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Old 10-11-2012, 11:15 AM   #31
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I don't know exactly what people want. We are not going to have many shutouts. The Eagles only scored 14 points. FOURTEEN. Not exactly a big whiff by the defense. They made some game saving fumbles happen when they needed them. I agree that the Steelers should play more press coverage. Just mix it up a bit. Especially on third down. I think they should be in the grills of the opposing WRs on third down. And send Timmons to add some pressure. He looked good last week. I hope he continues to play like he did last week. He looked like a beast.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:55 AM   #32
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I don't know exactly what people want. We are not going to have many shutouts. The Eagles only scored 14 points. FOURTEEN. Not exactly a big whiff by the defense. They made some game saving fumbles happen when they needed them. I agree that the Steelers should play more press coverage. Just mix it up a bit. Especially on third down. I think they should be in the grills of the opposing WRs on third down. And send Timmons to add some pressure. He looked good last week. I hope he continues to play like he did last week. He looked like a beast.
I loved the plan for the most part against Philly. Timmons unleashed was a beautiful thing. I just wish our big physical corners were allowed to play that way. We still give up too many completions and always seem to have trouble holding leads in the 4th. One INT this year because the receiver fell down in Oakland. It's a defense that is not at all disruptive. Need to force more TO's. Guys are going to fumble like Vick did every week.

Nice to see Worilds coming from the strong side, too. He seems to do better over there.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:58 AM   #33
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such as what games?

better things have also happened when we have players like woodley, troy, clark, harrison all in the lineup.

people seem to think they are just interchangable parts.

those who are criticizing lebeaus scheme, may be giving it more credit that it actually deserves.

its not like he can just roll out 11 slapdick college players and expect the same results.
So if the scheme only works when there are several pro bowlers playing, is it really the scheme? Why can't he find a way to scheme pressure when he doesn't have all of those stars at his disposal?
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I don't mind the strategy against your average team (for instance the Titans this week), we can make it work. Against teams like the Patriots, Giants, maybe even the Ravens now as much as I hate to say it, I'd hope to see more of the man coverage gameplan LeBeau brought to the Pats game last year.
Eh, that scheme kept stiffs like Blaine Gabbert and Kerry Collins' teams in the game last year. I say when you play these stiffs is the perfect time to attack and fluster them into mistakes, not sit back and give them easy completions.
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Why can't he find a way to scheme pressure when he doesn't have all of those stars at his disposal?
because its real life, not a video game.

the poles had a fantastic calvary, and a brilliant scheme with some of the most valiant men with heart to protect their land, but unfortunately they were no match for the german tanks in WWII.

after getting slaughtered despite the heart, effort, and "gameplan" they were rewarded with nothing but a bunch of "dumb pollack" jokes.

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because its real life, not a video game.

the poles had a fantastic calvary, and a brilliant scheme with some of the most valiant men with heart to protect their land, but unfortunately they were no match for the german tanks in WWII.

after getting slaughtered despite the heart, effort, and "gameplan" they were rewarded with nothing but a bunch of "dumb pollack" jokes.

Well this is one Polack who can do without the analogies and colorful anecdotes and would just like to see our defense coming OFF the field after an opponent's 3rd and long instead of sending more "cavalry" ONTO the field to defend against our opponent's new set of downs.

Oh and it would be nice to maybe play a game where we DON'T give up an 80-yard drive late in the 4th quarter too!
I mean I know doing that has become a sort of tradition lately but still...
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Bob Labriola a few weeks back relayed an interesting anecdote regarding quality of scheme versus quality of players. Back in the 90s, in one season, I don't remember which, both Rod Woodson and Carnell Lake were holding out, but they ended their holdouts on the same day. When Labriola asked LeBeau after practice how he felt about getting those guys back, he said something like "I just became a lot smarter of a coach".
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you are such a drama queen, exaggerate much?

nobody in this thread said anything close to that...
That was intended as hyperbole, of course. However, this thread doesn't exist in a vacuum, either. It's an example of an obvious trend.

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The maligned Steelers D is actually ranked 5th in the league overall.
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