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 Post subject: who is everyone looking forward to OTA
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:32 pm 
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I know there no hitting but what players on both side are you looking out for.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:26 am 
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steelmann58 wrote:
I know there no hitting but what players on both side are you looking out for.



Keion Adams, Edmunds, Jaylen Samuels, Washington, James Conner.....


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Matthew Thomas and Edmunds.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 1:49 pm 
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Per Kaboly...

Marcus Tucker, Josh Dobbs, and James Conner all stood out today.


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Per Kaboly...

Marcus Tucker, Josh Dobbs, and James Conner all stood out today.


I mean, positive strides from Conner can't be anything but excellent news for the team, both this season and especially going forward.

Be interesting to see the battle for wr4 heat up before training camp even starts.

Other than that, LBs and DBs emerging from the scrapheap/pack to make some splash plays is certainly something to hope for.

No serious injuries.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:27 pm 
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Keion Adams
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi
Parker Collins
Jarvion Franklin
Matt Galambos
Quadree Henderson
Justin Hunter
Tevin Jones
Patrick Morris
Damoun Patterson
Jaylen Samuels
Jamar Summers
Matthew Thomas
James Washington


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:14 pm 
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put me down for Allen


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seems to be Tyler is starting with the first team over Bostic.


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steelmann58 wrote:
seems to be Tyler is starting with the first team over Bostic.

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That was just today. Tomorrow Bostic goes with the ones. They just want to see what Dirty Red can do. Too early to designate him as the starter.


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Look at every goal line defense play from last year, and you can see exactly what Dirty Red can do... play Special Teams.

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Look at every goal line defense play from last year, and you can see exactly what Dirty Red can do... play Special Teams.


He's pretty good at eating ham 'n eggs.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Matakevich sucks. Like really sucks. In almost every facet of the game. There I said it. If he is on the field for meaningful snaps the defense is in BIG trouble and we all better start praying that the offense is putting up 30+ per game. I wish people would stop using his name anywhere near the starting lineup. Makes me nauseous.

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 Post subject: Re: who is everyone looking forward to OTA
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To be fair, he’s only discussed because at present he is high on Tomlin’s “next man up” list at ILB...

If the powers that be did a better job of acquiring quality depth I imagine guys like Dirty Red would not have even made the team.


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Steelers sign third-round pick QB Mason Rudolph http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/136 ... on-rudolph


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 Post subject: Re: who is everyone looking forward to OTA
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I am still not convinced that the Steelers are convinced with who they currently have at Ilb and olb


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 Post subject: Re: who is everyone looking forward to OTA
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Any reports from today OTA


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:50 pm 
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Any reports from today OTA


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The commencing of OTAs included the unveiling of a potential new approach to stopping the run.

The Steelers have traditionally favored a four-man front in their sub-package defense in passing situations, with the outside linebackers lining up as defensive ends and defensive ends Heyward and Tuitt moving inside to defensive tackle positions.

The 4-3 look in the base alignment Dupree detailed following OTA No. 1 is an apparent response to the run-defense issues the Steelers experienced after losing inside linebacker Ryan Shazier last December in Cincinnati.

The nuance includes Dupree switching from the left side to the right more often than in previous seasons.

“This is going to be my first year of rotating back and forth,” Dupree continued. “We know it’s going to be a run sometimes. And on short-yardage situations, on check-down plays, we’ll be able to rally around the ball real fast. We don’t usually try to do it in a lot of pass-rush situations. We just try to do it to be able to stop the run.

“We gotta stop the run. We gotta start now, finding ways and just getting into the groove, how we’re going to do it in the season.”

The Steelers allowed 164 rushing yards and an average of 4.7 yards per carry in their 45-42 playoff loss to Jacksonville last Jan. 14.

“Just going off of last year, off our last game, we couldn’t stop the run as a defense,” safety Sean Davis said. “That threw the whole vibe of the game off.

“We do a good job stopping the run, then we’ll have a better chance stopping everything else. But if you can’t stop the run, the offense, they have control of the game. That’s how we got beat, off our last game against Jacksonville.”

Added inside linebacker Vince Williams: “We just couldn’t stop the run. They were able to generate enough run where they could trick us with the play-action (pass) because we didn’t know what was coming. It turned the game into a 50-50 game and they just executed.”

The alterations on display at OTAs aren’t limited to the deployment of the front seven.

Morgan Burnett’s arrival via free agency has changed the way the safeties are referenced.

“(On Tuesday) we were ‘left’ and ‘right,’” said Davis, formerly the strong safety when Mike Mitchell played under a free safety designation. “(Burnett) can do both positions and so can I.”

Williams perceived the secondary to be “like a whole new group back there, everybody has new numbers and everything.

“I’m pretty sure they’re going to get it patched up,” he said. “I’m excited to see what they can do.”

First, the run defense will be addressed.

That would have been the case even had the Steelers stuffed the Jaguars’ running game in the playoffs.

“It’s absolutely the annual starting point,” Williams said. “The staple of a great defense is stopping the run. Everything works inside out. You gotta focus on stoping the run from the middle to the outsides, then you focus on the pass from there.”

The former won’t be accomplished merely with schematic tweaks.

“We gotta play smarter,” Davis. “We can’t get out-physical-ed. We’re the Steelers defense. We gotta be able to stop the run.”

https://www.steelers.com/news/defense-exploring-options

Does this represent OTA's news?


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 Post subject: Re: who is everyone looking forward to OTA
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Thanks informative


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 Post subject: Re: who is everyone looking forward to OTA
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Steelers OTAs Day 1 Recap: Bud Dupree prepares to move from left to right OLB
https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2 ... ith-butler
From yesterday. This has some video and player comments to read through.


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 Post subject: Re: who is everyone looking forward to OTA
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 12:12 pm 
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I've been suggesting Bud play on the right side since year one. I understand that Deebo was an obstacle, but once he stopped starting, it seemed obvious that Dupree's skill set was better suited to that side.

If he can use that quick first step to get under OTs that are probably, on average, 15lbs lighter, he can definitely get leverage. IIRC, looking at his college tape, he seemed to turn the corner better from the right, also.

The move also has the benefit of putting Watt in position to cover a TE man2man... something I think he may be able to do.

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 Post subject: Re: who is everyone looking forward to OTA
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lets see if Bud does anything on this side. Not holding my breath


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He basically did as much last year on the left side as TJ did on the right. It's not fair to say he was terrible, even if he wasn't a pro bowler.

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 Post subject: Re: who is everyone looking forward to OTA
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We'll start with Antonio Brown dunking on Joe Haden

JuJu Smith-Schuster has been out of practice

Matt Feiler gets some center reps

Ben Roethlisberger didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday. Antonio Brown wasn't at Thursday's session, either

Tyler Matakevich, ILB1

Mason Rudolph to James Washington

Sean Davis and Morgan Burnett start at safety

Bud Dupree and the 4-3

http://www.pennlive.com/steelers/index. ... haden.html

Interesting practices....


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