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fordfixer
09-25-2008, 12:42 AM
Colon gets decent grades despite sacks
By John Harris
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Thursday, September 25, 2008

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 89955.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_589955.html)


According to Steelers tackle Willie Colon, the offensive line received decent grades despite allowing a season-high nine sacks in Sunday's 15-6 loss at Philadelphia. "We graded well, surprisingly," Colon said Wednesday. "Ask the coaches, the O-line did a pretty decent job. There were a lot of communication issues. As a line, we had some big errors. I had a big one. Two other guys had big ones. Those kind of stood out the most."

Heath Miller had his most productive game as a receiver this season, with four catches for 63 yards against the Eagles. After three games, Miller, who's third on the team with nine receptions, is on pace to finish the season with 48 catches, one more than he had last season. "Week to week, it just kind of depends on how we want to adjust to that, or how we want to attack that," Miller said. "You can never tell how many opportunities you're going to get. You just want to make the most of them when you get them."

The Steelers will wear their throwback uniforms against Baltimore -- the same ones worn in last year's Monday night game against the Ravens at Heinz Field.

Troy Polamalu (quadriceps), Marvel Smith (not injury related), Deshea Townsend (heel), Hines Ward (not injury related), LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) and Donovan Woods (hamstring) missed practice yesterday.

Digits

5 -- Touchdown passes Ben Roethlisberger had in a 38-7 win over Baltimore on Nov. 5, 2007.

5 -- First downs recorded by Baltimore in same game.

John Harris can be reached at jharris@tribweb.com or 412-481-5432.

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Must be grading on a curve system

Shawn
09-25-2008, 02:53 AM
Scarey.

rpmpit
09-25-2008, 07:24 AM
Scarey.

No joke :shock:

steelblood
09-25-2008, 07:28 AM
That is ridiculous. Zierlin must be fired this offseason. He obviously did not have them prepared to face the Eagles.

Ozey74
09-25-2008, 07:54 AM
Must of been a hell of a curve they were grading on if the O-line scored well!!!

Ghost
09-25-2008, 08:23 AM
It's the new federal program - "No lineman gets left behind"

We don't want to discourage ourr lineman by giving them failing grades. We want to encourage them and ensure their self esteem is not bruised. All linemen from the Eagles game get 9th place trophies - win or lose, they're all winners...

rpmpit
09-25-2008, 08:30 AM
I didn't see Ben's post game interview - not sure he even gave one. But I'm wondering if he congratulated his o-line for protecting him like he does after almost every game.

Jooser
09-25-2008, 08:30 AM
"Sasquatch crush terrible grading curve!!!!!"

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Oviedo
09-25-2008, 11:13 AM
Colon is terrible at pass blocking against speed rushers. He gets beat to the outside way too much. I said at the beginning of the season that they need to move Colon to RG and let Starks play RT.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-25-2008, 11:34 AM
Colon gets decent grades despite sacks
By John Harris
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Thursday, September 25, 2008

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 89955.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_589955.html)


According to Steelers tackle Willie Colon, the offensive line received decent grades despite allowing a season-high nine sacks in Sunday's 15-6 loss at Philadelphia. "We graded well, surprisingly," Colon said Wednesday. "Ask the coaches, the O-line did a pretty decent job. There were a lot of communication issues. As a line, we had some big errors. I had a big one. Two other guys had big ones. Those kind of stood out the most."

Heath Miller had his most productive game as a receiver this season, with four catches for 63 yards against the Eagles. After three games, Miller, who's third on the team with nine receptions, is on pace to finish the season with 48 catches, one more than he had last season. "Week to week, it just kind of depends on how we want to adjust to that, or how we want to attack that," Miller said. "You can never tell how many opportunities you're going to get. You just want to make the most of them when you get them."

The Steelers will wear their throwback uniforms against Baltimore -- the same ones worn in last year's Monday night game against the Ravens at Heinz Field.

Troy Polamalu (quadriceps), Marvel Smith (not injury related), Deshea Townsend (heel), Hines Ward (not injury related), LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) and Donovan Woods (hamstring) missed practice yesterday.

Digits

5 -- Touchdown passes Ben Roethlisberger had in a 38-7 win over Baltimore on Nov. 5, 2007.

5 -- First downs recorded by Baltimore in same game.

John Harris can be reached at jharris@tribweb.com or 412-481-5432.

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Must be grading on a curve system

Just when I started relaxing, figuring the Steelers must be working overtime on ways to fix the line in time for the Ratbirds game, I read this - "we actually did pretty well", or some *** like that.

Please, PLEASE, tell me this is a hoax. The first step towards fixing a problem is getting past denial and admitting you HAVE a problem. Group therapy 101 ("Hi, I'm SASF, and I am a Steeler addict", for example). If these guys are practicing this week thinking they actually did "well", lord help us for the rest of the season.

