Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Steelers claim former Jags running back

  1. #1
    Hall of Famer SteelCrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    3,195

    Steelers claim former Jags running back

    At a time when plenty of Steelers fans would like to see their favorite team trade for Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, they’ll have to settle for another guy who recently toted the ball while wearing teal.

    The Steelers have claimed running back DuJuan Harris on waivers from the Jags. The Steelers announced the move today.

    Harris generated 42 yards on nine carries last season. He also returned 14 kickoffs.

    He becomes the seventh running back on the roster, joining Rashard Mendenhall, Ike Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Baron Batch, Chris Rainey, and Jason Ford.

    So, basically, it won’t be easy for Harris to stick around four days from now, when the rosters drop from 75 to 53.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-running-back/

  2. #2
    Legend
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Inside Your Head
    Posts
    10,460
    When I saw the title, I was having a Roger Clemens moment and half expecting you to say Fred Taylor.

  3. #3
    Pro Bowler D Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2,369
    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    When I saw the title, I was having a Roger Clemens moment and half expecting you to say Fred Taylor.
    I'd rather it be Natrone Means.

  4. #4
    Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,267
    so the coaches decided that Batch, Rainey, Dwyer, are not the answer as backups to Redman??

  5. #5
    Legend
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Inside Your Head
    Posts
    10,460
    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    so the coaches decided that Batch, Rainey, Dwyer, are not the answer as backups to Redman??
    I wonder if we could coax a guy like Alex Gibbs out of retirement to come in and help Koogs fix our line so we could plug in any old RB and have success.

  6. #6
    Hall of Famer fezziwig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    3,329
    to me it is wasted energy from the steler coaches. i dont understand this pickup .

  7. #7
    Pro Bowler
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2,026
    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    so the coaches decided that Batch, Rainey, Dwyer, are not the answer as backups to Redman??
    I think they know if they have to go to BB or Ford, we are in real trouble. Redman, Dwyer and Rainey are all in. This guy was brought in to upgrade what is behind those 3. BB has shown nothing.

  8. #8
    Pro Bowler
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2,026
    Quote Originally Posted by fezziwig View Post
    to me it is wasted energy from the steler coaches. i dont understand this pickup .
    I think it indicates they are not happy with what we have after JD, Redman and Rainey. Between those 3 we have a possible 3 down, bread and butter back with no history of being able to grind it out for any length of time (JD), a short yardage plugger who probably can't handle a full load every week and a 3rd down/specialist back, who is not an every down back. After that, we have basically nothing. BB, Clay, Ford - not good options if JD goes down, which will lead to Redman going down due to the nature of how he runs (slow, fights for every yard, which leads to too many hits and cold tub time). That is what I make of this move. I like this pick up, a lot. He may never see the field but I like the tude of always trying to upgrade every unit, all the time. That is much improved over the days of Cowher, where he got his "buddy buddy" players and didn't seek to upgrade much after he did. Chard Scott, Kordell, Gil-dong, Deewayne Washington, Kirkland all screamed for upgrading and the chin just remained rock headed and it hurt the team.

  9. #9
    So, to solve this crisis, the Steelers bring in another 3rd down specialist back who is not an every down back?

    At 5' 7" and 196 lbs, Harris isn't going to be anything but possibly a return man and a 3rd down specialist back...

    But, he did run a 4.37 40-yard dash last year before signing as a UDFA with Jacksonville...

    I'm thinking return man, since the return game hasn't been so hot this preseason with Rainey fielding the punts...

  10. #10
    Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Hey Roger...
    Posts
    3,369
    what and then Rainey doesnt make the roster? I have a hard time swallowing that. This move is def hard to figure, think id prefer seeing Ford on the field...go Mini-Bus!!
    http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w226/angryasian07/SIGNATURES/DOS2.jpg
    Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, hear the lamentations of their women.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •