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Chemsteel
12-16-2008, 05:45 PM
During the 2007 draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Lawrence Timmons and Lamar Woodley with their first two selections. The selection of a TE was a surprise to everyone except this writer. Arians was promoted to OC in 2007 and Roesthlisberger had one of his best years and Hines Ward is a very big fan of Arians.

The Steelers passed on LeRon McClain in the third round for Matt Spaeth. They also passed on McClain in the fourth round in favor of Sepulveda and Ryan McBean. Coach Tomlin has stated that the bottom line is winning and that Willie should be careful with his comments to the Media. He stated they did very well with two TE sets in 2006.

Coach Tomlin is correct but perhaps the reason for winning is his decision to abide with the thinking of Coach LeBeau.

My questions are as follows:

1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.)

2. Do you think the Steelers need to go back to a true fullback set?
3. Do our offensive linemen have the athleticism, specifically the guards, to pull and block to ever run 34 Counter Pike again?

4. What value does Matt Spaeth add to this offense?

5. Is the Two TE set more predictable than the I formation?

6. Does Bruce Arians get his walking papers next year? Remember that Arians had in his contract that he would be promoted to offensive coordinator if Ken Whisenhut left. Also, remember who said “We don’t need an OL. We’ll protect Ben with weapons.”

SidSmythe
12-16-2008, 05:51 PM
That's a lot of stuff dude.

McClain isn't a true FB ... he's a big TB and yes i'd take him over Spaeth

Chemsteel
12-16-2008, 05:57 PM
That's a lot of stuff dude.

McClain isn't a true FB ... he's a big TB and yes i'd take him over Spaeth

OK Sid, I'll be a little more specific:

Let me give you a few stats for our offense this year.

From The I Formation
Run - 5
Pass - 202

From the I Formation
Run - 67
Pass - 0

With A Lone Set back
Run - 229
Pass - 294

One TE
Run - 119
Pass - 175

Two Tight Ends
Run - 131
Pass - 81

Three Tight Ends
Run - 73
Pass - 13

Two WR's
Run - 98
Pass - 81

Three WR's
Run - 91
Pass - 175

Four WR's
Run - 12
Pass- 123

Jim Wexall is getting a little snarky about it but you all must remember what happened to the Cleveland Brown's when Arians had enough receivers to install a similar offense.

http://www.heraldstandard.com/site/inde ... 5757&rfi=8


(Please note that many people within the organization are calling for a FB.)

The closest the Steeler offense has come to balanced, which all Super Bowl Champions have a commonality, is the one TE and Three WR's.

Jigawatts
12-16-2008, 05:59 PM
Remember that Arians had in his contract that he would be promoted to offensive coordinator if Ken Whisenhut left.

Wow, I did not know that.

BURGH86STEEL
12-16-2008, 06:12 PM
During the 2007 draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Lawrence Timmons and Lamar Woodley with their first two selections. The selection of a TE was a surprise to everyone except this writer. Arians was promoted to OC in 2007 and Roesthlisberger had one of his best years and Hines Ward is a very big fan of Arians.

The Steelers passed on LeRon McClain in the third round for Matt Spaeth. They also passed on McClain in the fourth round in favor of Sepulveda and Ryan McBean. Coach Tomlin has stated that the bottom line is winning and that Willie should be careful with his comments to the Media. He stated they did very well with two TE sets in 2006.

Coach Tomlin is correct but perhaps the reason for winning is his decision to abide with the thinking of Coach LeBeau.

My questions are as follows:

1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.)

2. Do you think the Steelers need to go back to a true fullback set?
3. Do our offensive linemen have the athleticism, specifically the guards, to pull and block to ever run 34 Counter Pike again?

4. What value does Matt Spaeth add to this offense?

5. Is the Two TE set more predictable than the I formation?

6. Does Bruce Arians get his walking papers next year? Remember that Arians had in his contract that he would be promoted to offensive coordinator if Ken Whisenhut left. Also, remember who said “We don’t need an OL. We’ll protect Ben with weapons.”

1. If McClain were 275 and had problems controlling his weight, I guess we see why Steelers & other teams passed on him. I think they made the right choices with the players they drafted. I think Spaeth was a good choice. Needed a punter to help with special teams. Tried to add depth on the Dline with Mcbean. All hindsight.

2. Teams had success running the football without a true FB set. Sometimes it depends on the RB. Improve the blocking by the Oline and TEs and the run game will be fine. No matter what they run, they need to execute better. I do not think a FB is an answer to the stuggles of the run game.

