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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:51 pm 
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i think we should be fine with either backup


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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:56 pm 
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Good news


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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:21 am 
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Good news

Have you seen Robert Golden play defense?

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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:13 am 
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Well, in defense of Golden, he did play rather well two years ago when he was filling in for Will Allen. I like him as a core special teams player, a captain, and as a backup safety. To me he is like a good backup QB, he can come in and play well when the need arises for a game or two, but you don't want him to be a long term or full time starter.

Also, I don't think he (Mitchell) ruptured the Achilles, just strained it, I don't think he is out for the season as much as some fans would wish it to be so. I admit he is a weakness in the secondary but putting Golden and/or Wilcox may not improve the situation, we will have to see.

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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:38 am 
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I don't know if Mitchell will return even at the level he left. Even just a strained achilles is challenging to get back from. Remember Mitchell has lost a good deal of his speed on the back end already. I think Wilcox may be interchangeable with Will Gay the rest of the way. I do not believe Golden is the answer even temporarily. Mitchell was infuriating but Golden is worse IMO. FWIW, love to see if Sutton gets any play time going forward.


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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:43 am 
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We had 71 defensive snaps vs Detroit.

Davis - 70
Burns - 70
Haden - 69
Hilton - 43
Mitchell - 38

Golden - 33
Gay - 20
Wilcox - 1

We will most likely see Golden.
I too would like to see more of Wilcox and hope he will be an upgrade over Mitchell for 2018, until a 1st or 2nd round S moves in.
A bad Mitchell injury in no way good for the Steelers as much as I also agree he is a weak link. It just puts new pieces into a defense that has played well and puts our #3 and #4 options on the field, even if we think they MAY be better.

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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
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We had 71 defensive snaps vs Detroit. Here is the rest of the snaps on defense for LB and defensive line for that game

Shaz - 71
Dupree - 67
Watt - 63
Heyward - 59
Williams - 54
Aluala - 53
Hargreave - 39
Walton - 18
Chick - 8
Moats - 5
Dirty Red and Fort - 1
Harrison - 0

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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:50 am 
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I hope Shazpussy/Tubmonster works out

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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
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Looks like we will be looking for a FS for sure now in the draft.
Problem is that this draft sucks at FS.


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 Post subject: Re: Mitchell has injured achilles
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I would like to see more of Wilcox.


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