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Old 09-24-2012, 09:11 PM   #11
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Default Re: Thoughts from a fan who does not think the sky is falling after 3 games

Patriots are 1-2 and they went to the Super Bowl last year. A Manning lead Broncos are 1-2, and the Green Bay Packers are 1-1 going into Seattle tonight.

A lot of Super Bowl caliber teams are struggling early. We'll be fine.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #12
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This team will improve in the next few weeks. The run game will be better with the return of Mendy and then DeCastro later, the pass rush is missing Harrison and Troy. The Special teams have talent but need some adjusting however an area that WILL NOT improve without replacing are the CBs. At best Taylor(the best of the bunch) deserves a C- . Both Lewis and Allen wouldn't make the practice squad of any other NFL team and I cannot understand how the Steelers felt that they could let these guys cover 1on1? The great thing about the bye week this week is the injured players can rest and heal and the Steelers can start looking(hopefully) for some much needed CBs. I'm still pissed about losing to the Raiders though!
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:06 PM   #13
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Default Re: Thoughts from a fan who does not think the sky is falling after 3 games

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Im thinking of dropping the Steelers defense and pick up the Seahawks defense for fantasy football.
And to think I have Seattle's defense in fantasy sitting on the bench. Didn't like the matchup with Rodgers and loved the Steelers defense up against Palmer and a lathargic Raiders offense. F*** me.

I do have Seattle as my upset special in my poll though. So far, so good.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:30 PM   #14
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I never give up on the Steelers until they are mathematically eliminated. Even in the 90s I rooted for them to the very end. They are my team win, lose or draw and I might show disappointment in them, but I refuse to totally bad mouth them and say fire everyone in sight. The offense scored 31 points for criminees sake. Normally that wins. I am also not as down on the CBs as a lot of people. No pressure on any NFL QB makes any CB look bad. Even the good ones.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:39 PM   #15
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i don't give up on this team either.................but this time isn't like other times when people are just peeved over one loss....... one has to admit that there are SERIOUS, multiple issues on the defensive side of the ball. Enough that i'm not sure we'll even make it to a .500 record.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:22 AM   #16
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If we score 31 points there is no reason we should lose a game! That being said, I think we know that Troy and Deboe are THAT important to our scheme! The sky is not falling, we have had many years when we got off to a sluggish start. We have to remember it's how we finish and what team get's hot. Praying we get healthy and hot after the bye week and stay that way!
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:46 AM   #17
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If we score 31 points there is no reason we should lose a game! That being said, I think we know that Troy and Deboe are THAT important to our scheme! !
not at all... there are many steelerfans that think 2 former defensive MVP's of the league can be out and slapdick scrub players step in with absolutely no drop off.

if thes knowledgable fans were actually correct, i have to ask myself why we are paying players millions of dollars a year instead of starting the slapdicks who can do the same for much less $$$.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:00 AM   #18
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Not liking this 1-2 start-- there are some definite issues with the defense, but I don't have my arms up to catch the sky like it's falling or anything.

This is a Steelers team that is going to peak later in the season:

* Redman's groin pull can heal.

* Gilbert's groin pull can heal.

* Getting Mendy back.

* Getting Polamalu back.

* Getting James Harrison back.

* Getting David DeCastro back.

That ^^^^ list right there is a good handful of big solutions to some pretty glaring problems. And this team does have some issues.

And strangely enough, I can't recall the last time all those problems lived in the halowed ranks of our defense.

No push up the middle. Sadly, I think this is the aging interior that has not yet recovered fully from major knee rehab. Put Steve and Cam in there, at least half the snaps-- they looked much better at this point. It's time. We have the future of the defensive line on our roster-- Cam, Ta'amu, Mclendon, Hood, lets get em up to speed-- it can't be worse than Sunday.

Sorry OP, but sometimes saying it like it is, is called being OBJECTIVE. IKE TAYLOR is having a rotten season, IMHO. I'd love to be able to tell you something rosier, but he is getting beat, and then committing penalties when he realizes it. He is doing it at such an alarming frequency that he almost looks like he plays dirty.

And even more sadly, he is still easily our best coverage guy. The rest of the cardboard cutouts we have at CB are interchangeable because they all stink. William Gay, I am sorry I ever talked shit on you-- please come back!

Well, at least our bread and butter is still there on defense....oh, wait...our run defense seems to have flown the bird coupe as well. Darrent McFadden 120+ yards? Are you fracking kidding me? That needs to tighten the FXXK UP before we see the Rats, or Ray Rice is going to have a party.

This defense needs WORK. Re-uniting our deuce-deuce of Polamalu/Clark & Harrison/Woodley would probably go a long ways towards fixing that. Chris Carter is okay to fill in for a game, but neither he nor Worilds are suitable heir-apparents to SIlverback. That much is obvious now. Mundy, thanks for filling in and doing your best...but I am ready for Polamalu and Clark to get back together.

I still say this team can pull it together and stay on schedule to pick up elusive-seven this year. But they need to bring it all together soon before we fall too far behind. Joe Sacko, the Ravens, the Bengals, and that carrot they have for a QB are not looking back, the Steelers better not either.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #19
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Can he not scheme any pressure whatsoever?
Who is he gonna scheme pressure with ?? Foote, Worilds, Carter, Mundy???

The Raiders have a good O line with Veldheer, Barnes, Wisnewski and Cooper Carlisle....they protect well. Especially against mediocre defensive players. Fans that complain about our O line, but ignore that other teams have addressed their O line make me laugh.
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I really hope having Troy, Harrison & Mendy back make the difference, I really do.

I also hope that those guys don't get injured again, especially Troy & Harrison - it doesn't seem to take much anymore. We could get 1 great game out of then, and next thing you know - they're out for another 3 to 4 games.

This team has suffered long enough with the injuries - it really is frustrating as hell. Now, if they come back, and the D still sucks, this place is gonna' need a crisis hotline.
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