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Busforever
10-12-2009, 12:56 PM
Yes, 2 losses in 5 games is not what we expect, especially when we are the defending champions.

But what I see is far from desperate. We controled all five games. We won 3 of them, and we let our oponents win the 2 others. No team eat us, we are controling our destiny.

Defense is suspect in those 4th quarters. But the potential is still there. Something tells me that our experimented players will rise in second half of the season - you know, when it really count, when the field is frozen... James Farrior, Aaron Smith, James Harrison... all those guys will hear the playoff call when we will need the win. It's not an age factor, it's a mental factor. They prove they are solid as rock when it counts. Yeah, they may be a little rusty, like your old uncle in the morning - yeah, the one who have to walk some steps and drink some coffee before everything else.

Yeah, count our young offense as Dewey, Huey and Louie. And our defense, you know, is a sort of uncle Scrooge: bad mood in the begining, making you sure you can't count on him; but in the end he shows a good personality and is a hero in spite of him.

And don't forget Polamalu will be back soon. He is the kind of player who shut the door at the end, making a play when oponent throw his last shot.

:tt:

vasteeler
10-12-2009, 01:01 PM
its kind of scary that it seems that 1 player can make or break our defense

LukesDad88
10-12-2009, 01:08 PM
I don't get all the doom & gloom. We're over 500, still in control of our own destiny, have one of the best 2-3 passing attacks in the league, a top 5 defense, and our running game is showing signs of life. We've let two games get away from us in the fourth quarter, and we need to make some playcalling adjustments on both sides of the ball, and we've been a team that's really been turning it on in the last half of the season.

We're in fine shape, people, and will only get better.

SteelStang
10-12-2009, 02:21 PM
I believe that we will ultimately be fine, but they we have played in the 4th quarter is very troubling. I'm not going to sit here and tell you everything will be better once Troy returns because I think there is more to it than that, but I really think we saw some things defensively yesterday that DL can use for the rest of the year. Some of the blitz packages were different than I've seen most of this year and really confused the Lions.

memphissteelergirl
10-12-2009, 02:22 PM
Yes, 2 losses in 5 games is not what we except, especially when we are the defending champions.

But what I see is far from desperate. We controled all five games. We won 3 of them, and we let our oponents win the 2 others. No team eat us, we are controling our destiny.

Defense is suspect in those 4th quarters. But the potential is still there. Something tells me that our experimented players will rise in second half of the season - you know, when it really count, when the field is frozen... James Farrior, Aaron Smith, James Harrison... all those guys will hear the playoff call when we will need the win. It's not an age factor, it's a mental factor. They prove they are solid as rock when it counts. Yeah, they may be a little rusty, like your old uncle in the morning - yeah, the one who have to walk some steps and drink some coffee before everything else.

Yeah, count our young offense as Dewey, Huey and Louie. And our defense, you know, is a sort of uncle Scrooge: bad mood in the begining, making you sure you can't count on him; but in the end he shows a good personality and is a hero in spite of him.

And don't forget Polamalu will be back soon. He is the kind of player who shut the door at the end, making a play when oponent throw his last shot.

:tt:

Well said! :thumbsup::drink:

It's not the start we expected, but we're far from being cellar dwellars (see Tennessee :chuckle:)

The season's loonnng from being over, y'all. We still got time....we're OK.

steelreserve
10-12-2009, 02:41 PM
I wasn't panicking. I thought we've been playing pretty well and caught a few bad breaks and had some poorly timed mistakes. It's not like anyone is running away with the division or anything.


Heh, that reminds me of a couple weeks ago when some cementhead said "the season is basically over" because OMG, how could we ever hope to make up two games on the Ravens. Guess that didn't take long, eh?

AllD
10-12-2009, 03:06 PM
I think the only losses we have are when we beat ourselves. The last real loss was against the Titans last season. Since the SB we have managed to beat ourselves after dominating the opponents in the first half. However, since we are every team's Super Bowl, they fail to roll over like they did last season.

arge5809
10-12-2009, 04:34 PM
Yes, 2 losses in 5 games is not what we except, especially when we are the defending champions.

But what I see is far from desperate. We controled all five games. We won 3 of them, and we let our oponents win the 2 others. No team eat us, we are controling our destiny.

Defense is suspect in those 4th quarters. But the potential is still there. Something tells me that our experimented players will rise in second half of the season - you know, when it really count, when the field is frozen... James Farrior, Aaron Smith, James Harrison... all those guys will hear the playoff call when we will need the win. It's not an age factor, it's a mental factor. They prove they are solid as rock when it counts. Yeah, they may be a little rusty, like your old uncle in the morning - yeah, the one who have to walk some steps and drink some coffee before everything else.

Yeah, count our young offense as Dewey, Huey and Louie. And our defense, you know, is a sort of uncle Scrooge: bad mood in the begining, making you sure you can't count on him; but in the end he shows a good personality and is a hero in spite of him.

And don't forget Polamalu will be back soon. He is the kind of player who shut the door at the end, making a play when oponent throw his last shot.

:tt:

Well said!! :tt03: :iagree:

BlastFurnace
10-12-2009, 04:39 PM
I don't think people are panicking. There are some areas of concern that everyone can see, but the season is far from over.

As long as we have Ben, we have a chance.

SteelC7
10-12-2009, 05:01 PM
nobody is panicking, weve won our last 2 games, 3 weeks ago ppl were panicking...i will say that everybody is making too big a deal thinkin troy is gonna fix EVERYTHING thats wrong with the D, im tellin u rite now hes not going to be able to fix it all, hell help but were still gonna need more takeaways and pressure on a team besides the lions

wootawnee
10-12-2009, 05:24 PM
its kind of scary that it seems that 1 player can make or break our defense

One Player can Break a D.........That is What Tyrone Carter is doing........He is a Nickel guy......and he cant cover anyone..........He gets juked out alot when the pressure is on........A great role player though, but he is hurting the team.........I love to have him in there in the Nickel.....But when he plays whole games it seems he stugles, or offeses figure him out...........We need to get a new saftey..........

T&B fan
10-12-2009, 05:50 PM
I don't think people are panicking. There are some areas of concern that everyone can see, but the season is far from over.

As long as we have Ben, we have a chance.

:iagree: :tt03::tt03: . and what AllD said: teams are not going to roll over and die this year . :tt03:

AllD
10-12-2009, 06:36 PM
If you notice, everybody is also gearing up for the Pats. It's payback time for anybody playing the cheaters. Running up the score with an arrogance is catching up to them. Rush Brady and put him on his back and he fumbles the ball. If BB did that the media would be all over him.

Busforever
10-12-2009, 06:44 PM
Polamalu is just one of the factors that can improve our D. I realy believe in a "wake the bear" virage for the D on december. Until that, no need to say that our offense is in good hands. I like the fact that James Harrison is viewed as less competitive than last year, because he's still managed to compile 6 sacks... like Jared Allen, who is shining in every highlights! Watch out for the waking of the bear!

I'm sure we'll be in playoffs, and a most dangerous team in december than september.

hellbread
10-12-2009, 06:51 PM
no reason to panic.

Big ben is having a good year. Mendy is starting to come into his own. we also have the most dangerous core of receivers in the league.


The defense is still solid. most of the 4th quarter meltdowns have been from qbs exploiting the middle where 43 is sorely missed. when 43 is back into the lineup teams will go back to planning their O around 43 and that will open up more exotic blitz packages. all in all we are in VERY good shape.

Not many teams would be able to hold it together without their most dynamic player. :drink: