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AZ_Steeler
08-21-2006, 08:42 PM
http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/politics/15327587.htm


LATROBE, Pa. - Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher isn't worried about the Super Bowl champions' 0-2 preseason record. What he doesn't like is how they've gone about losing those two games.

Turnovers inside the opponent's 20-yard line. Missed blocks. Pass routes that weren't run correctly, and defenses that were improperly read. Too many penalties and missed third-down opportunities.

That's why Cowher was more animated than usual during practice Monday, once yelling loudly at his linemen during a 9-on-7 drill. The Steelers also practiced in pads, something they almost never do two days after a game.

I rember reading last week on PFT about their write up from Latrobe. The dude mentioned the players were really laid back, sitting on helmets and what not. It's good to see Cowher really starting to get on the players. I haven't been to camp so I can't vouch for PFT, but I have seen some mental mistakes that shouldn't be made. For example, the first TD by the Cardinals there was nobody on the receiver??? It was basically a gimme.

I would really hate to see the Steelers let the SB get to their heads... hopefully these pre-season losses, even though they don't mean anything, will help Cowher hammer home his message.

SteelCityMan786
08-21-2006, 09:05 PM
I'm not happy with it either. They need to do some hefty stepping up this week against the Dorkgles.

shimmysteelerfan
08-21-2006, 09:09 PM
i would be mad if i was cower too...they are playing like ****.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-21-2006, 09:33 PM
I remember when the whole starting offense looked like crap last year during the pre-season. During the season they were fine. Even if our team isn't look so good right now. Its only pre-season and there is alot of time to right the ship.

AZ_Steeler
08-21-2006, 10:00 PM
I remember when the whole starting offense looked like crap last year during the pre-season. During the season they were fine. Even if our team isn't look so good right now. Its only pre-season and there is alot of time to right the ship.

You are exactly right about last year! That's actually what lead me to start posting on the Steelers msg boards, I was tired of hearing get Ben out of there, the team is horrible. I personally would rather see them lose now then in the regular season. These preseason losses only add to Cowhers fire and then the team will get the message and catch fire at the right time!

Steelerlyn
08-21-2006, 10:05 PM
The Steeler play when it counts!

SteelCityMan786
08-21-2006, 10:08 PM
The Steeler play when it counts!

They did that in the Drive that lead to Detroit.

Hawk Believer
08-21-2006, 10:20 PM
Has Cowher ever been happy with his team in camp? I'm guessing that he is one of those old school coaches that would never let his team think he was pleased about anything this early in the season to motivate them to do more. I'm not saying I don't trust you all that everything isn't firing with the Steelers like it was last winter. I just think that if Cowher wasn't scowling all the time in training camp I would think he'd lost his edge.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-21-2006, 10:27 PM
You are exactly right about last year! That's actually what lead me to start posting on the Steelers msg boards, I was tired of hearing get Ben out of there, the team is horrible. I personally would rather see them lose now then in the regular season. These preseason losses only add to Cowhers fire and then the team will get the message and catch fire at the right time!

Exactly who cares if they lose pre-season games. Ben only had four pass attempts against the Vikes. Plus we really are not game planning at all. Its rather silly for fans to upset or worried about the pre-season. Granted I don't like lossing at all myself but its not like I'm thinking the sky is falling. One other not the Indy Colts went 0-5 last year in the pre-season and then they went on to win their first 13 games in the season.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-21-2006, 11:54 PM
Damn right he better start getting on them..they can talk all they want about how this is a new year, and they're focused, and :blah: but they need to walk the walk and that means 100% on the practice field and on game day !

Steelersfan
08-22-2006, 12:46 AM
I'm not too worried right now but glad Cowher is coming down on them. I always look at the last preseason game when the starters play more before I get too worked up over anything.

PITT23
08-22-2006, 01:26 AM
I think we could be playing in a game where the winner has to pay 20 million dollars to the loser and he'd still be angry if we lost. thats fine by me though because when things really get going then the team will be pumped up and ready to roll.