3. Simmons had the athleticism and awareness to pull. Simmons stuggled in pass protection at times. I think his smarts and ability to run block were the reasons he was a starter. I am not sure if the guys that are playing there can pull on that level. Sometimes Kemo looks lost out there. Stapleton is a 1st year starter.

4. Spaeth offers depth at the TE position. When Heath went down, Spaeth stepped up nicely.

5. I think the two TE set offers more options in the run and passing games. So I guess it is less predictable. I am not so big on what is or isn't predictable because teams usually know what plays are going to be run. I think we need to execute better on offense. Better blocking from the TE position will help.

6. I think Arians will be back with a team. Sometimes coaches say things that I do not much stock into.

Chemsteel
12-16-2008, 06:24 PM
During the 2007 draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Lawrence Timmons and Lamar Woodley with their first two selections. The selection of a TE was a surprise to everyone except this writer. Arians was promoted to OC in 2007 and Roesthlisberger had one of his best years and Hines Ward is a very big fan of Arians.

The Steelers passed on LeRon McClain in the third round for Matt Spaeth. They also passed on McClain in the fourth round in favor of Sepulveda and Ryan McBean. Coach Tomlin has stated that the bottom line is winning and that Willie should be careful with his comments to the Media. He stated they did very well with two TE sets in 2006.

Coach Tomlin is correct but perhaps the reason for winning is his decision to abide with the thinking of Coach LeBeau.

My questions are as follows:

1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.)

2. Do you think the Steelers need to go back to a true fullback set?
3. Do our offensive linemen have the athleticism, specifically the guards, to pull and block to ever run 34 Counter Pike again?

4. What value does Matt Spaeth add to this offense?

5. Is the Two TE set more predictable than the I formation?

6. Does Bruce Arians get his walking papers next year? Remember that Arians had in his contract that he would be promoted to offensive coordinator if Ken Whisenhut left. Also, remember who said “We don’t need an OL. We’ll protect Ben with weapons.”

1. If McClain were 275 and had problems controlling his weight, I guess we see why Steelers & other teams passed on him. I think they made the right choices with the players they drafted. I think Spaeth was a good choice. Needed a punter to help with special teams. Tried to add depth on the Dline with Mcbean. All hindsight.

2. Teams had success running the football without a true FB set. Sometimes it depends on the RB. Improve the blocking by the Oline and TEs and the run game will be fine. No matter what they run, they need to execute better. I do not think a FB is an answer to the stuggles of the run game.

3. Simmons had the athleticism and awareness to pull. Simmons stuggled in pass protection at times. I think his smarts and ability to run block were the reasons he was a starter. I am not sure if the guys that are playing there can pull on that level. Sometimes Kemo looks lost out there. Stapleton is a 1st year starter.

4. Spaeth offers depth at the TE position. When Heath went down, Spaeth stepped up nicely.

5. I think the two TE set offers more options in the run and passing games. So I guess it is less predictable. I am not so big on what is or isn't predictable because teams usually know what plays are going to be run. I think we need to execute better on offense. Better blocking from the TE position will help.

6. I think Arians will be back with a team. Sometimes coaches say things that I do not much stock into.

Good response Burgh86. Most all Super Bowl teams are very balanced in offense when comparing running plays to passing. Arians has tried to open up the offense with the two TE sets and spread offense. The closest we come to a balanced attack is the one TE and 3 WR sets. The most successful running plays we have had is in the I formation.

Willie Parker is trying to say we are predictable but he also wants to say the OL is not upper echelon talent. We cannot run a 34 counter pike because our guards do not have the athleticism to pull for wide runs.

There is no getting around the fact that we pass 98% of the time when Ben is in the Shot Gun.

MeetJoeGreene
12-16-2008, 06:40 PM
During the 2007 draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Lawrence Timmons and Lamar Woodley with their first two selections. The selection of a TE was a surprise to everyone except this writer. Arians was promoted to OC in 2007 and Roesthlisberger had one of his best years and Hines Ward is a very big fan of Arians.

The Steelers passed on LeRon McClain in the third round for Matt Spaeth. They also passed on McClain in the fourth round in favor of Sepulveda and Ryan McBean. Coach Tomlin has stated that the bottom line is winning and that Willie should be careful with his comments to the Media. He stated they did very well with two TE sets in 2006.

Coach Tomlin is correct but perhaps the reason for winning is his decision to abide with the thinking of Coach LeBeau.

My questions are as follows:

1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.) I probably would not have.
2. Do you think the Steelers need to go back to a true fullback set?
I think we need that as a viable tool in the toolkit, yes. And use that tool.


