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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    He doesn’t need 20-30 pounds...some seasons, Farrior played at about Allen’s weight...10-15 pounds would be sufficient...
    Tampa drafted Mark Barron as a 213 pound safety. He is now a starting ILB for the Rams at 225 pounds.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    Why are you coming in here and saying realistic stuff? Can't you see we are in fantasy/ball washing land right now? Gzzzzz. Why confuse things with the truth?
    Wow. Interesting post from someone who is so sensitive to being "attacked"...somebody might be offended...
    Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+Ä# up and wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Tampa drafted Mark Barron as a 213 pound safety. He is now a starting ILB for the Rams at 225 pounds.
    Kind of like Carnell Lake (the player) in reverse...
    Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+Ä# up and wear it.

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    Breaking down just how Marcus Allen can help the Steelers secondary

    Seeing if Marcus Allen can give the Steelers’ secondary another weapon, or if he will be nothing more than a special teams ace.

    By Jeff Hartman
    May 15, 2018, 9:53am EDT

    Many readers will probably roll their eyes when seeing this article and think, “Great. Another article about Marcus Allen.”

    While Allen has been in the news, and on BTSC, the past week for signing his contract and wrapping up rookie minicamp, it is my goal to give fans a good look at the new players entering the fold for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Highlight reels are awesome, but they don’t tell the whole story with a player. This is where Draft Breakdown comes into play, and is a wonderful tool to help isolate a specific player on the field of play.

    When watching a few breakdowns on Allen, which you can see below, you notice several things:

    •He is a communicator

    This is something Mike Tomlin noted about both Allen and first round pick Terrell Edmunds at rookie minicamp. It is usually Allen who is directing traffic in the back end of the secondary. A very positive sign for the often communication deficient Steelers’ secondary.

    •The kid can tackle

    Is he a perfect tackler? Not by any means, but he is a more sound tackler than a defensive back who simply throws his shoulder at the lower body of the ball carrier.

    •Can overpursue

    When you watch him coming down from the deep secondary into the box to make a play inn the open field, he often overpursues the ball carrier. I realize there are occasions when forcing someone inside, or outside, is important, but in most of these occasions you are expected to make the one-on-one tackle. Not a huge red flag, but something which needs attention at the NFL level.

    •Has a tendency to disappear

    No, he isn’t David Copperfield, but for a safety who is considered hard-hitting, there are occasions when you expect to see No. 2 flashing, but he rarely does. This likely has a lot to do with coverage responsibilities, and if the Steelers can put him in a position where his job is more singular, there is no doubt he can be successful.

    After watching plenty of these breakdowns, it is difficult for me to see Allen being anything more than a special teams player in his rookie season. If he does etch out a niche for himself, it would be in a heavy sub package where he plays a box linebacker. He certainly needs work in the open field and playing a deep half position in the secondary.

    https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.co...nfl-draft-news

    Note: there are videos of Allen in the above link.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    He doesnít need 20-30 pounds...some seasons, Farrior played at about Allenís weight...10-15 pounds would be sufficient...
    I saw Farrior in the Casino in Pittsburgh and I was surprised at how big he wasn't... lol.
    ILB
    DL
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    RB
    WR
    LB


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    Thank you Ruth, that was frankly discouraging. LMFAO!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    The idea is that both Burnett and Davis are capable of playing high safety...IMO, and Iíve posted it before, I think Mitchell and Davis should have flip-flopped positions...but, I think they trusted the veteran Mitchell with communicating and getting everyone lined up instead of the rookie and second year player Davis...

    Now, Davis is in his third year with this defense and should be able to fill that role...Burnett can be an insurance policy...

    Davis has the speed and range to be the high safety when needed...
    Hi Slap, that is encouraging news, I was wondering where the "young ones" as we used to call them were going to fit into this.

    Fingers crossed!


    We got our "6-PACK" - time to work on a CASE!

    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    The idea is that both Burnett and Davis are capable of playing high safety...IMO, and Iíve posted it before, I think Mitchell and Davis should have flip-flopped positions...but, I think they trusted the veteran Mitchell with communicating and getting everyone lined up instead of the rookie and second year player Davis...

    Now, Davis is in his third year with this defense and should be able to fill that role...Burnett can be an insurance policy...

    Davis has the speed and range to be the high safety when needed...
    Agreed. Davis does have the tools to fill this role. But, IMO this the year...and he needs to show consistent play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    Agreed. Davis does have the tools to fill this role. But, IMO this the year...and he needs to show consistent play.
    I also agree. I would like to see how he can react with everything in front of him...
    Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+Ä# up and wear it.

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