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King_Killah
02-19-2008, 03:44 PM
Steelers Team Report
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Inside Slant


Ben Roethlisberger (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6770/;_ylt=AiZ0lHCA5Pp80ePIKBB6LlrsrZJ4) has been busy lately and it has nothing to do with negotiations for a contract extension or playing in his first Pro Bowl. He's been busy denying, denying, denying that he was even serious when he said one of his offseason wishes was for the Pittsburgh Steelers to acquire a tall wide receiver.

His top three receivers are Hines Ward (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4323/;_ylt=Aj52f5v207dybD89Jy09MFHsrZJ4), listed as 6-0, 5-11 Santonio Holmes (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7774/;_ylt=AqMwwQA_TYgCSzcIdge8UcLsrZJ4) and 6-1 Nate Washington (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7492/;_ylt=ApWvnVQ1TJuFGCJDWdt2cyjsrZJ4).

"I'm always going to ask for a tall receiver," Roethlisberger said last month. "That's just me. Our receivers are unbelievable, but our tallest guy might be Hines? Or Santonio? Hines is going to say he's 6 foot but he's 5-11, now."

Roethlisberger never disputed saying those words until Ward responded angrily a week later.

"We won a Super Bowl, we didn't have a tall receiver then," Ward said sharply. "I don't see Tom Brady (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5228/;_ylt=AjqyOcb65UBNe8ykqDVMfnXsrZJ4) caring about who's tall or not. He got Randy (Moss) this year, but he did it before without him."

Big Ben became Backtrack Ben after Ward's reaction. He called Ward and said he told him it was blown out of proportion and he was not quoted correctly. It started a huge debate in Pittsburgh over who was right and/or wrong - Ben for saying it, or Ward for the way he reacted.

"If Ben wants a tall receiver to make him feel comfortable or whatever, maybe the organization will get him one," Ward said.

"To me, I like the four guys we have. This is Ben's first year with (coordinator) Bruce Arians and he had a tremendous year, a Pro Bowl year. I think he's coming into his own. We have weapons, let's jell together a couple more years and let's see what happens. If they go and get a tall receiver in the first round, someone's got to lose a job. Now we had all these weapons around us, now what are we going to do?"

The bottom line: The Steelers believe they need to draft a quality wide receiver in April and would consider it on the first round. A tall one would be preferable.
Notes, Quotes


• The Steelers have six draft choices, one in each of the first six rounds. They traded their seventh-rounder last year to Atlanta for return man Allen Rossum (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4492/;_ylt=AqXK_XbggZnv2h1DnSRub6PsrZJ4). They do not expect to pick up any compensatory picks because they did not lose anyone in free agency last season and signed starting center Sean Mahan (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6504/;_ylt=Atza50E5ZtOGPgdhvEPxSCbsrZJ4).

• After much controversy last season over poor conditions at Heinz Field, the Steelers decided to stick with grass for at least one more year.

"The majority of the people in this organization favor grass," team president Art Rooney II said.

Rooney cited his players' preferences to play on grass rather than any kind of artificial turf, even though their union head, Gene Upshaw, lobbied the Steelers to install the fake stuff.

• Don't expect the Steelers to make much of a pitch to keep guard Alan Faneca (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4288/;_ylt=AgsxWNyvrg8JSaW5zPEbtLLsrZJ4). They know they can't go as high as he wants at this point, and knew this would happen last August.

"We haven't closed the door," Kevin Colbert, director of football operations, said. But ... "Again, we know once you get to free agency or are that close to free agency, obviously you're going to have competition. The price most likely has gone up."

• Hines Ward, who turns 32 in March, believes he can keep playing well into his 30s.

"I have three, four good years left, I would like to think," Ward said.

Quote To Note: "I don't buy into the hype you have to be tall. You throw the ball up and give somebody a chance to make a play, I'll make as many catches as anyone." - WR Hines Ward, reacting to Ben Roethlisberger's desire for a tall receiver.
Strategy And Personnel


Coach Mike Tomlin wants to get some younger players, particularly in his defensive line where starters Casey Hampton (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5466/;_ylt=Ast2d77vE1kBebuVXscS.nDsrZJ4) and Aaron Smith (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4759/;_ylt=AgKV1Lc1bClMVGv5FWxYeQPsrZJ4) are over 30 and Brett Keisel (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6101/;_ylt=AtdsrYzoR9ds4oMJGfzCll_srZJ4) is approaching it.

Under pressure to make some changes, Tomlin kept his entire first coaching staff intact for 2008.

The Steelers signed former Boise State quarterback Jared Zabransky (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/8647/;_ylt=ApnScF1mM1iEid0shLaLgH_srZJ4), who will get a chance to replace Brian St. Pierre (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6499/;_ylt=AgZcaY94l4K5nZU2nDDSEZnsrZJ4) as No. 3. St. Pierre, a UFA, is expected to sign elsewhere.

TEAM NEEDS/OFFSEASON STRATEGY

There are few pressing decisions to be made regarding their own unrestricted free agents because the Steelers do not expect to try to keep guard Alan Faneca, tackle Max Starks (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6834/;_ylt=AjY7mKWA0KtKIPjnLQj.T7TsrZJ4), linebacker Clark Haggans (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5166/;_ylt=AuKlT5IiliL9Sbaw9lz5bzHsrZJ4) nor fullback Dan Kreider (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5399/;_ylt=AnmUUk9D2mGuAfYI9.FGIqnsrZJ4) - all starters or former starters.

Their more interesting moves will come with their restricted free agents, including guard Chris Kemoeatu (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7380/;_ylt=AoPgvJb_68fZPe0XWrt1Mx3srZJ4), No. 3 receiver Nate Washington and backup tackle Trai Essex (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7269/;_ylt=ApSzY0ZGPXSFJ3Z9FBU8pDPsrZJ4). Kemoeatu is expected to replace Faneca as the starter and Essex is their only backup tackle with experience after Starks.


1. Offensive line: The performance of the line slipped for the second straight year and now they will lose perennial Pro Bowler Alan Faneca and Max Starks, who started in 2005 and 2006 at right tackle. This, after Pro Bowl center Jeff Hartings (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3524/;_ylt=Ao5_ilclgWDryPGUCzViUpXsrZJ4) retired a year ago and left a large hole at that position.

2. Defensive line: For years, it has been a strength, but the front three are aging and the depth is not good at the ends. Could use a "three-technique" end, but won't overlook a true nose tackle.

3. Wide receiver: Hines Ward is still going strong but at 32 they'll look to groom someone. They'd like either a tall receiver or a fast one who also can return punts and/or kickoffs.


Medical Watch: When it comes to injury information, the Steelers have rarely been forthcoming in the offseason. RB Willie Parker (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7073/;_ylt=Av01JRrIZyHcvkDTFyDTW_DsrZJ4) (broken fibula), SS Troy Polamalu (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6352/;_ylt=AgNNREe69JTJtY6lJJF07fzsrZJ4) (sprained knee) and WR Hines Ward (sprained knee, surgery) all are working out and expected to make full recoveries. Others who have had surgeries since the season ended and are expected to be at full health soon are LB Marquis Cooper (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6838/;_ylt=AjRqWtUlGxksAdNAXCSzh5nsrZJ4) (meniscus), OT Trai Essex (right ankle, cartilage), LB Andre Frazier (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7504/;_ylt=AvVtUqdhEpBxdwYe.VGuzATsrZJ4) (sports hernia) and G Kendall Simmons (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5916/;_ylt=AiG9lgNw7pPcfh9oT4D8A8nsrZJ4) (right fourth finger). FB Dan Kreider is recovering from ACL surgery in late November.

