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Old 12-24-2012, 03:22 PM   #41
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Default Re: Why did we go 1-5 down the stretch?

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I'm not sure what you're referring to. Mendenhall has never hit the line hard. Never, ever. Dancing is his thing.

Also, Dwyer and Redman both showed more than enough to say goodbye to that physically gifted, but underachieving headcase. Dwyer and Redman both have proven they can outproduce Mendy just based on desire and effort.
Exactly what I said about Dwyer, and Redman, so we agree there. I seem to remember Mendenhall hitting the line harder when he first took over, but that could be just a desire for a new RB back then and he looked different than Parker. Either way a RB that hits the Defense has always been a good thing.
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How has a dink and dunk offense helped our QB I ask?
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:47 PM   #42
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Default Re: Why did we go 1-5 down the stretch?

Why they went 1-5:
Age
Injuries
Early BYE week
Lack of running game

and most of all:
UNDISCIPLINED PLAY

You don't win games in this league based on reputation. The Steelers need to remember that in 2013.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #43
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Default Re: Why did we go 1-5 down the stretch?

1. Haley's predictable offense.

2. We're a one trick pony at the QB position. Ben goes down and we lose it. Even worse, he comes back and shits the bed.

That's why we were 1 - 5 down the stretch.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:43 PM   #44
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He didnt play well. Not sure why as I still consider Ben a top qb. In fact I put him only behind Brady, Rodgers, Manning, Brees then Ben based on career accomplishments.

This year the whole team seemed out of whack on offense. I honestly think a lot had to do with the regression of our "young money" wr corpsthey either dropped passes or fumbled what they caught. Plus, they had a hard time getting any seperation which is why Heath Miller had a big year with a ton of targets. Miller is a check down not a #1 option.

He had an off year as did all our wrs and all our running backs.
Remind me again why Manning and Brees are better than Ben? QB rankings are:

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6) Brees (most overrated QB in league history
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #45
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It just doesn't feel like Ben has bought into Haley's offense totally.....
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #46
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Default Re: Why did we go 1-5 down the stretch?

For many years now, going back even to the Cowher years, the Steelers offense has been such a low scoring one that any given Sunday they could easily lose. Unless the d was outstanding or the offense played a mistake free ball control game we were in trouble.

This current d although not outstanding IMO, is definately good enough to win a Super Bowl with a high powered offense. The question now is what is keeping the Steelers from being that offense? I think we definately need a big, physical go to receiver. And getting the rb position cleared up would be nice. We don't need a superstar, but someone steady.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:50 PM   #47
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We are still very capable of going 1-6 with Miller out now.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #48
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Default Re: Why did we go 1-5 down the stretch?

BS on anything to do with Haley. I know, for whatever reason blaming the OC is this boards go to move but it's wrong this year. They guy just got hear and Ben didn't buy in. That's the organizations issue not Haley. Ben played awful upon his return from injury but was having an MVP type season prior to that. Why? Haley was so great then and got worse ??? No. Ben went backwards to end the season. His play against Dallas and Cincy cost us our season. And the area that he mainly kills us is in the kicking game. I get his school yard play on terms of most of the field but when we are close to FG range, he cannot take sacks and he did that ALOT this year. Check the game tape. Dallas, Cleveland, Tennessee and Cincinnati were all games in which we had the ball on the other teams 30 yd line or closer and he took a huge sack. Can't do it! And win in the NFL with that type of play. That has nothing to do with Haley. It's obviously not all Ben's fault at all but he killed the season and Tomlin killed the Cincy game with bad decisions. Plenty of blame to go around.
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Default Re: Why did we go 1-5 down the stretch?

In addition to the killer interceptions, which mostly happened late in the year, I can't count the number of times Ben took sacks (sometimes consecutive ones) that knocked us out of field goal range. IMO, that's a sack you just can't take as a QB. This happened all season long. Get rid of the ball! It takes points off the board and how many games did we lose by 3 points?
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:22 PM   #50
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Starks made a comment about opposing teams playing more zone n the second half of the season. So either Haley can't scheme around this and adjust or Ben cannot.
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