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Thread: GM Kevin Colbert Defends Bud Dupree, Steelers’ Presumed Lack Of OLB Depth

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    That about sums it up...
    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.

    FIRE MIKE TOMLIN

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    Dupree is fine. 9 mill isn’t a lot for an edge rusher these days.

    LMAO at getting no credit for catching an INT and returning it for a TD. We have DB’s who lost games for missing easy INT’s on the last drive.

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    Yep. No credit. A 7th grader could have caught that. Dupree is a less than adequate edge rusher who has no nose for the ball and is not an impact player. Only a f’n apologist would still be making excuses for this bust of a first round pick. Enough of the bullsh!t with this cardboard cut out of an end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Yep. No credit. A 7th grader could have caught that. Dupree is a less than adequate edge rusher who has no nose for the ball and is not an impact player. Only a f’n apologist would still be making excuses for this bust of a first round pick. Enough of the bullsh!t with this cardboard cut out of an end.
    Well, you have seen we have some Dupree apologist. The guy is a bust to this point. I remember these same guys saying how JJ was going to put it together that final year.
    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.

    FIRE MIKE TOMLIN

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    Huey Richardson was a bust.

    Alonzo Jackson was a bust.

    While Bud Dupree may not have completely lived up to his vast potential as a pass rusher up to this point, he is at least a capable NFL starter, not a complete and total washout bust.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Huey Richardson was a bust.

    Alonzo Jackson was a bust.

    While Bud Dupree may not have completely lived up to his vast potential as a pass rusher up to this point, he is at least a capable NFL starter, not a complete and total washout bust.
    A more tempered evaluation that I agree with.

    The Steelers could, and have done worse at the position.

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    Dupree has him in sacks but otherwise is comparable to Jarvis Jones. After 4 years Jones had more ints and forced fumbles. And Dupree has only 3 more tackles than Jones. So I guess calling him a huge disappointment rather than a bust should make everyone feel better.

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    No, Dupree isn't a total bust, but he's really showed himself to be more of a backup/rotational caliber OLB. For $9 million/year, he's not giving us much bang for the buck.

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    The Steelers have a proven track record of being better than average in drafting players. That is something considering g where they draft year after year.

    But, full disclosure, I took a look at recent draft AVs compared to historical.
    Prior to Tomlin era the Steelers almost consistently drafted 5 or 6 players per draft class that ended with double digit AVs. More recently that number has dropped to 4. Could be a short term blip, could be a worrying trend in player evaluation.

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    How do folks feel about Watt?

    I think Flippy pointed out how Watt is a HOFer vs Cleveland and pedestrian vs the rest of the league.

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