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SteelHoss
09-03-2010, 11:01 AM
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Friday, September 03, 2010
Post-Carolina thoughts
Well, we wanted a decision on who the Steelers' QB would be against Atlanta and it's apparent that player will be Dennis Dixon.

I asked Mike Tomlin after the game if he pulled Dixon out because he didn't want to get him hurt. He said yes.

That tells me that Tomlin is planning on starting Dixon.

He could change his mind and go with Charlie Batch, though the coaching staff knows Charlie is injury prone at this point in his career - hence their decision to have him throw just four passes in more than two quarters.

But it's easier to go with Dixon and hope the defense can keep things close and overcome any mistakes he may make.

With the way this offensive line is run blocking, they should be able to take some pressure off Dixon and control the clock.

That's right, I'm raving about the run blocking of this offensive line - OK, I'm not raving. But I like the way they're getting off the ball.

We're seeing some nasty out of this offensive line, particularly when they line up and go straight ahead.

This is a big offensive line - probably the biggest in team history with the addition of Flozell Adams at right tackle. And they can use that to their advantage.

Perhaps it serves Tomlin right that his choice to replace Ben Roethlisberger during his suspension was injured when a second-team offensive lineman got rag-dolled and leg whipped the quarterback.

Jonathan Scott had played reasonably well to this point, but he's still a backup. You shouldn't have your QB in the game with backup linemen unless you absolutely have to.

It's a lesson you would have thought Tomlin would have learned last week in Denver when he nearly got Leftwich killed playing behind second and third stringers before yanking him after just two series.

He probably won't make the same mistake ever again.
posted by Dale Lolley at 1:58 AM



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How fickle people and writers can be! Injuries can happen anytime to anybody!

ikestops85
09-03-2010, 11:12 AM
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Friday, September 03, 2010
Post-Carolina thoughts
Well, we wanted a decision on who the Steelers' QB would be against Atlanta and it's apparent that player will be Dennis Dixon.

I asked Mike Tomlin after the game if he pulled Dixon out because he didn't want to get him hurt. He said yes.

That tells me that Tomlin is planning on starting Dixon.

He could change his mind and go with Charlie Batch, though the coaching staff knows Charlie is injury prone at this point in his career - hence their decision to have him throw just four passes in more than two quarters.

But it's easier to go with Dixon and hope the defense can keep things close and overcome any mistakes he may make.

With the way this offensive line is run blocking, they should be able to take some pressure off Dixon and control the clock.

That's right, I'm raving about the run blocking of this offensive line - OK, I'm not raving. But I like the way they're getting off the ball.

We're seeing some nasty out of this offensive line, particularly when they line up and go straight ahead.

This is a big offensive line - probably the biggest in team history with the addition of Flozell Adams at right tackle. And they can use that to their advantage.

Perhaps it serves Tomlin right that his choice to replace Ben Roethlisberger during his suspension was injured when a second-team offensive lineman got rag-dolled and leg whipped the quarterback.

Jonathan Scott had played reasonably well to this point, but he's still a backup. You shouldn't have your QB in the game with backup linemen unless you absolutely have to.

It's a lesson you would have thought Tomlin would have learned last week in Denver when he nearly got Leftwich killed playing behind second and third stringers before yanking him after just two series.

He probably won't make the same mistake ever again.
posted by Dale Lolley at 1:58 AM



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How fickle people and writers can be! Injuries can happen anytime to anybody!

Yeh, like the first stringers in this O-line never got beat pass blocking :roll:

Lebsteel
09-03-2010, 11:19 AM
Kemo probably would have let the DT run right around him and get a full hit on Lefty. I'd feel better with Foster and Urbik at G than Kemo and Essex. BUT...that would be too radical of a change. OK, probaby not smart, either...just rambling....

frankthetank1
09-03-2010, 11:32 AM
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Friday, September 03, 2010
Post-Carolina thoughts
Well, we wanted a decision on who the Steelers' QB would be against Atlanta and it's apparent that player will be Dennis Dixon.

I asked Mike Tomlin after the game if he pulled Dixon out because he didn't want to get him hurt. He said yes.

That tells me that Tomlin is planning on starting Dixon.

He could change his mind and go with Charlie Batch, though the coaching staff knows Charlie is injury prone at this point in his career - hence their decision to have him throw just four passes in more than two quarters.

But it's easier to go with Dixon and hope the defense can keep things close and overcome any mistakes he may make.

With the way this offensive line is run blocking, they should be able to take some pressure off Dixon and control the clock.

