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Old 10-21-2008, 10:24 AM   #21
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I think it's great but when it comes down to it, I'd rather have the 7th ranked Defense and a 6th Trophy than the 1st rank Defense and nothing to show for it.
Now that's more of what I was thinking.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:32 AM   #22
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Not a shock. You guys always have a good defense. Offhand can anyone recall when you have not? I am guessing maybe back in the 90s or something.
2002-2003.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:46 AM   #23
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2002-2003.
I thought we sucked in 03-04?

We were an overtime field goal away from the AFC title game in 02-03
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I thought we sucked in 03-04?

We were an overtime field goal away from the AFC title game in 02-03
We made Kelly Holcomb look like the second coming of Joe Montana in that wild card game. McNair picked us apart at will all day in the divisional game the following week. Our secondary is the primary reason we didn't make the AFCCG in '02.
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We made Kelly Holcomb look like the second coming of Joe Montana in that wild card game. McNair picked us apart at will all day in the divisional game the following week. Our secondary is the primary reason we didn't make the AFCCG in '02.
*getting flashbacks of dewayne washington and chad scott getting burned repeatedly*

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I could care less about stats. Every game we've been in the the opposition was trying to score points (either playing from behind or in close games) right up until the end of the game (not running the ball to eat up clock) and the Steelers D has stood tough in all those situations. They truly bend without breaking.
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I could care less about stats. Every game we've been in the the opposition was trying to score points (either playing from behind or in close games) right up until the end of the game (not running the ball to eat up clock) and the Steelers D has stood tough in all those situations. They truly bend without breaking.
Unfortunately, studies have shown bend but don't break defenses tend to regress as time goes on.

I wouldn't even classify the steelers as a bend but don't break D. It seems we either get 3 and outs or give up a 10 play scoring drive.
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*getting flashbacks of dewayne washington and chad scott getting burned repeatedly*

Make it stop! Make it stop!

I loathe both of them to this very day. Along with Kordell Stewart, Neil Odonnell, Bubby Brister's game and the fact that Dshea Townsend was EVER allowed to wear Rod's number.(as well as the fact that he has been a starter here so long ?!)

Uhhhhh,.....guess,...i went on ,..a bit of a rant,....
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I loathe both of them to this very day. Along with Kordell Stewart, Neil Odonnell, Bubby Brister's game and the fact that Dshea Townsend was EVER allowed to wear Rod's number.(as well as the fact that he has been a starter here so long ?!)

Uhhhhh,.....guess,...i went on ,..a bit of a rant,....
but your ok with kent grahm?
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but your ok with kent grahm?
Nah,..just indifferent,... as the organization didn't waste very much time on him.
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