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JAR
01-13-2012, 03:33 PM
the link is to a source we're not allowed to use here...so, no link for you.

Steelers have signed Former Texas A&M Aggies QB Jerrod Johnson to a future contract.

Dee Dub
01-13-2012, 04:09 PM
Interesting. He's as big as Ben, athletic, and he can throw. Very strong arm. Was known for making plays out of the pocket. I saw him tear up Texas a few years ago. He has a lot of upside.

feltdizz
01-13-2012, 04:52 PM
Why the hell do we keep drafting black QB's?

It's OK folks.... I'm black.

Just thought I would help anyone out who was afraid to ask the obvious :D

RuthlessBurgher
01-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Why the hell do we keep drafting black QB's?

It's OK folks.... I'm black.

Just thought I would help anyone out who was afraid to ask the obvious :D

Didn't draft Byron Leftwich, didn't draft Charlie Batch, didn't draft Jerrod Johnson.

I guess we did draft Dennis Dixon, Omar Jacobs, and Antwaan Randle El, though.

hawaiiansteel
01-13-2012, 05:01 PM
Why the hell do we keep drafting black QB's?

It's OK folks.... I'm black.

Just thought I would help anyone out who was afraid to ask the obvious :D

Didn't draft Byron Leftwich, didn't draft Charlie Batch, didn't draft Jerrod Johnson.

I guess we did draft Dennis Dixon, Omar Jacobs, and Antwaan Randle El, though.


don't forget Tee Martin and Joe Gilliam...

RuthlessBurgher
01-13-2012, 05:04 PM
Why the hell do we keep drafting black QB's?

It's OK folks.... I'm black.

Just thought I would help anyone out who was afraid to ask the obvious :D

Didn't draft Byron Leftwich, didn't draft Charlie Batch, didn't draft Jerrod Johnson.

I guess we did draft Dennis Dixon, Omar Jacobs, and Antwaan Randle El, though.


don't forget Tee Martin and Joe Gilliam...

2000 NFL Draft

5.163 QB Tee Martin, Pittsburgh Steelers
6.199 QB Tom Brady, New England Patriots

:HeadBanger

BradshawsHairdresser
01-13-2012, 05:05 PM
Why the hell do we keep drafting black QB's?

It's OK folks.... I'm black.

Just thought I would help anyone out who was afraid to ask the obvious :D

Didn't draft Byron Leftwich, didn't draft Charlie Batch, didn't draft Jerrod Johnson.

I guess we did draft Dennis Dixon, Omar Jacobs, and Antwaan Randle El, though.


don't forget Tee Martin and Joe Gilliam...


WHAT about KORDELL?

:lol:

RuthlessBurgher
01-13-2012, 05:07 PM
Why the hell do we keep drafting black QB's?

It's OK folks.... I'm black.

Just thought I would help anyone out who was afraid to ask the obvious :D

Didn't draft Byron Leftwich, didn't draft Charlie Batch, didn't draft Jerrod Johnson.

I guess we did draft Dennis Dixon, Omar Jacobs, and Antwaan Randle El, though.


don't forget Tee Martin and Joe Gilliam...


WHAT about KORDELL?

:lol:

Kordell's black? Who knew? Whenever I looked at him, I got so distracted by whatever was growing on his cheek, that I never noticed what color the skin was around it. :P

hawaiiansteel
01-13-2012, 05:13 PM
Why the hell do we keep drafting black QB's?

It's OK folks.... I'm black.

Just thought I would help anyone out who was afraid to ask the obvious :D

Didn't draft Byron Leftwich, didn't draft Charlie Batch, didn't draft Jerrod Johnson.

I guess we did draft Dennis Dixon, Omar Jacobs, and Antwaan Randle El, though.


don't forget Tee Martin and Joe Gilliam...


WHAT about KORDELL?