FRANCHISE PLAYER: None
TRANSITION PLAYER: None.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

• LB Marquis Cooper is a special teams player and possible developmental linebacker. Not a priority.

• DE Nick Eason (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6450/;_ylt=Ambe1r.uth_CAfhJHPwicz3srZJ4) could not do the job when Aaron Smith was injured and is not likely to see an offer from Pittsburgh.

• G Alan Faneca received the Steelers' last, best offer in August and turned it down. He'll sign elsewhere.

• LB Clark Haggans performed decently but did not bring enough pressure. The Steelers will promote No. 2 pick from last year, LaMarr Woodley (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/8300/;_ylt=At5pBkkbd.QfB8cz3KxtSnvsrZJ4) and let Haggans go.

• RB Verron Haynes (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6053/;_ylt=AojQQMMsc4aiCMxVaPNp9zjsrZJ4) was re-signed late in the season after Willie Parker was hurt but likely won't receive another offer from Pittsburgh.

• DE Travis Kirschke (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4076/;_ylt=AkhsiRYVqlE0UKaxrFRKzhvsrZJ4) has done a decent job as a backup but is not a priority, or possibly even a consideration, in free agency for them.

• FB Dan Kreider's role was diminished last year and then his ACL was torn. He's working out and the Steelers might sign him if he gets no looks elsewhere.

• QB Brian St. Pierre wants to move up somewhere from his No. 3 role with the Steelers and they will let him do so without an offer.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

• OT Trai Essex performed well when he had to fill in late in the season and he should get a lower tender (he was a third-round draft choice).

• LB Andre Frazier is a good special teams player and backup on the outside, but they may not want to tender him even the lowest amount.

• G Chris Kemoeatu is ticketed to replace Alan Faneca, so he will receive at least the first-round tender.

• LS Greg Warren (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7491/;_ylt=AvbIqoyTWbe89EPVmmLGfzTsrZJ4) is not worth the nearly $1 million they would have to pay to maintain their rights to him.

• WR Nate Washington also should receive at least the tender that would bring a second-round pick should he leave.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS • LB Arnold Harrison (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7656/;_ylt=AjvjczHkyJSwpYPUAywVSLnsrZJ4) will receive a contract because he's a good, young backup at a position that is thin and he also plays special teams.


The report will likely change about 100 times between now and the start of the new season.

Nate Washington - really worth a 2nd round pick??? I find that hard to believe.

King_Killah
02-19-2008, 03:45 PM
Thank you Rooney.



Steelers say taping didn't affect outcome of games against Patriots
td.yspwidearticlebody { font-size: 13.5px; }February 15, 2008
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The New England Patriots (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/nwe/;_ylt=AgzlR2GUd_Rq.hF6aXf691IdsLYF)' taping of opposing coaches' signals did not affect the outcome of games against the Steelers, including two AFC Championship games, Steelers chairman Dan Rooney said Friday. "We consider the tapes of our coaching staff during our games against the New England Patriots to be a non-issue," Rooney said in a statement. "In our opinion, they had no impact on the results of those games." Rooney's comments were fueled by remarks Thursday by U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., who has questioned whether the NFL has properly handled allegations that Patriots coach Bill Belichick had assistants videotape opponents' signals.


Feel a little better Bonger??? :\

b_illin
02-19-2008, 05:37 PM
Hines is pissing me off. I mean, the dude is 32, the Steeler should be looking at drafting a replacement for 1-3 yrs down the road....and would it hurt to get a big guy? (a big guy would allow Ward to still start 2+ yrs down the road)

I'm worried about the O-line....D-line will sort itself out, it always does. Woodley starting, yes yes yes!

gNaRKiLL
02-19-2008, 07:25 PM
Hate to say it, but I think the Steelers are mediocre at best next season...unless they can address the O-Line and fast.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
02-20-2008, 12:40 AM
Thank you Rooney.




Feel a little better Bonger??? :\

that's a silly question killah. :lol: I follow the Steelers as closely as anything in sports, so obviously I saw Rooney's and Cowher's comments on those particular games when they first came out. Even before my latest blood pressure raising rants.

*

Still cheaters (rule breakers)

Still coached by a classless douche

Still tainted


And I agree, the Steelers are going to be facing a #1 schedule and are going to have a tough season next year. They'll need to own the division again to make the playoffs, no doubt about it.

Doctego
02-22-2008, 12:25 AM
Look at the Steelers schedule next season and tell me that they have a shot at a winning season:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/02/17/long/2.html

I know that things change but that is tough.

King_Killah
02-24-2008, 12:57 AM
The one thing in their favor is the bulk of the "tough" games are at least at home. That road schedule of Jacksonville, Tennessee, Washington, Philly, and New England could look 3-2. Losses to Jacksonville and New England, but wins in Tennessee, Washington, and Philly are likely. It'll be easier to see Indy, San Diego, Dallas, NY Giants, and Houston at home. In which I can see this go at least 3-2 also. The big question will be how does the divisional games go? Will Cleveland come back strong again? Will Baltimore have somewhat of an offense? Will Cincy turn it around?

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
02-27-2008, 02:38 PM
didn't want to make a seperate thread for this b/c i'm sure nobody out side of the nation cares but...

Legendary Steelers broadcaster Myrone Cope is dead at age 79.

Myron's terrible towel will forever be the banner of Steeler Nation, we will wave it proudly. Thanks for all the drunken incoherent game broadcasts over the years Myron, we sure are gonna miss ya! :cheers:

Rest in Peace

:sadwave:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200802/20080227myron_cope_brk_330.jpg

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08058/860748-66.stm

Snipes16
02-27-2008, 05:56 PM
didn't want to make a seperate thread for this b/c i'm sure nobody out side of the nation cares but...

Legendary Steelers broadcaster Myrone Cope is dead at age 79.

Myron's terrible towel will forever be the banner of Steeler Nation, we will wave it proudly. Thanks for all the drunken incoherent game broadcasts over the years Myron, we sure are gonna miss ya! :cheers:

Rest in Peace

:sadwave:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200802/20080227myron_cope_brk_330.jpg

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08058/860748-66.stm


Wow, that is too bad...Didn't he originally come up with the whole terrible towel idea?

He used to call into Boston once or twice a year on Sports radio. What a unique voice that we unfortunately wont get to hear anymore...R.I.P. :beer:

He kinda reminded me of the late great Johnny Most (Celts) with that cigarette in hand and passion for his team.

So many of those legendary play by play guys are gone now...Chick Hearn, Kurt Gowdy, Dan Kelly... Heres hoping Vin Scully lives to be 100 and continues doing Dodger games.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
02-27-2008, 06:38 PM
Wow, that is too bad...Didn't he originally come up with the whole terrible towel idea?

He used to call into Boston once or twice a year on Sports radio. What a unique voice that we unfortunately wont get to hear anymore...R.I.P. :beer:

He kinda reminded me of the late great Johnny Most (Celts) with that cigarette in hand and passion for his team.

So many of those legendary play by play guys are gone now...Chick Hearn, Kurt Gowdy, Dan Kelly... Heres hoping Vin Scully lives to be 100 and continues doing Dodger games.

yes sir that is right, Cope is definitely responsible for the TT.. it was a gimmick he came up with way back in 75 to get fans riled up and excited in the playoffs.. I think it was against the Balt Colts when he first urged fans to bring yellow dish towels to the game and wave them about. Apparently it caught on quick and the stands were filled with them.. and obviously he later marketed the idea and the official Terrible Towel was born.

