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Old 08-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #41
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Default Re: TE/FB David Johnson tears ACL- will miss season

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I completely disagree. You rarely notice when a fullback makes a great block, like a lineman (say, when he sprang Rashard Mendenhall for the game winner of the 2010 opener, blocking two men at the same time. Or Mendenhall's 38 yard touchdown against the Saints that same year). Positions such as fullback are far more noticeable when they mess up. It's unfair but it's true. The reality is that Johnson was improving all the time and was expected to make a fairly significant leap this year.
But I watched him. He got in the way of the running back, or actually jumped out of the way of the tackler more often than he made useful blocks. DJ was as good a hole stuffer as Casey Hampton, but the difference is that Hampton actually plays defense. Up until this year he reached beyond himself to just do the minimum requirements of his job.
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I watched him too and I disagree with you.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #43
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Default Re: TE/FB David Johnson tears ACL- will miss season

I do not wish him ill will, However... I am glad he will NOT be on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

DJ was mediocre at best. many better options out there...

Steeler nation will be PLEASANTLY surprised...
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:37 PM   #44
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Default Re: TE/FB David Johnson tears ACL- will miss season

The FBs on the team the past few years have left a lot to be desired. Carey Davis, Frank the Tank, and Johnson hardly inspired faith that the running game was gong to get better. Frank the Tank never should have been used at FB. He was not an FB in college.
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