:lol:

Kordell's black? Who knew?


and Todd Blackledge was white, just when you think you have things figured out...

flippy
01-13-2012, 05:28 PM
I heard Kordell complaining a few weeks back on ESPN that black QBs don't get backup jobs in the league. Says you're either a starter or don't have any value. Was saying that once a black QB flames out, he's done in the league, whereas Jake Delhomme and other washed up guys keep getting chances even when everyone knows they can't play.

He seemed a little bitter about ending his NFL career at a relatively young age for QBs and not having opportunities to be a backup while guys with lesser talent who are white seem to land in backup jobs.

All I could think is he clearly doesn't follow the Steelers anymore.

feltdizz
01-13-2012, 06:20 PM
Why the hell do we keep drafting black QB's?

It's OK folks.... I'm black.

Just thought I would help anyone out who was afraid to ask the obvious :D

Didn't draft Byron Leftwich, didn't draft Charlie Batch, didn't draft Jerrod Johnson.

I guess we did draft Dennis Dixon, Omar Jacobs, and Antwaan Randle El, though.

while you are technically correct you knew what I was getting at.

Add Hines to the list.

I know we pride ourselves on being progressive and all but it sure seems like we love to "pick up" black QB's.

And Flippy, Kordell had the unfortunate luck of starting his career in Pittsburgh. If he went somewhere else he would probably be in Charlie Batch's shoes

Mister Pittsburgh
01-13-2012, 06:23 PM
I really don't get why we only take black backups at QB. Makes no sense at all & seems way overboard to just be coincidence.

pittpete
01-13-2012, 06:37 PM
it must be the blackbackupquarterbackconspiracy.com

SidSmythe
01-13-2012, 06:57 PM
i'm still waiting to hear the answer to the question..."how long did you know you were a black Quarterback??"

feltdizz
01-13-2012, 08:03 PM
i'm still waiting to hear the answer to the question..."how long did you know you were a black Quarterback??"

LOL. Seriously though... We pick up black QB's like its a requirement.

Maybe its the FO rooney rule? LOL.

The Man of Steel
01-13-2012, 08:34 PM
Seriously though... We pick up black QB's like its a requirement.

Anthony Wright, Rod Rutherford, etc. etc. Damn we have had a lot black backup QB's now that I think about it. Heck, we even had Pete Gonzalez here to represent the Latinos for a season or so.

SteelCrazy
01-13-2012, 10:35 PM
They also signed Kade Weston (DE), Antonio Smith (CB) I think, and Jimmy Young (WR).

Not sure about Antonio Smith, article doesnt specify. I'm guessing its the CB from Ohio St. jimmy Young is a 6'1" 210 lb WR out of TCU and Kade Weston is a DE out of Georgia.

steelerkeylargo
01-13-2012, 10:48 PM
Johnson would do well to switch to TE

hawaiiansteel
01-13-2012, 10:51 PM
They also signed Kade Weston (DE), Antonio Smith (CB) I think, and Jimmy Young (WR).

Kade Weston is a DE out of Georgia.

Kade Weston is a former 7th round draft pick of the New England Patriots*, better make sure Belichick didn't just send him over to the Steelers so he could spy on us...

http://www.secsportsfan.com/images/bill_belichick.jpg

SteelCrazy
01-13-2012, 10:55 PM
I'd like to see us sign a FullBack!!!!

JTP53609
01-13-2012, 11:14 PM
I am just happy that I see his first named spelled that way because that is how mine is spelled....my Mom decided instead of spelling my name J-a-r-e-d or any other regular way, she wanted to spell it a special way because I am indeed special haha

fordfixer
01-14-2012, 12:00 PM
I guess the Steelers decided to get more QB's to back up Ben instead of investing on the O-line

DukieBoy
01-14-2012, 12:22 PM
They also signed Kade Weston (DE), Antonio Smith (CB) I think, and Jimmy Young (WR).

Kade Weston is a DE out of Georgia.

