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NHStlrfan
01-08-2012, 09:57 PM
Demaryius Thomas had but 4 catches. But he had 204 yards!!!!! That's and average of 51 yards per catch!!!!! Going into OT he had 3 catches for 124 yards and an average of over 41 yards!

But look closer. Tim Tebow at game's end had only 9 completions for 236 yards. So Demaryius Thomas accounted for 1/3 of his completions and over 50% of the yardage!!

Play calling aside, why was this receiver permitted to run free down the middle? At least interfere or hold. You're still in the game. But no, he was permitted free range in the middle of the field.

Simply put, the wrong defense was called and the wrong defender was assigned. It's that simple at that point.

Further investigation will prove out that poor offensive play calling throughout the year resulted in injuries and underachievement. Tonight this also put our beloved Steelers in the postion they found themselves. But aside from all these factors, defensive play calling was also well below the bar for what we expect.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-08-2012, 10:00 PM
It was lost when the Steelers settled for field goals in the first quarter. It was lost in the 2nd quarter when the offense couldn't move the ball and the defense couldn't stop anybody. It was lost by the lack of a pass rush, injuries, and poor secondary play. It was a total team meltdown at the worse times. You can't cover up all those deficiencies all the time, sooner or later they'll bite you.

elephantman
01-08-2012, 10:03 PM
game was lost on the O line....3 men rush and Ben still has no time....

Real Deal Steel
01-08-2012, 10:05 PM
O-line needs to seriously be rebuilt. With an addition of atleast two guys. And Ryan Clark
not being back there made a difference.

They missed Ryan Clark today big time. He usually makes the right defensive calls and that's what happened.

DanRooney
01-08-2012, 10:06 PM
The hell are you guys talking about o-line for? Ben was throwing **** passes all day and was taking forever to get rid of the ball on several occasions. This guy doesn't know how to throw a timing pattern to save his life.

The loss is ultimately on Ike Taylor and LeBeau's inability to adjust, but Ben had a terrible first half.

JensK
01-08-2012, 10:08 PM
The hell are you guys talking about o-line for? Ben was throwing **** passes all day and was taking forever to get rid of the ball on several occasions. This guy doesn't know how to throw a timing pattern to save his life.

The loss is ultimately on Ike Taylor and LeBeau's inability to adjust, but Ben had a terrible first half.

Not being able to properly trusting his planting foot might have played into that... Just sayin'

BR7
01-08-2012, 10:44 PM
It was lost when BA picked up his box of 144 crayolas and schemed his 'onslaught.'

SteelCityVoice
01-08-2012, 10:45 PM
Actually Ike Taylor did hold and interfere. The stats would have been even WORSE

Stlrs4Life
01-08-2012, 10:46 PM
The hell are you guys talking about o-line for? Ben was throwing **** passes all day and was taking forever to get rid of the ball on several occasions. This guy doesn't know how to throw a timing pattern to save his life.

The loss is ultimately on Ike Taylor and LeBeau's inability to adjust, but Ben had a terrible first half.


Exactly...........................

Iron Paul
01-08-2012, 10:52 PM
It was lost when the Steelers settled for field goals in the first quarter. It was lost in the 2nd quarter when the offense couldn't move the ball and the defense couldn't stop anybody. It was lost by the lack of a pass rush, injuries, and poor secondary play. It was a total team meltdown at the worse times. You can't cover up all those deficiencies all the time, sooner or later they'll bite you.
Random thoughts on the loss: 1. Where was our pass rush? It didn't exist. Was Denver's O line that great? 2. Injuries happen but we had more than our share this year. This brings up the question about conditioning. Or simply are we too old and out of shape?3. Our CBs were toasted today! Ike is not as good as he is made out to be. 4. Lebeau didn't get the job done today in making the necessary defensive adjustments. Oh well, thanks Steelers for all your efforts this year, but changes must be made or it will be the same or worse next year.

steelersbabex25
01-08-2012, 10:57 PM
It was lost when BA picked up his box of 144 crayolas and schemed his 'onslaught.'

:rofl:

Black@Gold Forever32
01-08-2012, 10:59 PM
yea the OL played great.....lol allowing pressure on Ben with 3-4 men pass rushing most of the game......As for Ben's **** passes....Big drops by Cotchery and Wallace were huge early in the game.....

Danger DANJ
01-09-2012, 06:19 AM
Aside from the overtime screw up by Ike and Mundy, I felt like all the other big passes that were let up were a result of no pass rush and giving Tebow way too much time. If you give any QB in the NFL that much time to pass, he will complete some passes and be much more accurate.

Once Kiesel and Hampton went down, that's when it all started. Clearly, McClendon and Heyward are not ready to be quality starters. Ziggy pretty much sucked as well. It's up to them to clear the way for the linebackers. The days of Aaron Smith, Casey Hampton and Brett Kiesel in their prime are gone and so is the pass rush. Besides O-line, the Steelers better draft some new D-line players as well... unless of course Tomlin has plans to switch to a 4-3 when Dick retires.

