Quote Originally Posted by BlacknGold Bleeder View Post
What's with all the hating period?? We all knew coming into the year this was gonna be the last hoorah for a lot of players, and everybody still thought we would be all right.What nobody saw coming was how terrible the O line would be playing. It starts with them as far as any offensive production, it's kinda hard to throw the ball to anybody from your backside...
The defensive problems were not counted on either, sure there were questions about Smith's health and effectiveness but I don't see Ziggy actually dominating things either. We did know Farrior speed had slowed some and expected less playing time form him also, but again wo has stepped up in his absence?? The D line is losing their battles ,in part because of chop blocking and also because of age. If the D line doesn't get pressure or hold their own ,then the rest of the defense suffers ,pure and simple. They have to occupy the lineman for the linebackers to be effective. We won't even talk about the missed tackles ,which are the most aggravating!! If the first person to make a hit would actually make the tackle ,things would be different...
Are there some players that this is going to be their last year,yep,I can see Smith, Farrior, McFadden, hopefully BA, and maybe a few more. who do we have to take their places,ain't nobody been a standout in their replacement roles.
4 games into the season and everybody is throwing the team under the bus. Do we expect more from our team,hell yeah we do because we cheer for the STEELERS !! Also realize that we can't win it all every year but that's the way the NFL is set up...it's called parity....
I agree with you on some points here but to say why is everyone hating on them? It was just a question of who will be gone. Noone is hating on the players here, just frustrated with the lack of performance on the field. But to say noone has shown they can step up behind these aging players is kinda rediculous. We have seen what Hood can do when giving the chance to start a whole game. I also think Heyward and Mclendon will only get better as the season goes on. The CB's have been doing a good job this year and were happy about that its just our front seven. The only thing frustrating to all of us is why Sly isnt even getting in at all during the game. If hes that far behind Foote/Farrior then so be it. Maybe in game exp is what he needs, but dont let him rot away on the bench. Also, Woodley does need to be thrown under the bus because Harrsion is having a good season, he just had two strong weeks against the Colts and the Texans and alot of the time he was dbl teamed with a TE. I know alot of us are frustrated that the team is 2-2, but alot of us would rather play the young guys and struggle than have the vets out there and lose just as bad or win just as ugly. I know Im ready for the new young guys to start playing to see what we got. I wouldnt care if we won a game the rest of the season than to have the vets play out there and only be a 9-7 team or so.