Thursday, August 15, 2013
ChatRewind: Projecting Steelers RBs
By Jamison Hensley
For a full transcript of the AFC North weekly chat, you can click right here. These were some of the highlights:
Chris (Baltimore): What do you think of the Ravens offense with the new additions of Dallas Clark and Brandon Stokley?
Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Both are obviously past their prime and won't put up Pro Bowl numbers. But they can still catch the ball. They know how to read coverages and get open. And they bring experience. There's no way Clark and Stokley replace Pitta and Boldin. But the Ravens are patching the holes as best they can.
Brad (Blanchester, Ohio): Can Andy Dalton get over his late season slumps and lead the Bengals into the playoffs and win postseason games this year?
Jamison Hensley (ESPN): Dalton will get the Bengals to the playoffs this year. I'm skeptical of how far he can take them. What helps is the strong supporting cast around him. If he flops in the playoffs again this year, there's going to be a lot of pressure to bring in legitimate competition next year.
Logic (Brownsland, Ohio): Over-under: 40 catches 500 yards receiving for tight end Jordan Cameron.
Jamison Hensley (ESPN): I would take the over, definitely with the yards. Knowing how Rob Chudzinski and Norv Turner value the tight end position, Cameron will get passes thrown his way, especially deep downfield. Of course, he has to stay healthy.
Greg W. (Pittsburgh, Pa.): How do you see the RB depth chart for the Steelers week one? Who gets cut, Isaac Redman or Jonathan Dwyer?
Jamison Hensley (ESPN): I see it as Le'Veon Bell, Isaac Redman and LaRod Stephens-Howling. Dwyer could make the team, but he doesn't offer much on special teams, which is what you want from your backup running back.