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Season defining - Pickett must start next game

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by SDOT, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. AskQuestionsLater

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    I mean..


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  2. Karl

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    Is it really the 'easiest?' The Jets defense is not awful. 15th in total yards.
    The Dolphins and Ravens are bleeding yards on defense (400+)
     
  3. SDOT

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    Factoring home fans behind him I believe so. In Miami trying to keep up with the points Tua and Hill will put up? Ravens rivalry and they always play us tough.

    Pickett has to play this weekend.
     
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  4. SteelerBark

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    If you are NOT a starting your 1st round draft pick year one, then either the front office, Tomlin and coaches, or all of the above are effin stoopid. We HAVE to see what kid can do. If he fails, then back to the draft. I just don’t get why some people on this board are so against it. Must be in bed with Tomlin, I guess. You people probably don’t wear your new shoes either so they can stay pretty. Sigh.
     
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  5. forgotten1

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    I do still have plastic on my floral sofa
     
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  6. Disco1981

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    Defense is not solid without Watt
     
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  7. Animus

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    Then the Chiefs were effin stoopid
     
  8. Disco1981

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    Rooney MADE Tomlin put Pickett in a uniform on Gameday, hmmmm...First I've heard of it...

    Fredo Rooney hasn't MADE Tomlin DO anything, Ever...

    The only thing I've heard Fredo say ( the last 2 years now ) is , in his fake tough guy voice...

    " We WILL run the ball better, and we WILL fix it "...And they haven't even come close to fixing it...Fredo has a lot of Bulls***...Just like the HC he continues to employ
     
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  9. Brice

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    So you did not see or read about Tomlin having to redo his depth chart before the season started to give Kenny a uniform on game day?

    And what happened after Rooney said we need to run the ball better? Answer they drafted Najee in the first round.

    Who did TJ go to to get his contract done? That would be Rooney again. MY self; I thought it was Colbert who got this done, but when I read TJ's statement on how he got the deal done himself, he said he went straight to Rooney's office and agreed on a contract directly with Rooney. Not Tomlin, Not Colbert, but Directly with Rooney!

    What Rooney are you talking about? Is Fredo a God Father ref?
     
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  10. Blast Furnace

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    I’m sure Trubisky is who he was in Chicago and that’s just not good enough. I also recognize that it is completely unfair to Mitch to pull the plug after three games because he magically isn’t playing at a high level after not playing at all for a year. Like he was going to just come out and play great because he sat behind Allen for a year.

    I get that but I still want Pickett. I don’t want to wait until next year to see what we have in him, I want to get this show on the road now. It’s not going to stunt his growth if he struggles, he has the mental fortitude to handle some adversity, his college career shows that. Personally, I think the light bulb went on for him and understands this game very well now. He has a lot of poise, throws an accurate ball and has fantastic touch. I don’t think he will struggle much at all, think he will be very good for the Steelers.

    Will that translate to wins this season with this OC? I don’t know but whats the point of waiting. Trubisky isn’t going to morph into Allen, his game may improve a little but he’s not going to be elite so why make Pickett wait. I don’t buy he’s not ready, that’s bs, that’s not why Tomlin is holding him back.

    The sooner they put Pickett in the better.
     
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  11. Disco1981

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    The depth chart was a Typo...That was rectified the next day, it was all over social media..Rooney had ZERO to do with that...And about Najee, idk...He looks like S*** ,no speed, no vision...Idk, how about drafting some OL if you're serious about the running game...

    And Fredo Rooney is a reference to Fredo Corleone...The weakest and most feeble of the Family...

    Just like Dan
     
  12. SteelersfaninPhilly

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    Putting Pickett in now might do more harm than good. You have Canada running a high school offense in the NFL and Harris has been a shell of his former self. Let Pickett sit the year and go get that high pick in the draft.
     
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  13. Blast Furnace

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    I don’t buy into that line of thinking. He’ll get experience at the very least and be that further ahead for next season.

    If he doesn’t make it as a QB it will be from lack of talent not from getting shell shocked.
     
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  14. Tweezer

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    Agreed. I didn't mind giving Mitch the first few weeks, but time is up. Mitch will be par for course the rest of the season. Put Pickett in there and give him valuable experience prior to our Super Bowl run in the next season or two. :rawk:
     
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  15. Karl

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    I am not real sold on this "High School Offense" line of thinking.
    I've seen some good designs and people getting open.
    I've seen Mitch not make the right read (short vs long) and not putting trust in his guys.
    I've seen Harris (uncharacteristically) go to the wrong holes
    I've seen OL-men getting beat.

    Mitch's own confession: "“And for me, it’s getting the ball to playmakers more, being on time, being good with my footwork and those types of things."
    He's playing safe and afraid of throwing the pick.
    His WR's can catch, if Picken's catch of the year wasn't proof enough for him... I don't know what else is.

    So, if the decision to play Pickett is made, then it is on him to make those types of plays.
     
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  16. Brice

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    Hey you do know Dan has been dead since 2017.
     
  17. Disco1981

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    Whatever one is in there now...I call him Fredo...The one that has turned a once proud Franchise, into a below average team
     
  18. S.T.D

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    So either You are 80, or Italian. LoL
     
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  19. HeinzMustard

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    Seems the mass consensus around here believes Pickett will pull a Roethlisberger in 2004. Not gonna happen. Ben had an EPIC, "Sleeping Giant" supporting cast. Pickett does not have that luxury. This Steelers team sucks.
     
  20. S.T.D

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    See I do still agree with You a lot.
     
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  21. Tweezer

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    Meh. Hindsight is 20/20. Never know what you have until all the right pieces are in place. If Pickett has IT, then he'll make everyone around him better and Watt's return will bring the defense back to form.
     
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  22. S.T.D

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    No I believe (keyword) He is better than Trubisky.....Trubisky at His very greatest is not that good, and He is not at His very greatest. I also believe that the rookie has to get in sometime. If You wait 5 years to put Him in He still will be a Guy that hasn't played against the real speed of the NFL.....So why wait 5 years????, or 4 years, or any years????.....Eventually He has to get ready for the real game. People use KC, and Mahomes as an example, but KC was still a good team, and winning....so it didn't make sense to throw Mahomes out there....they didn't need Him, but We desperately need a change at Qb.
     
  23. HeinzMustard

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    Without Watt.... nothing really matters. Steelers are not the same team without him. Had Watt been healthy.... Steelers likely would have been 3-0 or 2-1 at worst by now with the mighty Trubisky at QB. Truth. Steelers won with Tomczak (10-6).... and that's who Trubisky reminds me of, so far, as far as ability at QB is concerned. Only difference is... Tomczak had a helluva D backing him up in 1996.
     
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  24. S.T.D

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    I was just going to say Tomczak Had a hell of a running game, and a awesome D.:thumbs_up:
     
  25. HeinzMustard

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    Bettis... with the old block numbers. 1996 was a good season until the fog bowl at New England. Last game with Woodson and Chad Brown. :facepalm:
     
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