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« on: Sep 23, 2012 at 19:14 »

This is the first time that I've had the chance to watch the Steelers from start to finish. Oh, wait...no, I had to watch the end of the damn Saints-Chiefs and Dolphins-Jets because of the bullcrap NFL overtime rules.

Nevertheless...

The Steeler defense this season is friggin' embarrassing. I don't want to hear jack squat about injuries. We haven't done anything to prepare for the loss of Troy, Harrison, or Smith. They are running around like a bunch of idiots out there, with no pass rush and no ability to cover. Ike Taylor is serviceable, but Lewis is mediocre at best. Yes, yes, new NFL rules, etc...but the Steelers are not even at a reasonable coverage level.

I never thought Big Ben was the sharpest tool in the shed; but, right now, he looks like the smartest player on this team. All that speed and talent at WR isn't worth a crap if they can't hang on to the damn ball. Antonio Brown, learn to fall forward and go down instead of tossing the ball to the other team.

1-2 looks like shit right now, since we lost to a mediocre Broncos team and a garbage Raiders team. Long road to the playoffs, if it's even possible. It's a friggin shame that a QB like Ben has to waste away behind a crap offensive line (largely due to injury) and a shit-for-brains defense that can't seem to get there junk together.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 23, 2012 at 19:42 »

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The Steeler defense this season is friggin' embarrassing.

This.

When you get excited about holding the Raiders to a 5 yard rush...
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 23, 2012 at 20:18 »

Seriously, they have looked absolutely lost since that game in Denver last season.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 23, 2012 at 22:14 »

The defense is inept.  The offense was great, controlled the clock, etc. even with 49  passing attempts.  But despite the sucky defense, no TOs and they win going away.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 24, 2012 at 08:09 »

It's still early to draw this kind of conclusion, but there is something missing from this group vs. the '08 and '10 seasons. There was a resiliency to those teams, an edge that this group doesn't quite have.

Perhaps it's the product of turnover in leadership (Hines, Harrison, Troy). They are gone or aging, and the new guys haven't quite taken over yet.

Can't exactly put a finger on it, but the fellas just seem to be missing the ever-elusive and undefined "IT" factor so far this season. Better find it quick or it's going to be a long year.

Also disappointed in the running game (per usual), but kind of expected that with the Oline problems and injuries.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 24, 2012 at 09:02 »

Oh, it's gonna be a long year.  2 games back from the Ravens and Bungles?  Looooooong year ahead.  Hopefully they can protect the home turf and manage the odd road win.  Otherwise ....
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 24, 2012 at 09:54 »

Sweet rant post.  Don't really get the title, tho.

I thought this one would be close, but I fully expected them to get the "W" via some late game heroics from #7.  Really didn't expect them to give it away.

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The Steeler defense this season is friggin' embarrassing.

This.

Yeah, but is it scheme...or personnel...or execution...or...coac hing?  Haven't heard anyone criticize ****ie yet.  Truth be told, it's probably a combination of all the above.

Welcome to the NFL where parity [really] reigns supreme and defense is very much an afterthought.

Week 4 bye?  Perfect timing.
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 24, 2012 at 18:35 »

Not that I am happy about the loses, but we did end up with a crappy start to our schedule.  First game in Denver, then back home, then all the way back out to Oakland.  From a travel standpoint, 2 of our first 3 games are way out west.  Look at Denver vs Houston this week.  Denver put up 25 on Houston's supposedly elite defense.  14 of those points were in the 4th quarter.  You would assume it was because Houston was not used to the altitude and tired late in the game.  Denver put up 24 of its total points on us in the second half.  Travelling west into Denver is a tough, tough game.  Oakland lost to San Diego, really no major travelling involved and then they went to Miami and laid an egg.  We never do well travelling west.  Not saying the defense doesn't need to step up and make fucking stops, but our 2 first road games just happened to be the fucking other side of the world.  Out of our 6 remaining road games, the furthest we travel is Dallas.
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 25, 2012 at 07:48 »

I like your optimism.  And with a bye in there to get some players healthy, perhaps the ship will right itself.
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 25, 2012 at 08:26 »

I think ytown is right, and I think what he is trying to say is that the Steeler players, and some coaches, should spend time during the off season mountain biking in Colorado.  I noticed on Sunday that Tomlin is growing some jugs.  Eeeeeek.  
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 25, 2012 at 09:16 »

I noticed on Sunday that Tomlin is growing some jugs.  Eeeeeek. 

There was certainly a noticeable paunch.
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 25, 2012 at 19:37 »

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There was certainly a noticeable paunch.

Which begs the question:  How does Pete Carroll stay so thin?

