JJ Watt to be released

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JJ Watt to be released

Post by Greeksteel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:50 pm

is there any chance?
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The #Texans are releasing star JJ Watt, source said.



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Post by K_C_ » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:54 pm

Yay!

Zeke said we're now going to get him for the league minimum!

YEAH!!

:lol:
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Post by Ice » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:55 pm

So you're saying there's a chance?
Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile...

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Post by Pabst » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:58 pm

Feels weird to say, but.....classy move by the Texans.

There's no cap penalty for releasing him, and given all he's done for the team/city, he's earned the right to choose his next destination.

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Post by drmalba » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:04 pm

Well the entire city of Pittsburgh just got a premature offseason chubby.
How about a pass rush with dueling Watts on either side? You can never have too many Watts.

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Post by SteelPro » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:06 pm

drmalba wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:04 pm
Well the entire city of Pittsburgh just got a premature offseason chubby.
How about a pass rush with dueling Watts on either side? You can never have too many Watts.
Are you sure about that? I thought we had one too many last season.

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Post by smithessmokin » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:13 pm

Pay him what we were going to to keep Wormley around.

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Post by Orangesteel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:14 pm

He’s only 31. Feels like he’s been in the league forever.

Bring him in.

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Post by drmalba » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:20 pm

SteelPro wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:06 pm
drmalba wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:04 pm
Well the entire city of Pittsburgh just got a premature offseason chubby.
How about a pass rush with dueling Watts on either side? You can never have too many Watts.
Are you sure about that? I thought we had one too many last season.
This is all part of Tomlin's master plan to restore the sanctity of the fullback position, and the youngest Watt shall soon join the exalted ranks of such giants of the gridiron as Carey Davis, Dan Kreider, and Jon Witman.

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Post by Orangesteel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:29 pm

Fire Tomlin.

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Post by StillerInCT » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:39 pm

drmalba wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:20 pm
SteelPro wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:06 pm
drmalba wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:04 pm
Well the entire city of Pittsburgh just got a premature offseason chubby.
How about a pass rush with dueling Watts on either side? You can never have too many Watts.
Are you sure about that? I thought we had one too many last season.
This is all part of Tomlin's master plan to restore the sanctity of the fullback position, and the youngest Watt shall soon join the exalted ranks of such giants of the gridiron as Carey Davis, Dan Kreider, and Jon Witman.
Yup.

Nothing says "getting great value out of a player" like paying a fullback when your offense is run entirely out of the shotgun.

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Post by Greeksteel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:52 pm

This was TJ Watts reply to the JJ news on twitter.


http://twitter.com/i/status/1360243495253008387

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Post by Orangesteel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:54 pm

I’d def sign him. The dude is a leader and his intensity is needed on this team. I’d hire him as player and coach and tell Tomlin to get fucked.

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Post by SteelerDayTrader » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:15 pm

all the watts are overrated hotheads who have never won anything (except Mike and Naomi)

i have zero doubt he will be vastly overpaid in Pittsburgh
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Post by zeke5123 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:18 pm

K_C_ wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:54 pm
Yay!

Zeke said we're now going to get him for the league minimum!

YEAH!!

:lol:
First, didn't say it.

Second, I said I'd check-in with him to see because the family ties might be really motivating to him.

Third, I did say he very likely would be released after some people objected that he is under contract. A day later...he was released.

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Post by Steeldrama » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:32 pm

smithessmokin wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:13 pm
Pay him what we were going to to keep Wormley around.
Sure I’d sign JJ if the price was right
Trade inconsistent Stephon Tuitt
Nets Steelers some premium draft capital
Cap savings along with Pouncey retiring and Ben restructuring
Sign Packers UFA center Corey Lindley or more likely draft Bama OC Landon Dickerson
Draft a LT and a stud rb
Give Tomlin a brain transplant
Make a run at Lombardi #7

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Post by Greeksteel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:35 pm

Steeldrama wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:32 pm
smithessmokin wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:13 pm
Pay him what we were going to to keep Wormley around.
Sure I’d sign JJ if the price was right
Trade inconsistent Stephon Tuitt
Nets Steelers some premium draft capital
Cap savings along with Pouncey retiring and Ben restructuring
Sign Packers UFA center Corey Lindley or more likely draft Bama OC Landon Dickerson
Draft a LT and a stud rb
Give Tomlin a brain transplant
Make a run at Lombardi #7

“Bonds and Griffey in the outfield! Now you have a team!” - George Costanza
i like it.

