James Washington
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03-19-2022, 09:58 AM

Signs with Dallas - Details to follow.


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03-19-2022, 01:22 PM

Something wrong here, but I think it’s just a case where things just didn’t go right for him.
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03-22-2022, 06:32 AM

Yes, it seems he just never found his niche in Pittsburgh. I wish him the best.


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03-23-2022, 12:07 PM

The league is filled with receivers like Washington. They're like rock/blues lead guitar players... a dime a dozen.

Like every other WR on our team last year, the dude can't get open. Better to let him be a non-factor in Dallas than here.
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04-07-2022, 11:38 AM

(03-23-2022, 12:07 PM)mcmillenandwife Wrote: The league is filled with receivers like Washington. They're like rock/blues lead guitar players... a dime a dozen.

Like every other WR on our team last year, the dude can't get open. Better to let him be a non-factor in Dallas than here.

I dunno Tim, I think Canada’s horizontal offense is not all that. There is no vertical threat to keep defenses honest, so they all can play downhill when all the routes are 5 yards beyond the LOS. Of course with the exception of the sideline lob pass to Claypool. 

There are no seem routes  in his playbook to attack that big donut hole in the opposing defenses about 15 to 20 yards downfield that’s been there for the taking the last two years. And I don’t think Ben was the problem either. He was firing passes to the sideline on a rope, a distance of at least 2O yards. If he could do that 20-30 times a games, he could certainly get one or two up the seem in the middle of the field. 

I begining to come to the conclusion this RPO thing is nothing more that what we used to call audibles. The only difference is with an audible everybody knows whether the play is a pass or a run before the snap and adjusts their assignment accordingly. With an RPO, only the QB knows, and unless the rest of the team are mind readers, their assignments are the same pass or run which makes zero  sense. Kind of this decades version of the direct snap to the running back, or the wishbone….single wing…

Not to ignore the running attack, but after watching those teams from 92-94 (thanks again for making these available) Tim, now that was a running attack. What the Steelers are trying to pass off as a running attack today is pathetic by comparison.
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04-08-2022, 03:52 AM

(04-07-2022, 11:38 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: I dunno Tim, I think Canada’s horizontal offense is not all that. There is no vertical threat to keep defenses honest, so they all can play downhill when all the routes are 5 yards beyond the LOS. Of course with the exception of the sideline lob pass to Claypool. 


Ah. Yes. Fair point. 

You're exactly right, sadly. The receivers suffered under Canada just as Ben suffered under Canada. 


(04-07-2022, 11:38 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: Not to ignore the running attack, but after watching those teams from 92-94 (thanks again for making these available) Tim, now that was a running attack. What the Steelers are trying to pass off as a running attack today is pathetic by comparison.

Again, agreed. Najee is wonderful, but our offense has no identity. The scheme is amorphous and ineffective. There is no defined threat. We're not a running team, not a passing team, not a big-play team, not a scoring team. 

Not many turnovers, I guess. But low risk = low reward IMO. 

Maybe Trubisky's legs will make a significant difference? I doubt it. The loss of Ben's leadership, football IQ and penchant for 4th quarter comebacks will not be overcome by QB mobility.
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04-10-2022, 04:31 AM

(04-08-2022, 03:52 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(04-07-2022, 11:38 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: I dunno Tim, I think Canada’s horizontal offense is not all that. There is no vertical threat to keep defenses honest, so they all can play downhill when all the routes are 5 yards beyond the LOS. Of course with the exception of the sideline lob pass to Claypool. 


Ah. Yes. Fair point. 

You're exactly right, sadly. The receivers suffered under Canada just as Ben suffered under Canada. 


(04-07-2022, 11:38 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: Not to ignore the running attack, but after watching those teams from 92-94 (thanks again for making these available) Tim, now that was a running attack. What the Steelers are trying to pass off as a running attack today is pathetic by comparison.

Again, agreed. Najee is wonderful, but our offense has no identity. The scheme is amorphous and ineffective. There is no defined threat. We're not a running team, not a passing team, not a big-play team, not a scoring team. 

Not many turnovers, I guess. But low risk = low reward IMO. 

Maybe Trubisky's legs will make a significant difference? I doubt it. The loss of Ben's leadership, football IQ and penchant for 4th quarter comebacks will not be overcome by QB mobility.

A naked bootleg?? OOOoooo!!!!! I can’t wait…Lol! That’ll keep  them defenders honest….
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04-10-2022, 07:49 AM

(04-08-2022, 03:52 AM)mcmillenandwife Wrote:
(04-07-2022, 11:38 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: I dunno Tim, I think Canada’s horizontal offense is not all that. There is no vertical threat to keep defenses honest, so they all can play downhill when all the routes are 5 yards beyond the LOS. Of course with the exception of the sideline lob pass to Claypool. 


Ah. Yes. Fair point. 

You're exactly right, sadly. The receivers suffered under Canada just as Ben suffered under Canada. 


(04-07-2022, 11:38 AM)dbsfgyd1 Wrote: Not to ignore the running attack, but after watching those teams from 92-94 (thanks again for making these available) Tim, now that was a running attack. What the Steelers are trying to pass off as a running attack today is pathetic by comparison.

Again, agreed. Najee is wonderful, but our offense has no identity. The scheme is amorphous and ineffective. There is no defined threat. We're not a running team, not a passing team, not a big-play team, not a scoring team. 

Not many turnovers, I guess. But low risk = low reward IMO. 

Maybe Trubisky's legs will make a significant difference? I doubt it. The loss of Ben's leadership, football IQ and penchant for 4th quarter comebacks will not be overcome by QB mobility.

"Amorphous and Ineffective" - GREAT comedy duo. Good band name.

Horrible offensive scheme.
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04-10-2022, 07:52 AM

"Maybe Trubisky's legs will make a significant difference? "

I just hope I don't see Myles Garrett holing one up in game one vs. the Brownies saying, "This leg?.......THIS LEG????"
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