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SteelKnight
04-24-2010, 01:47 PM
I don't think this is from his combine workout.

Either the confidential positive drug test was something more than prescription drugs as they claimed...or whatever disease he has is BAD.

SteelKnight
04-24-2010, 02:10 PM
After reading more, I think Dwyer has ADD (ADHD). They said he has been treated since 5th grade and the med gives a positive amphetamine test. Simple...ADD.

Maybe teams were worried about whether he will be able to focus on plays.

taztroy43
04-24-2010, 02:28 PM
I want L. Blount or Dwyer who cares about his disease.....

SteelKnight
04-24-2010, 02:30 PM
I want L. Blount!

Me too but I was thinking that at least the media won't go crazy with Dwyer. Hey.. I just heard his name in the background. I have to check the team.

SteelKnight
04-24-2010, 02:31 PM
Oh...It's US!!!! Cool

stillers4me
04-24-2010, 02:31 PM
Dwyer is our newest Steeler.

GMU Steeler
04-24-2010, 02:34 PM
After reading more, I think Dwyer has ADD (ADHD). They said he has been treated since 5th grade and the med gives a positive amphetamine test. Simple...ADD.

Maybe teams were worried about whether he will be able to focus on plays.

Not to nitpick you but ADD and ADHD are different. I wouldn't worry about it. I have ADHD and I've made the Dean's List. Glad he fell to us since I hear he's a good talent.

43Hitman
04-24-2010, 02:39 PM
Not to nitpick you but ADD and ADHD are different. I wouldn't worry about it. I have ADHD and I've made the Dean's List. Glad he fell to us since I hear he's a good talent.

People with ADHD can and usually are overachievers if their focus is in the right place. Nothing to worry about as long as we can keep his head in the books/gametape.

dcsteel5804
04-24-2010, 03:23 PM
Honestly, this is the first pick that I absolutely love. Its a value pick, it makes sense. Don't get me wrong, I like Maurkice Pouncey as well, but I though we could have gotten him a little later, trade back into the 20's and pick up a 3rd or a 4th. But this guy is impressive. In his highlight film, he runs away from everyone. Seriously, I think hes faster than Mendenhall. He also runs with power.

Check out this highlight reel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq9Yme2gczU&NR=1

steelerdave1969
04-24-2010, 03:37 PM
I am a Tar-Heels fan and I am very glad to see Dwyer go . .:chuckle: The guy tore up the ACC and whoever got in his way and he is a great north/south runner that could be the Steelers goalline back they have been looking for.

Hotrodder07
04-24-2010, 03:58 PM
I was really happy to see the Steelers grabbed Dwyer. Great value for a 6th round pick. Hope he can come in and contribute right away. :applaudit:

Galax Steeler
04-24-2010, 04:04 PM
My gosh I can't believe what acceleration he has when he gets into the open not to mention the moves he has as well. Looks like a good pick up to me.

cloppbeast
04-24-2010, 04:11 PM
Honestly, this is the first pick that I absolutely love. Its a value pick, it makes sense. Don't get me wrong, I like Maurkice Pouncey as well, but I though we could have gotten him a little later, trade back into the 20's and pick up a 3rd or a 4th. But this guy is impressive. In his highlight film, he runs away from everyone. Seriously, I think hes faster than Mendenhall. He also runs with power.

Check out this highlight reel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq9Yme2gczU&NR=1

Someone must teach this kid how to run over people. He runs like he's 190. He may have been able to do so in college, but he won't juke people in the NFL, although his shiftiness is an asset. If he wants to play in the NFL, he'll have to learn how to lower his shoulder.

tony hipchest
04-24-2010, 04:11 PM
straight from his mouth-

he has ADD and has been treated with a prescription ever since. he was very disappointed how the media covered... (or lack thereof) his situation and condition and felt the negative publicity really caused his stock to drop. mike tomlin told him he doesnt care and he has been assured his medication wont be an issue with testing in the nfl (kinda like jerome w/ athsma).

xXTheSteelKingsXx
04-24-2010, 04:21 PM
Man he shows some good acceleration in that highlight video.

jollyrob68
04-24-2010, 04:36 PM
Honestly, this is the first pick that I absolutely love. Its a value pick, it makes sense. Don't get me wrong, I like Maurkice Pouncey as well, but I though we could have gotten him a little later, trade back into the 20's and pick up a 3rd or a 4th. But this guy is impressive. In his highlight film, he runs away from everyone. Seriously, I think hes faster than Mendenhall. He also runs with power.

