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  1. Run Game is largely irrelevant

    I wonder how much some of this will change as the defenses become faster and lighter to stop the pass. Basically playing what we call the dime as the base defense. Teams that can show 3 WR 1RB and run or pass out of that situation could have the advantage if the defenses do not have a fat body run stuffier in the middle. Similar to the NE defense that has 2 TEs that can block or catch passes. Gronk will be shown to be an amazing unicorn for the NFL. The Ravens are going to be an interesting proof of that this year. If they could pass they might be really dangerous.
  2. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    While you are correct, Dupree gets stonewalled too easily because he has a speed rush and nothing more. I do have hope for the OLBs. I think Oli could be a force with a year under his belt. Coverage will be his bug-a-boo. Sutton Smith can be good but he needs a year to out on muscle. 10-15 lbs and he will be a lot like TJ Watt. He has the motor and the technique but lacks the height and strength. His problem will be setting the edge.
  3. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    Vwill will see the field because he is calling the defense. I hope we see less of him but that is how it works. And again, teams will scheme to get him into coverage.
  4. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    You said most of his sacks came vs TE and RB which is BS. You were wrong and easily provably wrong. As I said, if you want to argue that he only got 5.5 sacks. Fine. If you want to argue that he has no strength to beat OTs. Fine. Just don't make up stuff. You are better than that.
  5. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    What is a gift sack? Vwill must get a lot of them on inside stunts and he only ever beats a RB. Anyone want to complain about VWill's sacks? There was 1 gift sack last year. Dalton got flushed into him after he got stopped on the speed rush. All the others were just sacks. If you want to say he has not gotten double digit sacks then that is a good beef. I even pointed out he only wins with speed. But do not make stuff up just because you do not like the player.
  6. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    Having watched Buds 2018 sacks I call BS. 2 up the middle on stunts. One of which he ran over a RB. Another was a loop inside that the OG fanned on. All other he beat the OT. We can go back to look at his other years. I have long since not worried about a scheme sack. Gildon had so many of those we called this Gil-dong sacks and he is 2nd on the all time Steeler sack list. Buds biggest problem is he wins with speed or nothing. One sack was because he stopped and the QB flushed into him.
  7. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    Cut before taking the field. No thanks. Edit: Scuttlebutt is that he pissed hot for something as he missed Pat's camp due to personal reasons.
  8. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    I was reading an article on BtSC about Dupree needing to finish and trying to compare him to Watt. https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2019/6/3/18650971/bud-duprees-ability-to-close-will-go-a-long-way-in-dictating-his-future-with-the-steelers-contract I have seen enough games with Bud to tell him that he needs to get stronger. He tries to win with pure speed on almost all of his rushes. He rarely bull rushes and when he does it is generally not to pressure the passer but to contain. Compare Bud to TJ's rushing style you see that TJ can finish with power rushes at time. I will also disagree to a point with @FourThreeMafia. Dupree did not get even most of his sacks via unblocked rushes. He got most of his sacks on speed rushes from the 9 tech.
  9. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    No different than franchising Max Starks. i know you remember that one 43. They really had no choice but to franchise Starks. At least they did not franchise Dupree.
  10. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    If Dupree leaves he will get picked up by a 4-3 team and Dupree will be their 9 tech. Then people will cry when he gets 12+ sacks. 9 tech is more natural to him for a pass rusher. He can use his speed to beat a tackle around the edge rather than engaging with them.
  11. Your team's potential draft gem?

    They are giving Smith every opportunity. In OTAs he has gotten reps at OLB, ILB and FB.
  12. Your team's potential draft gem?

    I would reach way out there and say Sutton Smith. Smith has excelled at all levels and I think the Steelers give him a chance to gain strength and weight this season. At the very minimum, they have a ST captain but I think he can play.
  13. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    Pretty sure it was Pittsburgh
  14. It was more of did the Brown fans consider him a bust.
  15. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    Did any of you see when JuJu went to a concert the other night and was brought out on stage and the entire crowd started chanting "F*** AB" over and over? It was lit as the kids say. you can find it on twitterverse. Back to your regular scheduled program.