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zsheik22
08-12-2011, 03:33 PM
I think in the long run though with the way the steelers ST coverage has looked, it will help get more TB's at Heinz Field. Steelers love 'em some field position battles, so it could help.


With that said, I still think it should go back to the way it was. One time last night I saw a kickoff advanced past the 20 (Seattle got a TD). Most were touchbacks through the endzone and the poor soul that tried to run one got stopped at the 13. Kick offs are a lot less exciting and I HATE the new rule.


Screw Goodell!!!

Wallabeast17
08-12-2011, 03:40 PM
i miss it already...isnt it their goal to get ratings up? but yet they get rid of one of the most exciting parts of the game potentially? who doesn't like seeing a kick return for a td or even just a big gain?! its exciting! now we get to see touchbacks, seriously why not just get rid of them entirely now and just start the drive automatically at the 20 :coffee:

thumper
08-12-2011, 04:07 PM
Hell, as I was watching the games last night, it occurred to me that our kick
coverage is usually a sore spot, generally speaking. So, I welcome us not
having to actually cover kicks. On the balance, this will help us more than hurt
us. In the last 15 years, our kick coverage has been poor, and sometimes,
downright pathetic. Thumbs up for us!

55BaileyFan
08-12-2011, 04:09 PM
I am glad they moved the ball up. Our kickers can't kick for shit, hell, even Reed couldn't put the ball deep. This helps out the Steelers and their poor special teams. Over the past few years ST has cost us at least one game or more.

GOOD RULE, hell with KR TDs.

Wallabeast17
08-12-2011, 04:13 PM
I can't help but agree that this helps us. However, I would rather it be like it was. The excitment of kick returns. So im torn both ways haha

SteelCityMom
08-12-2011, 04:14 PM
Hell, as I was watching the games last night, it occurred to me that our kick
coverage is usually a sore spot, generally speaking. So, I welcome us not
having to actually cover kicks. On the balance, this will help us more than hurt
us. In the last 15 years, our kick coverage has been poor, and sometimes,
downright pathetic. Thumbs up for us!

Yeah, I'm with you on that. This will help too just in case Sepulveda goes down again and we have to bring in some hack punter.

Fire Arians
08-12-2011, 04:35 PM
it helps us this is great news! you know why?

#1 we suck at kicking off
#2 our KR coverage always has been an achilles heel

one can say that we've lost big games, even an afc championship game against the patriots because we shit the bed on special teams coverage.

i like this new rule, i dunno about you guys

steelerchad
08-12-2011, 09:44 PM
I do think it benefits the Steelers although it adds an extra layer of boredom to the game itself.
So a team scores, then the network cuts away for 2 minutes of commercials killing any of the excitement. Then the kicker kicks one through the endzone and the network cuts away for another 2 minutes of commercials. It's the most boring time of the game besides halftime now.

SteelCityMom
08-12-2011, 09:46 PM
I'm going to revise my previous statement and say, it SHOULD help us immensely. Kickoff coverage tonight was just god awful despite the new rule though. Still don't have a good feeling about ST's this year.

jjpro11
08-12-2011, 09:46 PM
good for us, bad for the game.

Farrior_roirraW
08-12-2011, 09:49 PM
I can't help but agree that this helps us. However, I would rather it be like it was. The excitment of kick returns.

Spot on.

This new rule sucks... I don't really care that it helps us or not because we're not going to be stuck with Suisham forever. :noidea: That and Banks still burned our coverage regardless :doh:

stb_steeler
08-13-2011, 12:36 PM
i miss it already...isnt it their goal to get ratings up? but yet they get rid of one of the most exciting parts of the game potentially? who doesn't like seeing a kick return for a td or even just a big gain?! its exciting! now we get to see touchbacks, seriously why not just get rid of them entirely now and just start the drive automatically at the 20 :coffee:

They were saying that during the broadcast of the game.....just start the ball on the 20. However it did get boring seeing the skins kick every kick for a touchback!

Wallace17
08-13-2011, 01:16 PM
Kick returns are what makes the game exciting. However we have horrible special teams.

mizzouristeeler
08-13-2011, 02:18 PM
I bet devin hester doesn't make the top 100 this year

DoctorCAD
08-14-2011, 02:07 PM
The good news is that I never heard the Benny Hill Theme song during Steeler kicks.

The past 4 or 5 seasons kicking game has been a joke.

SteelCityMom
08-14-2011, 02:34 PM
The good news is that I never heard the Benny Hill Theme song during Steeler kicks.

The past 4 or 5 seasons kicking game has been a joke.

Oh I heard it during that game lol. Even with the advantage, ST's looked terrible. I know it's just preseason, and they might get better...but given their recent track record, I'm not holding my breath.