That's right, I'm raving about the run blocking of this offensive line - OK, I'm not raving. But I like the way they're getting off the ball.

We're seeing some nasty out of this offensive line, particularly when they line up and go straight ahead.

This is a big offensive line - probably the biggest in team history with the addition of Flozell Adams at right tackle. And they can use that to their advantage.

Perhaps it serves Tomlin right that his choice to replace Ben Roethlisberger during his suspension was injured when a second-team offensive lineman got rag-dolled and leg whipped the quarterback.

Jonathan Scott had played reasonably well to this point, but he's still a backup. You shouldn't have your QB in the game with backup linemen unless you absolutely have to.

It's a lesson you would have thought Tomlin would have learned last week in Denver when he nearly got Leftwich killed playing behind second and third stringers before yanking him after just two series.

He probably won't make the same mistake ever again.
posted by Dale Lolley at 1:58 AM



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How fickle people and writers can be! Injuries can happen anytime to anybody!

Yeh, like the first stringers in this O-line never got beat pass blocking :roll:

exactly!! hindsight is always 20/20. even behind the starting o-line lefty was a liability

DukieBoy
09-03-2010, 11:36 AM
Wish those guys would wear protective knee braces in the pre-season. Don't know if it is practical for them, but seems sensible.

Oviedo
09-03-2010, 11:58 AM
Screw Lolley. He is one of those after the fact media geniuses. You can't predict injuries and it could have hapened at anytime.

IMO a cheap shot by a JV Journalist trying to get attention.

proudpittsburgher
09-03-2010, 12:04 PM
What the hell kind of journalist would insert "serves him right" into their story? :wft How ego-driven is this guy?

BradshawsHairdresser
09-03-2010, 12:47 PM
Screw Lolley. He is one of those after the fact media geniuses. You can't predict injuries and it could have hapened at anytime.

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If Tomlin HADN'T played Lefty, Lolley would have been at the front of the line criticizing the coach for not getting him ready. And if Tomlin HAD surrounded Lefty with all first-string OL, that's still no guarantee against injury.

It's just one of those unfortunate things that can happen when you play the game of football.

phillyesq
09-03-2010, 01:12 PM
Screw Lolley. He is one of those after the fact media geniuses. You can't predict injuries and it could have hapened at anytime.

$$$$$$
If Tomlin HADN'T played Lefty, Lolley would have been at the front of the line criticizing the coach for not getting him ready. And if Tomlin HAD surrounded Lefty with all first-string OL, that's still no guarantee against injury.

It's just one of those unfortunate things that can happen when you play the game of football.

Actually, I think that Lolley is one of the better journalists covering the Steelers, up there with Wexell.

He isn't making grand criticisms of Tomlin to try to gain publicity; it is a footnote in a blog entry, not an article that was published or widely circulated.

ramblinjim
09-03-2010, 01:28 PM
I don't mind Lolley either and during training camp, I actually look for his articles and blogs.

StarSpangledSteeler
09-03-2010, 01:43 PM
Screw Lolley. He is one of those after the fact media geniuses. You can't predict injuries and it could have hapened at anytime.

IMO a cheap shot by a JV Journalist trying to get attention.

Agreed. You can't play scared. Injuries are part of the game. You have to let your starters get some reps under game conditions or you're gonna lose your first few regular season games anyways.

phillyesq
09-03-2010, 02:04 PM
Screw Lolley. He is one of those after the fact media geniuses. You can't predict injuries and it could have hapened at anytime.

IMO a cheap shot by a JV Journalist trying to get attention.

Agreed. You can't play scared. Injuries are part of the game. You have to let your starters get some reps under game conditions or you're gonna lose your first few regular season games anyways.

This is preseason. There is a reason that many teams don't play their starters at all in the 4th game - to avoid injuries.

And, with any luck, "game conditions" will not include Scott playing at RT.

RuthlessBurgher
09-03-2010, 02:06 PM
Screw Lolley. He is one of those after the fact media geniuses. You can't predict injuries and it could have hapened at anytime.

IMO a cheap shot by a JV Journalist trying to get attention.

Agreed. You can't play scared. Injuries are part of the game. You have to let your starters get some reps under game conditions or you're gonna lose your first few regular season games anyways.

This is preseason. There is a reason that many teams don't play their starters at all in the 4th game - to avoid injuries.

And, with any luck, "game conditions" will not include Scott playing at RT.

Speaking of which, anyone hear anything about Scott's injury? He got his ankle rolled up on a Justin Vincent run. Only a mild sprain, or something more?