Season Slipping Away? Familiar Culprits Doom Steelers

Posted: 23rd November 2009 by Lee Heisler in NFL
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The Steelers lost again yesterday, this timeáto the now 3-7 Kansas City Chiefs, áin large part due to the familiar culprits: poor special teamsáand even worse play calling.

The Chiefs returned the opening kickoff for a TD, the 8th straight game that the Steelers have allowed a return (fumble, INT, or kick) for a touchdown. Bruce Arians also seemed like he was out to doom the running gameùwell actually the whole team in general. At one point the Steelers had to move RG Trai Essex to LT,áinsert rookie Ramon Foster at LG, and fellow rookie Doug Legursky at RG.á Basically, three backup offensive linemanáwere ináthe game, so what doesá Bruce Arians do?á Heácalled three straight deep pass plays with seven step drops against a heavy blitz. As if that wasn't bad enough, Arians' ...

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