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    Steelers work out Ray Graham

    Ed Bouchette ‏@EdBouchette 1h #Steelers working out former #Pitt RB Ray Graham today



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    Why........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Why........
    why not... we don't have a change of pace RB and our running game SUCKS due to our OL. Maybe Graham has good hands and speed that could help us out.

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    Who do we cut?

    But, I looked him up...sounds good. But, a guy that sounds like the next coming of Ray Rice should have been picked up by someone.

    Strengths

    Undersized but explosive back who runs with no wasted movement, Not shy about running through compressed spaces and picks his way through trash well inside. Tough inside runner who uses vision, feel and quick lateral movement to sidestep defenders to find space to run in the box. Accelerates in a hurry once he get the hole, rips off five or six yards in the blink of an eye. Spins off tackles with feet churning, stays balanced to keep forward movement. Uses the same lean and excellent balance to win one-on-one battles outside. Solid receiving threat out of the backfield. Catches the ball naturally with his hands before accelerating upfield and shows the ability to adjust to the ball. Lines up in the slot on occasion, shows quickness in his routes to create mismatches in space. Gives good effort to mirror and sustain blocks against rushers in pass protection. Patient reading and following his pulling linemen. Experienced running base NFL run plays from under center. Weaknesses

    Only average in his overall size, might have more trouble moving piles and breaking tackles inside against NFL defenders.

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    Knee injury in '11. Started to get healthy through '12. Texans released him when they claimed Sapp. I'm wondering...Kickoffs for a spark? Jones has been less than exciting. He is a copy of Howling with his skill set. Can run & catch. Maybe PS & see where it goes.
    Last edited by JUST-PLAIN-NASTY; 11-19-2013 at 01:23 PM.



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    Started to look his old self towards the end of '12. ND game below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzPSjTJveuk



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    I liked Ray at Pitt and hope we might bring him in as a UDFA after he ran a 4.8 at the combine. He's clearly not the fastest RB and he's kinda small, but I think he played a lot faster on the field and was pretty good at sneaking his way thru traffic.

    I thought he was the closest thing to Gio Bernard in college minus the breakaway speed.

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    I heard the signed Graham to PS & released Winn.



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    With the state of our O-line we need two types of backs. A shifty quick back that can avoid defenders when there is no hole, and a stout explosive strong back that can overpower defenders when there is no hole. We seem to have the former with bell. We haven't had the latter since Bettis.

    In my opinion that's what we need. Not sure if graham is the answer.

    I AM sure that as recent 1st and goals to go have demonstrated, there are no holes.

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    Bob Labriola ‏@BobLabriola 5m Practice squad move for @Steelers: RB George Winn released; RB Ray Graham signed



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