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Old 10-02-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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Default DEFENSE, DEFENSE, DEFENSE!!!

The thread is about the negative side effects our stuttering offense is causing our 2nd ranked defense. A 2nd rank defense that is playing with 2 substitutes on the DL.


#1 Time of possession

Except for the Houston game we have been on the losing side of the time of possession battle. Dick L's 3-4 works best when it is being very aggressive. Aggressive defenses need to be fresh. If they spend too much time on the field they start to get tired near the end of the season.

#2 injuries because of the time of possession battle lost

More time on the field brings a greater chance for injury I would suppose. Lets say its not statistically true. The wear and tear on the body has to make them tire out

#3 Our defense would be ranked number 1

Theres no way I can prove that, but it stands to reason if the other team has more offensive time with the ball...opportunities to add yards increases.

#4 Media attention

The national news on the Steelers revolves around the offenses ineptitude instead of the incredible defense that is being played by those Steelers.
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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The thread is about the negative side effects our stuttering offense is causing our 2nd ranked defense. A 2nd rank defense that is playing with 2 substitutes on the DL.


#1 Time of possession

Except for the Houston game we have been on the losing side of the time of possession battle. Dick L's 3-4 works best when it is being very aggressive. Aggressive defenses need to be fresh. If they spend too much time on the field they start to get tired near the end of the season.

#2 injuries because of the time of possession battle lost

More time on the field brings a greater chance for injury I would suppose. Lets say its not statistically true. The wear and tear on the body has to make them tire out

#3 Our defense would be ranked number 1

Theres no way I can prove that, but it stands to reason if the other team has more offensive time with the ball...opportunities to add yards increases.

#4 Media attention

The national news on the Steelers revolves around the offenses ineptitude instead of the incredible defense that is being played by those Steelers.
That's a good thing. Our O-line will gel and I have every confidence we'll put our weapons in the end zone. As long as the media keeps reporting the negative, we'll keep improving while sneaking up on people.

Here's to 4-1 at the bye week. (Not a prediction, but some well wishes for the Steelers).
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:46 PM   #3
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That's a good thing. Our O-line will gel and I have every confidence we'll put our weapons in the end zone. As long as the media keeps reporting the negative, we'll keep improving while sneaking up on people.

Here's to 4-1 at the bye week. (Not a prediction, but some well wishes for the Steelers).
I thought the Santonio touchdown was the sign of what we were capable of - on every play. Give Ben a little time to get in the groove, and we're suddenly putting up points by the dozens.

I've been saying this since last year - All we need is ADEQUETE play from the O-line and we can win every game on our schedule. Just adequete.

If Matt Schaub could score 3 TD's against Jacksonville, I see no reason why Ben can't either. I think we'll beat Jacksonville in a high-scoring game and go into the bye just in time for Willie to get back healthy.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:25 AM   #4
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If Matt Schaub could score 3 TD's against Jacksonville, I see no reason why Ben can't either. I think we'll beat Jacksonville in a high-scoring game and go into the bye just in time for Willie to get back healthy.
Agreed it would be nice for our line to give Ben time to throw if this happens we should win the game I don't think there running backs will put up the same kind of numbers as they did against us last year.
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AMEN! Our defense has been awesome, especially considering how many 3 & outs the offense has. It has been exciting to watch (the defense), you keep waiting for the next big play to happen!
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:58 AM   #6
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So does this mean the Defense is "Under the Radar"?

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:09 AM   #7
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Our defense reminds me of the Bears 2 years ago, and the Ravens 3 or 4 years ago. Those defenses were always a threat to score when they were on field. Not just able to stop other team but actually put points up. I feel that way about our D now. I've always thought we were exciting but now we have more speed and explosiveness. I could be wrong but am anxious to see how it plays out the rest of year and through playoffs. This week will be a good test for that, seeing how Jax usually moves the ball as well as any team against us. Our D is much better than we were agains Jax in the playoffs, I think we will frustrate them and stop Taylor and Drew for once. 26-23 Steelers.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:38 AM   #8
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There is no doubt at all that we have the best defense in the NFL right now. No doubt.
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Santonio's TD didn't just help us win it reminded the team and the fans that our offense can score, the line can block, and we can make plays.

Our defense deserves a #2 spot at this point in the year if not #1 above the ravens. Im just worried that again at the end of the season our D will start giving up chunks of yards like last season, but i feel the loss of Aaron Smith who is the anchor of the D line helped the loss.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:15 AM   #10
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The D has been friggin phenominal..... and hoping they can stay this consistent over 16 game stretch... To play as well as they have along the D line with 2 guys out is a good sign of depth and a solid D.....
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