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DENVER D-LINE -- STEELERS O-LINE (1 Viewer)

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i think we saw this matchup last year vs. brownsGerrard Warren, Courtney Brown, Mike Myers, Ebenezer Ekuban.thoughts on how prepared the steelers are prepared for the battle in the trenches, since they saw them last year?

 
i think we saw this matchup last year vs. browns

Gerrard Warren, Courtney Brown, Mike Myers, Ebenezer Ekuban.

thoughts on how prepared the steelers are prepared for the battle in the trenches, since they saw them last year?
Same players, different system.
 
The front 4 might be similar (Trevor Pryce is a huge difference, though), but the front SEVEN couldn't be more different. Player for player, Denver's LBs can make a case that they're the best corps in the NFL.

 
i think we saw this matchup last year vs. browns

Gerrard Warren, Courtney Brown, Mike Myers, Ebenezer Ekuban.

thoughts on how prepared the steelers are prepared for the battle in the trenches, since they saw them last year?
Same players, different system.
It helps that the guys actually get rotated about every other play now in Den as well. Either way, I'm not worried about the Den DL from a Steelers perspective. It's the LBs a with their speed and tackling ability that worries me.
 
i think we saw this matchup last year vs. browns

Gerrard Warren, Courtney Brown, Mike Myers, Ebenezer Ekuban.

thoughts on how prepared the steelers are prepared for the battle in the trenches, since they saw them last year?
Same players, different system.
It helps that the guys actually get rotated about every other play now in Den as well. Either way, I'm not worried about the Den DL from a Steelers perspective. It's the LBs a with their speed and tackling ability that worries me.
Don't worry, Steelers got it covered!If we can knock off, Cincy, then the #1 Indy, we'll get the Bronchoes too. It will be close, probably even a nail biter, but the Black & Gold will prevail.

HAVE FAITH, MY STEELERS' BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

COWHER WILL DELIVER US THE ONE FOR THE THUMB!

CAN I GET AN AMEN?

 
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The front 4 might be similar (Trevor Pryce is a huge difference, though), but the front SEVEN couldn't be more different. Player for player, Denver's LBs can make a case that they're the best corps in the NFL.
:goodposting:
 
i think we saw this matchup last year vs. browns

Gerrard Warren, Courtney Brown, Mike Myers, Ebenezer Ekuban.

thoughts on how prepared the steelers are prepared for the battle in the trenches, since they saw them last year?
Same players, different system.
It helps that the guys actually get rotated about every other play now in Den as well. Either way, I'm not worried about the Den DL from a Steelers perspective. It's the LBs a with their speed and tackling ability that worries me.
Don't worry, Steelers got it covered!If we can knock off, Cincy, then the #1 Indy, we'll get the Bronchoes too. It will be close, probably even a nail biter, but the Black & Gold will prevail.

HAVE FAITH, MY STEELERS' BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

COWHER WILL DELIVER US THE ONE FOR THE THUMB!

CAN I GET AN AMEN?
Steelers fans are making me really want to root for the hated Broncos.
 
i think we saw this matchup last year vs. browns

Gerrard Warren, Courtney Brown, Mike Myers, Ebenezer Ekuban.

thoughts on how prepared the steelers are prepared for the battle in the trenches, since they saw them last year?
Same players, different system.
It helps that the guys actually get rotated about every other play now in Den as well. Either way, I'm not worried about the Den DL from a Steelers perspective. It's the LBs a with their speed and tackling ability that worries me.
Don't worry, Steelers got it covered!If we can knock off, Cincy, then the #1 Indy, we'll get the Bronchoes too. It will be close, probably even a nail biter, but the Black & Gold will prevail.

HAVE FAITH, MY STEELERS' BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

COWHER WILL DELIVER US THE ONE FOR THE THUMB!

CAN I GET AN AMEN?
Steelers fans are making me really want to root for the hated Broncos.
Not all of us I hope...
 
