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Old 08-13-2011, 01:43 PM   #11
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Default Re: Herm Edwards: Team with most to worry about

Run and hide the sky is falling

our front office is clueless
they can't even hire decent coaches let alone address the weaknesses that are so obvious too every fan.
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #12
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I would just like to ask. What is the Packers' weaknesses and how does it affect their game?
Run defense for one, which we were beginning to seriously exploit in the second half of the Super Bowl. If we wouldn't have gotten into the early hole with the turnovers, we probably would have been able to gash the shit out them on the ground all day long, even with that subpar offensive line. Kinda hard for Rodgers to throw TD passes when he's sitting on the sideline watching the opposing team grind it out. And their running game isn't anything to write home about either, which certainly had a hand in the Steelers almost coming all the way back on them despite their big first half lead. And for as much as people talk about the beating Roethlisberger takes, Rodgers is about one more concussion away from a forced retirement himself. Who's his backup again?

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Old 08-13-2011, 06:09 PM   #13
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Default Re: Herm Edwards: Team with most to worry about

First of all,
Herm Edwards is turning into a caricature. He thinks he is this "over the top", wacko analyst. It is quite annoying to watch on TV.

Secondly,
Pittsburgh O-Line is not good but as mentioned before, it hasn't been good for years. Last year, miracle work was done with the O-line. We lost the Super Bowl and most games last year to shitty DBs, not the O-line.

Third,
No way that of all the teams with the most to worry about, its the Steelers and their O-line? Hell, I worry about the DBs more than the O-line and I watch a heck of alot more Steelers football than Herm Edwards.
What about the QB situation in Washington (notwithstanding last night- Grossman or Beck? C'mon.) or the the Bengals QB situation or the lack of any defense in San Francisco.

Lastly,
Steelers fans have got to be less sensitive about this stuff. I complain about the FO every year but deep down know they know and, more often then not, do what's best for the team. The sky is, indeed, not falling,

PS
Ben has done more damage to himself in the offseason than the O-line have ever done to him.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:19 PM   #14
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Default Re: Herm Edwards: Team with most to worry about

The fact of the matter is Herm said what would get some attention. Steelers have a huge fanbase and following. Say something about them and you get interest. People may even discuss it on a message board, who knows.
But to say the Steelers Oline is the biggest problem of any team in the NFL, well.... That's just stupid and 3 Super Bowl trips in 6 years with pretty much the same quality O-line says so.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:17 PM   #15
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Default Re: Herm Edwards: Team with most to worry about

Don't look now, but the defending champs lost to the Browns. Guess they're in big trouble too.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:24 PM   #16
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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.
you are dead wrong. If this was back in 2008, I would probably have agreed with you that our OL was the weak link to our team, but the secondary has gotten progressively worse since that magical defensive season (I will always argue that that was one of the best defensive teams of all-time, but that is for another argument).
I do believe that the OL will always look worse than what it is due to how Ben plays, and that is no slight on him, he just takes alot of sacks for trying to make a big play. Ben getting killed is also part his fault for that very same reason.
I do not think it is because of arrogance either; I mean seriously, the play that Ben got sacked, was an overload blitz were there was one extra man free, the Oline did their job, Ben should have thrown it away, IMO.
Is the offensive line good? of course not, but I do think they are a capable bunch, most times.
And one more thing, LOL HERM EDWARDS!!!
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:35 PM   #17
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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.

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:39 PM   #18
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I am more worried about the secondary than I am the O-Line...
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:39 PM   #19
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Wtf herm edwards???? Who cares
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“We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality,” Ayn Rand.
Reality: The Steelers have gone to 3 Super Bowls in the last 6 seasons, winning 2 of them, and the offensive line has been a giant question mark for the majority of that time. Care to name a team that's done better over the same time period?
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