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Nat adds depth to Safety unit

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Watt Wack, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

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    I like when they at least _TRY_ to upgrade weak units like they did here.
     
  2. jeh1856

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    Is he any good or is he a fill in the blank guy while we hope someone else develops?
     
  3. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

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    Odds are he is a fill in the blank guy, but watching his highlight tapes, he made a lot of good plays, including on ST, so worst case scenario, he can offer solid ST play while providing some depth. I like moves like this, it's better than sitting on your hands.
     
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  4. Formerscribe

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    Agreed. I assumed he would end up competing with Marcus Allen for a roster spot. How many defensive backs can they keep? I'm guessing they will keep five cornerbacks: Haden, Burns, Hilton, Sutton and Allen. Of course, Burnett, Davis and Edmunds will make the team. That leaves a fourth safety spot for Allen or Behre.
     
  5. jeh1856

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    Allen will be on the roster. No competition this year between him and Behre. You don’t draft a guy 5th round to cut him for a free agent.
     
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  6. thorn058

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    I think we are going to need to start using M. Allen and B. Allen to avoid confusion.
     
  7. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

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    Actually, it happens all the time. Now maybe not a 2nd rounder, but a 5th? Sure. Best man wins. What if Allen comes in and is terrible at ST? Nat wins out.
     
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  8. TheSteelHurtin2188

    TheSteelHurtin2188 Well-Known Member

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    Special teams ace. Not afraid to hit. Anything more than that is an added bonus.
     
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  9. jeh1856

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    Absolutely, but your word terrible is important. So possible, yes, most likely, I wouldn’t think so.

    Time will tell.
     
  10. dobbler-33

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    The big DB project Allen from last season needs to stay in my opinion. Great size and measurables would love to see him in the mix. Too big of an upside to dump just yet.

    Nat is depth and a pretty good special teams guy if healthy. Not hey bey good in either category don't see him making the cut but if he does... Hell yeah get some kid make us proud. Insert any name and I'll root the same. Even if it's a brain fart decision from a fan view, I'm a fan and can only enjoy who they put in pads. Let's Goooooo!!!
     
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  11. Formerscribe

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    Wasn't Marcus Allen supposed to be an excellent special teams player in college?

    You don't see fifth rounders cut often, which makes me think Behre is going to have a tough time making the team or they are going to keep 10 defensive backs.
     
  12. AskQuestionsLater

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    Considering that Marcus Allen was not only one of the most violent hitting safeties entering the draft but also one of the most sure tacklers as well, I do not believe him cracking the final 53 will be an issue.


    Despite that, Nat Behre still has a place on this team. He is going to essentially command the special teams and has versatility in a multi arrary of spots.
     
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  13. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    They will keep 10. Usually keep 6 CB and 4 S. I'll bet 5&5 this year.:cool:
     
  14. mac daddyo

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    Hilton was talking about them using more of the 7 DB looks that they played a little of in certain situations. :cool:
     
  15. JAD

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    I don't know Dobbler, after watching the tape, Nat was making some very nice special team plays and taking some good angles from a safety position. Something we haven't seen from a Steeler in a long time including hey bey.
     
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  16. Watt Wack

    Watt Wack Well-Known Member

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    Steelers' history of 5th round picks

    - Brian Allen
    - Feeney (6th, had no 5th)
    - Jesse James
    - Shaq Richardson, Wesley Johnson
    - Terry Hawthorne
    - Chris Rainey
    - Chris Carter
    - Crezdon Butler, Steve Sylvester
    - Joe Burnett, Frank Summers
    - Dennis Dixon
    - Cameron Stepheson
    - Omar Jacobs, Charles Davis
    - Rian Wallace
    - Nate Adibi
    - Brian St. Pierre

    It's no given a 5th rounder makes it.
     
  17. steelersrule6

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    I don't see Nat playing much on defense unless there are injuries, special teams will be his ticket to a roster spot.
     
  18. Blast Furnace

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    Some info on him. Injury history is not encouraging.


    Berhe is a good guy who has never complained about his role with the Giants, and he’s also a good special teams player.

    As a safety, he’s a bit of a ‘tweener. He’s not really big enough to be a full-time box safety, and he’s not really rangy enough to be a full-time center fielder. That said, he’s a pretty decent player. He is a bone-crunching hitter who calls himself “The Missile.”

    He had a chance to be a starter in 2015, but missed the whole year due to calf surgery. He moved into the lineup in 2016 when Darian Thompson got hurt, but lasted only two games before he was felled by a concussion. He ended up with multiple concussions that season, and the way he plays concussions are always a concern. I’m not sure how many he has had overall.

    He’s nice depth, and probably capable of a bigger role than he had with the Giants.
     
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  19. Watt Wack

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    Yea, reading on his injury history, odds are not good he will stay in one piece, but you never know.
     
  20. Thigpen82

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    He comes across as a good guy. On paper he's an upgrade from Golden et al. I'm rooting for him.
     
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  21. mac daddyo

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    Maybe the rule change will change his style and help the concussion concerns.:cool:
     
  22. Busman

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    Good pickup. That hit at :27 with the new rules would have them both ejected from game
     
  23. Disco1981

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    Addition by subtraction...No Mitchell, Gay, Golden...Add in Allen, Berhe, and Allen HAS to be better imo
     
  24. jeh1856

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    You are correct. I'm just afraid we are looking at a move up to mediocrity as a good thing.
     
  25. thorn058

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    When you're at the bottom of the hole every move upwards is an improvement.
     
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