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Old 07-29-2007, 12:51 PM   #11
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The way things sound to me with Anthony Smith and our secondary that we are still struggling against the pass. Sounds good that Ben is having a good camp, but is it showing how weak our secondary is or is it just that Ben is so much improved? I also think that the coaches (Tomlin) needs to get things under control with all the contact that our top recievers are taking 5 days into camp as well. When you have DB's making late hits like it sounds like they are doing, then you are taking chances on injuring our top players... whether it be offense or defense. I think that when HInes is complaining about it, then the coaches should take notice.
Haven't thought about that, is something of a concern, but I guess we will get some answers next sunday against the saints.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:02 PM   #12
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When you have DB's making late hits like it sounds like they are doing, then you are taking chances on injuring our top players... whether it be offense or defense. I think that when HInes is complaining about it, then the coaches should take notice.
They're not making late hits - they're making hard hits. Big difference. Do you think the FO should have listened to Hines when he publicly groused about Tomlin's hiring? I love Hines, but at this point, he needs to zip it.
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Old 07-29-2007, 01:15 PM   #13
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Default Re: Many Steelers position battles far from settled

I think our secondary isn't as bad as some think and I think they're a solid group....I love the fact they're hitting and laying the smack down.....Hey I don't fault Hines for looking for his fellow WRs but I'm glad Tomlin is not telling the DBs to lay off any.....You don't want to take that killer instinct away from players....As for the coverage issue....I think Smith showed enough in limited time that he is a ball hawk and solid in coverage...with a year under his belt I'm sure he is improving.....Smith will bring fear to WRs across the NFL when going over the middle...I love it thinking that WRs might have Smith in the back of their minds when catching a pass......
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:34 PM   #14
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It is great seeing the vets taking the younger guys under their wings. Comradery is a plus for any successful team and the Steelers are all about the team 'tude. Good read Chrono - thanks!
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:10 PM   #15
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It is great seeing the vets taking the younger guys under their wings. Comradery is a plus for any successful team and the Steelers are all about the team 'tude. Good read Chrono - thanks!
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it seems that we now know why the Steelers always keeps that "way" about them. The last of the 70's SB generation taught the young ones... those young ones taught the 90's players when they were old vets. Seems that the tradition really does continue.
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Default Will Timmons be ready for the Saints??

Whats up guys. Due to the official steelers message board's excessive LACKING its looking like Steelers Fever is gonna be a new home!!

Anyways, its apparent that other than his INT in coverage we don't know a whole heck of a lot about his abilities on the field, as he can't seem to even keep himself on it. The question is, will he be seeing action in Sunday's HALL OF FAME GAME which I know we're all stoked to see!?

My biggest excitements are how the rookies show up, who gets the nod at starter, and the battle at FS between Smith and Clark. To me, Smith is the way to go - his talent/potential/progression is just too extreme to keep him out of the starting position, but we shall see. Smith + Polamalu is without a doubt one of the most intimidating safety tandems in the league, and i'd love to see it week-in-week-out.

What do you guys think??
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Whats up guys. Due to the official steelers message board's excessive LACKING its looking like Steelers Fever is gonna be a new home!!

Anyways, its apparent that other than his INT in coverage we don't know a whole heck of a lot about his abilities on the field, as he can't seem to even keep himself on it. The question is, will he be seeing action in Sunday's HALL OF FAME GAME which I know we're all stoked to see!?

My biggest excitements are how the rookies show up, who gets the nod at starter, and the battle at FS between Smith and Clark. To me, Smith is the way to go - his talent/potential/progression is just too extreme to keep him out of the starting position, but we shall see. Smith + Polamalu is without a doubt one of the most intimidating safety tandems in the league, and i'd love to see it week-in-week-out.

What do you guys think??

...this question was targeted as a seperate question about Timmons against the Saints....is this really the most appropriate place to move it??
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Always nice to see the good ol vets out there helping the youngsters and making sure there well prepared for the upcoming season.
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It could just be a combination. Ben is having a good camp and that's great. Do I think the secondary has been a concern? When isn't the secondary a concern? Mind you, I might be slight more critical than others, but I feel that our secondary has been an area of concern for the past few seasons. Are they terrible? Not at all! But it is an area of concern for me. Now I know I might get in some hot water with that comment, but it's just the way I feel.
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...this question was targeted as a seperate question about Timmons against the Saints....is this really the most appropriate place to move it??
It is a question relating to training camp, so yes, this is the appropriate place. We are keeping all TC discussion limited to this subforum, as we do not want the main Steelers forum cluttered up with 10,000 threads about TC and thus making it easier for members to find TC-related info. Links to all subforums are listed underneath the main forums on the index page, so you're always one click away.
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