Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 38

Thread: What make the Steelers so good?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array title="Six Rings is a name known to all">

    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Gender
    Posts
    863

    What make the Steelers so good?

    I was asked this question recently. My retort,

    We've got a QB who has thrown 24 TD'a and only 4 INTs, completing 66.8% of his passes. He's also the king of 4th quarter comebacks when needed.

    Our defense has produced 17 turnovers. +9 on turnovers overall.

    We win the time of possession, 32.4 minutes to 27.8 minutes

    No key injuries, outside of Bush who has been replaced with no drop.

    Our kicker is money in the bank. We've got a pro bowl level return guy, and the kick coverage has been solid.

    This is very complete football team. 10-0 here we come.

  2. #2
    Well there you have it... Array title="NCSteeler has a reputation beyond repute"> NCSteeler's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Triadl NC
    Gender
    Posts
    4,580

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    This team is just finding ways to win. They need to get better before the playoffs in the run and stopping the run.

    Ben is having an all pro year. All the receiving options are just popping open.

    Bud and Watt are bringing the heat, back seven taking care of thier business most of the time.

    Bush with no drop, I gotta disagree

    Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
    Merry Christmas

  3. #3
    Senior Member Array title="DesertSteel has a reputation beyond repute"> DesertSteel's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Arizona
    Gender
    Posts
    5,287

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Good points except the Bush/ no drop comment.

    I’d also add Mike Tomlin to that list.

  4. #4
    NFL's Dirtiest Player Array title="86WARD has a reputation beyond repute"> 86WARD's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Gender
    Posts
    37,096

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    There is a drop with Bush gone but itís not nearly what ďit should beĒ. Spillane is playing EXTREMELY well.

    This team is finding ways to win...itís a good thing because thatís what good teams do. However, this team could also have 2-3 losses at this stage as well if things didnít go their way. But take that Titans game for example...NOTHING was bouncing their way and they found a way to win. Again, itís what good teams do. Average teams may have lost the Titans game, Cowboys game, etc.

    Whatís happening right now...itís got the makings to be something very special. If they come out of Jacksonville with a commanding victory, I think that will give them a good amount of confidence that everything is going their way in 2020...


  5. #5
    Senior Member Array title="st33lersguy has a reputation beyond repute">

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    14,222

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    This team is supremely talented. Offensively, they are led by one of the best QBs in the game and defensively, they are lead by one of the best defensive players in the game playing at OLB

  6. #6
    Senior Member Array title="ETL is a splendid one to behold"> ETL's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Gender
    Posts
    651

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    It’s all Ben. If Ben is injured and Rudolph has to play - we look like last years team. Good defense or not we would not be good without Ben

  7. #7
    Senior Member Array title="Fire Goodell has a reputation beyond repute"> Fire Goodell's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Gender
    Posts
    3,972

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    One of the most overlooked things - Locker room harmony. Look at our roster, we don't have a single superstar with a huge ego. We have a lot of players who want to win, and value winning over accumulating stats.
    My Avatar is worse than the Madden Curse. My Previous avatars: 1- Antonio Brown, 2- Juju / Conner, 3- Tom Brady, 4- Lamar Jackson. Their careers all went south when I added them as my avatar, so I'm trying to make something good out of the bad

  8. #8
    Senior Member Array title="Six Rings is a name known to all">

    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Gender
    Posts
    863

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    [QUOTE=86WARD;748612]There is a drop with Bush gone but it’s not nearly what “it should be”. Spillane is playing EXTREMELY well.

    This team is finding ways to win...it’s a good thing because that’s what good teams do. However, this team could also have 2-3 losses at this stage as well if things didn’t go their way. But take that Titans game for example...NOTHING was bouncing their way and they found a way to win. Again, it’s what good teams do. Average teams may have lost the Titans game, Cowboys game, etc.

    What’s happening right now...it’s got the makings to be something very special. If they come out of Jacksonville with a commanding victory, I think that will give them a good amount of confidence that everything is going their way in 2020...[/QUOTE

    Bush had an amazing start as a rookie as has leveled off since. This year he was targeted in coverage. Prior to this injury, he was probably the 6th most valuable player on a defense that starts 11. Spilane is starting material too.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Array title="polamalubeast has a reputation beyond repute">

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    24,136

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    You forgot to mention, great head coach!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Goodell View Post
    One of the most overlooked things - Locker room harmony. Look at our roster, we don't have a single superstar with a huge ego. We have a lot of players who want to win, and value winning over accumulating stats.
    100% agree!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Array title="Edman has a reputation beyond repute">

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    7,075

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Ben.

