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Does anyone remember when the Steelers played with physicality?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Ironman, Sep 10, 2019 at 4:12 PM.

  1. Ironman

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    We may need to rename that new roller coaster at Kennywood.
     
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  2. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Now that’s a team I haven’t seen in a long, long time.....
     
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  3. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    You talking about the rusted out tin partition? :facepalm:
     
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  4. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    Probably been since JH took out the Browns fan who came onto the field.
     
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  5. GoalLine

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    oh right and before that reed battling that paper towel dispenser.
     
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  6. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    Consistent physicality? 2010
     
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  7. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    I miss those days. I want to be the bullys again lol
     
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  8. Disco1981

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  9. shaner82

    shaner82 Well-Known Member

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    2008 was the last year where we had a truly good, physical defence. We had some good defences on paper over the years, but anyone who watched the games could see right through those rankings that were based on stupid stats.
     
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  10. jeh1856

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    I remember when physicality wasn’t a word.
     
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  11. GoalLine

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    or before any words?
     
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  12. Roonatic

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    Just a picture on the cave wall?
     
  13. turtle

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    I remember when the NFL used to let you be physical....that was a whole different league than what it is now
     
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  14. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    I miss those days, Greg LLoyd anyone? Now there was an intense football player
    and one of my all time favorites as afootball player.
     
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  15. SteelerJJ

    SteelerJJ Well-Known Member

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    I do but the league fined them out if it. It is pretty much Arena football now.
     
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  16. dexter402

    dexter402 Well-Known Member

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    The league implemented rules that specifically took it out of the game. You will not be able to convince me that those early Raven's vs Steeler's games were not a direct result on how the game is being called today.
     
  17. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

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    This past Preseason had some energy and hitting.
     
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  18. Kreighoff

    Kreighoff Well-Known Member

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    Most teams play that sickening dink n dunk short passing game and getting to the QB is almost impossible. And if you blow up a guy running a crossing route you get flagged. Sure the old days were barbaric but they got paid well and if getting brain damage or being hobbled then so be it.

    ARE WE NOT ENTERTAINED the answer is now NO
     
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  19. 3carsteeler

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    One of my favorites too. Those were the days.
     
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  20. EnglishSteeler

    EnglishSteeler Well-Known Member

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    Spot on. And hence why Brady is 42 and still looks capable of another god knows how many years
     
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  21. thorn058

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    One of the issues on Sunday night though was their desire to be physically punishing on defense. The long completion to Gordon in the middle of the field and then Edmunds attempt to lay the hit on him after the catch is one example. I understand the thinking behind it but if he is half a step faster he gets his hand in on the catch and breaks it up
     
  22. groutbrook

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    It's not smart football. The glaring example was last season when Davis blew up Haden to prevent the int and facilitate the TD vs the Chargers.

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  23. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Love TJs reaction. He’s like WTF did I just witness?
     
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  24. groutbrook

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    He almost did a face palm.

    Davis should have been flagged for the hit.
     
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  25. Ironman

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    You are not supposed to be physical with your own man...Lol. You blow the receiver up. Hard hitting is always good football. It sends a message and nothing fires up your team mates like a solid clean hit, it's infectious.
     

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