3. Do our offensive linemen have the athleticism, specifically the guards, to pull and block to ever run 34 Counter Pike again? Not Kemo. I don't know about Stapleton, but I suspect not.

4. What value does Matt Spaeth add to this offense? He came through when Heath was out. I don't know if that fact that he is underutilized in catching is a function of himself, playcalling, Ben, or other.
5. Is the Two TE set more predictable than the I formation? Not per se. But with the way Arians does things, probably equally as predictable.

6. Does Bruce Arians get his walking papers next year? Remember that Arians had in his contract that he would be promoted to offensive coordinator if Ken Whisenhut left. Also, remember who said “We don’t need an OL. We’ll protect Ben with weapons.” I think Arians will stay. Note: This is NOT an endorsement of Arians by me. Just my hunch.

SteelerOfDeVille
12-16-2008, 06:46 PM
1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.)
Knowing what I knew then, I wouldn't have drafted McClain. Timmons wasn't my guy, but, I was "OK" with the selection. Woodley WAS my guy. In the 3rd, it was well documented that I didn't want another TE. I felt like "if he's going to be a blocker, draft a lineman." Otherwise, I wanted either an RB with size and short yardage ability who was capable of being the backup should FWP go down. I didn't think Dookie was the guy. Later that season, he proved that he wasn't.

HOWEVER, we did get that guy as a UDFA - we just didn't get him on the field.



2. Do you think the Steelers need to go back to a true fullback set?
I think there's some benefit to it. I'd like the flexibility of having all the packages. I think you put yourself at a disadvantage to go with a 3 TE set if you're going short yardage. You've got 3 guys outside the tackle and you're going up the middle. If it were me, I'd have a FB and bring the TE in motion to make the backfield look like a Power-I formation.

All in all, there are benefits to having a true FB as well as the multi-TE sets.



3. Do our offensive linemen have the athleticism, specifically the guards, to pull and block to ever run 34 Counter Pike again?
I'm more concerned about the OT position due to the nubmer of guys we have coming up for FA after this season. However, i wouldn't be opposed to drafting a stud (athletic) guard if one (Duke Robinson) was available and all the OTs were gone.



4. What value does Matt Spaeth add to this offense?
He's a very good TE... but, that's not waht you asked. I've been personally dissapointed in his usage. I would like to see more catches out of him. If he's going to be used primarily as a blocker, I wouldn't mind seeing Essex come in - if for no other reason, but, to see how that would impact blocking.



5. Is the Two TE set more predictable than the I formation?
No. Our offensive coordinator is, though. You can do some really cool stuff out of either formation if you have the imagination.



6. Does Bruce Arians get his walking papers next year? Remember that Arians had in his contract that he would be promoted to offensive coordinator if Ken Whisenhut left. Also, remember who said “We don’t need an OL. We’ll protect Ben with weapons.”
Unfortunately, no, he doesn't get his walking papers. Not off an 11-3 team. They'd have to tank in order for that to happen.

Chadman
12-16-2008, 06:49 PM
Does anyone think that the o-line blocking problems might have more to do with the transition to zone blocking & trying to find O-Lineman that fit that system, rather than the players ability?

As for McLain...he fits the system he's in. Fullbacks are a dime a dozen- get a strong runner that can catch a bit, block a bit...you have your fullback.

As for the two TE system, it should work in theory. Can't see why it wouldn't. With that in mind, selected Speath made sense. And really- Speath has performed pretty well when called upon, so he was a decent pick in Chadman's opinion.

Steeler Shades
12-16-2008, 06:50 PM
1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.)1. If McClain were 275 and had problems controlling his weight, I guess we see why Steelers & other teams passed on him. I think they made the right choices with the players they drafted. I think Spaeth was a good choice. Needed a punter to help with special teams. Tried to add depth on the Dline with Mcbean. All hindsight.
I never liked the Sepulveda pick and still don't. Too high of a draft choice (not counting the additional pick). Do I "mis-remember" or wasn't the rap on Timmons also that he had a weight problem? That certainly didn't stop the Steelers from taking him. The McClain pick would have been helpful in retrospect, but we really needed to address other more pressing issues......and still do. 8)

D Rock
12-16-2008, 07:08 PM
1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.)1. If McClain were 275 and had problems controlling his weight, I guess we see why Steelers & other teams passed on him. I think they made the right choices with the players they drafted. I think Spaeth was a good choice. Needed a punter to help with special teams. Tried to add depth on the Dline with Mcbean. All hindsight.
I never liked the Sepulveda pick and still don't. Too high of a draft choice (not counting the additional pick). Do I "mis-remember" or wasn't the rap on Timmons also that he had a weight problem? That certainly didn't stop the Steelers from taking him. The McClain pick would have been helpful in retrospect, but we really needed to address other more pressing issues......and still do. 8)

The only weight problem I remember Timmons having was that he didn't weight enough. I always thought the issue with him was the he was a physical freak (very true as we have seen this year) but he did not get a whole lot of quality playing time in college and then came out after his junior year.

