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Starting Center Battle

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Remahlehs, May 24, 2022.

  1. Remahlehs

    Remahlehs Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2018
    It appears that the competition for starting Center is off to a hot start

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  2. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016
    It has been now reported that both Dotson and Green are locked into battle for the Left Guard position; just as @jeh1856 predicted all along. Should be a good one to watch overall as the Pre Season gets closer and closer. May the best man win.
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  3. Benny Lava

    Benny Lava Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2019
    This shouldn't be a surprise, honestly. Green was horrible at C last year and hardly played C in college. His best bet for success in the NFL is at G.
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  4. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    I think the battle will be between J.C. Hassenauer and Kendrick Green to see who gets that backup C/G position that the Steelers have always valued so much. This is a guy that doesn't get to be promoted to a starting G position, because they like to keep his available in case their starting center does go down. BJ Finney had this role for 4 years and last year it was Hassenauer's roll.
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  5. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    It's great building some utility depth.
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  6. Jball

    Jball Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    I'm afraid that Green's physical limitations will keep him from being a quality starter. Can he be serviceable? With the proper training, I suppose.

    He has a horrible trait for OL, short arms. He needs to learn that one arm is longer than two. He needs to get stronger. I pray to god Munch comes back.

    Maybe if you get him in space, he can use his attributes, agility, and ferocity .
  7. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2011
    He's not.

    Green is a guard. He was pushed backward so many times playing center it was nauseating! It baffles me how long they let him go before putting Hassenauer in who played respectable. I feel Green won't be sniffing the center position more like a back up guard. Cole will start with Hassenauer as his back up.
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  8. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Webster, Hartings, (another lucky guy to get out of Detroit and get a Ring) Mansfield, Pouncey, and Dawson.

    It just seems the Pittsburgh Steelers should have a great center anchoring the O-line. Whoever is under center next season would be a lot more confident if he was smacking the nuts of one of the above mentioned.
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  9. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    They said green showed up bigger.:cool:
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  10. jeh1856

    jeh1856 That was my bed

    Oct 26, 2011
    Maybe Pickett will show up with bigger hands
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  11. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
  12. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2017
    Technique Technique Technique...Green is plenty big enough, and holds the weightlifting records at Illinois...Him getting constantly pushed back HAS TO BE technique
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  13. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2020
  14. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    Green had to start at center not really because the Steelers wanted to start him but they didn't really have much of choice not to.

    He may be better suited at Guard, but he may still have hope to catch on at Center.

    It wasn't pretty, think he just needs to learn better leverage with his strength, so he doesn't get bowled over and blown back by really good DT's.
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  15. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2012
    cracks me up seeing fans ***** about green’s arm length in one sentence and talk about pouncey in the next. There is 1/4” difference in their arm lengths. :lolol:
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  16. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    pouncey had his share of getting pushed back as well. :cool:
  17. jeh1856

    jeh1856 That was my bed

    Oct 26, 2011
    Not with as much velocity as Green
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  18. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    just looked that way because ben got worse and worse at moving. another words he didn't or couldn't. :smiley1::cool:
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