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Rookie impact from Pat Freiermuth

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Maddog78, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. Maddog78

    Maddog78 Well-Known Member

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  2. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    I would agree with this, Pat probaly won't be up huge numbers , especially with Ebron in the picture, but we all know Ebron will probably be good as gone and not re-signed next season, and Pat will more than likely be the TE1 going forward.

    I think people will really like Pat. Penn State is my college team, so I watched Jesse James, Mike Gesicki, and even Kyle Brady back the 90's

    Pat may be the most impressive Penn State TE I have watched play in Happy Valley, and he probably be the #1 TE taken if not for Kyle Pitts being a monster, and being the highest a TE even was taken in an NFL draft.
     
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  3. mytake

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    Anything Friermuth catches will be a bonus if his blocking helps improve the running game. If Ebron has more snaps on running plays than Friermuth, I will be disappointed. I realize offensive sets are used to disguise plays, so Ebron may be on the field in a passing situation, while a running play is the call, so that may skew the numbers somewhat, and vice versa. If Friermuth gets 500 snaps in the offense, that will be a plus for the Steelers.
     
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  4. Formerscribe

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    The last thing they need to be doing is telegraphing run or pass based on which tight end is in the game. They need to be throwing the ball with Freiermuth in the game. The value there is he can actually block and catch, not just one or the other.
     
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  5. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Still working on the training

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    Ditto running back.
     
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  6. Confluence

    Confluence Well-Known Member

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    Fichtner exit stage left
    enter Canada
     
  7. Hawaii 5-0

    Hawaii 5-0 Well-Known Member

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    I think he's gonna be a good one:

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  8. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    No reunion with James

     
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  9. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    I hope he comes up big, he will be needed in the run game.
     
  10. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

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    He has apparently really impressed in camp... and I know that happens a lot but I've heard resounding excitement.
     
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  11. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    This. But, will finesse Ebron do the dirty work when they run?

    I'm excited to see Freiermuth in action.
     
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  12. The Sodfather

    The Sodfather Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to see a TE in the mold of Antonio Gates that can both catch on the run or, plant and use his big frame to post up, basketball style and block out defenders using his height to grab high throws. I remember Gates doing that to us, and he could be deflating. I wonder how much, if any, basketball Freiermuth played. Gates proved those skills were adaptable to football. Heath Miller was pretty good at it, too. That aside, I would not be surprised to see Freiermuth get more playing time as the season progresses especially if his blocking allows them to run the ball effectively.
     
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  13. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    Thank God
     
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  14. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmmm 88 where do I know that number from?? :)
     
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  15. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Unless Gentry takes a big step forward, Ebron, Muth and James would be better than Ebron, Muth and Gentry/Rader.
     
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  16. mcam

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    Ebron is a huge liability with run blocking and he has a high drop percentage.

    Would be nice to see Freiermuth as the #1 and put Ebron as a WR for match-up problems.

    So here's to hoping Freiermuth learns quick
     
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  17. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    Pat is going to be the best TE we have had since Miller, write it down take it the bank.

    I may be a PSU homer, but Pat is the real deal.
     
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  18. TheTerribleOwl

    TheTerribleOwl Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'd feel more confident with JJ as our 3rd TE than what we currently have.
     
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  19. Maddog78

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    He wouldn't be the 3rd TE in 2021, though.
     
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  20. mcam

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    Jesse James signed with the bears
     
  21. Roonatic

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    Is he the te1 on the Bears? Kinda got shafted by the Lions imo.
     
  22. mcam

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    Looks like he's competing for #3
     
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  23. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    He doesn’t decide the depth chart.
     
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  24. Maddog78

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    TE is one of the toughest college to pro transitions, if they had brought in James, I would have assumed it was because they didn't think Freiermuth was ready.

    It's a good sign they didn't sign him in that regard.
     
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  25. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Why couldn’t it just be a good depth signing?

    He’s probably the number 3 in Chicago.
     

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