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Jooser
01-21-2013, 10:35 AM
You know what I mean? Eye of the Tiger stuff. Get hungry for another run. Watching our bitter rivals bask in the spotlight of the Super Bowl should light a fire in this team. We had a good run and got our fill. The Rats watched us go on to Stardom and Fame, and they got hungrier and hungrier. I think it's time to reload and retake the crown folks, hopefully watching RayRay dance in the Super Bowl will rekindle that fire in our players and hone some focus in their undisciplined minds next season.

LET'S GO!

-Joos out

supersteeler
01-21-2013, 11:45 AM
There has to be a mindset and a desire to take the steps nessasary to make a run, which includes off season training to be prepared.
There were circumstances that prevented the Steelers from making a run this season, we know injuries was one but we can't use that as an excuse.

1. Wallace holding out, coming in late not knowing the full playbook.


2. Secondary giving up big plays of the opposition earlier in the season.


3. Receivers not getting open, or when they were dropped too many passes.



4. Penalties that killed drives and undiciplined mistakes that cost us from moving the chains and scoring opportunities.



5. A running game where your so called lead back looking to come out after two plays, the projected starter Mendenhall injured early but never made any good impact when he was able.



6. Ben, injured or not you don't throw that pass in Cincy that cost us a playoff, and the Dallas game before that.




7. Playing at home against San Diego and NOT READY TO PLAY, even after a great win against Baltimore they were flat and didn't seem to care.



#7 bothers me the most, you have a great opportunity to help your chances of a playoff appearance and you don't show up, thats on the players AND the coaches.


Yeah, you would think they all will be hungry to reverse what happened this season, but its going to take more than that. We have issues with the cap, who we sign and release and hope we hit the jack pot in the draft.
Folks, the Steelers have a big challenge ahead like we haven't seen in years, my hope is they will meet that challenge and try to improve from this underachieving season.

To be the best you have to make sacrifices and work your tail off to get better. Case in point, not to point him out alone as there are others on this team but clearly Woodley wasn't in the best shape he could be in when he started the season. That hurt us, especially with JH missing for the first quarter of the season on account of in jury.

Our O-line players need more conditioning training, I can't see how one unit could have so many injuries three years in a row, something is wrong.


I'm looking forward to the draft, hope we hit it good and hope the front office makes the right decisions in this off season, after that its all speculation what this team will look like next season.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-21-2013, 12:04 PM
Woodley better be at Tom Shaw all offseason with Ike.

Oviedo
01-21-2013, 12:23 PM
There has to be a mindset and a desire to take the steps nessasary to make a run, which includes off season training to be prepared.
There were circumstances that prevented the Steelers from making a run this season, we know injuries was one but we can't use that as an excuse.

1. Wallace holding out, coming in late not knowing the full playbook.


2. Secondary giving up big plays of the opposition earlier in the season.


3. Receivers not getting open, or when they were dropped too many passes.



4. Penalties that killed drives and undiciplined mistakes that cost us from moving the chains and scoring opportunities.



5. A running game where your so called lead back looking to come out after two plays, the projected starter Mendenhall injured early but never made any good impact when he was able.



6. Ben, injured or not you don't throw that pass in Cincy that cost us a playoff, and the Dallas game before that.




7. Playing at home against San Diego and NOT READY TO PLAY, even after a great win against Baltimore they were flat and didn't seem to care.



#7 bothers me the most, you have a great opportunity to help your chances of a playoff appearance and you don't show up, thats on the players AND the coaches.


Yeah, you would think they all will be hungry to reverse what happened this season, but its going to take more than that. We have issues with the cap, who we sign and release and hope we hit the jack pot in the draft.
Folks, the Steelers have a big challenge ahead like we haven't seen in years, my hope is they will meet that challenge and try to improve from this underachieving season.

