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    Where it was lost.

    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.
    HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!!!!!

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRooney View Post
    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'
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRooney View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRooney View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolrog View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHStlrfan View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by elephantman View Post
    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.

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