We are one day closer to the start of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, and we continue to plow through the 30 scenarios leading up to the team reporting to St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. Today’s scenario will focus on whether DeAngelo Williams will be on the field, and get the ball enough, to claim 500 yards rushing in 2016.Scenario: DeAngelo Williams rushes for over 500 yards in 2016 Why it will happen: Everyone who is a fan of the Steelers knows if Le’Veon Bell is healthy he is ‘the man’ at the running back position. However, instead of having him be on the field every possible down, there is a likelihood the team puts DeAngelo Williams on the field to help ease the load on Bell in hopes of keeping him healthy for a full 16+ game schedule http://www.steelerssportinggoods.com/67-Steelers_Johnny_Maxey_Jersey.To be honest, why wouldn’t they considering giving D-Will the rock more? Last year he finished with 907 yards rushing, averaged 4.5 yards a carry, and had 11 touchdowns. He more than proved he is capable of getting the job done when given the chance, and running behind a healthy offensive line.No one is suggesting he replace Bell in the lineup, but rather he spell Bell more often than when both backs were in the lineup in 2015. If given the chance, Williams should’t have a problem rushing for 500 yards given his track record.Why it won’t happen: Mike Tomlin loves Le’Veon Bell. He is his man. When fans went nuts for the Steelers drafting Bell rather than Eddie Lacy it was Tomlin who always stood behind the player he dubbed “Juice”. Such affection bleeds into the usage of the running backs. In 2015, when both Bell and Williams were healthy, it was Bell who saw the field at a ridiculous clip, only to have Williams spell him when necessary Cameron Stingily Jersey.Despite coming off a surgically repaired knee, there is nothing to suggest Tomlin will stray from this line of thinking and continue to log heavy miles on Bell. If this happens, there is a strong chance Williams never gets the chance to rush for 500 yards, barring an injury, or setback, to Bell. Prediction: Unlike 2015, I believe the Steelers will be featuring two backs more than most believe. Bell will be the primary ball carrier, but the team will also be handing the ball to Williams to spell Bell. Will they have a every other series rotation http://www.steelerssportinggoods.com/72-Steelers_Lc_Greenwood_Jersey, or even have both in the backfield at the same time? Time will tell, but I feel it will be more organic than that, and not as rigid as, “This is your series, and then you will have yours.”I believe the Steelers offense will be more balanced in 2016, and less pass happy to keep Ben Roethlisberger healthy for the long haul, which will mean more yards for the running backs. I think Williams will best the 500 yard mark, while Bell will go for over 1,000. Think about that type of running game along with the dynamic passing attack. I can hear defensive coordinators up late at night trying to solve that puzzle.
Last season, the Green Bay Packers’ top four defensive linemen coming into the season were Mike Daniels, B.J. Raji, Letroy Guion, and Datone Jones. Two of those players no longer occupy spots on the line for the Packers, as Raji elected to take a hiatus from football while Datone Jones has been moved to the Elephant linebacker position http://www.packerssportinggoods.com/31-Packers_Dean_Lowry_Jersey.This year, the Packers will have plenty of new faces on their defensive front, and they added a pair of draft picks to a mix that includes a couple of former practice squad players as well as undrafted free agents. However, Daniels earned a big contract before last season finished out Andrew Quarless Jersey, avoiding free agency but giving him job security. He should compete for Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors this season, and he should be part of a fearsome pass rush in Green and Gold. Here a look at Daniels and the players who will be lining up around him in 2016, with an eye on how each player roster chances look at this point.Letroy Guion, #98 6’4”, 322 pounds9th seasonCollege: Florida StateWith Raji on hiatus, Guion becomes one of just two veterans who can man the nose tackle position . With Raji on the team a year ago, Guion played fewer snaps than he did in 2014 as the team starting nose, and he was held without a sack. However, he also appears to be one of the team top options at the 5-technique end position, and following which spot he lines up at in the starting lineup will be something to monitor in training camp. Guion re-signed in the offseason on a new three-year deal, but it includes only $500,000 guaranteed.Mike Daniels http://www.packerssportinggoods.com/12-Packers_Bj_Mcbryde_Jersey, #76 6’0”, 310 pounds5th seasonCollege: IowaAlthough Guion has been in the NFL the longest, Daniels is the longest-tenured lineman in Green Bay, having been with the team since he was drafted in 2012. Last December, Daniels signed a new long-term contract to lock him up in Green Bay for the next several seasons. As the team premier interior pass-rusher and a great anchor in the run game