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Elvis
07-07-2007, 07:16 PM
I was looking on ESPN.com earlier this evening at the Steelers stats from last year. I looked at alot of our top players game by games stats and these 2 players stats tells me just how important it is for Big Ben to get off to great starts in his games. And just really how bad he was last year against our division foes.
Last 8 games: 6 Wins 2 Losses (Over all)
1,734 Yards and 11 TD's 9 Ints.
Winning Games Stats: 12 TD's 5 Ints.
Losing Games Stats : 6 TD's 18 Ints.
VS-AFC North
53.4 % Comp.
5 TD's 11 Ints.
% Completion By Quarter
1st= 59.8 6 tds 4 ints
2nd= 64.6 6 tds 5 Ints
3rd= 57.0 1 td 3 Ints
4th= 57.3 4 tds 11 INTS
Now for RB Willie Parker
Last 8 games look like this:
640 yards 7 tds
Yards by month looks like this:
Sept. 268 yds. 2 tds
Oct. 296 yds. 3 tds
Nov. 351 yds. 4 tds
Dec. 579 yds. 4 td
I know this is kind of long, but I thought these stats might interest some.. and I was kind of suprised at how Willie's stats got stronger and stronger as the season went on.. I know alot of people were worried that he couldnt carry the load all season, but he proved to everyone that he can..
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steelpride12
07-13-2007, 09:44 PM
wOW thats great and proves parker is great all year long(look at sig.) and yes ben is the one we need to step up this year also the O-line!

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-13-2007, 10:21 PM
I think that Willie will get less carries this year, as he should, but his stats will be similar or better due to the fact that we're spreading out the offense.

tony hipchest
07-13-2007, 10:29 PM
didnt willie carry the ball 37 times in the final game of the season?

the problem is no 2 coaches last year had coached against eachother (for the same team) more times than billick and cowher. with the ravens hiring b. st. pierre and all the knowledge he had of the steelers tendencies and playbook does anyone actually still wonder why the ravens (for the 1st time EVER) were able to completely own us?

willie parker is the real deal, as is heath, holmes and big ben. im sure many coaches around the league looked at it as "how the hell could cowher wind up with all these playmakers?" im sure many thought the personnel didnt match his 15 year old conservative approach. you cant teach an old dog new tricks and after the maddox/zeoroue experiment i dont think he wanted to learn "new tricks". after all he did "retire/resign".

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-13-2007, 10:44 PM
didnt willie carry the ball 37 times in the final game of the season?

the problem is no 2 coaches last year had coached against eachother (for the same team) more times than billick and cowher. with the ravens hiring b. st. pierre and all the knowledge he had of the steelers tendencies and playbook does anyone actually still wonder why the ravens (for the 1st time EVER) were able to completely own us?

willie parker is the real deal, as is heath, holmes and big ben. im sure many coaches around the league looked at it as "how the hell could cowher wind up with all these playmakers?" im sure many thought the personnel didnt match his 15 year old conservative approach. you cant teach an old dog new tricks and after the maddox/zeoroue experiment i dont think he wanted to learn "new tricks". after all he did "retire/resign".

Good point I do believe that Cowher was quit opposed to change.

TackleMeBen
07-13-2007, 10:58 PM
Good point I do believe that Cowher was quit opposed to change.


i agree with you... there were no changes when we were getting killed by the ravens.

Elvis
07-14-2007, 12:06 AM
Good thread Tony... I agree and I think that Cowher was ready to just get away by the end of the year. I think that Bill knew that it was gonna be his last year and after winning the super bowl he just didnt have the fire anymore. Now, if he comes back to coach again, does or will he still have the desire to win something that it took him 15 years to win in the Burgh? I love Willie Parker and I hope that he breaks Steelers records this upcoming season for rushing yards and TD's and leads us to our 2nd Super Bowl in 3 years.
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steelpride12
07-14-2007, 11:15 AM
Good thread Tony... I agree and I think that Cowher was ready to just get away by the end of the year. I think that Bill knew that it was gonna be his last year and after winning the super bowl he just didnt have the fire anymore. Now, if he comes back to coach again, does or will he still have the desire to win something that it took him 15 years to win in the Burgh? I love Willie Parker and I hope that he breaks Steelers records this upcoming season for rushing yards and TD's and leads us to our 2nd Super Bowl in 3 years.
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i totally agree Cowher just wanted out and not really worried bout making changes he just hoped for the best, but with our new coach he is young and full of ideas and is willing to change anything to make our team great once more!

Smashmouth225
07-14-2007, 01:48 PM
FWP is the real deal. I hope he keeps getting doubted like in college. Just adds fuel to his fire. Big Ben he gets a pass from me last year. Now if he bounces back this year with all those Int's
health can't be an excuse. But i fully believe with out any doubts that Ben is the truth and our Franchise QB for years to come.

Aussie_steeler
07-14-2007, 09:33 PM
I agree with Tony H. I think we have a great collection of future stars currently on the roster and they were wasted on Cowhers philosophy.

Tomlin will not allow them to become prima donna stars. He will just be happy with star like production across the board from all of them without the baggage.

Elvis
07-15-2007, 01:07 PM
Well Ausie.. I cant completely agree with ya friend. Cowher really helped alot of our star players. Alot of coaches or front offices probably wouldnt have even given Willie a undrafted free agent a real chance. Cowher brought alot of love to the city of Pittsburgh and all of us fans. I loved Cowher, but it just seemed like he didnt have the fire his last year like the years before.

ben2hines=6
07-15-2007, 01:51 PM
yea, it really did seem like cowher was in cruise control last year

onthebus36
07-16-2007, 01:17 PM
the problem is no 2 coaches last year had coached against eachother (for the same team) more times than billick and cowher. with the ravens hiring b. st. pierre and all the knowledge he had of the steelers tendencies and playbook does anyone actually still wonder why the ravens (for the 1st time EVER) were able to completely own us?

The Ravens have had at least three former Steelers QBs. I think they've had at least one on their roster for the last five years including Anthony Wright, Kordell Stewart, and Brian St. Pierre.

Also, the Ravens have on field at their practice facility that is set up like Hienz Field. They play on that field once a year (unless there are playoffs) and they have dedicated an entire practice field to replicate it. To me, that's a team that wants to own their division rival.