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10 Players That Impressed At OTAs

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Yup, even if he stinks it up in camp, I think they will roll with him as the number 3 to give him time to turn it around.
     
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  2. Confluence

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    so Dobbs goes full NASA ?
     
  3. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I don’t think he’s done with football yet. He may see if he can catch on with another team or maybe he’ll stay on with the Steelers in some capacity or who knows, they carry 4 but I doubt that.

    I think his aerodynamics career will be there whenever he is ready for it, no reason for him to rush.
     
  4. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Air Dobbs
     
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  5. jeh1856

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    Plus we got him off the scrap heap for minimum salary. Anyone else could have signed him. Why would he now be worth a pick?
     
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  6. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    Why? What is there about this guy no other team seems to see but us? Seems we do about as good getting back up QB's as we do DB's. I don't know the answer to this but wonder if there has been any former backup QBs that left the Steelers that ever did much with another team? Has there ever been a 1st round QB that was a bust on one team and became a season starting QB on another? Maybe there has but I don't recall very many if there were. We've never won a SB with a QB that we didn't draft. I think this is just the Steelers trying to make chicken salad out of you know what.
     
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  7. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Jim Plunkett, was he a 1st rounder?

    Edit: 1st pick of the 1st round
     
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  8. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I don’t really care about other teams. Why do so many Steelers fans think every other team is the smartest and Steelers are the dumbest. They are only one of the most successful franchises in football.

    Haskins is low risk high reward, there is really no reason not to see if you can turn him around. It’s not like he was given a very big chance in Washington which by the way is a **** franchise.
     
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  9. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of 1st round, but other rounds...Brett Favre, and Drew Brees come 2 mind.
     
  10. Formerscribe

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    Neither of those guys was a bust with their first team. The Falcons never gave Favre a shot in his only season with Atlanta. He played in two games and attempted only four passes. I think that was Glanville not wanting him. Brees was a decent starter with the Chargers. He suffered a serious injury in his final game with the team, then they let him walk as a free agent so they could hand the job to Rivers.

    Tannehill might be a better example, though he showed more in Miami than Haskins did in Washington.
     
  11. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Not going 2 argue with you. They let Brett Favre go, and Chargers draft another Qb while Drew was healthy, and then let him go. You know I watch football also.
     
  12. Maddog78

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    Tommy Maddox, Trent Dilfer. Also, 1st round QBs usually aren't given up on so early. I think Darnold may turn it around.
     
  13. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Why may i ask? Carolina wasn't a good landing spot for a prove it qb imo.
     
  14. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    A player who never gets an opportunity isn't a bust. Someone who watches football should know that.

    Brees was a decent player, but not a star. They thought Rivers could be a star. Also, they didn't draft Rivers. They drafted Manning, then traded him for Rivers and draft picks.

    (As an aside, that draft was such a Raiders moment. The first four picks were Manning, Robert Gallery to the Raiders, Larry Fitzgerald, and Rivers. One of those things is not at all like the others.)
     
  15. thorn058

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    Was Davis still in charge of his team at that point or had to stepped down from the day to day business and let his son have a bigger role? Davis was always doing stuff like that. Need a running back but drafts a WR.
     
  16. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Gallery was a Davis pick, and yeah Davis was a pretty unpredictable and usually unsuccessful drafter in his later years. I remember him taking DHB based almost solely on speed, and that didn’t work out at all. He was a great gunner for us though. Rumor has it he would have been an All Pro single high safety, but we’ll never know…. Speaking of safeties, if I recall correctly Mike Mitchell was Al Davis’ second round pick in that same draft.
     
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  17. S.T.D

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    I wanted Robert Gallery in that draft over Ben.
    Geez was I wrong.
     
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  18. Roonatic

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    Cowher likes this...lol
     
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  19. Maddog78

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    Joe Brady as OC, better weapons, change of scenery.
     
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  20. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    A buddy of mine who is a Bills fan was laughing and telling me that the Bills got the best QB of that draft in JP Losman. Oops.
     
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  21. turtle

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    I think Darnold will do good also there in Carolina. I thought the Jets could have moved down in the top 10 this past draft and kept Darnold. They could have loaded up with additional picks and given him a lot of weapons. The first mistake of the draft imo. He had zilch last year in NY plus QB killer Gase as coach. Their weapons in '19 were not awe inspiring either. I'm definitely keeping an eye on him just out of curiosity
     
  22. Roonatic

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    He had weapons at USC & I didn't think he was all that great there. Agree that Gase was horrible in NY but the Panthers will be missing Bridgewater imo.
     
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  23. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    That's the exact point I keep bringing up. What about USC.
     
  24. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    He was great his first season as a starter at USC, he's the reason they won the Rose Bowl that year.
     
  25. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    He peaked. :shrug:
     
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