    Ben is the catalyst. His resurrection this season is nothing short of storybook. Not only has he recovered from a seemingly devastating elbow injury, he has shown that he has improved tremendously both as a quarterback and leader on the field. He's playing complimentary football. The rest of the team has responded and rallied behind his change.

    It also helps that he doesn't have a diva in his ear anymore and is forcing balls in coverage to him. Thus minimizing the gunslinger tendencies and turnovers.

  11. #11
    Thread DeRailer Array title="tube517 has a reputation beyond repute"> tube517's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Gender
    Posts
    17,498

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Goodell View Post
    One of the most overlooked things - Locker room harmony. Look at our roster, we don't have a single superstar with a huge ego. We have a lot of players who want to win, and value winning over accumulating stats.
    Agreed.

    These guys are playing for one another.

    Ben says he came back to get a ring for the older guys like Cam and Maurkice.

    Ebron says the team is close and hangs out together.

    Alualu said they are having fun.

    Juju dances when his teammates succeed (That's what it's all about right, Teegre? )

    The support that Mickey Spillane got was unanimous.

    The secondary has a real leader in Joe Haden, not someone who celebrates tackles after the opposing RB gains 20 yards.



  12. #12
    Senior Member Array title="EzraTank has a reputation beyond repute">

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Gender
    Posts
    3,149

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Now imagine we still have Hilton and Bush.

    All that said, we need to beat KC. The are like the 1980 USSR hockey team (even wear Red). They are looming out there and until we face them we will just never know if we are that good. And the way the schedule is it can only be in the playoffs. Let's hope if/when it happens it's in Pittsburgh not KC (although this year is a little different with the limited to no crowds).

  13. #13
    Senior Member Array title="Steeler-in-west is just really nice"> Steeler-in-west's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Gender
    Posts
    446

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by ETL View Post
    It’s all Ben. If Ben is injured and Rudolph has to play - we look like last years team. Good defense or not we would not be good without Ben
    This, we’re a .500 without Ben. Yes, we might still be pretty good with a decent replacement QB but we don’t have one of those. We would be a playing Rudolph or Dobss: two inexperienced backups.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Array title="EzraTank has a reputation beyond repute">

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Gender
    Posts
    3,149

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    You could say this about almost any team. If you took Mahomes off KC they are a 8-9 win team max.

  15. #15
    NFL's Dirtiest Player Array title="86WARD has a reputation beyond repute"> 86WARD's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Gender
    Posts
    37,096

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by EzraTank View Post
    You could say this about almost any team. If you took Mahomes off KC they are a 8-9 win team max.
    Letís see them prove it!!


  16. #16
    Senior Member Array title="Fire Goodell has a reputation beyond repute"> Fire Goodell's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Gender
    Posts
    3,972

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by EzraTank View Post
    You could say this about almost any team. If you took Mahomes off KC they are a 8-9 win team max.
    KC would be worse than that, he IS their team. They don't have a defense so they'd be screwed if Mahomes went down.

    Then again, Reid is a good coach so who knows. But i don't see them better than 8-8
    My Avatar is worse than the Madden Curse. My Previous avatars: 1- Antonio Brown, 2- Juju / Conner, 3- Tom Brady, 4- Lamar Jackson. Their careers all went south when I added them as my avatar, so I'm trying to make something good out of the bad

  17. #17
    Senior Member Array title="Six Rings is a name known to all">

    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Gender
    Posts
    863

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    I think KC woud still be a winning team without Mahomes. Their back up is better than ours, and so is their coach. It's all Ben this year. When he has the ball in his hands, I know we will come back to win.

  18. #18
    Administrator Array title="fansince'76 has a reputation beyond repute"> fansince'76's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Gender
    Posts
    23,153

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Six Rings View Post
    I think KC woud still be a winning team without Mahomes. Their back up is better than ours, and so is their coach.
    If you say so.

    Never-minding, of course, despite finally breaking through and winning a SB last year (mainly because of Mahomes), Andy Reid is still 15-14 lifetime in the playoffs and Chad Henne basically IS Mason Rudolph with a little over a decade's more experience.

  19. #19
    Senior Member Array title="polamalubeast has a reputation beyond repute">

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    24,136

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by fansince'76 View Post
    If you say so.

    Never-minding, of course, despite finally breaking through and winning a SB last year (mainly because of Mahomes), Andy Reid is still 15-14 lifetime in the playoffs and Chad Henne basically IS Mason Rudolph with a little over a decade's more experience.
    I really like Andy Reid as HC, he is great and he is a future HOF and he deserves that but if Tomlin is criticized that he is 3-6 in his last 9 playoffs games,what about the 1-7 playoffs that Andy Reid had in the playoffs from the NFC title game in 2008 until 2017?

