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    The Truth!!

    This just isn't a very good football team. And it starts from the top. The decision to bring in Haley as the coordinator, and ask Ben to fit what he does into Haley's system, was a huge mistake. I said it when Haley was hired...his lack of never playing any football at any level was going to be what it is. A major disconnect with the players he is coaching. The management of the Steelers made a huge mistake asking their franchise QB to change his style and fit what Haley runs. It was suppose to keep Ben healthy. To protect him. To get rid of the ball quicker. Well it hasn't worked. Ben is being hit just as much as he ever has. Then to think that this team could run the football behind a line that isnít built to run the football is another mistake this management has made. Look at the line. They have 4 guys who are generally smaller than the guys they are trying to block. David DeCastro is getting abused. The only O-lineman with some size, is Foster. Adams, Gilbert, DeCastro, and even Pouncey are all built to pass block more so than run block. And they donít even do that well.

    Then to put all your marbles into a 2nd round RB (Bell), as if he is going to save your team is ridiculous.

    This team has two play makers on the entire team. Troy Polamalu and Ben Roethlisberger. To get rid of Benís only playmaker ( Mike Wallace), was a mistake regardless of what Steeler fans thought of him. Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders are decent receivers at best. Neither one of them are play makers. Neither one of them can find the end zone. And to continue to try and stretch the field with these two, when neither of them can get separation, is ridiculous. Why do they insist on throwing the deep pass to Antonio Brown? He cannot get the needed separation for that. Makes no sense.

    Whoís idea was it for Cameron Heyward to lose weight? We get on players all the time for them showing up out of shape, why does Cameron Heyward get a break? He is not suppose to be a pass rusher. He is suppose to be a run stuffer/gap plugger. Now at his current weight, he isnt going to stuff anything. But it isnít his fault. It is managements fault because their defensive coordinator has gotten so far away from the 3-4 zone blitz. LeBeau was quoted as saying he wanted more of a pass rush from his D-line this year. Why? That goes completely away from the whole 3-4 zone blitz scheme. He now wants a pass rush from the front 3 and his OLB drop into coverage more than they go after the QB. Look at last nightís game. Hardly any pass rush what so ever on Andy Dalton. And they couldnít stop the run either. LeBeau, as great as heís been, as fallen in love with trying to be creative and as a result he has gotten away from what his 3-4 zone blitz is suppose to be. It is sad. This isnít working the way he is running this defense. He is now allowing opposing teams to dictate what he runs. Can you imagine Aaron Smith showing up to camp 15-20lbs lighter, and being ask to go get the QB? Makes no sense. Standing up Heyward or Keisel and even having them stand up outside of the tackles is mind boggling. Once in a while as a wrinkle is one thing but to change the scope of your 3-4 defense is ridiculous. Plain and simple, LeBeau is allowing teams ( and the league), to dictate what he does on defense. He is no longer running a 3-4 zone blitz at it's core.

    This team has gone as far as it can under Mike Tomlin. Not being a good football team is one thing but to also lose its toughness is hard to swallow. This would have never happened under Bill Cohwer. The Steelers need to get him back as their head coach. He will regain the identity of this franchise. Whenever his teams were bad, he guaranteed in his press conferenceís that he would get it right. And every time he did.

    If this team is headed for a re-building ( and I see no way they arenít), then trading Ben in the offseason is something that has to be considered. A Herschel Walker type trade. Getting the first, second, and maybe the third round picks along with Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals would be a huge step in re-building. A.J. McCarron is a winner. And he is the perfect QB to have in a run first/power attack offense. As important as an offense is, if the Pittsburgh Steelers do not have a dominating defense, then they are not the Pittsburgh Steelers. A shut down defense and a power running game will always work for this franchise. Regardless of what the rest of the league is doing.

    Wanna know just how bad this team is right now? Wait until they actually play an upper-echelon team. Tennessee and Cincinnati are not.
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    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

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    Haley is definitely an albatross, among other things.

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    This would have never happened under Bill Cohwer.
    BWAH-HAH-HAH!!!

    It did happen under Cowher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    BWAH-HAH-HAH!!!

    It did happen under Cowher...
    I stopped reading after that. These guys don't remember the Ravens making the Steelers look like little school kids. Lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10 View Post
    I stopped reading after that. These guys don't remember the Ravens making the Steelers look like little school kids. Lmao
    Me too. I liked Bill as a coach and all, but to act like the team never struggled under his watch defies credibility.

    This team is playing right now without a true #1 WR, RB or TE. The TE and RB are on the team and we should be getting them back as the season progresses. The fact is that the team played better last night than against TN. They met one of the most talent-stacked teams in the NFL in their home opener, but couldn't pull it together. As a reminder, the Bengals actually won the North when the Steelers won the SB in 2005. If you heard Ben's interview on the radio, they are not taking this as a matter of course. They are fighting because they expect better of themselves and hate losing. Some of these things can't be fixed overnight, but I'm confident that they will do what they have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar View Post
    The TE and RB are on the team and we should be getting them back as the season progresses.
    How do you know that the #1 RB is currently on the team? How many regular season games has he rushed for 100+ yards? NFL season total for last year?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar View Post
    The fact is that the team played better last night than against TN.
    The FACT is it would have been ALMOST impossible to play worse. That said the "improvement" was barely noticeable and certainly nowhere near even a mediocre NFL level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    BWAH-HAH-HAH!!!

    It did happen under Cowher...
    Never where the Steelers this bad under Cowher. They are bad in every facet of the game right now. You can not say that about any Cowher team. To hear Tomlin say the solution is in the locker room tells you how delusional he is. This is a team void of play makers on both sides of the ball. The solution is not in the Steeler locker room. It is in many new players who are not on this team as of right now.
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    Never where the Steelers this bad under Cowher. They are bad in every facet of the game right now. You can not say that about any Cowher team. To hear Tomlin say the solution is in the locker room tells you how delusional he is. This is a team void of play makers on both sides of the ball. The solution is not in the Steeler locker room. It is in many new players who are not on this team as of right now.
    Cowher had three straight losing seasons and they were back to back. I don't know when many of you became fans, but maybe you should look it up first before comparing. And they were awful seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10 View Post
    Cowher had three straight losing seasons and they were back to back. I don't know when many of you became fans, but maybe you should look it up first before comparing. And they were awful seasons.
    Yep. This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10 View Post
    Cowher had three straight losing seasons and they were back to back. I don't know when many of you became fans, but maybe you should look it up first before comparing. And they were awful seasons.
    those 3 years cowher had little talent and no franchise qb. this team has both but no leadership. tomlin was not the most qualified individual when he was hired. he was suppose to learn as he went along. he hasnt shown any improvement in any aspect of head coaching and has allowed this team to become soft and undisciplined. cowher may have had losing seasons but his teams never lost its identity.

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