whitekb011 Posted September 15, 2010 Share Posted September 15, 2010 Offense:OL: One of the announcers said it best, "if you look at the Steelers OL, notice how they put D-lineman on the ground. The Falcons OL does not do that." The Steelers Dline played consistenly at or behind the line of scrimage. There is a reason Dahl and Clabo do not have long term deals. They are not good athletes. For as nasty as they seem to be, their nastiness did not show up Sunday. our OL got manhandled by the entire front 7 of Pittsburgh. QB: Guys, say what you will, but Ryan put a handful of throws in some very tight windows. I saw great improvement on his accurcy. There were several key plays where Ryan put the ball where it needed to be, but some of the targets didn't finish -- IE Norwood droping the dump off and Gonzo stepping out of bounds then coming back in to catch it. The throw that Troy P picked, that ball was in a very good spot, Troy P. made an unbelievable play. RB/FB: There was no room, but when we did get some room, turner had some nice runs of 4-7 yards. Not much was there all day. I think on the 3rd play of our first drive, if ovie goes inside and blocks 94 (I think that was the guy) that one pops for some serious yards. Instead he went front side into a log jam. The holding call in OT hurt really bad. Norwood showed burst and tuffness when he touched the ball. Snelling not much of a factor.WR/TE: We had some open receivers yesterday, especially in the middle of the field. Our big gains where in the middle. A couple of times, I saw Douglas streaking down the seam, looked open to me, especially on the Troy P. interception. I will say that they did not get much separation and Gonzo was getting killed off the line. Defense: DL: These boys came to play. JA98 was very tuff against the run. Vance Walker played well, Peters penetrated well, and Abe and Bierman played well. I can't really see a whole bunch of fault, excepted the TD run. That whole opened up quick. Looked like someone got caught up in traffic. LB: Lofton absolutely crushed Dixon and he played at a high level. Spoon, played well and belongs. Peterson made some very nice plays. That unit is very strong and really did a good job shredding and tackling for most of the day.CB/S: I lumped these two together because the middle of our field was open most of the day, except for the 52 yard completion by Dixon. Ward did well in the center and had that one catch on the sideline. I felt Ward wanted it more than we did. My concern is Grimes outside and Coleman. On the 52 yarder, coleman was late. On the TD run, he was behind. I believe William Moore makes both those plays just because of his speed alone.Coaching: Kicking the field goal was the right choice. Away Game, Offense was not moving the ball, and the opposing QB was not moving the ball. Right decision, live to fight another day. PLay calling, I don't think I saw one mis-direction play, like what Pittsburgh opened up with. Defensively, hard to tell, because we played against, basically, a rookie QB. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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