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JJ Watt release, let fan theories begin!

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by uncblue012, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

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    Can he throw the ball?
     
  2. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Let’s get these guys on the same field !! :hehehe:

     
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  3. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

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    It's a feel good story and would be really cool to see him play with his brothers. And he is (was) a beast and I think still has a little more left in the tank.
    But Im trying to see where he'd fit in and I just can't find it. He's the same size and (roughly) age as Heyward and maybe a little better. He's a little smaller than Tuitt and probably a little better, but 4 years older. He's more injury prone than both. I definitely wouldn't replace either of those guys with Watt at this stage in his career.

    Move him to DT? He doesn't have the body for it. Too tall, lean and athletic to be able to do the dirty work that the DT needs to do. Plus I doubt he'd want to play that position.

    Move him to LB? Not Outside that's for sure. TJ is obviously on one side, but I wouldn't replace Highsmith for him on the other. Highsmith showed a lot of potential and I wouldn't risk the future by stunting his growth for a feel good story.

    About the only place you could move him would be to Vince Williams spot. I honestly do not know enough to say for sure that he could transition in to the position, or if he'd even be willing to play it, but I'd rather stick with Vince this year and possibly have Avery Williams slide into that spot in the future.

    I think at best he'd be good rotational depth on the D line. And if he'd play for peanuts as a back up is the only way that I think he'd be worth it. IMO he probably would love to play with both brothers, but when it comes down to it, he's going to want to be a starter on a team that will compete for a Championship within the next few years. Neither of those are happening in Pittsburgh.
     
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  4. BobbyBiz

    BobbyBiz Well-Known Member

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    Post of the Week, right here.
     
  5. Remahlehs

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    It would be a nice story, but if he wants to win a championship, he should sign elsewhere.

    TJ will be here for a long time. JJ can play for a contender for a few years, then join his brother for the twilight of his career as cheap pass rushing depth.
     
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  6. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

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    Watch Tampa get him lol.
     
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  7. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    That would be a down grade for the Tampa Bay defense.
     
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  8. Steel Hog

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    Help me out with this obvious signing you see, because I don't see what you're seeing. I mean he's missed 32 games in the past 5 years, that two full seasons, and you want or think he should be here? Is he really as good as Bud or whoever we would put out there next year? He could reserve the training table next to Derek if Derek is even here. This is more fantasy thinking as usual with all these potential players all over the place. I could be wrong, and that's not uncommon, but I just don't see signing a major name anytime soon.
     
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  9. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Would love to give him a story book ending he deserves...


    So here are some teams that can:
    GB
    Tampa
    Chiefs

    lol
     
  10. AskQuestionsLater

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    Legacy of the McNair Family on full display!!! :sign0020:
     
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  11. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Not that this means anything but it’s clear people would love the story it would make, all of them playing on the same team.

     
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  12. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    It would make a good story lol that’s about it. NFL would love showing them every week though
     
  13. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Gotta say, it was actually classy of McNair cutting him loose. He could have gotten a draft pick for him but he let him have the freedom of going where he wants.
     
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  14. Steel Hog

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    Don't care much about feel good stories and to me the only criteria is will it make us better and win games? Hard to see where JJ would fit in but maybe on 4-3 defenses that we could shift into to get into the other teams heads. Will TJ pay him or who is going away to make this work? Maybe Ben goes away and we find a way to get.... never mind, now I'm starting to go into fantasy land.
     
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  15. HueyWorley

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    I mean that he'll take less money and sign a team-friendly deal in order to play with his brothers. It will be a low-risk offer the Steelers can't refuse. That said, unless he has a 25-year old star QB hiding in his stomach, I don't see how he helps Pittsburgh win the Super Bowl.
     
  16. Disco1981

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    What is his hand doing? I can't see it
     
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  17. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

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    Could TJ's message be referred to as twatt tweet? ;)
     
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  18. Vox Ferrum

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    Classy yes, but in reality the draft pick would not be much (though they need all they can get), plus JJ could effectively void any trade by just no showing up to the new team (Ab and the Bills). With all the negatives McNair needed some good publicity
     
  19. SteelersFanIrl

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    They were never getting a draft pick for JJ, nobody was trading for that huge contract at his age and with his injury history. The only option was to release him. The Texans do deserve some credit for releasing him now and giving him time to shake the tree before the FA rush but if they could have gotten a draft pick they would have.
     
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  20. AskQuestionsLater

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    I honestly call it damage control if anything else. Keep in mind the McNair Family is under an immense microscope. Trading him would have amplified their already monstrous fire storm of negative PR.
     
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  21. SteelersFanIrl

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    Is there any chance they could be made sell? They are literally burning the place to the ground. I cannot think of many ways they could be handling their business worse.
     
  22. Brice

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    I don;t see an opening for him on the roster.

    On a positive he did play all 16 games last year. On the negative he is clearly on the downside of his career. 54 tackles and only 5 sacks.

    Let someone else overpay for this aging veteran. Maybe he could play in Chicago with his wife.
     
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  23. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    I can't see it, I think they would rather get Wormely to comeback.

    Unless they bring JJ to come in and be our NT????

    It is a shame they don't expand game day rosters to let an older veteran or two to hang around on a team.
     
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  24. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    IMO only 2 of them are , or were great.
     
  25. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    JJ isn't going to play ILB, he's 300 pounds, Avery Williamson is a free agent.
     

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