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PostSubject: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:04 pm

second to tyrod taylor????

The Pittsburgh Steelers were searching for an insurance policy for Le'Veon Bell entering the 2015 season. After watching their young All Pro running back injured in Week 17 of the 2014 season and having to turn to Ben Tate, Dri Archer and Josh Harris in the 2014 AFC Wild Card game vs. the Baltimore Ravens, the team realized they needed depth at running back.

They had attempted to add veteran depth to the backfield prior to the 2014 season when signing LeGarrette Blount, but after his release fans and teammates were left to watch Blount hoist a Lombardi Trophy with a Patriots*' jersey over his pads. This became the struggle for Pittsburgh. Trying to find a back up who was a team-first player, accepted his role as back up to Bell and would be capable of filling in if Bell was injured again. Oh, and also for the right price as the salary cap-strapped Steelers can't afford to sign big-name free agents.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:09 pm

Yeah Tyrod Taylor
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:25 pm

Williams has been nothing short of amazing. I just keep thinking to myself: what could we have done in the playoffs last year had we had Williams?

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:39 pm

KeepHarrisonTilHes92 wrote:
Yeah Tyrod Taylor

well, Tyrod Taylor has been named as a Pro Bowl alternate.

probably because of the way he has led his team to a winning record and the playoffs this season.

oh wait...

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:53 pm

Hawaii 5-0 wrote:
KeepHarrisonTilHes92 wrote:
Yeah Tyrod Taylor

well, Tyrod Taylor has been named as a Pro Bowl alternate.

probably because of the way he has led his team to a winning record and the playoffs this season.

oh wait...


you forgot the "role the dice" emoticon


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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:56 pm

Gawd this is probably our best free agency pick up in years! This guys work ethic, personality and even play on the field puts that non trustworthy, cheating, bad influence on Bell piece of shit Lagarette Blunt to absolute SHAME! (I don't give a darn if I misspelled his name!) Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:22 pm

Wouldn't it be great to see a Steelers-Panthers SB and have Williams take off on a 99 yard TD run to win the game.

A boy can dream can't he...
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:00 pm

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Wouldn't it be great to see a Steelers-Panthers SB and have Williams take off on a 99 yard TD run to win the game.

A boy can dream can't he...

Its really not that unrealistic. I think its official... The Steelers are relevant again. If we keep blake on the bench I think we have a serious shot to get to Foxboro and play the Patriots* in the AFCCG. That could be a classic, this isnt the same team they played week one. This team has found its identity, we have 3 great WR and solid TE and a great RB in Williams. We may have to win in 45-39 shoot outs all the way to the SB but I could see it happening. I really wish we had bell for the run but Williams is almost as good.

If we keep this offense together, and improve more on D, Ben could get his 5 rings.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:05 pm

The Bills may have found a franchise QB off the street. DeAngelo is awesome but that is absolutely more impressive as far as FA acquisitions go.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:31 pm

Williams is the best. Everyone wrote him off. Too old. Lost a step. Not good anymore. All he's done is come in and produce in the toughest situations having to fill the huge hole left by Bell's injury. He absolutely deserves the recognition. Tyrod made good on his chance but I don't seem to recall bunches of people expecting him to fail either.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:04 am

i would've said Taylor in a lock after the first 1/2 of the season, but not having followed the Bills much and seeing their record I have to say DW for the win.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:13 am

Where are the Bills in the playoff picture? Hoping for some kind of a miracle. If you base it on that alone Deangelo is the best signing.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:46 am

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Williams is the best. Everyone wrote him off. Too old. Lost a step. Not good anymore. All he's done is come in and produce in the toughest situations having to fill the huge hole left by Bell's injury. He absolutely deserves the recognition. Tyrod made good on his chance but I don't seem to recall bunches of people expecting him to fail either.
you can count me as one who wanted to see a different guy looked at.  my choice was also met with criticism... darren mcfadden ... 4th leading rusher in the NFL this year. put up nearly identical  stats as deangelo with the same amount of starts (10)...i wanted mcfadden because he is 4 years younger and came at a lower price tag.

williams   - 200 rushes... 907 yds ...4.5 avg...40 rec ... 367 yds ...4 /100+ yd games
mcfadden -239 rushes...1089 yds...4.6 avg...40 rec....328 yds .....5/100+ yd games
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:51 am

DeAngelo Williams is in a four-way tie for the most TD runs in the NFL this season.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:17 am

Tyrod Taylor played pretty well on Sunday in Buffalo. I'll give him the nod for leading them to a win last week.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:52 pm

Marc Sessler ✔@MarcSesslerNFL

DeAngelo Williams, at 33, has the most rushing TDs in the NFL since the start of the 2015 season. Steelers rolling.

9:45 AM - 13 Sep 2016

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:53 pm

Wonder if they will consider re-signing him after the season? Still a long time from now. But he looks like he still has enough in the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:21 pm

Ryan Scarpino ‏@RyanScarpino

A stat not being talked about: @DeAngeloRB had 9 rushing 1st downs, 3 more than the next closest RB in Week 1. Kept drives going, and going.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:33 am

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A stat not being talked about: @DeAngeloRB had 9 rushing 1st downs, 3 more than the next closest RB in Week 1. Kept drives going, and going.

https://twitter.com/RyanScarpino/with_replies

Thanks to the well paid O-line and a Redskins defense that was last against the run last year. Don't get me wrong, I really like Williams. But I'll get excited if he repeats that performance this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:49 am

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:15 am

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PFF gave DeAngelo Williams an "average" grade. I think the Steelers will take that "average" performance every week.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:46 am

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PFF gave DeAngelo Williams an "average" grade. I think the Steelers will take that "average" performance every week.

https://twitter.com/MarkKaboly_Trib?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Not trying to nitpick but the way the o-line was playing, anyone would have rushed for 100. Some of those holes were big enough to fit a semi truck through, and there was some really good downfield blocking by the TE and WR's. It was a dominant performance in all phases in the running game.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:52 pm

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Hawaii 5-0 wrote:
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Mark Kaboly ‏@MarkKaboly_Trib  

PFF gave DeAngelo Williams an "average" grade. I think the Steelers will take that "average" performance every week.

https://twitter.com/MarkKaboly_Trib?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Not trying to nitpick but the way the o-line was playing, anyone would have rushed for 100. Some of those holes were big enough to fit a semi truck through, and there was some really good downfield blocking by the TE and WR's. It was a dominant performance in all phases in the running game.

Yeah, but remember the days of Legursky, Kemoeatu, Darnell Stapleton, drafting Tony Hills, etc. The entire right side of the line and Pouncey are all pro type linemen.

The statmonkeys can grade the RB however they want, but outright fantastic to see some real talented O linemen on the team doing the real work.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams considered the 2nd best free agent acquisition in 2015   Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:47 pm

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Hawaii 5-0 wrote:
Atlanta Dan wrote:

Mark Kaboly ‏@MarkKaboly_Trib  

PFF gave DeAngelo Williams an "average" grade. I think the Steelers will take that "average" performance every week.

https://twitter.com/MarkKaboly_Trib?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Not trying to nitpick but the way the o-line was playing, anyone would have rushed for 100. Some of those holes were big enough to fit a (Bus) through, and there was some really good downfield blocking by the TE and WR's. It was a dominant performance in all phases in the running game.


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