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SidSmythe
11-04-2012, 09:03 PM
OK, I've always liked the way Redman has run and had high hopes for Dwyer.

Early on our O-Line's run blocking was awful. But it seems that Willie Colon has adjusted to his new position and he's getting his feet back. Foster has stepped up just as I predicted he would in the preseason.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-04-2012, 09:10 PM
I've bagged on Colon as much as anyone. I was on him to start the year as well while we struggled to run the ball. But he has been strong as a run blocker and decent as a pass protector. Factor in that he is taking a position that was formerly held by the human lowlight reel Chris Kemoeatu, and we have the biggest improvement on our OL.

eniparadoxgma
11-04-2012, 09:12 PM
I said the same thing in the chat room. I like both Redman and Dwyer but think the O-Line gelling is the cause for the run game ramping up lately.

DukieBoy
11-04-2012, 09:15 PM
Coincidence? The run game has looked good since I've Fallen and Someone Can't Get Up has been replace by Adams at RT.

BradshawsHairdresser
11-04-2012, 10:18 PM
Coincidence? The run game has looked good since I've Fallen and Someone Can't Get Up has been replace by Adams at RT.
No coincidence. Hopefully Adams stays healthy, and Gilbert Grape stays on the sideline.

Adams has a way to go in his pass blocking, but definitely has been an asset to our running attack.

Eddie Spaghetti
11-04-2012, 10:20 PM
the interior OL is just punishing people right now.

hawaiiansteel
11-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Adams has a way to go in his pass blocking, but definitely has been an asset to our running attack.

I saw Adams get beat for at least 2 sacks, although I must admit that Justin Tuck and JPP are a handful.

BradshawsHairdresser
11-04-2012, 11:23 PM
I saw Adams get beat for at least 2 sacks, although I must admit that Justin Tuck and JPP are a handful.
Yup. Pretty sure Dilbert would have also gotten beat by those two.

Shoe
11-04-2012, 11:24 PM
It's scheme as much as anything else. All the proof you need is that the Giants D-line didn't totally wreck an O-line with Mike Adams at RT. They gave double-teams all day to JPP. For some reason, I didn't see Tuck on the field when I was paying attention to looking for him (did he get hurt?)

Haley's scheme really is a godsend for Ben and our o-line. The ball gets out of Ben's hands quicker, so the o-lin's deficiencies are minimized.

Chadman
11-04-2012, 11:30 PM
Stinky-Bum & Captain Useless have really stepped up their game at OG & we are starting to develop a 'nasty' to our attitude on the OL, which is nice.

Also, both Dwyer & Redman run a form of 'smashmouth' that the Steelers big hogs up front are designed for. This is not an agile, athletic OL. It's a mosh-posh of strong fatties that excel at squishing smaller people, but suck at putting one foot in front of the other at faster than granny-speed.

The Steelers offense is starting to use it's parts in the right way. Looks like Mendy has become Redundantman Mark II & we can get by on the Dwyer/Redman/Rainey monster.

bostonsteeler
11-04-2012, 11:36 PM
Coincidence? The run game has looked good since I've Fallen and Someone Can't Get Up has been replace by Adams at RT.

:lol: :lol:

Chadman
11-04-2012, 11:39 PM
Hate to admit it, but Gilbert is being outplayed by Adams.

Still have faith in Gilbert though- he was good last season. Not a bad spot to be in if DeCastro & Gilbert are not certainties to step in next season..

bostonsteeler
11-04-2012, 11:40 PM
The Steelers offense is starting to use it's parts in the right way. Looks like Mendy has become Redundantman Mark II & we can get by on the Dwyer/Redman/Rainey monster.


My guess is that with this blocking, some of the runs we've seen would become loooong runs with Mendy. Willie Parker would've had 200 yards today.

hawaiiansteel
11-04-2012, 11:43 PM
My guess is that with this blocking, some of the runs we've seen would become loooong runs with Mendy. Willie Parker would've had 200 yards today.

I'm not so sure, a lot of the yards gained by Redman were after initial contact was made.

papillon
11-05-2012, 02:30 AM
I said the same thing in the chat room. I like both Redman and Dwyer but think the O-Line gelling is the cause for the run game ramping up lately.

The O-line gelling is giving the backs the crease they need to make yards, after that the backs are always falling forward for extra yards and they are running through a lot of tackles. The line is providing the opportunity and the backs are doing their job.

Pappy

ikestops85
11-05-2012, 02:37 PM
I love the way Redman and Dwyer have been pushing the pile forward when you think they are stopped. I know this will probably result in a fumble here and there but it fires me up when they do it. I can only imagine how it riles up the offensive linemen.

RuthlessBurgher
11-05-2012, 02:45 PM
Stinky-Bum & Captain Useless have really stepped up their game at OG & we are starting to develop a 'nasty' to our attitude on the OL, which is nice.

Hey! Flippy and I trademarked those nicknames for ourselves...you can't just go giving them out to Colon and Foster all willy-nilly like that!

Oviedo
11-05-2012, 03:06 PM
The Steelers offense is starting to use it's parts in the right way. Looks like Mendy has become Redundantman Mark II & we can get by on the Dwyer/Redman/Rainey monster.


One could almost agree to your statement if those three could actually be healthy together more than two weeks in a row. Still way too many unknowns for that group to dismiss Mendenhall as redundant. The reality is he did it better longer than the three your mention. Heck, Rainey got a rib bruise and you would have thought that a Giant put a .45 cal round in his chest the way he collapsed and rolled around in pain. IMO the jury is still out whether his great talent can survive in the NFL.

Mendy is still very much needed and will thrive under Haley.

feltdizz
11-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Heck, Rainey got a rib bruise and you would have thought that a Giant put a .45 cal round in his chest the way he collapsed and rolled around in pain.

Do we give out injury bonuses or something? Rainey's hit should have been flagged... maybe they told him to go down on the field so they would show the replay over a few times to piss off Goodell?

Oviedo
11-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Do we give out injury bonuses or something? Rainey's hit should have been flagged... maybe they told him to go down on the field so they would show the replay over a few times to piss off Goodell?

If he was faking he needs to go to Hollywood in the off season and pick up a few extra bucks.

chiken
11-05-2012, 05:16 PM
Mendy not having a back to back 100yd game since 08 tells me everything I need to hear about him. He is fancy, he has nice dance steps but the defenses love tackling him for 4 quaters of a game.. Dwyer and Red, you can see they hate it in the 4th.. like they hated talking the bus in the 4th.
Mendy's style on OUR team is best Served as a change of pace back.. The guy who can excel once the hammer has softened up the meat a bit.

DukieBoy
11-05-2012, 07:24 PM
Hate to admit it, but Gilbert is being outplayed by Adams.

Still have faith in Gilbert though- he was good last season. Not a bad spot to be in if DeCastro & Gilbert are not certainties to step in next season..


Gilbert belongs on his better side, the Left side. Oh, wait, that's Ben's blind side.