King_Killah
02-27-2008, 09:45 PM
Rip!

b_illin
03-03-2008, 12:26 PM
PITTSBURGH–Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has signed a new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory two years ago, and was the 11th overall pick in the 2004 draft. He has started in all four seasons with the team.
He threw 32 touchdown passes with only 11 interceptions in leading the Steelers to the playoffs, bouncing back from a 2006 season marred by a motorcycle accident and an appendectomy.
ESPN reported the deal as $102 million (U.S.) over eight years.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
03-03-2008, 01:45 PM
PITTSBURGH–Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has signed a new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a Super Bowl victory two years ago, and was the 11th overall pick in the 2004 draft. He has started in all four seasons with the team.
He threw 32 touchdown passes with only 11 interceptions in leading the Steelers to the playoffs, bouncing back from a 2006 season marred by a motorcycle accident and an appendectomy.
ESPN reported the deal as $102 million (U.S.) over eight years.

awesome to get that one out of the way. This puts him amonst the highest paid players in the NFL for sure. Wow. Now can we please worry about PROTECTING the $$$ and keeping Big Ben somewhat upright? :D


Edit:

The signing apparently did not hurt their small-time hunt in free agency. They are entertaining their first unrestricted free agent today at their facility, running back Mewelde Moore of the Minnesota Vikings. Moore, 25, is 5-11, 209 and has played on a limited basis the past two seasons in Minnesota.

And tomorrow, Eugene Wilson, a former starting free safety for the New England Patriots, will visit.

King_Killah
03-04-2008, 07:54 PM
awesome to get that one out of the way. This puts him amonst the highest paid players in the NFL for sure. Wow. Now can we please worry about PROTECTING the $$$ and keeping Big Ben somewhat upright? :D


Edit:

The signing apparently did not hurt their small-time hunt in free agency. They are entertaining their first unrestricted free agent today at their facility, running back Mewelde Moore of the Minnesota Vikings. Moore, 25, is 5-11, 209 and has played on a limited basis the past two seasons in Minnesota.

And tomorrow, Eugene Wilson, a former starting free safety for the New England Patriots, will visit.

Moore signed with them. Isn't he the Whizzinator! I like the Roethlisberger signing. It keeps Ben in Pittsburgh which seems like that was his ultimate objective. Two years down the road, that contract will be restructured you can be assured of that, but good move by both parties.

b_illin
03-05-2008, 09:23 AM
Moore signed with them. Isn't he the Whizzinator! I like the Roethlisberger signing. It keeps Ben in Pittsburgh which seems like that was his ultimate objective. Two years down the road, that contract will be restructured you can be assured of that, but good move by both parties.

No, that was Ontario Smith...same team though

King_Killah
03-05-2008, 02:36 PM
No, that was Ontario Smith...same team though

Yes...... Hahaha... Good ol' Ontie Smith, the door to door whizzinator sales man.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
03-05-2008, 08:05 PM
Moore signed with them. Isn't he the Whizzinator! I like the Roethlisberger signing. It keeps Ben in Pittsburgh which seems like that was his ultimate objective. Two years down the road, that contract will be restructured you can be assured of that, but good move by both parties.

ahhh so they did! He returns kicks right? Any good? We need help there after losing that useless bum Rossum

b_illin
03-05-2008, 08:10 PM
ahhh so they did! He returns kicks right? Any good? We need help there after losing that useless bum Rossum

He's alright, a good backup....I'd say change of pace, but he is similar to Willie in my eyes. Can't hurt just in case...

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
03-05-2008, 08:34 PM
He's alright, a good backup....I'd say change of pace, but he is similar to Willie in my eyes. Can't hurt just in case...

he'll probably be 3rd down back and return kick offs and stuff, no? No way do I wanna see Parker out there returning kicks! Rossum is gone, Reid is a wash, and Holmes was taken off return duty last season (thankfully) I'm sure Fast Willie would be great but I don't wanna risk injury or fatigue

oh man I haven't said the name fast willie parker in weeks and weeks. Damn I miss football season :cry:

King_Killah
03-06-2008, 04:59 PM
I really don't recall Mewelde Moore really returning many kicks or punts. I wouldn't really call him a 3rd down back either. He has the same style as Willie Parker. I could see them using Parker and Moore like Dallas used Jones and Barber III.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
03-23-2008, 06:49 AM
:D

NFL Could Ban Hair Flowing Out of Helmets
Posted Mar 21st 2008 10:06AM by Michael David Smith
Filed under: Chiefs, Jaguars, Steelers, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Featured Stories, The Word

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is known as much for the long hair that goes halfway down his back as for anything else. But Polamalu and other NFL players may soon be banned from exposing long hair on the field.

http://sportslab.net/images/troy_p.jpg

Adam Schefter reported on NFL Network that the NFL's competition committee is considering a rule that would bar a player from wearing his hair long enough on the field to obscure his name on the back of his jersey. Players like Polamalu and Jaguars cornerback Rashaen Mathis would either need to get a haircut or figure out a way to stuff all that hair in their helmets throughout a game.

According to Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs proposed the rule change, perhaps motivated by the incident in October 2006, when Chiefs running back Larry Johnson pulled Polamalu's hair to drag him down from behind -- which is legal -- and then held onto the hair after both players hit the ground, drawing an unnecessary roughness penalty.

Schefter reports that the Chiefs have argued that the hair requirement should be enforced as a uniform violation, similar to the league's requirements that players wear their socks a certain way. But there's also some support for the rules change from league insiders who believe it's unsafe to have players running around with hair hanging out their helmet.

The 32 teams are expected to vote on the proposed rules change at the league meeting at the end of the month.

In Other Steelers news, Cedrick Wilson was cut, freeing up some 2mil in cap room.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
04-26-2008, 05:09 PM
a running back?!

Lotta good ANY back is gonna do behind a weak ass offensive line!

damn it

King_Killah
04-26-2008, 05:13 PM
a running back?!

Lotta good ANY back is gonna do behind a weak ass offensive line!

damn it

Bonger....I was just heading over to this thread. I have to admit, I am pretty stunned that Pittsburgh went Mendenhall with the #23 overall. What is that saying for Fast Willie Parker? If they were going to go with a skill position, I think they should have went WR - possibly Limas Sweed. He's the big fella that Roethlisberger wanted. He would draw attention away from Hines Ward.

Not that Mendenhall is terrible...just not the position that Pittsburgh should have gone after, in my opinion.

b_illin
04-26-2008, 06:23 PM
While I agree that it is a shock to draft a RB, Mendenhall is pretty awesome value at #23 I think and I am guessing they went with the best player available at that pick (lots of O-Lineman had already been picked). The Steelers always find gems in later rounds and I can see them having some solid lineman in mind in later rounds. I'm hoping is more precise!

Spartan
04-26-2008, 07:29 PM
Bonger....I was just heading over to this thread. I have to admit, I am pretty stunned that Pittsburgh went Mendenhall with the #23 overall. What is that saying for Fast Willie Parker? If they were going to go with a skill position, I think they should have went WR - possibly Limas Sweed. He's the big fella that Roethlisberger wanted. He would draw attention away from Hines Ward.

Not that Mendenhall is terrible...just not the position that Pittsburgh should have gone after, in my opinion.

Still got him...shocking fall of wide recievers

gNaRKiLL
04-26-2008, 10:33 PM
The Steelers look like they absolutely killed in this draft. Watching Mendenhall fall in this draft really reminded me a lot of the Espo fall in the Pens draft. He clearly was the best player available, and at 23 he was a steal. Willie Parker is not a workhorse back...Mendenhall can be a beast (fantasy wise too) in a few years. Getting Sweed in the second round makes it even more sweet.

The O-Line definately looks like ass on a stick, for what its worth. Hopefully, we can address this temporarily with free agency or with players already in the system until a future draft. In a few years the team should be a very serious contender again.

