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Old 07-28-2008, 03:52 AM   #11
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Default Re: Are the Steelers going to hit a "down time"?

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exactly. without ben this team is almost nothing

hopefully the line protects him this season
Agreed hopefully our line will do a better job this year and protect ben alot better then last year if he gets hurt then our season will be over.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:40 AM   #12
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Default Re: Are the Steelers going to hit a "down time"?

I agree with a lot that has been pointed out in this thread. As Preacher said, I too believe that the Steelers, over the last 2 seasons, are already suffering through a period of a slump or "down time".

Also mentioned is the fact that the Steelers of today are re-signing most of their free agent players.

I also agree that the Steelers slump won't be as horrific it was in the 90's because they now have a MUCH BETTER QB!

The Steelers of today are drafting offensive weapons and they're not coached as conservatively as they were in the 90's with Bill Cowher at the helm. Tomlin is not afraid to open up the offense and use the weapons that he has. This alone will prevent the Steelers from falling anywhere near as low as the 90's team sunk.

The offensive and defensive lines both need revamping. This will take longer than a couple of years to accomplish. Hopefully the Steelers will spend the majority of next years draft aquiring players from those positions. A top-notch free agaent aquisition would be a bonus and would jump start the process.

In the meantime I'm just going to hope that the Steelers current group of linemen are tweaked enough to play significantly better than last years squad.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:53 AM   #13
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Default Re: Are the Steelers going to hit a "down time"?

Ok, I think that our def. line played well enough to win games until Aaron Smith went down, the guy obviously means alot more to the team than alot of folks thought including myself. Now, that being said, I think that our LB'ing corp is getting younger with Woodley and Timmons our secondary is bad over age other than Ike Taylor, who played pretty darn well in my opinion, and Deshea Townsend. I think that Gay is a gem that the steelers need to keep a hold of and this is a make or break year for McFadden.
The steelers must address the def. line and off. line next offseason, but we will really be in a hole as far as players coming into their last year of their contracts next offseason.
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I nominate this thread for the Dumbest of the Year

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Old 07-28-2008, 08:38 AM   #15
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Default Re: Are the Steelers going to hit a "down time"?

Yes, and that downtie was Cowher's last season and Tomlin's first. It's all over now and the contenders have returned.
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C'mon LS - I think the topic of this thread is something we all as Steelers fans have been asking ourselves over the last couple of seasons. It was brought out into the open for discussion and I believe it to be a very viable topic.

All teams hit down times - it's sort of an ebb and tide. Though I still believe the Steelers are a logical contender with their present corps, there are obviously issues which need to be addressed before I can say with an open mind (and heart) that they are a strong contender. I'd like to see a little more depth at several key positions and yes - our D is starting to age, but, I believe we still have a pretty good nucleus and some young guns who are going to break out and prove their worth this season and in the seasons to come.
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I hope not, lol.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #18
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Default Re: Are the Steelers going to hit a "down time"?

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exactly. without ben this team is almost nothing

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Pretty much the truth aka the Colts..Pats
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:11 AM   #19
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[QUOTE=HometownGal;416717]C'mon LS - I think the topic of this thread is something we all as Steelers fans have been asking ourselves over the last couple of seasons.QUOTE]

Quick Note to HTG

I have NEVER asked myself if this is a "down time" for the Steelers. Even during bad years. Never.

Each year, fools ask me "how are the Steelers going to do this year" and every single year they get the same answer from me. Win It All.

Bottom Line. I love this team because every single year, going into game , I believe we have the potential to Win the Super Bowl.
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Default Re: Are the Steelers going to hit a "down time"?

Having a top NFL QB makes a pretty big difference...
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