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Old 01-10-2013, 09:05 AM   #111
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Default Re: The scoring problem has nothing to do with the passing game

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The Steelers lack killer instinct. Get up 7 or more, they pull the plug on the offense. Hate that philosophy. Bury the opponent, don't "keep it close and find a way to win" unless you are severely overmatched, which the Steelers rarely are.

If they try to play everyone close, they're going to have seasons like this, where a play here or there turns several games the wrong way. You never hear Belichick saying "there's a fine line" or "we didn't make significant plays at significant times". That's because he tries to win every game by 30 and his players take on that mindset.
killer instinct is exactly right - I see way too many instances of throwing up their hands, actually smiling when a drive fails - I don't see a lot of heated passion from anyone on that offense, unless that is, if they make a first down catch, then there's a lot of that meaningful flexing going on . . .
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killer instinct is exactly right - I see way too many instances of throwing up their hands, actually smiling when a drive fails - I don't see a lot of heated passion from anyone on that offense, unless that is, if they make a first down catch, then there's a lot of that meaningful flexing going on . . .
I watched a youtube clip of Tom Brady yelling at his teammates. He was livid that they weren't executing. They were up 10-3 over the Steelers at the time.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #113
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Default Re: The scoring problem has nothing to do with the passing game

Interesting read from Steelers Depot about why the offense faultered in the last few games. It points to more besides Ben's injury:

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/01...n-the-stretch/
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #114
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Interesting read from Steelers Depot about why the offense faultered in the last few games. It points to more besides Ben's injury:

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/01...n-the-stretch/
When you see the stats it don't put Haley in a very good light here because obviously the short throws that Haley wanted all year didn't worked anymore at the end of the season.

Did Ben flinch a little bit at the end? Yes. Did Haley offense was to uncreative and to predictable at the end of the year? I think so.
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Exactly what I've said elsewhere. Teams just took away all the short routes and were able to get pressure on Roethlisberger before he could throw it longer, especially once the offensive line started to get injured (again). It didn't help that the WRs are all smurfs who can't beat press coverage, or that the running game was unable to pick up the slack. As for Todd Haley, if he sticks around, then I have faith that he'll make adjustments going forward, which was too much to ask of his predecessor. And Roethlisberger's injury did still play a part in this whole mess. Just because he was accurate on a few notable throws doesn't mean that his shoulder wasn't bothering him.

This season could best be described as "death by a thousand cuts."
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