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    It's interesting to hear the different takes you get from coaches vs what you get from media. Johnson has been a decent, not great, blocker before and he still is now. If he does make the team it will be because of that and his experience in pass routes too. I've just heard a lot of good things about Will Johnson, he's a sleeper but if the Steelers really want to shake things up then maybe WJ gets the nod over DJ.

    Watching DJ last year try and block as a FB just never really gave me that much confidence; perhaps part of is was Arians though but still.

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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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    Bouchette was saying in his chat today that he thinks the FB job is still DJ's and that Will makes the PS. I'm really hoping Will gets the job though, just kinda pulling for this kid.

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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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    Upgrade on the O-line and a FB leading, I'm getting a comforting sense for the prospects of our running game.
    The Steeler way...is the only way.

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    Question How much do you read into Tomlin's comments about David Johnson playing TE

    If you heard Tomlin's presser yesterday before practice, he was asked about how the fullback competition is going and DJ's move from tight end. He stated that the coaches haven't fully made up their mind yet on the move of David Johnson from TE to strictly FB. He mentions that they like his versatility being able to play both positions and that we'll see him play TE during preseason too.

    If Johnson makes this team it will be because he can play both positions but so help me if they cut Will in favor of David on on just the fullback position then something is wrong. Why do people think DJ is this great lead blocker? It's not like he's decleating a linebacker or blowing open a hole like Danny Kreider or Timmy Lester used too.

    If Will proves to be the better blocker then he should make the team, period. If you want to keep DJ around as a backup to both positions then so be it especially after Saunders gets back from his suspension.

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    He didn't say anything like they haven't made up their mind yet. He said his position flexibility is an asset and that they were going to work him more at TE once they returned from Philly. THere are going to be some upset Steeler fans when they finally figure out we won't be pounding the ball out of the I over and over again.

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    Stummer: I think most of just want to pound the rock for three yards when we need three yards and not sweat it to much.
    More than just run more...

    Running more is not an answer... Running with solid results is key here. Haley will not be running more just to run..

    More Play Action, Shorter Routes and the no huddle will be the difference during the season this year on offense....

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    During that presser he was asked about DJ and he said they hadn't made a full decision on exclusively moving David to FB and not playing TE.

    Pounding the rock is one thing, anybody can do that..we want to be a team that pounds it effectively and actually gains positive yards every time we run it. No more of this Minus 2 , Minus 1, Plus 5 merry go round running game.

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    Pounding the rock is one thing, anybody can do that..we want to be a team that pounds it effectively and actually gains positive yards every time we run it. No more of this Minus 2 , Minus 1, Plus 5 merry go round running game.
    Solid results from the running game has more to do with an Offensive line that can block consistently more than anything else.
    Last edited by strummerfan; 08-09-2012 at 06:16 PM.

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