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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Jack LHambert, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see Pickens targeted more, especially with Johnson dropping two, but he needs to handle it better than that.

    Both things can be true.
     
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  2. SteelersFan369

    SteelersFan369 Well-Known Member

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    It was a big one and he was coming off major injury
     
  3. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Ok.....
    1st....He only Had one catch in the National Championships game, and I didn't see Him complaining.
    2nd....People complain about not having a different game plan for playing against different teams....then when We game plan differently....they complain certain people don't see the ball.....hope He never plays with Bill Belichick.
    3rd... they clearly were rolling coverage his way quite a few times(I don't know yet how many, but quite a bit), and if PK forced a play to Him and it was picked everyone would say .....why not go to the open man.
    I Like Him bunches, but He must grow up.
    This is not directed towards You @86WardsWay.....just using Your post.
     
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  4. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Still only one, and I believe He was already off of injury, and coming off the virus.
     
  5. SteelersFan369

    SteelersFan369 Well-Known Member

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    Then why did they draft him, didn't stop Bengals with Chase and Dolphins with Waddle

    Falcons defense that came into this game having allowed 17 catches of 20 or more air yards (tied for fifth-most in the league, per Sports Info Solutions)
    • Pickens is targeted twice with 1 catch for 2 yards
    • Johnson is targeted 11 times, catching five passes, for 60 yards and no touchdowns.

    Coming into the Atlanta game, per Pro Football Focus,
    • Pickens had a team-high 21 targets of 20 or more air yards with 17 catches for 285 yards, and the only deep touchdown the team had scored in the passing game all season.
    • Diontae Johnson had 17 deep targets this season… and he’d caught just three of those passes for 84 yards.
     
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  6. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Maybe just maybe they are grooming a rookie Qb not to become too handicapped with just looking for one player?????
    I really could understand if this was every game, but it's not. GEEZZZZ people. Maybe they don't want another AB on their hands....remember what happened when Ben started throwing more balls to JuJu....chaos....
     
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  7. BURGH43STEL

    BURGH43STEL Well-Known Member

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    No............... Why? Because it takes time for rookies to learn the game at the level of the NFL.

    Rookies and young players can produce. To understand the game takes time and experience. Similar to life.
     
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  8. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    I understand what you are saying, but this is a team game, you need everyone to do their part. Which means you might not get the ball all the time. A team is not for the selfish, like i said team needs to address this, i know he is human but at same time he is getting paid to be a professional.
     
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  9. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you STD
     
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  10. SteelersFan369

    SteelersFan369 Well-Known Member

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    Targeted this season
    DJ 105 times
    Murth 72 times
    Picken 61
    Claypool 50
     
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  11. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    I played team sports growing up, no-one likes a team mate whining he isn’t getting his number called. The Purpose is to play unselfish to help the team win. But just like everything else these days its all about me me me and fantasy football numbers!
     
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  12. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    And?????
    I only see one rookie on there.
    I think You people are getting Me wrong I really like Pickens, but if You actually game plan a team....You will not be the main target every game.....especially if You are leading the whole game.
     
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  13. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    The whole reason I stopped playing fantasy football, and I was playing before we had computers, and would meet up and draft, but I seen what it's done to the game I Love.....So I quit playing.
     
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  14. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    Football fans sometimes are hard to please. There has to be a legitimate reason he wasnt targeted. Until someone comes out that is close to the situation we are all arm chair quarterbacking.
     
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  15. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    Its doing it to all sports…. Players more concerned about their individual stats than winning.
     
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  16. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    We are living in an age of self entitlement, unfortunately it has crossed over into professional sports.
     
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  17. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    Think about this, Falcons knew about Pickens and came up with a gameplan to take Pickens out of the game.
     
  18. METALMAN_68

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    Psst, hey Pickens, the Steelers won. Moving on...........
     
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  19. Steelpens65

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  20. defva

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    GP playing in Ga again and wanted to show off in front of the Dawgs! Pickett, is getting better, but he is crazy not to get the ball to GP. Y'all know what GP can do. Don't wait the talent ... embrace it.
     
  21. Steelpens65

    Steelpens65 Well-Known Member

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    This guy forgets he is a rookie… not a good look rookie pouting on national tv coz you are selfish.
     
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  22. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    The question then becomes, who gives it to him? This coaching staff? JMO>
     
  23. SteelersFan369

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    I was elated that Pickens fell to the Steelers, if he is not going to be the Steelers Waddle or Chase, who is? If Steelers do not make him a major component of the offense, who then. I envisioned going into season with rookies on offense. Picketts did no start the season, Austin was injured and Pickens is not the #1, but I expected this core of rookies to greatly help make the offense more explosive. Anyway, no need for me to rag on. DJ is our #1 receiver

    • Picketts QB
    • Pickens #1 WR
    • Austin Slot WR
    • Connor Heyward TE
    • Warren RB behind Najee
     
  24. R2sojr

    R2sojr Well-Known Member

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    Some players are built different. Hence why this team has no damn backbone.
     
  25. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    Pickens is maybe mad because he wasn't targeted. I don't blame him a bit.
     

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