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Steelers Poised for Committee Approach at Running Back

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Steelersfan43, May 8, 2019.

  1. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Oh boy, I think the winning percentage goes up by reducing #7 attempts. Play fast
    and on time. PA will work beautifully If #7 will practice it and let it happen? We have
    the OL and RB's and TE that can wear teams down. If I am 180 pd CB or a 220 pd lb in the third quarter I am
    dam tired of tackling that 230 pd running back.and it only gets worse as the game proceeds.
    IE Leonard Fournette 2 years ago in season and playoff game vs Steelers. Like men playing with boys.
     
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  2. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    Are you a priest? :eek::lolol::cool:
     
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  3. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Wallace wasn't Brown. That comparison doesn't come close to holding up.
     
  4. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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  5. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Hey Hey there, your old enough to know this slang. :to keep order:
     
  6. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    I know my friend, just messing with ya.:smiley1::cool:
     
  7. BK99

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    I agree that the team needs to run more. The issue is the defense being able to stop anybody late in games. The most blown 4th quarter leads of any team in the league and a lot of it is trying to run the ball so they can run the clock out. The issue that we have is if they can't move the chains running the ball with a lead they lose as the defense gives up easy TDs late in games.

    How many times have we come here after that kind of loss and complain about the team going conservative with a lead? I agree that they need to run the ball more but this defense needs a 21pt cushion in order to try to run in the 4th quarter, any less and the game turns into a loss. Fix the defense and running the ball late in games is a no brainer but not with what we put on the field for a defense now.
     
  8. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    In theory I agree but the problem is based on these numbers I found that someone over at SD posted,we aren’t even trying. I’m not saying to run into a brick wall but look at the sheer attempts of the teams on the top of the list. They also happen to be many of the teams playing for a championship last year. You need a balanced attack. These numbers show anything but....

    B8370240-34EA-4E6A-9593-51442D08B547.jpeg . Hero ball needs to stop especially losing our best weapon of the last 6 or more years. There were concerns about Ben essentially being the quasi OC with Fichtner being too much of a buddy. It seems to me that’s exactly what’s happening. The run pass ratio was just about 70/30 last year. That’s not balanced and winning football. So while it would seem we are blowing leads by running ineffectively, the numbers say that’s not true. It’s actually putting your defense in position to blow leads and lose games.
     
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  9. NY STEELERFAN

    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Wow when you look at the numbers in the 4th that really is jaw dropping. Holy cow man I know there has been a lot of talk about running the ball more but I had no idea it was this bad........
     
  10. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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  11. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Yes incredibly one sided....
     
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