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    Only 6 Starting QBs

    Are sacked less frequently than Ben.

    Eli - 6
    Fitzpatrick - 8
    Schaub - 8
    Peyton - 10
    Freeman - 11
    Palmer - 12
    Ben - 13

    And there's a couple others that have played every game that are tied with Ben.

    Couple interesting things here:

    1. Ben's sacks came in the first few games, but over his last 4 he's averaging 1 sack per game.

    2. Most of the guys with less sacks than Ben are immobile statues in the pocket while Ben is often taking lots of contact before throwing the ball.

    Haley's impact is becoming clear. Take pressure of Ben and the OLine on 1st and 2nd down. And let Ben be Ben on 3rd down. It keeps Ben fresher for 3rd down. It makes 3rd down more manageable. That's leading us to control the ball longer as we convert more of these 3rd downs.

    If we can just start scoring TDs, this offense will be golden and able to carry us.

    Reign in the Defense and Penalties and we can be a SuperBowl contender down the line.

    This team is definitely not peaking early, but we're slowly seeing some positive signs.

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    yeah. nothin like a 2 game winning streak to get the blood flowin.

    some things are starting to fall into place. after the giants game, 5 of the last 8 games are at home.

    It will be a good test for the team to see where they truely stand mid-season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    Are sacked less frequently than Ben.

    Eli - 6
    Fitzpatrick - 8
    Schaub - 8
    Peyton - 10
    Freeman - 11
    Palmer - 12
    Ben - 13

    And there's a couple others that have played every game that are tied with Ben.

    Couple interesting things here:

    1. Ben's sacks came in the first few games, but over his last 4 he's averaging 1 sack per game.

    2. Most of the guys with less sacks than Ben are immobile statues in the pocket while Ben is often taking lots of contact before throwing the ball.

    Haley's impact is becoming clear. Take pressure of Ben and the OLine on 1st and 2nd down. And let Ben be Ben on 3rd down. It keeps Ben fresher for 3rd down. It makes 3rd down more manageable. That's leading us to control the ball longer as we convert more of these 3rd downs.

    If we can just start scoring TDs, this offense will be golden and able to carry us.

    Reign in the Defense and Penalties and we can be a SuperBowl contender down the line.

    This team is definitely not peaking early, but we're slowly seeing some positive signs.
    Unfortunately we play the #1 on the list this coming week.
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    WR's need to catch the f'n ball on those big 3rd down plays. We have dropped quite a few.

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    I think our O-Line is doing a great job and COLON is starting to catch on to his new position.
    FOSTER has been solid and I think we have 2 Capable Centers.

    Adams scared me at LT in the preseason but so far he's been doing pretty good at RT
    I am glad Max Starks and Ben are such good buddies b/c he's been great the last few years
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    Lets see how they do with the Giants pass rushy before we start creaming our pants all of the way. This will be their biggest challenge to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    Lets see how they do with the Giants pass rushy before we start creaming our pants all of the way. This will be their biggest challenge to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Unfortunately we play the #1 on the list this coming week.
    Solution? Run Jonathan Dwyer 25 times, chew up clock, and keep Eli on the sideline more than if you throw the ball 35-40 times.

    Having Dwyer is going to be a huge help to the Steelers defense.
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    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
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    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    Lets see how they do with the Giants pass rushy before we start creaming our pants all of the way. This will be their biggest challenge to date.
    That front 4 is built for speed/getting after the QB. Solution? Run Jonathan Dwyer 25 times right at them.
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post

    Having Dwyer is going to be a huge help to the Steelers defense.
    there is another example of the offense having to protect the defense and Dick LeBeau.

    where's Crash when you need him?

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