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Old 11-22-2008, 02:12 PM   #11
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Like Moore getting stoned on the goalline 3 times in 2 games? Of course that was Arians' fault, as I recall, for not "mixing it up." .
Actually, one of those Moore missed the hole, the other Kemo missed the block and there was another one where lead blocker Carey Davis got stuffed in the hole and the LB that stuffed him made the tackle on Moore.

You guys are right. The back looks good when guys are blocking for him better. I just like the fact that Russell hits the hole in KO returns and as a RB. If the hole isnt there at least he tries to plow thru a crack.......where Dookie used to stop and go lateral.
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:16 PM   #12
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Exactly!!

But at least the fans invovled in the current love fest can always blame the O line or Arians for getting stuffed. Personally......I like to blame Carey Davis
i myself prefer to blame the line. when defenders are in the backfield .5 seconds after the ball hits the qb's hands.....its the line.
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I like Russell as a short-yardage guy . . . Moore is more of an elusive dual-threat guy, and Willie really needs to get to the second level to maximize his speed. I think the more different playmakers we can bring in, the better.
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:03 PM   #14
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I just don't care for the speed back very much, I'ld rather have a guy that can ware down the "d." Willie has done some great things, but the only way he is effictive is if the "o" line is doing great. He can't use poewr to burst threw small holes.
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:22 PM   #15
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i myself prefer to blame the line. when defenders are in the backfield .5 seconds after the ball hits the qb's hands.....its the line.
If the defenses only rush 4 or 5....ABSOLUTELY!! If they blitz more, the QB has to recognize and accept responsibility.

When you cant convert running the ball because the FB is stuffed in the hole.....Its the FB.
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I wouldn't mind seeing what he can do returning punts as well. Santonio is terrible at it. He just dances around and doesnt find room to run, while Russell will run everyone over.
yeah i second that. when santonionionioniooo is back to catch the ball i feel it is normal for him to bobble/drop it, and when he does catch it i am excited haha
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If the defenses only rush 4 or 5....ABSOLUTELY!! If they blitz more, the QB has to recognize and accept responsibility.

When you cant convert running the ball because the FB is stuffed in the hole.....Its the FB.
When the fullback is stuffed because two lineman were able to get to him, it is the O line.
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I'm guessing that this topic was a bit too cheerful for some of the grumpier/argumentative memebers, all that they want to read is DOOM AND GLOOM!
A positive post about Russell and some people want to put a NEGATIVE twist on it.
Move on with your miserable selves.

Russell, use him up, he's the best short yardage back on the Steelers roster. Put a real FB in front of him and he's that much better. If he does happen to get stuffed once or twice, then so be it, you'll have that in the NFL, I'll still support him.

As long as Arians keeps a FB in front of him, and the play isn't DESIGNED to stretch the damn run to the sideline where WR's are expected to maintain run blocks for 8-10 seconds, then I DON'T SEE Russell getting stuffed very often.

But of course, that's just my POSITIVE opinion on the subject.
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When the fullback is stuffed because two lineman were able to get to him, it is the O line.
FIRE the offensive linemen! Fire them all!

The offensive linemen are what they are, AVERAGE, you best get used to them because 80% of them will be back next season. An offensive coordinator with, I don't know, lets say moderate intelligence, would design plays and gameplans that account for the weaknesses of his personnel.

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i myself prefer to blame the line. when defenders are in the backfield .5 seconds after the ball hits the qb's hands.....its the line.
Personally, I blame Bush.
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