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Old 11-03-2013   #1
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Tonight was a perfect example of it and how it loses games. We didn't play with the same aggressiveness on offense or defense in the 2nd half. On offense, we stopped with the playaction and downfield passing game and were content to just run clock. On defense, we stopped blitzing and played soft zone and got ripped up. We played not to lose and that's how you lose games. You play to win the games not to not lose them.

I feel bad for Kubiak, I really hope he's okay. He seems like a great man and hopefully he will be just fine. That said, things would not have been different with him there in the 2nd half. We've seen this team blow leads like this before with him at the helm. This team plays scared with the lead. They won't step on the throat. They are content to just sit on it. They have no killer instinct.

If you watched the Steelers/Pats game earlier today you saw what a real team does. The Pats had the Steelers on the ropes late and stepped on their throats and routed them out of the building. That team was trying to score touchdowns on every drive with a lead late in the game. That kind of aggressiveness and intensity is something this team has never had and is sorely lacking. It's been a dark mark on this franchise for years. We always manage to blow games like this because of the attitude we play with when we have a lead.
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