Could you imagine how good we would be if Ben only has 14 sacks all season like DA?
props to the sigmaster,AsianSteel.
One thing that even Ben clearly admits in the article is that many of the sacks are on him not the OL. No OL in the league can hold off a pass rush as long as the Steelers OL is asked to do because of Ben's ability to move and extend plays. I hope Ben does get smart and take the easy checkdowns versus trying to be the hero and force a big play.
1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 64 323
2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 511 189
3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 66 240-Jarvis Jones replacement
4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 64 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 67 322-raw talent with ton of upside
7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 510 210
7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5 10 185-need WR depth and returner
"Sacks don't scare Steelers, Les' sig scare Steelers!!"Originally Posted by Les 74
I seriously expect a big reduction in sacks. The situation seems to just be set up for it. I imagine it will still be north of the 14 for the Stains, but under 30 should be a real expectation.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
That's why after every game when he would get interviewed, he would give props to his line (even though he'd been sacked 5 times in the game!). He gets that he could avoid some, but at the same time, the line didn't do him any favors. It was a pretty classy move on his part...
Originally Posted by Les 74
I say the same thing to all the Peyton hommer's that I'm surronded by here in Indiana. Ben's passer rating was pretty darn good, but you can't help but wonder how good would it of been w/out all those sacks.
We can only hope. I think Ben will look more to his outlets this year.Originally Posted by Oviedo
I mean how much confidence did the man have in Parker? None.
I would hope he will throw to Mendenhall.
1.25 CB Eli Apple-DB-tOSU
2.58 SS Vonn Bell-DB tOSU
3.89 DT Javon Hargrave-SC State
4.123 DE-Matt Judon-Grand Valley State
6.220 RB-Tyler Erwin-San Jose State
7.229 WR Geronimo Allison-Ilinois
7.246 QB-Cody Kessler-USC
Good read, man... Thanx!
We keep hearing how he is more understanding of the system, and better aware... It was the same story last season to an extent (being better aware, taking more control...). While I do agree with it, and understand that it also plays a part in how much dirt he accumulates on his uniform, there are alot of other issues that contribute to him being sacked that this article doesn't go into by design. .... Just sayin'
Sacks don't mean diddly squat to passer rating...
Actually, my post was NOT about you...but, if the shoe fits, feel free to lace that &!+# up and wear it.
Originally Posted by NKySteeler
I know what your hinting to there, NKy. The Arians factor is on everybody's mind. This will be the single most measurable factor that will impact our offense's success this upcoming season. Let's hope our OC learned to play chess this year. He has the pieces to attain success, how well he moves these pieces is the real story.