View Poll Results: Is D.Johnson a Steeler in 2012 now that Arians is gone?

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Thread: Is D.Johnson a Steeler in 2012 now that Arians is gone?

  1. #11
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    Re: Is D.Johnson a Steeler in 2012 now that Arians is gone?

    Waste of a rooster spot. You can get an undrafted guy out of college with as much ability if not more. Hynoski would have been fantastic in B & G as a true, bruising fullback. Pray there's another guy like that (6'1"/265) that they can pick up.

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    Re: Is D.Johnson a Steeler in 2012 now that Arians is gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick
    Yes, DJ will be here.

    If only because the Steelers will tender him at the lowest level and I don't think anyone will sign him away...well, possibly the Colts will...
    Tendering him or not is actually kind of an interesting decision. The lowest tender is roughly $1 million or so, and there is a decent chance that the Steelers could find somebody to do the same job for half the price.

    Johnson has occassional flashes as a blocker, but doesn't have the consistency that you'd want from somebody who should be a blocking specialist.

    Like many, I'd love to see a true blocking FB. The Steelers don't need to return to three yards and a cloud of dust, but the threat of a power run game should open the passing game.

    If the Steelers are going to continue using an H-Back, I'd prefer to see somebody who excells as a receiver. Another big threat in the middle of the field with serviceable blocking would be preferable to Johnson.

  3. #13

    Re: Is D.Johnson a Steeler in 2012 now that Arians is gone?

    Quote Originally Posted by 7 UP
    I said yes. I think whomever comes in will employ a true fullback this season. We need to have a true blocking tightend on the roster. That is what DJ will be this year. WE cant fill all of our holes this year. DJ is servicable, and will be here.
    I doubt it. Rooney II said he didn't want a FB. Well, maybe he didn't actually say that. But I'm only doing what so many others have been doing the past few years. Anything they think they simply are sanctioning it by saying Rooney II said that. But, then again he did not say he did want a FB either. Then again that would be up to the new OC. No?

    Personally, it doesn't matter to me one way or the other.

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    Re: Is D.Johnson a Steeler in 2012 now that Arians is gone?

    I think he might be here, but hope he is not. Dude isn't an NFL caliber TE or FB.
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