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 Post subject: Re: Some Credit to the Coaches at the midway point?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Fichtner appears to understand two important things. 1) Converting in the redzone is paramount. 2) on 3rd down you just need enough yards to convert. Nothing makes me happier than a high percentage 4 yard play on 3rd and 3.

Bravo Randy!

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 Post subject: Re: Some Credit to the Coaches at the midway point?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:14 pm 
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I'll post this link here. Article from depot on the defense.

https://steelersdepot.com/2018/11/steelers-defense-rounding-into-form-and-just-in-time/


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 Post subject: Re: Some Credit to the Coaches at the midway point?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:17 pm 
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stillthere wrote:
Poltargyst wrote:
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All those Lamar Jackson trickeration should’ve worked at least once when Flacco didn’t even look at a wide open Jackson instead throwing into triple coverage. If you believe peter king, he may have even deliberately ignored him.

Whoa, what's the story there?


https://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/late-for-work-8-14-peter-king-joe-flacco-wants-to-keep-lamar-jackson-on-the-benc

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Peter King: Joe Flacco Wants to Keep Lamar Jackson on the Bench

Ever since the Ravens drafted Lamar Jackson, there’s been a narrative that many in the media have theorized will play out: Joe Flacco will be the starter this season, but Jackson will start as soon as next year. Essentially, that Flacco is the quarterback of the present, and Jackson is the quarterback of the future.

NBC Sports' Peter King doesn’t think that’s how Flacco sees it happening.

During an interview on NFL Network’s “The Rich Eisen Show,” King dives into what he believes is Flacco’s current mindset. In King’s opinion, Flacco doesn’t have plans to leave Baltimore anytime soon.

“He’s supremely motivated to say, ‘You draft a quarterback No. 1? I’m going to make him sit for the next five years,’” King said.

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“It's possible to isolate players from their surroundings and their opponents, and it only takes two eyeballs to see Flacco looks better,” Rosenthal wrote.

Flacco making way for Jackson to start next year has been viewed as a great scenario for the Ravens – Flacco gives Baltimore the best chance to win this season, and Jackson looks like he could use a season on the sidelines before becoming a starter.

Financially, however, the best scenario for Baltimore is Flacco playing at a high level and staying until his contract is up. According to Spotrac, Flacco is set to count $26.5 million against the salary cap next season (a slight increase from $25.75 million this season). Not bringing the then 34-year-old back for the 2019 season would save $10.5 million, but cutting ties with Flacco would also create a $16 million salary cap hit.

That would be a tremendous amount of money for one season, and a sizable sum if it was spaced out over two years, on a player that wouldn’t be playing for Baltimore. If Flacco’s encouraging play continues through this season, why move on from him and take a massive hit against your salary cap?

Interesting, thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Credit to the Coaches at the midway point?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:41 pm 
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Coaches making adjustments.. (same link I posted above)

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First, Butler completely erased any evidence of cornerback Artie Burns’ existence from the defense as the cornerback has fallen from number two on the depth chart to no defensive snaps over the last two weeks. The third-year cornerback has struggled mightily on the field and has been replaced with veteran Coty Sensabaugh. While Sensabaugh is not setting the league on fire, he has been a more reliable and consistent option than Burns.

Next, the defense has found significant playing time for sub package defenders such as safety Morgan Burnett and linebacker L.J. Fort. Fort has played over 30% of the team’s defensive snaps over his last three games and Burnett has just returned to his role as the team’s ‘dimebacker’. Along with Mike Hilton in the slot, the Steelers have a lot of weapons they could use to counter opposing offenses, a big reason for their four-game win streak.

Lastly, a large portion of the defense’s and secondary’s improvement can be allotted to the defensive line. Over the four-game win streak, Javon Hargrave, Cameron Heyward and Stephon Tuitt have combined for 5.5 sacks and 11 quarterback hits. This has given more opportunities for linebackers T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree, who have totaled 4.5 sacks and nine quarterback hits over the last four games


Panthers offense last 2 games has scored 42, 36.

I'm looking forward to seeing how our revamped defense does tonight. Good test for them.

https://steelersdepot.com/2018/11/steelers-defense-rounding-into-form-and-just-in-time/


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 Post subject: Re: Some Credit to the Coaches at the midway point?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:16 pm 
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Fichtner appears to understand two important things. 1) Converting in the redzone is paramount. 2) on 3rd down you just need enough yards to convert. Nothing makes me happier than a high percentage 4 yard play on 3rd and 3.

Bravo Randy!

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 Post subject: Re: Some Credit to the Coaches at the midway point?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:13 pm 
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i give them credit

especially fichtner -- as stated above the play-calling mix especially in the RZ is much better

my only current pause is the D being exposed against better teams in combo with our desire to play TOP football.
when things are going well within our preferred scheme its solid -- what do we do when the desired flow doesnt materialize? or we meet a team that understands its likely best to aggressively attack our D non-stop from the jump. Our division foes are very similar to the steelers in their desired game speed IMO


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