A typical Lebeau defense. If he doesn't have a defensive player of the year player on it then, things don't work for his system. This defense started up where it left off last season.
Can't get off on third downs.
Hardly a turnover or when they do get them they seldom get points out of them.
The front line of the d doesn't push anyone back.
Linebackers make their tackles after 5 yards.
If we score a touch down you can guarantee the defense will give up a touchdown.
Lamar Woodley cant do squat if he doesn't have Harrison playing in the game.
The secondary looked like the keystone cops once again.
We used to always win when we went into half time with the lead...... that's becoming history.
Lebeau isn't willing to make new changes or come up with an original thought. The smoke and mirrors stuff he has been doing for years well, other teams have been to his carnivals and they figured out all his tricks.
I said the team would go 8-8 this season and now I'm not sure if they do that well.
Foote played better than I expected him to, but the rest of the defense was lacking. I never thought Timmons deserved the large payday that he got and now it's really looking like a mistake. How Ryan Mundy makes this team is baffling. He was beyond horrible last night. Safety used to be a strong part of our defense, now it's one of the worst. Troy needs to alter his playing style because he's not as fast as he used to be and just can't make plays that he did 3-4 years ago. Our corners aren't great, but they never have been when we don't get pressure. They got great pressure on Peyton in the 1st quarter, then he went no huddle and torched them.
All-in-all I was more disappointed with the offense, not the defense, giving up 24 points to Peyton Manning should be good enough to win the game. In today's NFL you have to be able to consistently put 24 plus points on the board or you will lose to good teams. You can beat bad teams with 19 points, but the good teams are going to score 24 plus points every game, the Steeler offense needs to be able to match that, last night they didn't.
1.25) Artie Burns - CB, Miami
2.58 ) Sean Davis - S/CB, Maryland
3.89) Javon Hargrave - DT, S. Carolina St.
4.123) Jerald Hawkins - OT, LSU
6.220) Travis Feeny - OLB, Wash
7.227) Demarcus Ayers - WR, Hou
7.246) Tyler Matakevich - OLB, Temple
The referee said that you hit Brian Sipe too hard. Did you hit him too hard?
I hit him as hard as I could - Jack Lambert