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legend of polamalu
10-29-2012, 02:28 PM
Yea...I love um, but I try not to get my hopes up also. This team has put a SB or bust mentality on my head each year.
Sunday was a good game, don't get me wrong. My favorite part was when we stopped them on 3rd and 1 on first series. I was like yes, Def of old is back! Then I started seeing same old stuff. Open receivers, bad play from our Def line and no qb pressure. All this to a lessoned degree though which was enouraging. Also encouraging is to know we played decent D without Polamalu.
I just think we need better play from our D-Line, some turnovers would be nice and a sack or two. 1 sack in the past 2 games and I believe 1 turnover??? This will have to change to make a dent in the playoffs this year. I have seen Hampton, Keisel and Heyward make 2-3 plays combined. Hood maybe 3 total. That with no int for DB'S is a reoccuring theme. Thoughts?

D Rock
10-29-2012, 02:36 PM
Yea...I love um, but I try not to get my hopes up also. This team has put a SB or bust mentality on my head each year.
Sunday was a good game, don't get me wrong. My favorite part was when we stopped them on 3rd and 1 on first series. I was like yes, Def of old is back! Then I started seeing same old stuff. Open receivers, bad play from our Def line and no qb pressure. All this to a lessoned degree though which was enouraging. Also encouraging is to know we played decent D without Polamalu.
I just think we need better play from our D-Line, some turnovers would be nice and a sack or two. 1 sack in the past 2 games and I believe 1 turnover??? This will have to change to make a dent in the playoffs this year. I have seen Hampton, Keisel and Heyward make 2-3 plays combined. Hood maybe 3 total. That with no int for DB'S is a reoccuring theme. Thoughts?

I agree that some of what we are seeing from the D is still worrisome, but I think it is balanced out by the steps we are seeing from the offense. At this point in the season, being in the thick of the playoff hunt, and with most of the remaining games at home...I feel pretty good about making the playoffs. Just get in, after that it's a whole new ball game and anything can happen.

feltdizz
10-29-2012, 02:37 PM
I don't think our D wanted to blitz or get too much pressure on RGIII... his stats are better when teams blitz. I think the job was to contain him and not let him use his legs to beat us. The open TE's are a concern but that's going to happen from time to time when you have a world class sprinter at QB. The LB's are peaking in the backfield, they ran a lot of nice play action, zone reads and fake reverse plays.

I think we did a great job on him.

Steelerphile
10-29-2012, 04:04 PM
I'm much more encouraged after this game, than any so far. They looked good against Cincinnati and took it up another notch again against Washington. I thought the playcalling on both sides of the ball was excellent and the effort was excellent. Hopefully, this OL can stay intact the way it is because it is playing very well.

Ghost
10-29-2012, 04:09 PM
I think the D had a LOT of help yesterday from the Skins' WRs. 10 drops is beyond ridiculous, including taking poiunts off the board. That is a much, much different game if RG III had any help at all. Love the win, but still concerned.

Oviedo
10-29-2012, 05:01 PM
If we win the Super Bowl this year it will be because of Haley's offense and not our defense. As a life long Steeler fan who loves a dominating defense that is hard to type.

chiken
10-29-2012, 06:58 PM
The Defense is not Great, but its getting better.. We Tackled the ball, and a few of those drops were actually good defensive plays (Defender getting a hand in) and If I am correct the 2 Tds dropped were on the same drive.. That offense gave the Giants fits and the Giants can easily play for the trophy again this year.

Slapstick
10-29-2012, 07:37 PM
PFF said 7 drops...still a ton, but a more realistic number...

Ghost
10-29-2012, 08:39 PM
PFF said 7 drops...still a ton, but a more realistic number...

PFF is full of sh*t. CBS Sports, Fox Sports, CNN and Coach Shanahan himself ALL said 10. Just watching let me know it was 10 as well. Worst performance by a WR crew by any team all year.

Slapstick
10-29-2012, 09:05 PM
PFF is full of sh*t. CBS Sports, Fox Sports, CNN and Coach Shanahan himself ALL said 10. Just watching let me know it was 10 as well. Worst performance by a WR crew by any team all year.

I disagree...it's just a way to take credit away from the Steelers for a good defensive performance against the golden boy...

Sugar
10-29-2012, 09:13 PM
I disagree...it's just a way to take credit away from the Steelers for a good defensive performance against the golden boy...

It's just a way to say it wasn't RGIII's fault. I get that. So they don't credit the Steelers as much as they say his supporting cast sucked. It is what it is...

Ghost
10-29-2012, 09:22 PM
But his supporting cast did suck. I don't understand how one watches the game and doesn't think so.

Sugar
10-29-2012, 09:26 PM
But his supporting cast did suck. I don't understand how one watches the game and doesn't think so.

I think everyone thinks so. No one disputes that.

Discipline of Steel
10-31-2012, 12:09 AM
i dont doubt we will make the playoffs, our sched IS pretty easy from here on out.

LordVile
10-31-2012, 03:44 AM
it was raining and the ball was slippery.. our guys MADE the catches that they did not.. we played better.. give credit where it's due.. 7 drops...

Flasteel
10-31-2012, 06:28 AM
PFF is full of sh*t. CBS Sports, Fox Sports, CNN and Coach Shanahan himself ALL said 10. Just watching let me know it was 10 as well. Worst performance by a WR crew by any team all year.

Why are you trying to openly discredit our defense? The simple fact is that you are wrong.

Anyone watching the game would know that many of those passes were defended and not dropped by the receivers. The dropped TD didn't take points off the board either. They scored their only TD of the game later in that same drive. Sounds like you have some kind of odd agenda Ghost. Regardless, you and those parroting news organizations are wrong.

steelblood
10-31-2012, 07:55 AM
We will see what this team is made of in the next month and a half. We have tough games against the Giants, Baltimore, and, well, Baltimore again! We also have games we should win (but we know how that goes). The Giants should be an excellent litmus test. We must at least play well (even if we lose). Then, we need to at least split with Baltimore.

grotonsteel
10-31-2012, 09:34 AM
If Steelers sweep Baltimore they will make playoffs. I think it all depends on their remaining division games.

Steelers should have won Oakland and Tenn games. Steelers will learn from those mistakes and build upon it going forward in their campaign for SB#7

feltdizz
10-31-2012, 01:07 PM
7 drops... maybe 6. anyone who watched the game should be able to admit the Redskins drop a lot of passes. There were 3 or 4 where our defender forced the ball.

Oviedo
10-31-2012, 01:11 PM
7 drops... maybe 6. anyone who watched the game should be able to admit the Redskins drop a lot of passes. There were 3 or 4 where our defender forced the ball.


Two of the drops that had nothing to do with the defender were TDs.

Slapstick
10-31-2012, 03:21 PM
The Steelers dropped some passes, too...it happens...

In the words of the immortal Cassandra Wong:


And if a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his @$$ on the ground when he hops.

Woulda, should, coulda...

RuthlessBurgher
10-31-2012, 03:36 PM
In the words of the immortal Cassandra Wong, "And if a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his @$$ on the ground when he hops."

SANG!
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