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toddjammin
08-31-2012, 10:26 PM
What are your thoughts on the Steelers taking a look at him? From watching him in San Diego, he seems like a good FB?

phillyesq
08-31-2012, 10:50 PM
He was also the Chargers special teams captain last year. I'm not sure how he is as a blocker, but the special teams prowess could make him interesting.

Oviedo
09-01-2012, 06:38 AM
I would like this

Discipline of Steel
09-01-2012, 07:14 AM
I dont know any more about him than i do about Will Johnson, our current FB. and WJ caught a 27 yard pass against Carolina which made me happy.
Guess id like to see what WJ can do

AngryAsian
09-01-2012, 08:36 AM
He would be an upgrade from WJ... Not to take away from our current #1 FB, JH was leader in college, something my fellow SEC brethren can attest to... And being capt of SD's special teams, it has obviously translated into the pro's. From my recollection he was an asset in run blocking and more so in the pass catching department, but average in pass protection. All that being said, I would assume he would command a higher price tag than WJ.... And we need to save as much $ as possible. I say pass...even though we are a little thin @ FB. I would rather get creative and put Legs in there in goal line packages.

NJ-STEELER
09-01-2012, 10:05 AM
i'd perfer a thumper if we were to bring a FB in.

the FB in atlanta got waived (forget his name)

tiproast
09-01-2012, 11:53 AM
He was also the Chargers special teams captain last year. I'm not sure how he is as a blocker, but the special teams prowess could make him interesting.
Chargers have been pretty bad on special teams the last couple of years. Two years ago they finished with the #1 offense and the #1 defense and failed to make the playoffs. Lots of blunders on special teams cost them several games.

DukieBoy
09-01-2012, 12:19 PM
Chargers have been pretty bad on special teams the last couple of years. Two years ago they finished with the #1 offense and the #1 defense and failed to make the playoffs. Lots of blunders on special teams cost them several games.

Nice bit of insight, Tip. Thanks.

BTW, interesting piece about your boys. Probably more to this than it written. Any more insight ?
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/31/jeff-demps-goes-from-fine-to-ir-in-just-24-hours/

Steel Life
09-01-2012, 12:28 PM
i'd perfer a thumper if we were to bring a FB in.

the FB in atlanta got waived (forget his name)
x2...Ovie might be worth a shot but he has his own injury issues too.

lloydroid
09-01-2012, 12:31 PM
i'd perfer a thumper if we were to bring a FB in.

the FB in atlanta got waived (forget his name)

I want a thumper too; someone who loves to block and knock people on their wallets. I think JH is more of an over all type of FB, where he gets some carries and passes. I don't think he is one of those guys who is happy just to block all day long. That is not the impression I get of JH.

Shoe
09-01-2012, 12:31 PM
He would be an upgrade from WJ... Not to take away from our current #1 FB, JH was leader in college, something my fellow SEC brethren can attest to... And being capt of SD's special teams, it has obviously translated into the pro's. From my recollection he was an asset in run blocking and more so in the pass catching department, but average in pass protection. All that being said, I would assume he would command a higher price tag than WJ.... And we need to save as much $ as possible. I say pass...even though we are a little thin @ FB. I would rather get creative and put Legs in there in goal line packages.

Yes, I liked him coming out too. So if we do get him, I'd be happy to see it. That being said, as NJ-STEELER sorta said, he's not a thumper in a classic sense. He is a FB more by necessity than by fit. IOW, he's slow (by NFL standards), he's not nifty, just tough. His body even, isn't a FB thick, stout Lorenzo Neal-ish body. A smaller framed guy like him can't play the position for long.

NJ-STEELER
09-01-2012, 12:50 PM
I want a thumper too; someone who loves to block and knock people on their wallets. I think JH is more of an over all type of FB, where he gets some carries and passes. I don't think he is one of those guys who is happy just to block all day long. That is not the impression I get of JH.


Yeah. I agree

Id rather go with Johnson then Hester. At his size he should be able to knock Into some defenders

tiproast
09-01-2012, 07:54 PM
Nice bit of insight, Tip. Thanks.

BTW, interesting piece about your boys. Probably more to this than it written. Any more insight ?
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/31/jeff-demps-goes-from-fine-to-ir-in-just-24-hours/

Speculation on the Pats board that I read is that the front office screwed up, and that Demps should be the R/IR guy instead of Shiancoe.

My guess is that since Demps couldn't get through two pre-season games without getting dinged up, they want him to put on some muscle. And with the offense being TE-centric, they want the option of getting Shiancoe back this year as the third TE.

DukieBoy
09-01-2012, 08:01 PM
Speculation on the Pats board that I read is that the front office screwed up, and that Demps should be the R/IR guy instead of Shiancoe.

My guess is that since Demps couldn't get through two pre-season games without getting dinged up, they want him to put on some muscle. And with the offense being TE-centric, they want the option of getting Shiancoe back this year as the third TE.

Sounds reasonable to protect him at bit since he's had little football work for a while. Demps likely to be another excellent asset for your offense. Welker was the steal of the the decade. Hope for our interests we don't find Demps to be another one.