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    The Steeler's Problem???

    OK, we've sat on this board discussing things like:
    - "our defensive system sucks" Despite ranking #1
    - "we need more turnovers" - Def. true
    - "Ben is a bum and needs to be traded to Canada" - while having an MVP type season prior to injury.
    - "Mike Wallace lacks focus" - Def. true but not the problem.

    I think one has to look at our OFFENSIVE RUSHING numbers to see our problems
    -Just think how much a good RUSHING offense helps the Passing Game & our Defense?? Just a thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    OK, we've sat on this board discussing things like:
    - "our defensive system sucks" Despite ranking #1
    - "we need more turnovers" - Def. true
    - "Ben is a bum and needs to be traded to Canada" - while having an MVP type season prior to injury.
    - "Mike Wallace lacks focus" - Def. true but not the problem.

    I think one has to look at our OFFENSIVE RUSHING numbers to see our problems
    -Just think how much a good RUSHING offense helps the Passing Game & our Defense?? Just a thought
    Our problem continues to be inconsistent offensive line play which directly effects our rushing ofense and overall offensive efficiency.

    Our defensive #1 ranking is meaningless as our 8 losses should prove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Our problem continues to be inconsistent offensive line play which directly effects our rushing ofense and overall offensive efficiency.

    Our defensive #1 ranking is meaningless as our 8 losses should prove.
    all rankings are meaningless if you don't make the playoffs. Pats have made it to the Superbowl w/ bad defensive rankings.

    BUT why let a good defense go to waste???

    O-Line needs to be dominant, not just a few great players and some fill ins!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Our defensive #1 ranking is meaningless as our 8 losses should prove.
    Or, if our defense wasn't a #1 D, we'd have a lot more than 8 losses....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Or, if our defense wasn't a #1 D, we'd have a lot more than 8 losses....
    This is a lot more like it, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Our problem continues to be inconsistent offensive line play which directly effects our rushing ofense and overall offensive efficiency.

    Our defensive #1 ranking is meaningless as our 8 losses should prove.
    I agree Ovi. Until we get consistent play from our O-line we can never be the offensive powerhouse that steeler fans envision. It seems like every time they get 5 guys playing together for a few games then the injury bug strikes and we have to shuffle. That takes us back to square one and we start all over. I really don't know whether its talent, coaching or just plain bad luck that makes our offense so inconsistent. I just know I keep waiting for them to start ringing up points like a pin ball game and it never happens.

    I was very disappointed with the defense at the start of the season. It seemed obvious that we didn't have the talent on the team that we normally do. I guess I didn't take into account all of the injuries we had at the start and how many players were still recovering. Hampton and Keisel were looking horrible. James was certainly not James and Troy was doing his best Duce impersonation.

    Then the switch taking out Mundy and starting Will Allen. The defense started to resemble the Steelers defense of old. They were playing lights out defense. So how did this magical transition take place? Did DL suddenly remember how to coach again or was he still the drooling, bumbling, senile idiot that some claim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    - "Ben is a bum and needs to be traded to Canada" - while having an MVP type season prior to injury.
    What do you think we could get out of Canada in return?

    They'd probably try to give us RIM. But that's a bad deal. They may even try to throw us Pamela Anderson, but she's getting old. I'd try to hold out for Justin Bieber and see if we can get them to throw in some Poutine and Maple Syrup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    What do you think we could get out of Canada in return?

    They'd probably try to give us RIM. But that's a bad deal. They may even try to throw us Pamela Anderson, but she's getting old. I'd try to hold out for Justin Bieber and see if we can get them to throw in some Poutine and Maple Syrup.
    Justin Beiber is Canadian??? cool, there is still hope for America!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    OK, we've sat on this board discussing things like:
    - "our defensive system sucks" Despite ranking #1
    - "we need more turnovers" - Def. true
    - "Ben is a bum and needs to be traded to Canada" - while having an MVP type season prior to injury.
    - "Mike Wallace lacks focus" - Def. true but not the problem.

    I think one has to look at our OFFENSIVE RUSHING numbers to see our problems
    -Just think how much a good RUSHING offense helps the Passing Game & our Defense?? Just a thought

    Yeah, we failed in the rushing department with a 3 back system. A back has a hard time getting into a groove unless he has 20 or more carries, it wouldn't hurt to practice in pads either, but Goodell's rules prevent that physical brand of practicing that carries on to the field on game day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supersteeler View Post
    Yeah, we failed in the rushing department with a 3 back system. A back has a hard time getting into a groove unless he has 20 or more carries, it wouldn't hurt to practice in pads either, but Goodell's rules prevent that physical brand of practicing that carries on to the field on game day.
    As much as I liked DWYER's abilities at times I just don't think he's an every down back. He makes two 10 yard runs and he checks out of the game???
    I think next training camp the Steelers gotta pick the BEST back and go with himas their man.
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