Dwyer is gone. I'm OK with that. He will never be and Adrian Peterson clone.
The salary could have been an issue, but the Steelers are something like $3-4 million under the cap. A salary of $1.3 million is less than the average for a starter. If Dwyer could have gotten the job done, he would be in Pittsburgh.
Everything else is nothing in the grand scheme of things.
Dwyer was here long enough. The staff knows what he brings. With red and bell (2 big backs) on the roster. I like the change they want to go with in jones
butler faded badly late in the year. And killed us in one game (can't recall who) when he was unable to get a punt downed inside the 10 on like 3/4 punts. That killed our field position letting the. Start on the 20 while we punted from their side of the field. If I remember correctly, might have been the cinci game. Mesko is better, no doubt about it
RE: Hawthorne. I've never seen so much angst towards releasing a 5 th round draft pick. Oh wait yes I have. Crezdon butler got a similar reaction. And has bounced from team to team in his short career. I expect to see something similar happen to Hawthorne. Let it Go, eveeverybody
worldis over jones isn't a mystery if you've paid attention to this team and its recent draft picks. Or I should say its recent defensive draft picks. It's puzzling but not surprising at all. It was the reason why I was against drafting a defensive player aside from jones who I thought would play quicker(that's what the FO told is) cause he played in a 3-4 at Georgia
I hear ya on this, but I still believe that Jones is the starter if he doesn't get hurt and miss time. He was making plays and will have a short learning curve on this D. He will be in the starting lineup by the first game after the bye at the latest.worldis over jones isn't a mystery if you've paid attention to this team and its recent draft picks. Or I should say its recent defensive draft picks. It's puzzling but not surprising at all. It was the reason why I was against drafting a defensive player aside from jones who I thought would play quicker(that's what the FO told is) cause he played in a 3-4 at Georgia
If you take a look at Butler's net punting average, it dropped significantly from October to November and December...
IIRC, his net was around 43 in October and dropped to around 36 in November...in December, it climbed back up to 38 or so, but that's also when his average was skewed by the 79 yard rolling punt...
Yeah. The game I was referring to where he and the ST failed to down a punt was late in the year = cold.
I and a couple others at the bar complained about him badly missing some punts. Like they were landing in the end zone and not even giving ST a chance to down it... that's unacceptable