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« Reply #10 on: Oct 08, 2007 at 11:41 »

You don't like to think that LeBeau keeps things in the bag in the regular season, but didn't he sort of follow that original suggestion by Finny and pretty much run D-side packages (including a 1-4-6 formation) against Indy in the 2005 playoffs?  I know that Indy usually has a 2-TE formation rather than a spread, but the point is that it seems that the PS make a huge point in the regular season of strangling the running game first, then dealing with the passing game thrown at them.  In the playoffs, the PS seem to go to packages earlier in the game.
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« Reply #11 on: Oct 08, 2007 at 12:17 »

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I'm sure they'll whine about not having Branch.

They weren't doing dick when Branch was playing.

I really liked the way that we mixed up the d yesterday.  I also loved the third downs when we had 6 or seven guys--a coupla DBs, LBs, DL--standing around at the LOS, and no one knew who the heck was coming and going.  Hoping to see a lot more of this, and more mixing of the coverage drops with the blitzes.  I think that is the key to beating the spread.
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« Reply #12 on: Oct 08, 2007 at 17:21 »

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You don't like to think that LeBeau keeps things in the bag in the regular season, but didn't he sort of follow that original suggestion by Finny and pretty much run D-side packages (including a 1-4-6 formation) against Indy in the 2005 playoffs?  I know that Indy usually has a 2-TE formation rather than a spread, but the point is that it seems that the PS make a huge point in the regular season of strangling the running game first, then dealing with the passing game thrown at them.  In the playoffs, the PS seem to go to packages earlier in the game.
I hope the Wizard has something sweet for Belichimp.

Good point about the base being geared to stopping the run, at the expense of spreads and, as we know, TEs down the middle.  Maybe now we are a more flexible defense?  A LeBeau-Tomlin combo?  The Mutant Defense, after all.  But still, a work unfinished.

How good will we be when Woodley and Timmons are more fully integrated?
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« Reply #13 on: Oct 08, 2007 at 18:04 »

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How good will we be when Woodley and Timmons are more fully integrated?
Damn good question.  Timmons seems like a player, making plays on STs.  And Woodley?  All he does is pressure the QB.  
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 18, 2007 at 07:02 »

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QUOTE (padgfrombf @ Oct 8 2007, 11:41 AM)
You don't like to think that LeBeau keeps things in the bag in the regular season, but didn't he sort of follow that original suggestion by Finny and pretty much run D-side packages (including a 1-4-6 formation) against Indy in the 2005 playoffs? I know that Indy usually has a 2-TE formation rather than a spread, but the point is that it seems that the PS make a huge point in the regular season of strangling the running game first, then dealing with the passing game thrown at them. In the playoffs, the PS seem to go to packages earlier in the game. 


I hope the Wizard has something sweet for Belichimp.

Good point about the base being geared to stopping the run, at the expense of spreads and, as we know, TEs down the middle. Maybe now we are a more flexible defense? A LeBeau-Tomlin combo? The Mutant Defense, after all. But still, a work unfinished.

How good will we be when Woodley and Timmons are more fully integrated?

I have been thinking about how to stop the Patriots for several weeks now, especially after the Dallas massacre.  The Patriots get some love for just being flat-out good, but I HATE them more than anything.

I am taking a slightly different stance on this, Fin.  I hope we don't show the Patriots anything new.  I want to save all of that for the playoffs if/when we see them.  At that time, I would be more than happy to watch the Wizard unveil a Patriot-stopping hybrid package.  The fact that the regular season game is in New England coupled with the likelihood of the fact that a playoff rematch would also be in NE, that scenario sort of reminds me of '05.  Away against the Colts in the regular season (an opportunity to see almost everything they ran due to the fact they really wanted to win a regular season game) and then again in the playoffs with decidedly different and joyous results.....
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« Reply #15 on: Oct 18, 2007 at 15:34 »

They've been pretty good this year.

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« Reply #16 on: Oct 18, 2007 at 16:07 »

When you're +85 in points differential, better than all but NE even with the loss, the Steelers are going to do pretty well against the spread (formation) and the spread (Vegas).

Last I saw, the Steelers were favored by 3.5 against Denver in the first of their five night games.  And three of the 1:00 games are subject to flex scheduling, according to my schedule magnet.

One game that I worry about a little is the Browns matchup on Nov. 11 (I have tix to that one).  Romeo's got the Clowns playing a lot better than what they showed in the opener.
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