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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Blast Furnace, Oct 5, 2022.

  1. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Good.
     
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  2. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. The time they do get a stop, they need to actually end up with the ball.
     
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  3. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    outstanding! Now get Calvin Austin into the mix.
     
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  4. SWSteel

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    Agree, most likely next week vs Marcia

    That'll give hom cpl weeks practice time usually how they do it. But
     
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  5. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Great news, let's try other options at wr( Claypoole) and Ilb (Bush)
     
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  6. Karl

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    Steve Sims was a good player when he was with the Redskins.
    He can go the distance, for sure.
     
  7. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

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    When receiving, it does not pay to return a kickoff in the endzone, so I think returners add little unless they are elite. If I were a coach, when we kickoff I would have a kicker send it down just short of the endzone. Returns are usually short of the 25 and good chance there will be a penalty on return team for block in the back. I think this tactic would yield many net yards over the course of a season.
     
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  8. Mashburn

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    Good. That other guy; that I can't say his name, made 3 mistakes and several fair catch and just letting it go over his head.
     
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  9. thorn058

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    One thing I know about the kick returnees and punt returners that the Steelers have had these last few years is that no matter what the fans will end up cursing their name some quicker than others. Sims will have some distinguished company that's for sure.
     
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  10. DJ18Baller

    DJ18Baller Well-Known Member

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    This is huge. If we get Calvin Austin back I could see this team make a real run in the playoffs.
     
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  11. SteelHack

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    On Austin, I'm excited to see him on the field.....BUT I Was saying that all off season... he had not had ONE snap in stadium yet. So I'll temper my expectations

    As for sitting OZ. I'm fine with giving Sims a hat, but it does make you wonder how the Steelers turned av all pro returner into a guy who needs benched inside a month.

    The Steelers appear to have laid an egg with FREE AGENTS results so far

    Trubisky... benched

    Daniels... has been average but maybe trending up

    OZ... benched

    Cole... I've been pleasantly surprised

    Levi Wallace... ok but not what was advertised

    Myles Jack... solid play but you can see why JAX went younger and cheaper... but he is still easily the best ILB on the roster


    HACK
     
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  12. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    4 of those 6 are not killing us so they are upgrades over what we had. jack has been solid. levi hasn't given up big plays. daniels is pointing up. cole has been solid so far. not a ton of money spent on any of them. would like to see this team at full strength for a few weeks may help these upgrades. :cool:
     
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  13. Mashburn

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    There any word on when he will return?
     
  14. SteelHack

    SteelHack Well-Known Member

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    Once he is designated to return they can let him practice for a few weeks before they have to make a roster move

    So it's really up to how quick he can get on a moving train and practice time

    HACK
     
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  15. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    When kicking it into the endzone there is 99.9999% chance that it will NOT be returned for a TD.
     
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  16. The Sodfather

    The Sodfather Well-Known Member

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    Right. In defense of Myles Jack, it would help him exponentially if 55 at least played like he gave a damn and 41 had more talent.
     
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  17. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what you were expecting from Wallace, but most people knew he wasn't a shutdown CB, why do you think they signed him on the cheap?
     
  18. Kreighoff

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    I hope Austin is as good as advertised but I still have concerns for a 170lb guy staying healthy in the NFL.

    He didn t even make it out of camp and some are seeing him as a savior.

    The hope of being a fan, every guy that hasn't played yet is an all pro just waiting for his chance
     
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  19. Formerscribe

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    I'm not concerned about him not making it out of camp because the type of injury he suffered had nothing to do with his size. Foot injuries are more likely the bigger you are, not smaller.
     
  20. SteelHack

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    I never said I expected a shut down corner, I said he has been less than advertised

    here is what he was supposed to be

    A guy who started 52 games in his 4 years in Buffalo

    Wallace's coverage numbers across the 2021 season read as follows

    543 cover snaps
    60 targets
    31 catches
    302 yards
    3 touchdowns
    2 interceptions
    61.9 passer rating when targeted

    His 0.6 yards per coverage snap was seventh best in the entire NFL last season.

    He was sold as a younger cheaper replacement for an aging Joe Haden

    What we got was a #4 CB behind Sutton, Spoon, and Maulet

    So yes I was not expecting RodvWoodson 2.0 but I was at least expecting Levi Wallace 2021

    HACK
     
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  21. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    I have seen reports, I believe, Tribune Review that the Steelers may leave Claypoole in Buffalo. Buffalo supposedly has an interest
    in Chase Claypoole. Buffalo is hurting for WR's. I have also seen Claypoole's named in a possible move to Chicago?
    Could be interesting come trade deadline.
     
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  22. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Same here. I think we could still get that if he is still acclimating.
     
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  23. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    Interesting. I hope the comp package is good enough if it happens. I honestly have no idea what he can fetch. Based on potential and the fact that he’s still on a rookie deal, 3rd round could be realistic. Based on actual game day performances the past season + 4 games, it would more like a 5th-6th.
     
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  24. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    I sure expected more from him, be steady, make plays. Tackle, cover your man closely. Is this too much to ask?
     
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  25. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    So.........Maybe I get My CB this Year :shrug:
    I've only been asking for one since I've been on this board. :lolol:
     
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