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Ben is terrible, but our O-line might be worse

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by SteelRaj, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. SteelRaj

    SteelRaj Active Member

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    Villanueva is lost out there, and the rest of them aren’t much better. Need to start replacing those guys this off-season. Oh, and draft a frickin QB!
     
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  2. rpgczar

    rpgczar Well-Known Member

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    Big ben hadn't been sacked in a while til last week
     
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  3. Marvology

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    When you try to throw it 50 times a game your pass protection is going to look bad. Everything opened up when we started running it in the 3rd quarter
     
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  4. H-Bomb

    H-Bomb Well-Known Member

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    Should have pickedup Fournett or someone in offseason, management blew it there big time.
     
  5. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    HA HA, who you rather have right now... Claypool or Dobbins?
     
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  6. SteelRaj

    SteelRaj Active Member

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    That is largely due to the fact that he throws two yard passes that get out in two seconds. Doesn’t necessarily speak to quality of the line. Also The amount of penetration other DL have been getting is why we have no run game.
     
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  7. Steelrules

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    Dickerson from Alabama will slide down the draft. Take a a chance on him in the 3rd if he's available and hope he recovers from the knee injury
     
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  8. rpgczar

    rpgczar Well-Known Member

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    Snell ran good tonight though
     
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  9. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

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    Makes you wonder what a genius Munch was and why Randy got the job over him. I am assuming next year we will have a new O-Line coach, and not just go with the next man up.
     
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  10. SteelerGlenn

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    He was sacked last week against the Bills. :facepalm:
     
  11. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    and that was a function of getting rid of the ball in 2.1 seconds not of the o-line play
     
  12. rpgczar

    rpgczar Well-Known Member

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    Well will see. Colts edge rushers are average, but the interior is where the problem could be. Buckner, autry, and steward are good. Ideally you'd stay away from Kenny moore and target carrie or ya sin and bounce runs to the outside.
     
  13. Kreighoff

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    Okorafor isn't much more than a pylon out there. Pass protection is terrible and whiffs on run blocks, a few runs were blown up at the los because he missed so badly.
     
  14. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    He got the lunch pale yards and came to play. He's a keeper. Sad to say that Conner has to go.
     
  15. OmegaTiger

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    If you can not open holes for your running backs, and stop blitzing line backers as we seen last night against the 03-10 Bengals then you have little chance to win many football games... it all starts on the line, offense and defense...
     
  16. Steel Hog

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    Doesn't matter who is running the ball if there is nowhere to run it to. 6 OL cannot block 8 defensive players in the box no matter how good they are. We're being out coached and I think the way the players were acting it seemed they were giving up at times. I am still trying to figure out who is running this offense, RF, Ben? Who is in charge and should be accountable? Seems MT is not to be blames in any of this so who is it? If last night was the culmination of our "get right" strategy, oh my, this may be the biggest meltdown of a season that I can remember.
     
  17. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    If Dotson comes back this week he should start at LG and come playoff time Feiler needs to go back to RT. That could fix a lot. Gray did alright for his first playing time last night.:cool:
     
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  18. THREE RIVER SHIVER

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    Agree...I think that would solve some issues. I thought 77 Gray looked better than 60 in limited playing time.
     
  19. BURGH43STEL

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    Like the LB position the Oline has been ravaged by injuries this year. It's difficult to get any continuity with the amount of injuries they had on the Oline.

    The team can overcome injuries to a certain extent and poor and inconsistent play. They can't over come turnovers. Turnovers were the team's undoing vs the Bengals.
     
  20. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    I don't really think Steelers should put Hassenauer out there anymore. Dude just isn't cutting it, there has to be a veteran out there who can give you more.
     
  21. Rel

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    Claypool
     
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  22. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    In what world would any RB play well behind this line? It wouldn't matter who you put back there.
     
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  23. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    allen at LB experiment should be over. They took full advantage of him. They should have at least tried scales. I hate to say it but at this point I will welcome Vince back until Spillane is ready. :cool:
     
  24. BURGH43STEL

    BURGH43STEL Well-Known Member

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    What do we know about Scales? I guess the coaches trusted Allen more than Scales. The Steelers have been snake bit at the LB position this season.

    The problem in the Cincy game wasn't the defense. The problems were the turnovers.
     
  25. Formerscribe

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    It was both. The defense had been holding teams to field goals or creating turnovers in those situations all year, but not Monday night. They also stunk late, giving up the 80-yard touchdown drive and allowing the Bengals to run for a first down on three plays, eating up a big chunk of the clock before the Steelers' last-gasp possession.
     
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