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Old 10-25-2012, 12:40 PM   #8

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Default Re: Defense not helping the offense

Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
damn our defense SUUUUUX!!!

i sure wish we had the ravens 5-2 defense (1st in penalties, last in time of possession and dead last in first downs allowed.)

its about time our offense start putting up points like the packers, saints, patriots, etc. the defense has carried this team for the last 20 years since bill cowher took over.

weve had 2 dynamic offenses over that span- 94-95 and 2001 when we were 3rd overall.
Once Artie gets his head out of the 70's and allows the offense to take a few shots downfield then maybe we'll see that. If you want the offense to be more like the Saints and Packers then it needs to be more quick-strike and not dink-and-dunk all of the time. For those offenses scoring is the first priority, possession is secondary. It's taking the Steelers offense 10 minutes to score 3 points while they have the weapons to score 7 points in 10 seconds. Essentially, they're still trying to depend on defense because of Stiller "tradition," but that defense can no longer be counted on.

Here's an idea for a philosophy change for the Steelers: Score as many points as possible as quickly as possible. Worry about possession in the final quarter.
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