Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Dermontti Dawson hops division fence

      
  1. #1
    Palmetto Steel's Avatar
    Status : Palmetto Steel is offline
    Rank : Legend
    Join Date : Oct 9, 2009
    Posts : 23,379
    Threads : 3263
    Last Online : Nov-30-2015 @ 06:36 PM
    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Dermontti Dawson hops division fence

    Dermontti Dawson hops division fence
    GEOFF HOBSON
    Posted Apr 30, 2010

    Itís not often you see a future Hall of Famer walking around and that guy wearing a Bengals cap at Fridayís rookie practice turned out to be former Steelers center Dermontti Dawson. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, used to seeing Dawson at times block three and four guys after he snapped the ball, plans to use him just as much now.

    Dawson, the former Steelers center and future Pro Football Hall of Famer who retired in 2000 after 13 seasons, made his debut at Friday's rookie camp as a coach from the Bill Walsh minority intern coaching program. He'll be with the club deep into training camp and Lewis sees him in a variety of roles. He's not only working with the offensive line, but Lewis wants him to mentor guys like center Kyle Cook and last year's No. 1 pick, right tackle Andre Smith.

    "A great professional," said Lewis, who worked with Dawson in Pittsburgh and against him in Baltimore. "Here was a guy who was a very talented overachiever. As talented as he was, he was the hardest working guy ever. First guy here. Last one to leave. Best knee-bender. Whatever you did, you were going to pick Dermontii to do it first. That's the kind of guy he was and still is. I told him I was going to use the hell out of him.

    "We'll use him up. He'll feel exploited when he leaves here. We're going to use all his abilities."

    Lewis corrected someone when he observed that Lewis schemed against Dawson in the last four seasons of his career.

    "You didn't scheme against Dermontti," Lewis said. "He schemed against you."

    Dawson, a top 10 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist this past year, laughed when someone told him he never thought he would see Dawson in a Bengals cap.

    ďAny team Iím with, thatís who Iím with. Itís great,Ē said Dawson, who worked with the Steelers last training camp.

    Dawson not only became one of the gameís great centers, but also one of the NFLís truly good guys and so there is no surprise that heís not making a big deal about Canton.

    ďI donít lose any sleep,Ē Dawson said. ďThey said, ĎYou should have got in on the first ballot.í There are a lot of deserving guys on the ballot each and every year. Itís tough and from my standpoint, being a Steeler, youíve had so many guys go in. You just maybe have to wait your turn. If it happens, it would be great. If not, Iíll still be doing my thing.Ē

    After a decade of retirement and working in the financial field, it now looks like that is coaching.

    ďI like the coaching aspect of it and I like the personnel aspect of it,Ē he said. ďThis is a great chance to get experience and the more experience I get the better off Iíll be.Ē

    http://www.bengals.com/news/article-...7-657f0c8a0279
    "You only have one life, and you will not get out alive. Make the most of your time and have no regrets." - Me.

  2. #2
    Sweetchuck's Avatar
    Status : Sweetchuck is offline
    Rank : The Elite
    Join Date : Oct 11, 2009
    Location : You need a ****ing canoe to get to it.
    Posts : 3,100
    Threads : 137
    Last Online : Jan-22-2014 @ 04:02 AM
    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Dermontti Dawson hops division fence

    Good for Dirt. Can't say I'm thrilled that he's with the bungles, but you have to take opportunity as it presents itself.

  3. #3
    Palmetto Steel's Avatar
    Status : Palmetto Steel is offline
    Rank : Legend
    Join Date : Oct 9, 2009
    Posts : 23,379
    Threads : 3263
    Last Online : Nov-30-2015 @ 06:36 PM
    Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo Sports Logo

    Default Re: Dermontti Dawson hops division fence

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetchuck View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Good for Dirt. Can't say I'm thrilled that he's with the bungles, but you have to take opportunity as it presents itself.
    Agreed....
    "You only have one life, and you will not get out alive. Make the most of your time and have no regrets." - Me.

  4. #4
    hawaiiansteeler's Avatar
    Status : hawaiiansteeler is offline
    Rank : Superstar
    Join Date : Apr 7, 2010
    Posts : 2,614
    Threads : 440
    Last Online : Nov-04-2012 @ 09:47 PM

    Default Re: Dermontti Dawson hops division fence

    the Bengals must have offered Dirt free cookies...



  5. #5
    fezziwig's Avatar
    Status : fezziwig is offline
    Rank : All-Star
    Join Date : Nov 3, 2009
    Posts : 2,236
    Threads : 60
    Last Online : May-22-2017 @ 08:56 AM

    Default Re: Dermontti Dawson hops division fence

    With all the troubles we have had with centers, our o-line why, couldn't the Steelers think this one up ? That's three coaches on the Bengals that I'm aware of that used to be Steelers.

    Marvin Lewis, Dermonti Dawson and Jonathan Hayes

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •