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My observations from the bills game

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by blackandgoldpatrol, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

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    One observation I saw was that the Steelers O-line was better than the Bills o-line, which isn't saying much. I was disappointed in Najee's vision which is supposed to be a strength. On one particular play, if he plants and changes direction, he turns a 1 yard gain into a 3 or 4 yard gain.
     
  2. SuperSteelers

    SuperSteelers Well-Known Member

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    After reading their forums I got the sense that they believe the Bills lost the game because Allen had a bad game. Also they claim the Steelers will be lucky to win 8 games because the offense is horrible.
     
  3. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the two stops on 4th down were huge. Blocking the punt for a special teams TD was the biggest play besides those.

    Bills suffered far more meaningful penalties. Better them than us. We lost many games due to refs. However, Bills cannot claim they outplayed us and would have won if not for the refs. They dropped balls, also Allen was off target sometimes. Allen holding ball too long got strip sacked for a turnover. Our defensive pressure had a lot to do with those problems the Bills had.

    A combination of us playing our best on defense and their making mistakes was key to our win. We pretty much smothered their offense from scoring the way they usually do.
     
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  4. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    His history is any times below 35 passes Steelers winning % goes way up. Lets keep it this way.
     
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  5. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    I believe the Steelers defense MADE Josh Allen look bad.
     
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  6. SteelerGlenn

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    Fine players for miscommunication? You wanna bench Ben or Johnson?
    Lol
     
  7. Jujubean

    Jujubean Well-Known Member

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    Offense was atrocious first half but they certainly moved the ball better in the second. Ben had a lot of pressure and Najee didn’t have many holes but the wideouts made some plays and drew some penalties. Have to hope the OLine gels or improves.

    D was outstanding all game long. Hayward and Sutton were phenomenal
     
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  8. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82 Bitter optimist

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    Some things I noted:

    - all first half they ran Najee to the left, for not much. They ran to the right in the second half and he got some good yardage.

    - according to nfl.com, Steelers only blitzed twice. All the pressure was done with a 4-man rush. This is good.

    - play action makes a difference. Great to see it back and used regularly
     
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  9. Busman

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    If we do not have a running game we will suffer the same fate as last year. Ben cannot throw 40-50 times a game and stay healthy.
     
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  10. Maddog78

    Maddog78 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much spot on. We may not block another punt for years. Allen was missing wide open guys, Ben was threading the pill into tight coverage and guys were actually holding on.

    D looks better than 2019 and 2020, OL needs a ton of work, in the mean time they're going to have to do a better job of scheming runs. Too many times they run into stacked fronts. Ben needs to audible out of that. On one play in particular, the announcers blamed the OL, who actually had the play blocked up pretty well, when Najee was hit by two guys at the LOS. Those guys were DBs. They literally had 11 in the box. Gotta be smarter than that.

    Great, exciting win, but not of the sustainable variety. Celebrate it, stack it, get back in the lab and fix what's not working.
     
  11. chris2fer

    chris2fer Well-Known Member

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    Norwood came to play.
     
  12. chris2fer

    chris2fer Well-Known Member

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    A drama queen who spends more time with State Farm than practicing and won’t even talk to his family. That’s a hard no.
     
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  13. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Buds

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    Yes and yes
     
  14. jeh1856

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    It was still a horrible throw.
     
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  15. Remahlehs

    Remahlehs Well-Known Member

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    So instead of praising their defense, Buffalo fans are trashing the Steelers offense, and therefore devaluing their own defense?
     
  16. SDOT

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    I thought settling for FGs was going to cost them. The way the offense was moving the ball. The conservative approach only worked because the Bills stupidly went for two questionable 4th downs around mid field. We got points and momentum off it then the blocked punt which ultimately decided the game. None of that will probably happen again this year.

    Offense - I see the same dink and dump Washington exposed us for last year. Afraid to throw the ball down the field. Young o-line and no holes for Najee.

    Defense - Looked great but I need to see more. Allen missed a lot of open/chain moving throws. Much of what we've seen over the years and this pre-season. Just guys wide open. If teams make those easy pitch and catches then we lose.
     
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  17. Mashburn

    Mashburn Well-Known Member

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    I did. Do quarterbacks not have losing games?
     
  18. Mashburn

    Mashburn Well-Known Member

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    Every quarterback has horrible games. Manning and Farve were interception machines.
     
  19. Mashburn

    Mashburn Well-Known Member

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    Do quarterbacks win all games?
     
  20. HeinzMustard

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    Harris isn't going to be great overnight. It took Mendenhall and Bell a few games to get it together.
     
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  21. D0bre Shunka

    D0bre Shunka Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that D! It should be with all the Right pieces put in but the secondary was impressive.But, thank all that is holy that the Bills didn’t focus on the run. That allowed us to focus on pass d without blitzing. Well done Butler!

    Chuks shouldn’t be in there in the first place, however, I agree that it’s going to take some time for the line to “gel” as someone posted. For how new they’re, I thought they were decent.

    Najee, helped that 2nd half and he and the line started to get it.
    TJ, what a beast and started earning that money. I think he should be number 88 because all i see is 88 million watching him.
    Devon Bush, when in looked good too

    Cam Sutton, hurray! Nice win!
     
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  22. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if a professional athlete would intentionally play bad to spike management's wheel. That was a Rodgers I've never seen yesterday.
     
  23. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    What would He gain. He got more money, and less Years 2 come back.
     
  24. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    Other than the satisfaction of giving the finger to management nothing really but that was approaching Peyton Manning's final season type bad.
     
  25. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Well think about this. 1. He's been knocked out of the season twice. 2. Everyone talked about Ben saying something about retirement, and killed Him for it....by saying once its in Your head....:shrug:....Yet Rodgers took it way past anything Ben has , and not a peep about it. Maybe people need 2 quit kissing Rodgers a$$, and thinking everything He does is awesome. I mean He complains about weapons, Yet keeps taking as much of the Cap as possible.
     

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