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Predicted and desired first plays of the offense -

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Steel Acorn, Jan 13, 2022 at 6:27 PM.

  1. Steel Acorn

    Steel Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Predicted-

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Any play that gains at least 5 yards
     
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  6. SteelerNole

    SteelerNole Well-Known Member

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    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

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

    Busman

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    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

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

    SDOT Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  16. Steel Acorn

    Steel Acorn Well-Known Member

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    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

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

    FosterMorris Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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