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Old 08-13-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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Default Herm Edwards: Team with most to worry about

Given a completely open-ended question, Herm was asked what
team should be most concerned from everything he has seen so
far. His answer?



The Pgh Steelers and that O-line.

Just what I wanted to hear. We all hoped we were wrong. We hoped
that the front office had a better idea of what they were doing, and we
could trust the OL would be fine, that their lack of addressing the OL,
which missing BOTH best OTs from last year - on a below average OL
to begin with, __with__ Starks and Adams in the line up, was nothing
to worry about. We hoped we were wrong.

Well, we weren't. The OL is a mess. Ben was in for a mere 3 throws and
he already took a hard shot. Did I see him icing his hand on the sidelines?
I believe, it is now safe to say: They aren't addressing the OL because of
arrogance. They hear all the fans and media once again saying the OL
needed help, but they refuse to address it b/c they think they will prove
everyone wrong.

Well, we went to 2 more SB after 1996 in __SPITE__ of the OL not because
of it. We won one. Lost the other. And I fear we will not be to another b/c
they have to prove how they are smarter than everyone and OL is not
something that needs more attention.

Well F--K that.

Ben will be getting killed, his career shortened, and it all could have been
prevented, except they have to prove smarter than every one, just like
they did when they refused to address the QB position, and we suffered
with Jim Miller, Kent Frankengram, Kordell Stew-suck, Mike Tom-pop, et al.

Oh, you say it's only one preseason game? OK. So, do you think our OL
will not be a weak link? Will that be changing any time soon, like by
the regular season? And if so, how? Why? What is going to happen
between now and then? We have ONE good player out of 5 positions.
The rest are average or below average. Good luck with that. I really am
not looking forward to a season where Ben is going to take a record amount
of hits and sacks. It could have been prevented, but our front office is just
too smart to react to the OL. It reminds me when Tomlin was asked after a
draft, "Why didn't you address the OL?" He said, smuggly, "Because there
are other ways to make Ben's job easier than adding O-line man, like
adding play makers instead." (I am paraphrasing here.) Well, the players
taken instead of OL-men are along the lines of Sweed and Spaeth. Excuse
my while I don't buy into that BULL SHIT.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: Herm Edwards: Team with most to worry about

Herm Edwards. LMAO.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: Herm Edwards: Team with most to worry about

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Herm Edwards. LMAO.
Wow. Such a telling assertion. You really proved your point.
Whatever that was, any how.

You didn't refute a single assertion.

I just got your grade for debate class.

FAIL

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Old 08-13-2011, 12:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Herm Edwards: Team with most to worry about

I hate when people think the organization is infallible.


The line is TERRIBLE and is a major concern. How can anyone argue it's not? Ben is going to be running for his life this year. (again)

Nobody is sitting here going OMG WE R GUNA LOSE EVARY SINGEL GAIME!! We're pointing out they didnt address the line well enough, and they needed to.
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I hate when people think the organization is infallible.


The line is TERRIBLE and is a major concern. How can anyone argue it's not? Ben is going to be running for his life this year. (again)

Nobody is sitting here going OMG WE R GUNA LOSE EVARY SINGEL GAIME!! We're pointing out they didnt address the line well enough, and they needed to.
And I hate when people freak out over one f.ucking preseason game and declare the season practically over before it's begun. The offensive line is a concern. No shit, Sherlock. It's been a concern for five damn years now.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: Herm Edwards: Team with most to worry about

For crying out loud, it's getting tiresome with the constant moaning of some people on here. Yes our line has some issues, yes the Steelers personel people make the odd mistake, but they have been pretty right on over the years. Contrary to popular opinion we have in the last couple of years addressed the OL. Last season, Pouncey, this season Gilbert. We also have other areas we need to shore up as well, like DL and DB. I know some people think it's fail because the Steelers choose to try and build from within and not jump at the first expensive free agent. That philosophy has worked for the past 40 years or so.
With all these apparent problems the so called experts say we have we still win on a consistant basis, which gives us a lower draft choice. That means we have to take less talented players and wait a little longer than the "sure thing" that is routinely drafted at the top of the draft.
If some of you people are so unhappy with the tried and true formula the Steelers use, which means we are almost always competing or in the running for championships and playoffs, then go cheer for the Browns or jump on the Cheatriots bandwagon. Quit messing up these boards with your negative bull$hit, it's really getting old.

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For crying out loud, it's getting tiresome with the constant moaning of some people on here. Yes our line has some issues, yes the Steelers personel people make the odd mistake, but they have been pretty right on over the years. Contrary to popular opinion we have in the last couple of years addressed the OL. Last season, Pouncey, this season Gilbert. We also have other areas we need to shore up as well, like DL and DB. I know some people think it's fail because the Steelers choose to try and build from within and not jump at the first expensive free agent. That philosophy has worked for the past 40 years or so.
With all these apparent problems the so called experts say we have we still win on a consistant basis, which gives us a lower draft choice. That means we have to take less talented players and wait a little longer than the "sure thing" that is routinely drafted at the top of the draft.
If some of you people are so unhappy with the tried and true formula the Steelers use, which means we are almost always competing or in the running for championships and playoffs, then go cheer for the Browns or jump on the Cheatriots bandwagon. Quit messing up these boards with your negative bull$hit, it's really getting old.

The problem, in a nutshell, is people want a damn all pro at every position. Well, thanks to the salary cap it's not going to happen. Every team has weaknesses. Ours happens to be the offensive line and the defensive secondary. Want an all pro offensive line? Then be prepared to sacrifice that all world linebacking corps.
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Then why has the front office refused to do anything about it??? The problem needs addressed, not just cross their fingers and HOPE that it fixes itself.

O line and secondary for YEARS have been a problem yet NOTHING is done about it. Instead they keep drafting LBs and receivers that rarely work out, save Wallace. One thing is for sure, Wallace isn't going to have time to use his speed to get open when Ben is getting swarmed like killer bees on every play.

I'll tell you right now, I wouldn't be surprised if Ben doesn't get injured in the opener vs the Ravens. I wouldn't be surprised if Ngata has 4 sacks himself!

They will struggle against teams with great pass rushers and great QBs. Ben will be on his back for half the game against the former and the secondary will get lit up against the latter.
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I would just like to ask. What is the Packers' weaknesses and how does it affect their game?
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