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Old 09-08-2014, 03:52 AM   #1
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Exclamation The key to winning is to keep the ball out of Roethlisberger's hands

Just kidding.

In the first half, the Steelers ran 23 pass plays (59%) and 16 run plays (41%), and scored 27 points. In the second half, the Steelers ran 12 pass plays (50%) and 12 run plays (50%), and scored three points. Omitting the game-winning drive, the Steelers ran eight pass plays (40%) and 12 run plays (60%) in the second half, and scored zero points.

In other words, the Steelers took the ball out of Roethlisberger's hands in the second half and suddenly stopped scoring points. Gee, what a coincidence. (NOT!)
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: The key to winning is to keep the ball out of Roethlisberger's hands

I hope Haley and Tomlin realize that it's Ben who opens up the running game. It's not like he's unwilling to give the ball to the running backs. Bell is great because he can run AND catch. There's no reason not to trust Ben at this stage of his career.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:20 AM   #3
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Obviously with 24 pt lead u could tell that the offense was trying to wind clock down where it obviously failed. Had they kept up the pace I reckon a 40 or 50 scoreline was in store...
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:30 AM   #4
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I think its more a play calling thing than a keeping the ball in Ben's hand. We went vanilla in the second half and almost paid for it.
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Obviously with 24 pt lead u could tell that the offense was trying to wind clock down where it obviously failed. Had they kept up the pace I reckon a 40 or 50 scoreline was in store...
Don't get me wrong I was aggravated as heck with the defense in the second half but the offense play calling and execution upset me more. Should've put up more points. Awful 2nd half.
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I think its more a play calling thing than a keeping the ball in Ben's hand. We went vanilla in the second half and almost paid for it.
And I hope they never go vanilla again. Straight Bullshit.
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Don't get me wrong I was aggravated as heck with the defense in the second half but the offense play calling and execution upset me more. Should've put up more points. Awful 2nd half.
I totally agree the play calling takes responsibility for that awful spell... we have some dynamic veterans and obviously explosive rookies , so when I see them running around like headless chooks esp against an average Offense like the Browns then it makes the blood boil.
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All the offense had to do was score 10 points in the 2nd half and this game would've been iced. There's no way the Browns could overcome 37 points. The defense is a work in progress.... but the O is gonna have to generate 30+ points a game for the Steelers to consistently win until the defense improves.
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I think its more a play calling thing than a keeping the ball in Ben's hand. We went vanilla in the second half and almost paid for it.
the delayed handoff on third and one was my biggest gripe. Way to conservative in the early 4th. Dropped pass on 3rd down was obvious not Haleys fault.
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Just kidding.

In the first half, the Steelers ran 23 pass plays (59%) and 16 run plays (41%), and scored 27 points. In the second half, the Steelers ran 12 pass plays (50%) and 12 run plays (50%), and scored three points. Omitting the game-winning drive, the Steelers ran eight pass plays (40%) and 12 run plays (60%) in the second half, and scored zero points.

In other words, the Steelers took the ball out of Roethlisberger's hands in the second half and suddenly stopped scoring points. Gee, what a coincidence. (NOT!)
Keep in mind most of the 2nd half pass plays were when Ben was forced to win the game.

The offensive playcalling in the 2nd half was beyond putrid. The delayed hand=off on 3rd and short to Blount was hilarious. Before the play even started I said out loud, "are you kidding me, a draw play? This has got to be a fake." Then after the debauchery happened I just starred at the TV in disbelief.
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