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brothervad
11-22-2009, 06:45 PM
Is the ability to impose our will over a team by smashing it down their throats...

We had the ball for over 20 minutes in the first half and are up by 10.

In the Cowher era it would've been 3-4 yards and cloud of dust. He simply would've tired to wear down the Defensive side of the ball so that by 4th Quarter there would be nothing left in the tank.

Does that mean I want to go back to his overly conservative gameplan? no, but in some cases when you have owned the first half like they did a more brutal form of game as opposed to finesse has it's merits.

just saying today would've been a good day to see us smash it right down the Cheifs throats.

It just doesn't look by either schematics, coaching or personnel that this team can be a dominant run blocking team.

On a side note...do you think the injury to Keamotu may have led to the abandonment of the run game? I believe he is there best run blocker.

brothervad

Eddie Spaghetti
11-22-2009, 06:48 PM
ramon foster did a very nice job replacing the dragon from i could tell.

this kid can play.

stlrz d
11-22-2009, 06:48 PM
We don't have that kind of team anymore. Bettis is long retired.

And yes I do believe the loss of Kemo had an effect on the running game.

brothervad
11-22-2009, 06:49 PM
We don't have that kind of team anymore. Bettis is long retired.

And yes I do believe the loss of Kemo had an effect on the running game.

I know that is why I said I miss it ;)

brothervad

BURGH86STEEL
11-22-2009, 06:59 PM
Is the ability to impose our will over a team by smashing it down their throats...

We had the ball for over 20 minutes in the first half and are up by 10.

In the Cowher era it would've been 3-4 yards and cloud of dust. He simply would've tired to wear down the Defensive side of the ball so that by 4th Quarter there would be nothing left in the tank.

Does that mean I want to go back to his overly conservative gameplan? no, but in some cases when you have owned the first half like they did a more brutal form of game as opposed to finesse has it's merits.

just saying today would've been a good day to see us smash it right down the Cheifs throats.

It just doesn't look by either schematics, coaching or personnel that this team can be a dominant run blocking team.

On a side note...do you think the injury to Keamotu may have led to the abandonment of the run game? I believe he is there best run blocker.

brothervad

They attempted to run the ball against the Chiefs. They did not have much success. They appeared to have more success passing.

Lots of fans complained about things in the Cowher era. Cowher's teams had these kinds of losses too.

I believe the answer for this team is to cut down on the game changing mistakes. They made game changing mistakes on special teams, offense, and defense. They need to clean up those mistakes on the field.

feelthesteel
11-22-2009, 07:07 PM
TORCHED time and time again
why is other teams seem to get to Ben more then our D gets their QB
My wife always brings up that point.
I tell her because he holds the ball longer
but truth is our D doesnt get the same pressure.

stlrz d
11-22-2009, 07:13 PM
We don't have that kind of team anymore. Bettis is long retired.

And yes I do believe the loss of Kemo had an effect on the running game.

I know that is why I said I miss it ;)

brothervad

Just making sure. ;) :D

Btw, feelthesteel, we were 5th in the league with 25 sacks going in...and got 5 more today. We get a lot of pressure, but it's not possible to get pressure on every play. The Chiefs O line is being paid to play too.

feelthesteel
11-22-2009, 07:21 PM
I heard Harrisons name but Woodley once i think
i do miss AARON SMITH though

i think Hood is moving up n Eason played ok
Bens second most sacked QB in NFL
How long will that last.

NJ-STEELER
11-22-2009, 07:53 PM
Is the ability to impose our will over a team by smashing it down their throats...

We had the ball for over 20 minutes in the first half and are up by 10.

In the Cowher era it would've been 3-4 yards and cloud of dust. He simply would've tired to wear down the Defensive side of the ball so that by 4th Quarter there would be nothing left in the tank.

Does that mean I want to go back to his overly conservative gameplan? no, but in some cases when you have owned the first half like they did a more brutal form of game as opposed to finesse has it's merits.

just saying today would've been a good day to see us smash it right down the Cheifs throats.

It just doesn't look by either schematics, coaching or personnel that this team can be a dominant run blocking team.

On a side note...do you think the injury to Keamotu may have led to the abandonment of the run game? I believe he is there best run blocker.

brothervad

They attempted to run the ball against the Chiefs. They did not have much success. They appeared to have more success passing.

Lots of fans complained about things in the Cowher era. Cowher's teams had these kinds of losses too.

I believe the answer for this team is to cut down on the game changing mistakes. They made game changing mistakes on special teams, offense, and defense. They need to clean up those mistakes on the field.

$$

NJ-STEELER
11-22-2009, 07:56 PM
TORCHED time and time again
why is other teams seem to get to Ben more then our D gets their QB
My wife always brings up that point.
I tell her because he holds the ball longer
but truth is our D doesnt get the same pressure.

the D gets pressure... they just try to be too cute on occasion. this was fine when we had guys that couldn't get to the QB consistently.... we dont have that problem anymore

send your best, and make them stop you


our D would have a field day vs. our OL...position wise, its
the only unit that isn't clearly above average on the team

NJ-STEELER
11-22-2009, 08:00 PM
I heard Harrisons name but Woodley once i think
i do miss AARON SMITH though

i think Hood is moving up n Eason played ok
Bens second most sacked QB in NFL
How long will that last.


woodley had 2 sacks today and dropped a RB for a loss on another play

pfelix73
11-22-2009, 08:28 PM
Woodley had a good game today..

Tomlin said right after he was hired that he wanted a smash mouth type team, but yet he still wanted BA to run the show. (Unless he had no choice in the decision) Inconsistent in the thinking there, IMO. He knew BA was in favor of the 1 back 2 TE set... That is not a smash mouth type formation....BA doesn't like the FB. That's a mistake.

Did I see Hood playing in the NG spot for Casey?

:Steel

DukieBoy
11-22-2009, 08:47 PM
What happened to Kemo ?



We don't have that kind of team anymore. Bettis is long retired.

And yes I do believe the loss of Kemo had an effect on the running game.

stlrz d
11-22-2009, 08:53 PM
What happened to Kemo ?



We don't have that kind of team anymore. Bettis is long retired.

And yes I do believe the loss of Kemo had an effect on the running game.

Something with his knee. 3rd quarter. Haven't heard anything on it yet though.

I think he walked off on his own power. I don't remember him being down at all.

There was a play where Ben was sacked...Kemo got totally blown up by 2 dudes on that play...so I wonder if that was the one? Can't remember for sure.

NJ-STEELER
11-22-2009, 08:58 PM
MLC sprain for kemo

stlrz d
11-22-2009, 09:01 PM
MLC sprain for kemo

MCL, right? Typo?

Anyway, hopefully it's not too severe. We really need him next week.

NJ-STEELER
11-22-2009, 09:03 PM
ya

although foster did petty well

i'm more concerned about troy