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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerphile View Post
    Believe it or not, DJ blocked well from the fullback position last season. He's not a great offensive threat at tight end, so it makes sense to me. The more reps he gets just at one position, the more proficient he will be. I am one of DJ's few fans.
    No he didnt. Half the time he runs thru the hole and doesnt touch a body

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    WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    posted by Dale Lolley

    OTA news and notes

    Isaac Redman told reporters today that the Steelers do, indeed, have a fullback on the roster. The Steelers have moved David Johnson to fullback on a full-time basis.

    Redman said this will help Johnson as a blocker since he formerly had to go to tight end meetings and did not attend sessions with the running backs. Redman, who is glad about the change, said the running backs will be better able to show Johnson where they would like their lead blocker during their film breakdowns.

    http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/sidelines/

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    MarkKaboly_Trib via twitter:

    Liking what I see from Will Johnson at fullback

    http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    No he didnt. Half the time he runs thru the hole and doesnt touch a body
    I'm sorry you're regurgitating the common claptrap and bad rap. I've reviewed the games. That's a total lie. DJ he makes a very solid block, almost every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerphile View Post
    I'm sorry you're regurgitating the common claptrap and bad rap. I've reviewed the games. That's a total lie. DJ he makes a very solid block, almost every time.
    I can't remember a game where I once said "Good block" by DJ, even though I have said that about his catches. I have said "Hey DJ, how about you put the meat on a defender for once" many times.
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    Remember that game from Feb. 6th 2011? DJ made a heck of a block to help Mendy fumble the ball. This is going to be one of the few things wrong with the Offense. I hope the guy saying DJ is good is proven right.

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    Can't they find a better FB than DJ??? DJ can't block and he can't catch. He is one of the biggest reason why Steelers don't have 7th SB.

    Where is Dan Krieder nowadays?
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    OTA news and notes

    Isaac Redman told reporters today that the Steelers do, indeed, have a fullback on the roster. The Steelers have moved David Johnson to fullback on a full-time basis.

    Redman said this will help Johnson as a blocker since he formerly had to go to tight end meetings and did not attend sessions with the running backs. Redman, who is glad about the change, said the running backs will be better able to show Johnson where they would like their lead blocker during their film breakdowns.

    @ Draft picks David DeCastro, Mike Adams and Alameda Ta'amu are not at these OTAs because their colleges are still in session.

    @ Linebacker Jason Worilds was at the session today but not practicing. He has a cast on his left wrist.

    Defensive end Brett Keisel is among those not here as well. He's still recovering from his groin injury suffered against Denver.

    @ Talked to Keenan Lewis today. He feels like the starting job is his to lose after logging more than 500 defensive snaps last season.

    He also said he's been in constant contact with teammate Mike Wallace and that it is difficult seeing people rip his friend for not being at the OTAs. The other players don't mind.

    @ Also spoke with Maurkice Pouncey briefly about the new offense. He said that the blocking scheme isn't different, just some different verbiage.

    He also likes the move of Willie Colon to guard. Said it gives the Steelers a lot of nasty in the middle of the line.
    Reading between the lines, it seems like the running backs aren't always pleased with Johnson's decisions as a lead blocker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    even worse, the goat was just a kid...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    MarkKaboly_Trib via twitter:

    Liking what I see from Will Johnson at fullback

    http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/
    The scouting reports I've read for Will Johnson make him sound more like a John L. Williams type of fullback rather than a Dan Kreider type of fullback, which can be a good thing for this offense, since Haley seems to want to involve the RB's more in the passing game.

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