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    Defense Was Huge Today

    While most of the focus is on the terrible 2nd half by the Steelers' offense, the defense registerd 5 sacks and limited the Jags offense all day. With Chris Hoke missing significant time and Troy missing most of the 4th quarter, the defense did as expected against a rookie QB.


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    Keisel's big sack was the play of the game, if he doesn't make that sack on the Jags first down with less than 30 seconds or so left, the Jags may have been a lot closer. He is no question the Steelers unsung hero on defense, long surpassing Aaron Smith.

    Hood is looking better and better on the left side; both he and Keisel are doing a good job on the ends. Credit McLendon as well; when Hoke when out he saw more action and played pretty well. I also noticed Cam Heyward getting some more snaps and continuing to show flashes of what he's capable of.

    This is the way the Steelers are used to playing and winning, the offense does some good things but the defense has to save the day. Thank goodness they were up to the challenge late. I thought Lebeau did a nice job mixing in the blitzes and really was able to get after Gabbert.

    Farrior had 6 T. 5 assists and 1 sack
    Clark had 5 T. 5 assists
    Keisel 4 T. 2 assists and 2 sacks
    Woodley 4 T. 4 assists and 2 sacks.

    Woodley is starting to find his stride now, with 1.5 sacks last week and now 2 this week. You credit the defensive line though as much as you credit Wood.
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    defense won this game today despite the offense continually trying to give it away to the jags.

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    I can't believe Troy does not have an INT yet, the dude has been SO unbelievably close this year and nearly had a couple today.

    They really seemed to go to sleep in the 2nd half, but credit Jacksonville for making plays. Fortunately they stepped up late in the game but that was too close for my liking.

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    Woodley was the difference maker for me today. He was awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    They really seemed to go to sleep in the 2nd half,
    It's kinda like Ben gets going early on, gets too comfortable with the lead, then gets BORED and NEEDS to create some unneccessary DRAMA and heart attacks!

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    Defense played well, but when they have a chance to make a turnover, they ,MUST seize the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrison92 View Post
    Defense played well, but when they have a chance to make a turnover, they ,MUST seize the opportunity.
    True. Troy should have had one, Timmons should have had one, Hood should have had two. We need to get back on the + side of the turnovers, or atleast put a dent in it.

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    Gotta get Troy back for next week. Hope he was held out for precautionary reasons, but I don't think so.

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