Gerry Dulac's Steelers chat: 7.5.17
powered byJotCast
Gerry Dulac
11:02
OK, lets get our chat started. Go....
Yinzer in Germany
11:02
In which areas of his game does Jesse James need to improve to be considered as good as Heath ?
Gerry Dulac
11:03
I don't think, nor does anyone else, think he will be as good as Heath. So thinking he can play to that level is an unfair comparison with Jesse.
Tallahassee Jim
11:03
Does Tomlin eventually become GM when Colbert retires??
Gerry Dulac
11:03
No
STEELER DAVE
11:03
Living in Atlanta, I've gone to a few Falcon practices in past years and noticed they do not tackle to the ground during camp.  Any chance Tomlin adopts this to preserve the overall team health?
Gerry Dulac
11:04
I doubt it. He has gone the other way and a lot of other teams have followed suit -- tackling during training camp. He does not tackle during the season.
John A
11:04
Is there any legitimacy to the rumor of Zach Orr signing with the Black and Gold?
Gerry Dulac
11:04
I dont deal in rumors.
Tim
11:05
Are the Steelers worried about Artie Burns' legal issue?
Gerry Dulac
11:05
I don't think so. They are minor by comparison.
Jamie
11:06
Will there be a long term deal for bell by training camp in your opinion?
Gerry Dulac
11:06
I have always thought there would be.
dave
11:06
Isn't there a deadline later this month for them to sign Bell to a new contract?  If so, do you think they'll get it done?
Gerry Dulac
11:07
There is no stated deadline or one of which I'm aware. I still think they will get it done.
JerseySteel
11:07
Artie Burns arrest - big deal or no big deal?
Gerry Dulac
11:07
No big deal.
gary@northernVirginia
11:07
Gerry...Thru the years, the Steelers have made former players part of their organization, usually via coaching. Should DHB be cut, could you see such a scenario for him?
Gerry Dulac
11:08
That sounds like a good idea but dont know if that would happen, or when. But it wouldn't happen right away if he were cut.
Jamie
11:08
Do you see any of the draft picks making a big impact this season and if so who?
Gerry Dulac
11:08
The long snapper, for one. But I think Watt and JuJu will make significant contributions if they stay healthy.
MO from Minneso
11:08
Gerry,
Gerry Dulac
11:09
Yes......?
MO from Minneso
11:09
Gerry, when LeVeon Bell was drafted, the Steelers said that they liked him because he led the nation in yards after contact. He had played at about 240 in college but the Steelers' plan (which has worked well) was to have him play at about 220-225 so he would be faster. James Connor played with a similar bruising style in college while playing at about 230-235. Any idea if the team intends to have him slim down so he can play at a faster speed?
Gerry Dulac
11:10
It wasn't the Steelers plan so much as it was Bell's. He liked the lighter weight and found he still had the same power while increasing speed and quickness. I think through training in the NFL players become more lean.
Steve
11:10
Where is the best vantage point for watching training camp practices in Latrobe?
Gerry Dulac
11:11
The stands or the hillside behind the end zone are the best spots. Hillside has some shade. stands do not
Jumbo the big dog
11:11
Why didn't the team want deangelo back?
Gerry Dulac
11:11
Time to move on.
JerseySteel
11:11
What positions will the Steelers be watching mostly closely from other teams end of preseason cuts?
Gerry Dulac
11:11
Maybe OL/G and ILB, maybe even CB, looking for depth.
Brian
11:13
Has the ship sailed for Gilson?
Gerry Dulac
11:14
Not yet, but they have the sails ready to hoist. Training camp will make the difference.
Bob nutting's wallet
11:14
Prediction on what the final record will be?
Gerry Dulac
11:15
If healthy and clean, 12-4. Injuries, 11-5
Jamie
11:15
Do you envision any surprise cuts this year?
Gerry Dulac
11:15
Maybe Gay. DHB.
JerseySteel
11:17
What young players, Rookie - to 3rd year, will open some eyes this year?
Gerry Dulac
11:18
Well, I think you will see a big difference in Artie Burns, provided he pays those parking tickets. Bud Dupree as well after missing so much of last year. And I think TJ Watt and JuJu will be big additions.
Jack
11:18
Are the plans to expand Heinz field still in the works?
Load More Messages
Connecting...