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Hell yes...our O-Line was fantastic. Cut down on holding (injuring our own players).
Originally Posted by Shawn
I give him credit for a good game, but the Bus comparison is a little lofty. Bus had an extra gear when he made it into the open field, and some surreal moves for such a big man. Maybe it is because he has run only behind the Steelers O line, but Dwyer almost seemed shocked when he made it into open field.
I've been anti-Dwyer for many reasons, but I will give him mad props today. I think there were more opportunities there against this D and the line was great, but he made things happen and wasn't easy to tackle like I've seen in the past from him after a few carries.
I'm not anointing him anything, but if guys are hurt another week...I wouldn't mind seeing him get a full game of carries again.
Well said. He has shown flashes, but I'd like to see him build from this and add some consistency going forward. I think think the Steelers will be best served with Mendenhall starting and Dwyer/Redman in a complimentary role.
Originally Posted by feltdizz
I think the Bus comparison here stems from the Chat room last night where I noted how Dwyer, who supposedly came into camp this year in the best condition of his life (unlike previous years), still seemed like he was carrying a Bus gut.
Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o.
1.22 OLB Alvin "Bud" Dupree, 6'4" 269
2.56 TE Clive Walford, 6'4" 251
3.87 CB Alex Carter, 6'0" 196
4.121 OT Donovan Smith, 6'6" 338
5.160 FS Kurtis Drummond, 6'1" 208
6.199 WR Stefon Diggs, 6'0" 195
6.212c CB Cam Thomas, 6'0" 195
7.239 OLB Obum Gwachum, 6'5" 246
RB John Crockett, 6'0" 217
RB Corey Grant, 5'9" 201
DE B.J. Dubose, 6'4" 284
DE Martin Ifedi, 6'3" 275
FS Jordan Haden, 5'11" 200
P Spencer Roth, 6'4" 227
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Dwyer is starting to win me over but I'm not quite there yet. Sure he had a great game but after running twenty yards and then basically falling over forward he tapped out of the game. In a pre-season game, Redman, carried the ball 8 straight times with the last carry going for thirty yards and he tapped out of the game. Redman caught a rash of crap for that and was in Tomlins doghouse because of it.
Dwyer has finally shown me he has talent. Now he has to show me he has heart.
Are you talking about the ONE instance where he tried to make contact with the defensive back and the back pulled back enough to make him go to the ground? It was the only time I saw him fall forward in a manner that made him APPEAR gassed. He was all talent and heart IMO last night.
Originally Posted by ikestops85
I had this feeling Collinsworth was in chat last night. Almost everything discussed in chat made it's way to him. You commented about Dwyer looking like the Bus. The Chris talked about the same thing.
Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
We were all complaining about Rainey up the middle and Chris mentions how the Bengals are daring the Steelers to run Rainey up the middle by changing their D when he's in the backfield.
It was like CC was repeating or responding to everything typed. Although I was surprised he didn't acknowledge 50 Shades of Jooser as the key to our victory.
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Right on Flippy, I bet Collinsworth was Invisible....