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What should Steelers learn from Eagles?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Da Stellars, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    Eagles had a big win over the Patriots, something Steelers haven't been able to do in the post-season.

    What can we learn from the Eagles and their game plan against the Patriots if we want compete for a Championship?
  2. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    Attack for 60 minutes.

    Can't put NE away trying to sit on a lead.
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  3. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2017
    I agree whole heartedly. My biggest takeaway from that game was the amount of balls Pederson showed throughout the entire game. Too many teams, especially us, sit on a 3 point lead with the Pats and end up losing.
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  4. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Knock the ball out of the QB’s hand.
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  5. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Don’t rely entirely on Bell.
    Run the ball with multiple backs.
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  6. Lambert

    Lambert Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2015
    Pressure Brady. It's always been the answer. That, and keep the throttle down on offense. These aren't new ideas though.
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  7. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    get the right officials for the game. steritore (sp?) is from washington pa.. gotta support the home state. < green font.:smiley1::cool:
  8. Go 'lers

    Go 'lers Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2015
    Forget the Eagles, I'm 100% serious when I say Steelers personnel should go meet with Penguins ownership and coaches.

    Tomlin needs to have dinner with Coach Sullivan. He can get a wealth of insight in to building a SOLID team system, deal with pushing forward despite multiple injuries etc.. Pens had a huge amount of injuries and are still back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions. And remember that tremendous HBK line? Imagine getting the offensive line to that level of harmony and efficiency!

    Sure, a football coach like Tomlin doesn't need to know the finer points of an effective line change in hockey and whatnot! However, the two coaches (different sport or not) can teach each other A LOT to both be successful.
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  9. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2014
    Eagles BARELY won. The turnover, knocking the ball out of Brady`s hand, was the difference. So I would say the lesson is you need a play maker on defense that can cause turnovers. Shazier was that guy for us and we did not have him when we needed him. We need to pick a play maker or a difference maker on defense in the draft.

    If no LB playmaker available when we pick, then we need to pick a DB playmaker.
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  10. Jim90

    Jim90 Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    The eagles secondary was horrible, so we already have that one down pat. NE had guys wide open 20.. 30 yards down field, Mitchell could play for them
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  11. bettissb40

    bettissb40 Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Barely won. Were you watching the same game as the rest of us? I agree that turnover was good but how did they get it.They kept pressure on Brady the whole game. They out played the Pats in all aspects of the game and guess what. It is something the Steelers need to learn if we are ever going to go for another SB. And in my opinion we need a more motivated coach and staff.
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  12. Bradydaphonedestroyer

    Bradydaphonedestroyer Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2017
    Have GUTS! !!GO FOR IT ON 4TH AND 1 ...
  13. biggbunch68


    Apr 26, 2012
    Not to live in our fears ,:shrug:
  14. Jammasterc

    Jammasterc Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    The way the eagles are talking at the parade, they’re closer and care more than any other team.
  15. MojaveDesertPghFan


    Oct 19, 2011
    Now that most of the anxiety of losing to both the Pats in December and Jags in Jan, here's a fresher look at the Title of this thread and an attempt at a serious response.

    Statistically, why would the Steelers have to look at Philly to game plan against the Pats? While it's true, only the bottom line counts - Philly won and Steelers lost, it can be debated that both games came down to 1 or 2 plays that determined the final outcome. Even with Philly winning, it doesn't mean that Philly had an overall better game plan or execution of it throughout the SB. Steelers dominated TOP 35 min to 25 min; held Brady to over 200 fewer passing yds than Philly did - 298 vs 505; Steelers led or were tied for the 1st 3 qtrs of the game; Steelers out-gained Pats in Total yds 413-360; and, Pgh held Pats to 6 fewer points than Philly 27 vs 33. While it certainly looked like Foles consistently had his way with the Pats D, the Steeler's D outplayed Philly's D, except for that critical late strip/fumble. All in all, Philly's offensive petal to the metal aggressiveness on 3rd and 4th downs, the Refs upholding 2 crucial TD calls in Philly's favor and of course, the strip fumble were the differences. All this said, I'm not sure that Philly didn't try to copy the Steeler's earlier game plan against the Pats in their SB against the Pats with a few meaningful corrections - with the matter of the Refs, completely out of either team's hands. :frustrated:

    Afterthought: if Jesse James would have had an extra pair of feet sprouting from his mid-section, he could have used those tiny feet to run rather than dive into the end zone and very likely the Steelers win that game. Might have all been for not though the way they performed against Jags 3 weeks later. :facepalm:
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  16. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2017
    Simply the Eagles time. Atlanta had 4 chances within the 10 yard line to send the Eagles home. Missed it by inches. Sports really is a game of inches.
  17. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2014
    i'm just gonna say it.

    Steelers will win the superbowl when they stop being pu$$ies lol
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  18. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2012

    They'll win the SB when Tomlin specifically game plans for different opponents. Til then, it will be 3 or 4 teams a season that will have our number and at least 1 playoff team finishing the job.
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  19. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    Preparation of opponents, oh wait a minute MT only cares what the Steelers do.
  20. Bradydaphonedestroyer

    Bradydaphonedestroyer Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2017

    Pu$$ies do win sbs....#tombrady
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  21. DSteelerCT

    DSteelerCT Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    Problem is, the Eagles annihilated the Steelers last year, so not sure how close they are to either team.
  22. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    Oct 16, 2011
    That was 2 seasons ago. Painful loss.
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  23. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    I think Steelers Staff needs to looks at the team speed on defense. Patriots were wide open, but Eagles tackled the catch almost immediately. Eagles secondary plays fast.

    They also were able to get pressure with just 4 guys, and they have really good edge rushers. For all the talk that the Steelers OLB drop into coverage you still need an effective edge rusher at all times.

    Tomlin preaches next man up, but Eagles actually walked the walk ... they lost their star QB, LT, RB, and ILB for the year.
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  24. 69-2now

    69-2now Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2017
    Offer the officials a larger payoff than the Cheats do.
  25. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    Nothing, the Eagles win one SB and now the Steelers need to copy them :facepalm:. The Eagles defense made one play and gave up over 600 yards.
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