Originally Posted by maddog78
Yeah, that's the problem. Opponents aren't making the mistakes our defense counts on. Denver and Oakland scored on all of their 2nd half drives.
Plus, we're giving up big plays. 70+ yarder in Denver, 40+ yarder vs. NYJ, and 60+ yarder in Oakland.
It's just not working. Something has to change. Hopefully Tomlin's 4th down attempt with the game on the line was the first salvo to LeBeau that the defense, as currently schemed and manned, isn't working.
In Comparison. The Jets game. Steelers switch to an aggressive man defense. No titty-fight gap control on the D-Line, no crappy Zone Cushion, the Defense attacks insteads of reacts...
NEW YORK DIDN'T SCORE AGAIN. CAM HEYWARD GOT A SACK. NO TROY OR JAMES HARRISON.
Whaaa? No-no. We can't have that. We can't have our D-Linemen getting sacks. That's a No-No. We must play GAP CONTROL. Methinks the Jets game probably hurt Lebeau's ego and pride that HIS Defense didn't work (or wasn't the one that Shut down the Jets) and was destined to prove that it could against an anemic offense like Oakland...
20 POINTS GIVEN UP IN THE SECOND HALF. FIVE CONSECUTIVE SCORING DRIVES. TWO 10-POINT LEADS BLOWN. 13 UNANSWERED POINTS AFTER A 31-21 LEAD. STEELERS LOSE 34-31. LOL.
Dickard the Genius De-Pants'd Again.
It's not working. Dickard's way isn't working. It didn't work when Troy was in there, it won't work with him back. It doesn't work. It's not the talent. It's all on Dickard.
Send Hampton and Kiesel to the bench, bring out Heyward and McClendon. Stop the 10-yard cushions. Sitting back and hope the QB makes mistakes doesn't work anymore. It's Predictable and NFL Offenses have caught on to it. Let Hood, McClendon, and Heyward get after the QB and attack the O-Line. They're Young, Athletic beasts that can terrorize if given the chance. Stop telling them be fat sacks of crap standing there to fight off the O-Line and PLAY TITTY FIGHT GAP CONTROL.