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From: http://www.footballnewsshare.com/12525-pittsburgh-steelers-football-should-be-a-fluid-concept/

 

Pittsburgh Steelers' Football Should Be a Fluid Concept

One common complaint on message boards and blog sites throughout 2008 was that the Steelers had gotten away from "Steelers football," at least on the offensive side of the ball. 

By "Steelers football," the writer is typically referring to an offense built around a power "between the tackles" running game ...

This idea of "Steelers football" is all about lining up across from the defense and smashing them right in the mouth again and again and again.

But, this style of offense only works when you have the right kind of personnel to execute it. There have been plenty of times in their history when the Steelers had the perfect personnel to play this style of ball ...

What I'd like to see in 2009 is a less predictable offense that maximizes the strengths of the players while minimizing their weaknesses. If this means largely scrapping the power running game until a future date when the personnel line up better with that style of offense, it wouldn't be the first time ...

I'd love to see Ben Roethlisberger given the opportunity to run a no-huddle offense more often, not just when the game is on the line. Flexibility should be the key attribute of an offense that seeks to attack a defense's weaknesses while playing to its strengths.

If this means we have to reevaluate what it means to play "Steelers football" on the offensive side of the ball, that is a small price to pay for overall team success. 

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