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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by StrongasSteel, Jan 9, 2022.

  1. StrongasSteel

    StrongasSteel New Member

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    Strange subject for my first post (I read stuff here everyday!)....but I really think we should start Waitman in KC. Harvin's 30-something yard punt from our endzone gift-wrapped a score for Baltimore. The announcers pointed out that Baltimore was taking advantage of field position. For a team with issues, we can't afford to gift-wrap anything for anyone.

    And while we're at it, fire Danny Smith and his disgusting mouth full of gum.
     
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  2. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    I mentioned about my worries about Harvin punting in cold weather earlier in the season. He has punted his entire HS and college career in the deep South and never had to punt in cold weather. As the season went on and the weather turned colder he punted worse and worse.
     
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  3. SteelerGlenn

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    Good first post. If you start up with the redundant Tomlin sucks posts I’ll have to reconsider.
    But yeah I’d play Waitman next week. Although he did play against KC a couple weeks ago and it didn’t make much of a difference.
     
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  4. defva

    defva Well-Known Member

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    Can Harvin play another position? ... lol
     
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  5. D0bre Shunka

    D0bre Shunka Well-Known Member

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    Wait man should be in and Harvin out. Which means they’ll play Harvin pi$$ing me off to no end.
     
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  6. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    I would play Waitman.

    I actually like Danny Smith as a coach though. I think he is pretty good. Before he came around our kick and punt coverage was pretty bad. It has sort of cleaned up since he has been here. He must not be good and coaching up punting technique though.
     
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  7. SteelerGlenn

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    Bill Cowher was a special teams coach. I doubt he was teaching the punter anything he didn’t already know.
     
  8. Clive From PIT

    Clive From PIT Site Admin

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    If only it were possible to coach using your jaw muscles…

    I will say, they’ve cleaned up the block-in-the-back stuff as the season wore on.
     
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  9. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    That is a good point. Whatever the reason, Harvin is a liability right now. Waitman is a competent NFL punter, therefore he should be the one punting for the Steelers in Kansas City Sunday.
     
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  10. Benny Lava

    Benny Lava Well-Known Member

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    Waitman is better than Harvin at punting. That's all that matters really. It's not relevant that the Steelers spent a draft pick on Harvin, or that Harvin's dad passed away recently.

    If the goal is to maximize our chances of a win against a red hot Chiefs team we must play our best players. And Waitman is the best punter we have.
     
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  11. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    QB
     
  12. Blast Furnace

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    We’ll see if Tomlin remains stubborn or learns from past mistakes but most likely he will trot out Harvin and Bush next week.

    Bush you probably don’t have a choice but Waitman should definitely get the nod.

    We all know Dotson should have played last years playoff game but of course that didn’t happen.
     
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  13. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    This is what happens when you get rid of a punter that is better than what you draft just to save a little money. All the hype about Harvin "flipping the field" was more false gossip to wipe over the mistake of using a draft pick for a punter. Water under the bridge at this point and I think you're right about undrafted Waitman being the better choice. JMO>
     
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  14. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    Tomlin will use Harvin. Maybe if he shanks a few he'll change his mind.

    I think the year we handed first losses to Patriots and Eagles we never had to punt in the Eagle game so we'll just do that. Problem solved.;+)
     
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  15. FosterMorris

    FosterMorris Well-Known Member

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    Probably several up to and including DE. That's why they drafted a behemoth of a punter- if he doesn't work out as planned he can always put on 30 pounds and play the Nose.
     
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  16. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    I feel really terrible about Pressley Harvin and his situation. But Corliss Whitman out punted him a ton in the two games he played. He needs to be the guy.

    Let Harvin come back next training camp and compete. I feel he needs to be in better shape, needs to lose about 30 pounds and get more lean add muscle.

    I know this is punter we are talking about, but they are still dang athletes.
     
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  17. Tarasovic

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    I was certainly expecting much more out of Harvin this year. The much ballyhooed punter has been pedestrian at best. Crazy to spend a draft pick on him when he could have been signed afterwards and maybe there was a pearl of an Offensive lineman to snatch up late. Start Corliss.
     
  18. JAD

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    Totally agree, I was shocked to see Harvin punting yesterday even though I fell bad for his situation but Whitman was clearly better.

    Bush starting also surprised me that he started. At this point Spillane is better against the run.

    Sometimes Tomlin remains stubborn for too long. Also agree he'll trot out Harvin and Bush again next week.
     
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  19. jrompola

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    We can by sympathetic to Harvin's situation and also play Waitman. Both have punted this year and I wouldn't live in my fears of having to play the guy who was drafted. Start Waitman and then have them compete next year for the job.

    I'm about done with Bush. I see 0 effort in engaging would be blockers. Make them think twice about blocking you and blow them up early in the game.
     
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  20. Remahlehs

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    Punter, being such an independent role, seems like it'd be very easy to determine the day of. See who kicks better in pregame and give that player the nod.
     
  21. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    It's an either/or situation - no way they suit up 2 punters, right? :shrug:
     
  22. MadtownDruankard

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    Hopefully ILB. He can't be any worse than Bush.
     
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  23. Brice

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    Didn't Baltimore's punter have like a 20 yard shank as well?

    I also remember Harvin booting a punt like 65 yards.

    The good news is that Harvin has Bos to teach him how to over come the shanks.
     
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  24. Benny Lava

    Benny Lava Well-Known Member

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  25. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    Ravens punter has been in the league a long time, he is/was a great punter. It is probably one of the few shanks of his career.
     
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