more likely is A. total cumulative vs a one off is always the safe bet.
     
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  8. turtle

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    Here's one to add to the list if AQL's Tolstoy list didn't bring it up.....Percentage that David DeCastro returns to the Steelers mid season and Trai Turner is shown the curb. Feel free to parcel that out however and into how many questions you feel appropriate.
     
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  9. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    1. 60%
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    4 as others have mentioned their are many questions for this 2021 edition of the Pgh Steelers, But
    isn't it also true for 90% of the teams in the NFL? I think so, that's why they play the games.
     
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  10. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    1. 4.7% chance. Only shot at this happening is if TJ is injured.

    2. Over. It wouldn't shock me at all if Ben plays all 17 games. He will just play injured for about nine of them.

    3. B. Harris is like Bell, but with top end speed. He will definitely break one for 50+ this year. I'm not so sure he gets to 1100 on the season. He is a rookie after all.
     
  11. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    4.) Who has a better chance of becoming the Week One starter as the Nickelback, Antoine Brooks Jr., Shakur Brown or Arthur Maulet?
    Arthur Maulet

    5.) How early will Pat Freiermuth overtake Eric Ebron in the Regular Season?

    Week 6

    5.) Who will have more Interceptions; Terrell Edmunds or Cam Sutton?
    Terrell Edmunds

    6.) Give me a percentage of how often Derek Watt will be used in this new Offense in 2021.
    4.7%

    7.) Give me a total number of snaps James Pierre plays in 2021.
    Pierre will be used very little. I believe the Steelers will bring in a veteran corner after camp cuts, that will likely bump JP down the depth chart.

    8) Give me a total stat line for Najee Harris (see my sig for reference).
    950 rushing, 400 receiving, 10 TDs

    9.) Who has a better chance of becoming a First All Pro at their position? Devin Bush or Terrell Edmunds
    Devin Bush

    10.) Who has a better chance to win the Defensive Player of the Year; T.J. Watt or Minkah Fitzpatrick?
    TJ Watt

    11.) Who will lead the Defense in Defensive Touchdowns?

    Terrell Edmunds

    12.) Which Offensive Lineman will yield the most overall penalties? Least?

    Zach Banner

    13.) Who will garner more Pro Bowl Consideration? Najee Harris or Chase Claypool?
    Najee Harris

    14.) How many games will Joe Haden play in the 2021 Season?

    14

    15.) Give me a percentage of Field Goals made by Cris Boswell.
    97.8%

    16.) Who wins the battle of the Punters? Jordan Berry or Presley Harvin III
    Jordan Berry

    17.) Which Receiver will reach 1000 yards first?
    Dionte Johnson

    18.) Who will have more sacks? Stephon Tuitt or Cameron Hewyard.
    Stephon Tuitt

    19.) Give me a total stat line for Devin Bush.
    116 Tackles, 6 sacks, 2 Ints, 3 FRs

    20.) Which of these two players have a better shot of making their first Pro Bowl? Diontae Johnson or Chase Claypool?
    Dionte Johnson
     
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  12. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    how many beers will jeh consume throughout the season?

    how many times will heinz mustard say we are doomed throughout the season?

    how many people will scribe argue with this season?

    how many times will glemm say who?

    how many times will we see the chief (terrible towel flying) post this season?

    is bigfoot real?

    these are the questions most want to know. :smiley1::cool:
     
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  13. 86WardsWay

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    ...More than I will.
    ...122
    ...123
    ...124
    ...12-(I will fish out 2 of those responses).
    ...Yes. He voted twice in 2020.


    .............This is a fun game. My turn. Will SDOT actually boycott a single play this season?
     
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  14. steel machine

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    To add to mac daddyo:

    How many times will Tomlin must go be said?
     
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  15. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    Preseason or Regular?
     
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  16. Seven4Steel

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    The problem with hypothetical questions to be reviewed in hindsight is when the questions are not definitive. You can't come back to "how likely" something would be with the answer. (Edited, per @86WardsWay)

    So...

    TJ will have more sacks than Claypool td's
    Ben starts 12 games
    Najee breaks a 50+ before hitting 1100 yards :hehehe:
     
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  17. 86WardsWay

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    I think you've been listening too much to that Jen BSaki tool.:hmm:
     
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  18. Seven4Steel

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    Lol, I listen to her as little as possible, but good catch. You can only listen to her for so long before your forehead gets sore from facepalming.

    (I edited it because I started feeling sick at my stomach with the thought of sounding like her)
     
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  19. Maddog78

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    1) Mr. Blutarsky...
    2) Over
    3) Both
     
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  20. steelersrule6

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    1.0%
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    3.Harris gets 1,100 yards
     
  21. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Still working on the training

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    Does this include preseason and post season?

    That might require pulling my abacus out to calculate.
     
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  22. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    is that what you call it? i just call mine cobra.:smiley1::cool:
     
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  23. Daddymac10

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    1. 0%
    2. over
    3. (A) Harris rushes for at least over 1100 yards this season..
    ....McFarland will get the 50+ splash plays (jet sweep)
     
  24. Seven4Steel

    Seven4Steel Well-Known Member

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    I call mine "Bud." Our conversations have gone in many different directions.

    "Bud, nice one. Rocked that one out."

    "WTF was THAT, Bud? She's not coming back after that performance."

    "Okay, Bud, almost done? I didn't drink that much. I've got things to do."

    "Seriously, Bud. Get in there."

    "Yeah, I hear the echo, too, Bud. It's safe, trust me. That cave has been explored many times."
     
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  25. S.T.D

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    I'm trying not 2 like, or anything here, but You people make it hard 4 me not 2.
     
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