Oh, yeah, we're talking about real NFL coaches...
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 26, 2012 at 01:21 »

WOW.  have we sunk so low that we're discussing Man Boobs???   And this isn't a board about Phil Mickelson??  I know it sucks losing to the Raiders but we do that EVERY TIME for some reason...we'll be fine.  Can't we talk about how good Ben looks in the pocket he's never had before?  How the FO was genius in the way they handled Wallace because now he HAS to have a monster year or no one will pay him??  How the running game sucks ass?  something, ANYTHING but man boobs??

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« Reply #13 on: Sep 26, 2012 at 11:20 »

This thread is really about the team, how they are performing, and potential training strategies that would help their poor performance, with some Seinfeld like convolusion along the way.  Lol.

Ben should feel like it's pre-season with the lack of hits and sacks.

Article in the PPG quotes one of the Raiders as saying Palmer "diagrammed" the defense, and they just picked it apart.  Clark said they just need to execute, etc etc.  They may be OK, if OK means about 8-8.  If they could run the ball, even a little bit, they win that game, or give the ball back to Raiders with very little time.  Oddly, time of possession overall isn't a problem.   

They are going to get freaking killed by the Ravens, in both games, this year.  I can see a split with Cincy, and sadly Cleveland, and 2 L's to the Ravens.  Couple that with already having 2 AFC losses, and it looks like a race between Jets/Steelers/Dolphins? for the 6 seed 9-6 wildcard.  Steelers gotta beat one of them by a game to avoid losing a tie-breaker.

OK - enough sunshine and cheer from BV. 
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« Reply #14 on: Sep 26, 2012 at 14:52 »

Article in the PPG quotes one of the Raiders as saying Palmer "diagrammed" the defense, and they just picked it apart.  Clark said they just need to execute, etc etc.  They may be OK, if OK means about 8-8.  If they could run the ball, even a little bit, they win that game, or give the ball back to Raiders with very little time.  Oddly, time of possession overall isn't a problem.   

They are going to get freaking killed by the Ravens, in both games, this year.  I can see a split with Cincy, and sadly Cleveland, and 2 L's to the Ravens.  Couple that with already having 2 AFC losses, and it looks like a race between Jets/Steelers/Dolphins? for the 6 seed 9-6 wildcard.  Steelers gotta beat one of them by a game to avoid losing a tie-breaker.

I am totally not impressed by the Ravens defense.  As bad as Pittsburgh's has been, Baltimore's is no better.  Can't pressure the QB; can't stop the pass; average against the run.  Sound familiar?
I'll take Pittsburgh's offense over Baltimore's tho.
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« Reply #15 on: Sep 26, 2012 at 20:18 »

Agreed that the "it" factor is missing on D. Troy and Harrison are both out, and they are our two ball-hawk opportunists, so it's not a huge surprise. They can't continue to count on those guys, though. They aren't getting any younger. One single big defensive splash play in the second half of the Broncos and Raiders games, and I think we'd be 3-0, but where is that splash play? Who's going to make it happen? I look at our guys and I don't see who's going to do it.

Linebacker city has hit a bit of a slump. Foote has the brain, but not the tools. Timmons has the tools, but not the brain. Woodley is good, but disappears as often as Pedro Alvarez. I prefer Worilds to Carter so far, but neither is Harrison.

My big question is when are 1st round defensive picks like Timmons and Hood going to go from merely contributing to really making difference? You expect more from a 1st rounder than just being good enough to start. I've seen some flashes from Heyward when he's actually in the game, but it's too soon to tell with him. It's amazing what an impact Smith had on our run D, astonishing really.



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« Reply #16 on: Sep 27, 2012 at 08:19 »

Article in the PPG quotes one of the Raiders as saying Palmer "diagrammed" the defense, and they just picked it apart.  Clark said they just need to execute, etc etc.  They may be OK, if OK means about 8-8.  If they could run the ball, even a little bit, they win that game, or give the ball back to Raiders with very little time.  Oddly, time of possession overall isn't a problem.   

They are going to get freaking killed by the Ravens, in both games, this year.  I can see a split with Cincy, and sadly Cleveland, and 2 L's to the Ravens.  Couple that with already having 2 AFC losses, and it looks like a race between Jets/Steelers/Dolphins? for the 6 seed 9-6 wildcard.  Steelers gotta beat one of them by a game to avoid losing a tie-breaker.

I am totally not impressed by the Ravens defense.  As bad as Pittsburgh's has been, Baltimore's is no better.  Can't pressure the QB; can't stop the pass; average against the run.  Sound familiar?
I'll take Pittsburgh's offense over Baltimore's tho.

Our secondary can't cover their wr's.  Rice is running everywhere too.  Hopefully that was just because NE's D is about the worst in the league and the Ravens O looked better than they really are, but I'm not holding my breath.
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