Even though RG III put up good numbers yeaterday, Rodney Harrison and Tony Dungy were talking about him potentially be benched if his play doesn't improve over the next game or two. Chip Kelly and his high flying circus will meet the same fate, maybe not this year, but at some point. We'll see how it all plays out.
1.25) Artie Burns - CB, Miami
2.58 ) Sean Davis - S/CB, Maryland
3.89) Javon Hargrave - DT, S. Carolina St.
4.123) Jerald Hawkins - OT, LSU
6.220) Travis Feeny - OLB, Wash
7.227) Demarcus Ayers - WR, Hou
7.246) Tyler Matakevich - OLB, Temple
The referee said that you hit Brian Sipe too hard. Did you hit him too hard?
I hit him as hard as I could - Jack Lambert
The defense gets TOs because the offense can run the ball...that shortens the game and forces the O to take more chances, leading to more TOs...
Our offense was so inept last week, the Titans were able turtle up and still win the game...their offense didn't play particularly well nor efficiently...just better than our offense...
The reason the defense doesn't force turnovers is because they play scared in the secondary. There's always huge cushioning space between the Steelers DBs and the other teams WRs. Playing safe or "tackling the catch" gets you nowhere in today's NFL.
I bet that's a reason why Steeler fans loved the idea of "dink-and-dunk." They saw other teams do it to the Steelers so often, so they figure if the Steelers do it they'll be just as successful. Wrong. Other teams defenses, while maybe not as great statistically, are much more aggressive than the Steelers' defense. They press against the Steelers' WRs and don't give them the space to dink-and-dunk. Since the Steelers let go of their last deep threat, and won't let the potential new one (Wheaton) play because he's a rookie, dink-and-dunk has no chance to work for the Steelers.
The Steelers have been more aggressive in coverage since Lewis and Allen both showed that they were up to the task.
I think a lot of the lack of turnovers is due to the lack of pressure. The Steelers didn't force a turnover last week, but they got close on a couple.