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Old 01-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
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Default Re: PPG: Steelers Report: A Look Back At Disappointing Season

The real question here, is NOT how did we end up at 8-8.

The question is how did a 6-3 team finish out going 1-5?

Well, what changed around that time?

* Ben started playing more sandlot football, and got squashed by Tamba Hali after holding the ball for 8 seconds on one dropback.

* Haley started listening to Mike Wallace and the fans who wanted more deep plays to Wallace. We started trying to force balls to Wallace, resulting in Ben holding the ball longer, Olinemen getting hurt trying to hold blocks for 9 seconds or more, and more interceptions.

* Ben became a new daddy and his focus shifted from football to his son (understandable, but to be expected).
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