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Jesse James

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by TuRnDoWnForWaTT, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling that the Patriots are going to come after James in FA. Gronk may retire. It just seems like something the Patriots would do. They love having multiple TEs, and the fact that it would weaken a competitor is just icing on the cake. Vance was as healthy this past season as he has ever been. Hopefully that trend continues, but the Steelers can't count on that. I hope the Steelers make a solid effort to keep JJ in Pittsburgh. The Steelers TE corps is stronger when JJ is a part of it. With the WR position up in the air, the last thing the Steelers need is another hole to fill.
     
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  2. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    If he leaves, they will definitely draft one then. Hockenson would look good in the black and gold :hehehe:.
     
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  3. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I would be happy with either of the Iowa TEs. I would just rather focus on defense, and not have to spend an early draft pick on a position that is already strong, if we keep what we have.
     
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  4. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    I actually could see us bring grumble back.:cool:
     
  5. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry we already have our TE of the " future"......Buck Rodgers.......I mean Bucky Hodges....

     
  6. Da_Cranberry

    Da_Cranberry Well-Known Member

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    Chowderheads are going to go after Hockenson for sure. They have a ton of picks and I can see them weaseling their way into a spot to get him.... As far as outlaw goes, I don't think they would make a run at him.
     
  7. Ryand877

    Ryand877 Well-Known Member

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    Could Samuels see some snaps at TE?
     
  8. IZONUFOTO

    IZONUFOTO Well-Known Member

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    Don't sleep on Bucky Hodges....dude is a beast....
     
  9. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    Plus he has a cool name.
     
  10. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly hope he's gone...Not a fan of his 3 yard catch...Stumbling and falling down like a baby giraffe
     
  11. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I think the Steelers will bring him back. He's steady eddy and tough as nails. Don't think he has missed a game yet.

    Comes up with catches to keep the chains moving. I think he should be featured more than he is.

    Kind of attitude this team needs, team guy all the way. He won't be looking to break the bank, he'll be back.
     
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  12. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    No, he's not big enough.
     
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  13. JAD

    JAD Well-Known Member

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    Agree, he has good hands and move the chains type of tight end., great attitude, very rarely makes mistakes, good second team tight end.
     
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  14. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    He doesnt have good enough hands nor run good enough routes to play for belichick.
     
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  15. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

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    He has good hands?
     
  16. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Yes. He had 2 drops last season. How long are fans going to kill him because of some bs rule that should have been a game winning TD.

    Such a bad rule that they changed it because of that call.
     
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  17. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Fixed that for you.;)
     
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  18. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    To this day I will still make the argument that the JJ catch, was a catch, even by the prior rules. Anyway you slice it he caught that ball.

    JJ's hands are great. His blocking has improved significantly. He runs nice tight routes with excellent timing. The only thing that keeps JJ from being a fulltime starter is that he is not going to break any tackles, and he certainly doesn't bowl people over like Vance does.

    The more and more I think about it, James may be a hot commodity in FA. There are not a lot of options out there for a team looking to sign a FA TE.
     
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  19. Stone

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    I don't remember what game it was but when he ran down the guy returning the blocked extra point and was going in for the score, he showed me more speed than I ever thought he had!
     
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  20. Disco1981

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    Lol...That was McDonald...JJ couldn't run down Ramon Foster from behind
     
  21. Disco1981

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    JJ's hands are blah...His blocking sucks, he just shields guys...Slow as molasses, and catches the ball and falls down...when he isn't tripping over his own feet...Just not a fan sorry
     
  22. Stone

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    It was Jesse James. I will find the game. Funny how people can have perceptions that are simply dead wrong.


    If you go to the highlights, it's the first TD the Steelers score at 7:47 in the 3rd.
    https://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2017111203/2017/REG10/steelers@colts
     
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  23. standupsteelerguy

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    agreed. he isn't what they need at that position. they need some who is an better receiver and a really, really good blocker. Gronk is both. JJ is average at best in both areas, he certainly will never scare anyone in the passing game like gronk does. In fairness, NO TE scares people in the passing game like gronk, Kelsey is close especially now that gronk seems to have slowed a bit, and the gap between JJ and kelsey is a bout 10 miles wide.
     
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  24. Disco1981

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  25. groutbrook

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    You might have been thinking of the game vs Bears a couple seasons ago when Vance ran down a blocked FG return to prevent a TD.

     

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