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ZoneBlitzer
12-23-2012, 04:57 PM
Kudos and major props to the D and the only real coach on this team, Dick LeBeau.

You played valiantly and heroically today.

And though you have struggled this year to get TOs, you GOT THEM TODAY.

You gave your offense great field position and they did nothing.

You allowed only 6 points yet lost.

But you're not losers in my eyes. You are the only bright spot for this team going ahead.

Your effort today was like the Greeks in the film 300.

Thank you for putting it all out there today against the Bengals and your own offense. In the end you were too outnumbered.

Blackout
12-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Remember those crying foul at LeBeau and the D earlier this year?

SH-Rock
12-23-2012, 04:59 PM
Remember those crying foul at LeBeau and the D earlier this year?

Should be the same issue with the offense then. Offense was playing amazing at the beginning of the year and it turned around. This team needs to get back to basic football.

Kanata-Steeler
12-23-2012, 05:01 PM
Actually I'm angry because our Defense did NOT WIN the game, despite our Offense.
I thought our Defense was #1, how dare they NOT put up points, and win this game for us. !
:)

GoFor7
12-23-2012, 05:01 PM
Remember those crying foul at LeBeau and the D earlier this year?

I think some of those complaints were valid at the time. However, the defense played way more aggressive today than it did all season, and it paid off in terms of turnovers. Hopefully that is something they can take into next season.

Steel_Bus_24
12-23-2012, 05:03 PM
Yes , Thank You Defense for wanting to show up and fight

It was rough early in the season....but you did what good professionals and especially Steelers do,dig and scratch every week to get better

They got nicked up toward the end but still showed the heart of a champion

Kanata-Steeler
12-23-2012, 05:04 PM
ahh comon Go-4-7, give it a REST, pleeeeez !

I pretty sure, The Defense, and the Steelers Crowd today, made their statement loud and clear today, regarding this Offence.

harrison'samonster
12-23-2012, 05:05 PM
Got to hand it to this Defense, even with the issues they had this season, they kept getting better and better. Too bad the Offense went in the other direction.

GoFor7
12-23-2012, 05:07 PM
ahh comon Go-4-7, give it a REST, pleeeeez !

I pretty sure, The Defense, and the Steelers Crowd today, made their statement loud and clear today, regarding this Offence.

Kanta, you must have some kind of reading problem. I said the defense did well today.

Rowland2110
12-23-2012, 05:08 PM
Should be the same issue with the offense then. Offense was playing amazing at the beginning of the year and it turned around. This team needs to get back to basic football.

Once t he bubble screens came back, the offense went down hill. Once again, im wondering who is responsible for turning our offense into a throw back of the BA era.

Rowland2110
12-23-2012, 05:10 PM
ahh comon Go-4-7, give it a REST, pleeeeez !

I pretty sure, The Defense, and the Steelers Crowd today, made their statement loud and clear today, regarding this Offence.

I have no idea what this means.

Hawaii 5-0
12-24-2012, 12:25 AM
Steelers’ defense stands tall in defeat

By Ralph N. Paulk
Published: Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Steelers‘ defense wasn‘t perfect Sunday, yet it crafted a performance that defied a disheartening 13-10 setback to AFC North rival Cincinnati that erased the team from the playoff picture.

The NFL‘s top-ranked defense crippled the Bengals‘ ground game at Heinz Field. Cincinnati averaged a dismal 0.9 yards on 16 carries.

A defense that struggled all season to create turnovers finally snatched the ball away to give a fading offense chances at redemption. Cornerback Cortez Allen, manning the corner for injured Ike Taylor, intercepted two passes, and safety Ryan Clark recovered a fumble.

The Steelers, with linebacker Lawrence Timmons blitzing and safety Troy Polamalu disrupting blocking schemes, tormented quarterback Andy Dalton. They registered six sacks, hammered Dalton to the ground eight times and flattened running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis behind the line of scrimmage six times.

Still, it was as wasteful a defensive effort as the Steelers have had all season.

Nose tackle Casey Hampton lumbered into the locker room shaking his head. Then he sat at his locker, sighing heavily as he searched somewhat painfully to filter through the debris of a result that simply didn‘t add up.

“I can‘t find any consolation, anything good about it,” Hampton said. “Not to make the playoffs is tough.

“Losing games early in the season we should have won came back to bite us in the end. Everybody played hard, and they knew what was at stake. But it just wasn‘t enough to get it done.”

The Steelers, who face the Cleveland Browns in the season finale Sunday, are likely to finish ahead of San Francisco as the league‘s top-ranked defense for the second year in a row. If so, it will mark only the second time since 1990 the Steelers will miss the playoffs with the best defense in the NFL.

“It‘s a shame that those guys played that well defensively and we lost,” receiver Jerricho Cotchery said. “They gave the offense so many opportunities to close it out, but the next thing you know, they‘re back on the field because we gave it right back.”

Clark, however, didn‘t blame the offense.

“We‘ve got to get more out of the defense,” he said. “I told the guys on the sideline that the difference in the game was their defense picks the ball off and scores a touchdown, and we didn‘t. You have to at least match what another team‘s defense does to give your team a chance.”

The Steelers‘ defense surrendered only two field goals, including Josh Brown‘s game-winning 43-yarder with 4 seconds remaining. The Bengals‘ only touchdown was scored by cornerback Leon Hall, who returned a Ben Roethlisberger interception 17 yards to give Cincinnati a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.

“(The Bengals) did an amazing job,” Clark said. “I have a lot of respect for everything they do over there, and in the end, they made one more play than we did.”

Defensively, the Steelers appeared to make enough plays to prevent the Bengals from beating them for only the third time in 13 games. With the exception of receiver A.J. Green‘s 20-yard catch that positioned Brown for the game-winner, the defense tossed a net over Cincinnati.

“This is the most arrogant as I‘ll ever be: I‘ll take this defense — man to man — with any defense in the league,” said Clark, who later tweeted he had no words to “capture the disappointment.” “When it comes time to play, you give me my 11 against somebody else‘s 11, I‘ll take mine every time.”

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/3185895-74/defense-steelers-bengals#ixzz2FwLX1jLs

Cyphon
12-24-2012, 12:28 AM
Well said OP. Our D really answered the call today. Especially Cortez Allen. He came in when people were really worried about our backs and had 2 picks and a forced fumble on top of some tackles and balls batted down. Had we won he would have been the MVP of the game.

I am also looking at Timmons. Timmons and our young CB's are a nice bright spot going into next year.

WVABE
12-24-2012, 06:29 AM
Troy looked like old Troy when he timed the snap count and got a sack, kinda made my day.