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1. Defense looked good against a power back. The 50 in OT was bound to happen. We did well against the run, but I'm not sold on the pass D just yet. Dunta looked like he wasn't in position most of the time.

2. Our offense is STILL not in sync. This is blatantly to any person watching the game. It's easy to see that Ryan and Roddy are the only two on the same page. Ryan did O.K. but not nearly what we need him to play at. I honestly believe that Mularkey is holding this team back. Turner was stuffed every time he went to the middle. The outside was open nearly every run play but MM is determined to run up the middle.

3. Ryan was to focused on getting Gonzo his 1000th pass.

4. Bryant is scaring me, but he is looking better than Elam did :/

5. We have too many miscues on offense.

6. The pass was working. The problem we were having is that 1st down was wasted with a run for 1 yard up the middle. 2nd down as a sure pass play. Too predictable.

7. Our D couldn't get enough penetration. I honestly think it was a weight issue. Really on both sides of the ball.

8. Sam Baker better get his act together. It's sad to think that JA98 is actually out performing him.

9. JA98 had a very good game.

10. We are stuck with Mularkey's play calling for the year. We can't change the caller, but Smith needs to lay the wood and let him know that a 4 pro bowler offensive team should NOT only have 1 TD in 5 games. I believe it is clear that this Offense does NOT have his respect.

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Bryant was fine today. Pittsburgh, because of the texture of the field and the wind, is famously the worst field for kicking in the league. On the first one, he hit it really well, and I think the wind just pushed it right. He hit all the other kicks great and right down the middle.

He may or may not excel for the rest of the season, but I thought he did great today.

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Good observations. I agree for the most part.

Personally I don't like all the plays running Turner out of a singleback set. Especially once PIT's starting nose tackle was out- use your highly paid FB as a lead blocker and run Turner up the middle. They need to quit all this outside, off-tackle crap with 2 TE's. That doesn't play to Turner's strength IMO.

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10. We are stuck with Mularkey's play calling for the year. We can't change the caller, but Smith needs to lay the wood and let him know that a 4 pro bowler offensive team should NOT only have 1 TD in 5 games. I believe it is clear that this Offense does NOT have his respect.

i dont see it this way. we can get rid of mularkey and give Musgrave the play calling. i would be all for that.

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i dont see it this way. we can get rid of mularkey and give Musgrave the play calling. i would be all for that.

I don't see how we get rid of MM. Maybe Ted knows the plays just as well, but I doubt Blank wants to hype up a season and then fire the OC the next week.

We are not on the same page offensively. I don't blame the players. Notice how the pro bowlers all have the same answers. 0-2 maybe 0-3 they start speaking their minds.

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I don't see how we get rid of MM. Maybe Ted knows the plays just as well, but I doubt Blank wants to hype up a season and then fire the OC the next week.

We are not on the same page offensively. I don't blame the players. Notice how the pro bowlers all have the same answers. 0-2 maybe 0-3 they start speaking their minds.

Ted might know the plays but I don't know who Ted is.

if you're talking about Musgrave his first name is Bill.

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Bryant was fine today. Pittsburgh, because of the texture of the field and the wind, is famously the worst field for kicking in the league. On the first one, he hit it really well, and I think the wind just pushed it right. He hit all the other kicks great and right down the middle.

He may or may not excel for the rest of the season, but I thought he did great today.

I noticed the Pitt kicker missed almost the exact same kick in the same fashion. Kick starts out looking good, then faded right at the end. Neither missed it by much.

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

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Bryant was fine today. Pittsburgh, because of the texture of the field and the wind, is famously the worst field for kicking in the league. On the first one, he hit it really well, and I think the wind just pushed it right. He hit all the other kicks great and right down the middle.

He may or may not excel for the rest of the season, but I thought he did great today.

His miss was from the right hash mark and he missed it

right. His makes were from the left hash marks if I am

not mistaken and Reed also missed one to the right that

had the same knuckling movement on it. Bryant has plenty

of leg and did a good job for us.

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1. Defense looked good against a power back. The 50 in OT was bound to happen. We did well against the run, but I'm not sold on the pass D just yet. Dunta looked like he wasn't in position most of the time.

2. Our offense is STILL not in sync. This is blatantly to any person watching the game. It's easy to see that Ryan and Roddy are the only two on the same page. Ryan did O.K. but not nearly what we need him to play at. I honestly believe that Mularkey is holding this team back. Turner was stuffed every time he went to the middle. The outside was open nearly every run play but MM is determined to run up the middle.

3. Ryan was to focused on getting Gonzo his 1000th pass.

4. Bryant is scaring me, but he is looking better than Elam did :/

5. We have too many miscues on offense.

6. The pass was working. The problem we were having is that 1st down was wasted with a run for 1 yard up the middle. 2nd down as a sure pass play. Too predictable.

7. Our D couldn't get enough penetration. I honestly think it was a weight issue. Really on both sides of the ball.

8. Sam Baker better get his act together. It's sad to think that JA98 is actually out performing him.

9. JA98 had a very good game.

10. We are stuck with Mularkey's play calling for the year. We can't change the caller, but Smith needs to lay the wood and let him know that a 4 pro bowler offensive team should NOT only have 1 TD in 5 games. I believe it is clear that this Offense does NOT have his respect.

The one Dunta play that really stood out was the one Hines beat him on and Dunta was up ready to argue something and didnt he touch Hines down. Hines jumped up and got another yard or so.... Grrr

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1. Defense looked good against a power back. The 50 in OT was bound to happen. We did well against the run, but I'm not sold on the pass D just yet. Dunta looked like he wasn't in position most of the time.

2. Our offense is STILL not in sync. This is blatantly to any person watching the game. It's easy to see that Ryan and Roddy are the only two on the same page. Ryan did O.K. but not nearly what we need him to play at. I honestly believe that Mularkey is holding this team back. Turner was stuffed every time he went to the middle. The outside was open nearly every run play but MM is determined to run up the middle.

3. Ryan was to focused on getting Gonzo his 1000th pass.

4. Bryant is scaring me, but he is looking better than Elam did :/

5. We have too many miscues on offense.

6. The pass was working. The problem we were having is that 1st down was wasted with a run for 1 yard up the middle. 2nd down as a sure pass play. Too predictable.

7. Our D couldn't get enough penetration. I honestly think it was a weight issue. Really on both sides of the ball.

8. Sam Baker better get his act together. It's sad to think that JA98 is actually out performing him.

9. JA98 had a very good game.

10. We are stuck with Mularkey's play calling for the year. We can't change the caller, but Smith needs to lay the wood and let him know that a 4 pro bowler offensive team should NOT only have 1 TD in 5 games. I believe it is clear that this Offense does NOT have his respect.

The one Dunta play that really stood out was the one Hines beat him on and Dunta was up ready to argue something and didnt he touch Hines down. Hines jumped up and got another yard or so.... Grrr

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The one Dunta play that really stood out was the one Hines beat him on and Dunta was up ready to argue something and didnt he touch Hines down. Hines jumped up and got another yard or so.... Grrr

That's a lot of money to a player that hasn't played a game in 10 months.

We sat himm down in the pre-season and that was a mistake.

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