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BlitzburghRockCity
11-26-2006, 05:09 PM
Let's briefly analyze this. For the first time in many many years the Steelers have alot of youth in our Secondary. Troy is still in his first contract, McFadden is young, Taylor is young, Anthony Smith is up and coming, Ryan Clark is a veteran but still has alot of years left, Tyrone Carter is young, Deshea is the elder statesman of the group along with Logan.

One of the reasons the Steelers signed Ike, and will be looking to lock up Troy, and big reason they drafted McFadden along with Smith was so that they wouldnt have to address this area in the draft for years to come.

Having said all that, no matter what we all want or feel is needed, dont look for this unit to change that much next year. It's just the facts based on the Steelers traditional way of thinking and some logic thrown in.

Steelersfan
11-26-2006, 09:05 PM
It would take a lot of pressure off these guys if we had some kind of pass rush. That is the only way the Steelers have ever been able to hide average at best CB's and it hasn't happened this year enough.

Iron City South
11-26-2006, 09:32 PM
I agree wholeheartedly with Steelerfan. There's absolutely zero fukking excuse that our front seven can't generate a pass rush. ZERO ....

Aaron Smith is done ... best years are behind him.

Big Casey ... still the best motor of the bunch. One of the few that come to play each week.

Keisel . . . not getting it done as a full timer, undersized. Will excel if moved back to 3rd down pass rush specialist. Excellent on Special Teams and he's great when he comes in late in the game with a fresh motor when everyone else is sucking wind.

LB's need to feel some competition. They're getting older and are severely lacking attitude and fire .... They were caught up in the wash today and were seriously manhandled by the Ravens front five.

House of Steel
11-26-2006, 09:37 PM
You all are right on the money. I don't need to add anything to this. It is just mindblowing what has happened this year.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-26-2006, 10:02 PM
Our secondary has always been good because we've had a pass rush. That's the whole key for our secondary is the front 7 must get pressure and when they don't we are exposed.

I dont have a problem so much with our front 3, they are doing their job clogging the lanes. I blame our LB's mostly. Think about it, the majority of our pass rush always comes from our LB's. That's the way the 3-4 is designed to work and up until this season it's worked like a charm.

Koopa
11-26-2006, 10:14 PM
finally i can get this off my mind lol....last week i was sitting in the library stuck on a question, so my mind went off and i started reflecting on our season, and i was reflecting on our secondary

i know i've bashed ike but i started to think i shouldn't be that upset.....he may have been in the league for a few years but this is only his second year as a starter, so i'm looking at this year as a sophomore slump for him, i think next year he'll come back more experienced and ready to prove that 05 wasn't a fluke

also with year under clark's belt he should be better in this system and better working with troy

and i hope Anthony smith will get more playing time the rest of the year so he can get his experience, he should be good

mcfadden is gonna be good, i've liked him from the start and i see big things from him next year


so like tg said, we need to work on that pass rush, and maybe we can get a beast in the draft to help with that since we will be picking high

Steelersfan
11-26-2006, 10:17 PM
Holy crap! Something positive from koopa!.......lmao!

We need help at LB. These guys just aren't as good as they were last year for whatever reason.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-26-2006, 10:21 PM
Damn Koopa, Im impressed bro ! Very enlightening post, and positive no less !

The strength of our defense is always our LB's and this year they just are literally doing next to nothing so yes either some hungry youth needs injected into that unit or this current unit needs to recommit themselves.

House of Steel
11-26-2006, 10:24 PM
You have to admit something, Koopa been right from the very beginning and I just learn something, ALWAYS TRUST IN KOOPA'S WORDS!!!!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-26-2006, 10:25 PM
You have to admit something, Koopa been right from the very beginning and I just learn something, ALWAYS TRUST IN KOOPA'S WORDS!!!!


I can't believe I just heard you say that !! :lol:

SteelersfaninPhilly
11-26-2006, 10:54 PM
You have to admit something, Koopa been right from the very beginning and I just learn something, ALWAYS TRUST IN KOOPA'S WORDS!!!!


Alright that is not HOS. That is someone impersonating HOS> :lol:

AZ_Steeler
11-27-2006, 01:23 PM
I am actually happy with the secondary. Ike had an awesome year last year, I think this year was just that slump that everyone goes through at some point when they are fresh to the league.

Ike, Anthony, Bryant and Troy is looking awesome for the future!!! It's hard for these guys to be good when the front line isn't getting to the QB, which also falls on the line backers!

BlitzburghRockCity
11-27-2006, 01:27 PM
On paper our secondary is one of the better units in the league so Im not sure we can judge their performance and their future with the team based on this year alone. Perhaps this unit will return to the dominance we saw in 2005, next season.

The pass rush a big reason here too, if we can return to the Blitzburgh dominance of rushing the passer, everything else will into place. The secondary will get more interceptions, defense more passes, and generally play better all around.

shimmysteelerfan
11-27-2006, 02:12 PM
every thing you guys said about the d is spot on....my question lies with our o-line....wtf happened yesterday???? is it just me or were they just letting every god damn raven get by them and murder ben?????

Prosdo
11-27-2006, 03:22 PM
every thing you guys said about the d is spot on....my question lies with our o-line....wtf happened yesterday???? is it just me or were they just letting every god damn raven get by them and murder ben?????

I like our secondary. I just think there has been a problem with the LB's. They are not causing chaos like they use to. As for the offensive line GOOD LORD!!! That offensive line was absolutely pathetic. I say sit Marvel Smith. He was getting beat left and right.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-27-2006, 04:37 PM
Offensive line was the target of an outstanding game plan by the ratbird's. They put all of their fastest, toughest guys on the field all day long and they just pinned their ears back and came after us all day long.