The front 4 might be similar (Trevor Pryce is a huge difference, though), but the front SEVEN couldn't be more different. Player for player, Denver's LBs can make a case that they're the best corps in the NFL.
:goodposting:
Agreed. Plus any advantage the Steelers o-line would have in their familarity with Denver's d-line would be offset by Denver knowing the Steelers.
 
Either way, I'm not worried about the Den DL from a Steelers perspective. 
I hope Cowher is foolish enough to feel the same way. :thumbup:
I don't think it's foolish at all.The Broncos can be run on, and all it takes is for the game to be close and for a team to committ to it. They weren't tested often, but they still gave up 4 yards per carry on the year. That's in the middle of the pack, and they're going to face a team this Sunday that won't give up on the running game like other teams have.

If the OL can handle the Broncos d-line (and I'm very confident they can) and Parker/Bettis can consistently get into the linebackers and secondary, the Broncos defense is in for a long day and they'll see a lot of Bettis in the 2nd half.

 
Either way, I'm not worried about the Den DL from a Steelers perspective.
I hope Cowher is foolish enough to feel the same way. :thumbup:
I don't think it's foolish at all.The Broncos can be run on, and all it takes is for the game to be close and for a team to committ to it. They weren't tested often, but they still gave up 4 yards per carry on the year. That's in the middle of the pack, and they're going to face a team this Sunday that won't give up on the running game like other teams have.

If the OL can handle the Broncos d-line (and I'm very confident they can) and Parker/Bettis can consistently get into the linebackers and secondary, the Broncos defense is in for a long day and they'll see a lot of Bettis in the 2nd half.
They also faced LT twice (52 and 92 yards), Priest/LJ twice (74 and 140) and Jordan (48, didn't play in the 2nd matchup).
 
Either way, I'm not worried about the Den DL from a Steelers perspective. 
I hope Cowher is foolish enough to feel the same way. :thumbup:
I don't think it's foolish at all.The Broncos can be run on, and all it takes is for the game to be close and for a team to committ to it. They weren't tested often, but they still gave up 4 yards per carry on the year. That's in the middle of the pack, and they're going to face a team this Sunday that won't give up on the running game like other teams have.

If the OL can handle the Broncos d-line (and I'm very confident they can) and Parker/Bettis can consistently get into the linebackers and secondary, the Broncos defense is in for a long day and they'll see a lot of Bettis in the 2nd half.
They also faced LT twice (52 and 92 yards), Priest/LJ twice (74 and 140) and Jordan (48, didn't play in the 2nd matchup).
They did a nice job against LT in the first matchup, but allowed the 92 yards on only 19 carries in the 2nd one.Priest ran 14 times for 61 of those yards in the first matchup while LJ struggled as the backup. LJ ripped them for almost 5 yards per carry the 2nd time when he got 30 carries.

Jordan only carried it 14 times for those 48 yards in a game where Oakland passed it 50 times.

Portis ran for over 100 yards at 5 per carry, and Barber went 19-86. Even McGahee averaged 4 YPC (9-36).

Most of those numbers are meaningless. It takes a committment to the running game, and the Steelers will do that. A defense that gives up 4 yards per carry on the season can be run on.

 
Either way, I'm not worried about the Den DL from a Steelers perspective.
I hope Cowher is foolish enough to feel the same way. :thumbup:
I don't think it's foolish at all.The Broncos can be run on, and all it takes is for the game to be close and for a team to committ to it. They weren't tested often, but they still gave up 4 yards per carry on the year. That's in the middle of the pack, and they're going to face a team this Sunday that won't give up on the running game like other teams have.

If the OL can handle the Broncos d-line (and I'm very confident they can) and Parker/Bettis can consistently get into the linebackers and secondary, the Broncos defense is in for a long day and they'll see a lot of Bettis in the 2nd half.
You have outlined my primary concern for this game.
 

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