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1 minute ago, jhomes55 said:

 

Starting David Johnson over Conner. 

 

Which means Conner is going for 110 yds/2 TDs.

This is such an obvious move. if you have anyone with a reasonable floor, you have to start them over Conner. Snell and Conner, for this week, are nothing but total desperation plays.

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I don’t think I’d describe a cancer survivor who came back to play football a pussy but that’s just me. 

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5 minutes ago, philnutz said:

Anyone else think connor was benched for throwing a tantrum and was never hurt?

 

I don't think Pitt would lie multiple times about an injury to cover for that. Why not just come out and say he was benched for attitude? I think teams are fined if they lie about injuries. 

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4 minutes ago, brosephd said:

what are you're guys opinions of him running when he gets the chance to carry the ball. how does he look.

There's really nothing to take performance wise from last week. He touched the ball 8 times and on pretty much every touch he was met by defenders almost instantly. Conner is a JAG athletically so he pretty much looked on par with his skill set. Plus I don't fault anyone who didn't come out of the gate roaring in a season with shortened training. Snell ran better but also had better blocking and what seemed like better play-calling. He was also given 19 touches. I'm sure Conner could have broken a 10-20 yarder against the Giants D if he had 13 more rushes as well. So I'd say opinion: TBD.

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1 hour ago, Brettg57 said:

So this could have been the play that led to JC getting benched. No way can we trust this dude vs Denver. They have a good run defense as well. 

Could have been. Definitely looked to be upset about the play call or something. But he did play about another 6 plays on this drive and then the following possession as well.

Broncos played 8 men in the box against the Titans, because Henry's doesn't catch much out of the backfield and nobody fears the Titans passing attack. You have to play a little more conservative on defense against the Steelers. Denver doesn't play well from behind so they can't get beat over the top early. I see some holes opening up in the rushing attack.  If Connor gets the majority of the touches against Den, I think we see a double digit fantasy line. But that's the question, will he play the majority of snaps? If he's healthy, why would Tomlin not feed him? He's the lead back. Still think it's a 70/30 split in Conner's favor if he's 100% healthy.

Of course, there is a reason they call this fantasy football.... 

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2 hours ago, philnutz said:

Anyone else think connor was benched for throwing a tantrum and was never hurt?

After he got injured/hurt they took him out for a series or two.  Then he came back in for a play and was limping badly around the field.  He was immediately taken back out.  So either he was faking an injury (would be really stupid of him to do that) or he was actually injured/hurt.

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https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/09/18/james-conner-balky-ankle-heading-in-right-direction/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

“Benny, Jaylen (Samuels), all those guys, they’ve been playing huge so having the ‘starting’ label, I’m not really a selfish guy,” Conner said. “I want to go out there and compete.”

 

Hmmm...not sure how to interpret this quote lol 🤔

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16 minutes ago, kdpat15 said:

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/09/18/james-conner-balky-ankle-heading-in-right-direction/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

“Benny, Jaylen (Samuels), all those guys, they’ve been playing huge so having the ‘starting’ label, I’m not really a selfish guy,” Conner said. “I want to go out there and compete.”

 

Hmmm...not sure how to interpret this quote lol 🤔

“Snell is ready to be the lead back if necessary.”

I just can’t play either this week.

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36 minutes ago, kdpat15 said:

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/09/18/james-conner-balky-ankle-heading-in-right-direction/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

“Benny, Jaylen (Samuels), all those guys, they’ve been playing huge so having the ‘starting’ label, I’m not really a selfish guy,” Conner said. “I want to go out there and compete.”

 

Hmmm...not sure how to interpret this quote lol 🤔

tbh this is good. This will go a long way in fixing the 'attitude problems' and gain some leash from Tomlin. 

 

PS. i dont buy the injury at all. We have all followed football long enough to know that guys dont miraculously recover from a monday night injury by thursday. Usually they would heal up/rest up till Saturday and go in as game time call. Here is a conspiracyy, if he did heal up so quickly, then it maybe PEDs ... 

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1 hour ago, kdpat15 said:

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/09/18/james-conner-balky-ankle-heading-in-right-direction/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

“Benny, Jaylen (Samuels), all those guys, they’ve been playing huge so having the ‘starting’ label, I’m not really a selfish guy,” Conner said. “I want to go out there and compete.”

 

Hmmm...not sure how to interpret this quote lol 🤔

 

Something's going on. 

Where's there's smoke there's fire. 

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5 hours ago, WEIL3R said:

After he got injured/hurt they took him out for a series or two.  Then he came back in for a play and was limping badly around the field.  He was immediately taken back out.  So either he was faking an injury (would be really stupid of him to do that) or he was actually injured/hurt.

What are you talking about lol he was never walking around limping badly. Hence the reason everyone's saying where was the injury/he was walking jumping on the sideline waiting to get back in. People even went to the lengths of rewatching the whole game to look for an injury. The only sign of a small injury was when Ben threw him a pass and James had to spin and attempt a catch. He then had a slight slight limp but then the next play took a handoff did a cut and a juke was fine. Lol stop with the tom foolery.

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