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Old 10-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #11
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Default Re: The Steelers Defense: Extreme Makeover Needed?

Could it be that the Steeler brass knows that LeBeau is leaving soon? So they don't want to bring in a bunch of new guys that fit into his scheme because the new coach will want to put his own stamp on things. Just thinking.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #12
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Default Re: The Steelers Defense: Extreme Makeover Needed?

I agree with pretty much everything in the OP except the piece about Hood and Woodley.

Hood is not the sack machine or tackling machine one would expect out of a 1st rounder, but out of the 3 guys starting on our Dline this year, he has been the best one thus far. He owns his gaps and is more than adequate-- he just does not produce splash plays. Notice all the big runs other teams have gashed us with this year were off the right side almost exclusively. Woodley and Hood have controlled their side of the line of scrimmage well.

Woodley is our only proven pass rusher right now. We have no idea what the rebuilt Harrison is going to look like this weekend. if it is anything like the one that showed up in week 1 last year, we aren't any better off than with Carter or Worilds.
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Default Re: The Steelers Defense: Extreme Makeover Needed?

I'm pretty sure Hood is in the wrong spot, he's not a 3-4 end, he's a 4-3 tackle... Foote should not be the starter, however Spence is out, and no one has any faith in Johnson (who is huge, I was at the home opener this year and he's a hitter!)

Maybe we could switch to a 4-3...

Def. need to see MORE Cam Heyward, the guy's a F*^$%# beast

Def. need to see more McClendon as well, the guy deserves it and Hampton's the the Big Snack he used be
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I'm pretty sure Hood is in the wrong spot, he's not a 3-4 end, he's a 4-3 tackle... Foote should not be the starter, however Spence is out, and no one has any faith in Johnson (who is huge, I was at the home opener this year and he's a hitter!)

Maybe we could switch to a 4-3...

Def. need to see MORE Cam Heyward, the guy's a F*^$%# beast

Def. need to see more McClendon as well, the guy deserves it and Hampton's the the Big Snack he used be
Larry Foote has been our best defensive player thus far. No other LB on our roster is better in run support, and he is one of the few on our defense that looks to have been playing with any intensity the last few weeks.

I never understood why Foote never gets any love in the Steelers fanbase. He has been a solid, if not impressive middle linebacker for most of his carreer with us.

I def agree on Cam, Mclendon, and Hood though.
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