Re: The big picture...
posted at 10/31/2011 11:44 PM EDT
In Response to The big picture...
[QUOTE]Did anyone else notice at the end of the Steeler's game, when we had a chance to win, all we had to do was hold them, the defense sent the house and we got 5 sacks basically at the end of the game. Has anyone else noticed, even though we obviously can run the ball on anyone, that we choose not to, instead we ration our runningbacks in my mind hopefully to keep them healthy for the playoffs? I hope and pray that BB is doing what I suspect he is and playing conservative with the playoffs in mind. If we run the ball on offense, play more than 2 defensive tackles on defense and send more than 3-4 pass rushers on defense we can absolutely dominate anybody. The only thing that concerns me is that I've had the same notion the past few years and we always seem to do the same bone headed, pass 50 times type things in the playoffs, which leads to an early exit again and again... BB play the 3/4 and the 3/3/5 defense, run the ball 50% of the time and blitz like crazy and you can't lose. If we don't face Green Bay in the Super Bowl this season than I've officially thrown in the towel that BB is beyond reproach, we're more talented right now than we we've ever been during BB's tenure. If we lose in the playoffs this season it will because of coaching. End of story.
Posted by wozzy[/QUOTE]
I too am of the belief that coaching is the real problem. It is not a difficult concept to appreciate really. Our coaches/GM's have been robbed from us for a decade. BB stands alone with a young staff and a lack of real knowledge besides Scar and Pepper.
Look at what Romeo is getting done in KC tonight. Getting applauded by Jaws and Gruden, his 30th year btw. Perfect bend don't break defense to hold Rivers td-less 2 games in a row. It is tough to replace 30 years of coaching. Cheifs just won what 4 or 5 in a row after losing Eric Berry for the year?
Fans here refuse to see that an offense with great statistics can be culpable for a loss. Honestly our offense has scored 17 and 20 the last 2 games, um that is not very good for this bunch people. We abandon the run game at the first sign of adversity. That is a rookie coaching staff mistake. We don't have the 07 offense anymore, and guess what...that offense came up short. We shouldn't be passing 40x a game. It is counter productive. Wake up.
We have built an offense around Brady to use play action and the power run game. We drafted 2 early round RB's to compliment a rock in BJGE and 2 great 3rd down specialists with Faulk and Woody. The year before we drafted the 2 best TE's in the draft. Why are we not using them all? Why are we playing into a defense's game plan over and over again?
This defense has talented players, the cuts of Sanders,Bodden and even Merriweather don't make sense to me without viable replacements, but the core of the defense is a good mix between Vets and early round talent. Yes we have missed on players, but you don't end up a top 10 ppg allowed defense two years in a row by accident.
In the end this defense can't be the reason we win or lose a championship. The offense is our saving grace. This team is built to score 30 points a game while owing T.O.P. The defensive teams in this league don't win SB's. We need to use all of our weapons on offense and stop being predictable. I just don't understand how some people don't see this?
I fault the defense for not playing good enough, because we are not the most talented defense in the league, the offense however has no excuse, as they are built to dominate....they just don't.