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1st and Goal--
08-19-2010, 01:49 PM
It's Thursday already. Some players or camp battle situations have probably caught your eye. I'm sure there are many but here are a couple or three things I am anxious to see.

Antonio Brown. What can you say. This 6th rounder was dazzling. Is he for real? They say Ben will play some this week. This could be good for both Sanders and Brown. Last week Sanders did not get much action. I look for Ben to find both him and Antonio this week.

Some threads are questioning the backups at safety. Neither Mundy or Allen is tearing the joint up. Maybe one of the Drafted or Undrafted R's can step up and challenge here. I could use some help here since I really don't know what to look for. I was wondering if maybe Crezdon Butler or UDFA Cromartie-Smith who are listed as CB's might take some plays at Safety as well. Or maybe even Keenan Lewis. Whodathunkit. [besides me] that replacing Tyrone Carter would be a huge problem. LOL Reason I mention this is because I really think the secondary is going to be strong this year even with those average backups. Hey, if one of the Rookies steps up all the better.

Okay, one other thing.. Last week I did not notice Urbik. I kept rewinding the tape back to early 2nd half when the Steelers stopped the Lions on 4th down and Charlie Batch was getting ready to go in with a little over 4 minutes to go. Well Urbik was certainly there. Big as a mountain at C and blocking and obscuring over half the Lions in the game. But, he was in there with the likes of Dorian Brooks, Kyle Jolly, Adrian Jones, Eugene Bright, and a couple of other really unknowns.

Evaluating OL is not something I have any clue about. But, I did find this puzzling. He is seemingly not even in the mix for that RG spot. Oh well, maybe that will change this week, because if Pouncey is to take over at C I find it hard to believe Urbik cannot compete with Essex or Foster who don't look earth shaking to me. But, like I said I don't really care much about the OL. I really just want to watch the ball.

Well anyway, these are a couple of things I am going to focus on this week. Who or what are you going to single out to watch for this week.?

Oviedo
08-19-2010, 02:00 PM
I want to see:

1. Big return game by Antonio Brown. Please so we can say goodbye to Logan.
2. More time on field by Ziggy and Sunny Harris
3. More CB play by Lewis and Burnett
4. More WR play by Brown and Sanders

BradshawsHairdresser
08-19-2010, 04:33 PM
I want to see:

1. Big return game by Antonio Brown. Please so we can say goodbye to Logan.


:roll: Now there's a surprise--Oviedo wants to say goodbye to the undrafted guy.
Probably also hoping for a monster game by Jason Worilds, so we can say goodbye to James Harrison. :lol:

Look at the bright side...no matter what, Willie Parker isn't on this team anymore! :lol:

Eddie Spaghetti
08-19-2010, 04:46 PM
might as well cut Foster too so Urbik can get more playing time. :lol:

costanza2k1
08-19-2010, 04:47 PM
I want to see:

1. Big return game by Antonio Brown. Please so we can say goodbye to Logan.


:roll: Now there's a surprise--Oviedo wants to say goodbye to the undrafted guy.
Probably also hoping for a monster game by Jason Worilds, so we can say goodbye to James Harrison. :lol:

Look at the bright side...no matter what, Willie Parker isn't on this team anymore! :lol:

We gain an extra position if we get rid of Logan. Brown can play WR and ST, Logan just ST. This may also allow us to keep an extra LB.

BradshawsHairdresser
08-19-2010, 05:04 PM
I want to see:

1. Big return game by Antonio Brown. Please so we can say goodbye to Logan.


:roll: Now there's a surprise--Oviedo wants to say goodbye to the undrafted guy.
Probably also hoping for a monster game by Jason Worilds, so we can say goodbye to James Harrison. :lol:

Look at the bright side...no matter what, Willie Parker isn't on this team anymore! :lol:

We gain an extra position if we get rid of Logan. Brown can play WR and ST, Logan just ST. This may also allow us to keep an extra LB.

I understand that reasoning. And if Brown shows himself to be an outstanding returner, I couldn't fault the Steelers for making that move. But...if Brown proves to be just average as a returner, and Logan is outstanding, and if Logan can be utilized as an offensive weapon, then I would NOT be in favor of cutting Logan just to save a spot for a LB.

Look...we'd gain a roster spot if one of our OL could do long-snapping. We'd gain a roster spot if one of our reserve TE's could be the FB. Cutting your return specialist is not the only way to save a roster spot.

ikestops85
08-19-2010, 05:55 PM
I want to see:

1. Big return game by Antonio Brown. Please so we can say goodbye to Logan.


:roll: Now there's a surprise--Oviedo wants to say goodbye to the undrafted guy.
Probably also hoping for a monster game by Jason Worilds, so we can say goodbye to James Harrison. :lol:

Look at the bright side...no matter what, Willie Parker isn't on this team anymore! :lol:

We gain an extra position if we get rid of Logan. Brown can play WR and ST, Logan just ST. This may also allow us to keep an extra LB.

