Originally Posted by TRH
you have to wonder how much these new rules are affecting the Steelers on D. Although Harrison is seemingly playing very well, you can see he's about 1/2 step behind where he should be.....like he's ever-so-slightly hesitant (i don't blame him one bit either....)
This past Monday night game where the Eagles scored 59 is EXACTLY the football Goodell wants.
Wow...thats a fabulous idea. Even though no one gives two flying F's about baseball anymore, lets try to model our league after crappy baseball.
Not one bit. At the start of the season, the Steelers had an average to below-average secondary. Their Run-D was the bread and butter and now that it took a huge hit with A. Smith and Kiesel going down, teams are exploiting the secondary even more. We're not losing games because of missed tackles caused by hesitant defenders. Had there been multiple cases of guys breaking huge runs after initial contact, you may have a point. That just hasn't been the case though.