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Predicted and desired first plays of the offense -

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Steel Acorn, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. Steel Acorn

    Steel Acorn Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011

    Najee up the middle for no or little gain
    Bubble screen or sweet for 2-3 yards
    Crossing pattern short of the sticks

    Desired -

    Play action deep pass to Claypool
    Muth down the seam
    Johnson deep cutback out for a TD

    My thought is screw the run game and go aerial. We need points and lots of them. Take risks, air it out, hope for combat catches or PI. Ben throws it > 50 times, we win. Maybe even a fake field goal. Double reverses, halfback passes, Philly special. Pull out all the tricks. It should be entertaining.
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  2. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Get in shootout with Mahomes and the game will be over before it even began.

    My desired first play is put Derek Watt in with Najee behind him and run it down there throats while chewing up clock.

    Prediction is Najee alone in the backfield up the gut for a 2 yard gain.
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  3. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    Prediction: the 1st of 17 bubble screens that we try on the night.

    Desired: the 1st of 17 bubble screens that we try on the night (I’m a glutton for punishment)
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  4. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    That's rich. LoL.
    I know a lot want play action. I wish I could find it , but I had it written down somewhere. I watched, and broke down all our play action this year(not RPOs). You would be surprised How many times Ben was sacked , or almost sacked before He could turn around ,and even look at a target. LoL
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  5. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2012
    Any play that gains at least 5 yards
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  6. SteelerNole

    SteelerNole Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Predicted - Najee between the tackles for 1 yd.

    Desired - play action, with the ball getting thrown at least 15 yards past the LOS.
  7. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    and one of our receivers within 5 yards of the ball, lol.
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  8. Busman


    Oct 18, 2011
    We want to keep Mahomes on the bench as much as possible. That would mean stay with run game.
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  9. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Predicted: False start
    Desired : Deep completed pass along the sideline to ?
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  10. SDOT

    SDOT Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2016
    Predicted: 1st play - Run. 2nd play - If more than 3 yards on first play then another run. If less than 3 then possibly a throw on 2nd. 3rd - Throw. Incomplete. 3 and out.

    Desired: Play action on 1st and go deep to Claypool. I'd honestly go deep on the first 3 plays if need be. Then see if you can get the run going. 3 chances at Claypool or DJ coming down with a catch or DPI. Worst case scenario is a pick. I know that goes against everything we all know we need to win; run, control the clock, and possessions.
  11. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2020
    No worse case is on your play action Ben is sacked and stripped before He even turns around.
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  12. SteelersGermany

    SteelersGermany Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2021
    Doesn't matter which game plan we'll choose. I expecting they'll come out flat like anytime. 3 and out at least for the first 2 drives. And the crowd at Arrowhead will be no flavor for our young OL as well.

    But I agree with u. Ben have to throw it >50 times and we have to run the clock

    Here we go
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  13. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    Run vs pass, so long as you move the ball down the field you can consume the clock. If you go 3 and out, you won’t.

    Having said that, I’d like to see double TE sets. You can run, you can pass. Just move the ball.

    Only take deep shots on 1st and 2nd down. Don’t give away drives by going and missing for 30 when you need 3.

    By end of first half, less than 18 passes and an equal amount of runs.
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  14. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    What I think: handoff/handoff/pass/punt then the second half will start.

    Actually I think Tomlin will throw the book out and go crazy.
  15. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    A fade to Ray Ray into double coverage :facepalm:
  16. Steel Acorn

    Steel Acorn Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    I am still pulling for a Philly special to Ben. No one will expect him or cover him. Catch and run to sidelines to avoid getting hit. The crowd would go wild.

    I also think Tomlin should ask him what is the one play you have always wanted to run. Let him do it.
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  17. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    We should do what the Bungles did. Find a couple mismatches and keep throwing it to those two.
  18. FosterMorris

    FosterMorris Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2016
    Start the game with failed running attack. Have Ben playing catch up by the second quarter. Ben throws 50 passes by game's end and almost certainly has a couple turnovers. This used to result in points for the Steelers and points off turnovers for the opponent. Let's hope it still results in big points for the Steelers.
  19. SteelersFanCanada

    SteelersFanCanada Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2019
    1st down: Run up the middle for 1-2 yards
    2nd down: check down to Najee for 1-3 yards
    3rd down: Shot down the sideline to Chase, who trips and falls just before the ball gets to him
    4th down: 34.5 yard shanked punt
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  20. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    Predicted and Desired:
    1st: Spread formation, naked backfield QB sneak for 7 yards
    2nd: Naked bootleg to the right and hit JuJu on deep crossing pattern
    2nd 1st: Fake a quick kick by Harvin and he hits Claypool in the corner of the endzone.
    That will fry their minds to no end.
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  21. sjromano

    sjromano Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    Predicted: Steelers want to silence the crowd early, Ben goes deep (incomplete) to either Claypool or RRMC
    Desired: Anything with Muth that gains positive yards
  22. SteelersFanCanada

    SteelersFanCanada Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2019

    Then the clock it's 0:00.. and the Steelers lose
    45 - 6
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  23. SDOT

    SDOT Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2016

    What do I win??? They’re so predictable and so stupid
  24. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012
    Tomlin said don't blink but Canada is in a coma.
  25. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2016
    A James Harrison Patriots jersey.
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