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    Question Brandon Stokley says Steelers defense was predictable

    Not to dwell on the loss last week any more than we have too, but Brandon Stokely made a comment that probably stings more than the "old and slow" crap that Warren Sapp loves to ramble on about. Take it for what it's worth in your own mind...

    Manning outsmarts most opponents, but there had to be an extra sting in hearing Denver receiver Brandon Stokley say of the Steelers’ late defensive collapse: “I think they pretty much did the same thing all game.”

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    Are we too predictable on defense, or was it just that Manning is Manning and leave it at that?

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    I know some consider it almost sin to criticize LeBeau, but yes they were predictable. Troy was playing too far back to make any impact, Woodley was dropping back into coverage too often, and the CBs were giving too much cushioning space to Denver's WRs. From other forums I've read that some fans are starting to think LeBeau is out of touch with today's NFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    Are we too predictable on defense, or was it just that Manning is Manning and leave it at that?
    It wasn't just Manning. If you give any NFL QB 'time' in the pocket, eventually he'll make you pay. Manning just made the defense pay sooner AND later. LeBeau forgot to implement what worked against Tom Brady last year (pressure and B&R coverage). I seem to recall that Harrison didn't play in that game either, but Woodley still wrecked havoc.

    If you play Manning and Brady the same way you have always done, then you're going to lose as you've always done.

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    It wasn't one or the other....it was both! It was the fact that it was Manning, but we looked extremely predictable too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Get7With7 View Post
    some fans are starting to think LeBeau is out of touch with today's NFL.
    I wouldn't argue with that.
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    Someone said just the other day that they thought LeBeau wasn't setting the defense up right or adjusting well or something to that effect.

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    Brandon Stokley says Steelers defense was predictable

    Me.... lol
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    In other news, the sun rose in the east...which was more predictable?
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    Brandon Stokley says Steelers defense was predictable

    Quote Originally Posted by Raleigh Steel View Post
    In other news, the sun rose in the east...which was more predictable?
    Dick's defense.. lol
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    Does anyone think LeBeau is just incapable of understanding how the NFL is today? Or do you think it's more about pride, with LeBeau stubbornly clinging to the glory of the 2008 Steelers defense?

    I just get the feeling that game against the Patriots last year hurt LeBeau deep down inside because that wasn't his signature defense.

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