Kade Weston is a former 7th round draft pick of the New England Patriots*, better make sure Belichick didn't just send him over to the Steelers so he could spy on us...

http://www.secsportsfan.com/images/bill_belichick.jpg

Maybe, should the writing on that Belicheat*** graphic be written in Russsian or at least use the Cyrillic alphabet ? He's so KGB.

papillon
01-14-2012, 01:48 PM
He's Ben but faster and, obviously, not as skilled at the quarterback position. He has good footwork, makes throws to the outside where only his guy can make a play, throws well on the run, needs to work on his ball skills and waits until the receiver is open before throwing the ball. But, there seems to be some talent there, search him on Youtube and see for yourself.

Pappy

aggiebones
01-14-2012, 02:08 PM
I'm a diehard Aggie and excited that we finally have one...though not been alot of options lately. Can we finally stop bringing in tu players. They don't develop in Austin.
That aide, here's the scoop on Jerod:

As a junior he broke all the A&M passing records and looked like he was gonna be a star. On alot of lists for awards in the preseason.
But he had offseason shoulder surgery and never recovered from it. He was benched midway through the year for Ryan Tannyhill (probably 1st round pick this yeay that played like a pu$$ all year) who promptly ripped off 6 wins. Jerod then bounced around a bit trying to find a team.

He is a big kid. Possibly as big as Ben. He was also a top HS basketball player at 6'6"
He's got pretty good feet and runs pretty well. There was a time that he looked EXACTLY like Ben on the move and throwing to open receivers. Then he digressed back to running alot more. They blamed his shoulder problem, but that never made sense to me. Hopefully he's seen his own good tape and can get back to it. He was thought to be a 1st round pick before his senior year fell apart.

Could be an interesting project. He is VERY well spoken. When I saw that, I mean he is probably the most well spoken player to EVER come through A&M. I was disappointed in his demise cause he was so easy to root for. I hope he makes it.
Frankly, Dixon has run his course.

RuthlessBurgher
01-14-2012, 02:28 PM
Just watched some Johnson highlights...he looks mighty athletic for his size, but I'm not all that thrilled with his delivery. His windup doesn't look fluid and natural (then again, Phil Rivers, Tim Tebow, and even our own Byron Leftwich have somewhat awkward-looking deliveries as well). We'll see if Randy Fichtner works with him on it.

RuthlessBurgher
01-14-2012, 02:32 PM
Kade Weston's intriguing. He has the height of a 5-technique DE, but the bulk of a NT. Chris Hoke's career in the black and gold began because he was able to back-up all 3 positions on our 3-man DL, and Steve McLendon's career here began the same way. Perhaps Weston will be able to stick if he is able to do something similar.

steelblood
01-15-2012, 10:07 AM
Kade Weston was a Planet Steeler mock draft favorite IIRC. Unfortunately, he plays soft for his size.

Jimmy Young could be a good possession receiver in the NFL. I have no idea why he is not on a team right now.

SS Laser
01-17-2012, 12:43 AM
I like this. :Boobs Maybe he can be a big WR if the QB thing does not work out? :stirpot

Also seen this: Steelers signed QB Jerrod Johnson, DE Mike Blanc, DT Kade Weston, and ILB Marshall McFadden to reserve/future contracts.

Found here: http://www.rotoworld.com/content/player ... 534&spln=1 (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/playerbreakingnews.asp?sport=NFL&id=6769&line=226534&spln=1)

I guess camp bodies but we will see.

hawaiiansteel
01-17-2012, 01:55 AM
sorry to see that WR Tyler Grisham signed a futures contract with the Denver Broncos but I guess Grisham was never going to break into the Steelers' WR rotation.

good luck Tyler, hope you make it in the NFL somewhere. :Cheers

SS Laser
01-17-2012, 02:04 AM
sorry to see that WR Tyler Grisham signed a futures contract with the Denver Broncos but I guess Grisham was never going to break into the Steelers' WR rotation.

good luck Tyler, hope you make it in the NFL somewhere. :Cheers

Yea not a good place for him here I think. Good luck to him. Also Mr. H were did you see that?