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Post by SteelPro » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:00 pm

StillerInCT wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:39 pm
drmalba wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:20 pm
SteelPro wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:06 pm


Are you sure about that? I thought we had one too many last season.
This is all part of Tomlin's master plan to restore the sanctity of the fullback position, and the youngest Watt shall soon join the exalted ranks of such giants of the gridiron as Carey Davis, Dan Kreider, and Jon Witman.
Yup.

Nothing says "getting great value out of a player" like paying a fullback when your offense is run entirely out of the shotgun.
Maybe the advanced analytics were telling them it was good to have some spare Wattage on offense.

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Post by 955876 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:04 pm

Left out he’s also the 2nd highest paid FB in the league.

One would think he’d be used accordingly.

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Post by langer » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:13 pm

Maybe instead of running Derek Watt into the line TWICE during a playoff game, they'll do it three times.

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Post by Pabst » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:20 pm

Steeldrama wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:32 pm
Trade inconsistent Stephon Tuitt
Hard pass.

Tuitt was 9th in the league last year with 11 sacks, and he played over 75% of snaps on defense. He's only 27 and his contract really isn't bad.

You're not trading for 2014 JJ Watt in this scenario. You're trading for a 32 year old who's had season ending injuries in 3 of the past 5 seasons. Oh, and depth at DE is still razor thin.

I'm sorry, but in 2021 Stephon Tuitt > JJ Watt.

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Post by Greeksteel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:28 pm

Had to post it lol

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Post by Jobu » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:33 pm

Pabst wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:20 pm
Steeldrama wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:32 pm
Trade inconsistent Stephon Tuitt
Hard pass.

Tuitt was 9th in the league last year with 11 sacks, and he played over 75% of snaps on defense. He's only 27 and his contract really isn't bad.

You're not trading for 2014 JJ Watt in this scenario. You're trading for a 32 year old who's had season ending injuries in 3 of the past 5 seasons. Oh, and depth at DE is still razor thin.

I'm sorry, but in 2021 Stephon Tuitt > JJ Watt.
JJ Watt is being released...don’t need to trade for him, he’s a FA.
I believe the suggestion was trade Tuitt for draft picks.

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Post by Steelperch » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:46 pm

32 years old, will command good money, been hurt 3 of the last 5 years and wants to go somewhere he has a shot to win a SB in the next two years. Can’t say I see this being a good fit for either side.

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Post by Pabst » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:46 pm

Jobu wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:33 pm
JJ Watt is being released...don’t need to trade for him, he’s a FA.
I believe the suggestion was trade Tuitt for draft picks.
I understand that. What I'm saying is that, at this point in time, Watt would be a downgrade from Tuitt. Trading away Tuitt to make room to sign Watt would be a mistake.

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Post by smithessmokin » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:49 pm

Steelperch wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:46 pm
32 years old, will command good money, been hurt 3 of the last 5 years and wants to go somewhere he has a shot to win a SB in the next two years. Can’t say I see this being a good fit for either side.
He’s said he doesn’t care about the money, he just wants to go to a team that wins.

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Post by Orangesteel » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:54 pm

smithessmokin wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Steelperch wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:46 pm
32 years old, will command good money, been hurt 3 of the last 5 years and wants to go somewhere he has a shot to win a SB in the next two years. Can’t say I see this being a good fit for either side.
He’s said he doesn’t care about the money, he just wants to go to a team that wins.
Well Captain Aviators is here, we know that ain’t happening.

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Post by Jobu » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:58 pm

Pabst wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:46 pm
Jobu wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:33 pm
JJ Watt is being released...don’t need to trade for him, he’s a FA.
I believe the suggestion was trade Tuitt for draft picks.
I understand that. What I'm saying is that, at this point in time, Watt would be a downgrade from Tuitt. Trading away Tuitt to make room to sign Watt would be a mistake.
Sorry, I misunderstood.
Keep Tuitt, bring in JJ if the numbers work...now you’ve got your quality depth. In a perfect world...

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Post by Dan Smith--BYU » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:07 pm

Seems more like a Bills or Titans target based on what he is looking for.

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Post by Charles Demarr » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:14 pm

Bills or Packers. Just doesn't make sense for the Steelers.

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