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    Pass Rush and Cushion

    I hope we improve in this going forward or in two weeks Brady will have Christmas early.....
    Did we get a sack yesterday cannot remember?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword View Post
    I hope we improve in this going forward or in two weeks Brady will have Christmas early.....
    Did we get a sack yesterday cannot remember?
    The Jets defense made Tom Brady look very ordinary yesterday, completing less than 50% of passes and with a 5.0 YPA. The Jets did what the Steelers do best actually (or, should do best), prevent the big play and tackle. The Jets pass rush is a bit better than the Steelers, but overall I think the two defense are fairly even.

    Of course, I'd love to see a pass rush that can apply more pressure than they have been and I'm fine with Ike in press coverage, not sure about Willie Gay, he isn't the fastest CB in the NFL.

    I think Woodley had a sack and we gave up 3 or 4 to the Ravens, I think.

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    Pats WR's are young and there O isn't clicking...

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    There was pressure, but Flacco can move and throw on the run...can Brady?

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    Yes, we had a sack.
    The cushion was still there.
    I remember on a 2nd and long, Ike had at least a 15 yard cushion on the top of the screen which was easily completed for a first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete View Post
    Yes, we had a sack.
    The cushion was still there.
    I remember on a 2nd and long, Ike had at least a 15 yard cushion on the top of the screen which was easily completed for a first.
    That was on the Ravens game tying drive. LeBeau needs to cut it with the timid and scared play calling as the two-minute defense blows. You don't win games by "tackling the catch." The Steelers need to be aggressive on defense and start jumping pass routes. Right now, this defense can easily be dinked-and-dunked to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzTo7 View Post
    That was on the Ravens game tying drive. LeBeau needs to cut it with the timid and scared play calling as the two-minute defense blows. You don't win games by "tackling the catch." The Steelers need to be aggressive on defense and start jumping pass routes. Right now, this defense can easily be dinked-and-dunked to death.
    Dinking and dunking is not as easy as it looks. Being to aggressive by jumping pass routes is an easy way to give up a quick 6 points. Offenses will eventually take advantage of over aggressiveness. Remember Chad Scott?

    I believe that it's difficult to maintain TD scoring drives consistently without the aid of big plays. The Steelers coaches know it and choose to teach and preach that defensive philosophy to their defensive players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BURGH86STEEL View Post
    Dinking and dunking is not as easy as it looks. Being to aggressive by jumping pass routes is an easy way to give up a quick 6 points. Offenses will eventually take advantage of over aggressiveness. Remember Chad Scott?

    I believe that it's difficult to maintain TD scoring drives consistently without the aid of big plays. The Steelers coaches know it and choose to teach and preach that defensive philosophy to their defensive players.
    You say that like it's been working for the Steelers recently. It hasn't. Offenses have been taking advantage of the defense's timidness. Remember the 2nd & 14 on the Ravens game-tying drive? Ike just stood there and watched the Ravens WR catch that ball for a first down. It's scared football.

    The Steelers can either die a slow death by playing scared, or give themselves a chance by taking some risks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzTo7 View Post
    You say that like it's been working for the Steelers recently. It hasn't. Offenses have been taking advantage of the defense's timidness. Remember the 2nd & 14 on the Ravens game-tying drive? Ike just stood there and watched the Ravens WR catch that ball for a first down. It's scared football.

    The Steelers can either die a slow death by playing scared, or give themselves a chance by taking some risks.
    2012=5th in scoring Defense
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    2010=2nd " " "
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    yea, it hasn't been working for some time now..... please find another soapbox to climb on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzTo7 View Post

    The Steelers can either die a slow death by playing scared, or give themselves a chance by taking some risks.
    What???? WE DID NOT DIE AT ALL we WON.

    If that is your idea of "slow death" may we "die slowly" EVERY WEEK.

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