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Old 04-28-2004, 01:25 PM   #16
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I believe in the wait and see what our coaches can do mentality. The D went from what #8 (I think) to #23, just from losing two DT's? No, A LOT of it was coaching (or lack of with Edwards). I think Williams and Blache and co. will have us back at least close to the top 10 again.
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:53 PM   #17
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I think Memphis has it right: the crucial thing for this D-line is to stop the run. We got absolutely run over at times last year. Giffen, Daniels, and Barrow MUST keep us out of 2nd- and 3rd-and-short every time like last year. If teams are in 3rd-and-longs, we can bring the blitz and employ our speed and aggression. But if Hambrick can run for 180, were in real trouble.

The new coaches are lightyears ahead of Edwards in terms of experience and know-how. I figure they'll get the most out of this bunch, and free up our real play makers (Lavar, Washington, Taylor) to change the game.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:21 PM   #18
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I agree with Daseal...Wynn definitely can do alot better with, better coaching.. He does get us some semi-consistent pressure but usually misses sacks by a thread..(and got a couple of half-sacks because of Big Bruce playing clean up..haha) and remember he had more tackles than any other defensive lineman last year which shows u one thing if not a lot of things...He fills his role...but of course there is always room for improvement... I think with the few other upgrades to the defense, as well as a new D-Coordinator, the defense will be a whole lot better!!
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:37 PM   #19
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Im pretty sure ill be up there for that game, my best friend is a steelers fan so we're both going to fly up for that game. Apparently im supposed to get drunk on Iron City beer? I beleive. When November rolls around ill see which of you guys are going to the game.

As far as our dline, I dont think its going to get taken advantage of like it has in the past. I think our ability to stop the run should be great, we've got beef in the middle and solid ends. Even if we dont sack teh QB a lot I still see the pressure being there enough to throw off the QB, which very well could be better than a sack becaus a floated ball over the middle means touchdown Sean Taylor. Face it, Taylor is a halfback, with a linebackers body, receivers hands and a QBs awareness.

SKINSnCANES iron city beer sucks, but you might like it. I wouldn't count on it though
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:18 PM   #20
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One other thing......Our D was not help any by our three and out turnover O. They were on the field so much they should have been charged rent!!! Lets hope that Gibbs and the O can run and pass while keeping the ball [time of possession]along with FIELD POSITION!!!
very true, the best defense is a good offense. With a grind it out, wear down the clock type of offense that will only help the defense.
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:03 AM   #21
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SKINSnCANES iron city beer sucks, but you might like it. I wouldn't count on it though

yea he said that the beer isnt anygood, but that its just somethign we both have to do if we are going to be at a steelers game. Yuengling and Rolling Rock are both PA beers, and both quite tasty. But if he says we gotta drink it, then thats enough peer pressure for me to get drunk and cheer for the Skins.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:52 AM   #22
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I think the additions of Daniels and Griffin as well as the hopeful return of Noble will at least help give the line some depth. Because now you'll have specialists/reserves like Zellner, Upshaw and Hailey playing at key moments instead of forcing them out there longer than they need to be
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