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Old 12-20-2011, 12:09 AM   #21
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How could we not get pressure on the most sacked QB in the league
I was thinking the same thing...whats that say about the D then?
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:34 AM   #22
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Those early picks hurt us big time. both of those would have been early points for us and they ended up with FG's on both. Our D played OK, but couldn't get off the field on 3rd down. This allowed the 49ers to flip the field position. Ben wasn't sharp enough with the injury to take us the entire length tonight.

Bad clock management at halftime. A lot of little things that we didn't get points and gave them some.

No pressure, too big of cushions on 3rd and long.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:54 AM   #23
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Having an offense that is constantly stalling did nothing to help the D, they hung tough for a while, the offense still needs to do their part. All I'm saying is winning out won't improve our playoff seeding, but I still like our chances if making a run if we can get healthy, mostly ben's ankle
I agree with everything stated here, but i'm not sold on sitting the starters. I don't know why, i'm just not their yet.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:57 AM   #24
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We are already in the playoffs, we can't win at home with all these injuries. Get the team healthy and try a run on the road, thats our best bet.

Baltimore won't lose another game this regular season, this was our chance to do it and we didn't get it done.
why do people have so much faith in baltimore? if we throw in the towel now, they will gain confidence. if we continue to fight, they will choke like they always do.

thats what they do and who they are.

even with batch, im pretty sure we will win the remaining 2 and baltimore and texans lose another.

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Old 12-20-2011, 01:05 AM   #25
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There's only 53 players and half of them are defensive players. This isn't like college where you have 90 man rosters where you can play the 2nd team. If guys are healthy they are going to play..
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:32 PM   #26
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why do people have so much faith in baltimore? if we throw in the towel now, they will gain confidence. if we continue to fight, they will choke like they always do.

thats what they do and who they are.

even with batch, im pretty sure we will win the remaining 2 and baltimore and texans lose another.

well they certanly aren't going to lose to the browns at home. of course 'that's why they play the game', but that would be like a 1 in 20 scenario, very unlikely.

Of course, they might lose to the bengals who would be fighting for playoff life in the final game of the season at home. However, we're playing the rams at home next. If we can't win that one even with batch sitting, then it just isn't our year. We should be able to beat St. Louis with the practice squad. Ben's health is the #1 issue and we will need him healthy to have a shot. If he's just as hobbled as he was yesterday walking into the playoffs, we have no shot at a championship, whether we have homefield or not.
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I was thinking the same thing...whats that say about the D then?
That Woodley wasn't 100 percent and the pass rush revolves around James Harrison.

Oh and the awesome Jason Worilds wasn't so awesome.
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james harrison is the best 3-4 OLB in the league. you can't fully replace someone like that
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I don't see one and done unless our first game is Baltimore or NE, those are the only teams I'm worried about
The Steelers have proven time and time again that they can beat any team and lose to any team. The game in Cleveland won't be a cakewalk.
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This team historically has played its best with its backs against the wall! Being a Steeler fan I would think you are used to this! I would def sit Ben and anyone with an injury! Go in as a wildcard at full strength!
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