King_Killah
04-27-2008, 08:11 AM
I am happier than a pig in shit that the Steelers got Sweed. He is the receiver they needed. I loved the joking around with Tomlin towards the end of day one when they were saying the Steelers averaging 40 a game. Why not? Going into the draft the top 5 receivers all dropped. Character issues, not good combine numbers, whatever... For the Steelers... I don't think they needed Mendenhall, regardless of whether he dropped to #23 or not. Like Bonger said...it won't matter much who is running if the O-line is weak. Hey...they have the rest of the draft to work on that.

That said... I think this draft a lot of teams addressed needs and issues. Atlanta bringing in the new face of the organization along with protection for him. Kansas City making the deal with Minnesota to secure the extra 1st rounder, drafting all needs. Washington needed receivers and stacked up in their first three picks.

Then of course there are the teams that didn't draft well, although some will argue. Oakland didn't "need" McFadden, they still have issues elsewhere that will cost them games. Philadelphia - trading their 1st rounder, then trading their 1st 2nd rounder. I like that they got DeSean Jackson, but can/will he stay out of trouble? And it seems as if they drafted him to be a returner. They could have waited 'til the 3rd or 4th round and gotten a returner. They could have had Felix Jones inthe 1st round. Take pressure off of Westbrook.

We'll see how the rest of the draft goes.

b_illin
04-27-2008, 01:42 PM
Dennis Dixon in the 5th - nice pick! Don't know much about Tony Hills, but we need O-Lineman. Davis is another LB that will probably be a solid player down the road knowing the Steelers ability to spot solid players at that position. Good draft so far!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
04-27-2008, 02:59 PM
Not to shabby boys, not too shabby :D

that first pick threw me for a bit of a loop but wow overall we've scored some great talent at good value.

I trust they know what they are doing :yes:

King_Killah
04-27-2008, 03:02 PM
Not to shabby boys, not too shabby :D

that first pic kthrew me for a bit of a loop but wow overall we scored some great talent at good value :yes:

Well, since they were able to snag Sweed with their next pick, that makes the Mendenhall pick even better. I don't get the Dixon selection. He'll be a mediocre QB at best. I guess its time to move on from Charlie Batch though?!?! Haha... Steelers are doing well in this draft.

two24four
04-27-2008, 03:03 PM
Sweed was an awesome pick for the Steelers.

Spartan
04-27-2008, 03:03 PM
Well, since they were able to snag Sweed with their next pick, that makes the Mendenhall pick even better. I don't get the Dixon selection. He'll be a mediocre QB at best. I guess its time to move on from Charlie Batch though?!?! Haha... Steelers are doing well in this draft.

That pick makes no sense unless they are still looking for the slash type role.

b_illin
04-27-2008, 06:35 PM
Well, since they were able to snag Sweed with their next pick, that makes the Mendenhall pick even better. I don't get the Dixon selection. He'll be a mediocre QB at best. I guess its time to move on from Charlie Batch though?!?! Haha... Steelers are doing well in this draft.

As the ESPN snippet on Dixon says, he can take over Batch at some point and may one day develop into a decent QB. At worst, they can use him for the trick plays they loved so much when Randle El was still a Steeler.

King_Killah
04-27-2008, 10:06 PM
As the ESPN snippet on Dixon says, he can take over Batch at some point and may one day develop into a decent QB. At worst, they can use him for the trick plays they loved so much when Randle El was still a Steeler.

Here is the issue with the Dixon pick. I get he can used as a gadget type guy with the trick plays. Pittsburgh doesn't need that. Pittsburgh isn't gadget/trick play football... The areas that Pittsburgh needed help was getting a big ass receiver and offensive line help. Limas Sweed answers the big ass receiver need. Tony Hills out of Texas is a start. They could have, should have drafted at least two more offensive line guys. One in the Davis spot and the other in the Dixon spot. Then with their last two picks, if they wanted to go nuts and get someone to replace Charlie Batch :rolleyes: they could have done so then. I do like the Mendenhall pick, a ton more since they got the big receiver in Sweed. I do like the Tony Hills pick. The rest, iffy...

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
04-27-2008, 10:58 PM
I pretty much agree w/you Killah. All in all I feel "okay" coming out of this draft. Some good value landed into our hands which I am happy about but I am still concerned about protection. Hopefully we can shore up our Oline thru fa/trade or whatever b/c I don't know if my heart can stand another season of 40+ sacks. And we don't even have Faneca this time around...

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
05-04-2008, 04:41 AM
Got to admit, while I am still nervous and unsure about how our Oline will perform this year, and am left with questions about our aging defense, Pittsburgh offense is looking scarier by the minute. If I remember correctly, Big Ben had a record high 32 Td's and Parker had like 1300yds b4 injury last year behind a terrible offensive line and now Ben has two more solid toys to play with. Hell of a schedule to contend with but I must admit, I am more excited about the 2008 season than I was three weeks ago. :D



Best moves in the afc north, as per ESPN draft review.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft08/columns/story?columnist=walker_james&id=3370491

The best move was actually two moves made by the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=pit). General manager Kevin Colbert and coach Mike Tomlin ignored the team's most glaring need -- offensive line -- on Day 1 and opted to go with the best available players. Those two players were Illinois' Mendenhall at No. 23 and Texas receiver Limas Sweed (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2008&id=11774) at No. 53. Both players graded out as first-round talents in most projections, meaning Pittsburgh got tremendous value for its picks.

The Steelers didn't necessarily need a tailback or a receiver. But pairing Mendenhall with Willie Parker (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=7073) and adding Sweed to the receiving duo of Hines Ward (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4323) and Santonio Holmes (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=7774) will make defensive coordinators around the league cringe this season.

King_Killah
06-16-2008, 12:17 AM
According to Pittsburgh Steelers HC Mike Tomlin, the team will submit to WR Santonio Holmes (http://www.footballguys.com/HolmSa00-1.php). Holmes has made it clear he would like return punts this season -- he played exclusively at wide receiver last year - and Tomlin said the Steelers will "take a peek" at him in that capacity. "We'll see if he can handle it," Tomlin said of Holmes, who returned punts in 2006.

If you have a league that benefits individual player's points for returns, Holmes could be key.

King_Killah
06-20-2008, 12:38 PM
A little something more on the FWP vs. Mendenhall debate:


Willie Parker (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7073/;_ylt=An0mAw8sYApBfK7N89KuQk9vTNAF) – Nothing against the player, really, but he might not be the most valuable Pittsburgh RB in '08. Parker found the end zone only twice last season; Mendenhall should live there.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-02-2008, 08:16 PM
This just in - slutty girls from Pittsburgh love the Steelers! :D





http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/steelers2.jpg



http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/steelers-1.jpg



http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/PittsburghSteelersporvida.jpg


Okay... and one for the ladies (me) too!

BLING

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/yummmmbigben.jpg

King_Killah
07-02-2008, 09:06 PM
This just in - slutty girls from Pittsburgh love the Steelers! :D





http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/steelers2.jpg



http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/steelers-1.jpg



http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/PittsburghSteelersporvida.jpg




Nice find Bonger!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-08-2008, 12:11 PM
breaking news -- time to become a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.. or a Corona bottle!



http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/steelersstalker.jpg


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/steelersbabe.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/mistysmoking.jpg

King_Killah
07-08-2008, 03:44 PM
breaking news -- time to become a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.. or a Corona bottle!



http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/steelersstalker.jpg


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/steelersbabe.jpg

Nice find again Bong!




http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/mistysmoking.jpg

Bonger..... :eek::eek::eek: Is this what you do out there in sunny California??!!!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-08-2008, 11:23 PM
Nice find again Bong!



