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James Connor

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Cranny, Dec 13, 2021.

  1. Cranny

    Cranny Well-Known Member

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    This guy is great for the Cardinals. When he was in Pittsburgh he would get hurt getting off the bus :). I don’t get it!
     
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  2. santeesteel

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    He does look really good. Had high hopes for him in Pittsburgh but, he couldn’t stay healthy. Cards have a better line?
     
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  3. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    They are using him in ways that maximize his talents and minimize injury risks. It also helps that Murray, Hopkins and even Green take the focus off him.
     
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  4. The Sodfather

    The Sodfather Well-Known Member

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    He's a great kid and I'm happy for him.
     
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  5. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

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    Maximizing a players talents? Now you're just talking crazy! It should be next man up, every square peg fits in a round hole.
     
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  6. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

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    And he's gotta be glad to get outta Pittsburgh and our **** offense.
     
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  7. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    I looked at the stat line for the Cards tonight and like I said Murray has more rushing yards than Conner but Conner has some nice receiving yards plus if they decide to cover Conner to you leave Ertz, Hopkins, or Green uncovered. He is in a good situation and being used the right way.
     
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  8. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised that Kingsbury is excelling coming from college. Really thought he was gonna be a dud as an NFL head coach.
     
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  9. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

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    It’s the Conner show tonight.
     
  10. jrompola

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    Congrats to james. Hope he finishes the year strong and gets paid. He deserves it.
     
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  11. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

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    Conner hurt on second to last play.
    Looks like he limped off after last play. He just kinda limped around the last play.
     
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  12. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    Looked like Murray got rolled up too.
     
  13. dobbler-33

    dobbler-33 Well-Known Member

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    Miss the kids grit here all things aside... Good for him... he’s in a better system and it’s paying off.
     
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  14. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Conner 14 tds lol

    Najee 16 tds … minus 10
     
  15. SteelerGlenn

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    is it really fair to compare a rookie to a five year vet? Not to mention Harris is running behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league.
     
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  16. biggbunch68

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    Its because our coaching staff doesnt know how to use the players we have, Our offense/ looks like crap year in year out, doesnt matter who our offensive cord is under Tomlin..
     
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  17. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    that may change with a change of qb. we could actually put in a different offense around a new QB, where we were not going to change a lot with what ben likes and does. our last 3 OC's had to change a lot of what their offense was to fit ben. if ben retires, things could change a good bit from what we have been used to. good or bad. :cool:
     
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  18. StillCurtain

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    Agree! While I was guilty of not having faith in him because of his injury issues I was rooting for him wherever he went. Better situational usage, o-line, scheme and coaching has benefitted him and the cards.
     
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  19. JAD

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    Happy for Connor, he deserves the change which benefits him and his strengths.
     
  20. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Nah Harris is doing fine he’s 6th in yards with this crap line. Not criticizing him lol

    they are both at 3.7 ypc
     
  21. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Can we come in

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    And Harris has a lot of potential upside. Connor, he’s peaked.
     
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  22. troybellringer55

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    He just needed to stay healthy and he has thus far. I never questioned his talent or commitment.

    He's been a TD machine, he always seems to do a lot of his best work 25 yards and in. He scored us a good bit of TD's.

    I think it was good for him to get a change of Scenery getting out of Western, PA. Get away from Erie, Pittsburgh, the whole cancer ordeal, the feel good story, and just get to focus on Football and try to stay healthy.

    He wouldn't of had the same success here. AZ has a younger more mobile QB, one of the best WR's in the league in Hopkins, and a much better offensive line than we do.

    He's a steal of a deal for AZ @ $1.75 million for one year. Which shows you what the majority of teams thought of him, that he was injury prone.
    Hopefully he gets a larger deal next year from the Cards or another team.

    I will always cheer for James, and I for one am happy for him.
     
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  23. Rush2seven

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    They said during the game that he said he worked harder in the off-season than ever before. I’m guessing the hard work is contributing to him being healthy as well as doing well. Best of luck to him.


    On an unrelated note, I don’t go as hard in anything I do as I could. But I don’t have the opportunity to make millions of dollars. It sometimes amazes me that these athletes don’t prepare themselves to the max. People like Brady and Antonio Brown (before the head injury in Cincinnati) demonstrate how hard work pays off. Excuse me while I reach for another donut and give a half-hearted effort on the bike later today.
     
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  24. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    Very Happy for James Conner. He's one of the few good guys in this me first attitude league.

    If the Steelers don't make the playoffs (which they probably won't) then I'm fully rooting for an Indianapolis Vs. Arizona SB and I will be cheering on James to win and hopefully be SBMVP. If Indy wins, that's good to me as well.

    TB and/or NE would totally suck!!!!!
     
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  25. Brice

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    He is doing exactly what Pittsburgh drafted him to do: Be the Thunder to Bells lightning.

    Not the lone feature back that they tried to convince everyone he was when Bell had his holdout.
     
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