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    Why do our Steelers come out flat in the 1st Quarter of so many games?

    It seems to me that the Steelers come out flat and slow in many games. Ir certainly seems so this year, and it seems this has been the case over the past few years. Perhaps my perception is off. Tonight, I have to believe that the way we played so flat in the 1st quarter (actually most of the 1st half) cost us this crucial game tonight.



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    Yeah I posted the same in another thread. First halves haven't been kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10 View Post
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    Nope. They had this issue with BA, with Whiz, with Mularkey..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonsteeler View Post
    Nope. They had this issue with BA, with Whiz, with Mularkey..
    It's never been this bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10 View Post
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    Thank you, the Steelers gave away two drives tonight that the Ravens didn't even really have to defend, ridiculous. On the other hand, Ben was in complete control of the game and the offense, his play selection was on point, his reads were excellent, he did miss a few throws, but all in all he played a great game. Manny Sanders on the other hand, if he can hold on to any one of the three he dropped, there could have been a different outcome tonight.

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    This year, we have been outscored over 2 to 1 in 1st quarters, 74 to 36. Seems to be a problem on both sides of the ball.



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    Good article by Kovacevic.

    http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/5139596-74/roethlisberger-steelers-ball#axzz2m3YHRxM

    This needs to be Ben's team on offense, with coach as consultant and facilitator. This D needs a leader too.



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    Outscored by over 2 to 1 in the 1st quarters this year.

    After scoring average of 31 points in the previous 4 games largely out of the no-huddle, we run a total of 5 plays called in the no-huddle in the 1st half. Zero points in the 1st half.

    Down 13 - 0 midway through the 3rd quarter last night. Even 1 score by the offense in the 1st half, and we win the game.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DukieBoy View Post
    Good article by Kovacevic.

    http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/5139596-74/roethlisberger-steelers-ball#axzz2m3YHRxM

    This needs to be Ben's team on offense, with coach as consultant and facilitator. This D needs a leader too.
    Heh.. with Crash holding forth in the discussions after the article.

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