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Thread: Steelers sign Leonard Pope

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    We obviously needed to sign another TE. Good to get it over with before the draft.
    Haley knows him and liked him enough to bring him over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Yay more tight ends! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Run the ball! Yoi!
    It's not as if Pope is going to start for us, but when you are in your goal line offense (where we suck), it helps to have a TE who can actually block.


    Difference maker in the middle needed to replace Shazier.

    Offer picks 1.28 & 3.92 plus WR Martavis Bryant to ARZ for pick 1.15. They only have 5 draft picks now, plus their WR's are undersized (John Brown & J.J. Nelson both 5'10") or old (Larry Fitzgerald 35 y.o.).

    Gets us ahead of BAL at 1.16, who's looking to replace the retired ILB Zach Orr.

    1.15 Georgia ILB Roquan Smith 6'0" 225
    2.60 Stanford FS Justin Reid 6'1" 204

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    It's not as if Pope is going to start for us, but when you are in your goal line offense (where we suck), it helps to have a TE who can actually block.
    Actually I would start using my $100 million QB instead of running the ball on 65% of first downs in the red zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Actually I would start using my $100 million QB instead of running the ball on 65% of first downs in the red zone.

    Wow Crash. You are really thinking out of the box. Put the ball in the hands of the most important player on the team versus handing it to a back up RB who is only in the line up because of an injury.

    Seriously, I want Ben to be the guy making the difference.

    As far as Pope, anyone who gets Johnson off the field or better yet off the team is a welcome addition. He actually is a great addition to help the blocking on the edges and with Gilbert converting to LT there are times he will need the help. Good move by the FO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Actually I would start using my $100 million QB instead of running the ball on 65% of first downs in the red zone.
    Pope is a decent signing. I haven't watched him much for KC but he could catch the ball at GA. Here is hoping Saunders will also be back.

    For those that had a TE in the first... it's time to redo your mock drafts.

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    Totally bipassed point to the signing- was a member of the Cardinals under Haley, was a member of the Chiefs under Haley. Obviously he fills a role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Totally bipassed point to the signing- was a member of the Cardinals under Haley, was a member of the Chiefs under Haley. Obviously he fills a role.
    Pope is the one guy on earth who doesn't think Haley is a first class butthole.


    Difference maker in the middle needed to replace Shazier.

    Offer picks 1.28 & 3.92 plus WR Martavis Bryant to ARZ for pick 1.15. They only have 5 draft picks now, plus their WR's are undersized (John Brown & J.J. Nelson both 5'10") or old (Larry Fitzgerald 35 y.o.).

    Gets us ahead of BAL at 1.16, who's looking to replace the retired ILB Zach Orr.

    1.15 Georgia ILB Roquan Smith 6'0" 225
    2.60 Stanford FS Justin Reid 6'1" 204

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Totally bipassed point to the signing- was a member of the Cardinals under Haley, was a member of the Chiefs under Haley. Obviously he fills a role.
    I noticed that as well. Seems like a solid signing to me. It seems he isn't used in the passing game much, but can catch if needed.

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    I'm not going to judge but these are the type of FA signings that usually pay off for the Steelers. Guess we'll see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Yay more tight ends! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Run the ball! Yoi!
    You were happy going into the season with just Heath and David Johnson?

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