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costanza2k1
01-23-2012, 02:16 PM
This article deserves it's own thread:

http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com ... html#links (http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/2012/01/and-then-there-were-two.html#links)
The Super Bowl matchup is now set and for Steelers fans, I offer this insight.

On one side, you have the kind of offense the Steelers have long proclaimed they'd like to be - the multiple sets of New England.

On the other side is the kind of offense they should be - a Giants offense that employs two running backs to go along with its three pretty darn good receivers.

Here's why the Steelers could be the Giants offensively a lot easier than they could the Patriots.

Pittsburgh has three outstanding young receivers in Antonio Brown, Mike Wallace and Emmanuel Sanders. Add Jerricho Cotchery to the mix - if they can re-sign him - and add in a dash of Heath Miller and the Steelers could be every bit as dangerous as New York.

The interesting thing here is that while the general belief is that the Giants are a run-first team, they decidedly were not this season. But they ran the ball reasonably well when Ahmad Bradshaw was healthy.

Rashard Mendenhall could be used in the same fashion, if, and this is a big if, he would get more looks in the passing game.

Bruce Arians always raved about Mendenhall's hands. But the Steelers rarely did much to take advantage of them.

As for Brandon Jacobs, I'd say that Isaac Redman is a better, younger version of the big back, capable of picking up a yard when you need to and help run out the clock at the end of the game.

And yes, the Giants employ a fullback, former Pitt star Henry Hynoski.

It is interesting to note that Hynoski said in a radio interview last week with Joe Starkey that the Steelers wanted to sign him as an undrafted free agent.

Odds are that whomever the Steelers hire as their new offensive coordinator, having a true fullback will become a priority once again.

It is, after all, easier to find a fullback than it is the next Rob Gronkowski.

SteelBucks
01-23-2012, 02:21 PM
On the other side is the kind of offense they should be - a Giants offense that employs two running backs to go along with its three pretty darn good receivers.


:Clap This is what I have believed all season.

costanza2k1
01-23-2012, 02:29 PM
I agree I don't know how people got a one liner from the OWNER of the team to mean...run, run, pass, punt

Ghost
01-23-2012, 03:43 PM
Hynoski had a nice little catch and run late in the game yesterday. He's a load. Would have looked good in the B&G back in the day. I have to assume that after politely telling the Steelers no, he hung up the phone and laughed hysterically at their offer.

SteelBucks
01-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Hynoski had a nice little catch and run late in the game yesterday. He's a load. Would have looked good in the B&G back in the day. I have to assume that after politely telling the Steelers no, he hung up the phone and laughed hysterically at their offer.

...or he noticed that the Steelers didn't use a FB under Arians.

fezziwig
01-23-2012, 06:30 PM
if our offense would do all the little things such as, establish the run, throw to the runningbacks, tightends, throw to some quick routes, some screens, keeping the defense honest and then, Ben can unleash some nice passes to Wallace down the field.

Ghost
01-24-2012, 03:48 PM
Hynoski had a nice little catch and run late in the game yesterday. He's a load. Would have looked good in the B&G back in the day. I have to assume that after politely telling the Steelers no, he hung up the phone and laughed hysterically at their offer.

...or he noticed that the Steelers didn't use a FB under Arians.

Ummm...that's why he would have been laughing and saying no. Of course he turned them down. Why would any player go to a team when the Coordinator has verbally expressed disdain for that player's position.

Dee Dub
01-24-2012, 04:17 PM
....It is, after all, easier to find a fullback than it is the next Rob Gronkowski.

How about a hybrid version of both? Rhett Ellison USC TE/FB. He can do both..and he is a pretty solid blocker.