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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by bigbenhotness, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Just want to say while we don't have the #1 RB and #1 WR in stats right now like we usually do, James conner is #5 in yards, juju is #5 and brown #15(crazy huh) and Vance/Jesse are both tied for #9th in yards, only team with 2 TE's in top 10.

    this TE focused with running attack is pretty good. I feel AB internally exploding soon though lol
     
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  2. SDOT

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    Offense boomin and won't use a 1st on a glaring need and all pro at a position we have failed to draft/develop for a decade.
     
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  3. HeinzMustard

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    The biggest issue with the offense floundering in the losing games against Chiefs and Ravens, was Ben trying to force it to AB... with either an INT or 3 and out as a result. With Fincter, the offense is more versatile and less predictable. So far, the new OC is an upgrade over Haley.

    I'm sure we haven't heard the last of AB's whining. I don't ever see Gronkowski whining when he gets 1 catch for 15 yards in an entire game.
     
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  4. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    sad but true. AB wants the ball. Ben knows it. Defenses know it. If he would accept being an afterthought, this offense would explode.

    He can't handle it though lol
     
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  5. Iowasteeljim

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    Just because AB wants the ball, does that have to mean he is whining? I think he is a great play-maker that believes he can change the course of the game every time he touches the ball. He has good reason to believe this as he does have that potential. I choose to believe it is passion and not complaining. I'm sure I could be wrong. I've never sat down and had a one on one with him. I do agree with all my heart that Ben is trying to force AB's touches, but I'm hoping he sees this isn't going to work. Hell, I see it and I'm not the one throwing the ball!
     
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  6. Disco1981

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    Have any of you watched OBJ the last couple years...AB should be perceived as a Saint compared to him...Of course if Eli was my QB, I'd probably throw tantrums too
     
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  7. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Still though, look how many game clinchers AB has done for us. Cincy game, Ravens game 2016, GB game 2017... Ravens playoffs 2010...
     
  8. defva

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    Did you ever think it was more on Ben forcing it to his security blanket then Brown whining?
     
  9. Roonatic

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    Brown needs the ball, biggest TD threat on the team.
     
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  10. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    conner and ab
     
  11. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    When AB is double and triple teamed Ben needs to find his other options, or throw the ball away.
     
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  12. Iowasteeljim

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    Yeah, that was kind of the point of my whole post. Like where I started it with asking if AB was whining or just being passionate. In my opinion AB is only being passionate, and there is nothing wrong with that!
     
  13. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Although a somewhat misleading stat, you failed to mention that BB is NFL #1 in passing yards at this point. It's been pointed out that the Steeler's record is measurably better when BB throws under 300 yds. All these stats though will get muddled now with teams rotating their Bye weeks for the next month or so.
     
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  14. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    We don't have the stout defenses like the early years to bail him lol.
     
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  15. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    So what you're saying is that before it was out of desperation to throw so much but now it's a necessity. Good point. The irony is BB's doing this without the benefit of the long bomb, it's mainly the YAC contributed by a talented multitude of receivers including Conners.

    The D demise started with the departure of Big Snack and continued when Farrier, Smith, and Troy hung up the cleats. They were all so individually and collectively good that they didn't need super stars at the other D positions to make it work as a unit. Shazier was a good new beginning but even he wasn't consistently healthy enough to depend on or build around.
     
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  16. HeinzMustard

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    I thought we had a good D with Timmons and Shazier in the middle.
     
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  17. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Granted both were very good but not enough to offset a marginal secondary and still not enough to cover tight ends consistently. Until the last two games, synergy is what this D lacked. Hints of an emergence though with the recent effective bull rushes up the gut. Guarded optimism. :beg:
     
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  18. bigbenhotness

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    question. Do you think the 2008 defense with butler and todays rules would do as good? I don't think so lol.

    better than our current squad though
     
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  19. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    I have no idea but the only thing that truly matters is - Does Butler read the Night Before Christmas as sincerely and effectively as (Bad Word) Lebeau did? :roflmao:
     
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  20. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    That’s pretty funny lol
     
  21. nor

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    this offense would explode if there weren't so many penalties. Here are three plays near the goal line. One a TD called back, one a close-to-TD called back and one get-out-from-under-our-own-goal line play. Hurts. IMG_3206.JPG IMG_3217.JPG IMG_3501.JPG
     
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