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Old 08-19-2009, 06:35 AM   #1
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Notebook: Steelers need to go on offensive
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By Mike Bires
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Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:15 AM EDT

Wanting to keep up with the Steelers’ defense, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says it’s time for the offense to elevate its game.

For the past two years, the Steelers led the NFL in total defense. Last year, they led the league in nine statistical categories, including fewest points allowed.

Roethlisberger and wide receiver Santonio Holmes may have been the heroes for leading the comeback in Super Bowl XLIII but Roethlisberger wasn’t satisfied with how the offense fared during the regular season.

The Steelers ranked 23rd in rushing, 17th in passing and 20th in scoring.

“We need to improve as a total offense,” Roethlisberger said. “We need to set our goals higher and be better because we can’t just rely on our defense to win every game for us.”

MOORE IMPROVING

Running back Mewelde Moore, who hasn’t practiced since pulling a hamstring Aug. 4, worked out on a limited basis Tuesday afternoon.

For the first part of practice, he was in shoulder pads and helmet. But for team drills in the second half of practice, he ran on his own.

“Mewelde Moore is marching his way back,” Tomlin said. “He was able to participate in individual drills, and we’re just going to keep him moving forward. We like where he is.”

Moore, however, said he will not play in Saturday’s preseason game when the Steelers play the Redskins in Landover, Md.

In other injury news, DE Nick Eason left practice with a calf strain. TE Sean McHugh didn’t practice due to swelling in his knee.

PRACTICE ON RUG

For the first time since camp started, the Steelers had an afternoon practice on an artificial surface.

Before Tuesday, all afternoon workouts had been held on the three grass fields at St. Vincent College.

On occasion, the artificial turf field is used for morning practices.

“We got a little rain between sessions today,” Tomlin said. “While it wasn’t bad, we want to be able to use the (grass) the rest of the week. When we put the big men on the grass, they chew it up and then it would not be able to be used here the next few days. We just bit the bullet and worked on this field, which is an awesome field.”
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Roethlisberger and wide receiver Santonio Holmes may have been the heroes for leading the comeback in Super Bowl XLIII but Roethlisberger wasn’t satisfied with how the offense fared during the regular season.

The Steelers ranked 23rd in rushing, 17th in passing and 20th in scoring.

“We need to improve as a total offense,” Roethlisberger said. “We need to set our goals higher and be better because we can’t just rely on our defense to win every game for us.”.”
Are you allowed to post this stuff on this board, we won the super bowl...

were fine...... come on holmes and ben, im putting you on ignore...
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Are you allowed to post this stuff on this board, we won the super bowl...

were fine...... come on holmes and ben, im putting you on ignore...
cmooon bud... we cant be ignorant here. since ben came in the league he knows exactly what he is doing in regards to the team. And if he feels a concern for the offense to improve it is for a reason.

he does have a point, yes we did win the super bowl and yes the defense bailed us out of soo many situations last year... but that wont work forever! once in a while the offense must win a game for the team.

if u want the team to remain the same in regards to offensive performance, thats fine, but just imagine if the defense was ranked number one again... and the offense was in the top five!... ( who could stop us now!!!!! )

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cmooon bud... we cant be ignorant here. since ben came in the league he knows exactly what he is doing in regards to the team. And if he feels a concern for the offense to improve it is for a reason.

he does have a point, yes we did win the super bowl and yes the defense bailed us out of soo many situations last year... but that wont work forever! once in a while the offense must win a game for the team.

if u want the team to remain the same in regards to offensive performance, thats fine, but just imagine if the defense was ranked number one again... and the offense was in the top five!... ( who could stop us now!!!!! )

my comment was total sarcasm dude, when i say were #23 on this board and we ride the defense.. everyone is on my A$$.. they say im a arians basher...

but when ben and holmes say it, now i feel like i have some local support...
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my comment was total sarcasm dude, when i say were #23 on this board and we ride the defense.. everyone is on my A$$.. they say im a arians basher...

but when ben and holmes say it, now i feel like i have some local support...
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aaa i gotchaa.... im all on the defensive right now because theres actually quite a few ppl that really DO think defense will always take care of us and that the offense need not lift a finger to survive.

glad ur not one of those ppl
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aaa i gotchaa.... im all on the defensive right now because theres actually quite a few ppl that really DO think defense will always take care of us and that the offense need not lift a finger to survive.

glad ur not one of those ppl
cheers bud
no problem.. we need a sarcasm icon.
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my comment was total sarcasm dude, when i say were #23 on this board and we ride the defense.. everyone is on my A$$.. they say im a arians basher....
Gee, wonder why?

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if you do it BA's way. then arians should trade/cut the people that dont fit into his great #23 offensive warship. then find people that will work in his scheme.
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before you folks keep blaming mendy, parker and moore, blame arians....

his play calling is not good.
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Dont forget we still need to trade Arians for Grimm, then they can have the whole package....

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why dont you tell me what is so great about arians. what great plays he calls, what strategies he has that lead the league in offense.. other than he won the SB.. we know that.

ben and the boys win the games and the SB...

maybe you could enlighten the arians bashers and make us change our minds about BC with the great knowledge of yours and of his Offensive Mastery.

im sure you wont.
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Dixon in and Arians out we could do it... :-)
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More Arians pop warner play calling..... its got to change, hopefully arians is coming to camp in mental shape this year, like the players have to come to camp in physical shape. Maybe arians was in an off season OC camp.. to build play calling techiniques..
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this one usually works pretty good
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Gee, wonder why?
good one....
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Are you allowed to post this stuff on this board, we won the super bowl...

were fine...... come on holmes and ben, im putting you on ignore...
Hey man, I trust the front office more than you.

Parker isn't one-dimensional, even Bettis couldn't run behind this line.

Don't bash the O-Line -- they were good enough to win the Super Bowl, weren't they?

Starks isn't overpaid; OBVIOUSLY the coaches see something we don't.

Obviously we're fine at such-and-such position; if the front office saw a problem, they would've done something.

I'm SO glad none of you are running this football team.
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