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Old 06-21-2014, 07:47 AM   #21
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Default Re: LeBeau says this defense is the best he's seen at OTAs

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Default Re: LeBeau says this defense is the best he's seen at OTAs

No doubt Sherman, Thomas, & Chancellor had a great year.

But before you announce them as being the best ever to have played the game, don't you think you might want to see them do it for a few years first?

What became obvious last season about LeBeau's defense was the fact that we didn't have the players to man it. As it was, it's wasn't that bad, certainly not the worst ever. In fact if you take out 10 plays or so out of the 1,000 plays they were on the field, like the ones that where Troy Palamalu was playing ILB because we didn't have a 3 down buck linebacker, it was STILL a very effective defense.
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No doubt Sherman, Thomas, & Chancellor had a great year.

But before you announce them as being the best ever to have played the game, don't you think you might want to see them do it for a few years first?

What became obvious last season about LeBeau's defense was the fact that we didn't have the players to man it. As it was, it's wasn't that bad, certainly not the worst ever. In fact if you take out 10 plays or so out of the 1,000 plays they were on the field, like the ones that where Troy Palamalu was playing ILB because we didn't have a 3 down buck linebacker, it was STILL a very effective defense.
FYI, Hipcheese was making a sarcastic post.

Football in shorts, 70 year old men feeding the media a line, otters, beavers and dick?? This thread has gone nowhere, which means it will now go on for 4 more pages.
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Default Re: LeBeau says this defense is the best he's seen at OTAs

The coaches may be trying to boost the confidence of a young team - this from coach John Mitchell on how a rookie allegedly compares to one of the all time great Steelers D-linemen

I think he's a young Aaron Smith, probably a little better speed. From the lower body down he's strong. He can run. He has long arms. He can knock down a lot of passes. This guy in shape in the right frame of mind is a heck of a football player.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com...ng-aaron-smith

Unfortunately the young Aaron Smith may have a way to go

Tuitt played on the second team behind free agent addition Cam Thomas all spring. And while there is plenty of time for him to earn a starting job in training camp, it’s clear he’ll have to a good July and August to unseat Thomas.

http://sportsblogs.post-gazette.com/...s/201406200001

I am excited (as always) for the possibilities of the upcoming season and there is nothing wrong with the coaches trying to boost the confidence of the team - IMO one problem the past several years was players and coaches taking a strictly business approach to everything

But as far as the young D having great OTAs, I think Troy sums it up best

“It's just helmets and shorts,” Polamalu said. “We can get really fascinated about playing football in helmets and shorts.”

http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/...#ixzz35I6UvVrk
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FYI, Hipcheese was making a sarcastic post.

Football in shorts, 70 year old men feeding the media a line, otters, beavers and dick?? This thread has gone nowhere, which means it will now go on for 4 more pages.
yes, I was being sarcastic with my tongue in cheek post, because there are actually people who believe that dick lebeau is no longer capable of being an effective coach.

but I will no longer temper my enthusiasm. The defense will meet the standard, if not this year the next. I am more excited about the offense offense than I can ever remember being. I think we have the best coaching staff since the seventy's. The
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FYI, Hipcheese was making a sarcastic post.

Football in shorts, 70 year old men feeding the media a line, otters, beavers and dick?? This thread has gone nowhere, which means it will now go on for 4 more pages.
It's tough to read between the lines for sarcasam in printed form. My apologies.

I also apologize for extending this thread past the beavers....
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