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Jaylen Warren cracks top 20 list.

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, Jun 24, 2024.

  1. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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  2. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    i think corderrell is pretty good too. i believe we are loaded at RB right now.:cool:
     
  3. Formerscribe

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    If that is the case, why was Harris getting the majority of the playing time in 2023?
     
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  4. METALMAN_68

    METALMAN_68 Well-Known Member

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    Awe... you did it now. 5 page debate starts in 3....2....1.....
     
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  5. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I’m talking about moving forward. Harris was the starter last year, up and coming players always push people out the door.

    Thats Warren.
     
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  6. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Probably!

    It’s crazy, for some reason people get very bent out of shape by others thinking Warren is a better RB. You’d think Im comparing Dri Archer to Harris.

    Warren is a very good RB, it’s not an insult or a crazy thought to think he is better.
     
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  7. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say one is necessarily ‘better’ given how different they are, Warrens skill-set is harder to find, that breakaway speed and elusiveness is really rare and they can keep him for another year on the cheap as a RFA after this year while Harris is about to get really expensive.

    Ideally you keep them both but that’s not realistic with all the other needs they have
     
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  8. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I think Warren has better vision and hits the hole faster. I don’t think they have any interest in making him a bell cow, they’ll continue the RB by committee with Warren assuming the lead roll.

    And yes, I believe he was rated the most elusive RB in the league. He has excellent traits that transcends well to having success on the football field.
     
  9. Steelersfan43

    Steelersfan43 Well-Known Member

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    For 2024,we need both....Not a good idea to gave 350-400 touch at only one RB,otherwise he will be tired in november and after that...It was a major problem for the steelers under Tomlin before the 2022 season and I don't want it again....
     
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  10. Aerosteel

    Aerosteel Well-Known Member

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    They could have conceivably kept both for 2025 if they opted for Najee's 5th year and made Warren an RFA, but there is no way they could have kept both for 2026 if they keep playing at their current levels. Add into that the uncertainty at QB - one of them could ball out this year, necessitating a big contract and they will also have to negotiate a massive extension for TJ after this season.
     
  11. METALMAN_68

    METALMAN_68 Well-Known Member

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    In case you hadn't noticed, some around here get quite bent out of shape about nearly any opinion that differs from theirs. More so than usual it seems lately.
     
  12. Formerscribe

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    Warren is one year younger than Harris with one fewer season in the NFL, so it's not like a younger player taking a job from an aging veteran.

    You suggested they like Warren better. They didn't show it in 2023, when they stuck with Harris as the primary back.
     
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  13. Formerscribe

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    That is why they should have exercised the option, so they wouldn't have to worry about the position in 2026. That would have been the perfect time to let Harris go, when it was time for him to get paid.
     
  14. Formerscribe

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    Smith's offense does well with a bell cow. I don't think Warren can be that guy. He hasn't carried that sort of load in the NFL and he doesn't protect the ball as well as Harris.
     
  15. Formerscribe

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    Who is getting bent out of shape? The evidence, at least so far, just doesn't support that claim.
     
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  16. DJ18Baller

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    I was thinking Warren would over take Harris last year and it never happened. With them not picking up Harris 5th year option I’m thinking they run the wheels off him again this year. They will likely need to with one of the worst projected passing offenses in football.
     
  17. DJ18Baller

    DJ18Baller Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think he is necessarily talking about this thread…
     
  18. Bubbahotep

    Bubbahotep Well-Known Member

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    Maybe so, but in almost every game late in the season, Warren's snap count was increasing. The coaches obviously saw something they liked.
     
  19. Formerscribe

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    There is a lot to like with Warren, but Harris had his three highest carry totals in the final three games. The coaches also saw Warren struggle to protect the ball in the bad weather, which is why Harris had a season-high 31 touches in Week 18 against the Ravens.
     
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  20. JAD

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    Harris will never break a long run for a touchdown, just dosen't have the speed. Agree also that Warren has better vision and quicker to hit the hole.
    Also Harris can pile drive better and better at no fumbling so they do compliment each other but also think you can get a lot of running backs like Harris that can pile drive and get 1 yard if needed. It's much harder to find a running back like Warren. There are very few backs like Bettis, Franco and Derrick Henry.
     
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  21. mikeyg

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    do we have to answer that for you?
     
  22. mikeyg

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    bad weather - 1 game.

    enough of that narrative.

    yes - it was / is a concern, we concede.

    next.
     
  23. JAD

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  24. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Soooooo.....You predict no bad weather ever again???
    I really find it funny that nobody is worried that a RB that has over 600 less touches....let's repeat that.....600....not 60....not 6 , but 600 less touches of the football than another Rb, and yet has the same amount of fumbles , and it's not a thing. Wow!!!!
    I guess this is me getting bent out of shape because I worry about My Rb fumbling the ball. :shrug: Sorry....I'm so bent out of shape. LoL
     
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  25. mikeyg

    mikeyg Well-Known Member

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    they will work on improving this. his upside is higher than Harris', and this is part of his downside. that game was a MONSOON. yes, he struggled. that won't happen much, if EVER, again.

    you do exaggerate a bit about your "RB fumbling the ball" as if it some sort of nightmare problem.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2024

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