SteelerOfDeVille
12-16-2008, 07:13 PM
1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.)1. If McClain were 275 and had problems controlling his weight, I guess we see why Steelers & other teams passed on him. I think they made the right choices with the players they drafted. I think Spaeth was a good choice. Needed a punter to help with special teams. Tried to add depth on the Dline with Mcbean. All hindsight.
I never liked the Sepulveda pick and still don't. Too high of a draft choice (not counting the additional pick). Do I "mis-remember" or wasn't the rap on Timmons also that he had a weight problem? That certainly didn't stop the Steelers from taking him. The McClain pick would have been helpful in retrospect, but we really needed to address other more pressing issues......and still do. 8)
i didn't like it initially, but, i bought into the hype of a punter who makes tackles... as the season went on, i realized "i dont want a punter who tackles like a LB. I want a punter who punts like Ray Guy"...

I'd be curious to see how Sep returns... loved his rugby kicks, but, his overall punting was so so... better than what we currently have, though.

BURGH86STEEL
12-16-2008, 07:31 PM
1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.)1. If McClain were 275 and had problems controlling his weight, I guess we see why Steelers & other teams passed on him. I think they made the right choices with the players they drafted. I think Spaeth was a good choice. Needed a punter to help with special teams. Tried to add depth on the Dline with Mcbean. All hindsight.
I never liked the Sepulveda pick and still don't. Too high of a draft choice (not counting the additional pick). Do I "mis-remember" or wasn't the rap on Timmons also that he had a weight problem? That certainly didn't stop the Steelers from taking him. The McClain pick would have been helpful in retrospect, but we really needed to address other more pressing issues......and still do. 8)

Not every pick is popular with every body. I understand why they felt the need to pick Sepulveda at that spot. If they felt that he could help to improve field position and the coverage units it was worth the risk. I will guess that most picks drafted from the 4th round on do not make the team or are not with the team past their 1st contract.

I did not think they needed to draft a RB in the 1st round this year. After thinking about it, maybe they did. Especially since Mendenhall seemed like a bargin at that spot. Not only that, it appeared that they would have execellent depth behind Parker. Injuries killed any chances of that. Hopefully Mendenhall will live up to his potential next season.

stlrz d
12-16-2008, 09:18 PM
I think anyone who's watched Berger and Ernster this season should be salivating at the thought of Sepulveda returning next season. Folks want us to spend a draft pick on a returner but not on a guy who can give us defensive field position. If I remember right, Sepulveda led the league in punts downed inside the 20 last season. That's value.

As for Arians...even if we win it all I believe he will be gone.

SteelerOfDeVille
12-16-2008, 09:23 PM
I think anyone who's watched Berger and Ernster this season should be salivating at the thought of Sepulveda returning next season. Folks want us to spend a draft pick on a returner but not on a guy who can give us defensive field position. If I remember right, Sepulveda led the league in punts downed inside the 20 last season. That's value.

As for Arians...even if we win it all I believe he will be gone.
agreed on point 1... on point 2, I don't see Arians being gone - unless he chooses to move on his own.

stlrz d
12-16-2008, 09:45 PM
I think anyone who's watched Berger and Ernster this season should be salivating at the thought of Sepulveda returning next season. Folks want us to spend a draft pick on a returner but not on a guy who can give us defensive field position. If I remember right, Sepulveda led the league in punts downed inside the 20 last season. That's value.

As for Arians...even if we win it all I believe he will be gone.
agreed on point 1... on point 2, I don't see Arians being gone - unless he chooses to move on his own.

Maybe I'm delusional, but I have this vision of Tomlin at a presser stating that despite winning a championship there are areas where they can, and will, get better and that starts with replacing the OC.

Steeler Shades
12-16-2008, 10:02 PM
I think anyone who's watched Berger and Ernster this season should be salivating at the thought of Sepulveda returning next season.
I don't agree that the only choices the Steelers have are Berger and Ernster, or spend two draft choices (4th & 6th) on a punter. I think there were other punters available last year and this year that would give good value and not be as costly in picks. That is my opinion and a couple of dogs like Berger and Ernster don't convince me that Sepulveda was a good value.

