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Old 10-06-2011, 08:28 AM   #21
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Troy has been making a ton of tackles and has been all over the field. He's one of the only defenders playing. Being critical of his play is beyond stupid when you have guys like Smith, Farrior, Foote and Woodley sucking ass. It's like saying Mike Wallace isn't getting open because he only had 77 yards instead of 100 last game.
I'M NOT BEING CRITICAL OF TROY! Read my post again. I'm being critical of the lack of pass rush. Troy can't do it all by himself - he needs the help so he can be his usual free-lancing disruptive self.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:54 PM   #22
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Being critical of his play is beyond stupid when you have guys like Smith, Farrior, Foote and Woodley sucking ass.
You forgot to include Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Heyward, Clark, etc, etc. I don't think much has changed since the Ravens game where Tomlin cited Sepuleda as being the only player he thought performed well.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:08 PM   #23
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Troy changed his offseason workout regiment his year from his usual high-impact training he does down here in San Juan Capistrano:



...in favor of attending whatever that camp is in Florida that Farrior and Taylor go to. Is a training regimen designed around "extending shelf life", as opposed to playing like a bullet with no regard to his health like he usually does.

That might have something to do with it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:39 AM   #24
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You forgot to include Hampton, Keisel, Hood, Heyward, Clark, etc, etc. I don't think much has changed since the Ravens game where Tomlin cited Sepuleda as being the only player he thought performed well.
Farrior/Foote are players most of us expected to suck.

The real problem is Lamarr Woodley. I was never high on him to begin with. I always thought he was overrated because he would do little to nothing for 8 games out of the year and then play spectacular in the other half of the season. But this year he's brought it to a new level. He's absolutely terrible out there. They are double teaming Harrison and leaving Woodley one-on-one with tight ends and he still can't get any pressure. He's in the prime of his career. You would think he'd be able to pick up the slack from some of the older guys who have lost a step. But his crappy play is actually making their jobs a hell of a lot harder.
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I'm amazed at some of the stuff Steeler fans think about Troy. If there are 50 plays in a game, he is around 40 of them. The guy is always there. What do you want him to do, he is human, he cant make every tackle and as amazing as he is at being everywhere, he is still one man playing 11.
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Farrior/Foote are players most of us expected to suck.

The real problem is Lamarr Woodley. I was never high on him to begin with. I always thought he was overrated because he would do little to nothing for 8 games out of the year and then play spectacular in the other half of the season. But this year he's brought it to a new level. He's absolutely terrible out there. They are double teaming Harrison and leaving Woodley one-on-one with tight ends and he still can't get any pressure. He's in the prime of his career. You would think he'd be able to pick up the slack from some of the older guys who have lost a step. But his crappy play is actually making their jobs a hell of a lot harder.
Absolutely agree on Woodley. Teams are max protecting on us so we are going to strugle with a pass rush. My biggest concern with Woodley so far is he seems to always be out of position on run plays. Not keeping contain, over running angles. When you are on the outside and you don't maintain your responsibilities the defense breaks down then you get things like Fosters cut back on his 40 yard td. People on that play point to Troy missing a tackle, but it was Woodley who was out of position. If he's where he should be, Foster is tackled for little or no gain. That has been common place with Woodley this season. Scheme on Defense is more about everyone doing thier respective jobs than any one great individual effort. We are having far too many individual breakdowns starting with Woodley, farrior and Smith.
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Absolutely agree on Woodley. Teams are max protecting on us so we are going to strugle with a pass rush. My biggest concern with Woodley so far is he seems to always be out of position on run plays. Not keeping contain, over running angles. When you are on the outside and you don't maintain your responsibilities the defense breaks down then you get things like Fosters cut back on his 40 yard td. People on that play point to Troy missing a tackle, but it was Woodley who was out of position. If he's where he should be, Foster is tackled for little or no gain. That has been common place with Woodley this season. Scheme on Defense is more about everyone doing thier respective jobs than any one great individual effort. We are having far too many individual breakdowns starting with Woodley, farrior and Smith.
Guess I don't get when one person or just a few people are singled out. That's like giving Tony Stewart a speeding ticket at the Daytona 500. The entire team is playing like crap with very few exceptions. This team reminds me of Cowher's last year ... that seemed like a team full of talent that took the year off.
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