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Old 01-08-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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I feel Sproles will not have a big game running whatsoever against the #1 defense, and he won't have a mad good return game with our improved special teams, and i feel the more rugged playing surface will slow him down.

Sproles will be a huge threat on the screen plays because once he is in the open field and gets speed this kid can make one quick move and he is gone.
Do you think the Steelers will put a Linebacker spy on him or play any sort of D to make sure this doesn't happen?
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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Timmons is definetly our best pursuit backer (in my opinion) ,altough he sometimes over runs the ball carrier at the point of impact. Defense just has to remain disciplined and be aware of the cutback. I think they will be fine. I could see Sproules having some success on draws and delays. lebeau has been amazing with his game planning this year it will be interesting to see what he has planned.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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man our screen game needs to come alive

anyone remember the screen play we did early on in the Bears game of 05??

We've fallen so far since then in that department
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Do you think the Steelers will put a Linebacker spy on him or play any sort of D to make sure this doesn't happen?

Tony Hipchest assured us that the Steelers will be "aware" of Sproles, but won't focus on him. So, no spy.
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I think the only time he may get yards on a screen is if they can hit one while troy is blitzing. Other than that I think Troy drops him where he catches the ball.

I think Polamalu will be on Gates when he's not blitzing...
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I hope our deffense is ready for this because I have a feeling we are going to see alot of screens but I have faith in LeBeau and he will have our deffense ready for this.
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I don't think we will see that many screens because they will need Sproles to help out in protection... otherwise Rivers will be on his back most of the day. If he does come out of the backfield then Timmons should be the spy watching for him... Polmalu will be the Gates neutralizer.
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man our screen game needs to come alive

anyone remember the screen play we did early on in the Bears game of 05??

We've fallen so far since then in that department
I remember it fondly along with the screen type play we ran to Paker versus the Bengals in the playoffs where Wille waltzed into the endzone un touched to get us back in the game.

Do they just not practise the screens ? You figure during the whole year you be able to run a few sucsessful .....but a big friggin zero for us.... and its sucha good way to beat a blitz....
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Do they just not practise the screens ? You figure during the whole year you be able to run a few sucsessful .....but a big friggin zero for us.... and its sucha good way to beat a blitz....
I honestly dont think they do practice many screen passes. The attempts that I see the Steelers make at them seem to be more middle screens that laterally. I honestly dont think they were a big part of BA's offense in Cleveland 6-7 years ago and still dont fit the offense.`

Chargers are good at executing screen passes from what I have seen. Recognition, team speed and 11 guys to the football is always the answer to screen passes.
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man our screen game needs to come alive

anyone remember the screen play we did early on in the Bears game of 05??

We've fallen so far since then in that department
I thought this thread was going to be about the Steelers inability to run a good screen. I haven't seen a decent one all season. Most of the time Ben can't even complete the pass. I guess it's not a high priority with Arians. I'd love to see them get that back in their repitoire.
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