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Old 11-29-2005, 08:17 PM   #1
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With Plex gone, has that effected our offense? He was able to give big plays down field. Maybe Ben knew what he was doing when he was pleading for him to stay. What do you think. I think we need to air it out more like Plex wanted.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
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I don't think its that man. I'm really dissapointed in our play calls when talking about "going down field". It's not even an option anymore. No wonder why teams are able to stop our run?? It really is starting to annoy me, you don't have to have burners or unbelievable WR's to ATTEMPT deep balls......I'd be happy with them throwing the damn ball down field for incompletions than not trying at all, at least that would get the DB's thinking "well....they might try it again". Right now, why in the hell would any D plan for us to stretch the field? Super dissapointing, especially in the last 3-4 games.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
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I agree that we need a fast deep threat, but not necessarily Plexico.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:24 PM   #4
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it wouldve been good to been able to keep a content plexico. he wasnt let go for lack of talent and upside. he was just to expensive. he wasnt worth mortgaging the future for though.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:58 PM   #5
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hell yeah it has effected us big time.............we really miss him, ppl talk shit cause he falls right away and drops passes (i'm one of them ppl when it comes to talkin about his flaws) but at least he opened things up cause the threat was always there, ward is great but he don't scare no one down field, and ARE don't scare no one cause he's 3 feet tall and wilson well he sucks. we really need a big deep threat next year if we want to continue to contend
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Old 11-29-2005, 09:33 PM   #6
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maybe his part in our offense was underrated. i will say that. i will also say he dropped too many balls and was scared to take hits over the middle. i don't think we have been able to throw deep the past few games because we have had two different qb's that were rusty and mediocre in their prime. we must take shots downfield, and it is fun for the fans to see the big play, but we are having problems running the ball which puts a safety in the box and eliminates the cover 2. steelers offense=run to set up pass. no run, no pass.
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The receivers are fine.. I can't believe you say Cedric Wilson sucks Koopa.. Everytime a pass comes his way he catches it.. Just so happens he's only had like 5 balls thrown his way all season!! I understand why he's complaining about not getting the ball.. Ward gets damn near every look from all 3 qb's.. I don't think ARE had 1 pass go his way last night either.. Not that there were to many passes to begin with but the Steelers need to learn how to block before we can even open up the passing game.. Damn Essex and Simmons need to figure out a snap count and who to block or were toast against the Cardinals!! Were playing the worst football i've ever seen the Steelers play and there's been some pretty shitty years.. I've never been more frustrated watching them than the last 2 games.. It's been pathetic.. I'm still mostly pissed at Cower though for being the biggest dumbass in coaching.. GET A CLUE!!!!!! When the defense is on the back before the ball is even in the air it's called PREDICTABLE!!!!! They know were runnin screen cause it hasn't worked the last 50 times we might as well try it again!!!!It's bound to work eventually.. NOT!!!!!!! Man i don't think i can take another week like these 2 or I'm gonna have to take a liking to Basketball quick.....
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I think it effected our offense a little but not THAT MUCH to get squashed like we did Monday night.
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Old 11-29-2005, 10:54 PM   #9
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Nah, the fact that Kendall Simmons couldnt block a 3rd grader is the biggest problem.
Considering Hartings is old and has issues and could use a little help now and again and that Starks will be great "in time" but could use some assistance every so often. But sandwiched in between is a piece of shit named Kendall Simmons. It affects absolutely every offensive player on this team.

So Burress? He's a good player who is being paid about twice the amount he should be. Thus you cannot sign him for that kind of cash. It has a small affect. But Simmons is a HUGE stinking problem.
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I agree we miss Plax but Steelers could not afford to keep both Ward and him - that is life under the salary cap unless you want to place all your chips on one more season to win it all and then go down like the Titans and Ravens did.

The bigger issue is the OL reverting to 2003 incompetence. Smith is hurt (being bullrushed by Freeney, whom he outweighs by 60 pounds, was embarassing); Hartings is in his last year and knows it/shows it; and, as the P-G stated last week, Simmons has been blowing plays repeatedly, which culminated in the multiple false starts last night.

Bad OL means no running game means Ben runs for his life.
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