Bonger..... :eek::eek::eek: Is this what you do out there in sunny California??!!!

:naughty:

King_Killah
07-10-2008, 02:33 PM
Maybe I should forget trying to open a restaurant and buy the Steelers instead!




According to John R. Wilke at the Wall Street Journal, the Rooney family, which owns the Pittsburgh Steelers, has quietly been seeking offers from other parties to buy the franchise. Stanley Druckenmiller, billionaire chairman of Duquesne Capital Management in Pittsburgh, is reportedly heads one of the potential groups who is interested in offering to purchase the franchise.
In a statement Monday, the Steelers said Mr. Rooney "wants to stay in the football business while some of his four brothers plan to get out of the [National Football League] and focus their business efforts on their racetracks and other interests." The statement said that Mr. Rooney and his son, Steelers President Art Rooney II, are arranging a financing plan to buy the brothers' shares in the team in order to continue substantial ownership of the franchise by the Rooneys.

"I will do everything possible to work out a solution to ensure my father's legacy of keeping the Steelers in the Rooney family and in Pittsburgh for at least another 75 years," Dan Rooney said in the statement.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-14-2008, 11:17 AM
Maybe I should forget trying to open a restaurant and buy the Steelers instead!

what a mess. I'm actually kinda sorta a little nervous about all of this crap, and I don't understand why after 2 some years they (The Rooney brothers) are finally making the changes/moves that they were told to. Maybe Goodell and the NFL are putting pressure privately and just trying to avoid a future "scandal" or something. :confused:

The Rooney's should sell some of those shares to the fans of Pittsburgh. I would so buy one!

b_illin
07-14-2008, 01:53 PM
what a mess. I'm actually kinda sorta a little nervous about all of this crap, and I don't understand why after 2 some years they (The Rooney brothers) are finally making the changes/moves that they were told to. Maybe Goodell and the NFL are putting pressure privately and just trying to avoid a future "scandal" or something. :confused:

The Rooney's should sell some of those shares to the fans of Pittsburgh. I would so buy one!

Me too....that'd look pretty cool framed on the wall (the share certificate)

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-15-2008, 12:16 AM
Me too....that'd look pretty cool framed on the wall (the share certificate)

I would snap photos of myself humping the shared owner certificate and post them all over the interwebs.. then I'd frame it on my wall :D

Too bad it'll never happen... :nono:

I can't believe we're only 2 weeks away from Steelers training camp!!! :beer:

b_illin
07-15-2008, 12:21 PM
I would snap photos of myself humping the shared owner certificate and post them all over the interwebs.. then I'd frame it on my wall :D

Too bad it'll never happen... :nono:

I can't believe we're only 2 weeks away from Steelers training camp!!! :beer:

Great idea, maybe we can both be in the pic! :D:D

King_Killah
07-16-2008, 02:17 PM
Parker OK with reduced roll - or at least understands it.


With the drafting of rookie RB Rashard Mendenhall (http://www.footballguys.com/MendRa00-1.php), Steelers RB Willie Parker (http://www.footballguys.com/ParkWi00-1.php) knows his workhorse role could be reduced considerably. As promised last season, HC Mike Tomlin said he would ride Parker until the wheels fell off. When they did (Parker broke his fibula Week 16), the running game suffered tremendously. "I understand," says Parker, "They felt like we didn't have any running backs when I went out. I want to be the best, and whatever makes me better, I'm all for it." The team also signed RB Mewelde Moore (http://www.footballguys.com/MoorMe00-1.php) as a possible third-down component and special teamer.

I wouldn't be too concerned with Mewelde More, but Mendenhall will eat into Parker's carries for sure.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-16-2008, 07:12 PM
Parker OK with reduced roll - or at least understands it.



I wouldn't be too concerned with Mewelde More, but Mendenhall will eat into Parker's carries for sure.


yeah I agree on both parts Killah and I actually look to Moore to return kicks, especially if the Fumbleitis strikes Santonio Holmes again. (Provided he really gets another shot)

Moore should fit well into the place Verron Haynes helds for so many years.

dw13
07-16-2008, 08:51 PM
Yeah Moore = the new Haynes. I think Holmes should get another shot at returning kicks, he was siiiick at OSU.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-25-2008, 01:58 PM
Steelers sign top picks Mendenhall and Sweed :D


The Steelers came to contract terms today with their top two draft picks and will have all their picks signed to contracts when they open training camp Sunday in Latrobe.

Running back Rashard Mendenhall, the team's first-round draft choice, came to terms on a five-year deal. Wide receiver Limas Sweed, their second-round choice, agreed to a four-year contract.

Mendenhall will sign for five years at $12.55 million. He will receive bonuses as part of that contract worth $6.83 million. Contract terms for Sweed were not immediately available.

dw13
07-25-2008, 10:55 PM
Steelers sign top picks Mendenhall and Sweed :D


The Steelers came to contract terms today with their top two draft picks and will have all their picks signed to contracts when they open training camp Sunday in Latrobe.

Running back Rashard Mendenhall, the team's first-round draft choice, came to terms on a five-year deal. Wide receiver Limas Sweed, their second-round choice, agreed to a four-year contract.

Mendenhall will sign for five years at $12.55 million. He will receive bonuses as part of that contract worth $6.83 million. Contract terms for Sweed were not immediately available.

You stole my old malkin sig! :D:rolleyes:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-25-2008, 11:42 PM
You stole my old malkin sig! :D:rolleyes:

sweeeet! :D

I've got a whole bloody folder full of these things. Unfortunately most of them are "stolen" from one place or another hahaha. :beer:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-30-2008, 04:29 AM
Sighs... Steelers training camp begins. Not on a pleasant note, though.

Sepulveda out for the year... Torn ACL in the right knee.

Damaged goods all along? Glad we traded picks to get him... :dead:

Oh, and who's our backup punter again?

The Steelers, who usually carry two punters in training camp, had none other than Sepulveda this summer.

Oh yeah.

Fuck.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08212/900451-66.stm




In other news - Holmes is unlikely to be returning punts this year...

Santonio Holmes, banned from returning punts last season, wants a shot at it this season and lined up there for the first time in practice yesterday.

"If he wants me back there, I definitely will be ready for it," Holmes announced.

Yet he does not think coach Mike Tomlin wants him to return punts, even though he was among the AFC leaders in his rookie season (2006).

"I doubt if the opportunity will be there," Holmes said. "He still wants me to be the leader of the receiving group, so that's my focal point this year."

Even though Holmes averaged 10.2 yards per punt return in 2006, including one touchdown, he returned none last season. Tomlin explained that he wanted his young receiver to concentrate on playing his position.

tets
07-30-2008, 12:17 PM
The Steelers picked up Ernster to replace Sepulveda.

Damn, I really liked Sepulveda. Bad news!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
07-30-2008, 08:37 PM
The Steelers picked up Ernster to replace Sepulveda.

Damn, I really liked Sepulveda. Bad news!

aaahhh thanks for the info.. sucks about Sepulveda.

The Steelers will once again sport their throwback uniforms this season, wearing them for the September 29 game against Baltimore and October 26 game vs. the New York Giants, both at Heinz Field.

The jerseys were popular with players and fans alike, and many can be seen dotting the hillsides at St. Vincent College during the team’s training camp.

