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When do we become concerned about James Daniels?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by steelersrule6, Aug 18, 2022.

  1. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I have heard Alex Kozora and Matt Williamson say Daniels hasn't been good in training camp, if he's a free agent bust it could be another bad year for the OL.
     
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  2. AskQuestionsLater

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    When do I start worrying?! Cannot speak for everyone else but I can provide you my answer. It will not be in the Preseason though.


    My concern will be raised should this continue at the date of September 18th; when the team plays New England. As far as worry goes?! Get back to me after the results of October 9th when the team plays the Bill's. Why that game?!


    After that tough one, Daniel's will have a tough outing against the likes of Vita Vea of Tampa; Raekwon Davis of Miami the week after and worst of all in Jordan Davis of Philly two weeks later. That will give me more than enough info that I need to say whether or not he can stick.



    Even if we do not include James Daniels, the entire Offensive Line is going to have some serious growing pains moving forward regardless if it is against someone like New York early on to even Philly later. Time will tell how quickly the young unit can gel together. One aspect is for certain though.


    "Experience is the best teacher."
     
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  3. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    that play didn't look right for anyone. in daniels defense, cole left the alley open. he didn't touch anyone until the pass was thrown. okrafor went for the outside blitzer. daniels looked for okrafors man and let the LB'er get his inside shoulder and leave an open alley. he and cole screwed up that play me thinks. cole stepping to the left and blocking nobody left that open. it needs cleaned up for sure. :cool:
     
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  4. steel machine

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    I'll worry when I can't find his brother Jack. Might be needing him this season.
     
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  5. CK 13

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  6. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    I am not confident in the OL coach, for the life of me I can't understand why
    an iconic franchise can't find a competent OL coach to teach and coach these guys up????
     
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  7. CK 13

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    Mistakes are going to be made.

    This is why they have pre season. They haven't jelled yet.

    The regular season will be the tell tail when the games count.

    Hopefully if any of these players are struggling that the coaches don't wait to long to make a change like last year with Kendrick Green.
     
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  8. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    maybe daniels was visiting his brother jack. :drinks::smiley1::cool:
     
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  9. steelersrule6

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    It's not just that one play though, he has been getting beat in camp a lot too.
     
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  10. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going to worry until I have watched him play a regular season game or two.

    He is on a new team, with a new system of doing things, and new guys around him. Maybe he is thinking too much.:shrug:

    I like that he self evaluated and rated his own play sloppy. To me that shows that he realizes he needs to be better.

    Personally I think Daniels is going to be fine. I am more worried about Green/Dotson on the other side.
     
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  11. DJ18Baller

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    I was really counting on Daniels to be our big signing and help to improve this OL. If we missed on him we could be in bad shape yet again.
     
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  12. troybellringer55

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    I guess we worry week 1 and 2 if he struggles really bad.

    Luckily it looks like Green may turn out to be a decent enough Guard instead of center.

    Just have to hope Dotson gets rid of these dang injuries he gets.
     
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  13. Karl

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    So there's a couple things to note here.
    This is a 4 out formation, min protection.
    The Center is identifying the MIKE (MLB)
    There is no slide.

    The MIKE freezes as there is a possibility to a handoff.
    McFarland does freeze the MIKE and picks up the stunt by the DE
    Cole for whatever reason lets the MIKE go (Maybe that's what they are calling a slide)
    In my opinion, Cole should have gone to Daniels side as he had a rush and a stunt.
    Notice Cole winds up with no one and McFarland winds up with a DE

    The play is a quick hitter.
    Mitch does a great job of reading and throwing.
     

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  14. SteelHack

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    No reason to worry now.. it is what it is, but I would put Dotson over there for some reps. He has said he is more comfortable on the right. Ill let him work his way into the back up plan

    HACK

    OH YEAH...CALL MUNCHAK
     
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  15. thorn058

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    I will start worrying when I get that 1st envelope in the mail to Thorn058 in backwater Minnesota from the Pittsburgh Steelers football team and the check signed by Art Rooney II. Until such time I don't worry for free, it violates my status as a professional worrier.
     
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  16. Jammasterc

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    Got this feeling it’s all going to come together during a Home snow game.
    The OLine will start crushing people.
     
  17. Wardismvp

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    To little to late,those first 6 games are tough ones. We need a big start.
     
  18. steelersrule6

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    I don't really care about that one play, my concern is from many members of the media who were at training camp saying Daniels hasn't been good.
     
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  19. steelersrule6

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  20. Animus

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    The unit seems to be better at rush blocking. So hopefully this group gets better collectively and individually at pass protection as the season proceeds. I have higher hopes for them than this time last year. But we're definitely going to have to draft someone very high next year.
     
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  21. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it's time to draft OL in the first round again, I think DeCastro is the last OL they drafted in the first round.
     
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  22. S.T.D

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    That or a LB
     
  23. Steelrules

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    Lots of talk of JC Tretter being the best FA center, but he’s being blackballed by the owners. If there’s a real need then sign him. I remember him and a ragtag OL doing a number on our defense in the 2020 playoffs.
     
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  24. Karl

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    I wouldn't defense James Daniels, I know he's not been very good. They just used the wrong play to support the point.
    Blocking is all about leverage, having your body in position to counter the moves used against you.
    What I didn't point out, was his footing: He's totally off balance.
    What happens once, probably happens a lot.
    I watched him somewhat through training camp (my focus was mostly on the QB's).
    I know he's better than what I've seen here, I don't know exactly what is going on there.

    My general observation is that this O-Line has the individual skills but is not clicking yet as a unit.
     
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  25. jeh1856

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    Merril had a nice segment on Daniels before the game and showed how well he played against the top defenders

    I wonder if he will update this
     

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