I understand that reasoning. And if Brown shows himself to be an outstanding returner, I couldn't fault the Steelers for making that move. But...if Brown proves to be just average as a returner, and Logan is outstanding, and if Logan can be utilized as an offensive weapon, then I would NOT be in favor of cutting Logan just to save a spot for a LB.

Look...we'd gain a roster spot if one of our OL could do long-snapping. We'd gain a roster spot if one of our reserve TE's could be the FB. Cutting your return specialist is not the only way to save a roster spot.

I agree BHD ... so far Brown has gotten some bad reviews as a punt returner. I don't know what Brown adds that Logan doesn't have. Brown will only play ST if he makes the team. He won't get in as a receiver unles their are injuries.

We know Logan is a good returner. We don't know that Brown is. Also, Loagn can play receiver. They are saying he has pretty good hands too.

The guy I want to see more of is another receiver who I think threatens both Sanders and Brown ... that is Grisham. I've been hearing a lot of buzz about the guy. Just not on this forum. I'd love to see him go against some better competition this week than he has in the past. See what he is really made of. Can you say Wes Welker qualities. :stirpot

birtikidis
08-19-2010, 06:07 PM
Here's what i'm interested in seeing
1) how Pouncey looks at C with the 1st string
2) how many snaps DD gets at QB with the 1st string
3) how the hotel looks against NY's edge rushers, particularly Pierre Paul
4) how well Lewis plays at CB, I'd like to see him push BMac
5) if brown can have as good a second showing as the first.

ramblinjim
08-20-2010, 08:44 AM
The things I'm looking for:

1.) Brown at the return game. I'm not a Logan hater by any stretch but if we can save a roster spot, I'm game for that and we can hold onto someone that may not clear waivers.

2.) I want to see how our our O-line does against what should be a top-notch 4-3 D-line in the Giants. It'll be interesting to see how Pouncey does against those guys.

3.) Let's see if one of our young receivers can really step it up and push Antwan Randle-El for the #3 WR.

4.) I'd like to see a lot of rep's for Sunny Harris and Ziggy Hood, get Worilds, Gibson and Sylvester into the game too..

5.) Since I may as well be the starting quarterback for the Giants tonight, I'm afraid we won't see much from our secondary.

6.) That being said I'd like to see if we have any back up safeties worth a darn.

ANPSTEEL
08-20-2010, 08:49 AM
I'm most anxious to see someone, anyone, play RT effectively.

Seriously.

Flozell, Forest Gump, Steven Hawking.

Anyone.

If the starting RT plays as poorly as hotel did last week- ooooppphhhh

... particularly if we have to watch Leftwich getting creamed by the LDE/OLB for the 1st 4 games.

ramblinjim
08-20-2010, 08:50 AM
I'm most anxious to see someone, anyone, play RT effectively.

Seriously.

Flozell, Forest Gump, Steven Hawking.

Anyone.

If the starting RT plays as poorly as hotel did last week- ooooppphhhh

... particularly if we have to watch Leftwich getting creamed by the LDE/OLB for the 1st 4 games.


I'm right with you on this one. :Cheers

Oviedo
08-20-2010, 08:55 AM
I want to see:

1. Big return game by Antonio Brown. Please so we can say goodbye to Logan.


:roll: Now there's a surprise--Oviedo wants to say goodbye to the undrafted guy.
Probably also hoping for a monster game by Jason Worilds, so we can say goodbye to James Harrison. :lol:

Look at the bright side...no matter what, Willie Parker isn't on this team anymore! :lol:

Where did that come from? If you think I have some kind of bias against UDFA's then you are way off the mark. I have stated for years that a WR, DB or RB should be able to handle kick off duties so you don't have to use a roster spot for a specialist. Teams have done it for decades.

Has nothing to do with whether a guy was drafted or not.

feltdizz
08-20-2010, 10:06 AM
What is the obsession with getting rid of Logan to gain a roster spot? Is that "extra" roster spot going to have more of an impact than starting on your 35 or 40 yard line a few times a game?

I could see if Logn put up dumptruck type stats but the guy was 2nd in the league in return yard average. He didn't have a TD but he damn sure put us in positions to score and pin teams deep.

