Re: Bring on the Pats !!!!
Originally Posted by tony hipchest
ben had 200 yds and 2 td by halftime of the 1st game and looked like he was gonna have the same by half of last weekend. while they do run alot its not like they havnt come out with guns firing. they just like to take big chunks at a time rather than dinking and dunking it downfield. while they got the personnel to do that i kinda think its counter productive. it dont help the steelers with time of possession and it doesnt keep their defense fresh. while cowher is predictable, it is by design. 16 times last year they won with the formula in place and everyone knows it. 2 times they lost. pretty good odds. they tried the spread formation and greatest show on turf route. it contributed to a 6-10 season (and thankfully the #11 pick in last years draft.)
If its good for 17 wins a year - then try not to waste them all on games before the AFCC this year.......
My argument was that if you are happy with getting to the post-season and no further then predictability is ok when you have as much talent as the Steelers do - but when you meet a team as good or better than the Steelers then you may need to do a little 'outside-of-the-box' thinking as regards playcalling.
ps spotted the reference to dink'n'dunk lol
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