Smash Mouth, 3 yards and cloud of dust , run it down their throats, all these and many more used to be the catch phrase when it comes to talking about the Success of the Steelers. When we were winning games and being dominant on the field it meant that we were running the ball the majority of the time and imposing our will on the defense. It meant that the QB was mixing in the pass amongst the run, playing not to mess up and lose the game. The offense would run the ball, the defense would just flat out bring it and by the 2nd half the opposing offense would be so frustrated that they'd be making mistakes and just be ready to go home.
All that is about to change in 2007. A new regime with Tomlin at the helm and a promise to simplify the playbook and bet back to basics. The offense looks to open it up with multiple WR & TE sets, the chances to run out of a 1 back set, use the TE to their potential, all this and so much more while still keeping the tough & physical style of play that you need to win. Be tougher than your opponent and execute soundly every play and good things will happen. Yes there's a lot to look forward too in the future with a new look to our team, a renewed sense of hope, the chance to get more championships with a quality group of guys, and the chance to put the fear back into the NFL when they play the Steelers.
There are many question marks too that will be answered in the coming months. As a fan this is both an uneasy time but also an exciting time to see what the future holds. After a subpar 2006 season when everything went wrong including our coach, 2007 is a chance redeem ourselves and set the tone for many successful years to come !