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JDSteeler
11-26-2009, 04:16 AM
...and lets get back to some Steelers Smash-Mouth Football.

I'm quite annoyed that the Steelers are taking it and not dishing it out, as of
late.

I feel like we are getting our pants pulled down around our ankles, and getting
embarASSed.

Little stupid mistakes every game seem to keep us from blowing teams out.

The talent we have on this team is over-shadowed by the metal mistakes,
and lack of effort by some players.

We can turn this thang around, if they can come together!

Tomlin and Arians need to decide if they want to play Steeler football, and
run Mendy more, or play Air Arians the rest of the season.

I say to the coaches and the players....Get it the F*** together, and lets make
a run at it!!!!!!!!

We start by kickin some Rats AZZ!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Steelers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JD

SteelCrazy
11-26-2009, 05:01 AM
I like to scope my guns at the office...........Go Steelers

buckeyehoppy
11-26-2009, 12:42 PM
I think we can mount a run game. But would like to see more than just the ability to run right. Essex and Colon are very good run blockers. But the same can't be said for Kemo and Fatt Maxx. Would love to see that same run game production equally from the left and the right. Just don't think I'll see it and am wondering about the consistency of the run game if a team knows that we're going to go to the right most of the time.

mshifko
11-26-2009, 12:51 PM
we ran the ball 20+ times against KC but it didn't seem like it...we need to run the ball toward the end of games, milk time off the clock when we have a lead...instead we're throwing and pressure is causing turnvovers...lets just feed our backs..we have 3 very quality backs...come on bruce

birtikidis
11-26-2009, 12:53 PM
I thought we only ran it 19 times against KC...

RuthlessBurgher
11-27-2009, 01:24 AM
I think we can mount a run game. But would like to see more than just the ability to run right. Essex and Colon are very good run blockers. But the same can't be said for Kemo and Fatt Maxx. Would love to see that same run game production equally from the left and the right. Just don't think I'll see it and am wondering about the consistency of the run game if a team knows that we're going to go to the right most of the time.

The reason that we are successful running to the right is not because Kemo is a sub-par run blocker. On the contrary, Kemo may be our best run blocker. He does a good job pulling to the right and leading the RB through the hole like Faneca used to.

Shoe
11-27-2009, 03:56 PM
Tomlin always spouts his "violent" football mantra... much like Cowher used to preach (with the term) "physical".

I find it hard to impose that style of football offensively, if you are a predominate passing team.

RuthlessBurgher
11-27-2009, 06:31 PM
Tomlin always spouts his "violent" football mantra... much like Cowher used to preach (with the term) "physical".

I find it hard to impose that style of football offensively, if you are a predominate passing team.

Tell that to Keith Rivers.

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Tell that to Ed Reed.

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Tell that to new Steeler Corey Ivy.

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These are three primo examples of playing "violent" and all of them happened on pass plays.

skyhawk
11-27-2009, 08:56 PM
THe Steelers OL is still not physical enough to play this way.

They do not control the line of scrimmage at all. They are a major liability later in games when it would be nice to be able to run the ball and use some clock.

NJ-STEELER
11-28-2009, 04:16 PM
we ran it 29 times vs. KC

SteelTorch
11-28-2009, 09:27 PM
I'm sorry, but it really irks me when I see people spouting this stuff about "smashmouth football" and "being physical". :HeadBanger

The passing game is not the problem. In fact, having a good passing game these days is preferred because the rules favor it so dang much. No, the real problem are the mistakes. Namely, allowing kicks returned for TDs, turning the ball over, stupid playcalling, lack of interceptions on D, and failing to convert in the endzone. That, my friends, is the problem. Not passing the ball more.

All this talk equating running with "Steelers football" is pure hogwash. WINNING is Steelers football. Fixing the mistakes is what will help us win, not simply running the ball more.