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    Question Case of the Johnson's for the Steelers at FB

    David Johnson or Will Johnson, both are fullbacks in Todd Haley's new offense in Pittsburgh. So far from what I've seen in camp, DJ has been getting tossed around like a rag doll from Woodley and other linebackers in pass rush drills, 11 on 11, etc. To his credit he has made some plays too and has experience on his side.

    Will Johnson from WVU is making a strong case and I wouldn't be shocked to see him make the team. I can't see them carrying 2 at that position. DJ's roster spot is far some safe at this point, but it's still early in camp and preseason hasn't started yet so things could change either way.

    BTW, sorry about that thread title, it just hit me when I was thinking about this thread so I ran with it

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    What about their brother Harry??

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    And their brother Daryl, and their other brother Daryl


    I think DJ has to be careful this year, he hasn't had much competition for a roster spot until now. Between Pope, Saunders, McCoy and now Will Johnson at FB he's going to have to watch himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    And their brother Daryl, and their other brother Daryl


    I think DJ has to be careful this year, he hasn't had much competition for a roster spot until now. Between Pope, Saunders, McCoy and now Will Johnson at FB he's going to have to watch himself.
    From the reports I've read it doesn't seem that Pope is that much of a threat and more than likely not guaranteed a roster spot. Personally I would like to see WJ because of his speed and athleticism.

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    85 will be in Indy by Mid August.. My prediction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldrolled View Post
    85 will be in Indy by Mid August.. My prediction.
    Hopefully

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    Kirby Wilson: "Fullback is defintely a big part of this offense. You got a lead blocker now." - JoeStarkey

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    My question is: If this new offense is using a FB type lead blocker why in the f are we trying to use a slob worthless TE?? why not sign a true FB???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LatrobePA View Post
    My question is: If this new offense is using a FB type lead blocker why in the f are we trying to use a slob worthless TE?? why not sign a true FB???
    Because the only people that a "true fullback" is important to are fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strummerfan View Post
    Because the only people that a "true fullback" is important to are fans.
    And the RB but hey a converted TE will work f it...

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