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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/pi....stat_type.707

    Scroll down and sort it by interceptions.

    Troy leads our team with 3 picks and he's missed, what, 5 games?



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    Default Re: Saddest Stat that Shows our Defensive Deficiencies

    The Steelers don't really have players who make interceptions for various reasons. Ike Taylor because he can't catch, William Gay because he's never in tight coverage, etc. The team was definitely better as a whole last year at intercepting the ball, but no one player really stood out aside from Troy. Tyrone Carter was second on the team last year too with 3 picks. I think it's the total number that's more a sign of bad things than the individual leader.

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    Default Re: Saddest Stat that Shows our Defensive Deficiencies

    This will give you a better idea of how bad we are at Interception.

    We currently rank tied for 23rd in the NFL with 8 total int's. Now rankings for this is tough cause there's a ton of teams with the same numbers so....

    We have 2 more interceptions than the worst ranked INT teams in the league (Detroit and Cleveland) . We have 13 less interceptions than the top ranked INT team in the league (Buffalo). that gives you a better idea of where we are closest.

    Last season, we had the 4th most INT's in the league with 20

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    To quote a good friend of mine, last year, when we needed to make plays, someone stepped up and made them. This year, defensively statwise is good, but that one or two instances that a pass could have been picked off or a crucial tackle to stop a drive just seem to elude us.

    It just shows the narrow margin between winning and losing in the NFL

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    Default Re: Saddest Stat that Shows our Defensive Deficiencies

    Quote Originally Posted by bdeff View Post
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    To quote a good friend of mine, last year, when we needed to make plays, someone stepped up and made them. This year, defensively statwise is good, but that one or two instances that a pass could have been picked off or a crucial tackle to stop a drive just seem to elude us.

    It just shows the narrow margin between winning and losing in the NFL
    Very Well Put!
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    Another really sad stat was seeing that the Ravens had 400 yards of offense Sunday. So much for having the best defense in the NFL this year. The Ravens offense isn't even very good. It's middle of the pack this year at best.

    As for the INT's. Again, whoever is the DB coach needs to be fired. I see horrible technique in every game this year. Players constantly dropping INT's.

    I remember seeing a few years ago a segment about the Pats LB's and how they would constantly have drills where they would turn around and catch the ball. Those LB's were very good at picking off passes. Vrabel was one of the LB's and he had at least a few INT's for the Pats during his career there.

    He was a castoff under Cowher. Coaching and technique makes a huge difference.

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    Its particularly maddening when you see the INT that the LB/DE for the Ravens made and then you are forced to watch Steelers DB's who have seemed to have been trained on a Dwight Stone instructional receiving video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdeff View Post
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    To quote a good friend of mine, last year, when we needed to make plays, someone stepped up and made them. This year, defensively statwise is good, but that one or two instances that a pass could have been picked off or a crucial tackle to stop a drive just seem to elude us.

    It just shows the narrow margin between winning and losing in the NFL
    So true, and such is the difference between 2 seasons. Overall I thought the D played well, it was just 2-3 plays that come to mind....where they failed....
    3rd and 22...they give up 17...and give them hope to try it on 4th...but then on 4th down to miss so many tackles...and give up the big play.

    I said prior to the game to watch out for Rice, their leading receiver, now if I knew this, how come they acted liked they didn't. They should have done everything possible to not let him out of the backfield, double him, or blitz so he would have to stay in and block.

    One thing I believe was wrong was to ask Farrior to cover him instead of the younger faster Timmons. If you notice on the big play, as Rice went into motion, Farrior followed but Timmons wanted to, instead he covered the older slower TE Heap....who Farrior should have ben tasked to cover IMO.

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