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 Post subject: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:09 pm 
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Do you think Washington got benched or was it a special package with Hunter?

Washington has not done anything this year, so I would shake things up.


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LakecrestSteeler wrote:
Do you think Washington got benched or was it a special package with Hunter?

Washington has not done anything this year, so I would shake things up.

I think he was benched. His face should be on a milk carton....huge disappointment.

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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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Jobus Rum wrote:
I think he was benched. His face should be on a milk carton....huge disappointment.


The irony is that Hunter has been on a milk carton his whole career. Ben gave Washington a shot on a pretty good jump ball, I thought. Washington played it badly.

Sammie Coates did more as a rookie. Chew on that.

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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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I think Washington ain't get'n the reps. I believe Hunter gets 1st team reps in practice all week, well 2-3 days anyway due to coach's decision... you all know who I'm talking about. Anyway, I think Washington could benefit from more 1st team reps. Not sure how they determine who and why. Just think Washington is still very young and raw for the NFL and he will get better. I think Hunter will not be on the team this time next season. Likely Heyward-Bey is gone as well, I hope!


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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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Kodiak wrote:
Jobus Rum wrote:
I think he was benched. His face should be on a milk carton....huge disappointment.


The irony is that Hunter has been on a milk carton his whole career. Ben gave Washington a shot on a pretty good jump ball, I thought. Washington played it badly.

Sammie Coates did more as a rookie. Chew on that.

But that’s what we expect from Hunter. A lot of us thought Washington was going to be a significant contributor. I even drafted him on my fantasy team...told my nephew that he was going to be a TD machine. Maybe expecting too much, too soon?

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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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Jobus Rum wrote:
But that’s what we expect from Hunter. A lot of us thought Washington was going to be a significant contributor. I even drafted him on my fantasy team...told my nephew that he was going to be a TD machine. Maybe expecting too much, too soon?


I think the lack of reps hurts some.

Right now, they trust Switzer more in his role. Personally, I think Switzer is totally mediocre as a slot receiver. But we're talking Ben's 4th or 5th option - AB, JuJu, MacDonald and even Conner have explosive playmaking ability. Washington isn't going to get a ton of looks - 1-2 deep balls a game is basically his role on this offense.

Jesse James, Switzer or Washington as your 5th option - life is pretty good for the QB.

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He's a rookie, he'll grow.

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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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How can you be the 3rd WR on this unit and not get open, with all the extra attention shifted to Brown, and Hell even to JJSS?

It is pretty pathetic IMHO. He should have more catches and he should have made that block today.

Block and catch. It isn’t Rocket science. I’d give more plays to Switz, and see if he can be a Beasly who blocked his job in Dallas.


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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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Linus Washington was blanketed yet again. Never open, especially deep.


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LakecrestSteeler wrote:
How can you be the 3rd WR on this unit and not get open, with all the extra attention shifted to Brown, and Hell even to JJSS?

It is pretty pathetic IMHO. He should have more catches and he should have made that block today.

Block and catch. It isn’t Rocket science. I’d give more plays to Switz, and see if he can be a Beasly who blocked his job in Dallas.


If we'd lost today, that missed block would have been right up there with Tomlin's non-challenge.

Brown scores easily if Washington does his job.

If you want to play on game day, you have to do something right.

If you ain't catching and ain't getting separation, you better DAMN well be doing all the little things right.

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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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SP wrote:
Linus Washington was blanketed yet again. Never open, especially deep.

I'm telling you, man... that's not fair. Linus got open consistently.

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bradshaw2ben wrote:
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Linus Washington was blanketed yet again. Never open, especially deep.

I'm telling you, man... that's not fair. Linus got open consistently.


:lol: :lol:

True- he simply could not catch the ball.

And that mother fucker COULD block. In the game he first became Linus...the 2008 AFCCG...he leveled a guy to spring Heath Miller.

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SP wrote:
Linus Washington was blanketed yet again. Never open, especially deep.


At least you won't have to do the podcast naked any time soon...

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Jeemie wrote:
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Linus Washington was blanketed yet again. Never open, especially deep.


At least you won't have to do the podcast naked any time soon...


And I’m not the guy who said the Titans would physically dominate the Ravens. Oof!


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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
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Linus Washington was blanketed yet again. Never open, especially deep.

I'm telling you, man... that's not fair. Linus got open consistently.



Pics or it didn’t happen.


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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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Decent take on Washington’s play.

https://steelersdepot.com/2018/10/contextualization-of-james-washingtons-very-limited-usage-against-bengals/

https://steelersdepot.com/2018/10/steelers-wrs-coach-on-rookie-washington-weve-got-to-push-him-along-faster/


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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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SP wrote:
Linus Washington was blanketed yet again. Never open, especially deep.

Not true. Check the slant that AB took for 48 yards on Sunday. Beat his man cleanly off the line and had 2 yards on him.

https://steelersdepot.com/2018/10/film-room-how-pittsburgh-is-using-footballs-simplest-concept-free-up-nfls-most-covered-player/


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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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Washington has 0 rapport with Ben. That's what happens when your QB hardly plays in preseason and your second round pick gives up most of his practice reps to guys like DHB and Justin Hunter. As if DHB or Hunter were ever going to contribute anything to this team. He had good rapport with Rudolph and made some ridiculous catches in the preseason. I still question a guy with his body type being a successful receiver, but I liked the potential I saw. I think he'll be okay, just might take some time.

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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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After watching some of those All-22s?

Washington is getting open.

Ben’s simply not ready to trust him yet.

My guess is he was open on that curl that they showed, but not open enough for Ben to trust a rookie he’s barely played with

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bradshaw2ben wrote:
SP wrote:
Linus Washington was blanketed yet again. Never open, especially deep.

I'm telling you, man... that's not fair. Linus got open consistently.


Agreed.

Sweed dropped a lot of wide open passes. Which was awesome because it meant he was that wide open....except for the dropping part.


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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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In all honesty I can and do envision Washington making a few HUGE plays in the second half of the campaign.

He has been quiet but the club was a tire fire in weeks 1-4 to make measures worse for the young Boldin clone....Think about how badly the O was pressing eh ?


I think the dude ends up being a very very nice swiss army knife if he can adapt his game. JW does make some plays down the stretch of the 2018 campaign IMHO.


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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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Can not agree More TB, Jeems.
In the plays that I have seen Washington he has been very well covered. Not even NFL open. That said in other plays we at least know Washington can block and draw coverage. Those two indicate some contributions. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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Steelafan77 wrote:
Can not agree More TB, Jeems.
In the plays that I have seen Washington he has been very well covered. Not even NFL open. That said in other plays we at least know Washington can block and draw coverage. Those two indicate some contributions. ;)


He’s open immediately on this play.

https://gfycat.com/WhirlwindSneakyIvory ... oodswallow

This play you can’t tell because the protection broke down and Ben had to throw a short pass, so Washington’s man left him to go after the ball. But he came off the line with speed and looked like he could have easily blown by the defender who was in a slow backpedal.

https://gfycat.com/MealyAjarGodwit

Got open on the curl here.

https://gfycat.com/UnequaledThankfulElephantbeetle

Open on this shallow crosser.

https://gfycat.com/PotableOrneryBovine

That’s four of the 13 plays.

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 Post subject: Re: Did Washington Get Benched or 2 Minute Package?
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Certainly has the Potential. My point in my more recent post was supporting what TB and your post suggested. Ben is not comfortable with Washington yet. In the meantime he does block and he does draw coverage. Those right there contribute to the offense. Once Ben and Washington are on the same page I'm hopeful they'll blow up the outside world like Ben and Smith-Schuster have.


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