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Old 10-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #21
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The Steelers were ALWAYS burned playing scared defense this season. Which is precisely why this thread was created.

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If Lebeau trots out the conservative bullshit against Tennesee, the Defense is going to fail. Miserably. Again.
Really? "ALWAYS" in caps in reference to a four-game season? God, we Steelers fans are such drama queens. Like someone posted in response to criticism of Lebeau after the Philly game, anything other than zeros across the board is unacceptable to the fans. For the record it's normally the other teams playing scared against us.
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Really? "ALWAYS" in caps in reference to a four-game season? God, we Steelers fans are such drama queens. Like someone posted in response to criticism of Lebeau after the Philly game, anything other than zeros across the board is unacceptable to the fans. For the record it's normally the other teams playing scared against us.
The Steelers attacked Philly. Timmons was unleashed. No problem with that approach. It's the sit back and let them hit soft zone stuff that has people frustrated.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:08 PM   #23
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Really? "ALWAYS" in caps in reference to a four-game season? God, we Steelers fans are such drama queens. Like someone posted in response to criticism of Lebeau after the Philly game, anything other than zeros across the board is unacceptable to the fans. For the record it's normally the other teams playing scared against us.
^This

In those 4 games, they took care of business against the Jets and Philly, got beat by a sure HoF'er in a tough stadium without their starting safety, and laid an egg against the Raiders in 1 half. Not exactly the end of the world... Yes, they have lots to improve on and not as dominate as we are used to, but not terrible either...
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:18 AM   #24
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Titans are tonic for Steelers’ road woes

By Alan Robinson
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Casey Hampton doesn’t know when it happened.

Maybe it was when an aging Peyton Manning took over in Denver or when James Harrison was out. Maybe it was when the awful Oakland Raiders dictated to the Steelers in the second half rather than the other way around.

“I don’t know, man,” Hampton said. “If I knew that, we’d be back.”

Hampton said it’s time for the Steelers to get back all they’ve been missing away from Pittsburgh — their personality, physicality, the we’re-the-Steelers-and-you’re-not mentality — starting with their Thursday night game at Tennessee.

To him, beating the Eagles, 16-14, Sunday in a more-typical Steelers game in which the running game was featured, big plays were minimized and hard hitting was maximized was a start. But Hampton seeks more.

Hampton wants the defense is be more difficult for quarterbacks to decipher — he said coverages are getting signaled too early — and harder to score against. He also wants the return of the days when the Steelers acted like the home team on the road, right down to their abundance of fans in the stands.

The Steelers (2-2) have dropped their last three on the road and four of five, a reversal from their 7-1 record away from Heinz Field in 2010.

Hampton, in his 12th and possibly last season at age 35, is tired of peeling off his jersey and wondering how yet another game got away from a team that once took pride in bullying opponents in their own stadiums.

“We’re the Steelers, but we definitely have not played up to expectations,” Hampton said. “I think everyone in this room will tell you that.”

The 34-31 loss to the Raiders, who have scored only 33 points in their other three games, illustrates the Steelers’ recent road woes. Had they won — they led by 10 points late — the Steelers would trail Baltimore (4-1) by only a half-game in the AFC North. Instead, they’re 11⁄2 games back.

Tennessee would seem to be a good place to regain their road edge. The Titans (1-4), while playing a difficult schedule, are the NFL’s most scored-upon team and also one of its lowest scoring.

Chris Johnson, the running back who once made their offense hum, is 26th in rushing with 210 yards. A defense that is allowing 140 yards-plus per game more than the Steelers’ is in the bottom fourth in scoring, total yards, rushing, passing and sacks.

The Titans were outscored, 140-44, in their four losses, a number that should light up the eyes of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is a 300-yard game away from breaking Terry Bradshaw’s team career passing record.

But he sounded much like Hampton in assessing the season.

“We’re 2-2, and obviously we’d like to be better than that,” he said. “We’re doing some good things. There are some things we need to improve on.”

Winning away from home would be one of them.

“We’re 0-2 on the road,” left guard Willie Colon said, “and it’s something we’re not proud of.”

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Really? "ALWAYS" in caps in reference to a four-game season? God, we Steelers fans are such drama queens. Like someone posted in response to criticism of Lebeau after the Philly game, anything other than zeros across the board is unacceptable to the fans. For the record it's normally the other teams playing scared against us.
I don't see any complaints about the Defense after the Jets and Philly games. The Defense has played pretty well at home against a tough opponent last Sunday.

Now they're on the road against a losing team.

Going in there conservative isn't going to help anything.
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yep. the steelers really are overlooking them-

Tomlin on the Titans
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A. For us, they’re 1-1 at home and we’re 0-2 on the road. It’s pretty clear for us. We have yet to step away from Heinz Field and win, and the last time the Titans played at LP Field they won against a team that made the playoffs last season – the Detroit Lions. That’s the reality of it as we see it. Records aside, this is a big game for us as it is for them, and we look forward to giving our very best.
tomlin also notes how last time they pretty much held johnson in check until he busted off an 85 YD TD run that was called back due to penalty.
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First half over, Titans dominate.

Sorry folks, you may not want to hear it, but I know what I'm talking about.

Awful first half.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #28
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Poor O play calling. 2 runsthan pass, than punt. If you proved you can pass, than Fing pass the ball. We are missing half if not more of our Oline. What do you expect, pass the dam ball
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First half over, Titans dominate.

Sorry folks, you may not want to hear it, but I know what I'm talking about.

Awful first half.
True.
The silver lining: despite a putrid first half, the Steelers are only down by 6.
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