Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Giants Giants
August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-25-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
maddog78
Assistant Coach
 
maddog78's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,035
Member Number: 24321
Thanks: 45
Thanked 264 Times in 156 Posts
Default Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

Apparently the coaches are. Why are their young backups getting so few snaps when they are struggling so badly? I focused on these guys on several plays and they are getting pushed around with ease.

Steve McLendon played just three snaps Sunday. Others notable snap counts: Cortez Allen (30), Cameron Heyward (five), Jonathan Dwyer (eight) and Chris Rainey (nine).

Read more: http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/...#ixzz27UMfx5ki
maddog78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
steelfury02
Wing Kong Exchange - CEO
Supporter
 
steelfury02's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,110
Member Number: 6076
Thanks: 3,542
Thanked 3,450 Times in 1,639 Posts
My Mood: Fine
Default Re: Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

Cameron Heyward needs more playing time as does McClendon

MAKE IT SO
__________________

Insanity or In-sahn-naha-teh
is what the the Iro-quois used
meaning "severe personnel problems".
Look it up. No? No, I'm right.
Agree to disagree.
steelfury02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
Steelerfreak58
Team Captain
 
Steelerfreak58's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Modesto
Posts: 847
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8080
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default Re: Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

Quote:
Originally Posted by steelfury02 View Post
Cameron Heyward needs more playing time as does McClendon

MAKE IT SO
Let the young guys make an impact. The vets are not getting it done right now.
__________________
Steelerfreak58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
Darkstorm05
Team Captain
 
Darkstorm05's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 829
Gender: Male
Member Number: 19897
Thanks: 7
Thanked 69 Times in 46 Posts
Default Re: Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

The only impact Hampton makes these days is when he hits up a buffet. Waste of millions of dollars there(And his contract is a waste, too!).
Darkstorm05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
steelfury02
Wing Kong Exchange - CEO
Supporter
 
steelfury02's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,110
Member Number: 6076
Thanks: 3,542
Thanked 3,450 Times in 1,639 Posts
My Mood: Fine
Default Re: Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

"2, countem, 2 buckets of wings, uhhhhhhh"

__________________

Insanity or In-sahn-naha-teh
is what the the Iro-quois used
meaning "severe personnel problems".
Look it up. No? No, I'm right.
Agree to disagree.
steelfury02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #6
Fire Arians
Anti-Spammer Mod
 
Fire Arians's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 9,675
Member Number: 16570
Thanks: 1,471
Thanked 5,447 Times in 2,312 Posts
My Mood: Yeehaw
Default Re: Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

been wondering why casey has been starting after basically just getting off IR. wouldn't a 100% mclendon be more effective than a 80% hampton?

and i have to say, i like 'da beard' but when heyward was in the game, he looked more effective. don't know how much that had to do with being fresh off the sidelines though
Fire Arians is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 11:41 AM   #7
Stairway to 7
Draft Prospect
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 143
Member Number: 24340
Thanks: 1
Thanked 44 Times in 25 Posts
Default Re: Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

I didn't want Hampton back at all, he was useless last year. Keisel has surprised me, probably time to move on from him too.


This defense is in total transition.
Stairway to 7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
maddog78
Assistant Coach
 
maddog78's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,035
Member Number: 24321
Thanks: 45
Thanked 264 Times in 156 Posts
Default Re: Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

Heyward ended the Jets game with a QB sack. I wonder if he abandoned his 2-gap responsibility and made a play, and was thus disciplined?

Word from Scout.com's insider board is that is exactly what happened to Ta'amu for making a sack in the preseason. Mitchell gave him an earful.

We train our DL to not make plays. That's great when they're guys like Aaron Smith and Casey Hampton in their primes, guys who could eat up two blockers and let LBs clean up.

But recent draft picks on the DL have been 1-gappers who can penetrate and blow up the backfield better than they can absorb multiple OL. Throw in the recent rule change that allows chop-blocking by the adjacent lineman, and our version of the 3-4 has been rendered impotent.

We need a change. If it waits until the offseason, I think we're in for a long year defensively. Hope the offense can develop a running game. Balance will make it even more potent.
maddog78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #9
Edman
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 5,446
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3261
Thanks: 53
Thanked 179 Times in 104 Posts
My Mood: Brooding
Default Re: Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

Nope.

Hampton should've been cut out last year. He's not the player he once was. He's done. I don't know why we kept him.

Kiesel played pretty admirably last year, but age has caught up to him too.

Hood, McClendon, and Heyward are the future, yet Hood is the only one starting. Dickard once against showing his loyalty to a dying scheme and a dying age. It's probably a good idea for him to go too along with them.
Edman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 12:40 PM   #10
Edman
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 5,446
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3261
Thanks: 53
Thanked 179 Times in 104 Posts
My Mood: Brooding
Default Re: Happy with Keisel and Hampton?

Quote:
Originally Posted by maddog78 View Post
Heyward ended the Jets game with a QB sack. I wonder if he abandoned his 2-gap responsibility and made a play, and was thus disciplined?

Word from Scout.com's insider board is that is exactly what happened to Ta'amu for making a sack in the preseason. Mitchell gave him an earful.

We train our DL to not make plays. That's great when they're guys like Aaron Smith and Casey Hampton in their primes, guys who could eat up two blockers and let LBs clean up.

But recent draft picks on the DL have been 1-gappers who can penetrate and blow up the backfield better than they can absorb multiple OL. Throw in the recent rule change that allows chop-blocking by the adjacent lineman, and our version of the 3-4 has been rendered impotent.

We need a change. If it waits until the offseason, I think we're in for a long year defensively. Hope the offense can develop a running game. Balance will make it even more potent.
John Mitchell went on record to say he doesn't want Ta'amu to be a "Superman", and yes, he chewed out Ta'amu for making a big play. Mitchell needs a plane ticket out of Pittsburgh as well.

STAND UP AND MAINTAIN THE GAPS DERP GAP DISCIPLINE GUUUHHH

HERP GIVE RECEIVERS A 7-YARD CUSHION DERP.

DONT ATTACK, READ AND REACT. DON'T GIVE UP THE BIG PLAY HURR DUHH


Results:

15th Ranked Rush Defense.
13th in Points Allowed.
24 and 34 Points given up in consecutive road games. Both losses.

Last edited by Edman; 09-25-2012 at 12:52 PM.
Edman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts