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Just don’t see us getting by Jacksonville

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Real steel, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. kfender69

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    Then you load up against the run and make a bad quarterback beat you with his arm. I don't see Bortles beating the Steelers with his arm
     
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  2. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

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    With that display they sure didn't have enough swimmers ;)
     
  3. TomlinSux

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    Agreed. Stop the run game and let Bortles try to beat you. Their last few games have been horrible. If the 49ers can conjure up a game plan to beat the Jags, I am sure we can do that too and hopefully much better. The Jags offense is not clicking and if not for a couple of turnovers, the Bills could have beat them today. Hopefully Ben doesn’t throw 5 picks. We should have this one.
     
  4. AskQuestionsLater

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    There you are!!!


    We missed you!!!


    :lolol:
     
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  5. santeesteel

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    You're back? Why?
    you should have had lasik surgery 'cause you don't see anything!
     
  6. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

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    .... :hmm:



    I guess green font would have been appropriate? Thought sarcasm was simple to deduce.
     
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  7. lewisha

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    Just stop the run period. Bortles had about 90yards today, their leading rusher. If we aren’t run blitzing 75% of the time, something’s wrong.
     
  8. strummerfan

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    His real team either got bounced from the playoffs or never made it to the post season.
     
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  9. pellynch14

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    I think we win but still I can see into the future and I will be saying how the hell is Bortles looking like Brady :facepalm:
     
  10. santeesteel

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    I think his real team plays next Saturday....
     
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  11. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    You might want to try the Browns message board. You'd be 100% correct all the time with your predictions.
     
  12. AskQuestionsLater

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    Indeed!


    I feel much better now! :smiley1:
     
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  13. Steelcitian

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    This isn't week 5 anymore. This is the playoffs.
     
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  14. BURGH43STEL

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    I don't know why Bortles didn't play well today. Maybe it was playoff jitters, the wind, or something else. He's shown that he can play well. I hope the Steelers don't make the mistake of underestimating the guy based on today's performance.
     
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  15. thorn058

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    I disgree, run blitzing is what got them in trouble in the first game especially with that 90 yards where they thought 1 yard plunge for the first but once he broke free of the line no one back to stop him. They need everyone to play their responsibility string the runs out east to west and flow to the ball. If it ends up being Haden or Mitchell trying to get Fournette down at the edge that spells trouble.
     
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  16. dobbler-33

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    Yeah but if he beats you once, please don't tempt fate ala the Tebow debacle. Then make the necessary adjustments... That was a putrid display of lack of a respect (not that it was earned) on a day where we've heard that every dog has one and he did and they refused to believe it until it was too late. Bortles has had some moments... However sparse they've been. D needs to make everything earned period. safety play is well worse than it was in Denver that night. Not too comfortable stacking the box and leaving Mitchell single high.
     
  17. dobbler-33

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    And that damn DB who I can never remember earning pick after pick off of Ben throughout his career... Matthis???

    **** was ridiculous.
     
  18. dobbler-33

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    I don't either... But we didn't see it happening in Denver a few years back either. Learn and Live.
     
  19. kfender69

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    Bortles hasn't played well in 3 weeks, I don't think it was playoff jitters,I don't think he's very good
     
  20. kfender69

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    Bortles threw 5 picks in the Jags last 2 regular season games as well
     
  21. Steel_Elvis

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    Did you happen to see the graphic that was posted during the game showing that Bortles has the most turnovers in the NFL over the past 3 years? He’s a very inconsistent passer. If we don’t make stupid coverage errors (you hear me Burns and Davis?), we’ll be fine vs. the pass.
     
  22. dobbler-33

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    We should be... They sell out to stop the run and don't respect the threat or lack there of of the pass, then it could be a problem. Same theories going into this one that were expressed against Timmy... With ****tier safeties than we had then, and Bortles is a better QB than Timmy.

    All I'll say is, we should handle Jax. If they want to stack the box and dare Bortles, so be it. If it backfires once, make the damn adjustments...

    The D if they play their gaps and quit over pursuing would handle the run game with stacking the damn box.

    Can't wait, hopefully our boys show up and put this team to bed... Come out healthy and go get who's next!
     
  23. Ender

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    This. Solid gap discipline against the run with cover-3 behind it and we should be fine. Watt and Dupree to keep outside contain and limit Bortles scrambling. We should be favored by a TD or more.
     
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  24. quark12000

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    Frankly, if Tennessee wins, I really won't be biting my nails in this one.
     
  25. Formerscribe

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    The defensive game plan was fine in the first meeting. Jacksonville's offense only scored 16 points that day, and seven of those came on a 90-yard touchdown when the game was already out of reach.

    The Steelers actually shut the run down for three quarters in October, then couldn't get a stop when they were trying to come back in the fourth.

    The offense needs to start quickly and force the Jaguars to play from behind. That is when you see more mistakes from Bortles. Jacksonville is very tough playing with a lead. The Bills learned all about that today. (To be fair, the Bills are nowhere close to the Steelers offensively.)

    We need to get past this idea that the Jags have regressed. The 49ers game was an aberration. Jacksonville has been outstanding on defense all season. They stumbled once early in the year against the Titans and again late in the season against the 49ers. You can't assume that is going to happen again. The Steelers need a sharp offensive performance, which is why I disagreed so strongly with sitting the starters against the Browns. It's going to be tough to be sharp after so long between games.
     

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