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steelpride12
11-11-2007, 07:13 PM
I was at the game today against the Browns great win, but something us steeler fans notice....Where was the blitz.

We blitzed prob. 4 times the whole entire game and Anderson had all the time in the world which prob. the reason they had 21 honest points.

Did anyone else notice that?

Rhee Rhee
11-11-2007, 07:18 PM
i definitely noticed i kinda figured we were doing the samething we did against seattle and cinci where we just let out secondary put the LOCKDOWN on them recievers... idk if we can do it against new england but its working against everyone else.

tony hipchest
11-11-2007, 07:23 PM
i definitely noticed i kinda figured we were doing the samething we did against seattle and cinci where we just let out secondary put the LOCKDOWN on them recievers... idk if we can do it against new england but its working against everyone else.

:yep:

the lack of a blitz allowed the clowns to torch us for 16/35 and 123 yds passing, and a grand total of 40 yds rushing.

:hunch: why blitz and get burnt long?

if its not broke, dont fix it.

RunWillieRun
11-11-2007, 07:31 PM
:yep:

the lack of a blitz allowed the clowns to torch us for 16/35 and 123 yds passing, and a grand total of 40 yds rushing.


:toofunny:

I'll admit that I was yelling at the TV when I saw how pathetic our pass rush was today but then I thought about it...why risk a big screen plass play or something on a blitz when the secondary is playing shutdown defense all day?

Rhee Rhee
11-11-2007, 07:32 PM
i dont hink you can compare randy, stallworth and welker with braylon, juerivicious, and winslow... besides derek anderson with tom brady? i dont kno if we can have the success we had against cleveland with NE

MasterOfPuppets
11-11-2007, 07:47 PM
0 sacks !!!......and we gave up 4 sacks to the team with the fewest in the league.....:screwy:

The Duke
11-11-2007, 07:49 PM
I don't know, the cover 2 made him not able to fin receivers constantly, and his 123 yards passing prove it, well....except probably in the endzone

HometownGal
11-11-2007, 07:56 PM
Point well taken guys, but I'd like see a little more pressure on the QB than what we saw today. Anderson had an eon back there today to throw the ball.

moedap
11-11-2007, 08:05 PM
I like this strategy. The defense seems to be giving passers what they dont want the short underneath. I think it can work against N.E. It makes the players catching the underneath stuff be the playmakers. N.E. only has 2 receivers that can turn into playmakers catching the underneath stuff, Welker and Faulk. Moss will catch and drop. Stallworth will only get quick passes to the outside b/c they dont send him into the middle often. This style also makes Townsends presence a plus due to his smarts and makes Ike less vulnerable due to the zone blitz creating more assignments for those back in coverage as opposed to 4 rushers.

The only change I would make is on the 3rd and 9 or longer plays I would substitue Smith with Woodley.

BozMan
11-11-2007, 08:09 PM
The only change I would make is on the 3rd and 9 or longer plays I would substitue Smith with Woodley.

I agree. Woodley was supposed to be used as a situational pass rusher this year on obvious passing downs. Where was he?

steelwolf21
11-11-2007, 08:10 PM
I was more worried about our awful O line play. Giving up all those sacks to the 32nd pass rushing D? On the bright side, Harrison's monster year continues, credited with 2 FF, only one of which I can remember, but good to see him still racheting it up!

Crushzilla
11-11-2007, 08:15 PM
i dont hink you can compare randy, stallworth and welker with braylon, juerivicious, and winslow... besides derek anderson with tom brady? i dont kno if we can have the success we had against cleveland with NE

No matter what our conceptions may be about the Browns, the bottom line is statistically, this is a very good offense. You may say, who have they played, though. Well the same thing can be said about the Patriots, save a game or two.

Derek Anderson is not Tom Brady, but their delivery is a lot alike. They were talking about this on DVE after the game. Anderson likes to take a step or two into his passes and if he can push the OLine back into the pocket, then they are taking away space for the quarterback to step into his passes. You don't really need sacks to be successful in stopping the Quarterback.

It is going to be a whole different beast against NE, but the concept should remain a lot like today's game. Yes, New England can dink and dunk us, but they can also go deep. Protecting against the long ball has to be step one against the Patriots or the game turns into a shootout. The more plays their offense is running on scoring drives the more opportunities the defense has to do something. Obviously the ideal situation is three and out.

Forcing third downs and making them march down field is going to increase our chances of causing a mistake instead of blitzing the crap out of them and continuously getting burnt by Welker and Moss on 30 yard slant and run routes. We are going to have to blitz, but I'm feeling confident in our pass defense's coverage.

EDIT: By blitz I mean in moderation

klick81
11-11-2007, 08:49 PM
Point well taken guys, but I'd like see a little more pressure on the QB than what we saw today. Anderson had an eon back there today to throw the ball.

YEP. I REALLY hate seeing opposing quarterbacks not even hurried.

BozMan
11-12-2007, 12:37 AM
Well, this explains why we didn't see much of Woodley:

With LaMarr Woodley hurt, Tomlin turned to starting outside linebacker James Harrison to replace him on the coverage team for Reed's final kickoff of the game.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_537476.html

jjpro11
11-12-2007, 01:46 AM
Well, this explains why we didn't see much of Woodley:



http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_537476.html

i thought harrison always played special teams this season.. he's a co-captain on the special teams unit. he is the one that jacked up ed reed last week on the punt return. and when did woodley get hurt?

Preacher
11-12-2007, 02:07 AM
I am not worried about not getting the pressure. It is a scheme thing. We are so focused on the Steelers scheming to blitz and blitz and blitz. But now, we have the offense focused on our blitz... and then we drop off and cover the passes. Personally, I think it is BRILLIANT.

The problem with blitzing constantly is that when you play west-coast teams... or teams with very good o-lines, you can get burnt bad.

So I love the knew wrinkle. No blitz and lockdown the receivers... then blitz and crush the QB... then what? More wrinkles, more schemes... I think it is perfect. Look at the second half of this game.