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Old 11-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #151
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Thankfully this thread should get a new infusion of meaningful content tomorrow thanks to the game. It's reached new lows of mindless repetition and thinly-veiled insults.

I have an odd feeling that Batch is going to give the offense a nice little boost, so this entire conversation will be moot for a while.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:21 PM   #152
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Thankfully this thread should get a new infusion of meaningful content tomorrow thanks to the game. It's reached new lows of mindless repetition and thinly-veiled insults.

I have an odd feeling that Batch is going to give the offense a nice little boost, so this entire conversation will be moot for a while.
Oh no no no no no. In fact, if Batch has a good game it might be worse than him having a bad game. When Batch ripped Tampa Bay a few years ago there were calls for him to be the starter even when Ben came back from suspension. With Pittsburgh sports, there's always room for silliness.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #153
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Thankfully this thread should get a new infusion of meaningful content tomorrow thanks to the game. It's reached new lows of mindless repetition and thinly-veiled insults.

I have an odd feeling that Batch is going to give the offense a nice little boost, so this entire conversation will be moot for a while.
No it won't, because no matter who wins the defense still won't score enough points.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:11 PM   #154
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No it won't, because no matter who wins the defense still won't score enough points.
lol. More knee-jerk reactions.
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Exactly, they smoke the opposition one week and mirror it the next week.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:07 AM   #156
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For the record, I won't complain about "splash plays," but I'd much rather see this team win consistently by design than by luck. The defense smoothers opponents by design, not by a lot of risky big plays. When healthy the offense has the luxury of moving the ball down the field methodically and taking a few lucky shots. I like that.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:29 AM   #157
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Oh no no no no no. In fact, if Batch has a good game it might be worse than him having a bad game. When Batch ripped Tampa Bay a few years ago there were calls for him to be the starter even when Ben came back from suspension. With Pittsburgh sports, there's always room for silliness.




are you talking about "calls" from dumbass fans who dont know their ass from a hole in the ground to local radio shows?

if so, great cite and source.



"batch over ben"...
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I just wanted to bump this thread so that I can eat some crow. The defense over the last several weeks has surpassed my expectations. Yes, two of the games were losses but that was due to the inefficiency of the offense.

I still however stand by my initial post that the defense had a #1 ranking at the halfway point of the season in part due to the ball control nature of the offense.

With Ben coming back soon I hope that the defense maintains their current efficiencies and the offense gets back to where they were and this will be a team to contend.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:43 PM   #159
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I just wanted to bump this thread so that I can eat some crow. The defense over the last several weeks has surpassed my expectations. Yes, two of the games were losses but that was due to the inefficiency of the offense.

I still however stand by my initial post that the defense had a #1 ranking at the halfway point of the season in part due to the ball control nature of the offense.

With Ben coming back soon I hope that the defense maintains their current efficiencies and the offense gets back to where they were and this will be a team to contend.
That was very mature of you. I commend you; not many people, let alone poster on message boards, would ever admit a mistake.

Oh, and welcome to "our side" if the debate.
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Yeah, I just wanted to bump this again and take back my eating of crow. They looked good against the Chiefs/Browns/Ravens so I thought the defense was turning it around.

They are still ranked #1 but scare nobody. The system no longer works.

It was the Chiefs/Browns/Ravens that we looked good against.

What was I thinking?
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