They were originally worn as a part of the team’s 75th Season Celebration last year.


http://media3.steelers.com/MediaContent//2007/09/17/08/07_BUF_Roethlisberger1_81614.jpg



I love these things, glad we'll get to see them again. :yes:

steelers
07-30-2008, 09:37 PM
i love those jerseys:D

tets
08-01-2008, 07:37 AM
LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT) signed former Pro Bowl kick returner Eddie Drummond on Thursday to help bolster what has been a weak special teams unit.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d809a4884&template=with-video&confirm=true

tets
08-01-2008, 07:42 AM
The special teams last year was terrible....I hope this helps turn it around.....but the blocking and coverage was bad not just the fumbles and turnovers, that needs to improve this year

King_Killah
08-01-2008, 04:24 PM
Eddie Drummond is a piece of shit........................... I wouldn't be too excited over that. Jeremy Bloom and Eagles '06 pick that got cut will be better, and word is still out that Santonio Holmes will see a lot of return time as well. Eddie Drummond... hahaha...

King_Killah
08-02-2008, 04:30 PM
Football has become much clearer for Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Limas Sweed (http://www.footballguys.com/SweeLi00-1.php). Literally. Sweed started wearing contact lenses Thursday to compensate for a slight case of astigmatism, and his improved vision should only help the second-round draft pick as he pushes for a spot in the Steelers' wide receiver rotation. "I'm shocked, I really am," he said of how improved his vision is. "If I can see better, I know I can catch better." Sweed is battling Nate Washington (http://www.footballguys.com/WashNa00-1.php) for the No. 3 wide receiver spot, and he is expected to give the Steelers' passing game a dimension it has lacked since Plaxico Burress (http://www.footballguys.com/BurrPl00-1.php) left after the 2004 season.

I fully expect Sweed to beat out Washington.

dw13
08-09-2008, 12:32 AM
Peace Charlie Batch!

steelers
08-09-2008, 01:13 AM
that really sucks to lose batch in the first game....were gonna have to pick someone up to backup ben now..i dont think i totally trust dixon if he had to start a gm

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-09-2008, 01:22 AM
that really sucks to lose batch in the first game....were gonna have to pick someone up to backup ben now..i dont think i totally trust dixon if he had to start a gm

Yeah definitely sucks. Wtf was Batch doing running the ball hard like that anyway?? Pre-Season buddy! And you aren't exactly a Big Ben if you catch my drift.

Bummer.

Coach said they were already looking into picking up somebody. Bryon Leftwitch is set to arrive in Pittsburgh tomorrow or a workout with the team.

On another note - Big Ben to Holmes for a quick strike in the first -- looking hot! That's a combination I am hoping to see lots of this season ;)

In limited action - Fast Willie Parker looked great out there today too.

Damn I am happy football is back :beer:

dw13
08-09-2008, 09:52 AM
Won't be long until Mendenhall takes a shot like he did and doesn't get up either. Guy needs to learn to run right

King_Killah
08-09-2008, 05:04 PM
QB Ben Roethlisberger (http://www.footballguys.com/RoetBe00-1.php) and LB LaMarr Woodley are both suffering from groin strains in Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. Neither situation is considered serious but both players are expected to miss some practice time.

Bonger... You have to sensitive with Big Ben at this point!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-09-2008, 06:57 PM
Bonger... You have to sensitive with Big Ben at this point!


:wtf:

+ be?

:lol:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-09-2008, 06:58 PM
Won't be long until Mendenhall takes a shot like he did and doesn't get up either. Guy needs to learn to run right

he had a couple of good bursts but yeah it's hard to argue that he didn't get his shoulder down or get his body low enough there towards the end of that one run. He'll learn..

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-09-2008, 07:18 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WaIKNdDs-xo/SJ2zmoi1wuI/AAAAAAAABNY/KLgcCNDenHM/s320/byron_leftwich.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WaIKNdDs-xo/SJ2zmoi1wuI/AAAAAAAABNY/KLgcCNDenHM/s1600-h/byron_leftwich.jpg)
Quarterback Byron Leftwich, a former starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons will be in Pittsburgh today for a scheduled workout. The Steelers have targeted Leftwich to replace Charlie Batch who will miss significant time with a broken collarbone. If the Steelers don't sign Leftwich, another quarterback creating some buzz is Kelly Holcomb.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-10-2008, 01:07 AM
Byron Leftwich, until recently among the most promising young starting quarterbacks in the NFL, could join the Steelers today as the replacement for injured backup Charlie Batch.

Before Leftwich boarded a jet in Atlanta last evening for the trip to Pittsburgh, he said he would welcome playing behind Ben Roethlisberger.

"They have an opportunity to win it all," Leftwich said. "To be part of that, if I can help, that's my mind-set. I'm just trying to get back out there."

The Steelers were talking to agent Tom Condon last night about a possible contract. Leftwich said it was his understanding that he would not work out before any possible deal was struck. The Steelers resume practice at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe today.

"I think anytime you get a chance to play for a team like this with this much tradition, you do it," Leftwich said. "Just to be part of it ... playing against those guys, they were always a well-coached, good football team."

The Steelers did not mention how long he might be on their roster if signed. Coach Mike Tomlin estimated that Batch could miss four to six weeks and that they would not place him on injured reserve.

"I don't know what the situation is, I don't know the process," Leftwich said. "I just want to come in and try to work my butt off."

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08223/903202-66.stm

King_Killah
08-10-2008, 11:52 AM
:wtf:

+ be?

:lol:

You know what I meant! ;)

King_Killah
08-10-2008, 11:53 AM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent QBs Byron Leftwich (http://www.footballguys.com/LeftBy00-1.php) and Daunte Culpepper (http://www.footballguys.com/CulpDa00-1.php). The two will compete to be the backup to starter Ben Roethlisberger (http://www.footballguys.com/RoetBe00-1.php). The Steelers had a need at QB after backup Charlie Batch (http://www.footballguys.com/BatcCh00-1.php) broke his collarbone in the teams opening preseason game.

Surprising with a lot of QBs not looking great that no one picked up either of these terds before, but the moment Batch goes down, Pittsburgh snags them both. I actually like this for Pittsburgh. Not a big fan of either Left or Pep, but serving as a back-up works here.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-10-2008, 08:10 PM
well it's official. Leftwitch signed for a year, Culpepper set loose.

:yes:

The Steelers signed Byron Leftwich to be their backup quarterback, choosing him over Daunte Culpepper after bringing both veteran quarterbacks to training camp today.


Leftwich (6-5, 242) and Culpepper (6-4, 260) each passed physicals in Pittsburgh this morning and reported to training camp in Latrobe for individual workouts while the Steelers debated which quarterback to sign.

The move to sign Leftwich, a former No. 1 pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was necessitated when Charlie Batch, 33, broke his right collarbone in Friday night's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, a 16-13 victory.


Batch will have surgery tomorrow that will keep him out a minimum six weeks.

Also, nose tackle Casey Hampton was taken off the physically unable to perform list today and joined his teammates for his first practice since reporting to training camp 40 pounds overweight.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-10-2008, 08:36 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200808/20080810mfsteelers0808_13_330.jpg

Nice Vertical Sweed!

gNaRKiLL
08-10-2008, 10:11 PM
I like the Leftwhich signing, I would have liked Pep more.

King_Killah
08-11-2008, 08:57 AM
I like the Leftwhich signing, I would have liked Pep more.

At this point in their careers... I'll take Left over Pep. Like this for the Steelers. I actually prefer Leftwich over Batch. Why and how Charlie Batch is still in the league is beyong me... Hahaha... But hey, that's a different topic for another spot!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-11-2008, 11:43 AM
At this point in their careers... I'll take Left over Pep. Like this for the Steelers. I actually prefer Leftwich over Batch. Why and how Charlie Batch is still in the league is beyong me... Hahaha... But hey, that's a different topic for another spot!

