In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ed Bouchette talks about the Steelers “Hog” offense but I am not sure I buy it working or creating a big enough gap for Fast Willie to take off….
Here’s what Ed says:
“It’s a version of the old single wing, where the snap goes directly to a running back instead of the designated quarterback, who may or may not be on the field. The Steelers used it several times in the preseason. They split quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wide and snapped the ball directly to Willie Parker. Twice, they split quarterback Byron Leftwich wide and snapped it directly to Rashard Mendenhall.”
I’m more for plays to TE Heath Miller…I mean, it works in Madden…EVERY time…
What Big Ben has done in the last two games works for me…move the ball.Â I am still not seeing Willie Parket getting it done.Â That’s why I wonder if he’s still hurt.Â He’s just not moving the ball and getting yardage like Moore has been able to do.
Bouchette also adds:
“The Steelers have the perfect weapon for their goal-line problems, and he’s on their sideline, ready to go.
Shortly after the Steelers drafted quarterback Dennis Dixon, they talked about possibly using him in certain situations this season.
In order to do that, they would designate him as the No. 2 quarterback, which means he can move in and out of games with no repercussions. The designated No. 3 quarterback can only freely substitute in the fourth quarter. If the No. 3 quarterback enters a game before the fourth quarter, no other quarterback can play.
The idea was to make Dixon No. 2 and Charlie Batch — now, Byron Leftwich — No. 3. That way, Dixon could play at any point, and the Steelers still could use Leftwich if Ben Roethlisberger were injured in the game.
Forget the Wildcat, stick Dixon at quarterback with the ball on the one or two and watch a defense try to defend that. He could fake a handoff to Willie Parker up the middle and bootleg around end with the option to run or throw to Heath Miller. At midfield, it might be more effective, the way he ran it for a 47-yard touchdown against Buffalo in the preseason.”
That I can live with….
I hope they are watching tapes and getting really, really focused on this little mini-bye week.
And yeah, what am I going to do with my Sunday?Â I’m bored already.