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Old 12-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #31
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I may be the only one thinking this, but I think the defense is playing "decent". I know by the end of the game it looks like they have played crappy. But go back to the Chargers game, the Chargers got the ball 5 times in the first quarter and a half, twice on a short field, and the defense only gave up 7 points. That was with Ike out, Lewis playing injured, and Brown playing so poorly that he was benched. Now your defense shouldn't even be on the field much more then 5 times in a half, yet the offense was so terrible that it was seemingly always out there. Not to mention the field position game is a nightmare. I don't know the exact statistics but I would be willing to bet that we start within our own 15 yard line 75% of the time. There is always a penalty of some sort. That in turn usually leads to our defense guarding a short field.

I'm not going to sit here and say that our defense is great. Lewis is playing injured and Taylor is out, in a year where CB's are more important then ever. Our pass rush is often non existent plus Woodley is is always getting injured. Our backup CB's are terrible and Polamalu is often out of place. It looks bad, but it's nowhere near as bad as it looks. As I mentioned, there is a lot of improvement needed, but lately we can't get the ball past the 50 yard line. I put nearly all our problems right now on the offense and Tomlin. Our WR's drop a lot of passes and fumble, our O line is inconsistent, and perhaps even scarier then any of that: Ben has appeared to have lost his magic. He plays well during the game, but he's definitely not been Mr Clutch like he used to be. I've said in the beginning of the year that if the defense can just do decent that we can/will win a SB, now it's the other way around. The defense is playing well enough for the offense to win games. The offense is just pathetic, and since we have a good O coordinator, an elite QB, and tons of talent on the O line and skill positions, I really don't see how it can/will improve.
Wow. Excellent post. I couldn't agree more or have said it better. This was the year where the O was supposed to carry the load and help out the D. I am so sick and tired of people bashing the D when most of the blame should fall on the offensive side of the ball. Even the media is silent on this key issue.
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Wow. Excellent post. I couldn't agree more or have said it better. This was the year where the O was supposed to carry the load and help out the D. I am so sick and tired of people bashing the D when most of the blame should fall on the offensive side of the ball. Even the media is silent on this key issue.
At the beginning of the season it looked like that was going to happen. Remember the Oakland game? Ben had one of the best games of his career and the defense couldn't do shit in the second half. Since the Cincinnati game, the defense really hasn't been getting that much flack from the media. If they've been getting any at all, it's because they don't force turnovers.
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Remember the Oakland game? Ben had one of the best games of his career
are you referring to the game that Ben failed to convert a third-and-9 following the two-minute warning that gave Oakland the chance at the winning score?
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At the beginning of the season it looked like that was going to happen. Remember the Oakland game? Ben had one of the best games of his career and the defense couldn't do shit in the second half. Since the Cincinnati game, the defense really hasn't been getting that much flack from the media. If they've been getting any at all, it's because they don't force turnovers.
Yes I remember the Oakland game. I also recall that the offense had the opportunities to finish them off but they didn't. They sputtered and faded. This offense was impressive in the first third of the year but in that period they struggled to play 60min and squandered many opportunities to put teams away. Ben even acknowledged how they left plays out on the field.

The D adjusted to improve to my amazement. And the offense has regressed and hurt this team with an abundant supply of gift turnovers for the opposition.
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