Check out this highlight reel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq9Yme2gczU&NR=1

Would not of gotten Pouncey later. The next team said thats who they wanted. Lineman arent sexy but its about time we took the best interior lineman.

Godfather
04-24-2010, 04:41 PM
straight from his mouth-

he has ADD and has been treated with a prescription ever since. he was very disappointed how the media covered... (or lack thereof) his situation and condition and felt the negative publicity really caused his stock to drop. mike tomlin told him he doesnt care and he has been assured his medication wont be an issue with testing in the nfl (kinda like jerome w/ athsma).

Plus he told the NFL about the medication up front, as opposed to making an excuse after he came up dirty.

SteelKnight
04-24-2010, 07:07 PM
Not to nitpick you but ADD and ADHD are different. I wouldn't worry about it. I have ADHD and I've made the Dean's List. Glad he fell to us since I hear he's a good talent.

I'm glad to hear you made the deals list. It turned out I was right about what he has (ADHD/ADD).

To be honest, I am an MD and I am quite knowledgeable so you are not nitpicking me. LOL. In actuality, ADHD is the appropriate term but I included ADD because many of the lay people use that. "ADD" is the older term. These days it is ADHD and then we have different subtypes.

Cheers

Kingmagyar
04-24-2010, 07:10 PM
I think Atlanta right after us wanted Pouncey.

And Mendenhall was one of the fastest running backs in the 40 at the combine. You would have to check his exact time, but I know is was probably low 4.4's. Remember he ran that one player down on a turnover last year. He came from nowhere flying down the field and made the tackle. Dwyer has more speed then the other big backs. I think we got a great pick here.

GMU Steeler
04-24-2010, 07:15 PM
I'm glad to hear you made the deals list. It turned out I was right about what he has (ADHD/ADD).

To be honest, I am an MD and I am quite knowledgeable so you are not nitpicking me. LOL. In actuality, ADHD is the appropriate term but I included ADD because many of the lay people use that. "ADD" is the older term. These days it is ADHD and then we have different subtypes.

Cheers

I thought ADD and ADHD were different things. My apologies by the way.

SteelKnight
04-24-2010, 07:33 PM
I think Atlanta right after us wanted Pouncey.

And Mendenhall was one of the fastest running backs in the 40 at the combine. You would have to check his exact time, but I know is was probably low 4.4's. Remember he ran that one player down on a turnover last year. He came from nowhere flying down the field and made the tackle. Dwyer has more speed then the other big backs. I think we got a great pick here.

Now that we got McFadden back, I am appy about the Pouncey pick. Before I just thought it was OK because I really wanted Kyle Wilson.

Maybe McFadden will be good again. Maybe it takes him time to learn a new system.

SteelKnight
04-24-2010, 07:38 PM
I thought ADD and ADHD were different things. My apologies by the way.

Hey...no problem. For ADHD, there is an inattentive type, a hyperactive-impulsive type, then a combined type. In the old days (and still today among lay people) ADD included all types and now ADHD includes all types but it is further defined for each person.

Cheers

Psyychoward86
04-24-2010, 08:04 PM
Someone must teach this kid how to run over people. He runs like he's 190. He may have been able to do so in college, but he won't juke people in the NFL, although his shiftiness is an asset. If he wants to play in the NFL, he'll have to learn how to lower his shoulder.

Oh yeah, especially at 1:44. That kid seriously needs to avoid contact :rolleyes:

BehindSteelCurtain
04-24-2010, 10:49 PM
Steal of the draft ...guy has top 10 talent

Galax Steeler
04-25-2010, 07:46 AM
Steal of the draft ...guy has top 10 talent

Ageed we now have some one who can carry the ball if mendenhall goes down.

bohica
04-25-2010, 02:30 PM
Someone must teach this kid how to run over people. He runs like he's 190. He may have been able to do so in college, but he won't juke people in the NFL, although his shiftiness is an asset. If he wants to play in the NFL, he'll have to learn how to lower his shoulder.

