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The Official Calvin Austin III Thread

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by GoldBurgh, Mar 5, 2023.

  1. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

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    Funny, I will say this about Austin...

    I don't look for him to be on the punt team as a gunner anytime soon. :) Now those guys have to fight their way down the field.
     
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  2. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    I just pointed him to this message board, and the depth of knowledge blew him away
     
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  3. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't have...I don't have time with work, and music for Me to call the Defense.
     
  4. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    That’s OK… we’ve got at least 50 offensive coordinators here
     
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  5. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Very rare. I thought maybe Bush would defeat the odds, the people who were concerned about his height were right.

    It’s fair to be concerned about Austins size.
     
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  6. METALMAN_68

    METALMAN_68 Well-Known Member

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    While the heighth of Bush isn't ideal, I would say that the ACL and his lack of heart were more of a problem. Besides, isn't a shorter Bush kinda the thing now?
     
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  7. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Of course. That is how you get a receiver with his college production, speed, hands, and route-running in the fourth round.
     
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  8. CK 13

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    Working out with Pickett and Trubisky in Florida.
     
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  9. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    some are particularly offensive
     
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  10. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure out of those 50 they could devise a better game plan then Mr. Saturday. At lease install Hot Routes which seems Canada knows nothing about but the lover of the Jet Sweep
     
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  11. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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  12. SteelersFan369

    SteelersFan369 Well-Known Member

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    Austin is 20 lbs lighter and 2 inches taller than Sproles, so Sproles had more weight in a smaller package. I have high hopes for Austin this season.
    Austin 5-8 170
    Sproles 5-6 190

    Sproles amazingly played 15 seasons in the NFL, he is the GOAT for 5'-6" players. Kinda like Calvin Murphy was in NBA, though 3 inches taller than Sproles.
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  13. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Sproles is a unicorn and those 20lbs make a big difference. Wes Welker is a closer match, 5’9” 185lbs. I’d take Wes Welker production out of Austin.

    I’m sure they have gotten Austins weight up over the course of the season. Had nothing else to do but study the playbook and workout.
     
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  14. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Manny Sanders when drafted by Steelers was not a big athlete, but he could play. I hope Austin can play as good as Manny was for Steelers.
     
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  15. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    Had me lost for a second …. Who is Manny… lol
     
  16. Formerscribe

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    I assumed he was talking about Emmanuel Sanders.
     
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  17. Dusty1

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    He’s a fast guy. He didn’t play at all last year. Probably injured. He’s 5’7” 170. I’m having a hard time with this one, as my mind defaults to “too small” to excel in a league filled with really big dudes.

    I hope he shows out for his team and himself and makes us all believers in him.

    But my mind defaults.
     
  18. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Emanuel Sanders, locals called him Manny.Very good player ,lets hope Austin could be half the player Sanders was.
     
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  19. Kolbassi

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    don't forget the great junior edelman.
     
  20. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    You think

    In surprised that wasn’t mentioned here
     
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  21. BowToTroy43

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  22. oldschool

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    Look guy… Doses of reality are for the regular season, we’re all tryin to dream and live a little over here.

    Now go piss on some other guys lawn.




    (P.S. - If it wasn’t clear, I completely agree…)
     
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  23. Blast Furnace

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    Don’t know if this has been posted before but here is Austin getting the better of Sauce. Guy has some release.

    Sauce calls him the toughest receiver he’s had to cover.
     
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  24. Steel the Win on Sunday

    Steel the Win on Sunday Well-Known Member

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    Was Wes Welker, Cole Beasley, or Julian Edelman big? Hell, no! But they were productive and durable and had long, excellent careers. And none of those guys even come close to CAIIIs speed.
     
  25. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

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    One of the advantages of living outside of Hooterville is I can go outside and pee on my own lawn :smiley1:
     
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