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Old 12-13-2012, 05:12 PM   #171
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Because scoring too many points is classless. Honestly whenever the Steelers would win by more than 17 points I would be ashamed. To me that just shows that Ben only cares about his stats. I mean why keep pouring it on another team's defense when you could just sit on the ball and put more pressure on your defense?

WTF??? Dude this is pro football, you don't wanna get blown out...then stop the other team from scoring, you play to the final whistle bottom line...you want a mercy rule go watch pop warner
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #172
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WTF??? Dude this is pro football, you don't wanna get blown out...then stop the other team from scoring, you play to the final whistle bottom line...you want a mercy rule go watch pop warner
I'm gonna guess that he was being sarcastic.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:57 PM   #173
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Why can't we be like Superman, or maybe Spiderman. While we at it why can't I be more like Brad Pitt and my wife AnJolie. A person can obsess too much on what they don't have and lose sight of what we DO HAVE.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #174
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I think concussions have actually increased as a result of the rules to help offenses. Think about 20 years ago - how did you play coverage? You blanket your man down the field, jostling for position on the ball.

Now, they throw a flag for the slightest bit of contact. So how do you play coverage? You see a lot more zone, and you see a lot more coverage playing "off" of the receiver so you don't get the flag. So instead, what do you do? You wait for the exact instant the ball gets there and nail the guy. Result? More touchdowns, more flags, and more concussions.
Inetersting point.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:40 PM   #175
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yea i wish we were as good as pats.......coach is alot better
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:36 AM   #177
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I think a lot of guys just need to step up their game. We have quite a few goats on this team that are getting paid a shit ton of money to play the game of football. Mike Wallace is a prime example of everything that's been wrong with our offense. His play has been below average for a guy that touts himself as a #1 type of receiver and was whining in the off season for Larry Fitz money. He drops passes (easy ones), takes plays off, and is at best a mediocre blocker. I honestly thought Plax put out a better effort than Wallace. Mendenhall is another goat. Numbnuts didn't even show up because he knew he was on the inactive list by his own admission. I don't know but I'm pretty sure Troy was on the sideline supporting his teammates when he was hurt. Mendenhall is selfish and doesn't give a damn about his teammates or the fans and he showed that when he got himself suspended. He's had opportunities to take control of the running game and to show of his alleged starting talent and has done nothing. He should be trying to step up and be a leader, instead he's a goat just like Wallace.

The offensive line also seems to have lost the mean streak it had with a healthy Willie Colon. Since he injured his knee the o-line play overall has gone downhill. It's amazing Ben wasn't carted off the field last Sunday. He took an absolute pounding. Sometimes it was because his style of play but for the most part it was because of the o-line's inability to properly protect him. The running game has been also been non-existent for the past few weeks. Our running backs are nothing spectacular in my personal opinion but they've played well when the o-line has played well. If the o-line can get better the running game will get better as well.

My biggest gripe though is with the offensive playcalling. Haley impressed me early on in the season but his playcalling has steadily worsened. We are becoming predictable. Ben seems to be at his best when he's calling the plays and running the no huddle offense. Haley's offense seems to rely heavily on utilizing the run game to open up the passing game via play action. This would be fine if our running game was a factor but it hasn't been and yet they still try to reestablish it week after week and run, run, run when it just plain isn't working. Let Ben do his thing, that's when the offense is at it's best.

The defense has been the bright spot over the past couple of games but against the Chargers they got exposed. I think it was mostly because Ike Taylor wasn't on the field. For all the Ike Taylor naysayers this game should've shown you just how well this guy has played, and just how much he means to this defense. We've been #1 against the pass for a reason and that's due mostly to Ike and Keenan holding it down in the secondary. The ineffective play of the secondary against the Chargers allowed them to establish their running game in the second half which ultimately killed any chances we had to come back and win the game.

Ziggy Hood is another guy that has pissed me off this season. Hood and Timmons were two guys at the beginning of the season that to me, needed to step up and prove they are worthy of the Steelers uniform. Timmons has undoubtedly proven that, Hood on the other hand has not. At times Hood will make a play here and there but for the most part I see teams specifically running the ball right at him because they know he's questionable in run defense. He has got to pull his head out of his ass and start playing up to his potential. The guy is a physical specimen and there's no excuse for him not performing up to his talent.

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Old 12-14-2012, 04:25 AM   #178
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I haven't posted on this thread, until now, simply because I find there are too many threads that pop up here similar to this one. Why can't we be like...., lets go get free agent so and so....
Here's a thought....Why cant we be more like .......wait for it.....THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS!!!!!!!! Be the QB sacking, Turnover forcing defense that most of us know and love!!! Why can't we be the run the ball down your throat, big pass play offense we know is in there!!!
That is the team I want to see, not the friggin Patriots!
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Here's a thought....Why cant we be more like .......wait for it.....THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS!!!!!!!! Be the QB sacking, Turnover forcing defense that most of us know and love!!! Why can't we be the run the ball down your throat, big pass play offense we know is in there!!!
That is the team I want to see, not the friggin Patriots!
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:03 AM   #180
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I hope they have it in them to do all of the above.
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