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Old 05-16-2005, 05:42 PM   #11
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Default Re: Conservative or Steeler football ?

I think there's a certain arrogance to keeping the same style even when you might need to play it different to win. NFL coaches and defenses are so adaptable to a team's tendencies that you have to change it up now and then. I love the "line-up and run'em over" approach as all of you do, but the NFL is not the place to stay one-dimensional. In college, when the athletes and studs are few and far between... you can get a way with it. The NFL is a thinking man's game as well as a physical game. Sometimes I just think the Steelers neglect the cerebral aspects and try to win on sheer brawn. That may work the 1st time you play a team, but in the play-offs... teams will exploit you.
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