Hey come on now. The Batchman is nobody to build a team around or anything like that but he has done a real fine job subbing in for those stray games where Ben hasn't been able to go.. Ben has come close to but never actually played a full season so replacing Batch with a somewhat established vet became a real concern once that idiot thought he was a RB and went and busted his collarbone all up. I agree that Leftwitch is a better option than that Pepper weenie, and props to Tomlin and company for doing a great job addressing this issue as quickly as possible! :beer:

b_illin
08-11-2008, 01:53 PM
well it's official. Leftwitch signed for a year, Culpepper set loose.

:yes:

The Steelers signed Byron Leftwich to be their backup quarterback, choosing him over Daunte Culpepper after bringing both veteran quarterbacks to training camp today.


Leftwich (6-5, 242) and Culpepper (6-4, 260) each passed physicals in Pittsburgh this morning and reported to training camp in Latrobe for individual workouts while the Steelers debated which quarterback to sign.

The move to sign Leftwich, a former No. 1 pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was necessitated when Charlie Batch, 33, broke his right collarbone in Friday night's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, a 16-13 victory.


Batch will have surgery tomorrow that will keep him out a minimum six weeks.

Also, nose tackle Casey Hampton was taken off the physically unable to perform list today and joined his teammates for his first practice since reporting to training camp 40 pounds overweight.

I think that was the right choice and I am pretty excited to have Byron as the backup!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-12-2008, 05:25 AM
I love you Ben and I think you are and will prove to be one of the greats, but you are such a soft lil dorkus sometimes!

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200808/dianasteelers0811c_330.jpg

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-15-2008, 02:40 AM
aaahhhh Big Ben. Good to see you throw away the ball once or twice... I know you are trying. Other times you were typical Roethlisberger and tried to make something from nothing, had a nice gain or two, where as another time you got picked off. A fine line to walk there, eh?

Awesome TD pass to Santonio Holmes.. you two are developing some serious chemistry with each other and we are loving it!

Medenhall looked good tonight, got his shoulder down, broke for a few good ones.... Moore looked pretty decent out there as well. I love that acquisition.

Mr.Leftwitch looked okay at times, confused and off timed at others. Basically expected. Give him a few more reps please.

Sick ass fucking TD run by Dixon... 40 + yards. Very nice. :yes:

special teams let up a HUGE TD run... very disconcerning... looked good other than that particular mishap :|

A loss in pre-season.. eh. Good and bad things came out of this game. Tomlin better be pitching a huge bitch about all of the Offensive Holding penalties.. and keep pressing and working on those special teams corrections. That area of the team needs to be better.

any other observations?

FlyGuy78
08-15-2008, 07:03 AM
The Steelers have the toughest strength of schedule in NFL history this year, I think it's going to be a long season for them, but they are a solid team.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-15-2008, 10:07 AM
The Steelers have the toughest strength of schedule in NFL history this year, I think it's going to be a long season for them, but they are a solid team.

I know they've got probably the toughest schedule of any team this year but, whaddaya mean by the bolded part? Really?

If they can pull out a few wins from teams like NYG/SD/Indy/NE/JAX or Dallas and beat up on their own division, they should be alright and make the playoffs... Gotta win that division though. I know everyone is on the Brownie wagon this year but they don't really scare me just yet.

We do got a solid starting line up/team but there's definitely some holes to be plugged... good lord that schedule is brutal though.

I'm thinking maybe a 10-6 or 11-5 (at very best) season is possible. Wishful thinking on my part? :\

FlyGuy78
08-15-2008, 10:28 AM
what i mean is their opponents total Wins from last year is more than anyone has faced in the NFL. I found it on a site while searching for strength of schedule. I will see if I can find it again for you.

FlyGuy78
08-15-2008, 10:45 AM
ok i just remembered that it wasn't a website, but a fantasy football mag that i saw that list in, but basically the Steelers (and Colts who are only playing vs. teams with 1 win less - 152 total wins compared to the 153 total wins for PIT opponents) are playing....

HOU 8-8
@CLE 10-6
@PHI 8-8
BAL 5-11
@JAX 11-5
BYE
@CIN 7-9
NYG 10-6
@WAS 9-7
IND 13-3
SD 11-5
CIN 7-9
@NE 16-0
DAL 13-3
@BAL 5-11
@TEN 10-6
CLE 10-6

From Weeks 5-14 you play mostly playoff teams from last year, the defeding SB champs, a 16-0 team, two 13-3 teams, and SD. That's a tough stretch.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-18-2008, 01:54 PM
interesting Fly.. thanks for the bit of info.

on other Black n Gold notes -- Sweed dropped two passes against Buffalo and a few more in camp after that... not looking good for him right now.

Troy is set to practice tomorrow, says he feels good. Wooo. We need a Pro Bowl caliber Polamalu this year.

Santonio Holmes will finally get a crack at returning a few punts on Saturday during the next pre-season game.. hopefully he breaks a few and really gives Tomlin something to think about.

This position and responsibility on special teams is still open for the taking.

FlyGuy78
08-18-2008, 03:16 PM
oh sponge, it's the toughest schedule since 1993. The mag i have has records from 1993-2008 for SoS. So I'm not sure about the all-time toughest, but it's tough. IND doesn't have it any easier.

dw13
08-18-2008, 03:49 PM
oh sponge, it's the toughest schedule since 1993. The mag i have has records from 1993-2008 for SoS. So I'm not sure about the all-time toughest, but it's tough. IND doesn't have it any easier.

I think CLE has it tough as well.

Not to mention AFC East probably has the easiest.

FlyGuy78
08-18-2008, 03:52 PM
CLE has like the 6th toughest this year, so yeah, they got it pretty tough too.

dw13
08-18-2008, 04:10 PM
CLE has like the 6th toughest this year, so yeah, they got it pretty tough too.

Will be an interesting year in the AFC.

King_Killah
08-18-2008, 04:59 PM
By the way.... strength of schedule is a piece of shit. Its a goofy made-up "stat" that they adopted from college ball. Not saying that Pittsburgh doesn't have a rough schedule on paper... But do you think that 16 game schedule that they have to play, their opponents are going to win 153?? Its a nonsense formula to try and rate teams, but rarely are teams the same two years in a row with free agency and all that crap. I understand the need for it in college ball since there are 300 schools.

FlyGuy78
08-18-2008, 06:02 PM
it's a stat just like all the rest KK. you have to take it for what it's worth. you're telling me that there is no difference if a team has to play 16-0, two 13-3, the SB defending champs, and SD and them having to play a 10-6 team as the best team they have to face. It works in the NFL, but it doesn't mean that PIT or IND can't do well just bc they face teams that were very good last year.

King_Killah
08-18-2008, 06:57 PM
LB Lawrence Timmons is a monster. He looks like a bigger Kendrell Bell in his prime with his explosiveness and playmaking ability. Tomlin's attempts to reign in the praise for his second-year linebacker fail every time he puts him on the playing field. Timmons had a sack and produced the game's best "wow" hit when he detonated poor Buffalo quarterback Matt Baker after a pass.

Timmons is a monster!

King_Killah
08-18-2008, 07:02 PM
it's a stat just like all the rest KK. you have to take it for what it's worth. you're telling me that there is no difference if a team has to play 16-0, two 13-3, the SB defending champs, and SD and them having to play a 10-6 team as the best team they have to face. It works in the NFL, but it doesn't mean that PIT or IND can't do well just bc they face teams that were very good last year.

I take strength of schedule in the NFL as a pile of shit. Sure, on paper, Pittsburgh has it rough because of who they play... What if Manning has complications with that surgery like his shit is infected or something and can't play this season? Tell me the Colts are going to be 13-3? What if Tom Brady gets assassinated by Bonger? Are the Patriots going to be 16-0? The Giants well...OK, they are the defending SB champions, but please...

