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SteelTorch
08-17-2010, 11:41 PM
This from CHFF (not sure if this has been posted)


Since 2007, Polamalu has missed 16 games and played 32. The Steelers are 8-8 and allow 20.4 PPG without him, 23-9 and allow 15.4 PPG with him.

:shock:

Honestly, I did not think the difference would have been that profound. Coincidence? Maybe; but the number is shocking.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
08-18-2010, 03:46 AM
In how many of those games is Aaron Smith missing as well? In both 2006 and 2009 they both missed significant playing time together. Either one is a big loss but the combination of them both missing is huge.

BURGH86STEEL
08-18-2010, 05:45 AM
It is difficult to overcome the loss of the best player on a team. There is a good chance that Troy would had made a play to end the game in one of those 4th QT losses last season.

Jooser
08-18-2010, 06:16 AM
I agree, Troy's absence definitely hurt all around last season, but I'm sure he could have iced at least one of those 4th qtr losses last season.

Oviedo
08-18-2010, 07:47 AM
This is why if I were king for a day Troy would not sniff the field in preseason. Same with Aaron Smith.

Give their back ups all the reps so they are ready if either did get hurt again.

stlrz d
08-18-2010, 08:01 AM
In how many of those games is Aaron Smith missing as well? In both 2006 and 2009 they both missed significant playing time together. Either one is a big loss but the combination of them both missing is huge.

That would require more research than the crack staff at CHFF is willing to do.

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
08-18-2010, 08:36 AM
Only stat that will mean anything this year. Points allowed 15 or below will put us on the road to Dallas.

Oviedo
08-18-2010, 09:04 AM
[quote="steeler_fan_in_t.o.":1ngiaigb]In how many of those games is Aaron Smith missing as well? In both 2006 and 2009 they both missed significant playing time together. Either one is a big loss but the combination of them both missing is huge.

That would require more research than the crack staff at CHFF is willing to do.[/quote:1ngiaigb]

Smith missed 11 games in 2009 and 5 games in 2007. The problem is that the injuries in both cases were season ending. They were also both upper extremity (arm and shoulder) injuries which are tough for a player who has to "hand fight" with a 300lb+ man on every single play.

virgilbosetti
08-18-2010, 09:21 AM
In how many of those games is Aaron Smith missing as well? In both 2006 and 2009 they both missed significant playing time together. Either one is a big loss but the combination of them both missing is huge.


Big money TO.....big money! It may be difficult to find two replacements from the entire league, let alone one team, that can fill the void when these two are out. Getting these two back, Mcfadden back , and another year under the belts of the likes of Hood, Woodley, Timmons, etc...has me fired up about this D. Big time fired up!

ramblinjim
08-18-2010, 09:31 AM
Losing Troy and Aaron together last year was just a shame, hopefully the breaks fall our way this year on the injury front. You just can't replace Aaron Smith and Troy P.

I agree with whomever posted that 15ppg puts us in Dallas this year. I want to see us nothing less that dominant this year. :tt2 :Cheers

hawaiiansteel
08-18-2010, 08:55 PM
you mean we needed yet ANOTHER reason to want DA MAN back? :tt2

http://media.pennlive.com/patriotnewssports/photo/steelers-secondaryjpg-e42581af631f8a38.jpg

NorthCoast
08-18-2010, 09:32 PM
Only stat that will mean anything this year. Points allowed 15 or below will put us on the road to Dallas.

Agree completely JPN. This stat is a strong predictor of play-off appearances as long as the offense can average more than 20 ppg.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
08-19-2010, 12:06 AM
In how many of those games is Aaron Smith missing as well? In both 2006 and 2009 they both missed significant playing time together. Either one is a big loss but the combination of them both missing is huge.


Big money TO.....big money! It may be difficult to find two replacements from the entire league, let alone one team, that can fill the void when these two are out. Getting these two back, Mcfadden back , and another year under the belts of the likes of Hood, Woodley, Timmons, etc...has me fired up about this D. Big time fired up!

I mention Smitty every time I hear about the loss of Troy. Not because I discount Troy's value, but I think way too many people overlook A.S.

In '07 just before his injury I posted a thread on the Trib board calling Smith the most indispensible member of our D. By that I meant that there was the largest dropoff between him and his replacement should he ever get injured. Kirschke and Eason were awful when he went down and unfortunately proved my point. At the same time Troy went down and grabbed the bigger headlines over his absence.

Troy is huge to this D, but let us not also forget a player who Coach Lebeau says he would start with in building his perfect 3-4 front.