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SteelCrazy
11-30-2009, 01:15 AM
Too many injuries to key players has been the downfall of the defending champs. Aaron Smith, Troy P., Big Ben, Chris Kemo., Travis Kir., Charlie Batch, Darnell Stapleton, just to name a few. Some of these guys are out for the season, some have been out for several games, and some were out tonight against the Ravens.

Isn't that just too many to overcome? Maybe not, but it does make it very difficult. Take last year, we were mostly injury free and you know the results. We are lucky to have won 6 games at this point and we had opportunities to win most of the ones we lost, at the very end.

I think we are playing pretty well for the shape we are in...we could be doing worse.

SteelCrazy
12-01-2009, 12:12 AM
Close your eyes, but it's injuries that is keeping us from winning..........

BURGH86STEEL
12-01-2009, 12:26 AM
Close your eyes, but it's injuries that is keeping us from winning..........

I believe it's a combination of things. Injuries, mistakes, giving up uncharacteristic big plays, inconsistency, special teams play, and the inability of the defensive or offensive players to step up and make plays to close out games.