I don't see the extra roster spot having an impact.... but if Brown or someone else can put up similar numbers then OK.. but if it's "just to have the extra guy its a very bad wish IMO.

and Grisham? I hope that was a joke. The guy is speed impared and his hands aren't good enough to compensate for the lack of size and speed.

grotonsteel
08-20-2010, 10:06 AM
The things I'm looking for:

A Brown as a WR/KR/PR.

I want to see how Pouncey does as a Center against 1st team D.

I want to see Worthington,Hood and Sony Harris on the D-line. Also add in Gibson,Jason and Sylvester.

I want to see how Crezdon Butler does as a DB. Again heard a lot about him..how he is learning 3 positions as a rookie. Will this guy jump over Lewis,Burnett and Gay in depth chart???

Want to see how Mr. Wright does as FB. Also can Redman run dominantly against a 4-3 defense where Steelers struggled last season as per BA.

phillyesq
08-20-2010, 10:11 AM
The things I'm looking for:

A Brown as a WR/KR/PR.

I want to see how Pouncey does as a Center against 1st team D.

I want to see Worthington,Hood and Sony Harris on the D-line. Also add in Gibson,Jason and Sylvester.

I want to see how Crezdon Butler does as a DB. Again heard a lot about him..how he is learning 3 positions as a rookie. Will this guy jump over Lewis,Burnett and Gay in depth chart???

Want to see how Mr. Wright does as FB. Also can Redman run dominantly against a 4-3 defense where Steelers struggled last season as per BA.

This is pretty close to my list. I'd like to see Sanders get more involved as well after some of the reviews he had from camp. I'm really interested to see Worilds as well.

Another thing I'll add - I'm looking forward to seeing Ben play a few series.

Oviedo
08-20-2010, 10:16 AM
The things I'm looking for:

I want to see Worthington,Hood and Sony Harris on the D-line. Also add in Gibson,Jason and Sylvester.

I would ove to see what all six of those guys could do on the field at the same time. Could be glimpse of the future

[quote="grotonsteel"]
I want to see how Crezdon Butler does as a DB. Again heard a lot about him..how he is learning 3 positions as a rookie. Will this guy jump over Lewis,Burnett and Gay in depth chart???
quote]

I doubt that Butler jumps over any of those guys. I think they have him learning multiple positions because right now they lack that "swing guy" who can step in at both CB and Free Safety. It may also be that they see him eventually better qualified to fill in for Ryan Clark who is probably only around for a couple more seasons. Don't forget that Ike's and Gay's contracts expire at the end of this season.

If I had to look at what we have a project into the future I would say:

Keenan Lewis--eventual replacement for Ike
Joe Burnett--future nickle back
Butler--future free safety

Of course new additions change this but it seems like it is lining up that way.

1st and Goal--
08-20-2010, 01:09 PM
The things I'm looking for:

A Brown as a WR/KR/PR.

I want to see how Pouncey does as a Center against 1st team D.

I want to see Worthington,Hood and Sony Harris on the D-line. Also add in Gibson,Jason and Sylvester.

I want to see how Crezdon Butler does as a DB. Again heard a lot about him..how he is learning 3 positions as a rookie. Will this guy jump over Lewis,Burnett and Gay in depth chart???

Want to see how Mr. Wright does as FB. Also can Redman run dominantly against a 4-3 defense where Steelers struggled last season as per BA.

Wright is the unknown factor in what is shaping up now as a real tough competition for spots on the final 53. Who knows, he could be another Tim Lester or more recently, another Dan Kreider. He is listed as a FB, but his background is really that of a solid RB. If he's really good it would really complicate everything.1. The Tank who some think is already in jeopardy really is in hot water. 2. Those hybrid TE/FB would also be relooked at. 3. If he can really run Dwyer and everyones favorite R-Zone[me too] can hold their breath also. How no one has seen anything of him yet is a mystery.

Crezdon Butler: I am looking for every possible excuse to put him on my final 53 in a couple weeks. No only because I stumbled across his name pre-draft 2010 and posted that how is it possible that he and a couple other CB's had similar lines as some 1st and 2nd rd ranked CB's and yet were like between 250-300 and 300-350 in the rankings. Butler is as fast and faster than almost all of the CB's drafted. He is definitely stronger. His KEI is off the charts for CB's etc etc. I posted this stuff having never seen any of the players. Needless to say, I was stunned when I was watching draft day and the guy said the Steelers had drafted him.

And now, I'm noticing that he can actually play too. From what little I have read and seen on him he has gotten his hands on more freaking balls than anybody. Anxious to see him Saturday as well.

BTW: I' ve been reading but didn't post in the interesting thread about the pre-season predictions. I'll make one now. Butler will get the 1st INT by a CB this pre-season Saturday.