If this is real, then I think that in the court of Steeler Nation opinion, no more evidence needs to be presented in the trial of A and Z - these guys SUCK as coaches, they can't even get their players to face reality. :HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger :HeadBanger

P.S. Oh, and BTW, I don't think any discussion of Heath Miller is "fair and balanced" without acknowledging that he has serious problems blocking for Big Ben, limiting his usefuleness in a HUGE way when calling plays against a D like the Eagles showed us on Sunday.

ikestops85
09-25-2008, 12:21 PM
P.S. Oh, and BTW, I don't think any discussion of Heath Miller is "fair and balanced" without acknowledging that he has serious problems blocking for Big Ben, limiting his usefuleness in a HUGE way when calling plays against a D like the Eagles showed us on Sunday.

I disagree ... I think Miller does a good job in pass protection and is an excellent run blocker. Granted the Philly game wasn't his best effort but overall I am very pleased with his blocking. I can't say the same about Simmons and Colon. :cry:

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-25-2008, 12:33 PM
P.S. Oh, and BTW, I don't think any discussion of Heath Miller is "fair and balanced" without acknowledging that he has serious problems blocking for Big Ben, limiting his usefuleness in a HUGE way when calling plays against a D like the Eagles showed us on Sunday.

I disagree ... I think Miller does a good job in pass protection and is an excellent run blocker. Granted the Philly game wasn't his best effort but overall I am very pleased with his blocking. I can't say the same about Simmons and Colon. :cry:

OK, thanks for the heads up, I was basing this on his performance Sunday. Anyone can have a bad day, you're right, I'll try and watch how things go Monday night.

But really, the main point of this was :wft regarding colon's comments on a "good grade". :wft

ikestops85
09-25-2008, 01:27 PM
P.S. Oh, and BTW, I don't think any discussion of Heath Miller is "fair and balanced" without acknowledging that he has serious problems blocking for Big Ben, limiting his usefuleness in a HUGE way when calling plays against a D like the Eagles showed us on Sunday.

I disagree ... I think Miller does a good job in pass protection and is an excellent run blocker. Granted the Philly game wasn't his best effort but overall I am very pleased with his blocking. I can't say the same about Simmons and Colon. :cry:

OK, thanks for the heads up, I was basing this on his performance Sunday. Anyone can have a bad day, you're right, I'll try and watch how things go Monday night.

But really, the main point of this was :wft regarding colon's comments on a "good grade". :wft

You're right ... how anyone associated with pass protection could've gotten a "good grade" in that game is beyond me. It must be the new math :roll:

motter1975
09-25-2008, 02:22 PM
They must grade them on a number scale like they did when I was in Catholic School
1 = A
2 = B
3 = C
4 = D
5 = F

He probably got graded a 5 and thought it was a good thing!

:lol:

papillon
09-25-2008, 03:03 PM
Hmmmm, I'd be interested to see the RBs, TEs and QB grades then, because, someone screwed the d@mn pooch last Sunday. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that anyone is willing to stand and take account for the failure of the offense. Regardless, of whether you believe they graded out okay or not we can all agree that the offense was pathetic. If the offense was pathetic then there has to be some pathetic grades somewhere, so who received them?

This is rather disconcerting that after that abysmal performance by the offense no one will take resopnsibility for what happened. How do you fix somehting if you don't believe anything is wrong? They all need an AA 12 step program and the first step is admitting there's a problem.

Continuity my @ss someone stand up and take some responsibility!

Pappy

Shawn
09-25-2008, 03:59 PM
P.S. Oh, and BTW, I don't think any discussion of Heath Miller is "fair and balanced" without acknowledging that he has serious problems blocking for Big Ben, limiting his usefuleness in a HUGE way when calling plays against a D like the Eagles showed us on Sunday.

I disagree ... I think Miller does a good job in pass protection and is an excellent run blocker. Granted the Philly game wasn't his best effort but overall I am very pleased with his blocking. I can't say the same about Simmons and Colon. :cry:

I agree Miller is an above average blocker.

NKySteeler
09-25-2008, 04:06 PM
how anyone associated with pass protection could've gotten a "good grade" in that game is beyond me.

There is a simple reason for this...

...Arians is just as creative with his grading scale as he is with his playcalling... And he adjusts the grades from week to week in the same manner that he adjusts his plan during a game... Not at all.

Rickt011
09-25-2008, 06:34 PM
Hmmmm, I'd be interested to see the RBs, TEs and QB grades then, because, someone screwed the d@mn pooch last Sunday. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that anyone is willing to stand and take account for the failure of the offense. Regardless, of whether you believe they graded out okay or not we can all agree that the offense was pathetic. If the offense was pathetic then there has to be some pathetic grades somewhere, so who received them?

This is rather disconcerting that after that abysmal performance by the offense no one will take resopnsibility for what happened. How do you fix somehting if you don't believe anything is wrong? They all need an AA 12 step program and the first step is admitting there's a problem.

Continuity my @ss someone stand up and take some responsibility!

Pappy
Welcome to the nightmare! Now it is being said that the OL passed the test Sunday! They say it was the scheme! Scheme my buttocks! Accountability has to come into play at some point. Everyone wants to pass the buck, not my fault... :roll: No accountability, who's in charge of this team? Is there a head coach who cares what is going on?