Originally Posted by fansince'76
You mean like he did for his first training camp in 2007 when the entire team hit the wall in December and was just as much of a MASH unit as it is now?
Beg to differ. Who were we missing by the time our playoff game against the Jags rolled around?
That year, Ben had a career season (32 TDs, 7 INTs), Parker was leading the NFL in yards rushing, and our defense was playing LIGHTS OUT from day 1 instead of "playing their way back to shape" midseason.
We did not hit a wall-- Aaron Smith got hurt and we did not have a suitable replacement at he time. Polamalu got hurt (yearly occurance, regardless of conditioning), but we kept our Oline mostly intact throughout the year and didn't have a different set of guys in te esecondary week to week.