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    The Steelers may have played their worst game of the season last night!

    3 turnovers, stupid penalties, poor coaching, etc.

    In the last three Super Bowls the Steelers have played one of the worst games of each respective season, the difference is that in SB XL and SB XLIII we played scrub teams and still won.

    What the **** was LeBeau doing again last night playing Harrison in coverage? One of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL, who happens to be 5'10" on his best day,..............and you have him in pass coverage?

    Why do we play horrible games in the biggest game of all?

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    The Steelers may have played their worst game of the season last night!

    3 turnovers, stupid penalties, poor coaching, etc.

    In the last three Super Bowls the Steelers have played one of the worst games of each respective season, the difference is that in SB XL and SB XLIII we played scrub teams and still won.

    What the **** was LeBeau doing again last night playing Harrison in coverage? One of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL, who happens to be 5'10" on his best day,..............and you have him in pass coverage?

    Why do we play horrible games in the biggest game of all?
    Harrison and linebackers ALWAYS play in coverage no matter what defense and scheme you use. Coaching didn't lose this game. Poor individual effort did. Ben's Pick 6, his Interception, Mendenhall's fumble, BMac and Gay's inability to do their job which is cover a wide receiver, Troy Polamalu being invisible and when he was visible, biting on routes and making negative impacts.

    Eliminate a few mistakes and we win and that's the difference in games like this. The team that makes the fewest mistakes wins. That was what separated us from holding up that 7th Lombardi. Each coach probably wanted play calls and series back on both sides of the ball. Neither team was perfect out there from a coaching stand point, but I saw little outcoaching. Both teams moved the ball on the other. We turned it over 3 times and gave the 6 or short fields and they didn't.

    the funny thing is that what was regarded as our "weakest" link on the team - Offensive Line probably played the best and most consistent out of anyone or pat of the team. 1 sack and a 5.5 YPC.

    If there is a coach that should come into question it's NKy's boy, Ray Horton Gay and BMac might not be great but these guys simply cannot ****ing cover Wide Recievers. You watch the plays, they're there but they are a step or 2 off on every play, but they are there for every play. The scheme defensively puts them into a position to succeed but as players they fail miserably. Are they that bad as players or are they better but Ray Horton isn't getting it out of them? You couldn't double cover Jordy Nelson, not in 4 and 5 Wide Reciever sets. You don't have enough personnel without going to a 3 down lineman set which would give Rodgers all day. You have to be able to cover players. It's not like we were asking these guys to cover Jerry Rice. I mean, they've covered better Wide Receivers in Anquan Boldin and Terrell Owens but they can't cover Jordy Nelson?
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    Harrison and linebackers ALWAYS play in coverage no matter what defense and scheme you use. Coaching didn't lose this game. Poor individual effort did. Ben's Pick 6, his Interception, Mendenhall's fumble, BMac and Gay's inability to do their job which is cover a wide receiver, Troy Polamalu being invisible and when he was visible, biting on routes and making negative impacts.

    Eliminate a few mistakes and we win and that's the difference in games like this. The team that makes the fewest mistakes wins. That was what separated us from holding up that 7th Lombardi. Each coach probably wanted play calls and series back on both sides of the ball. Neither team was perfect out there from a coaching stand point, but I saw little outcoaching. Both teams moved the ball on the other. We turned it over 3 times and gave the 6 or short fields and they didn't.

    the funny thing is that what was regarded as our "weakest" link on the team - Offensive Line probably played the best and most consistent out of anyone or pat of the team. 1 sack and a 5.5 YPC.

