OMG, what exactly did Ben's child have to do with the defense blowing three 4th quarter leads (Three losses) in the seasons first 5 games?
Now I've heard it all. Ben's unborn child is the reason our defense can't hold leads.
Last year it was Arians.
Will it EVER be LeBeau?
You keep ignoring the facts.
I'll stick to them.
Six blown 4th quarter leads in 2012, four in losses.
That was supposed to be all Bruce Arians' fault.
But Arians is no longer here.
When does LeBeau's problems, become LeBeau's responsibility?
If only Crash weren't still on ignore...
The defense down the stretch gave the Steelers every opportunity to win games.
The "Optimistic" Offseason:
Taylor, Polamalu, Keisel, & Harrison - Retire
Cortez Allen & Shamarko Thomas - Steelers Believe They Are Starters
Cut - C Thomas & L Moore
Re-Sign Blake, McCain, Golden, W Johnson, & Moats
Re-Sign Worilds ($6 Mil Avg) OR Sign Derrick Morgan/Jabaal Sheard/Brandon Graham/Pernell McPhee
1st Danny Shelton NT
2nd Eli Harold OLB
3rd Jacoby Glenn CB
4th Jesse James TE
5th Matt Jones RB
6a James Sample S
6b Ray Drew DE
7th Kaelin Clay WR
Did they? Philip Rivers has sucked for 3 years.
Not against LeBeau.
Tony Romo's throws INTs in warm ups.
Not against LeBeau.
The problem LeBeau has is nothing changes in crunch time.
KC has a 4th and 15 down three points. What do we do?
Rush 4, drop 7 in zone, complete, kick a game tying field goal.
Cincy has the ball on our 46 needing a FG to go to the playoffs. What do we do?
Rush 3, drop 8 in zone (AND give Green a free release), complete, kick a GW field goal.
The same problems that used to be Bruce Arians' fault are still going on.
LeBeau is running out of scapegoats. Sooner or later is HAS to come back to him.
I really don't blame the offense or the defense for our less than stellar year. I do think we were done in by the lack of cohesion of the offensive line due to injuries. I was excited by the prospect of our starting line at the beginning of the year and that projected starting line never played one game together. I really believe that was our downfall.
The Steelers were 20th in starting field position in 2012, last season they were 30th.
The Steelers were among the worst teams in the league in forcing turnovers.
Care to re-think that?