UKSTEELER
01-09-2012, 06:33 AM
whole host of reasons . . . .

for me it all started to go down hill with just having to settle for field goalsin the opening quarter . . .

Ben was not at the races today . . . the dropped catch by Wallace, yes should have been made, but it was a poor throw, ten yards deeper and Wallace wud have been walking in for a TD, and later Sanders had his man beat on a timing route, only for Ben to hopelessly overthrow him!!

Ben made a handful of good passes all day . . .

I admit this O'line is pretty putrid and he is of course shackled by Arians, but at some point he needs to step up, injured or not!

For example at the end of regulation we needed about 7-10 yards to make the field goal tryable, . . . we should have run quick outs, get the ball out of his hands, instead he winds up getting sacked hanging onto it (again) and we end up having no hope!!

We deserve all we got, . . . this is a banged up team, with too many old faces and being very poorly coached, . . . recipe for disaster!!:rant2:

Nolrog
01-09-2012, 07:29 AM
The hell are you guys talking about o-line for? Ben was throwing **** passes all day and was taking forever to get rid of the ball on several occasions.

Because the OLine was aweful. Did you not see the hail mary play where Denver rushed 3 against our 5 linemen and still sacked the QB? I saw that. The OLine needs serious help, another high pick in the draft (even trading a pick to move up) and perhaps even bringing in a free agent who's solid.

RIVERS OF STEEL
01-09-2012, 08:40 AM
Anyone notice the complete lack of player discipline on this team this year. As in, who is in charge or I am better than you (read individual selfishness). There were so many missed assignments last nite. Both lines remained wide open the whole game. How is that possible? Look at that last play for a prime example. Pouncey blowin it up on Twitter, Dipshit Harrison a year after still doin his stuff, Kemo the slob of them all with total no control. Something is wrong with this picture. Too much money with nothing to lose is my answer.

LatrobePA
01-09-2012, 09:59 AM
Dick looked lost on the sidelines, he had no clue WTF to do!

steelersbabex25
01-09-2012, 10:01 AM
Because the OLine was aweful. Did you not see the hail mary play where Denver rushed 3 against our 5 linemen and still sacked the QB? I saw that. The OLine needs serious help, another high pick in the draft (even trading a pick to move up) and perhaps even bringing in a free agent who's solid.

Last time I'll say it, Denver did not rush 3. They rushed 5. If you ask JensK he'll say 4. Either way, they blitzed.

Nolrog
01-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Last time I'll say it, Denver did not rush 3. They rushed 5. If you ask JensK he'll say 4. Either way, they blitzed.

That doesn't change the fact that the OL sucks, and gave him no time.

coldrolled
01-09-2012, 10:18 AM
It was lost when the Steelers settled for field goals in the first quarter. It was lost in the 2nd quarter when the offense couldn't move the ball and the defense couldn't stop anybody. It was lost by the lack of a pass rush, injuries, and poor secondary play. It was a total team meltdown at the worse times. You can't cover up all those deficiencies all the time, sooner or later they'll bite you.

:plus1::plus1:

Our defense looked worn out in the second qtr... they never recovered.

our Offense needs to stay on the field. play for first downs. and no give aways...

Our offense has killed us all year. little by little. If Arians is back.. The FO needs to go..

I wish Worilds would have played... 56 and 92 looked slow being held..

BR7
01-09-2012, 11:00 AM
Last time I'll say it, Denver did not rush 3. They rushed 5. If you ask JensK he'll say 4. Either way, they blitzed.

thank you. I've seen that comment one too many times. It was 5 BTW. The fifth came on a delayed type rush.

K Train
01-09-2012, 11:02 AM
it was lost taking a sack on the final drive....duh lol

LatrobePA
01-09-2012, 11:03 AM
It was lost allowing BA to board the flight! LOL

NYCsteelersfan
01-09-2012, 11:46 AM
Simply put, the wrong defense was called and the wrong defender was assigned. It's that simple at that point.

Further investigation will prove out that poor offensive play calling throughout the year resulted in injuries and underachievement. Tonight this also put our beloved Steelers in the postion they found themselves. But aside from all these factors, defensive play calling was also well below the bar for what we expect.

It was the best defense in the league. With the new rules that encourage passing and scoring, it's probably impossible to get better on defense.


It was lost when the Steelers settled for field goals in the first quarter. It was lost in the 2nd quarter when the offense couldn't move the ball...

Defense and offense feed off each other. I'm sure the defense saw the lack of scoring in the first wuarter and said, "f#$k, here we go again. It's all on us." And after they said that, they folded like a cheap suit.


game was lost on the O line....3 men rush and Ben still has no time....

Not to mention we probably score on that drive before that backup center tossed the ball to mid-field.

Scorp
01-11-2012, 01:13 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d825e3940/article/exit-interview-aging-steelers-due-for-big-offseason-turnover?module=HP11_content_stream