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Author Topic: Most troubling stat of the year  (Read 434 times)
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« on: Dec 02, 2007 at 12:41 »

The Steelers rank last in the league in sacks per pass play, allowing one every 8.4 attempts.

..The OL simply hasn't been able to consistently protect Ben when throwing the ball. And they have been playing pretty weak defenses to boot. Whats going to happen when the Steelers play a team thats good at getting after the QB?

Now, of course Ben has held on to the ball too long, and the RB's and TE's share some blame as well, but really the lion's share of the problem is the OL. They fail to produce run yards on 1st and 2nd down, making it 3rd and long. Then they can't protect long enough for the longer routes to develope.

Hopefully they can somehow pull it togther, but with Mahan at center it will be tough.
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