with free agency officially under way, the steam doesn't hhave a RB or WR
on the roster drafted in the first 2 rounds
is there another team out there that can say that?
AB84 was one the biggest reason Steelers lost Oakland and Dallas games. Can you believe a WR making so much of an impact??
Mike Wallace is a one trick pony...can catch the ball unless its perfectly thrown...
Sanders well he is afraid to get hit. He is a wussy.
Steelers made a big mistake signing AB84 to that contract. Steelers acted like a ditched lover and went to the next chick available and that was AB84 when MW rejected them. AB84 is a career No.2 WR. Steelers need to get a No.1 WR somehow.
Steelers WR are not a good fit if they want to implement Haleys Offense. WRs need to get open quickly...run crisp routes and well make catch in traffic. Steelers WR just cant do it. No toughness in them.
Anyways its not like Haley had a great system..Haley was way too predictable. DBs were just sitting on the routes and daring Steelers to throw deep. Obiviously no running game did not help.
Big Ben had every reason to question the play calling. I would have done the same thing. Maybe not in media but yeah i would be pissed off with rubbish play calling towards the end of the season games.
I hope Haley and Ben work out things in this offseason but i would like to some more deep passes called in a game.
I can't wait to see a full season from David DeCastro, and I believe Mike Adams will improve as well. The Steelers should draft another G so the overhaul of the offensive line will be complete. I look forward to a day when we can say that Marcus Gilbert is the worst starting offensive lineman on the team.
..and a WR fumbling is no different than a QB throwing a game ending INT or a RB fumbling in crunch time. It happens from time to time but it shouldn't define their career.
Right now Joe Flacco is the elite quarterback "du jour", because of his performance in the playoffs. At the mid-point of the season Ravens fans were discussing not giving him a contract and to look in a different direction, now they're all amped up to give Joe the keys to the city. Joe Flacco has made positive strides as an NFL quarterback form year to year and now in his fifth year he is playing at a high level. Kaepernick was all that for a few weeks, Ryan was the greatest thing since sliced bread, they were measuring Wilson for his HOF jacket along with RGIII, what all these guys have in common and not in common with Ben is that they haven't proven to be able to sustain a high level of play over a 16 game season and then into the playoffs.
And, while Ben has made some throws that make you say hmmm recently he still has proven that he's more than capable of taking a team into the playoffs. Everyone has bad games, bad stretches of games,etc, but Ben's overall statistics and success for 9 years is top shelf. The Steeler offense has never had the compliment of players that other top tier quarterbacks have. Burress, Holmes and now Wallace, players that had to be accounted for never saw their second contracts, Bettis was at the tail end of his career, Parker was a one-trick pony running back, Mendenhall has been injured, Ward and Miller have been the only constants at the skill positions for Ben, the offensive line has been decimated at times by injuries and in a constant state of flux and yet, Ben and the Steeler offense has succeeded well enough to to be in three Super Bowls, winning two of them.
I can't speak to other teams offensive line situation, but during the Super Bowl it was said that the 49ers offensive line didn't miss one single game all year, that's unbelievable. And, in reality, can't really say for sure that the skill players for other top tier quarterbacks have been constant, but it seems anytime the Steeler are playing top teams the names that need to be defended are typically playing and are the same players year after year.
Lets see how Joe does next year and if he can sustain the level of play he put on tape in the playoffs, same with RGIII, Luck, Wilson and Kaepernick. The Ravens started the process of defending the read option by hitting anything that moved in the backfield and, since, its an option and the quarterback could be a running back he isn't protected as well. It will be interesting to see how defenses adjust to this style offense.
Sorry Pap but Flacco has been getting better every year... that logic works for the rookies but I dont buy it for Flacco. Seems like every yeqr we hear the "lets see what he does next year"
Give Flacco credit. If they go 9-7 next year what will it prove? The guy has a SB mvp, tied montana with 11 tds and no picks... and has an impressive playoff record.
I have a feeling it will be 9 year or 10 years into his career and a few fans will still try the "wait til next year" with this kid.