To be the best you have to make sacrifices and work your tail off to get better. Case in point, not to point him out alone as there are others on this team but clearly Woodley wasn't in the best shape he could be in when he started the season. That hurt us, especially with JH missing for the first quarter of the season on account of in jury.

Our O-line players need more conditioning training, I can't see how one unit could have so many injuries three years in a row, something is wrong.


I'm looking forward to the draft, hope we hit it good and hope the front office makes the right decisions in this off season, after that its all speculation what this team will look like next season.

Our OL neeeds more talent not just more condiditioning

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
01-21-2013, 12:29 PM
A guy in Wallace' position does one of two things. He either sells out on every play seeking that huge contract that will come with a monster season, or he plays soft and avoids contact in order to be healthy enough to sign a big contract in the off-season. We know which way he went.

Way too many ST penalties that negate returns and start us in a hole.

Players who celebrate the mundane like it is a Super Bowl victory. Catching a 6 yard pass on second and five is not worthy of a parade.

Jooser
01-21-2013, 01:15 PM
I guess what irks me the most is the lack of fire and focus. Baltimore played through a large assortment of injuries as well, but they just WANTED it more. It showed in their effort, sure they're not perfect, but they WANTED it and they went out and played like they wanted it.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-21-2013, 01:24 PM
One thing I have noticed is it seems that three quarters of the catches by WR's are being made with a DB right on them in coverage and the only reason the catch is made is the WR will go up and take the football away from the DB by out jumping, out physicalling, the DB. Our WR were about as unphysical as you can get. We need a little more of the muscular basketball player type, and less of the skinny track stars. You take Torrey Smith and Boldin and look at them compared to our scrawny WR's.

Jooser
01-21-2013, 01:25 PM
One thing I have noticed is it seems that three quarters of the catches by WR's are being made with a DB right on them in coverage and the only reason the catch is made is the WR will go up and take the football away from the DB by out jumping, out physicalling, the DB. Our WR were about as unphysical as you can get. We need a little more of the muscular basketball player type, and less of the skinny track stars. You take Torrey Smith and Boldin and look at them compared to our scrawny WR's.

True, they made Flacco look good several times this season.

feltdizz
01-21-2013, 01:28 PM
True, they made Flacco look good several times this season.

LOL... I think Flacco made them look just as good. Whether we want to admit it or not he is building an impressive resume and backing up his talk on the field.

NW Steeler
01-21-2013, 01:41 PM
Flacco had great protection thru the playoffs. He has receivers that can get the ball for him, we dont.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-21-2013, 01:45 PM
Flacco had great protection thru the playoffs. He has receivers that can get the ball for him, we dont.

Both Boldin's TD catches yesterday were Flacco lofting it up and Bolding jumping over the DB and just taking the ball away. Unless we plan on spreading teams out and going up tempo, its time to move away from the 5'11" 195lb WR's and get into the 6'3" 225lb freaks.

feltdizz
01-21-2013, 02:10 PM
Both Boldin's TD catches yesterday were Flacco lofting it up and Bolding jumping over the DB and just taking the ball away. Unless we plan on spreading teams out and going up tempo, its time to move away from the 5'11" 195lb WR's and get into the 6'3" 225lb freaks.

If we plan on running Haleys offense we need bigger WR's... I've seen Flacco throw some tear drops and Boldin didn't have to jump, he simply used his body to fend off the DB.

Jigawatts
01-21-2013, 02:11 PM
I really don't think half these guys care about a rivalry.

steelz09
01-21-2013, 02:19 PM
We need leaders..particularly on offense.

Pouncey, Ben, Miller, etc are not leaders. All are great players... they just aren't leaders. This past year, we missed Hines Ward because of the intangibles he brought to the table. I thought Ben would fill that void but he didn't. He was to busy continuously crying about Haley's offense.

Jigawatts
01-21-2013, 02:19 PM
Both Boldin's TD catches yesterday were Flacco lofting it up and Bolding jumping over the DB and just taking the ball away. Unless we plan on spreading teams out and going up tempo, its time to move away from the 5'11" 195lb WR's and get into the 6'3" 225lb freaks.

