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What's up with ignoring Dionte Johnson?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by 86WardsWay, Nov 20, 2022.

  1. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    This why I can't understand Tomlin.
  2. DJ18Baller

    DJ18Baller Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2021
    He sucks. 0 TDs on the season from a #1 WR l:lolol:
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  3. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Can't catch anything going away from him. Canada or Pickett or both don't care for him.
  4. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    It's hard to believe they can't get him more involved. It's a waste.
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  5. SDOT

    SDOT Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2016
    Metcalf >>>>
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  6. SteelHack

    SteelHack Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    Hard to believe they felt the need to pay him that big contract

    He better send Ben a Christmas card... because Ben force feeding him got him that fat contract

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  7. biggbunch68


    Apr 26, 2012
    He's getting paid, that's the important thing :rolleyes:
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  8. santeesteel


    Oct 17, 2011
    'Cause he can't hold on to the ball when they do throw it to him?
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  9. Madmike77

    Madmike77 Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2019
    Throw to DJ. Watch ball bounce off his hands for an INT. He’s just not a number one WR.

    Sure he gets open. But his hands are questionable at best.
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  10. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    That's part of it, but the routes..for what they are worth get little separation. Plus how many times after catching g the ball has he run run back instead of forward. It's total bs on not only him, but the scheme. Plenty of blame to throw around.
  11. hmmmmm

    hmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2020
    Pickett likes he receivers to have size. Johnson is a shifty midget. If you are not on the same page it won’t end well. Basically Johnson needs a HOF QB and 30 targets a game to get 102 yards and 1 TD
  12. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    All I can say is....go back ,and look at the old post about people wanting to sign Him.
    It's the whole reason I wanted to wait...., but NO . LoL.
    It's not because I thought He sucked....., but....
    All Qbs see things differently. Everyone that's watched football knows this.
    Hell AB played with 6 different Qbs on the Steelers, and never caught a td by any Qb besides Ben, and only had a 100 yards one time without Ben.....but most laughed when I brought this up.
    All I wanted was the wait ,and see approach.
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  13. SteelerGlenn


    Nov 24, 2011
    Yeah but lobbying to people on a message board has no impact on what the Steelers do.
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  14. SteelReal

    SteelReal Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2020
    That is kinda crazy...eye opening.
  15. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    Agreed, but how come they didn't think about it. Hell AB should have told them all they needed to know.
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  16. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    It’s not just DJ. It feels like Muth is down the priority list as well.
  17. Animus

    Animus Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2020
    I feel the issue is as much scheme and too much repetition. For all we know, teams are daring Pickett to throw to DJ and Pickett knows this. There's simply not enough crossing patterns and in routes in the play selection for DJ to really be utilized. Canada seems to want his QB's to be one-read guys and if that read isn't there get rid of it underneath; it was very much how Ben played last season and Mitch at the beginning of the year. I think we all want Kenny to just let it loose, but it looks very similar to Ben and Mitch; therefore, I look at Canada here. And this mindset by Canada is really hurting DJ atm. DJ also doesn't help his cause by dropping the ball or running 5 yards backwards and costing the team a first down.
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  18. SteelerGlenn


    Nov 24, 2011
    Muth had eight catches in the game.
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  19. AtlSteel

    AtlSteel Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2021
    Even the Bengals are commenting on it. From the article linked in the OP about them knowing that we run the same plays over and over -
    "He's a great receiver. He really didn't get too many targets," Bengals cornerback Eli Apple said. "It kind of turned into a [Pickens] game, and Freiermuth too. We just wanted to disguise stuff more in the coverages and in the back end and try to confuse him."
  20. FeartheBeard

    FeartheBeard Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    I mean it's like beating a dead horse. Canada and his game plan sucks. It has all season.
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  21. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    catch and dance johnson. :smiley1::cool:
  22. WNYFAN

    WNYFAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2020
    At least he drops less passes
  23. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    So what is the definition of #1 WR
  24. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2011
    Johnson has been a disappointment but the whole friggen offense has as well.

    You all can argue about his contract it was a bargain as far as wide receivers go.

    Dan Moore needs to be a back up to our 1st round pick in 2023. Dotson is on the fence.

    Canada better be shown the door after the season. Enough of the Happy Trickster and his 10 play sheet. He is a horrible play caller. I feel Pickett is handcuffed to the calls due to his rookie status. Ben said the same thing last season he just worked with the calls given to him until he would go rouge and throw the dumb #hit out and play his own game. He got away with it being who he is. Pickett I believe doesn't have that luxury

    Hire a competent offensive coordinator and have him bring in his own staff and have Tomlin stay away.

    Pickett will not develop properly under this joke Canada.
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  25. jeh1856


    Oct 26, 2011
    He needs to get himself more involved

    If he gets open and catches the ball he will be more involved
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