COACHING TAPE – WEEK 13 (12/3/08)

STEELERS OFFENSE VS. PATRIOTS DEFENSE

Steelers ran 68 offensive plays, and controlled the ball for more than 35 minutes
Steelers 8-16 on third down conversions – They were in the red zone 6 times, scored 3 TD
Steelers balanced with their play breakdown: 35 called passes / 33 called runs
Wright started again at DE for the inactive Warren, Woods at OLB for Thomas
Patriots 3-3-5 package features Lewis Sanders as the 5th DB, and Guyton was the third LB with Mayo and Vrabel – Patriots also featured a 2-3-6 package that had Webster as the 6th DB
Parker looked better than in recent weeks, but still did not have the downhill burst that made him special
Vrabel interception a terrific play, A function of great recognition just as much as athletic ability
Steelers went some no huddle on their third offensive series
Steelers continued to feature [...]

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