Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Fever Presents...

Steelers Bucs

GAMEDAY
Sunday, September 28, 1:00 PM
FOX
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-13-2006, 07:54 AM   #1
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,067
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 2,468
Thanked 7,886 Times in 3,483 Posts
Default Ron Cook: Offensive line a little off center

Ron Cook properly calls out the offensive line, which has been horrible in the Jax and San Diego losses:

But don't we expect so much more from the Steelers' offensive linemen? They've been such a strong unit. Hartings and Faneca made the Pro Bowl last season and tackle Marvel Smith would have joined them if not for an ankle injury. The line deserves much of the credit for the Super Bowl success. But now? It gets the vote here as the most disappointing group on an underachieving team that has received lousy play from its quarterback, wide receivers and secondary.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06286/729681-87.stm

Cook specifically notes Kendall Simmons is once again playing poorly. Does anyone know if Simmons is in the last year of his contract? I know Hartings is probably in his last year and Faneca is potentially entering the downside of his career, but if this is Simmons last year on his contract I assume he is gone after 2006. Simmons has had some tough breaks with the diabetes and major knee injury, but he also has been an inconsistent disappointment.
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 09:27 AM   #2
19ward86
Head Coach
 
19ward86's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Ohio
Posts: 1,978
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2717
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Ron Cook: Offensive line a little off center

that is kind of dumb, we have a strong offensive line with or without simmons. our weakest part is our tackle and tight end position(when i say strong or weak i dont mean muscle wise). notice that the blitzes have come from the OLB and not from the safeties. we need to take control of this and do some draw runs up the middle and ben needs to start stepping up in the pocket a little more.
__________________
[YOUTUBE]PGrTvNzGCZE[/YOUTUBE]
You must watch this video.
19ward86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 09:32 AM   #3
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 39,452
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 2,001
Thanked 8,734 Times in 3,669 Posts
Default Re: Ron Cook: Offensive line a little off center

the pocket has been pushed into bens face much of the time. nowhere for him to step up.
tony hipchest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 01:27 PM   #4
Haiku_Dirtt
Head Coach
Supporter
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 156 degrees 17' 30" W 20 degrees 55' N
Posts: 1,749
Member Number: 1645
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Ron Cook: Offensive line a little off center

The right side of the line was often a debate in here this offseason for a reason. Max still hasn't found the way to leverage that Hulk-sized frame the counter the faster assault. Frankly I'm not sure he ever will.

Russ Grimm is probably feeling some heat.
Haiku_Dirtt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 01:32 PM   #5
19ward86
Head Coach
 
19ward86's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Ohio
Posts: 1,978
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2717
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Ron Cook: Offensive line a little off center

ok, i will admit that our line has broke down a few times but our offensive line is built around run blocking or pushing guys in a 1 way direction, pass blocking is our weakness or holding guys back. our line is built on guys that can overpower others, and that is why a 5th round pick can become a star in pitt because if they are big and strong then they can be successful.
__________________
[YOUTUBE]PGrTvNzGCZE[/YOUTUBE]
You must watch this video.
19ward86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2006, 02:55 PM   #6
SteelCityPride
Draft Prospect
 
SteelCityPride's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Just outside Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 114
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1079
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Ron Cook: Offensive line a little off center

I'm interested to see what Keomatu will do this week. That guy looked like a manchild in both of his preseasons to date. I have been rooting for him to get some playing time, but it is hard to fit him in with such a solid line that we already had. I think he ould be a good play for Simmons, maybe not right off the bat, but after some development that guy should be good.
SteelCityPride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2006, 06:50 PM   #7
Elvis
Banned
 
Elvis's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 3,645
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2390
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Ron Cook: Offensive line a little off center

Good point steelecitpride... I love that guy and we will finally get a look at him in real game action... I for one am glad to see it..
Elvis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts