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Old 01-11-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Amazing what a good O-Line produces.

FWP rushing for 140 yds 2 TD - People thought he was done...

Ben goes 17-26 for 180 yds 1 Td no turnovers - People thought he sucked

Arians playcalling, not running the ball enough to pass happy. Parker rushes 26 times, Ben throws 26 times, perfect balance, Offense busts out 35 points. - Oh wait, Arians sucks
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Amazing what a good O-Line produces.

That is what we were saying dude...RUN THE BALL and the offense will improve.

and funny how a good running game improve the O....


if we can run against the ravens we will be ok
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: Amazing what a good O-Line produces.

So now the O-line is suddenly good?????

I thought it was the worst Steelers in history? Everybody climb on the bandwagon for another week, then get ready to throw them under the bus again.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:30 PM   #4
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Default Re: Amazing what a good O-Line produces.

I actually loved the blitz scheme the Chargers ran. The Steelers OLine played healthy and together. They really stepped up. Ben had all day. Not only that but Fast Willy's best friends are the hogs in front of him and they didn't let him down.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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Default Re: Amazing what a good O-Line produces.

Its funny how a healthy Willie Parker improves the running game. Anybody with half a brain could tell all season for the most part that Fast Willie wasn't 100 percent. This was the best I have seen Parker run since 2006. He was very good last year but today he looked like the back that had a great year in 2006.

As for the offensive line. They played really well today and I think them getting sync as a unit is a big reason for the improvement. Really the Steelers have four new starters among the OL from last year after Simmons went down earlier in the year. Max Starks filled in for a couple games last year at LT. But Marvel Smith was the starter this year at LT and Starks had to replace him once again after Smith went down with injury.

When you have that many new starters along the offensive line its going to take time for the unit to come together as one. The only thing that drives me nuts about the OL is the stupid false start penalties at home.
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That is what we were saying dude...RUN THE BALL and the offense will improve.

and funny how a good running game improve the O....


if we can run against the ravens we will be ok
Nope.

You are wrong, because we have been balanced ALL YEAR.

We have passed the ball 52 percent of the time and ran the ball 48 percent of the time. That is balance. Especially when you remember that we have had to come from behind to win games.

So why did the offense look so much better today?

2 reasons. Willie Parker and Ben Roethlisberger. The way they played, they put the defense on their heels. They also came out running the I formation and smacked the D in the mouth. Then, they went wide off that.

So no, it wasn't the fact that they started running. It was the fact that the RB and QB are finally healthy, at the same time. And the Line decided to show up and play.
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So now the O-line is suddenly good?????

I thought it was the worst Steelers in history? Everybody climb on the bandwagon for another week, then get ready to throw them under the bus again.
It only took them 18 games.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:51 PM   #8
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this one game does not mean the O-line is good. the O-line is clearly in need of upgrades. yes, they played very well today, but what about the next game and the next game and so on..? you need positive consistency in an O-line.

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then using that logic you must feel that if parker sucks next week he is done. right?

when the O-line opens big holes then most any RB in the NFL will get yards. i am a strong believer in the O-line being what makes the running game work, not the RB. unless the RB is barry sanders

don't get me wrong, parker played very well today. some of those runs were due to his speed, but the majority were the result of the O-line.
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Good protection, and a developed run game with 0 turnovers will always equal a win!
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Nope.

You are wrong, because we have been balanced ALL YEAR.

We have passed the ball 52 percent of the time and ran the ball 48 percent of the time. That is balance. Especially when you remember that we have had to come from behind to win games.

So why did the offense look so much better today?

2 reasons. Willie Parker and Ben Roethlisberger. The way they played, they put the defense on their heels. They also came out running the I formation and smacked the D in the mouth. Then, they went wide off that.

So no, it wasn't the fact that they started running. It was the fact that the RB and QB are finally healthy, at the same time. And the Line decided to show up and play.
Sorry to disagree Preacher, but the Offense actually came out and ran the football from a single back formation for most of the first half. They only sprinkled in a few I-formation sets.

They also had 27 pass attempts and 42 Rushing attempts. Not exactly 48:52% ratio. I think we all saw the game similarly and the Steelers came out and ran the football to get themselves in manageable 3rd down situations. Ben did nothing extraordinary, but he played smart and managed the football. He played a textbook game of what he needs to do to win.

the O line opened the holes and Arians-Zeirline have to get credit for exploiting the "bubble " in the Chargers 3-4 defense. Good game, but physical running game setup the pass and controlled the clock.
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