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Steelhere10
08-09-2012, 10:48 PM
Is a beast!

D Rock
08-09-2012, 10:55 PM
I blame the Food For Thought

steelfin
08-09-2012, 11:11 PM
He better be...we need someone to step up at OLB....We are looking pretty thin at the moment...

The outside LB position will be pivotal to our success on defense. That is how we apply pressure...and we applied very little tonight...

With both of our starters nursing injuries and our #1 backup on the PUP, this has to be an area of concern...I know its early but...

hawaiiansteel
08-11-2012, 10:12 PM
By Mark Kaboly

Published: Saturday, August 11, 2012


TURNING HEADS

Even though Adrian Robinson’s debut resulted in only one tackle, the rookie free agent linebacker pressured the quarterback a handful of times, including once when Robinson used a spin move.

“I did it all through college. That is one of my favorite moves. I watch a lot of NFL Films and see guys like LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison. You learn a lot,” Robinson said.

Robinson, an undrafted player out of Temple, felt the first preseason game was a good first step for him in trying to make the team. “I know I want more,” he said.

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/2373567-85/adams-game-mclendon-steelers-nose-preseason-robinson-tackle-defensive-heyward

skyhawk
08-11-2012, 10:38 PM
I thought Brandon Johnson looked good too. The 6th year guy outta Louisville. Where was he picked up from?

I also thought Chris Carter looked good on the outside, so I don't why Steelfin thinks we are thin at OLB??

Oviedo
08-12-2012, 08:15 AM
It would be a mistake to try to sneak Robinson onto the PS. He has been in print too many times and showed really well against the Eagles. He needs to show on special teams and get onto the Final 53 or we will lose him.

Brandon Johnson was a free agent pick up from the Bumgals.

D Rock
08-12-2012, 09:54 AM
It would be a mistake to try to sneak Robinson onto the PS. He has been in print too many times and showed really well against the Eagles. He needs to show on special teams and get onto the Final 53 or we will lose him.

Brandon Johnson was a free agent pick up from the Bumgals.

we all said the same thing about Isaac Redman, and he wasn't grabbed away

Slapstick
08-12-2012, 09:58 AM
we all said the same thing about Isaac Redman, and he wasn't grabbed away

Pass rushers are a more premium position than runningbacks...

steelfin
08-12-2012, 11:15 AM
I thought Brandon Johnson looked good too. The 6th year guy outta Louisville. Where was he picked up from?

I also thought Chris Carter looked good on the outside, so I don't why Steelfin thinks we are thin at OLB??

Let' see....

James Harrison is on PUP....he missed half of last year....bad back and now issues with knee.
Woodley has injured groin....he also missed almost half of last year.
Worilds is on PUP....Appears to be injury prone and really an unproven talent. Played pretty well when given the chance but so far has not shown to be a menacing pass rusher or premium OLB
Brandon Johnson...A cast away player from Bengals...enough said....:D Actually he was more of a special teams player than anything...He did look decent the other night.
Adrian Robinson....An undrafted rookie free agent...played his FIRST preseason game last week...
Chris Carter....Young Steeler talent but largely unproven.

My point is simple.....the OLB position is arguably the most important position in a 3 - 4 defense. The defense is predicated on rushing the passer and the majority of pressure comes from the OLBs...After our starting 2 LBs we dont have any superstars waiting in the wings....We dont have Gildon ready to replace Greene or Harrison to replace Porter...The OLB position in our defense requires elite pass rushers to be successful. Right now I don't see that in our back-ups...I am not saying that someone wont step up and be that guy, but right now we are thin at this position...

One last comment....OLB and safety will be our primary draft goals next year...

SF

Oviedo
08-12-2012, 11:20 AM
Let' see....

