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Old 08-16-2009, 12:47 PM   #11
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Default Re: Should we be concerned about the running game?

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wow....some people just cant be pleased

the running game will be fine
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:58 PM   #12
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Default Re: Should we be concerned about the running game?

I'm not worried just yet. I think the coaches know the running game needed a facelift this year, and will take care of it (hopefully with a competent FB).

My only concern about the running game really is Parker. I love him, but I'm concerned about injuries. We'll see though.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:11 PM   #13
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Of course im worried. Why not worry ? If you cant run it effectively you become one dimensional. And this allows the defense to pin their ears back and come at Ben. How much longer do you think he can endure a season of 40+ sacks before he breaks down physically ? How many more concussions will he last ?

Yeah........damn straight we should worry.
worry... #23 offense.... ben on his back... defenses are always bull rushing our OL


Problem 50% play calling
30% OL
20% RB

We had Moore all year and used him mostly when parker was hurt., when parker was playing moore was watching, and he has way too many tools to be sitting on the sidelines. especially to counter the bull rushes with quick screens over the middle or off to the side or of the blitzer. moore can catch...
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:19 PM   #14
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worry... #23 offense.... ben on his back... defenses are always bull rushing our OL


Problem 50% play calling
30% OL
20% RB

We had Moore all year and used him mostly when parker was hurt., when parker was playing moore was watching, and he has way too many tools to be sitting on the sidelines. especially to counter the bull rushes with quick screens over the middle or off to the side or of the blitzer. moore can catch...
Say what you want about the play calling. The meat and potatoes of this problem is the OL. Id give it a nice 60% of the problem. If not 80! Im not gonna harp on the play calling when the OL isn't exactly the most talented cast Ive ever seen. So your kind of limited as to what you can do when they can't do anything themselves.

Your definitely not gonna run worth a damn. So you're relying mostly on Ben's ability to scramble and the wideouts to improvise and get open ASAP. Now theres some issues with the playcalling and RB's. But overall the lack of a sound OL seems to be the biggest reason for our offensive woes...
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:36 PM   #15
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Concerned based on 1 preseason game? no.

Concerned based on last year? yes.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:54 PM   #16
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Nope - not concerned as long as Parker and Mendy can stay healthy for the entire season and the OL gets it together and can open some holes.
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Concerned based on 1 preseason game? no.

Concerned based on last year? yes.
Last Year... for sure.

i just dont see the majority of our play calling keeping the defenses honest...
im sure we have the plays... you see them once here and there during some games.....

look at the first preseason game... the cards seen Madison missing coverage like everywhere. so they passed to his side on burned him like 7 times in a row.

in a game when we find weakness. we never exploit it over and over until they stop us..

if the d rushes and blitzes us like crazy, we dont counter it fast enough in my opinion....

thats just what i see.. so if the opposing defense is hardly back on their heels waiting for one second, then our OL will never have a chance to look real good.

they just blast right at us. in the preseason game i seen woodley, harrison and timmons over rush a couple plays.. what was the play? a Draw play... thats vanilla. we dont even try those to slow the defense up or make them think twice...
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i have been worried about the steelers' sorry rushing attack for years. if pre-season is any indication then expect 2 to 5 defenders in the backfield immediately after the snap. memories of the last few seasons.
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:24 PM   #19
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Problem 50% play calling
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I dont think there's EVER been a team in the NFL in which half the problem with the rungame was the playcalling. Lol, take any one-dimensional running team for example. The opposing defense knows what they're going to do, and yet, many times they cant stop that run game. Play calling is the least of any offensive problem
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I'm downright scared. I don't want to see Ben getting hammered again this year.
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