Oh he knows how to lower the Boom. I am a season ticket holder at GT and I bet ya'll are gonna be happy with this pick and i'm glad he's going to a team where he has a chance to win.

dwyer only vids
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Ms_cdT9u0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3cbq0z_0zc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ65q2J9Qx8
watch for 2:18 & 2:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBdVFOYFpoo

i have highlights like the last one to every game in 2008 & 2009 full of dwyer highlights if ya'll want i can post them all on here or you can just go to youtube.com/ramblinwrecktube

jollyrob68
04-25-2010, 04:49 PM
Is it me or does Dwyer look like the perfect compliment for when Dennis Dixon is at QB?

Galax Steeler
04-26-2010, 05:16 AM
He lowers his shoulders and takes on the tacklers we need a back like this.

pete74
04-26-2010, 05:31 AM
he is a great back and if it wasnt for his bad combine run and ADD meds he may of been a top 3 back. i have a sports line mag. that came out before the combine that has him ranked as the 2nd top back behind spiller.
im glad we have him and hopefully he can split carries with mendenhall

Steeldude
04-26-2010, 11:39 AM
unfortunately his highlights don't show much. i hate highlight reels showing long runs where the RB does get touched until 10 to 20 yards down field

revefsreleets
04-26-2010, 11:52 AM
Did not know much about him pre-draft, but the more I learn the more I like. He's a banger and that's exactly what we need.

wdsteel
04-26-2010, 12:35 PM
we Drafted another nickname RB
we got The Tank last year
Dwyer = Diesel....
anyone else fine this out?
i like the Round 5 running back

Indo
04-26-2010, 12:37 PM
I thought that with Mendenhall and all his spinning they would be
The Washer and Dwyer :flap:

revefsreleets
04-26-2010, 12:40 PM
I thought that with Mendenhall and all his spinning they would be
The Washer and Dwyer :flap:

That's not bad...better than "Mendy".

I think you should officially submit it to the official Steelers nickname committee...officially.

wdsteel
04-26-2010, 12:56 PM
[:iagree:That's not bad...better than "Mendy".

I think you should officially submit it to the official Steelers nickname committee...officially.

:iagree: you get bonus points for washer & dwyer

tube517
04-26-2010, 12:57 PM
:applaudit:

I thought that with Mendenhall and all his spinning they would be
The Washer and Dwyer :flap:

Psyychoward86
04-26-2010, 06:57 PM
unfortunately his highlights don't show much. i hate highlight reels showing long runs where the RB does get touched until 10 to 20 yards down field

2:15-2:25 has to count for something

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3rmS4fh-z4


:wink02:

bohica
04-28-2010, 10:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5XPLs8-seA

SS43Polamalu
04-28-2010, 10:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5XPLs8-seA

Nice block.

Psyychoward86
04-28-2010, 10:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5XPLs8-seA

scary thing is he didnt even "run through" that block the entire way through

bohica
04-28-2010, 11:16 PM
some of these i've already posted. this about all i got. i hope ya'll enjoy him, i know we did at tech.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5XPLs8-seA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrFg-eEKeYM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Ms_cdT9u0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UMcC_5EN5M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV90b9o8EKY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG0tTW80
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBy-kfoYIHw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuLwz-I2QOE
this one is when GT still ran pro style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyJkCJuSP5Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrpoz70kfE8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMKQJR-iXuo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7kyLlQiL60
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp4HqDFQIrE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAE0phbU1CY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh8s5IrszHA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyLIiq1CmMQ
watch for #21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00HE9biIYlU

Galax Steeler
04-29-2010, 05:15 AM
some of these i've already posted. this about all i got. i hope ya'll enjoy him, i know we did at tech.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5XPLs8-seA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrFg-eEKeYM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_Ms_cdT9u0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UMcC_5EN5M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV90b9o8EKY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG0tTW80
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBy-kfoYIHw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuLwz-I2QOE
this one is when GT still ran pro style
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyJkCJuSP5Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrpoz70kfE8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMKQJR-iXuo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7kyLlQiL60
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp4HqDFQIrE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAE0phbU1CY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh8s5IrszHA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyLIiq1CmMQ
watch for #21 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00HE9biIYlU

Thanks for sharing those. I can't wait to see the kid play in the nfl.

revefsreleets
04-29-2010, 11:28 AM
You know, a friend of mine made a great point. He said that sometimes the difference between a guy average 2 yards a carry and 4 yards a carry is the 4 yards-a-carry-guy falls forward and the 2 yards-a-carry-guy falls backwards. Parker was a fall-backwards kind of guy. Bus was DEFINITELY a fall forward guy. Dwyer looks like he's big enough to fall forward.