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Old 12-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #21
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Default Re: Steelers defense about to set franchise record

its not only picking off passes.

I know we're a good "tackling" team and the team is taught to "get them DOWN"....but they're no stripping the ball either....zero. We don't cause fumbles near as much as we should. Watch teams such as Chicago and NE. Every tackle they're clawing, reaching, poking, trying to strip. I sure wish we did that.
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its not only picking off passes.

I know we're a good "tackling" team and the team is taught to "get them DOWN"....but they're no stripping the ball either....zero. We don't cause fumbles near as much as we should. Watch teams such as Chicago and NE. Every tackle they're clawing, reaching, poking, trying to strip. I sure wish we did that.
...and any good ball carrier will keep right on running while their going after the ball. It's not like it used to be where one guy could stand the ball carrier up and the next guy strip the ball, that's a flag and a fine now. If I had to choose I'd rather the defense absolutely smoother an opponent and get turnovers second. Yeah, both would be great. I'll take a shut down defense over one that goes for luck and can be beat by luck too. We may not have either option with the backups to the backups playing in the secondary.
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It's not just that, it's the scheme. They're coached to "tackle the catch". Trying to think of an INT where someone jumped a route. I remember a couple overthrows that Clark caught. One got tipped right to a LB, too.

And then there are fumbles. 4 or 5 recoveries all year. You never see people ripping at the ball or putting a hat on it.
Yes that is true but I recall several occasions this year where balls have been thrown directly to our CBs and they just plainly muffed it and dropped the ball. That is the most infuriating thing. I believe that it even cost us a game.
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I love Woodley, his play has been great this year. But LOL at him being triple-teamed. Seriously, I don't think that ever happened unless it was an accidental mixup on some play, and maybe it caught Canada's eye and he overinterpreted.
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I love Woodley, but LOL at him being triple-teamed. That never happened.
It hasn't happened since early in the season when Harrison was ineffective. RG, RT and the RB would chip and head to the flat. While that may not be 'triple-teamed' as I might have suggested, it's three guys at one point being on Woodley. Call it what you will, but Harrison was getting one-on-one and Woodley required the attention of three separate guys.
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Yes that is true but I recall several occasions this year where balls have been thrown directly to our CBs and they just plainly muffed it and dropped the ball. That is the most infuriating thing. I believe that it even cost us a game.
our CBs having hands of stone did cost us a game, if Keenan Lewis makes that interception we beat the Titans.
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