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    "They Are Asking Cole to Do Things He Can't Do"

    Great cutups and explanation on why the run game is failing. Cole is struggling massively. The TEs have not been good on their blocks (yes, that includes Washington!).

    Is this a change from last year or have defenses found it's weakness and are now exploiting it?

    Don't put it all on Harris.


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    Yeah, I posted in the game thread how Washington was pushed 3 yards into the hole on a running play. He did not look good as a blocker last game.

    and the guards are awful. Makes me think its the blocking scheme since the FA was supposed to be the biggest upgrade and he looks worse than Dotson after 2 games.

    scrap the scheme and go back to simple stuff after the bye last year.
    I lost a bet about Najee gaining 1300 yards.

    "Our head coach has failed to win a playoff game for seven years in a row. His game day strategy, culture of divas, in game decisions, clock management, player evaluation, hires, and affinity with sub par starters at RB, P, and OL are holding the Steelers back. That standard remains the standard"



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    just watched all of this.. throw that crap out the window. The splits between the OL are too wide and guys can’t get to these defenders quick enough.

    I hate seeing OL let guys go unblocked to get to their assignment. Block the guy in front of you and watch what happens.. lol.
    I lost a bet about Najee gaining 1300 yards.

    "Our head coach has failed to win a playoff game for seven years in a row. His game day strategy, culture of divas, in game decisions, clock management, player evaluation, hires, and affinity with sub par starters at RB, P, and OL are holding the Steelers back. That standard remains the standard"



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    It's hard to even throw shade at Canada when the offensive line and run blocking looks this bad. I have no idea how they could have possibly regressed this much. I know it takes time to gel, but this offensive line is as bad as we've ever seen it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flasteel View Post
    It's hard to even throw shade at Canada when the offensive line and run blocking looks this bad. I have no idea how they could have possibly regressed this much. I know it takes time to gel, but this offensive line is as bad as we've ever seen it.
    Isn't the OC ultimately responsible for the blocking scheme, splits, blocking style, etc? If the offensive line coach is teaching something that isn't working or can't work then the OC has to tell him to change it, doesn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    Isn't the OC ultimately responsible for the blocking scheme, splits, blocking style, etc? If the offensive line coach is teaching something that isn't working or can't work then the OC has to tell him to change it, doesn't he?

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    Yep. Outside zone, inside zone, or gap blocking. It all comes back to scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    Isn't the OC ultimately responsible for the blocking scheme, splits, blocking style, etc? If the offensive line coach is teaching something that isn't working or can't work then the OC has to tell him to change it, doesn't he?

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    Good call Pappy.

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    With how bad the O has been, I do wonder if the center play has been very bad.

    It seems to me like that's been a common denominator of offense we've had where nothing works.

    Cole seemed like he was at least OK last season though.

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    Under center - 90% run. Shotgun -80% pass. Handicapping the line when the D knows the play. That is all Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    Yeah, I posted in the game thread how Washington was pushed 3 yards into the hole on a running play. He did not look good as a blocker last game.

    and the guards are awful. Makes me think its the blocking scheme since the FA was supposed to be the biggest upgrade and he looks worse than Dotson after 2 games.

    scrap the scheme and go back to simple stuff after the bye last year.
    If the inside of the line is collapsed go with the speed back who can run outside and hit the hole quicker. Who might that be? DUH.
    The Steelers had a great draft in 2023. However better play calling / coaching is badly needed. Tomlin is hasn't won a playoff game in seven years and counting. Nor has hired anyone good to his coaching staff. Think about that. Mike Tomlin says, " hell yeah we've got to make some changes. " We are waiting. But Khan and Weidl appear to have better management on the salary cap and draft needs. How much we sign player for in 2nd and 3rd contracts need some major work.

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