Originally Posted by steelfury02
Regardless of him slowing down due to injury or age, the chess match between him and Peyton in Denver in Wk 1, where Peyton had to stop EVERYTHING because he wanted to see if he could call Troy's bluff says it all - every offense respects him enough to locate him, has he gotten some accolades on reputation alone? Sure - all the great ones have. He has had his share of bad games though. If I may say, I think a lot of Steelers fans are just dying for him to make a splash play - he is "overdue" in that regard.
One of my many problems with Tomlin as a head coach is his love for splash plays. Our offense under Arians was full of splash plays, but didn't actually do their job--score points and control the football. Last year's defense didn't bother me a bit. They did their job, without any highlight reel moments. The lack of splash plays is why there are so many people who don't appreciate Ike Taylor's coverage skills. They would rather he got blown up half the time as long as he made some interceptions. Personally, I would rather see the team, (Troy and Harrison included), excel at the important things first.