Check out the game notes for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
Steelers Game Notes
By Dean Dennis on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply
Our defense is good but it could be better if the DBs and Safeties would look for
the ball more often. Too many bad passes are not intercepted because the guys
are too focused on making contact with the receiver at the same time as the ball.
That’s why the No 1 defense didn’t have a lot more turn overs last year and
one of reasons why Peyton looked so good against us.
By john k on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply
we need troy for all games!!!!!!!!!! cmon troy we depend on you man
By Leslie Regan on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply
Keep your head in the game guys. Ben you are awesome. I Love the whole team. I hope I will be able to come and see you when you come to crush The Cowboys in Decmber. If there is anyway to prove to The Steeler Organization of my disabililty an dhow I will do what it takes to get to the game on December 16th. I missed you guys when you were here for Super Bowl in Dallas because of being Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 02/14/12. Thank You Leslie Regan
By SC Steeler on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply
First of all we need to make sure we have the right shoes for that “baseball” field they play on out there – what a piece of work for an NFL team. I believe the Raiders have talent but still lack discipline. They still like to throw the ball deep so the defense should employ the “two deep” technique. The Raiders have two of the FASTEST receivers in the league and the they still likes to “force” the ball down the field.
One linebacker should be a “gunner” on McFadden for runs and more importantly “screen passes”! The Raiders do have a great “screen package” and they love to run it on third and long! They could use our defenses’s aggressive nature against us with screen passes.
Again, give the bad shape of that field the defense will need to take good pursuit angles because “slipping” will be an issue and will NOT allow for even our team speed to recover. The Raiders Offensive line is enormous but use poor technique so our D-line should not try to overpower them but use “slants” and stunts, instead.
On offense, Haley must not become predicatable in the first quarter as he has the first two games where we run the ball on first and second down and put the burden on Ben on third down to convert. I still believe Chris Rainey can be an ‘X’ factor if he can just stay on his feet and stop tripping(…he does fall down alot!). Rainey would be great on screen plays if he can just catch the ball first this week but I do not think he will last as a “featured” back but could do well as a slot back getting the ball that way. Again, Haley has got to make him a part of the game plan.
Overall, the Steelers must do the following to win this week:
1. Do not give up the big play on offense, defense, our special teams
2. Do not give yards to the Raiders via excessive penalties
3. Get the proper footing: sounds simple but that field is “atrocious”
4. Get an early lead; the Raiders play poorly from behind
5. Take care of the ball; avoid turnovers at all costs
By Wayne Zeidenstein on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply
Way to go Steelers! You were awesome.
By edgar on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply
I think theDB’S should look for the ball more often . This is the best defense so let’s get it done change up the blitz packages because teams looks like they are catching on to it.
By Brandie on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply
I would love to see u guys cush the Eagles. You guys are awsame. I love u guys!!! I’ll bee at that game…
you guys are so awsame it time to go to the super bowl abd win!!
By mosk on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply
Is Rod Woodson available? We could use his help.
By Donna on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply
I’m going into the belly of the beast with my kids to see our Steelers on Sunday! I’ve already put the Raiders security staff text number in my phone. Thankfully, we’re not sitting anywhere near “The Black Hole.” Go Steelers!
By Johnny on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply
I been a steelers fan since the 70’s. Every time we won we played with heart! Let’s get back to playing with heart and we shall win more superbowls!
By Lazlow on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply
I’m looking for the Steeler’s wide receivers to have a big game against the Raiders and Ben to break out the long ball. The O-line is still gelling and can hopefully stay healthy. Both offense and defense will benefit for a run in the playoffs and beyond.
By Victoria Greenman on Sep 23, 2012 | Reply
Why can’t the NFL go ahead and give the REAL REFS want they want so we may have fair and unjust calls and decisions because the ones we have to deal with now are so incompetnet and indirect and incorrect- that I almost believe my 14 yr old son could make better calls than what they think they are doing!!!!
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