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Old 12-20-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default The good news , and the bad news...

The good news is that Ben threw for 503 yards. The bad news is that Ben had to throw for 503 yards to win.

IMHO, the Steelers win Super bowls by OWNING the line of scrimmage, and the clock. They score touchdowns, after eating several minutes off the clock. Then, they make the opponent go three-and-out, and eat up several more minutes on the way to at least three, and hopefully seven more points.

I'm VERY happy that the Steelers won today, and Ben's 503 yards were certainly impressive, but would much rather see a game where Ben only got 200 yards, and the Steelers OWNED the line and the clock.

503 yards passing may be "exciting," but I would much rather be bored by the Steelers winning with a whole lot fewer yards, by controlling 80 percent of the game clock and pounding their opponents into submission on offense and defense.

Am I wrong about this?
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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The good news is that Ben threw for 503 yards. The bad news is that Ben had to throw for 503 yards to win.

IMHO, the Steelers win Super bowls by OWNING the line of scrimmage, and the clock. They score touchdowns, after eating several minutes off the clock. Then, they make the opponent go three-and-out, and eat up several more minutes on the way to at least three, and hopefully seven more points.

I'm VERY happy that the Steelers won today, and Ben's 503 yards were certainly impressive, but would much rather see a game where Ben only got 200 yards, and the Steelers OWNED the line and the clock.

503 yards passing may be "exciting," but I would much rather be bored by the Steelers winning with a whole lot fewer yards, by controlling 80 percent of the game clock and pounding their opponents into submission on offense and defense.

Am I wrong about this?

Well man, right now, I'll take a win any way we can get 'em.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.

What is true is that Ben saved this god-awful defense, but what is even more true is that I will SAVOR this victory. This is why I watch this damned game!
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:15 PM   #4
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Well man, right now, I'll take a win any way we can get 'em.
agreed, but a lot of that nonsense could have been avoided with a more balanced attack that chews clock time. Love the win, and I hate to throw a but in here, but... eh nevermind, goes without saying I think most of us noticed the particularly big but on that one near the end...

Go Steelers, thanks for the win and the show of heart!
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:18 PM   #5
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The good news is that Ben threw for 503 yards. The bad news is that Ben had to throw for 503 yards to win.

IMHO, the Steelers win Super bowls by OWNING the line of scrimmage, and the clock. They score touchdowns, after eating several minutes off the clock. Then, they make the opponent go three-and-out, and eat up several more minutes on the way to at least three, and hopefully seven more points.

I'm VERY happy that the Steelers won today, and Ben's 503 yards were certainly impressive, but would much rather see a game where Ben only got 200 yards, and the Steelers OWNED the line and the clock.

503 yards passing may be "exciting," but I would much rather be bored by the Steelers winning with a whole lot fewer yards, by controlling 80 percent of the game clock and pounding their opponents into submission on offense and defense.

Am I wrong about this?
In today's NFL, yes. This ain't the 70's anymore....hell, it ain't the 90's!

Unfortunately, the Steelers would need to completely retool the line, find a Hall of Fame worthy, battering ram of a running back and rewind the clock on NFL defenses.

The Steelers have adapted with the times, and won a Super Bowl through the air. As do other teams these days.

Nuff said...these aren't your daddy's Steelers. So, some of Steeler Nation will have to get over it.
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The good news is that Ben threw for 503 yards. The bad news is that Ben had to throw for 503 yards to win.

IMHO, the Steelers win Super bowls by OWNING the line of scrimmage, and the clock. They score touchdowns, after eating several minutes off the clock. Then, they make the opponent go three-and-out, and eat up several more minutes on the way to at least three, and hopefully seven more points.

I'm VERY happy that the Steelers won today, and Ben's 503 yards were certainly impressive, but would much rather see a game where Ben only got 200 yards, and the Steelers OWNED the line and the clock.

503 yards passing may be "exciting," but I would much rather be bored by the Steelers winning with a whole lot fewer yards, by controlling 80 percent of the game clock and pounding their opponents into submission on offense and defense.

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You are completely correct!

I salute your sagacity.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:31 PM   #7
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I'd rather see them win running the ball but I'll take todays win.
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I'll take the W and be happy.
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Problem is, they're not built to do what you want them to on offense. Mendy has been a nice fit this year and I agree running a little more would help. But this is not a grind it out and hold them on D team anymore. I really don't care how it's done, just win.
Would like to see our D have a little more fire. This secondary is making our whole D look soft.
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The good news is that Ben threw for 503 yards. The bad news is that Ben had to throw for 503 yards to win.

IMHO, the Steelers win Super bowls by OWNING the line of scrimmage, and the clock. They score touchdowns, after eating several minutes off the clock. Then, they make the opponent go three-and-out, and eat up several more minutes on the way to at least three, and hopefully seven more points.

I'm VERY happy that the Steelers won today, and Ben's 503 yards were certainly impressive, but would much rather see a game where Ben only got 200 yards, and the Steelers OWNED the line and the clock.

503 yards passing may be "exciting," but I would much rather be bored by the Steelers winning with a whole lot fewer yards, by controlling 80 percent of the game clock and pounding their opponents into submission on offense and defense.

Am I wrong about this?
Yes you are.

Go back and look at SB records. Running teams over the last 15 years simply do not win SB's. There has been 1 that has won.

SO why go back to a style of ball that is basically 1-14 in the SB???
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