I don’t care about the Patriots, The Packers, or the Saints. I do care about how we measure up to these new age franchises because the chances are greatwe will have the play them to build our Lombardi collection over the next few years… Throw in the Niners too.
Last night it took me all of about four plays from scrimmage in the Teebone Pats game to really validate my suspicions. I saw a talent TE in A. Hernadez line up in the backfield and make better runs from the RB spot than we did all year. Not because he is a better RB than our stable but because the Pats saw they could exploit a run defense and they watched film. Their players are students of the game, our beloved Steelers are not students of the game… Hold that thought be right back on this point.
I saw a sub par outside linebacker create so much havoc on the Bronco offense. It is not like this LB is better than the defensive player of the year and NFL poster boy of hatred, it is not like he is better than a hamstring hobbled monster in #56. Nope, it is because this OLB is well-coached and reamined disciplind, again hold this thought.
I saw a team stuff the ball down the throats of a Bronco defense and thus bringing Teebone to his knees with six minute remaining in the first quarter. I know a team from the burgh who did the same knocking about a week ago but was not polished enough to deliver the goods. I saw a QB who is a student of the game, who is well-studied and is pretty good absolutely perform surgery… why? Because he is a student of the game and is well-coached. watvhed the NFL films documentary on Belichik and check out how him and Tommy boy view film.
Nation, we have better talent than most of the teams mentioned (I love what the Pats have done with their TE’s) last nights game and the four plays I saw summed up to me we have a second tier coaching staff. We make the same mistakes, we have the same scripts and oh yeah, who the hell ever heard of the Pats OC. This speaks to the blog about not really needing great experience to do the OC job.
We talk about the new Steeler way and wanting to throw the ball to Ohio on every play but we don’t bolster our offensive line. We talk about Ben being Ben but we never roll him out. We talk about getting our speed guys into space and go the route of the bubble screen but never screen using some of our RB’s. We constantly talk about intensity but we seem to always come out flat in the first half of most games so we can do the cardiac kid routine in the second half. Our leader in every press conferences uses the phrase "We acknowledge" ok Mike, Acknowledge your staff needs imrovement. Pat 45-Broncos 10 because their squad is better coached, better schemed and are student of the game. This is especially important these days as our grit brand of football has been banished by the NFL shield. Come on Mike, look at it Bro