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Old 01-06-2008, 06:42 PM   #31
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I wonder though, why didn't BR change the play at the LOS?
In another thread, Tomlin is quoted as saying they had the look for it on D but we plain and simply did not execute it. I'm sorry, but with Ben being sacked six times AND taking a big hit running for a first down inside the 5, I don't understand why they wanted to run him again, when they could have and should have passed and it would have even been OK if a WR got out of bounds just to talk things over as to what to do next. That's what irks me, pass the ball upfield.

I think the summarizing factor of this season is everyone makes mistakes, but we hurt ourselves more than giving up positives to other teams,.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:57 PM   #32
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Arians will be going nowhere. Hopefully he and Tomlin learn something from the conservative playcalling that didn't work a lot of times and try to improve on it next year. The ST Coach, on the other hand, MUST GO. Bad tackling, not staying in your gaps, etc. led to almost every loss we had this year. MJD getting a 96 yard return after we marched down the field at the beginning of the game was just PUTRID. No excuse whatsoever for that pathetic lack of tackling. The Steelers need to get some players who know how to tackle for Special Teams next year. Special teams is all heart and they showed NONE of it so many times this year.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:26 PM   #33
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Davenport is a decent RB to have on the team but he is not a #1 or #2 back answer for the Steelers. Why do I say that >> If he was on the Jags team I do not think he could beat out either of there #1 and #2 backs.

So with that said he was our #1 back in that game. <<< That puts our running game in trouble before the game even started.

When we got the ball with at the 22 yd line with 3:43 left in the game.
Davenport had a pathetic 14 carries for 21 yards. His longest carry is 10 yds. Take that out and you have 13 carries for 11yds. For the record he finished with 16 carries for 25 yds.

So what do the coaches decide?

Here is were playing calling is on the friggin line.
They decide to give the ball to Davenport. 1st down he gains 5 yds. << Really not that bad. Its the 2nd & 3rd down calls that sink them. On 2nd down Davenport loses 1 yard. Now 3rd and 6 Ben in shotgun, runs left tackle for 1 yard. Then Dan punts a measly 40 yards. Well you know the rest of the story.

Lets review the last interception before the end of the first half at :56. That was a monster of a bad play. If we get 3 or 7 pts vs the interception (an off balance lineman) the 2 pt conversion would be a moot point because it would never have occurred. Add another 2 points ( Potential 9 pt swing). In other words the Jags could not have won with the game ending field goal.

Both games with the Jags were decided in the last 5 minutes by a field goal. The Steelers gave there all. Jags found away to win. It's over
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:35 PM   #34
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Well Fedko just made a comment that some assistant coaches may be in trouble here in the offseason, 'especially ST's, wink wink, nod nod' lol! We'll see how the front office handles it. I'm sure though that Tomlin is going to want to correct any mistakes that he sees prior to going into next season, even if it does involve assistant coaches.
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:04 PM   #35
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I wonder what coaching prospects are out there? Tomlin was hired late and didn't have the ideal conditions for staff building. Would be nice if someone knowledgeable could do a separate thread on this
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seriously dude, think about what you're saying, if you were running a football team and just fired a first year O coordinator, and o line coach and a ST coach at the same time you would be struggling to be 1-15
the steelers went with a new OC, O-line coach and ST coach this past year.
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Change the "Play Not To Lose'' mindset on offense=SB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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the steelers went with a new OC, O-line coach and ST coach this past year.
that's exactly my point, they are new! Whiz and Grimm had their job for some years already. not sure about the previous ST coordinator though, but I bet he had more than 1 year in the job
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1st round pick, Left Tackle
2nd Round pick, CENTER
3rd Round pick, Receiver
4th Round pick, Right Tackle
5th Round pick, Corner
6th Round pick, Guy to get tackled in August by our entire team to improve on our tackling ability.

Trades, Cedric Wilson may be done, get some value for him if you can, maybe a draft pick, or an O-line at least to have depth. Look for Reid to not make this team next season, and if Rossom can't show up for anything else except returning kicks, we may need to evaulate that situation just because a roster spot for a "specialist" isn't something that works great in this day and age.

Oh...and get me a freaking Fullback so when we do run out of the I formation, if we ever do again, we can see linebackers getting busted out of holes and the RB whoever it is, getting to the 2nd level.
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Oh, and the reason we should look at either trading for a Center or drafting one is so we can move Mahan to left guard, his natural position if we don't find a way to (franchise tag) keep Faneca.

As for coaching...coaching didn't lose us this game. 4 turnovers, 5 sacks, and bad tackling did.
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