As far as Airens...... Even if we discount MT's infamous statement about "continuity", and if we get to the AFCC (and I expect us to), Airens will stay..... sadly. 8)

stlrz d
12-16-2008, 10:04 PM
Sepulveda only had one season and led the league (as a rookie) in punts downed inside the 20.

In the NFL field position is so important. Sepulveda brings value.

Steeler Shades
12-16-2008, 10:14 PM
Sepulveda only had one season and led the league (as a rookie) in punts downed inside the 20.

In the NFL field position is so important. Sepulveda brings value.
I can't seem to find an online source for that "inside the 20" stat. I did find the following, but evidently they both are not correct. Could you please provide a link?
http://www.sikids.com/football/nfl/stat ... _IN20.html (http://www.sikids.com/football/nfl/stats/2007/punting/0_byPUNT_IN20.html)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/footba ... _IN20.html (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/stats/2007/punting/0_byPUNT_IN20.html)
8)

stlrz d
12-16-2008, 10:31 PM
[quote="stlrz d":37ur93yx]Sepulveda only had one season and led the league (as a rookie) in punts downed inside the 20.

In the NFL field position is so important. Sepulveda brings value.
I can't seem to find an online source for that "inside the 20" stat. I did find the following, but evidently they both are not correct. Could you please provide a link?
http://www.sikids.com/football/nfl/stat ... _IN20.html (http://www.sikids.com/football/nfl/stats/2007/punting/0_byPUNT_IN20.html)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/footba ... _IN20.html (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/stats/2007/punting/0_byPUNT_IN20.html)
8)[/quote:37ur93yx]

I don't know if those are punts that landed inside the 20 or punts downed inside the 20.

I can't find a link either but I swear to you I read an article that stated Sepulveda led the league in punts downed inside the 20.

Oviedo
12-16-2008, 10:43 PM
Reality check:

1. Arians won't be gone. Get over it and plan on having hissy fits next year too. Our QB likes him and they have rapport. Is pleasing fans more important than that--NO!!! Ben has grown under Arians much more than he did under the non creative, predictable Whisenhunt or his type.
2. Sepulveda was a good pick. Look at the percentage of times he pinned the other team inside the 20. That is more important than distance.
3. Spaeth was a good pick for an offense that was transitioning to one that actually read the rule book and realized TEs were allowed to catch the ball. Spaeth is a good, if not great, blocker and he can catch the ball. Factor in the plans at the time and he made sense.

Steeler Shades
12-16-2008, 10:47 PM
Reality check:
2. Sepulveda was a good pick. Look at the percentage of times he pinned the other team inside the 20. That is more important than distance..
I'd like to take your advice and look at this percentage and compare it to other NFL punters......do you have a link? 8)

flippy
12-17-2008, 07:28 AM
During the 2007 draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected Lawrence Timmons and Lamar Woodley with their first two selections. The selection of a TE was a surprise to everyone except this writer. Arians was promoted to OC in 2007 and Roesthlisberger had one of his best years and Hines Ward is a very big fan of Arians.

The Steelers passed on LeRon McClain in the third round for Matt Spaeth. They also passed on McClain in the fourth round in favor of Sepulveda and Ryan McBean. Coach Tomlin has stated that the bottom line is winning and that Willie should be careful with his comments to the Media. He stated they did very well with two TE sets in 2006.

Coach Tomlin is correct but perhaps the reason for winning is his decision to abide with the thinking of Coach LeBeau.

My questions are as follows:

1. Would you have taken the chance on LeRon McClain in 2007 over any of the above mentioned draft choices? (A tip was that Ron Hughes was supposedly told McClain had a weight control problem and was at 275 lbs. prior to the draft.)

2. Do you think the Steelers need to go back to a true fullback set?
3. Do our offensive linemen have the athleticism, specifically the guards, to pull and block to ever run 34 Counter Pike again?

4. What value does Matt Spaeth add to this offense?

5. Is the Two TE set more predictable than the I formation?

6. Does Bruce Arians get his walking papers next year? Remember that Arians had in his contract that he would be promoted to offensive coordinator if Ken Whisenhut left. Also, remember who said “We don’t need an OL. We’ll protect Ben with weapons.”

1. We got Gary Russel and we're not using him. Why? He's a significantly better prospect than McLain. I'm not as much a fan of a big back as I am a good back.

