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Old 01-04-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Steelers wont be smashmouth on offense anymore.

At RB there are 4 average backs. Parker, Moore, Mendenhall, and Russel. They are not the big back that can run up the middle and run guys over. The Steelers I believe are now more finesse. Finesse does not neccessairly mean that the Steelers will be a worse team, because finesse teams are successful in this league, look at the Colts, Patriots.

So I think that this Steelers team will not be able to grind out the football like in years past. Im thinking with Ben, and these small backs, it will be more of a pass first team.

I know you guys hate that the steelers pass the ball much more, but we should accept what Arians wants to do, theres a reason why he is the OC and we are just fans. Though his playcalling is a bit...odd.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers wont be smashmouth on offense anymore.

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Lol look how brainwashed people get after one year of sub-par offense.
its not the first time the Steelers were a pass first team, Maddox attempted 500 passes back in '03.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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I know you guys hate that the steelers pass the ball much more, but we should accept what Arians wants to do, theres a reason why he is the OC and we are just fans.
No we don't. Not when it doesn't work and the entire league knows it. It's awful. Yea...yea. We're 12-4 but it's not because we have a fearsome offense. Are you all that happy with "just enough to get by".? Because one day, real soon, that may not be enough. I hate when Ben has to pull a win straight out of ass. We can be better than that.

It would be easier to be all rah rah about the offense at 12-4 if the entire football world wasn't constantly commenting about how weak it is. Doesn't that give you a clue? It is our Achilles heel.

And from comments made by the players, they aren't happy with it, either.
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I honestly believe if we had, say, the 15th best offense in the league, we'd be more like 14-2.
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Default Re: Steelers wont be smashmouth on offense anymore.

how do u know that mendenhall won't be a bruiser back.. it's not like we got to see a lot of him this yr
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how do u know that mendenhall won't be a bruiser back.. it's not like we got to see a lot of him this yr
any word on how mendenhall is recovering?
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Arians and the Oline is what keeps this team from being a Super Bowl Team. Look at how the Ravens are running out the clock on the Fins. Wish the Steelers could do that.
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Default Re: Steelers wont be smashmouth on offense anymore.

A RB doesnt have to be 250lbs to have a power running game. He just needs to run strong. Some committment to the running game and a decent lead blocker will help.

Anybody notice that the Colts had a 3rd and 2 in their final drive, went empty backfield and Manning got sacked on the 5 yard line?? Look familiar?? That is what not having a strong running game can do in the playoffs!!
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:56 PM   #9
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Whats THAT supposed to mean?
i think he was asking, how is Mendenhall recovering!? kind of obvious! haha!

in my eyes, the Steelers need to revaluate a bit of their running game. Willie Parker didn't catch the Browns on fire...but he was hot. what were they doing right? was it a decent blocking game? was it a good formation? was Willie that much more healthier!? -- Willie isn't a smashmouth player. he's fast and finesse and he's quick. since he's been injured he's been a bit down and out. we ALL know that. so, why not take the same formula we used on the Clevelanatti Browngels and bust it out on the "Whale's Vagina" Chargers! i'm sure it'll work...probably even better than it did against the Browns.
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That is why we have Sweeeeeeeed!
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