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PostSubject: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker   Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:28 pm

Six NFL seasons have come and gone since the last time the Steelers suited up a player — they actually had two that year — who reached double digits in sacks.

Bud Dupree was 17 years old and a high school senior in Irwinton, Ga., in 2010 when James Harrison (10 1⁄2 sacks) and LaMarr Woodley (10) led a pass rush that helped the Steelers to a berth in the Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers.

With the Steelers seeking more quarterback pressure this season, Dupree is being counted on heavily to snap that drought and get the Steelers back to the NFL's championship game.

If those expectations sound familiar, it's because Dupree heard them last summer, much like another former first-round draft pick, Jarvis Jones, did in previous years — to no avail.

“I'm all with it,” Dupree said last month during organized team activities. “I like the pressure, but there really isn't any pressure for me. It's expectations. People expect me to be the guy, and they see a lot of good things in me.”


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PostSubject: Re: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker   Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:57 am

Health is always an issue and I think we have our fair share of injuries during any season. It would be nice to make it through one with no long term injuries on either side of the ball. If we do that we are loaded for bear.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker   Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:22 pm

Dupree has the quickness and power, but needs more improvement of his hands. He often tries to run the arc outside the tackle, but is going too wide because he isn't getting the RT's hands off him like some elite pass rushers. If he can stay healthy and be better with his hands he can be a 10 sack a year guy for sure.

Watt on the other hand seems to use his hands really well and has the motor and quickness, but doesn't appear to have the explosive power that Dupree has. Honestly if they can both be healthy, I think the makings of a pair of good OLB's are there for the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker   Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:18 pm

Yeah as just need to have that of more improvements. Over on his hands. And how that just need to work with his hands. But does have potential.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker   Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:16 am

I don't want an elite player in one position, I want knowledgable players in every position to make an elite defense.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker   Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:35 pm

El-Gonzo Jackson wrote:
Dupree has the quickness and power, but needs more improvement of his hands.  He often tries to run the arc outside the tackle, but is going too wide because he isn't getting the RT's hands off him like some elite pass rushers.  If he can stay healthy and be better with his hands he can be a 10 sack a year guy for sure.

Watt on the other hand seems to use his hands really well and has the motor and quickness, but doesn't appear to have the explosive power that Dupree has.  Honestly if they can both be healthy, I think the makings of a pair of good OLB's are there for the future.

I always enjoy your analysis' Gonzo. They seem so detailed, do you do that for a living? I agree with you on Dupree. He showed flashes of brilliance in his rookie season so when we lost him the following with such big expectations, it was a letdown. Let's hope he makes the above improvements, and most of all plays a full season!

I'm definitely looking forward to see what JJ can do later in the year...

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker   Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:26 am

Drizztbob wrote:
El-Gonzo Jackson wrote:
Dupree has the quickness and power, but needs more improvement of his hands.  He often tries to run the arc outside the tackle, but is going too wide because he isn't getting the RT's hands off him like some elite pass rushers.  If he can stay healthy and be better with his hands he can be a 10 sack a year guy for sure.

Watt on the other hand seems to use his hands really well and has the motor and quickness, but doesn't appear to have the explosive power that Dupree has.  Honestly if they can both be healthy, I think the makings of a pair of good OLB's are there for the future.

I always enjoy your analysis' Gonzo.  They seem so detailed, do you do that for a living?  I agree with you on Dupree.  He showed flashes of brilliance in his rookie season so when we lost him the following with such big expectations, it was a letdown.  Let's hope he makes the above improvements, and most of all plays a full season!

I'm definitely looking forward to see what JJ can do later in the year...

Thanks, but no I don't do it for a living. I'm a technique guy in my real world job and am just a football junkie that has played or coached in some way or form for 20-30 years. I cant help young players improve if I cant recognize their strengths and weaknesses and thankfully I have developed an eye for it.

Dupree is big and explosive, but he lets the RT keep his hands on him, which extends the arc. Dupree needs to get a swat of the hands and then dip and rip his shoulder under the OT. Watch Deebo rush guys and when he does that, he keeps his feet moving and often the OT gets his arm hooked and holds. Dupree needs to get right in the phone booth with the OT and then get out.

I played O line and coached it and I can tell you that a guy that runs the arc with little or no contact is somebody I take with technique all day. The guy that uses his hands to pull my hands down at the punch and then rips his pads by me is somebody that makes me more nervous. Charles Harris from Mizzou uses his hands well and I like what TJ Watt does already from his tape. Dupree needs to learn from film, Deebo and Coach Peezy and he can develop a good dip and rip move, convert speed to power and bull rush, then work in a spin. Once we O lineman are afraid of you getting the edge on us, we lean too far and leave open to the inside counter move or bull rush. Its a chess match in cleats. :)
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers look at Bud Dupree as next elite outside linebacker   Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:29 am

3rd season think he'll be a lot stronger this season which will help his hands with 2 years of Steelers coaching technic. hoping he has a injury free season. like T J Watt 2 seasons for him to get his real NFL strength in his 3rd season.


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