We've become accustomed to our defense digging us out of holes, holding the opposition to minus 20 points and winning us the vast majority of our games . . .
that mindset is going to have to change, . . . our stars are fading, the new talent just isn't as good, drafting low down in the draft order you don't find too many studs...
The offense has a lot of potential and i'ts the offenses time to step up and do what the defense has done for so long, get us wins, trouble is the offense is new, and the o'line is a work in progress still, there are signs of life on offense, it needs to kick ingto gear quickly because this defense is not going to win us many games this year.
But yes, I see your point and there really isn't an excuse to give up that kind of lead when you're the #1 D in the NFL. And yes, it has been a disturbing trend ever since.
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It's funny how DL has had a top 5 defense for 10 years but he's out of touch he doesn't understand the new NFL that is complete udder rubbish.
I love how you say They let Flacco drive 92 yds ummm it's called the offense adjusting to the defense and the defense ajusting too late you can't win them all .I have an idea walk up to James Harrison and say "why did you let Joe Flacco drive 92 yds " I'm 100% sure he would say he didn't let him do it.That is if he didn't laugh first.
Last edited by connecticutsteel; 09-14-2012 at 12:06 PM.
The other guy for the Bronco's carved up this same D last year, it's not just Manning!!
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Hey that's how it goes everyone has there kryptonite!
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been in transition for acouple of years now but we are still a contender
Last edited by connecticutsteel; 09-14-2012 at 12:12 PM.
Over the past 3 or 4 seasons this defense, while it was in the top 5, was far from perfect. Too many fourth quarter leads blown. A lack of in-game adjustments when it's obvious the original game plan was failing (Denver in the Wild Card game). I know the typical response: "But Arians sucked more!" Well no one here is kissing his ***, we're just holding LeBeau to a similar standard.
What you have to understand is a team can be successful playing a certain way for a while and even win a few super bowls. That doesn't mean that style of play will be successful forever. Other teams will study and find a weakness in your style, and when they do, it's time to adapt. LeBeau's defense was the best in 2008, but since then other teams have caught on and found weaknessess in it to exploit. As DC, it's his job to make those adjustments and play to the strengths of his players.
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