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Old 12-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #21
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once last year we came out againstt the Pats and the offense had tempo, Ben got rid of the ball quickly, lots of short quick passes and Miller was very much in the game (at least in the first half he was). it worked great and then you never see it again....or at least not for any length of time.

oh and the D that game - played tight man to man coverage and did not give up the easy 10 yard plays like they often do.
I think Haley's offense is all about short passes. If anything, there is a lot of criticism for all these short passes.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:42 PM   #22
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No. The success is never settling for anything less but perfection. I've heard if Brady even throws an incomplete pass in practice, he wigs the fuck out. They run their offensive system absolutley flawlessly. No mistakes. Nada. Zip. It's NOT just Brady.

The WR's and TE's and the separation these dudes get off the line of scrimmage is incredible. The Pats have actually had makeshifts o-line this season but you wouldn't even know it as Brady ever-so-slightly steps to his left and puts a dart right into the chest of his buffet of receivers.

Us, on the other hand, are fumbling, bumbling and stumbling with every RB on the roster losing the ball 5 times in Cleveland.

Our QB can't even complete a simple, routine WR screen as our backup rookie 7th round TE completely gets DESTROYED in the backfield and our highest paid receiver isn't even intelligent enough to knock the ball out of the endzone. I don't get it.

and why are we even calling that wide receiver screen play at our own 5 yard line? that play is more dangerous than potential for good. against the Packers in SB we got lucky and had a fumbled screen called an incomplete pass. then Suggs should have ran one back for a TD last year.

it's a high risk/low reward play. it needs to be scrapped and not ran 8 times a game
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:44 PM   #23
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We can't be like the Patriots because we aren't anything like the Patriots in terms of offensive ideology or defensive success. We don't run a spread offense and air it out to wide receivers and we don't have two All Pro TE's that are arguably 1 and 2 as the best in the NFL.
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I think Haley's offense is all about short passes. If anything, there is a lot of criticism for all these short passes.

the new england game last year was different. they were short passes but hitting guys in stride (not standing behind the line of scrimmage flat footed) and passes were quick with no time for pressure. this year it's short passes that take a long time to develop
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Don't insult me like that ETL. Even though I may be sucking off the Patriots at the current moment, it ALL stems from our lousy ass performance against the Chargers. I've seen this team lose with dignity, but yesterday was the FIRST time, quite possibly ever, where they looked completely LOST.

That said. I'm over it. The Patriots, Tom Brady, Bill Bellichick can all eat shit for all I care.

I've said it over and over, time and time again. Give me ROETHLISBERGER over any QB in this league! I'm going to war with this dude. He's my/our QB.

TIME TO PUT A HURTIN ON THOSE DALLAS BOYS!
No insult. Just thought what you said about Brady was right on. I'm just pointing out that as a Steeler fan - we will go through more valleys and anxious / anger provoking moments. God, I almost broke the TV when Cowher was coaching.

I know you can't change your loyalty to the Steelers. Its in our blood.
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the new england game last year was different. they were short passes but hitting guys in stride (not standing behind the line of scrimmage flat footed) and passes were quick with no time for pressure. this year it's short passes that take a long time to develop
yea, agree with you. this sunday looked pretty ugly. I'm hoping its just rust
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I think Haley's offense is all about short passes. If anything, there is a lot of criticism for all these short passes.
Because 1) The run the same bubble screens that everyone hates, and 2) with the speed at WR they should be taking more shots downfield.
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Because 1) The run the same bubble screens that everyone hates, and 2) with the speed at WR they should be taking more shots downfield.
I don't know about you but i find the offense very ... predictable. Even the long passes downfield seem predictable. I remember a game in which the Steelers were playing the Eagles and basically toying with them offensively. Even Phil Simms was praising the Steelers for how "off-balanced" they had the Eagles.

I don't mind the bubble screens or the short passes as long as they are not so predictable.
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Ask New England where driving up the score on teams has gotten them. They haven't won a Super Bowl since the beginning of Bush's second term and came up empty twice since then.

But hey, they sure blow out teams in the regular season, though. Go be a Pats fan if you want that garbage, OP.
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you mean you want us to start cheating?

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