  20. #20
    NFL's Dirtiest Player Array title="86WARD has a reputation beyond repute"> 86WARD's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Gender
    Posts
    37,096

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by polamalubeast View Post
    I really like Andy Reid as HC, he is great and he is a future HOF and he deserves that but if Tomlin is criticized that he is 3-6 in his last 9 playoffs games,what about the 1-7 playoffs that Andy Reid had in the playoffs from the NFC title game in 2008 until 2017?
    Being from Philadelphia, I laughed hard when the Eagles fired Reid and even harder when they hired Reid Light...


  21. #21
    Senior Member Array title="Fire Goodell has a reputation beyond repute"> Fire Goodell's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Gender
    Posts
    3,972

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by 86WARD View Post
    Being from Philadelphia, I laughed hard when the Eagles fired Reid and even harder when they hired Reid Light...
    Too much was being made about his failures in the playoffs, he's consistently been a good coach. Hard to win in the playoffs when you have known chokers like McNabb and Smith. I mean look at many 'great' coaches' track records like Belichick and Cowher until they got a franchise QB
    My Avatar is worse than the Madden Curse. My Previous avatars: 1- Antonio Brown, 2- Juju / Conner, 3- Tom Brady, 4- Lamar Jackson. Their careers all went south when I added them as my avatar, so I'm trying to make something good out of the bad

  22. #22
    Senior Member Array title="polamalubeast has a reputation beyond repute">

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    24,136

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    The last two seasons have been tough for the eagles under Andy Reid, including a 4-12 season in 2012 ... Sometimes it's time for a change

  23. #23
    Senior Member Array title="pczach has a reputation beyond repute"> pczach's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Gender
    Posts
    5,393

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by polamalubeast View Post
    The last two seasons have been tough for the eagles under Andy Reid, including a 4-12 season in 2012 ... Sometimes it's time for a change

    Andy Reid approves this message.

  24. #24
    Senior Member Array title="JimHarbaugh'ssoakedtissue has a reputation beyond repute"> JimHarbaugh'ssoakedtissue's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Gender
    Posts
    4,422

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Screw KC and right now we are the best team in the NFL. I would also fear the Saints right now more then KC.

  25. #25
    Well there you have it... Array title="NCSteeler has a reputation beyond repute"> NCSteeler's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Triadl NC
    Gender
    Posts
    4,580

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Six Rings View Post
    I think KC woud still be a winning team without Mahomes. Their back up is better than ours, and so is their coach. It's all Ben this year. When he has the ball in his hands, I know we will come back to win.
    Oh this is some amazing crap here. KC would be total crap without MaHomes. Yet Tomlin figured out a way to make rudolf and duck semi functional . Reid would shut the bed with Duck running his offense

    Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
    Merry Christmas

  26. #26
    Well there you have it... Array title="NCSteeler has a reputation beyond repute"> NCSteeler's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Triadl NC
    Gender
    Posts
    4,580

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by JimHarbaugh'ssoakedtissue View Post
    Screw KC and right now we are the best team in the NFL. I would also fear the Saints right now more then KC.
    The saints? They needed OT to beat the bears and the raiders? Most weeks you couldn't trust thier defense to help your grandma to cross the road

    Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
    Merry Christmas

  27. #27
    Senior Member Array title="Fire Goodell has a reputation beyond repute"> Fire Goodell's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Gender
    Posts
    3,972

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    I like the Steelers chances against anybody. I think this might be the best team I've seen them field overall since 2005
    My Avatar is worse than the Madden Curse. My Previous avatars: 1- Antonio Brown, 2- Juju / Conner, 3- Tom Brady, 4- Lamar Jackson. Their careers all went south when I added them as my avatar, so I'm trying to make something good out of the bad

  28. #28
    Senior Member Array title="polamalubeast has a reputation beyond repute">

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    24,136

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Last year with Matt Moore as QB, the chiefs had been competitive against the packers and they won the game after against the 10-6 Vikings ... So the chiefs are not a one man team.

  29. #29
    Well there you have it... Array title="NCSteeler has a reputation beyond repute"> NCSteeler's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Triadl NC
    Gender
    Posts
    4,580

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by polamalubeast View Post
    Last year with Matt Moore as QB, the chiefs had been competitive against the packers and they won the game after against the 10-6 Vikings ... So the chiefs are not a one man team.
    Last year thier defense seemed much more competent.

    Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
    Merry Christmas

  30. #30
    Senior Member Array title="polamalubeast has a reputation beyond repute">

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    24,136

    Re: What make the Steelers so good?

    Quote Originally Posted by NCSteeler View Post
    Last year thier defense seemed much more competent.

    Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk
    First 10 games of their season last year,their defense were brutal...They were much better after that.This year,yes they are weak against the run but very good against the pass.No team is perfect.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •