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About Chieferific

  1. Steelers hinting about deal with Dupree??

    Yeah $16 million is hard to swallow. Imagine what Watt will command. I think $10 million is a pipe dream tho. https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers/bud-dupree-16746/market-value/
  2. Offseason Work to do

    Yep, instantly the #1 TE in a weak class. He doesn't make it to #49.
  3. Shell HOF

    I can deffinately see that. Not all of us were born in Pittsburgh. The Raiders were a very interesting bunch to watch. It's easy to see why anyone would have been drawn to them.
  4. Offseason Work to do

    Meh, Tomlin is still in his 40's. I don't see him going anywhere. I don't think it's exactly a Hot Take to suggest players in the 30's will be gone in the next year or 2. Nor is Canada taking over for Fichtner if his struggles continue. But I agree, when Ben retires it will trigger some other changes.
  5. Steelers hinting about deal with Dupree??

    His strength seems to have improved and that's helped but what I've always questioned (since college) is how fast and how slow he can come off the line during the same game. Granted there are times he isn't supposed to come off quick and rush BUT the times he is, I see him as one of the last to come off knowing he has the ability to be the first. So the only thing I can point to is conditioning and/or effort. He did a much better job with it this year. This could be due to staying healthy but it could also be Contract Year effort. Unfortunately, the only way to find out is to pay him.
  6. Steelers hinting about deal with Dupree??

    His ability to stay healthy last season is a good point and one I hadn't considered. That could be the biggest reason for improvement. I'm curious tho, why are you so confident his effort didn't/doesn't change? I think his effort changed game to game and even play to play prior to last season. He is a physical marvel. To be THAT athletically gifted at 270lbs is astonishing. He should be better and more consistent imho. In the end, it's probably a combination of things (i.e better coaching/better health/better understanding of the game/contract year). We can only hope out of all the reasons, a big payday wasn't the primary one.
  7. Way too Early Mocks...

    We gotta stop comparing ever player to HOF'rs. It's not the "Hall of Everybody".
  8. Steelers hinting about deal with Dupree??

    Could be a replacement.
  9. Steelers hinting about deal with Dupree??

    I'm on the fence about it. It's gonna be over $16 Million AAS I bet. Like many, I'm fearful his play was money motivated. I can't explain the improvement any other way. The physical traits have always been there. Production has been sporadic. I know some wanna give coaching the credit and maybe it is. But I think his Contract year had more to do with it.
  10. Shell HOF

    It was last year or maybe the year before. There was a little bit of talk about it because he had already passed a way before being inducted. People were upset.
  11. Offseason Work to do

    Going the "Sign Hargrave route", what Rookies do you see being able to make an impact by year 2 or 3? Addison and Sheard aren't long term answers. Uche? Baun?
  12. How is Bill Cowher a HOF'er?

    Not sure why the bolded makes him a better candidate. Cowher has the same SB wins and a better Winning % (that matters) and 1 less Conference Championship in 2 less years of coaching. Not that I think coaching HOF'rs should matter much on a resume but Cowher has coached 5 of them with more likely to come. This isn't to say I don't think Holmgren is a candidate but I don't think it's as egregious as you make it out to be. But I am biased.
  13. Offseason Work to do

    Troy should be a 1st ballot HOF'r. If he's not, I don't know what the "formula" is.