But Butler isn't a guru, presumably because he wasn't a star in the NFL. Again, I'm not rooting against Lake, or Hawthorne. I'm laughing at the lunacy of thinking Lake is some sort of Yoda.
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
People said the same thing about Cowher and Tomlin...
BTW, I think there is more to the Dwyer cut than some might think. Rewatch his runs this preseason. He had some good ones and made some yards. But there were plenty of runs where Dwyer just didn't see the right hole or made the wrong cut. Makes one wonder if the coaches were questioning his onfield vision for the game. One run in particular was replayed several times on highlights, where Dwyer cut to the outside but would have gained far more going to the inside of the blocker.
At least some saw the same thing:
http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com...013/in/4423229How do you help a struggling offensive line? Run the stretch zone. Felix Jones may be the beneficiary of the recent woes of the Steeler offensive line.
The stretch zone helps out an offensive line because you do not have to push a defender back off of the ball. Instead, you are stretching the defense vertically. Moreover, the stretch zone sets up a beautiful play action pass. This play action helps to slow down an opposing pash rush.
The key to a stretch zone is having a running back that can find the seams in the defense as it is being stretched. Simply, Felix Jones did this consistently better than any Steeler back this preseason. Jones may no longer have the pedigree of a number one draft pick, and that's fine. What he can do, however, is put the Steelers in 2nd and 7 instead of 2nd and 12. Jonathan Dwyer did not make enough big runs to justify the amount of times he put the Steelers in 2nd and 12.
Jones also gives the Steelers another option to use in the passing game and the return game. Jones may have found himself in a perfect situation in Pittsburgh. The Steelers may have found a productive player in 2013 for the price of an outside linebacker that was going to be cut anyways.
Last edited by NorthCoast; 09-01-2013 at 08:36 AM.
I just saw Ta'amu ended up in Pittsburgh West.