question on Dwyer
I was thinking he had turned things around from last year. Thought maybe I'd read something that said he showed up to camp in great shape?
Not going to argue he's more valuable then Eye Sack or Felix (though if someone did, I think it would be defensible), but no better than S-Howlings?
Last edited by SanAntonioSteelerFan; 09-02-2013 at 03:55 PM.
We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!
HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!
I guess the front office just got tired of babysitting the guy.
While still young at 24, one should, at some point, develop a maturity about ones self. You know, be accountable for yourself. Tardiness and a lack of overall professionalism will only be tolerated for so long. Whether you play for the Raiders or the Steelers.
Personally, I thought Dwyer had what it took to perform at this level. I was rooting for the guy. Hope he finds himself someday.
Still think he'd be great in a two-back system with a guy named Washer.
yah. hopefully he don't drop any dishes
Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser
He came to OTA's 30lbs overweight for the 3rd year in a row... Really pi$$ed off the coaches.. When he saw that REDMAN was shredded, he went to a fat camp and dropped the weight..
Originally Posted by SanAntonioSteelerFan
Poor work ethic and as mentioned, late to meetings etc..
I am shocked Dwyer got cut. I was one of his biggest critics last year. But he looked in great shape and ran hard during preseason. I think he is a considerably better back than Redman. Being that we only need someone to start until Bell is healthy I think Dwyer was worth keeping. I personally hope Jones gets more of the load than Redman.
It wasn't just a football decision. Cutting him saves the Steelers some money.
While Dwyer came in good shape this season, I thought he regressed as a runner in the preseason. Seemed like every other time he touched the ball, he was misreading his blocks and was always trying to bounce outside when he had room to run inside.
I think he might have been a victim of the new blocking scheme. He just wasn't getting it done. Add in the past conditioning issues, the fact that he's not the best pass catcher, some missed blocks, fumbles, and I can see why the Steelers went this way.
Last year he ran violently when he had the chance. This preseason he ran almost confused at times.
He came to OTA's 30lbs overweight.. then dropped it in time for camp.. thats garbage.. poor work ethic.. i don't know how anyone could like that about him ???
Dwyer just was not the best fit for the ZBS. Edmund Nelson pointed out several times during the preseason broadcasts that Dwyer was hesitant in making decisions. This system calls for instant on the move reads and unfortunately this was not Dwyers strong suit. He is very good but just not quite good enough.
Even without knowing really anything about the #1 pick, TS running game will be improved this season.