Fact is that older people don't like change. That is why we will never get back to a dominant defense as long as LeBeau is running the defense. He really can't look at this objectively and he will never admit that the "baby" that is a result of his life's work "is ugly."
Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser
A great coach adjusts what he does to fit the players he has and make them successful. he doesn't try to force players into roles they aren't suited for. We don't have the players we did five years ago so we need to change what we do.
Last edited by Oviedo; 12-16-2013 at 10:24 AM.
Who are those 80 year olds? I doubt any of the 80 year olds are working 16 hour days and the reality is that most CEOs are usually the "face of the company" and deal with media and investor issues and attend board meetings where they vote on recommendations. Chief Operating Officers (COOs) and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) run the companies tough day to day operations and they are not 80 years olds.
Originally Posted by pfelix73
nah.. those 80 year olds get it in. They do the heavy lifting. lol...
Originally Posted by Oviedo
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and your example is proof that it is not the system or the coach. The correct defense is called with the deep receiver being double covered but Troy lets him run right past him. How is that DL's fault?
Originally Posted by pittpete
Last week Cortez Allen is running stride for stride with Charles Clay down the sideline. Clay hauls the pass down for a 49 yard gain. Is it LeBeau or his system's fault that Allen didn't look back for the ball in time? Is it LeBeau or his system's fault that Allen or Troy can't tackle Clay and let him score the winning touchdown?
Speaking of tackling ... it was atrocious against the Bengals. Tackling the catch can work, it has been working for a decade in the burg, but you have to TACKLE. We were letting receivers who were hit 4 and 5 yards short of the 1st down get near or past the line of gain consistently. Even the little scat back, Bernard, was getting a lot of yards after contact. That has been a major problem all year.
For those of you who say LeBeau doesn't change up during the game must not have taken notice that he started sending 5 and even 6 guys at Dalton late in the 3rd and early in the 4th. They didn't get close and Dalton was dinking us to death. Even the vaunted (according to Oveido) Timmons up the middle blitz was stonewalled. If you watched any other football this year you have to realize it's harder than ever to play defense. Just look at the scores we have had the last several weeks. Some guy named Preston made Patrick Peterson look like a high-schooler this week. Also, Keenan Lewis was schooled pretty well this week.
I think Steeler fans have been spoiled by great coaching and great defensive players for too long. The player talent has declined quite a bit and I'm sure LeBeau is not what he once was. That doesn't make him a bad coach. Look around the league and see who you would rather have.
Most people are saying DL is still a good coach but it's time to move on due to his age and our D having turnover. Pointing out a few players getting beat on a few plays isn't the same as giving up record setting stats.
But it is...
Originally Posted by feltdizz
11 plays over 50 yards...a player either out of position or missing a tackle for each one...
Hold on... I know Lebeau has a great track record but this is bordering on God like status. This is a made man. He's untouchable.
Originally Posted by Slapstick
Are we really to a point where it's everyone else's fault but Lebeau's when the D fails? Wow.. that's a great place for a coach to be.
He was dinking and dunking the whole game whether we were sending guys or not.
For those of you who say LeBeau doesn't change up during the game must not have taken notice that he started sending 5 and even 6 guys at Dalton late in the 3rd and early in the 4th. They didn't get close and Dalton was dinking us to death.
Did you not watch the 3rd quarter?
Instead of keeping his foot on the pedal, LeBeau went into safe mode with the cushions all across the board.
This lead to two marches down the field.
As far as letting AG run down field untouched, whats wrong with bumping a guy off the line and disturbing the route?
Yes tackling the catch used to work.
It's not working so stop forcing the square peg into the round hole.
I have no problem with dink and dunk when we are up by 20 points... dink and dunk takes time and they were down by 10 points with 5 minutes left to play.
My issue is more so in close games when we need a play or a stop on 3rd and 4 and the DB is 10 yards off the ball or we fail to get pressure by blitzing someone besides Troy or Timmons.
Bring some heat.
We lack pressure from the front 7, OK... so bring a corner instead of the predictable Troy blitz that rarely works these days.
One could argue that the past two seasons have been the first in maybe five or six years that LeBeau has really had to coach and develop players. He had a core group of players that were with the team for 6 or 7 years and now most of them are gone.
Originally Posted by feltdizz
Given the results we see on the field over the the past couple of seasons, one could also make a case that maybe the task of developing a new generation of young players may be beyond LeBeau at age 77. Who is the last player that he took from a rookie and turned into a defensive standout?
Think about it!