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Thread: Steelers sign Leonard Pope

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    You were happy going into the season with just Heath and David Johnson?
    He doesn't want any more 2-3 TE sets. The coaches cannot be tempted to use multiple TE's if there is only Heath on the roster.


    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
    He doesn't want any more 2-3 TE sets. The coaches cannot be tempted to use multiple TE's if there is only Heath on the roster.
    Does he want Ben standing up? I think this signing is more about blocking and pass protection than receptions. We all know that Johnson is terrible blocking as either a TE or quasi-FB. Saunders is still an unknown. Pope will contribute in the red zone but really he will be able to help both Gilbert and Colon at OT on the edges with his blocking abilities.

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    I think Saunders is about to make a name for himself as a receiving TE this year in training camp. I think Johnson is out.

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    I believe Pope was a 1st round pick for the Cardinals in 2006 or 2007. Does anybody know what year he was drafted? I like the signing as well!!!

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    I would think that Pope replaces Wes Saunders. Pope is too tall for H-back duties so he won't take David Johnson's job. Hopefully the kid from WVU beats out David Johnson or get a real FB.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddjammin View Post
    I believe Pope was a 1st round pick for the Cardinals in 2006 or 2007. Does anybody know what year he was drafted? I like the signing as well!!!
    Thought I read somewhere that he was a third-rounder in 2006. Could be wrong, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I went to Cornell University,
    Do you know the Nard Dog?
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Following article says that Pope graded out very poorly in run blocking and racked up 10 penalties. Yuck.

    [url]http://arrowheadaddict.com/2012/04/10/leonard-pope-signs-with-pittsburgh-steelers/[/url]
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Following article says that Pope graded out very poorly in run blocking and racked up 10 penalties. Yuck.

    [URL]http://arrowheadaddict.com/2012/04/10/leonard-pope-signs-with-pittsburgh-steelers/[/URL]

    but he was cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    Following article says that Pope graded out very poorly in run blocking and racked up 10 penalties. Yuck.

    [URL]http://arrowheadaddict.com/2012/04/10/leonard-pope-signs-with-pittsburgh-steelers/[/URL]
    Wow ... that doesn't sound very good. We might as well stick with DJ because I don't think he has had that many penalties called on him.

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