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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by coldrolled View Post
    85 will be in Indy by Mid August.. My prediction.
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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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    Will Johnson got more work tonight. If this keeps up, DJ's days are numbered.

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    David Johnson has actually been a good blocker for us. He's ****** at everything else but he can block. He's "stout" lol...

    Backs-on-‘backers: Tomlin doesn't permit the goalline drill that was the calling card of these annual Friday night festivities under predecessor Bill Cowher, so the physical highlight of his camp night out is when RBs collide with LBs. TE turned FB David Johnson dominated. “A stout man. Stout,” Tomlin said. “D.J. was the star.” Interestingly, Johnson still wears No. 85, meaning he'll either be an H-back come the regular season, revert to TE or change numbers to become a full-time FB.
    http://www.cbssports.com/general/blo...ing-camp-day-8
    Last edited by Big T; 08-04-2012 at 01:19 AM.

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