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Old 01-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Last Sunday I was watching a lot of NFL shows afterwards, listening to what commentators thought etc. One of the things I heard a lot was "the Steeers like to run the ball". When the Mendenhall injury came out there were a few commentators saying "Pittsburgh relies on that running game" or "they like to run". Now I'm watching NFL network and Elvis Dumerville, LB for the Broncos, just said the "Steelers like pounding the rock, they love to run." Seriously, do people think the Steelers like to run the ball? We don't run in the first place so how do they know we "like" to. I don't understand, maybe I'm missing something, but this hasn't been a run oriented offense in YEARS.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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Last Sunday I was watching a lot of NFL shows afterwards, listening to what commentators thought etc. One of the things I heard a lot was "the Steeers like to run the ball". When the Mendenhall injury came out there were a few commentators saying "Pittsburgh relies on that running game" or "they like to run". Now I'm watching NFL network and Elvis Dumerville, LB for the Broncos, just said the "Steelers like pounding the rock, they love to run." Seriously, do people think the Steelers like to run the ball? We don't run in the first place so how do they know we "like" to. I don't understand, maybe I'm missing something, but this hasn't been a run oriented offense in YEARS.
IDK what people are seeing when they say that we like to run the ball, that's obviously not the case. I guess people outside still see us as the ground and pound of years ago for some reason.
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Maybe. I've noticed when we play the pats they always focus on taking away our run and making us shoot it out with Brady, maybe that has something to do with it. If commentators think that it's one thing, but when players on other teams think that then you must assume they don't game prep for us much.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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It takes a long time for reality to set into people's brains. That, and there's the old adage about telling people what they want to hear, and them loving you for it. Commentators are not immune to that. These aren't super-geniuses we're talking about, anyway. They stopped paying attention pretty much the day they stopped playing.
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Commentators are unreliable, remember? We're old and slow. 12-4 record is good for a "old and slow" team considering the "young and talent stuffed" Jets failed to even make the playoffs!
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I often feel that way about commentators too, but even Elvis Dumerville, a LB for a team we are about to play said it.
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Hell let them think that, Indy thought that in 2005 and you see what happened there.
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I often feel that way about commentators too, but even Elvis Dumerville, a LB for a team we are about to play said it.
He's filling air time, that's all I can think. We were 19th in the league in rushing attempts. This is a league that is already as a whole rushing less and less, and we were 19th.

Even Belichick - Bruce Arians' idol - rushed the ball more often. Certainly the Ravens, who won the division, ran a hell of a lot more often (and still not as often as they should have.) Hopefully someone is taking notice, and will be mentioning some of these details to Tomlin when it comes time to review his staff.
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It almost feels like we run it just as much as Dumervil lines up at LB.
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you cant spell dumerville w/o D-U-M.
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