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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:16 pm 
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Training camp has not started. Players have not reported yet.

And we have our first bombshell from the media

There is Big Ben’s hand-picked choice, Randy Fichtner,

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There is Big Ben’s hand-picked choice, Randy Fichtner, who will replace Todd Haley as play-caller.


https://triblive.com/sports/steelers/13889229-74/kevin-gorman-steelers-super-bowl-hopes-rest-with-killer-d

Mike Tomlin must love this.
Ben must love this.

Onto camp

I expect Bostic wins the battle for ILB with Tyler M

The Steelers have big time depth issues at O Tackle...I wont be shocked if the Steelers address it in camp(trade) or after cuts.(Add from another team)

The Steelers have talent at every other position.

I hope this camp is hell for the team...Meticulous technique work

New philosophy/ take on the offensive side of the ball
New coaches infusion of talent on the defensive side of the ball
8-10 roster spots open
James Washington as the 3?
Will the Steelers carry a fullback?
The Bell soap opera
How much improvement can the Steelers expect from MacDonald and Outlaw
Can the Steelers get healthy
I promise you two players come out of nowhere and make big time splashes for the Steelers this camp...Its in the air...Call it a hunch

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 Post subject: Re: Camp
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:46 am 
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Training camp has not started. Players have not reported yet.

And we have our first bombshell from the media

There is Big Ben’s hand-picked choice, Randy Fichtner,

The full quote for fairness

Quote:
There is Big Ben’s hand-picked choice, Randy Fichtner, who will replace Todd Haley as play-caller.


https://triblive.com/sports/steelers/13889229-74/kevin-gorman-steelers-super-bowl-hopes-rest-with-killer-d

Mike Tomlin must love this.
Ben must love this.

Onto camp

I expect Bostic wins the battle for ILB with Tyler M

The Steelers have big time depth issues at O Tackle...I wont be shocked if the Steelers address it in camp(trade) or after cuts.(Add from another team)

The Steelers have talent at every other position.

I hope this camp is hell for the team...Meticulous technique work

New philosophy/ take on the offensive side of the ball
New coaches infusion of talent on the defensive side of the ball
8-10 roster spots open
James Washington as the 3?
Will the Steelers carry a fullback?
The Bell soap opera
How much improvement can the Steelers expect from MacDonald and Outlaw
Can the Steelers get healthy
I promise you two players come out of nowhere and make big time splashes for the Steelers this camp...Its in the air...Call it a hunch



I too think Bostic wins a starting spot. I’m not sure about Dirty Red. I’d be all for it. Should be a great battle to watch.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:06 am 
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Interested to see how this plays out.

Ben has been a stud when calling his own plays. But Fitchner was the 2-pt architect....you know, where they didn't run EVEN ONCE.

So I don't expect the offense to be better with Fitchner vs. Arians or Haley, I just think it will be much more tilted to toward the pass. I think, overall, it will be a little better but equally shutdown by better defenses, again.

Regardless of what you think about Ben's cerebal play....really no QB has succeeded in today's game without a good OC. Ben calling all/more of his own plays most likely is NOT a recipe for success.

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There is Big Ben’s hand-picked choice, Randy Fichtner,

I don’t believe this for a minute...

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:07 am 
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I can see Washington in the OPoT conversation. No pressure, kid. He’s been playing bryants Z on the outside. I just think they’re going to uncork this dude. There are many playmakers on O but given route options I can always see Ben peeking at that matchup and never afraid to take it.

That’s assuming Washington shows hands and ability to separate. Could be biggest surprise on O this year.


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Edmunds signed yet? If not, what’s the hold up?

Samuels, a healthy Conner, healthy Vance and Washington make this offense more explosive than we’ve seen in recent years. The stars will align.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:43 pm 
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I think they will be looking for cuts also at the OLB spot .


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:57 pm 
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I think they sign Boz to a long term deal. Be dumb not to.

If Bostic can't beat out Red the move to get Bostic wouldn't be catastrophically bad but would still be not good. If it does turn out to be the case at least Bostic adds quality depth.

I fully agree. I hope this camp is extremely challenging from a technique standpoint. Practicing all the "small" details will generate a more competent unit.

The tackle position is of some concern. To expect a newly drafted 3rd RND'er to come in and perform in backup duty as swing OT isn't all that unrealistic but could be disastrous. Baptism by fire?! In my opinion Hawkins wasn't much more comforting in his 3rd season.

As far as camp goes. No Injuries!

Two Rookie Players on the defensive side I suspect will stand out?

Matthew Thomas
Greg Gilmore

Two Rookies on the offensive side I suspect will stand out?

Jaylen Samuels
James Washington

Two Rookies on special teams side I suspect stand out?

Marcus Allen
Quadree Henderson


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:02 pm 
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Interested to see how this plays out.

Ben has been a stud when calling his own plays. But Fitchner was the 2-pt architect....you know, where they didn't run EVEN ONCE.

So I don't expect the offense to be better with Fitchner vs. Arians or Haley, I just think it will be much more tilted to toward the pass. I think, overall, it will be a little better but equally shutdown by better defenses, again.

Regardless of what you think about Ben's cerebal play....really no QB has succeeded in today's game without a good OC. Ben calling all/more of his own plays most likely is NOT a recipe for success.

Late-era Peyton Manning

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:04 pm 
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Totally forgot about Matthew Thomas. Hope he gets a fair shot.

Keion Adams and Brian Allen the talk of camp out of nowhere.

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