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    Post game SB interviews revealed why Ravens are better: chemistry

    It wasn't an act. They weren't saying it just to say it. The Ravens, to a man, kept saying that they honestly loved each other, that the players and coaches all had each others' backs. To a man, with every question asked, what was revealed was that the team truly and immensely were brothers. No matter what questions were asked, no matter how directed to the person, not the team, they all answered in a team fashion.

    The last few SB years, the Steelers had such unity. Last, and other recent disappointing seasons, they did not. It was obvious last year that some players were ticked off and bad apples. And, with Ben himself, it doesn't appear all the players are on board with him either.

    If they don't get team unity fixed, they won't make any noise. Unity and chemistry is a must. Losing the Wards, Smiths, Farrriors has left us with hole in leadership and chemistry. If they don't fix that, nothing else will matter. And with Ben being an immature child, someone else is going to have to make this happen. I don't see an easy fix.

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    When you talk about Leadership there's a concept called the lid. Basically, leadership is the "lid" that determines a person's level of effectiveness. The higher the ability to lead, the higher their potential will be. Maybe Ben's lid has been overestimated. Maybe he's got freakish talents (as well as size and the ability to endure pain & punishment) but the Steelers need to determine who will really step up and lead this team. Who can rally the troops to be at their best? Deal with guys being stupid. Call people out if needed. Everyone knows Ben is not going anywhere, anytime soon, but is that enough to truly follow?

    I'd love to see him and Haley spending the offseason with a singular purpose in mind - make this offense a machine. Work together and energize this team such that losing is not an option.


    I want ben giving the "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" speech and the team doesn't stop him because "he's on a roll!"

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    The owner who brought the team to Baltimore died.

    The sole face of the franchise annouced he's retiring after 17 seasons.

    A former player who now works in the front office was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and now gives the team motivational speeches from a mechanical talking wheelchair like Steven Hawking.

    Their former defensive coordinator from just last season, was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after starting his first year as a head coach.

    Think having all of these things happening to the Ravens in one season had just a teensy bit to do with their "Win one for this Gipper, and that Gipper, and don't forget the other Gipper over there" mentality?

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    I think there's a lot to having a "why" to things that you do. The talent level in the NFL is very close. All of these guys are the cream of the crop and have been their whole athletic lives. The thing that can get people over talent is the will to win. This year, they were clearly inspired after all the things Ruthless cited above.

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    And here I thought the "chemistry" referred to in the title of this thread had to do with extract made from deer antlers or something like that...
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    It wasn't an act.
    Everything Ray Lewis does is an act.

    Chemistry plays it's part. That's for sure. It's not the biggest difference between the Ravens & say, the Steelers...but it plays it's part.

    If we want to lay the blame on the Steelers woes on 'chemistry'- what was the single most 'chemistry-destroying' moment in the 2012 season?

    Give you a hint- it has nothing to do with Ben, Wallace, Woodley or Mendenhall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Everything Ray Lewis does is an act.

    Chemistry plays it's part. That's for sure. It's not the biggest difference between the Ravens & say, the Steelers...but it plays it's part.

    If we want to lay the blame on the Steelers woes on 'chemistry'- what was the single most 'chemistry-destroying' moment in the 2012 season?

    Give you a hint- it has nothing to do with Ben, Wallace, Woodley or Mendenhall.
    The Bruce Arians fiasco and to a degree Art II meddling, IMO.

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    IMO chemistry is the RESULT of success, not the CAUSE of success.

    It's easy to "love" each other when you're winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Everything Ray Lewis does is an act.

    Chemistry plays it's part. That's for sure. It's not the biggest difference between the Ravens & say, the Steelers...but it plays it's part.

    If we want to lay the blame on the Steelers woes on 'chemistry'- what was the single most 'chemistry-destroying' moment in the 2012 season?

    Give you a hint- it has nothing to do with Ben, Wallace, Woodley or Mendenhall.
    Can't be firing Arians, because three of the four you mentioned played under Arians. I'd have to guess the answer to your question is Tomlin firing the STs coach...that had nothing to do with Ben, Wallace, Woodley, or Mendenhall since none of them were playing STs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    Can't be firing Arians, because three of the four you mentioned played under Arians. I'd have to guess the answer to your question is Tomlin firing the STs coach...that had nothing to do with Ben, Wallace, Woodley, or Mendenhall since none of them were playing STs.
    Dammit.....dammit, dammit, dammit...
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