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Old 08-19-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
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Default Pound it into the pile

the bus is gone. russell got stonewalled at the goal line on a couple of valiant attempts. yet i see highlights of marion barber of dallas just leaping the pile for a touchdown.

i cant remember the last time a steeler running back did (or was allowed to do) that.

is it me or are the steelers not allowed to do this? do they ALWAYS have to try and pound it in?
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:31 AM   #2
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Well, I remember the Bus doing it once, but like you said, he's gone. I remember a few of the guys giving him a hard time about it on the sidelines too - "Air Bus."
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:37 AM   #3
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While were on the topic of Goal line offense, I wouldn't mind seeing a play action pass to Heath every now and then down there. Are they ever gonna use this guy?? Why did we draft another TE again???
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Default Re: Pound it into the pile

The musical chairs with the offensive line brings me back to the nightmare that was the 2003 season when we went 6 and 10. How the offensive line goes Ben, Willie and the Steelers will go. I don't have warm fuzzes about this unit as a matter of fact I'm down right scared.

It also appears the defense can't get off the field on 3rd and long.... again.

The bright stop so far is Sepulvedia the guy is money his punts have been averaging 50 yards.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:00 AM   #5
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Why did we draft another TE again???
because 3 of them creates an even bigger pile for the running back to run into and settle for a field goal.

actually on 3rd and goal 3 te's, ward, and willie (or even verron or davis) as the lone back should be a very good and unpredictable formation to score off of.

willie can leap the pile though. we no longer have an offensive line that is going to shove a goalline defense back a yard (i wonder if they can even open holes in that situation anymore)..
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I am hopefully going watch the Steelers put the Oline together, see them gell, and now have a problem.


I can dream right?
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:45 AM   #7
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I agree tony it don't seem like we can push the deffense back any.I like russell but if you can't get the holes open we can't score.
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Bettis was excellent at reading the blocks very quickly. Usually on the goalline situations he wasnt trying to ram his head in his O lines back and push the crowd. He would know the play. know the linemans assigned block and from that he knew what hole to pick and his infamous "juke" would assure the LB never had a head to head hit on him. The LB would usually have to arm grab Bettis who would then drag the LB into the endzone. Willie looks as if he studied and incorporated that "little juke" of Bettis he just doesnt have the same strength to pull the LB's.
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Well, we could always use Kuhn to jump over the pile
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"Air Kuhn"!!!!

now thats what im talking about. it just seems like teams wanna walk into the endzone in goal line situations and leaping the pile is a dying play. i guess it does have its risks of injury and such. still, i would like to see if any steelers can actually do it (besides kuhn of course)
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