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Old 11-14-2012, 02:39 PM   #71
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Yeah, cause Flacco is "elite" . . .
I don't consider Flacco elite, but he certainly is a lot better than Cassel, Sanchez, and Vick are right now.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #72
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Although the stats say our defense is #1, I don't know how someone could say with a straight face that our defense as a whole is better than the Bears or the Texans right now.
Don't think you can. Truthfully, I don't know why some on here get their panties in a wad if you question the legitimacy of our #1 defensive ranking.

Honestly, I don't care if they are 1st or 15th. If they are helping us to win ballgames, which they clearly are, who cares where ESPN or anyone else ranks them.

My only concern is whether or not they are ready to win playoff football against Brady, Peyton, Rodgers, Brees. So, I think the quality of our Defense is measured in those terms. Not whether or not we can beat Matt Cassel and Mark Sanchez.

After all, we only care about winning Championships.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:53 PM   #73
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Sorry...you're wrong. Eli has been pedestrian at best this year.
Till the playoffs
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:15 PM   #74
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Don't think you can. Truthfully, I don't know why some on here get their panties in a wad if you question the legitimacy of our #1 defensive ranking.

Honestly, I don't care if they are 1st or 15th. If they are helping us to win ballgames, which they clearly are, who cares where ESPN or anyone else ranks them.

My only concern is whether or not they are ready to win playoff football against Brady, Peyton, Rodgers, Brees. So, I think the quality of our Defense is measured in those terms. Not whether or not we can beat Matt Cassel and Mark Sanchez.

After all, we only care about winning Championships.
I don't question the fact that our "D" is not quite AS "KILLER" as it used to be, (aka, for the last 7 years or so).
But what I do question is why hasn't our "O" atleast came close to matching THOSE kindof standards (stats-wise) as well, for the last several years.\
Needless to say, I want nothing better than our "O" to really shine as in atleast a #3 in the NFL soon ?, 'cause we are dam well gonna need it ! -if we want the ultimate "prize" again.
It's high time the "O" starts carrying some really HEAVY weight around here, and not just a bunch of band-wagon I-LUV-BEN heresays.

We all know this crap now, and there is little time to squabble.
.... no wonder even The Chief(aka Rooney) finally wants a RUNNING-SMASH-MOUTH offensive game too, Sitting bear ?!

ya know/get ?
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:53 PM   #75
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Till the playoffs
Hard to argue with that.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #76
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Relax man...you're taking this too personally. I'm not being "hypercritical" at all - just looking at the defense with some reservation. :
since you automatically think i was addressing you, i guess it would be you taking things too personally, no?

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Old 11-15-2012, 06:30 AM   #77
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since you automatically think i was addressing you, i guess it would be you taking things too personally, no?

relax...
Touche.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #78
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Sorry...you're wrong. Eli has been pedestrian at best this year.
I think he's a dick, but even after his past two awful weeks he's still in the top 5-8 in most of the meaningful categories.

Every year there's all of these other teams that Steelers fans feel is the real #1 D in the league. Last year it was San Fran, for all of the good it did them. It's just inconceivable that it's actually us, even when it IS us year after year after year. For reasons that have yet to be fully explained, Roger Goodell and the NFL regularly conspire against the Steelers in every way imaginable EXCEPT tabulating our defensive statistics. Weird, huh?
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:29 PM   #79
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Bump. This defense is for real. This thread should be destroyed asap. that is all...
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:26 PM   #80
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Indeed. They gave up 200 net yards to an ultra-elite Ravens offense, and 6 points (three after a Leftwich INT). However, I'm leaving this thread active so it can act as a painful reminder to all of us ever hypercritical, impatient and ungrateful Steeler fans.

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