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 Post subject: Re: Go Steelers!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:30 pm 
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Animal wrote:
But let's look at that list.
LeBeau's defense was #1 in the league.


To be fair, the Steelers schedule was incredibly weak and aided by injuries to Peyton Manning and Matt Cassel/Jamaal Charles.

I know they can only beat the teams on their slate, but it was an easy slate.

As for 'who to cut ties with'...

Ward is done as a productive player. Keeping him is purely sentimental/inspirational ('locker room guy') at this point.

Harrison/Hampton/Farrior/Kemoeatu have seen better days, but might have one more good year in them. They're worth keeping for one more shot at a title.

Fringe guys like Moore/Foote/McFadden can probably be cut, but considering the Steelers history as non-FA players, I don't think they can 'clean slate' for another year and only if they hit big in the draft.

I actually think this loss is a good thing.

The Steelers seem to 'coast' every other year or two.

This kind of loss may wake up the players and/or coaching staff and invigorate them to play at a level similar to 05/08/last year.

I'm confident the Steelers will get angry with this loss... as they should and for the better.

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 Post subject: Re: Go Steelers!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:30 am 
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NSMaster56 wrote:
Barrys Dopers wrote:
Playing cover zero all day was a huge strategic gaffe by Lebeau. We didn't need 9 guys in the box to play run defense, even without Big Snack in there. The teams that made Tebow look silly played cover 2 and made him throw it accurately underneath, something he obviously can't do. We let him just chuck it deep over and over again. He averaged 31.6 yards per completion!


With each post you make you convince me of your great wisdom.

Are you a coach of any sport on any level? Because you're a smart cat.

Agree to the utmost.


I spit my beverage all over my screen when I read this one...

;) :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Go Steelers!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:52 am 
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Yeah pretty much. Again assign your blame at folks who did not execute. LeBeau did not play "no coverage" defense. That is silly. Basic cover3 w/ the usual TP improv but no Ryan Clarke to cover for him. Mundy overreacts as he has done since Michigan and leaves corners on island.

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 Post subject: Re: Go Steelers!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:00 am 
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ZelieMike wrote:
Yeah pretty much. Again assign your blame at folks who did not execute. LeBeau did not play "no coverage" defense. That is silly. Basic cover3 w/ the usual TP improv but no Ryan Clarke to cover for him. Mundy overreacts as he has done since Michigan and leaves corners on island.


ZM, it was cover zero, not "no coverage". That means both safeties up at the line of scrimmage and no over the top help which is exactly the D they were in on the fateful play. The Broncos had run on 21 of 22 1st downs up to that point, so it was a calculated gamble.

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 Post subject: Re: Go Steelers!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:02 am 
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BBF wrote:
NSMaster56 wrote:
Barrys Dopers wrote:
Playing cover zero all day was a huge strategic gaffe by Lebeau. We didn't need 9 guys in the box to play run defense, even without Big Snack in there. The teams that made Tebow look silly played cover 2 and made him throw it accurately underneath, something he obviously can't do. We let him just chuck it deep over and over again. He averaged 31.6 yards per completion!


With each post you make you convince me of your great wisdom.

Are you a coach of any sport on any level? Because you're a smart cat.

Agree to the utmost.


I spit my beverage all over my screen when I read this one...

;) :lol:


Thanks for the compliment NS, BBF has the right to chuckle since he did some of his grad school training with me. I actually can't wait to coach my son in about 3 more years :D

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 Post subject: Re: Go Steelers!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:07 pm 
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Tebow conspiracy now? Hmmmm...

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_19706529

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 Post subject: Re: Go Steelers!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:47 pm 
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bucco boy wrote:
Tebow conspiracy now? Hmmmm...

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_19706529


Well, I don't know that it ought to be considered a conspiracy. But the pic does appear to show an illegal formation. Not that anything can be done about it now.

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 Post subject: Re: Go Steelers!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:05 pm 
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I know Bob. Just playing with the whole Tebow thing. It's funny. I predicted the next day would be Tebow, Tebow and Tebow and nobody would even talk about Thomas who really made the play. Not that it was a hard prediction.

That call is made sometimes and sometimes it's not. More problems with NFL rules etc. Periera kills me with his comments though. He will defend the NFL to the end. He reminds me of the PR guy back when we invaded Iraq in the 90's. He had bombs landing behind him and was saying there is no invasion.

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 Post subject: Re: Go Steelers!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:56 pm 
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bucco boy wrote:
Tebow conspiracy now? Hmmmm...

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_19706529


I'm upset this isn't the John 3:16 'conspiracy'.

Tebow finished with 31.6 yds/comp and 316 pass yards...

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