What beat reporter are you citing? Wallace wasn't in camp. OK, you can have your opinion. I think Brown is a workout warrior. Wallace probably works but nobody works as hard as Brown. The beat reporters all say that. Bown works himself to the point of exhaustion and maybe overworks.
Stay out of third and predictable? what's the formula for that? Which of our backls was consistent enough to get even enough yards to put the Steelers in 3rd and 3, 4 or 5? One missed pass on 1st or 2nd down and you''re almost guaranteed third and predictable. It's not that easy to put the offense in a good down and distance every drive.
Moving the pocket limits the field and if the WR doesn't create space there's no where to throw it.
The Steelers use crossing patterns and slants in theor offense, 3rd and 5 or less in a crucial spot and the Steleers are looking for the quick slant.
Ben and first read passes to running backs aren't what Ben likes to do, even when they're open. Ben loves to go down field.
Ben's injury was his on doing this year, looking to make a play when he had more than one opportunity to heave it into the cheap seats. Okay, try and make a play initially, but there are just some times (especially as good as Ben is) that the best is thing to do is chuck it OOB and go back to the huddle.
Protecting Ben is difficult. The best protection for Ben, is Ben.
1.22) Dante Fowler, OLB, UF
2.56) PJ Williams, CB, FSU
3.87) Ben Koyack, TE, ND
4.120) Kurtis Drummond, FS, MSU
5.152) David Johnson, RB, North Iowa
6.183) Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St.
7.214) Lynden Trail, OLB, Norfolk St.
"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
Stay out of third and predictable? what's the formula for that?
Pass early to get leads. Run late to protect them.
We're too concerned with trying to run early. When this offense clicks with Ben it's because they come out of the gate flying.
Be aggressive, attack teams.
Junk the full back and David Paulson formations.
3 wide, a TE, and a RB.
That's who we need to be.
We did it Art's way. 8-8.
Now he can STFU and allow his staff to do it the CORRECT way.
Ben's injury was his on doing this year, looking to make a play when he had more than one opportunity to heave it into the cheap seats.
From the pocket on 3rd and 4? The minute he does that?
Put Hometown Charlie in!
Btw, the play Ben was hurt? Heath Miller in the backfield.
Brown trained with T.O. & Ochocinco- saw the videos too.
Of course- neither of those guys are in the NFL anymore....and were known distractions to their teams....any chance they may pass on more than just the work ethic?
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Maybe the Steelers need to bring back Hines Ward as the WR coach.