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flippy
11-19-2012, 07:29 PM
I heard CC make an interesting observation last night about the Steelers D. Says the reason they often wear down in the 4th quarter is that they don't substitute players like other teams. So their individuals are worn out by the 4th quarter because they're in on so many plays.

Is this true? Do we not substitute players like other teams do? He made it sound like someone from Baltimore told him that.

I don't always pay attention to these guys babbling. But I caught this little comment by CC and it's not something I've ever heard or thought about before.

tiproast
11-19-2012, 09:17 PM
That old, tired D held Baltimore to two FGs.

Collingsworth occasionally has some good insight. But not that time.

RuthlessBurgher
11-19-2012, 09:18 PM
We sub on the D-line to keep the big fellas fresh. Hood, Hampton, and Keisel start, but there are still snaps where Heyward, McLendon, and even Woods come in to give our guys up front a breather. In nickel, Hampton comes off and is replaced with Cortez Allen as an extra DB. The DE's move inside to DT's in a 4 man line and our OLB's put a hand in the dirt like DE's (if we do sub in someone here on occassion, we would likely insert Worilds as a pass rusher for the veteran Harrison moreso than the younger Woodley). When we go dime, we add Ryan Mundy or Curtis Brown as the 6th DB, removing one of the ILB's (most likely the veteran Foote as opposed to the younger Timmons). The young DB's (Allen, Brown, Mundy), come in to play alongside our regular DB's in specialty defenses, rather than replace them, so our starting corners and safeties are pretty much out there the whole time. Since certain guys have a role in our base, nickel, and dime packages, they rarely, if ever, come off the field except in case of injury (like Ryan Clark, Ike Taylor, Keenan Lewis, Lawrence Timmons, and LaMarr Woodley).

hawaiiansteel
11-19-2012, 10:29 PM
We sub on the D-line to keep the big fellas fresh. Hood, Hampton, and Keisel start, but there are still snaps where Heyward, McLendon, and even Woods come in to give our guys up front a breather.

Heyward got a lot of playing time once Ziggy got hurt but Al Woods only played 4 snaps and McLendon only got in on 7 plays.

pittpete
11-19-2012, 11:09 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers For Week 10



Player
Team
Position
Started

Total Snaps


Off Snaps


Off Snap Pct


Def Snaps


Def Snap Pct


ST Snaps


ST Snap Pct



96-E.Hood
PIT
DL
YES

71


0


0%


62


97%


9


30%



99-B.Keisel
PIT
DL
YES

68


0


0%


60


94%


8


27%



98-C.Hampton
PIT
DL
YES

39


0


0%


38


59%


1


3%



97-C.Heyward
PIT
DL
NO

16


0


0%


5


8%


11


37%



90-S.McLendon
PIT
DL
NO

11


0


0%


7


11%


4


13%



65-A.Woods
PIT
DL
NO

6


0


0%


2


3%


4


13%






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Steel Life
11-19-2012, 11:24 PM
That old, tired D held Baltimore to two FGs.
On short fields too...that was a winning effort by the D - it was our Back-up QB & prima donna WR that didn't get it done.

SS Laser
11-20-2012, 02:43 AM
It seems from seeing the Def. snaps on the site that shall not be named (but is linked on bleacher report). That the DE do not take many breathers. Hood plays a ton of snaps every game if not all unless he gets hurt it seems. They said something about a back injury last night is why Heyward played more.

phillyesq
11-20-2012, 11:40 AM
I'm surprised that McClendon isn't rotated in a bit more as an inside rusher on passing situations. I think giving him a few more snaps in those situations to spell Ziggy (when healthy) and Keisel would benefit both the pass rush and the defense.

But I don't really see those guys wearing down much late.

Oviedo
11-20-2012, 11:45 AM
I heard CC make an interesting observation last night about the Steelers D. Says the reason they often wear down in the 4th quarter is that they don't substitute players like other teams. So their individuals are worn out by the 4th quarter because they're in on so many plays.

Is this true? Do we not substitute players like other teams do? He made it sound like someone from Baltimore told him that.

I don't always pay attention to these guys babbling. But I caught this little comment by CC and it's not something I've ever heard or thought about before.

Do you mean like not trusting young players and giving them game experience?

feltdizz
11-20-2012, 12:17 PM
The best thing CC said on Sunday Night was unveiling some new/futuristic uni's instead of dusting off old jerseys from the 30's.

fezziwig
11-20-2012, 12:36 PM
It took a while but, CC has finally come around to acting like a proffesional and I'm glad because I like him as an annoucer. Remember his early days taking shots at the Steelers because he still had the Bengal juice in him ?

I don't know if I want our backup secondary guys in the game if they're really not needed. I can see spelling the big guys up front but, do you really want to see Mndy out there if you don't need him ?

feltdizz
11-20-2012, 01:51 PM
It took a while but, CC has finally come around to acting like a proffesional and I'm glad because I like him as an annoucer. Remember his early days taking shots at the Steelers because he still had the Bengal juice in him ?

I don't know if I want our backup secondary guys in the game if they're really not needed. I can see spelling the big guys up front but, do you really want to see Mndy out there if you don't need him ?

LOL... I don't think anyone is suggesting replacing DB's... this is strictly about the DL...and (*cough* James Harrison )