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    Ranking D's by yardage never tells the whole story. We may be #2 in yards, but we're #10 in points per game.

    Look at it this way, do you trust the D on the field with the game on the line at the end of a game? Stats go out the window at that point.

    All that said, I've said I hold Ben accountable. The offense is #13 in scoring afterall. So you could argue the D is holding up it's end of the bargain better than the O.

    On the other hand, would you rather have Ben on the field with the game on the line? I would too. So again, stats are misleading.

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    Interceptions, forced fumbles, sacks....how do we stack up there?
    Our offense is still middle of the pack as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh View Post
    Interceptions, forced fumbles, sacks....how do we stack up there?
    Our offense is still middle of the pack as well.

    I dare say we are probably in the lower half in some areas of "game changing" stats. That is where we are failing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh View Post
    Interceptions, forced fumbles, sacks....how do we stack up there?
    Our offense is still middle of the pack as well.
    The 49ers have played 1 more game than us and have 3 more INTs, 2 fewer FFs, and 3 more sacks. Not that big a difference. Yet most think they have the best defense in the league.

    They have given up 7.7 less points per game. Not sure those stats are driving the point differential.

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    Spoiled = Absolutely

    Mental = Probably
    Now see I would have reversed the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    I agree, Bruce Arians bashing has run rampant here for the last couple of years.
    And The bashing was uttlery and completely deserved!!!!

    F the Fat F!!!!

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    2008 - Steeler Defense overall YPG 237.2 ranked #1
    2008 - Steeler Defense passing YPG 156.9 ranked #1
    2008 - Steeler Defense sacks ranked #2
    2008 - Steeler Defense interceptions ranked T#6


    2012 - Steeler Defense overall YPG 274.1 ranked #2
    2012 - Steeler Defense passing YPG 182.6 ranked #1
    2012 - Steeler Defense sacks ranked T#25
    2012 - Steeler Defense interceptions ranked T#27


    So.....where is it that we seem to be lacking on D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o. View Post
    2008 - Steeler Defense overall YPG 237.2 ranked #1
    2008 - Steeler Defense passing YPG 156.9 ranked #1
    2008 - Steeler Defense sacks ranked #2
    2008 - Steeler Defense interceptions ranked T#6


    2012 - Steeler Defense overall YPG 274.1 ranked #2
    2012 - Steeler Defense passing YPG 182.6 ranked #1
    2012 - Steeler Defense sacks ranked T#25
    2012 - Steeler Defense interceptions ranked T#27


    So.....where is it that we seem to be lacking on D?
    Lacking in the important game changing plays. Where you rank means nothing because that is calculated on yards. That's why for two plus years I've been saying our defense isn't working because we aren't getting the sacks and INTs that change games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Lacking in the important game changing plays. Where you rank means nothing because that is calculated on yards. That's why for two plus years I've been saying our defense isn't working because we aren't getting the sacks and INTs that change games.
    And, they have been giving up game changing drives in the 4th quarter, which goes back to the fact that the offense isn't scoring enough points and this highlights why football is ultimate "team" sport. The offense has a direct impact on the defense and vice versa. The offense and defense both seem to play well for 3 quarters, but then at crunch time the defense will give up a game tying or losing drive and the offense seems to flounder.

    Both units need to tighten things up late in the game (like against the Skins) and the Steelers will be a tough out the rest of the season.

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    Time for Steelers to draft some game changing players on D preferably Linebackers and Safety.

    And once players are drafted make sure they don't take 3 yrs to hit the field because they could not get the playbook.
    Steelers Draft
    Rd 1: Mike Evans - WR
    Rd 2: Kyle Van Noy - ILB/OLB
    Rd 3c: Philip Gaines - CB
    Rd 4: Taylor Hart - DE
    Rd 5: Justin Ellis - DT
    Rd 5c:Xavier Grimble -TE

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