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Old 04-20-2013, 06:27 AM   #11
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I thought Will Johnson blocked pretty well for as little as he was utilized, I wonder if we'll keep them both.
I would assume so as DJ is switching back to TE, leaving Will as the only true fullback on the roster.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:29 AM   #12
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I have no clue as to where DJ is going, or why he was even brought back. Spathe is a better blocker @ TE, Paulson is a better receiver, and WIll Johnson is a much better fullback. If I were to guess, if and when Heath comes back, DJ is a goner, if he even makes it to camp.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #13
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Wow, I forgot this man even exists. I don't know, I thought he was picking up run blocks fairly decent last pre sason up until the injury. I think he is capable of bringing our ypc up about a solid yard or so.
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Agreed, DJ may have been a better blocker, but WJ is a much better all around offensive threat. JMO.
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No, the game was Chris Kemoeatu getting ridden back into Roethlisberger by a scrub named Howard Green, resulting in a 14-point swing in a game the Steelers lost by six.

But yeah, the blocking didn't impress me that game, considering two of the three Steelers turnovers were directly the result of poor blocking.
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But Mendy has to hold onto the ball, dammit. It's a football game, you need to be a football player.
All of that... salt in the wound. So painful to discuss.
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But Mendy has to hold onto the ball, dammit. It's a football game, you need to be a football player.
Don't worry, roger is taking that aspect out of the game.
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I have no clue as to where DJ is going, or why he was even brought back. Spathe is a better blocker @ TE, Paulson is a better receiver, and WIll Johnson is a much better fullback. If I were to guess, if and when Heath comes back, DJ is a goner, if he even makes it to camp.
I agree. Will Johnson did a good job I thought.

Since David Johnson is rarely used to catch passes he should be a helluva blocker... which he isn't.

I prefer the newer Johnson even though it is smaller; the other one had too much hair on it anyways.
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Was at the Eagle-Steeler pre-season game when Johnson was hurt. Prior to the injury he was Ben's primary target. Was looking like a formidable target, bulked up, running over people. I'm comfortable with this TE group to start the season-do believe Pitt will draft a TE as well.
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Love it when expectations are low for Steelers-they relish the underdog role--great to be underdogs not only in the AFC, but in the division as well. Colbert says they are adding 25 players this weekend--let's find some leadership along with talent--Lambert like!!!!!!!
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My guess: they'll keep Will Johnson as the FB, then use DJ as the #3 TE until Heath gets back.
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