    If there is a coach that should come into question it's NKy's boy, [HIGH-LIGHT]Ray Horton[/HIGH-LIGHT] Gay and BMac might not be great but these guys simply cannot ****ing cover Wide Recievers. You watch the plays, they're there but they are a step or 2 off on every play, but they are there for every play. The scheme defensively puts them into a position to succeed but as players they fail miserably. Are they that bad as players or are they better but Ray Horton isn't getting it out of them? You couldn't double cover Jordy Nelson, not in 4 and 5 Wide Reciever sets. You don't have enough personnel without going to a 3 down lineman set which would give Rodgers all day. You have to be able to cover players. It's not like we were asking these guys to cover Jerry Rice. I mean, they've covered better Wide Receivers in Anquan Boldin and Terrell Owens but they can't cover Jordy Nelson?
    On the TD where it looked like Troy bit, the secondary was "completely" out of position when the ball was snapped! They were running around discussing coverage and Troy had to come from the other side of the field to to cover an end zone fade route............utterly stupid!

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    Couldnt agree more with everything Kipper said. Im not going to blame coaching here. I dont like the play call on the pick 6. But Ben needs to be smart enough not to throw that ball. So I am not going to blame Arians. Its like Kipper said a few plays in the game are what decide games like this. Green Bay made those plays, we didnt.

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    Ben's Pick 6, [HIGH-LIGHT]his Interception[/HIGH-LIGHT], Mendenhall's fumble, BMac and Gay's inability to do their job which is cover a wide receiver, Troy Polamalu being invisible and when he was visible, biting on routes and making negative impacts.
    Not even completely sold that this second pick was totally Ben's fault ... Wallace cannot let the DB step in front like that. I realize he was hounded by another, but knock the ball away or interfere - can't let a pass going across the middle be intercepted by a DB who is coming across in front of you... Having said that, Ben still tried to force the throw into coverage. Bad play all around.

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    .In the last three Super Bowls the Steelers have played one of the worst games of each respective season, the difference is that in SB XL and SB XLIII we played scrub teams and still won.
    Well, I wouldn't say Seattle was a scrub team since they were a top seed in the NFC that year. We did play bad in that Super Bowl and basically won it on 3 plays. But, we won it and that's what matters. Arizona was a hot team going into the Super Bowl just like Green Bay was this year. Green Bay just has a better defense which made it harder to pull off that late comeback like we did against the Cards last time. The turnovers in this one were the main difference. Like Joe **** mentioned during the game, it looked like we were the inexperienced team early on with the mistakes we were making. It's like we came out nervous when you thought it should be the other way around.

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    Ben's Pick 6, his Interception, Mendenhall's fumble, BMac and Gay's inability to do their job which is cover a wide receiver, Troy Polamalu being invisible and when he was visible, biting on routes and making negative impacts.
    Ben's arm was hit on the pick 6. Blame the idiot Keomatu for that. His 2nd pick was a helluva defensive play. Ben threw it low and the DB (forgot who snagged it) got in front of Wallace and made a great play. We have to remember these guys get paid a lot to be good! Mendy's fumble deserves some boos. Fox should be cut. Was it just me or did anyone notice after Ben slipped on the turf passing that his next several passes where all high? Wonder if he started thinking too much about the ****ty dallas turf?

    Tomlin should have give up his first born for attempting the 52 yarder. Even my wife was wondering why he didn't punt. Granted the Steelers stopped them on the next series but the game is all about field position and Dufas Tomlin gave them the ball on the 42. I wonder what Skippy was thinking yesterday?

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    Ben's arm was hit on the pick 6. Blame the idiot Keomatu for that. His 2nd pick was a helluva defensive play.
    Hit from behind? No. Ben saw the guy coming and still attempted the pass. Kemo may be a waste of a roster spot but Ben also made a bad decision.

    BTW - was Ben playing on the same surface as Rodgers? I don't remember Ben's passes looking good before he slipped on the "****ty Dallas turf".

    Enough excusing Ben. He just didn't have a very good game and either did the rest of the team...and us fans.
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    Pretty sure Kemo was responsible for a TD there too. You can't get them all right. Probably half the roster did something dumb to contribute to the loss. I am probably mad at Fox for the 15 yard penalty on the last return. Could have made the final drive a little more manageable. Oh well. They played better than I would have.

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