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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:36 am 
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With the way our schedule is and with most of the division games happening in the first half, the offense better come out smoking.

This is not the year to come out slow and ease into it on offense. I truly believe that the new faces on offense, James Washington, Jaylin Samuels can really surprise and be difference makers because there will be very little tape on them. All of our division opponents will be facing them for the first time.

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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:09 am 
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Good points, Scunge. I don't disagree.

I'm not for easing in, but at the same time I don't want to overreact to what's happening at any given point in the RS.

Having said that... I'm still looking for Ben to be the qb of the highest scoring offense in the league and/or to win league MVP (while capturing the Lombardi)

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I will be looking for the offense to put 20 on the scoreboard in the 1st half of games starting with rs game #1


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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:44 am 
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I think expecting anything from rookies early in the season will lead to disappointment. Expect bigger things from Watt and Sutton. If any of the rookies is contributing by late October then it is a success.

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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 4:11 pm 
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If there's anything a rookie wr could likely be successful at, it's running the Martavis Bryant playbook. Deep routes, reverses, bubble screens. A rookie of Washington's caliber should be able to pick up those assignments.


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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 8:11 pm 
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I like this offense and think Washington will have a big impact.but liked colbert comment on the defense that they don't stop looking for help.


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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:52 pm 
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It is so easy for a rookie RB and a rookie WR to play well in today's NFL. But the fact of the matter is that it has always been easy for rookie WRs to come in and play well for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mike Wallace only had to wait until his 3rd NFL game to have his first 100 yard game, 7 catches for 102 yards.

Louis Lipps didn't waste any time at all, his first NFL game he had 6 catches for 183 yards and 2 TDs.

Bryant had 14 catches for 310 yards and 6 TDs in his first 4 NFL games.

JuJu saw no targets in his first NFL game but then had 8 catches for 102 yards and 2 TDs in games 2-4.

Sorry, but the odds are great that James Washington will have 40-50 catches, average 19 yards a catch and have 8 TDs as a rookie. A year from now, just like JuJu, we will be singing his praises and nobody will think twice about Bryant.

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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 5:09 pm 
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Scunge wrote:
It is so easy for a rookie RB and a rookie WR to play well in today's NFL. But the fact of the matter is that it has always been easy for rookie WRs to come in and play well for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mike Wallace only had to wait until his 3rd NFL game to have his first 100 yard game, 7 catches for 102 yards.

Louis Lipps didn't waste any time at all, his first NFL game he had 6 catches for 183 yards and 2 TDs.

Bryant had 14 catches for 310 yards and 6 TDs in his first 4 NFL games.

JuJu saw no targets in his first NFL game but then had 8 catches for 102 yards and 2 TDs in games 2-4.

Sorry, but the odds are great that James Washington will have 40-50 catches, average 19 yards a catch and have 8 TDs as a rookie. A year from now, just like JuJu, we will be singing his praises and nobody will think twice about Bryant.

Yep. James Washington will be the anti-Bryant. Cant wait to see him go all out on every play of the game, win contested balls and break arm tackles on a regular basis. More often than not it's about what's between a players ears and in his chest.


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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Scunge wrote:
It is so easy for a rookie RB and a rookie WR to play well in today's NFL. But the fact of the matter is that it has always been easy for rookie WRs to come in and play well for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mike Wallace only had to wait until his 3rd NFL game to have his first 100 yard game, 7 catches for 102 yards.

Louis Lipps didn't waste any time at all, his first NFL game he had 6 catches for 183 yards and 2 TDs.

Bryant had 14 catches for 310 yards and 6 TDs in his first 4 NFL games.

JuJu saw no targets in his first NFL game but then had 8 catches for 102 yards and 2 TDs in games 2-4.

Sorry, but the odds are great that James Washington will have 40-50 catches, average 19 yards a catch and have 8 TDs as a rookie. A year from now, just like JuJu, we will be singing his praises and nobody will think twice about Bryant.


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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:40 pm 
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Love this kid combative nature with the ball in his hand. not Bryant speed but he has better hands.


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 Post subject: Re: ILB
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:28 pm 
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The way Washington wins contested catches, he's likely to be an upgrade over Bryant even at his best.

Ben has NEVER really had a guy he could trust on a 50/50 ball. He's made some jaw-dropping completions into bad coverages that AB somehow came down with. I still don't understand some of those - it has to be AB not tipping his hand and waiting until the last second so the DB's don't have time to react. But otherwise AB just doesn't have the size to throw that true 50/50 ball where it's worth the risk over taking a sack or netting a few more yards on a punt.

And ESPECIALLY in the redzone. NEVER had a true guy to throw the fade to.

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