2. Not necessarily. Parker hit a lot of homeruns out of the 2 back set. But we've also seen a lot of -1, 0, 1, and 2 yard runs out of the same set.

3. Simmons does, but he also drives me nuts when he's in the game. Our guys may not be the fastest, but they have strengths and lets focus on those and try to make them as successful as possible. If Marvel miraculously got healthy and we plugged him into Colon's spot, I think we might have an above average line today. And why not try some unbalanced lines to manufacture some running game. And see #1, get some carries for Gary. Willie isn't 100%. Moore's a decent player, but a fill in player, and a better pass catcher than runner. Lets see what Gary can do.

4. He brings versatility to the 2 and 3 TE sets. Do we use him to his fullest? That's another question really. Matt's a pretty talented TE. And his blocking has improved. I'm surprised we don't use his size advantage more in the redzone.

5. No.

6. No. I thought Ben liked him. He's giving Ben input into the plays. And I kinda see Tomlin defending BA with some of his recent comments about Parker's complaints with the offense. How about Larry Z? He's the line coach afterall and that seems to be a bigger problem for us.

Steeler Shades
12-17-2008, 06:23 PM
Reality check:
2. Sepulveda was a good pick. Look at the percentage of times he pinned the other team inside the 20. That is more important than distance..
I'd like to take your advice and look at this percentage and compare it to other NFL punters......do you have a link? 8)
Guess you don't have a link? 8)

costanza2k1
12-17-2008, 06:44 PM
[quote=Oviedo]Reality check:
2. Sepulveda was a good pick. Look at the percentage of times he pinned the other team inside the 20. That is more important than distance..
I'd like to take your advice and look at this percentage and compare it to other NFL punters......do you have a link? 8)
Guess you don't have a link? 8)[/quote:25lqesjr]


Here are some stats, not exactly what you're looking for but the math can be done. For punts inside the 20 he was ranked #8 in the NFL. 41%

http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats? ... =2&p=46825 (http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?season=2007&seasonType=REG&d-447263-o=2&tabSeq=0&statisticCategory=PUNTING&d-447263-p=1&d-447263-s=PUNTING_PUNTS_INSIDE_20&d-447263-n=1http://www.planetsteelers.com/phpBB3/posting.php?mode=edit&f=2&p=46825)

costanza2k1
12-17-2008, 06:58 PM
[quote=Oviedo]Reality check:
2. Sepulveda was a good pick. Look at the percentage of times he pinned the other team inside the 20. That is more important than distance..
I'd like to take your advice and look at this percentage and compare it to other NFL punters......do you have a link? 8)
Guess you don't have a link? 8)


Here are some stats, not exactly what you're looking for but the math can be done. For punts inside the 20 he was ranked #8 in the NFL. 41%

http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats? ... =2&p=46825 (http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?season=2007&seasonType=REG&d-447263-o=2&tabSeq=0&statisticCategory=PUNTING&d-447263-p=1&d-447263-s=PUNTING_PUNTS_INSIDE_20&d-447263-n=1http://www.planetsteelers.com/phpBB3/posting.php?mode=edit&f=2&p=46825)[/quote:1v5q4eb7]

Since I was bored I dropped it in a spreadsheet and did the math. Looks like he ranks 5th in the NFL for punters who have punted more than 13 punts.

Andy Lee SF P 40.00%
Mike Scifres SD P 44.44%
Chris Kluwe MIN P 41.98%
Josh Bidwell TB P 38.96%
Daniel Sepulveda PIT P 41.18%
Matt Turk HOU P 43.64%
Scott Player CLE P 46.15%
Jeremy Kapinos NYJ P 40.00%
Jason Elam DEN K 100.00%
Robbie Gould CHI K 50.00%
John Kasay CAR K 50.00%

Steeler Shades
12-17-2008, 07:27 PM
Since I was bored I dropped it in a spreadsheet and did the math. Looks like he ranks 5th in the NFL for punters who have punted more than 13 punts.

Andy Lee SF P 40.00%
Mike Scifres SD P 44.44%
Chris Kluwe MIN P 41.98%
Josh Bidwell TB P 38.96%
Daniel Sepulveda PIT P 41.18%
Matt Turk HOU P 43.64%
Scott Player CLE P 46.15%
Jeremy Kapinos NYJ P 40.00%
Jason Elam DEN K 100.00%
Robbie Gould CHI K 50.00%
John Kasay CAR K 50.00%
You the MAN!!!
Thanks for the information. 8)