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 Post subject: Re: Dupy says he can deliver double digit sacks this season
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:41 am 
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Yeah, I saw that Tomlin interview too. Seems like they are not coddling him in any way this season. They expect him to step up not just as a player, as an OLB, but also as a leader. This is something that I talked about too a month or so ago. Some want to resign Art Moats for his presence in the locker room and his leadership, me I piss all over that idea. Why? Because a first round player like Bud Dupree, in his 4th season, should be picking up that mantle, should be one of your core players, one of your leaders.

The fact that he is really none of that, that his coaches are switching him to ROLB to jump start his career on the field, and his coaches are talking to the media about how he needs to step up and grow as a leader? Anybody who thinks that this is not a make or break year for Dupree aren't paying attention. He is in Jarvis Jones/Ziggy Hood territory right now, perhaps playing his 4th and final season with the team if he doesn't put it all together.

Many may think I am being harsh to Dupree but I am not really, I want him to break out, prove himself. The last thing we need is for yet another 1st rounder to not work out and for the team to spend yet another 1st round pick at OLB. ILB is probably in dire need of that future 1st round pick, we really need Dupree to pan out.

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 Post subject: Re: Dupy says he can deliver double digit sacks this season
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:13 am 
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I agree Scunge. I too am very skeptical Dupree puts it together after 4 seasons already in the league. I believe this is his last chance as a Steeler. Moving him to the strong side I think really is not in their best interest. Dupree wasn't able to dominate on the weak side against mediocre RT's what the hell makes them believe Dupree will win against NFL LT's? I think we are watching Dupree's last season in the Black and Gold.


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 Post subject: Re: Dupy says he can deliver double digit sacks this season
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:26 am 
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Steelafan77 wrote:
I agree Scunge. I too am very skeptical Dupree puts it together after 4 seasons already in the league. I believe this is his last chance as a Steeler. Moving him to the strong side I think really is not in their best interest. Dupree wasn't able to dominate on the weak side against mediocre RT's what the hell makes them believe Dupree will win against NFL LT's? I think we are watching Dupree's last season in the Black and Gold.


The difference between LT and RT nowadays is non-existent. There are just as many elite RTs as there are LTs in the NFL anymore. Lane Johnson, Mitchell Schwartz, Marcus Gilbert, Ryan Ramczyk, Bryan Bulaga, Demar Dotson, Ricky Wagner, Daryl Williams, Jack Conklin, Trent Brown...

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 Post subject: Re: Dupy says he can deliver double digit sacks this season
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:33 am 
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Sure. I still don't see Dupree improving on the strong side. Especially after being manhandled by TE's most of his career. LT's will destroy him. I would prefer to be inaccurate but I seriously doubt I am.


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 Post subject: Re: Dupy says he can deliver double digit sacks this season
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Dupree and Jack Johnson should start a support group group.


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 Post subject: Re: Dupy says he can deliver double digit sacks this season
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:40 am 
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No Pittsburgh Pro athlete is safe from Pittsburgh sports fan criticism. I'm sure there's already a support group or 10 out there, lol.


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