2. The unwillingness of the coaching staff, including Dick LeBeau, to make adjustments last night was frustrating. The inability of the coaching staff to make adjustments on defense was just depressing. We don't have the players in the secondary to keep up with a team that "dinks and dunks" us to death. I still think LeBeau could have made some changes, but he's pretty limited by his personnel.
Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Many of us have been saying this since, well...Cowher and basically it was the same MO when Noll was HC too. Obviously, it's a prerequisite to being a coach on this team.
"Don't worry about what the other team does...just focus on what we do. If it works, great. If it doesn't, uhhhh, keep trying because it's bound to work sooner or later."
In the last however many years, I think I can count on one hand the amount of times that this team has come out surprised me with their scheming. What, New England came out and ran a 75:25 pass to run ratio? No fucking way.
I'm sure it's been mentioned in another thread, but I haven't had a chance to look through them all yet, Bettis was on Mike and Mike this morning and essentially said the same thing. It's that way now; it was that way when he was there; and, I'd imagine it's going to be that way for the foreseeable future. In game adjustments and/or gameplanning around your opponents (even when that opponent has basically one, single motherfucking strength) is taboo in Pittsburgh.