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 Post subject: Re: Is Shade Tree Going to make the 53?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:13 pm 
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Big Dan's biggest problem is he is the slowest player off the snap. i have yet to see him in any game when he is not the last guy moving.

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 Post subject: Re: Is Shade Tree Going to make the 53?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Only having 13 snaps on defense is not necessarily a bad thing for Dan, he was inactive for 11 games last season. He was only activated for 5 games because of injuries.

There is a group of inactives each game, the 6th DL, the 3rd QB, the 5th OLB, the 5th ILB, the 6th WR, etc.

Again, what difference does it make if Shade Tree is that 6th DL? Or if Matthew Thomas is that 5th ILB? Or if Justin Hunter or Damon Patterson is the 6th WR? Of if Stevan Ridley makes it as the 4th RB? None of them are going to be active on game day except for injury.

Honestly, can somebody come up with some examples of a player who was at the bottom of the depth chart, who was a perpetual inactive year after year and then developed into a starter, or a top backup? I am drawing a blank, sure, I guess it has happened before but I just don't put too much thought or pay attention to these bottom dwelling players. They are really interchangeable and the only concern I have is for the Steelers to not keep somebody like a Coty Sensabaugh as the 6th CB when he is making $1.4 million for the season.

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 Post subject: Re: Is Shade Tree Going to make the 53?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:35 pm 
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Scunge wrote:
Honestly, can somebody come up with some examples of a player who was at the bottom of the depth chart, who was a perpetual inactive year after year and then developed into a starter, or a top backup? I am drawing a blank, sure, I guess it has happened before


Wasn't James Harrison cut 3 or 4 times? But I can't think of another Steeler, not recently anyway.


Also agree about the "depth" spots that don't get a hat. I feel like sometimes they are too rigid on that with a guy who barely gets snaps even if someone gets injured. This is a year where I might be looking at how I can carry an extra receiver or running back, rather than sticking to some set quota like 10 LBers......especially if I've got one or two on PS.

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 Post subject: Re: Is Shade Tree Going to make the 53?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:09 pm 
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I think he still makes this team


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 Post subject: Re: Is Shade Tree Going to make the 53?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:25 pm 
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He's getting first team reps at Nose to reward his improved play. Looks like a keeper.


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 Post subject: Re: Is Shade Tree Going to make the 53?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:43 pm 
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He's getting first team reps at Nose to reward his improved play. Looks like a keeper.


Or looks like Jason Worilds.....light goes on, or starts making the effort, in a contract year.

Use him if he's motivated. Just beware he probably reverts to being lazy after he gets a deal.

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 Post subject: Re: Is Shade Tree Going to make the 53?
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Reported that Dunbar wants to use two Noses and rotate them which is positive for Shade Tree.


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 Post subject: Re: Is Shade Tree Going to make the 53?
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Yes reported that Dundar wants a rotation there


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 Post subject: Re: Is Shade Tree Going to make the 53?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:32 pm 
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Shade tree is McCullers, right?

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