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Old 09-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #51
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Default Re: It's Scheme, not Talent.

First of all, calling someone Sally is hilarious

Second of all, whoever came on here Sunday night and said something like "Oh yea, let's keep going back to the gap control DERP A' DERP," I salute you

This defense has "let's just stop the nosebleed and mitigate the damage" written all over it. Nothing aggressive about it and frankly, that is what is needed, I don't care what the scheme or who the talent is.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #52
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First of all, calling someone Sally is hilarious

Second of all, whoever came on here Sunday night and said something like "Oh yea, let's keep going back to the gap control DERP A' DERP," I salute you

This defense has "let's just stop the nosebleed and mitigate the damage" written all over it. Nothing aggressive about it and frankly, that is what is needed, I don't care what the scheme or who the talent is.
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Is this it?
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:19 PM   #53
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haha, YES
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:55 AM   #54
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So, three games into this season, the NFL has "caught up" to the system that produced the #1 D last year? Right.

No scheme that is based around a healthy Harrison and Polamalu works when, you know, they're not healthy.
3 games? This has been going on for awhile. Don't let stats from last year fool you.

The scheme isn't based around any two players. It may seem like that because they are pretty much the only two players who give full effort in each game.

Didn't Clark recently say the defense is predictable?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:41 AM   #55
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http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...#ixzz27YcDXYJD

"We're Too Predictable".

TRANSLATION: SHELVE THE ZONE CUSHION DEFENSE.
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"We're Too Predictable".

TRANSLATION: SHELVE THE ZONE CUSHION DEFENSE.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:39 PM   #57
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More Evidence. It's time for LeBeau and Mitchell to take a hike.


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“I got to the quarterback on one play, but the coaches told me that we are a gap team and we don’t need a Superman,” Ta’amu said

That’s definitely a change from the norm for Ta’amu. He’s accustomed to using his quickness and power — more than his size — to his advantage.

Haley still recalls a series of plays from Ta’amu during his senior year in high school that were stunning.

“The first one he made a stop on the opposite side of the field for no gain,” Haley said. “The next play, he sacked the quarterback about 10 yards back, and the third play he ran down their running back 35 yards down the field.”
http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=68&f=1897&t=9404756

A thread demonstrating our asinine defensive coaching. We have young athletes at DL but we want them to be standing sacks of shit, and we bench them when they produce for ineffective veterans. No wonder our Defense is dropping off a cliff. The track record after three games in 2012 is proof in the pudding. Lebeau Apologists will say the players suck, when it fact it's Lebeau that refuses to adjust, and we're seeing the fruits of neutering our Defensive Talent for a scheme that has failed mightily contributing to two bad losses.

It worked in the past, but guess what? It's not the past. It's the present, and it's not working in the present. It needs a change.

Apologists said the same garbage for the Arians Offense, the players aren't executing! Todd Haley comes in and has this offense producing at astounding new levels, and it's not even at full strength yet. Ben is on pace for an MVP campaign, Heath Miller is having a Pro Bowl Season, and the O-Line has shown great improvement. The fact is Arians is a terrible OC.

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Is the #Steelers' defense too predictable?

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Safety Ryan Clark yesterday acknowledged that they’ve been predictable for seven years, but he said that’s not been a bad thing. He was asked yesterday if the defense needs to evolve as offenses evolve.

“Why? Check our stats. We’re talking about the last seven years. I can see if we were terrible last year or the year before. Last I checked, we were 12-4 the last two years and the defense has been pretty darn good.

“So I don’t think the evolution of the offense has changed dramatically from 2011 to 2012.”

He’s right. It’s like 2004. Third and one for the Steelers. The defense knew Jerome Bettis was going to get the ball. It was so predictable. But they couldn’t stop him.

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Well guess what, Clark. It's not "The Past Seven Years". The time is now, and right now the Steelers Defense is ****ing awful.

Perhaps it's time to ship him out too.
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no, please keep Clark, he has been a shiny spot for this defense lately

but, he puts a little too much stock into last season's 12-4 record IMO - the bottom line is results, and I'd rather hear him say, we're a much different defense when we have everyone healthy - THAT has been true

Now? Just don't think any one Vet returning is the cure right now. They just have the look of being a half a step too slow
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