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Old 02-07-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Just for thoughts sakes.
Lets say Aaron Smith doesn't get injured this year and plays right up through last night.
Same with Starks, Colon, and Pouncey.

Do you see any different outcome?
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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They couldn't have prevented the 2nd pick and the fumble so no.

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Lets say Aaron Smith doesn't get injured this year and plays right up through last night.
Same with Starks, Colon, and Pouncey.

Do you see any different outcome?
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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Seriously?

Whatoutcome do you expect?

Legusky played great. Pouncey is the center

HOOd is your new DE, cause smith is not coming back in his spot.

We made it to the superbowl, those 3 players not playing didn't cause us to lose.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
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Just for thoughts sakes.
Lets say Aaron Smith doesn't get injured this year and plays right up through last night.
Same with Starks, Colon, and Pouncey.

Do you see any different outcome?
Not really.

Because the problems we've had on defense don't involve the line as much as the secondary -- specifically the corners.

What we need to complete this defense are a pair of shut-down corners. Troy and RC can only do so much and the D-line can only do so much and once the ball is in the air we need a pair of corners who we KNOW can make a play and get us off the field on 3rd downs without having to depend on help from the safeties.

Far too many times this year --- even with the banged up D-line we had --- we've seen 3rd and 15, 3rd and 18 situations that were created by our D-line turn into first downs because somebody "back there" wasn't getting it done.

THAT more than anything else has to be addressed.
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Old 02-07-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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Seriously?

Whatoutcome do you expect?

Legusky played great. Pouncey is the center

HOOd is your new DE, cause smith is not coming back in his spot.

We made it to the superbowl, those 3 players not playing didn't cause us to lose.
chill out, dude....it was purely a "hypothetical", not an absolute.
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Can any of these guys play DB?
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I believe that if the O-line had been healthy all year long, our offense would have had a chance to develop and improve, making them more dangerous as a team. I'm not sure they got a chance to do that this year.

As far as outcome in the SB, who knows, it's something to think about for next season I guess
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Just for thoughts sakes.
Lets say Aaron Smith doesn't get injured this year and plays right up through last night.
Same with Starks, Colon, and Pouncey.

Do you see any different outcome?
Only if they were able to lose a lot of weight and play defensive back

(Did not see casteeler already made the same observation)
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despite the injuries to the OL, the fact remains that midway through the 3rd quarter, we were RUNNING THE BALL AT-WILL against Green Bay, with Mendenhall repeatedly getting chunks of ground off the Right Guard / Right Tackle:
the Pack had shown no ability to stuff our running game

go-back and look at the 3rd QTR ~ leading 21-10, GB receives the kick-off, we hold them & force a punt, (as I recall) aided by a bogus face-mask penalty ~ 6 or 8 running plays later, we are in the endzone, and only trail 21-17, demoralizing GB's defense

(somebody with a game-log or record of plays can verify or question my memory)


after the KO & another forced punt, we RUN the ball on consecutive plays to mid-field, then we try a long pass down the Left sideline (to Wallace?) that harmlessly floats into the endzone, then we throw another pass (to Ward?), good for another 1st down (at the GB 29?):
we try a 3rd consecutive pass that falls incomplete, then I believe we are sacked for short losses on consecutive plays, setting-up 4th & 15-ish from our-own 35, where we attempt & miss a 52 yd FG

regardless of the missed FG, we lost momentum at that time when we abandoned the running-game, which was not-only moving the chains and bringing us back into contention, but was raising doubt in the Packer's defense about stopping us, and chewing valuable time of the clock, keeping Rodgers & Co wearing caps & wind-breakers

I think we took OURSELVES out of the game in that sequence of events
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Just for thoughts sakes.
Lets say Aaron Smith doesn't get injured this year and plays right up through last night.
Same with Starks, Colon, and Pouncey.

Do you see any different outcome?
Oh no another " The Great Aaron Smith" post.....We were better without him!
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