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    Gerry Dulac grades the Steelers' effort Sunday in their victory against Tampa Bay:
    STEELERS 38, BUCCANEERS 13
    Monday, September 27, 2010
    QUARTERBACK A+ In between having his first and last pass intercepted, Charlie Batch was outstanding, especially in the first half -- throwing three TDs and scrambling 24 yards on third down to set up another. Batch finished with 186 yards and a 106.5 passer rating, giving the offense the kind of production it had been lacking. For a quarterback who hadn't started since the 2007 season finale, it was impressive.

    RUNNING BACKS A The Steelers just wore down the Buccaneers, especially in the second half when they rushed for 134 yards of their season-high 201 yards. Rashard Mendenhall finished with a season-high 143 yards on 19 carries, but 103 came after halftime. He had six runs of 10 yards or longer, including a long of 34 yards, and also scored on a 3-yard run in which he ran through S Sean Jones.

    WIDE RECEIVERS A Mike Wallace had two long TD catches in the first half, making a nice adjustment to catch a deflected pass in the end zone on the second one. Those plays forced the Buccaneers to drop one of their safeties from the line of scrimmage, creating more running room for Mendenhall. Hines Ward had only three catches, but one was a 9-yard touchdown, giving him 80 TD receptions for his career.

    OFFENSIVE LINE A That the line has performed at such a high level with all the injuries and substitutions has been beyond commendable. Batch had good protection all game, never getting sacked and having enough time to wait for his receivers to flash open. And the running game gained big chunks of yards, thanks to some nice gaps in the interior. That's why the Steelers had seven runs of 10 yards or longer.

    DEFENSIVE LINE B The Buccaneers had modest success on the ground, gaining 75 yards on 21 carries, the most by an opponent this season. But DE Brett Keisel made the biggest play of all, picking off a deflected pass and weaving 79 yards for a TD. The line did a good job collapsing the pocket on QB Josh Freeman, even though he escaped several times for long early runs. DE Nick Eason had one of three sacks.

    LINEBACKERS B+ Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau gave Freeman a lot of different looks with his OLBs, often dropping LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison into coverage. Woodley had a couple of good chances at interceptions and was throwing the lead blocks on Keisel's scoring return. ILB Lawrence Timmons led the team with five solo tackles and had a sack. James Farrior forced a fumble and had a sack.

    DEFENSIVE BACKS B The Buccaneers finished with 251 yards passing, but 144 came after the Steelers built a 31-6 lead. Nickel back William Gay made several big plays in coverage, especially on third down at the Steelers' 10 that forced the Buccanners to settle for a field goal, and also had a big third-down sack to open the second half. Ike Taylor dropped another would-be interception on a deep pass.

    SPECIAL TEAMS B Thanks to their offense, the Steelers didn't need Jeff Reed or Antonio Brown in this game. But, they did get a solid job from their kick-coverage unit, allowing the Buccaneers an average of 19 yards on six returns. Dan Sepulveda had to punt once -- a career-long 62 yards to the Tampa Bay 9. The only gaffe was thinking the Buccaneers would fall for a fake reverse to Brown on the opening kickoff.

    COACHING A+ This was a big homecoming for Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, even though he would never admit it, and you can just not say enough about the preparation of the players. They committed just two penalties -- only one from defensive scrimmage -- and weren't even bothered by the heat. Big kudos to offensive line coach Sean Kugler, who is rotating seven players because of injuries.



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    COACHING A+ This was a big homecoming for Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, even though he would never admit it, and you can just not say enough about the preparation of the players. They committed just two penalties -- only one from defensive scrimmage -- and weren't even bothered by the heat. Big kudos to offensive line coach Sean Kugler, who is rotating seven players because of injuries.
    Here is a guy that has been an unsung hero,IMO.He has done a remarkable job with the OL considering injuries and such.

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    Here is a guy that has been an unsung hero,IMO.He has done a remarkable job with the OL considering injuries and such.
    The only upgrade to the OL, realistically, has been the addition of Pouncey, yet I think we're starting to see a little life creeping back into said line (mind you, it not collapsing in the middle every play is a colossal start!).

    At Latrobe, Kugler seemed to be very hands-on instructive as to what he wanted from the linemen, even toward the end of camp. Heck, if he could get basic functionality out of a Bills OL that wasn't the same for two consecutive weeks...
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    WIDE RECEIVERS A Mike Wallace had two long TD catches in the first half, making a nice adjustment to catch a deflected pass in the end zone on the second one. [HIGH-LIGHT]Those plays forced the Buccaneers to drop one of their safeties from the line of scrimmage, creating more running room for Mendenhall.[/HIGH-LIGHT] Hines Ward had only three catches, but one was a 9-yard touchdown, giving him 80 TD receptions for his career.
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    Here is a guy that has been an unsung hero,IMO.He has done a remarkable job with the OL considering injuries and such.
    what are you talkin about the steelers dont have any good coaches

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    After yesterdays game the only bad thing I can say about Arians is, " he needs a hair cut. " I thought he mixed the play calling up very well. It's obvious they had more faith in Charlie because Charlie seemed to have more or different plays at his disposal. Charlie suprised me when he tucked the ball away and ran for 24 yards. He surprised the Bucs too because they wern't defending his run abilitiy at all.

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    QUARTERBACK A+
    I would give ol' Chuck an "A-"... the two picks were "turrible..." ...Not to mention, the second TD pass to Wallace should've been a third pick (great concentration by #17)... But I guess he gets the benefit of the doubt given his lack of preseason reps n'at...

    "A+" is a bit generous IMHO...but he still deserves an "A" either way!!! Great game for the geezer!!!
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