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.
Ruthless 2017 Mock Draft:
1.30 ILB Zach Cunningham 6'3" 234 Vanderbilt
2.62 OLB Jordan Willis 6'4" 255 Kansas State
3.94 CB Sidney Jones 6'0" 186 Washington
3.105c DE Tanoh Kpassagnon 6'7" 289 Villanova
4.135 CB Rasul Douglas 6'2" 209 West Virginia
5.173 RB James Conner 6'1" 233 Pittsburgh
6.213 SS Lorenzo Jerome 5'10" 204 St. Francis
7.248 TE Michael Roberts 6'4" 270 Toledo
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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:
[URL]http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2013/8/31/4680474/steelers-roster-felix-jones-running-back-depth-chart-2013/in/4423229[/URL]How 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.