Game Day Thread Steelers @ Titans GDT

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. 2ToneBlueBlood

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    Saffold might be what concerns me the most. Got owned last week by a rookie on the Patriots and looked like hot garbage tonight. This is our prized free agent? Looks like the Rams knew exactly when to let him go.
     
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  2. RTH

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    Just ridiculous to blitz more than single digits in the preseason.

    No wonder they pulled some starters early... Pittsburgh was headhunting.
     
  3. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    I'm glad Pittsburgh did it because it just underscores you need to actually do shiot in the pre-season games to be ready to roll on day one. Both on offense and on defense. We were completely unprepared inspite of Vrabel admitting he knew they are like this.

    But two things, aside from the need for reps. First, I hope this utter domination by Pittsburgh on the blitz doesn't influence Vrabel to add more protection on week one and shut the offense down even more. We have got to play wide open this year.

    And second, I don't like the idea the Vrabel shriveled from the fight last night to protect his QB. The we need to protect our players and be safe mode is a loser mentality. The team needed to get reps and didn't get them, and they need to be aggressive and take the fight from kickoff. All too often we are fighting uphill with this team to get back into games. Take a frontrunner approach please.
     
  4. RTH

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    No. You don't need to do stuff like that constantly in the preseason. Do it a few times a game... otherwise your intent is to do damage.
     
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  6. Msut10

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    The risk/reward isn't there in a rainy preseason game. We clearly didn't want to even suit up last night which sucks as a fan but it is what it is. What if we had someone blow up their knee last night trying to play tough guy in a PS game?
     
  7. VondyP

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    lol he's gone radio silent
     
  8. PhiSlammaJamma

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    The what if "the team is totally unprepared for week 1 and will lose" is far greater than the "what if someone gets hurt" if you ask me. Winning is more important and the team has shown all preseason it's not prepared to kick off week 1. And they've shown that historically when they play like this, they lose out of the gate. So there is precedent. Pittsburgh was who we were fighting with for the last playoffs spot and they looked so much more prepared than we did. One game is a big deal. The only good thing is that Cleveland is probably overrated.
     
  9. wrench248

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    I don't see this team playing "wide open" on offense, especially with Lewan out the first four games. I thought the coaching staff has been pretty clear the offense runs through Henry
     
  10. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Think Henry is better in space. So added protection is just going to bog things down. He's so big and fast he can beat one or two guys for big runs if we open it up. He's a good guy to have fall forward for 3 extra yards too, but I prefer that guy busting the big runs and Henry had two or three of those, with one or two getting called back on penalties last year. So he can certainly move it downfield in chunks. Henry has been underused in his career so I want 20-25 carries, but I also want Mariota pushing that ball downfield with options.
     
    #160 PhiSlammaJamma, Aug 26, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2019
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