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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    The Chiefs, who have revamped their defense this offseason, are paying a low price for a player who once was a highly rated prospect.
    looks like Adam Gase is as good of a GM as he is a head coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    looks like Adam Gase is as good of a GM as he is a head coach.
    Amazing how some coaches fail upwards...

    Truly amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    looks like Adam Gase is as good of a GM as he is a head coach.
    If all they wanted for him was a sixth rounder, we should have been sniffing over there too.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Jets Release TE Jordan Leggett, Who Steelers Reportedly Considered Drafting In 2017

    By Alex Kozora
    Posted on May 20, 2019

    It’s no secret the Pittsburgh Steelers could use a little extra competition at tight end. One name might have just popped onto the market. In their roster turnover now that Adam Gase has won an apparent power struggle in New York, the Jets released Jordan Leggett today.

    Of course, anytime a player hits the market, we get flooded with questions of “should/will the Steelers sign him?” Most times, the answer is no or at best, there’s no compelling reason to believe it’ll happen.. This time is a little different. Media reports indicated the team had serious interest in drafting Leggett in 2017 when he was coming out of Clemson. Here’s what ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler wrote after the draft.

    “One potential late-round tight end target the Steelers missed out on was Clemson’s Jordan Leggett (5th round, Jets). The team had dinner with Leggett around the time of Clemson’s pro day. The Steelers were selecting in the late fifth round, 173rd overall, while Leggett went 150th. The team took Utah cornerback Brian Allen.”

    So far, Leggett has had a quiet NFL career. He missed his entire rookie year due to a knee injury and despite a crowded TE room last year – we speculated the team could add him then – he made the roster. In 2018, he caught 14 receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown.

    While the Steelers added Zach Gentry in the 5th round of this year’s draft, depth is still weak behind an injury-risk Vance McDonald. Jesse James flew to Detroit and though Xavier Grimble was retained on his RFA tender, he hasn’t progressed as hoped. With no one else on the roster really even threatening for a roster spot, sorry to the fans of Christian Scotland-Williamson and Kevin Rader out there, adding Leggett would create quality competition and bring the best out of the room.

    Should the Steelers or any team claim Leggett off waivers, they’ll pay him $645,000 in base salary this season. His rookie deal runs through next season, making him an affordable option and one Pittsburgh could have legitimate interest in.

    https://steelersdepot.com/2019/05/je...fting-in-2017/

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    Gase as the Jets GM is really hilarious.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    Jets Release TE Jordan Leggett, Who Steelers Reportedly Considered Drafting In 2017
    Report: Steelers made a waiver claim for former Jets TE Jordan Leggett

    The Steelers were one of four teams who lost out on the opportunity to claim the former Jets tight end off waivers to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday

    By Simon Chester
    May 22, 2019, 10:15am EDT

    With the Pittsburgh Steelers depth at tight end still looking relatively light as the team begins the third phase of their offseason training program, it should perhaps come as no surprise to learn that the front office made an attempt to upgrade their talent at the position on Monday.

    As per Field Yates of ESPN, the Steelers were one of five teams who placed a waiver claim on recently released New York Jets tight end Jordan Leggett, ultimately losing out to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who had the highest priority on the waiver wire.

    Source: the Buccaneers, Bills, Packers, Steelers and Titans all placed a claim on former Jets TE Jordan Leggett. Tampa Bay landed Leggett because it had highest waiver wire order priority.
    — Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 22, 2019
    Leggett has been on the team’s radar before, a player they were potentially considering in 2017 after they met with him at the NFL Scouting Combine and then took him out to dinner when visiting Clemson to watch him perform at his pro day. Selected by the Jets in the fifth round of the draft with the 150th overall pick, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN surmised at the time that Leggett might well have been the target for the Steelers with their fifth round pick (173 overall).

    The former Clemson product missed his entire rookie season after injuring his knee and ending up on injured reserve, but appeared in 15 games last year, including four as a starter. He would finish the season with 14 receptions for 114-yards and a touchdown. Given the tight ends the Steelers currently have on the roster, Leggett would have figured to be competing for a backup position as the third choice option, possibly challenging Xavier Grimble for the No.2 role with a strong training camp. He will now be forced to attempt to restart his career in Tampa Bay instead.

    https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2019/5/22/18635446/report-steelers-made-a-waiver-claim-for-former-jets-tight-end-jordan-leggett-buccaneers-nfl-news
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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