I'm pretty sure the Ravens entire offensive game plan is to have Flacco heave it as far as he can and hope Smith or Boldin comes down with it, if not that, a pass interference. Sadly, in todays NFL that's a great game plan.

Oh, and get the ball to Ray Rice. That guy would look good in the black and gold.

NW Steeler
01-21-2013, 02:47 PM
We need leaders..particularly on offense.

Pouncey, Ben, Miller, etc are not leaders. All are great players... they just aren't leaders. This past year, we missed Hines Ward because of the intangibles he brought to the table. I thought Ben would fill that void but he didn't. He was to busy continuously crying about Haley's offense.

I agree. While we might have "silent" leaders, guys that lead by example and not words, it doesnt appear that we have VOCAL leaders.

feltdizz
01-21-2013, 02:50 PM
I'm pretty sure the Ravens entire offensive game plan is to have Flacco heave it as far as he can and hope Smith or Boldin comes down with it, if not that, a pass interference. Sadly, in todays NFL that's a great game plan.

Oh, and get the ball to Ray Rice. That guy would look good in the black and gold.

that kid from Temple #30 isn't half bad either... Rice had 2 fumbles in the Colts game and the rookie came in and they didn't miss a beat.

lloydroid
01-21-2013, 03:10 PM
I guess what irks me the most is the lack of fire and focus. Baltimore played through a large assortment of injuries as well, but they just WANTED it more. It showed in their effort, sure they're not perfect, but they WANTED it and they went out and played like they wanted it.

That's because they had unity and chemistry; Pgh most certainly did not. Why? My guess is malcontent Wallace and Mendenhall and Ben being a whiny baby about the offense. If Ben doesn't knock off his whining, we are going to have a repeat of 2012 next year.

supersteeler
01-21-2013, 03:10 PM
Our OL neeeds more talent not just more condiditioning

I think so too> see WARMACK :HeadBanger

phillyesq
01-21-2013, 03:49 PM
We need leaders..particularly on offense.

Pouncey, Ben, Miller, etc are not leaders. All are great players... they just aren't leaders. This past year, we missed Hines Ward because of the intangibles he brought to the table. I thought Ben would fill that void but he didn't. He was to busy continuously crying about Haley's offense.

There is something to say for the leadership void after Ward, Aaron Smith and Farrior departed, along with losing a solid locker room guy like Hoke.

Pouncey has shown that he can't even lead his college teammates, with Gilbert having conditioning problems and problems with focus and Rainey having his issues.

NW Steeler
01-21-2013, 03:53 PM
It's Pouncey's fault that Gilbert is soft and Rainey is an idiot? Sorry, but I cant agree with that one.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-21-2013, 03:56 PM
I think so too> see WARMACK :HeadBanger

I would go with eric fisher OT from Central Michigan.

supersteeler
01-21-2013, 04:45 PM
What helps Flacco is he has a strong run game going for him to keep the defense honest and a line that blocks for their backs. He has a good deep pass and utilizes his TE in combination with the skill receivers.
Ben could be just as good or better with some protection up front and a line that can actually run block. To be fair though we seen this offense work well before all the injuries. Even our line played decent at the time but I guess when you shuffle players in and out its hard to get continuity with everyone involved.

Thats what we need is consistency, we seen it in spurts but for the most part it was missing on both sides of the ball. Then it was like our offense played well but the defense didn't, they never seemed to have both units playing well at the same time.

supersteeler
01-21-2013, 04:50 PM
I would go with eric fisher OT from Central Michigan.

I could go with that pick too, LT's are hard to get especially when you need them. If Starks does leave we have to count on either Gilbert or Adams protecting Ben's blind side. Out of the two I think Adams may be the better candidate, however it would never hurt to have someone else in camp to push them or replace them.