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    Steelers Sending Added Pressure More than Any Team in the League

    Saw a stat today that the Steelers are sending added pressure 47.3% of the time, more than any team in the league. Added pressure not defined clearly, but appears to be 5+ rushers.

    So much for the theory that the Steelers aren't attacking.

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    That's even worse. They are attacking and still can't get there.

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    Maybe their counting Hampton as 2 guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    Maybe their counting Hampton as 2 guys
    LOL. It could happen, easily.

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    I've had a theory the last several years that the only way to make sure we get pressure is to send Troy and Timmons on the blitz to free up someone or line up Timmons next to Harrison to free someone.

    Otherwise, someone has to forget to block someone for us to get a sack.

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    Maybe this has something to do with the Bad Word is predictable theory. The blitzes are simply being recognized and picked up.

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    Sending 4 or 5 at most is not pressure. A 4-3 defense rushes four almost every play. 6 + Is pressure. Watch the games and count how many times 6 are sent especially on 3rd and long. NONE I record every game and count a lot of times on 3rd and long and 6 is never sent rarely 5. Every offense have 5 lineman so rushing 5 is moot. Maybe they count the stats for a 3-4 defense.

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    The defense still needs the players in coverage to execute their assignments...

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    Somewhere at some point I read that the Steelers defense is focused to stop the run and force the pass. In todays NFL isn't that backwards. Shouldn't they play to stop the pass first, then force the run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10 View Post
    Sending 4 or 5 at most is not pressure. A 4-3 defense rushes four almost every play. 6 + Is pressure. Watch the games and count how many times 6 are sent especially on 3rd and long. NONE I record every game and count a lot of times on 3rd and long and 6 is never sent rarely 5. Every offense have 5 lineman so rushing 5 is moot. Maybe they count the stats for a 3-4 defense.
    I agree, you make a great point. sending four isn't really sending added pressure, it still allows the OL to double-team one of the rushers like Woodley.

    if we really want to get to the QB sometimes we will need to send one more than they have blocking, which is six.

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