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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by NY STEELERFAN, Nov 12, 2017.


    NY STEELERFAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Well while a lot of the talk is about Ben and the lack of scoring I wanted to give a shout out to the D. Man they are improving each week and are hands down why we are 7-2 now. Shazier is amazing, runs like a deer hits like a truck and has the hands of a WR. I am wondering if anyone noticed Watts play today, I am not saying he was bad but what he has shown this year he looked off today. Maybe I was expecting more since the Colts oline was so bad I expected to see Watt tear it up, thoughts?
  2. Mr F

    Mr F Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    Heyward is an absolute beast! Every play he is pushing his guy back into the quarterback.
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  3. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2017
    I saw missed tackles, missed assignments, over pursuing, bad gap control, missed tackles, and a bunch of missed tackles.

    We played a lackluster team who shouldn't be on the same field as us.

    The defense bowed up from time to time. It wasn't a terrible performance. But this defense must get better, fast. Like in 4 days. Mariota and company will embarrass us if we don't play far better on Thursday.
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  4. Ratkomladic

    Ratkomladic Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2013
    TJ needs a break, NOW!!! He has been off the last 2 games, seems tired to me...
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  5. Thigpen82


    Oct 17, 2011
    TJ looked the most like a rookie yesterday than he has all year.

    But the Shazier interception was phenomenal.
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  6. The Glory Days

    The Glory Days Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2017
    If by a "rookie" you mean innefective, I'm right with you.

    He hasn't played even a full 9 games. There's no reason he should be worn out at this point in the season. We need to get the lack of pressure from the down linemen sorted out quick. The crucial part of the schedule is coming up quickly.
  7. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Think about who we have played, we faced one good qb. he lit us up for over 400
    yds. We have to get better if we are going to compete against elite teams.
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  8. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016

    Concur for both.

    Makes me wonder though if Watt is playing through an injury. From the looks of it, his go to in his push pull pass rush move was not used very much yesterday.

    Wonder if he has a torn labrum?

    Regarding Shazier, he is catching on but needs to match his aggression with discipline. Simply flying through gaps is one thing but using proper tackling technique far exceeds a highlight.

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