James Harrison is on PUP....he missed half of last year....bad back and now issues with knee.
Woodley has injured groin....he also missed almost half of last year.
Worilds is on PUP....Appears to be injury prone and really an unproven talent. Played pretty well when given the chance but so far has not shown to be a menacing pass rusher or premium OLB
Brandon Johnson...A cast away player from Bengals...enough said....:D Actually he was more of a special teams player than anything...He did look decent the other night.
Adrian Robinson....An undrafted rookie free agent...played his FIRST preseason game last week...
Chris Carter....Young Steeler talent but largely unproven.

My point is simple.....the OLB position is arguably the most important position in a 3 - 4 defense. The defense is predicated on rushing the passer and the majority of pressure comes from the OLBs...After our starting 2 LBs we dont have any superstars waiting in the wings....We dont have Gildon ready to replace Greene or Harrison to replace Porter...The OLB position in our defense requires elite pass rushers to be successful. Right now I don't see that in our back-ups...I am not saying that someone wont step up and be that guy, but right now we are thin at this position...

One last comment....OLB and safety will be our primary draft goals next year...

SF

Our DL played very well. Go to the 4-3 and problem solved:stirpot

Won't have to roll the dice on converting DEs to OLBs every year and get into these depth issues.

steelfin
08-12-2012, 11:28 AM
Our DL played very well. Go to the 4-3 and problem solved:stirpot

Won't have to roll the dice on converting DEs to OLBs every year and get into these depth issues.

LOL...Perhaps we are an injury away from playing more 4 - 3 as our base defense...you never know... :-)

But I do agree that the DL played well and we appear to have quite a bit of young talent on the DL.

Not sure I agree with your last statement..I think the Steelers have been very successful at this...Maybe not always via the draft but finding and keeping OLB talent has been a strength...

Slapstick
08-12-2012, 11:46 AM
Given the propensity for teams to line up in passing formations nearly every down, I think the Steelers will be playing a lot with nickel and big nickel defenses, which would include a 4 man line...

Oviedo
08-12-2012, 11:51 AM
Given the propensity for teams to line up in passing formations nearly every down, I think the Steelers will be playing a lot with nickel and big nickel defenses, which would include a 4 man line...

It's coming...just wait and see!!!!!!!!!!!

D Rock
08-12-2012, 12:01 PM
would a 4-3 front look something like:

Woodley - Hood - McClendon - Heyward/Keisel?

It may not have the traditional 2 fast DE's but Carter or Worilds could sub in for some passing downs with Heyward/Keisel if needed.

I'm not at all opposed to seeing this happen given that the most impressive defense I've seen over the past 5 years has been the Giants when they are firing on all cylinders.

SidSmythe
08-12-2012, 01:18 PM
Would you people give up the 4-3 vs. 3-4 debate??? Does it really matter with teams having multiple formations and personel now???
The Steelers are drafting still for 3-4 Fronts.
Tomlin has been here 5 yrs. now and we are still a 3-4. Get over it...if & when it happens, it happens.

D Rock
08-12-2012, 01:34 PM
Would you people give up the 4-3 vs. 3-4 debate??? Does it really matter with teams having multiple formations and personel now???
The Steelers are drafting still for 3-4 Fronts.
Tomlin has been here 5 yrs. now and we are still a 3-4. Get over it...if & when it happens, it happens.


Sorry, guys. Dad says I have to go inside now and stop being a sports fan.

winwithd
08-12-2012, 02:23 PM
This guy seems to be the talk of training camp, like Baron Batch was last year and Redman a few years ago. Wasn't there a poll or something on here asking who people that it would be this year. Just wondered if any picked this guy. I only got to see the second half of the Eagles game but I was wondering who the guy was getting in the backfield all the time until I was finally able to read the jersey.

hawaiiansteel
08-12-2012, 02:35 PM
Sorry, guys. Dad says I have to go inside now and stop being a sports fan.

and when you post on a message board try and keep your ideas and opinions to yourself, will ya? :D

SidSmythe
08-12-2012, 03:37 PM
Sorry, guys. Dad says I have to go inside now and stop being a sports fan.

Dad wants sensible conversation
Dad wants new material
Dad knows best!!