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Steelers Out of Shape

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by PitJax, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. PitJax

    PitJax Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    This may have been asked in earlier topics, but if so, I missed it and I apologize. The Steelers looked absolutely out of shape. They were
    gassed, and the O gave them plenty of time to rest. I saw Carter make a tackle, then fall on his hands and knees because he couldn't get up.
    The fourth quarter was especially bad. Where is our conditioning coach?
  2. FeartheBeard

    FeartheBeard Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    I was especially surprised at Worilds size....although he has been injured so I guess that would explain that. I chalked alot of our D looking winded on the altitude and them being an older D but they should have been prepared to play.
  3. ScottChab

    ScottChab Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    1st game of the season in Denver. 'Nuf said.
  4. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin Mod Team

    Oct 12, 2011
    Say no more. There's a big reason the Broncos are 11-1 for their last 12 home openers, and 24-4 in home openers since '84. Most defenses will look winded in the 4th qtr there opening night against the no huddle. See how you feel about the defense next week.
  5. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 18, 2011
    I expected them to tire out for that very reason...

    And then our offense kept them off the field for 45 (FORTY FIVE) minutes. I don't know if I can quite give them a pass on this. Perhaps by the end of the 4th quarter... maybe. But the rest of the game? Either way, we'd better hope we don't have to go back there this year.

    Our offense was just a few inches or seconds away from taking control of this game thoroughly. Some missed beats are to be expected in week one. But they did chew that clock up exactly how we wanted to. and it's a good thing they did. Give Denver equal time, and they would have ran 40 or 50 up on us. We had no answers. None. I'm not even sure it was the great and powerful Manning who did it to us. Most of his passes looked like something a high schooler could throw. When you have time to make a sandwich, and your receivers are so open you could send them the ball by way of the US Postal Service and it would still get to them uncovered... how hard is it to do well?

    Yeah, I'm pretty damned disappointed with our team's effort overall. There are some bright spots. Our offense, especially if we can get any gelling of the line, looks like it has some real potential. I'm just not used to seeing this ineffectiveness on defense like we've seen recently. Nothing would make me happier than to be laughing about this in January - how I was so worried.
  6. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    These guys are professional atheltes, This isn't your local high school football team, where yes some of the kids might be out of shape. You don't make an NFL roster if your out of shape.

    Yes it was Denver and with higher altitude you have less oxygen so it does make it harder to breath, if anything that was the biggest factor.

    Trust me I feel that I'm in okay shape and when I go out west to Colorado Elk hunting I have no idea how bad of shape I'm really in.
  7. ScottQ

    ScottQ Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2012
    From what I've heard, pro athletes don't get into football shape until a few games into the season. This is amplified more because of the new labor agreements and the restrictions to practicing in pads.

    Being in "football shape" is not the same as just being in shape.

    STEELWARRIOR Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    This is history lets put this "preseason warm up game" :oops: behind us and focus on the here and now and the JETSON'S>>>> :swordsman:
  9. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82 Bitter optimist

    Oct 17, 2011
    I agree completely Ray.
    I've only just got round to watching the game in full (damn you, work schedule), but while at first I thought: wow, Manning's got that offense in shape, I soon started to think: hmm, maybe I could complete that pass.
    That said, I was impressed by the length of time the offense could stay on the field, even with some inept blocking and penalties from the o-line that I hope we see less of as the season progresses.
  10. Busman


    Oct 18, 2011
    Although Worilds did have one of the two sacks that were made on Manning..

    They simulate crowd noise in practices why cant they simulate thin air .. Maybe get Chris Collingsworth to hang out in the indoor facility and talk shiat. Seems like he could thin the air with his bull**** lol


    STEELWARRIOR Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Thin air is thin air, i have to agree with the assumption of it being very hard to breath in a high altitude environment and even though these guys are pro's i will have a immediate effect on you. Was stationed at FT. Carson, Co. for 4 years and thats even lower in sea level than the Denver area was anyways... the unit i was in had 4 differnt run groups fast, medium, slow, and all thoses on rehab needless to say because everyone doesnt run the same speed and the older you get you slow down. I always ran in the fast group will that all changed when i got there and tried to get acclimated at first i took it easy and progressed into it so as not to injure myself i was told 30 days of regular running would get me there since i was already good shape man were they wrong... no matter how hard i tried to stay in the fast group i end up declining to the medium group and stayed there the whole 4 years i was there. When the cold months set in its even harder to breath seemed like every time i ran it was like my first time running. Sorry for being so long worded and not to make excuses for the lack of effort that was put forth, but until you experience it first hand you really have no concept. Their gonna makes us proud starting sunday in the BURGH
  12. freakfontana


    Oct 19, 2011
    yes and this is not very regular and fair for all teams ... just to be clear
  13. TheSteelHurtin2188

    TheSteelHurtin2188 Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    collinsworth said he started the season in denver once and it was a hoorible expierence. Said com the fourth quarter he wasnt sure if he could finish the game. Now throw on the no huddle and of course they are going to be worn out
  14. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2012
    For people that have never spent any time at high altitude it's truly an amazing thing. You think you're in reasonably good shape, but you get winded trying to WALK around the block.
  15. Pierogiman

    Pierogiman Active Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Ray Lewis looked to be in pretty good shape last night, he obviously worked out hard this off season. Woodley on the other hand looks like he's been spending his time on Facebook eating Krispy Kremes!
  16. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2012

    THey said something last night along the lines of Lewis spent the off season riding 40 miles a day, lost 25lbs.
  17. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Thank you, people are seriously underestimating the effect high altitude has on you. Plus it was the first game of the year! Tough way for the guys to break in the new season. Sunday cant get here quick enough, going to be a long week trying to wade through all these doom and gloom posts :frustrated:

    And oh year, please please let it be a win :praying:
  18. TheSteelHurtin2188

    TheSteelHurtin2188 Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    I had a buddy at ft bragg from denver this dude smoked two packs a day and would run 2 miles in about 12 mins andhe said even with smoking two packs a day it was easier then running on the cross country team in denver
  19. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Some of the guys on the o-line look like they could be in better shape.
  20. bettissb40

    bettissb40 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    How do you train for something like altitude. You don't. Yes I think we got a bad break play our first game out their but that is part of it. We will be fine next week and as the season goes on providing that the team stays healthy.
  21. ballhair

    ballhair Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Wew, Thanks guys. I feel alot better now about the loss and how our defense stunk knowing that the reason was the thin air in Denver. We'll probably get a shut out this week against the jets:)
  22. Rush2seven

    Rush2seven Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2011
  23. HinesWardHOF

    HinesWardHOF Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2011

    its called "thin air"

  24. rutan74

    rutan74 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
  25. MikeFanForLife

    MikeFanForLife Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Bronco's play on the same field? They weren't winded. According to another poster it takes years to get acclamated to the air. hmmm.

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