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    Redundant Thoughts 2012 Week 9 – Redskins

    1. The Steelers are within one game of the division lead (or more appropriately, owning a share of it seeing as they are losing every tie-breaker at the moment).

    2. This was as complete a game as the Steelers have played this year. It was the absence of this type of game to this point in the season that led to my parting thought last week: this team had nothing more to show us. Apparently I was wrong. At least I am performing a valuable function in life.

    3. Why did the Steelers win this game? If you had to pick one thing, one difference between this game and all the others this year, what was the defining factor in this team all of a sudden looking competent for 60 minutes?

    4. According to this (http://www.teamrankings.com/nfl/stat/penalties-per-game) the Steelers are 25th in the league for fewest penalties. Notice that the team that is #1 in fewest penalties is also undefeated and the team that is 2nd is the Steelers next opponent.

    5. I’ve always liked the Redskins. It’s hard to not like a team who proudly promotes “hating the Cowboys” as part of their core beliefs.

    Well, duh …

    6. For the first time this year the Steelers have a “winning streak” of more than one game.

    7. For the first time this year the Steelers are above .500.

    8. I guess the point is that we need to decide whether we are seeing flashes of brilliance and great things to come or the blind nut is finding the squirrel and this team will turn back into a penalty machine against the Giants or any team with a reasonable defense. The Redskins are probably the only team in the NFL whose secondary looks up to Ike Taylor.

    9. I am kind of bagging on this victory aren’t I?

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    10. Much is being made of the idea that this offense is a “dink and dunk” offense. Clearly the offense has changed under Haley. This week was the first time it appeared consistent and effective.

    11. The other obvious wildcard was the Redskins inability to catch a pass. If only there was a convenient joke that would allow me to tie in Halloween candy and the Redskins receivers “slippery” hands, as it were.

    12. Dwyer is an intriguing development. It was my understanding that the Redskins have a respected front 7 on their defense. There are always extenuating circumstances when evaluating individual performance in team sports but, suffice to say, I am glad to see him get more carries in the coming games.

    13. Yeah, yeah, Deangelo Hall blah blah blah … Look, Hall isn’t sneaking up on anyone. His antics are hardly worth a mention.

    14. Great defense or bad receivers?

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    15. I’d be willing to bet that the average Steeler fan feels much better about their team’s 4-3 than the average Ravens fan feels about their 5-2. Based on the most myopic of perspectives, the two heavyweights of the AFC North appear to be headed in opposite directions.

    16. Perspective: Sorry guys, I can’t get past the idea that we are treading water until about 8 PM EST on December 2nd. At that point we will know the mettle of this team. By that point the offense will either settle down or it won’t. By that point the Steelers should have some injured players back or they won’t. And I’d think the Steelers would do well to adopt a bit of that mindset. Keep it simple, win the division.

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    16. Perspective: Sorry guys, I can’t get past the idea that we are treading water until about 8 PM EST on December 2nd. At that point we will know the mettle of this team. By that point the offense will either settle down or it won’t. By that point the Steelers should have some injured players back or they won’t. And I’d think the Steelers would do well to adopt a bit of that mindset. Keep it simple, win the division.
    Well said. I agree. It's really up to the team to dig deep and man up. But, it feels good to know that this core has done it before and that it is there if they want it.

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    16. Perspective: Sorry guys, I can’t get past the idea that we are treading water until about 8 PM EST on December 2nd. At that point we will know the mettle of this team. By that point the offense will either settle down or it won’t. By that point the Steelers should have some injured players back or they won’t. And I’d think the Steelers would do well to adopt a bit of that mindset. Keep it simple, win the division.
    We need to do a lot more than tread water until Dec. 2nd or it will be too late to do anything. The next 4 weeks will define what we are as a team...contenders or pretenders?????
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    well done again thanks for posting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redundantman
    10. Much is being made of the idea that this offense is a “dink and dunk” offense. Clearly the offense has changed under Haley. This week was the first time it appeared consistent and effective.
    Yup, there it is; it has looked different, but the results were the same (middle of the pack). This game was a start to finish type of game for the offense and the Steelers will need this to be the norm and not the exception this year. The defense isn't from 2008 and they need to spend as little time on the field as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    Yup, there it is; it has looked different, but the results were the same (middle of the pack). This game was a start to finish type of game for the offense and the Steelers will need this to be the norm and not the exception this year. The defense isn't from 2008 and they need to spend as little time on the field as possible.

    Pappy
    However, the main difference between the Haley offense and past offenses is that Ben's TD-to-INT ratio is nearly 5-to-1, and he is averaging less than 2 sacks per game. When our defense is not producing turnovers or sacking the QB, it is important that our QB isn't turning the ball over or getting sacked himself either (and that's exactly what's happening this year).

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    Yup, there it is; it has looked different, but the results were the same (middle of the pack). This game was a start to finish type of game for the offense and the Steelers will need this to be the norm and not the exception this year. The defense isn't from 2008 and they need to spend as little time on the field as possible.

    Pappy

    Bingo Pappy! We have to be an offensive based team this year. The defense isn't up to carrying the load like they have in years past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    Well said. I agree. It's really up to the team to dig deep and man up. But, it feels good to know that this core has done it before and that it is there if they want it.

    Rats suck.
    Yeah, but at some point "been there done that" quickly becomes "too damn old and on injured reserve". What I'd like to see is Ben putting this team on his shoulders and delivering another Super Bowl or two (or three ... I'm not greedy though). The defense cannot get the Steelers there any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    We need to do a lot more than tread water until Dec. 2nd or it will be too late to do anything. The next 4 weeks will define what we are as a team...contenders or pretenders?????
    Somebody from the AFC North is going to the playoffs and if current trends hold up the Ravens just don't look like they will be scaring anyone. The sTeelers can lose to the Giants and the Chiefs but if they take the three Ravens-Browns-Ravens games they will be right back in the hunt at just the right time.

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