from the 3-technique position, Daniels is the unquestioned leader on the line and will be counted on to bring his vocal form of encouragement to the youngsters on the line. Mike Pennel, #64 6’4”, 332 pounds3rd seasonCollege: Colorado State-PuebloIf he were starting the season on the active roster, Pennel might be the starter at nose tackle with Guion at 5-tech. However, Pennel was suspended for the first four games of the season due to a violation of the league substance abuse policy. He will still likely have a spot when he returns from suspension – if he has a solid camp – and projects to be an important part of the rotation early on. But hel be kept out of a few weeks of practice early in the season before he can contribute.Christian Ringo, #99 6’1”, 298 poundsFirst NFL season College: Louisiana-LafayetteLast year was effectively a “redshirt” year for Ringo, last year 6th-round pick, who spent the entire season on the practice squad. This year, he projects as Daniels’ backup at 3-tech and as an interior pass-rusher. He got the pass-rushing skills to make an impact – his 11.5-sack senior year attests to that – but hel need to make a jump in his understanding of the Packers’ defense to get that chance.B.J. McBryde, #77 6’5”, 303 poundsFirst NFL season College: ConnecticutMcBryde spent a brief stint on the Packers’ practice squad at the end of last season, and he has ideal 5-tech size. He also a pretty good athlete for his size. However, with a couple of rookies who can pitch in at the 5, McBryde will need a very impressive summer if he wants a spot on the 53.Kenny Clark, #97 6’3”, 314 poundsRookieCollege: UCLAClark was the Packers’ first-round pick this spring, and he a pretty typical Ted Thompson selection – he has size, excellent quickness, and positional versatility. Indeed, Clark played all over UCLA 3-man line, and did so with great success. He a lock to make the roster, of course, and with Pennel suspended it is possible that Clark is your day-one starter at nose tackle.Dean Lowry, #94 6’6”, 296 poundsRookieCollege: NorthwesternWhile Clark is a great athlete for an interior linemen, Lowry is an even better athlete, ranking in the top 10% of defensive linemen based on his SPARQ score. However, despite his height, length is a concern; he had some of the shortest arms of any lineman measured at the Scouting Combine, and he will need to learn to become a great technician in order to overcome this challenge. If he does, he could be a future starter at the 5-tech.Demetris Anderson, #60 6’1”, 312 poundsRookieCollege: Central FloridaBuilt similarly to Ringo and Daniels, Anderson was an undrafted free agent who spent some time at Western Michigan before ending at UCF. He did not test well at his Pro Day, but the Packers are hoping he can continue the upward trajectory that he displayed in 2013 and 2014 before losing his entire senior year to a knee injury Trevor Davis Jersey.Tyler Kuder, #90 6’3”, 307 poundsRookieCollege: Idaho StateKuder has one of the better backstories in this year undrafted free agent class, and he inherited Raji #90. This former All-Big Sky player will need to stand out on the field in camp if he hopes to earn a spot on the team; he has enough raw ability to potentially land on the practice squad, however. Brian Price, #96 6’3”, 318 poundsRookieCollege: Texas-San AntonioPrice was one of the better-heralded players in the undrafted free agent class, and he certainly looks to be a nose tackle at the NFL level. Like Kuder, a practice squad stint could be in his future Randall Cobb Jersey, however; but if the Packers feel that they need another nose tackle to bridge the gap until Pennel suspension expires, Price could end up being the guy who gets that opportunity.
I’ve sung the praises of Troy Chapman before, and his latest work demands I do so again. Below, Troy sets out how your Houston Texans have currently allocated their 2016 salary cap dollars among the different position groups on the 90-man roster. Click on either pie chart to see the data in both real dollar and salary cap percentage form.Houston Texans positional cap spending for the 90 man roster http://www.houstontexansgoods.com/62-Texans_Joel_Heath_Jersey. pic.twitter.com/pn5eWABx9q— TexansCap May 18, 2016 Interesting, isn’t it? The largest majority of cap space is devoted to the offensive line, while the smallest amount is given to tight ends. After reviewing the stats, Troy asked the following question in a subsequent tweet:Is there any team in the league that is spending more on special teams as compared to tight ends…besides the Texans?— TexansCap May 18, 2016With the team’s decision not to draft a tight end a few weeks ago, Houston’s 90 man roster features a group consisting of Ryan Griffin, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Stephen Anderson, Anthony Denham http://www.houstontexansgoods.com/52-Texans_Gerald_Rivers_Jersey, and Eric Tomlinson. As none of them has given any indication of being confused with Rob Gronkowski thus far in their respective careers, I suppose the scant resources directed at that group makes sense. What else do you glean from the data?
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