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This is going to make for a lot of difficult lineup decisions.

Severe rain and wind expected when Steelers visit Cleveland on Sunday

Posted by Michael David Smith on September 7, 2018, 5:07 PM EDT

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/

 

In Cleveland, a torrential downpour and high winds are expected on Sunday afternoon when the Steelers visit the Browns. Cleveland meteorologist Jeff Tanchak said it’s going to be miserable at FirstEnergy Stadium.

“All day Sunday and Sunday night we are looking at continuous heavy rain. Winds will be gusting up to 40 mph at times,” Tanchak said. “I have not seen a worse weather forecast for a Browns game in the almost 16 years I have been here and that includes snow events. I have no idea how they will be able to play football or how people will be able to sit in that stadium and watch a game.”

The NFL has confirmed it is monitoring the weather forecast in Cleveland. If there is lightning in the area, the NFL will delay the game. Heavy rain and wind alone are usually not enough to cause a delay.

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So that’s why Bell didn’t report...

I would temper expectations for the WRS AT A MINIMUM. 

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2 hours ago, DanTheMan_5 said:

So that’s why Bell didn’t report...

I would temper expectations for the WRS AT A MINIMUM. 

I heard rumors about this yesterday.  Benched Gordon in favor of Agholor.  

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Going to have to sit Landry and Njoku for Watkins and brittle Kittle....

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9 hours ago, LordOpie said:

gotta play antonio, right?

I think so. Unless you have another decent option.

id certainly stay away from kickers in this game as well. 

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1 hour ago, forever in debt to mo lewis said:

hmmm...interesting....good call michael

 

might have to sit juju and throw trey burton in there....

I actually think juju may be the one WR who could benefit from this.  He can turn short passes into long gains. And with DBs sliding all over the place, he could have a big game. Without Bell I still see Big Ben passing quite a bit, and with AB getting doubled juju could be solid. 

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1 minute ago, DanTheMan_5 said:

I actually think juju may be the one WR who could benefit from this.  He can turn short passes into long gains. And with DBs sliding all over the place, he could have a big game. Without Bell I still see Big Ben passing quite a bit, and with AB getting doubled juju could be solid. 

fair point....juju has shown that ability.....and id hate to sit him right off the bat over something like weather

 

how you think that tenn defense is looking? they are my only defense so i dont have a choice but you think they can make some noise on the road in week 1?

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I'd be curious to see the results of a study of bad weather games.  My guess is that quarterbacks have a lower completion percentage but more big plays due to defenders slipping.

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48 minutes ago, forever in debt to mo lewis said:

fair point....juju has shown that ability.....and id hate to sit him right off the bat over something like weather

 

how you think that tenn defense is looking? they are my only defense so i dont have a choice but you think they can make some noise on the road in week 1?

The titans defense is average. They improved their secondary but still lack a good pass rush. That said, it’s the Dolphins, so I think you’re probably going to get ok, yet unspectacular points from them. 

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44 minutes ago, DanTheMan_5 said:

The titans defense is average. They improved their secondary but still lack a good pass rush. That said, it’s the Dolphins, so I think you’re probably going to get ok, yet unspectacular points from them. 

they were tied for 5th in the league for team sack totals last year( granted theres alot of teams that are seperated by 1 or 2)...so they cant be terrible....improved secondary can only help

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Was checking my other options as I submitted J.Landry as a start in my lineup.

 

Other choices were:

Josh Gordon

James Washington

 

Hmmmmmmm......tough choice - go figure!

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Not much happening weather wise right now. I'll post an update around 10 am, before I leave for the day

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5 minutes ago, loaf said:

Not much happening weather wise right now. I'll post an update around 10 am, before I leave for the day

That would be awesome...  

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11 minutes ago, loaf said:

Not much happening weather wise right now. I'll post an update around 10 am, before I leave for the day

Thanks loaf!

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2 hours ago, loaf said:

Not much happening weather wise right now. I'll post an update around 10 am, before I leave for the day

Yes, thanks Loaf!

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little bit of rain but it is only 8...

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17 minutes ago, loaf said:

little bit of rain but it is only 8...

How is the wind?

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where I'm at, I don't hear it at all. I'm about 20 minutes south of the lake and the stadium

so I'm guessing it hasn't started blowing yet

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I'm leaving as I have to run a couple errands before I get to the bar to watch the game

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You can text me if you want more up to date weather

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Rain's stopped and no wind as of now - 9:25

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It’s raining...not hard but steady

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actually sounds like good conditions for the offense... if the QB has a rocket arm and/or can anticipate and compensate for conditions.

I remember bad weather games with Brady and Cutler. Brady did a great job of reading the weather and his WRs had a great game. Cutler threw missiles through the weather, so the WRs needed good hands to catch his passes.

 

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I've got Landry and not even considering sitting him.

 

Looking at weather now the heaviest rains will be south of Cleveland even south of me in Akron 30 miles south of the lake. Also not seeing any 4MPH winds. The path of the storm must have changed because the northernmost counties in NE Ohio were removed from the flash flood warnings, which includes Cleveland.

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