I just hate when its used as an excuse - our strength of schedule was hard, that's why we didn't do well. I think Pittsburgh can roll the division. Regardless of what their SOS dictates.

FlyGuy78
08-18-2008, 07:12 PM
well obviously dicky if Brady goes down and Peyton is hurt, then no, NE and IND aren't the same teams, but in all the years, how many games have Brady and Manning missed??? Yeah, you could count it on LESS than one hand!!

If you don't think that a team that has to face NE, IND, JAX, SD, NYG, and CLE (twice) is tougher than a team that has to face ARI, OAK, SF, MIA, and ATL........then you my son must go back to NFL 101 and rethink what you know.

And no, with the schedule that PIT has, I don't think that they roll their division. I think they lose to NE, IND, JAX, SD and atleast once to CLE. That's 5 losses right there.

King_Killah
08-18-2008, 08:00 PM
well obviously dicky if Brady goes down and Peyton is hurt, then no, NE and IND aren't the same teams, but in all the years, how many games have Brady and Manning missed??? Yeah, you could count it on LESS than one hand!!

If you don't think that a team that has to face NE, IND, JAX, SD, NYG, and CLE (twice) is tougher than a team that has to face ARI, OAK, SF, MIA, and ATL........then you my son must go back to NFL 101 and rethink what you know.

And no, with the schedule that PIT has, I don't think that they roll their division. I think they lose to NE, IND, JAX, SD and atleast once to CLE. That's 5 losses right there.

No shit - a team playing NE alone has a tougher schedule than the team facing Ari, Oak, SF, Mia, and Atlanta. I am just saying that SOS is a bullshit excuse used far to freely. Anything can happen to any of those teams mentioned and the moment that it does, those are not the same teams as the previous season.

As far as their division...

Cleveland loses to: Dallas, Pittsburgh (at least once), Cincinnati (at least once), Baltimore (at least once), Jacksonville, Indianapolis, and Buffalo... That's 7 losses. They still have a game at Philly, but that's late in the year and all of Philly's starters will be hurt so I'll hesitate to call this an Eagles win.

Cincinnati winning the division??? They'll lose to Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore at least once each... plus losses to Indy, Jacksonville, Houston, Washington, Philly... 8 losses there.

Baltimore the division winner??? Well...three division losses. Then they'll lose to Washington, Jacksonville, Dallas... That's 6. Plus I can see them losing to NY Giants. I can see them losing to Miami. I can also see Oakland giving them a run.

So yes, they'll roll their division.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-19-2008, 04:49 AM
I take strength of schedule in the NFL as a pile of shit. Sure, on paper, Pittsburgh has it rough because of who they play... What if Manning has complications with that surgery like his shit is infected or something and can't play this season? Tell me the Colts are going to be 13-3? What if Tom Brady gets assassinated by Bonger? Are the Patriots going to be 16-0? The Giants well...OK, they are the defending SB champions, but please...

I just hate when its used as an excuse - our strength of schedule was hard, that's why we didn't do well. I think Pittsburgh can roll the division. Regardless of what their SOS dictates.

yess... what "if" :wtf: :evilgrin: :scared: :dead: :lol:

On paper it looks rough, for sure, but I'm excited about this season! Those games against Dallas, Indy, SD, NE, the mistake by the lake, etc etc, they will be fun and exciting to watch! Win or lose. Games like this are why I enjoy football, you know? I'd rather see my team beat the best of the best in the league than patty cake (pun fully intended) their way through a soft schedule and into the playoffs.

There are some questions and some holes for sure (offensive line/special teams anyone?) but on both sides of the ball, this is a real good club we've got in the Burgh. Up until the end of the season Pittsburgh had arguably the best defense in the league..

They ranked No. 1 in total yards, No. 3 in rushing yards allowed and No. 3 in passing yards allowed. (No defense has ever gone 1-1-1 across the board, but the Steelers came close twice previously in this century when they ranked No. 1 total, No. 1 against the run and No. 4 against the pass in 2001 and 2004.)

I dunno though, you never know how a season will go or how it will end. Last year the D forgot how to stop the run, losing Aaron Smith didn't help, and ultimately the team sorta limped into the playoffs.. and Ben had a terrible first half against Jax. (not an excuse just a reality) Parker was leading the league in rushing yards prior to his broken leg at the end of the season and Big Ben had what you could call a breakout season tossing the rock around. The "new" offense with Arians now has a year under their belt and I think Ben will have even more play calling responsibility and no huddle type drives to work with this year. Kid has as many offensive weapons to work with this year as any QB in the league.

If Pitt is firing on all cylinders and can remain healthy (guys like Troy/Ben/Aaron Smith especially) then I will Pitt them up against any team in the league and always assume that they have a real legitimate shot at winning a game. I do expect them to win the AFC North. Is it guaranteed? No of course not.. but that's why they play the game! :beer:

FlyGuy78
08-19-2008, 07:27 AM
So yes, they'll roll their division.

A team that will have atleast 5-6 losses can NOT roll their division. Only teams like NE, IND, and SD ROLL their division. ;)

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-21-2008, 02:38 PM
WEWT!!!

Steelers' Farrior agrees to new contract
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Steelers and linebacker James Farrior have agreed to a contract extension and Farrior will sign it today. Farrior's contract was due to expire after this year, but will be replaced by a contract that runs 2008-2012. It's worth $18.25 million. He gets a $5 million signing bonus and will receive slightly less than $10 million over the first two years and $12.6 million over the first three years.


Farrior, 33, is the first Steeler whose contract expires after the 2008 season to agree to an extension. Farrior, who has led team in tackles the past years, is represented by Pittsburgh agent Ralph Cindrich

dw13
08-21-2008, 02:51 PM
I wish James would of stayed a Jet

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-21-2008, 03:17 PM
I wish James would of stayed a Jet

Oh I bet! He was a great PU for Pittsburgh... I am so relieved that they re-signed him b4 the season started bc over the next few years though his speed and role may decrease a bit, he will def. be a great mentor for guys like Timmons and Woodley. Farrior is aging but he is still one of the best. Rarely injured, always comes to work and play hard.

It's good to see management give a guy like James another contract. Rooney and company are some of the best when it comes to knowing who to pay/keep and who to let walk. This is a great contract for James and it's nice to see management respect how valuable he is to the team.

I'm also way happy that he is going to retire a Steeler :D

King_Killah
08-22-2008, 10:51 AM
Despite giving it his all in training camp, Steelers WR Limas Sweed (http://www.footballguys.com/SweeLi00-1.php) will begin the season as the No. 4 receiver behind WR Nate Washington (http://www.footballguys.com/WashNa00-1.php). Sweed will serve as Santonio Holmes (http://www.footballguys.com/HolmSa00-1.php)' backup. Sweed has been held back for, of all things, trying too hard and wanting to make an immediate impact in his first training camp. "The Randy Moss (http://www.footballguys.com/MossRa00-1.php) days are over," WR Hines Ward (http://www.footballguys.com/WardHi00-1.php) said. "No one is coming in and scoring 18 touchdowns. We don't have the offense to do that, anyway. A lot of guys in college, they haven't seen the complex coverages they see in this league." Sweed was held out of practice yesterday with a knee issue, but should return today.

To start this season, this sounds about right. I still think Sweed will be productive as the season rolls along. He might not score 18 TDs, but I am not expecting that.

FlyGuy78
08-22-2008, 11:01 AM
To start this season, this sounds about right. I still think Sweed will be productive as the season rolls along. He might not score 18 TDs, but I am not expecting that.

he won't score 18 TD's in the next 2 years. he actually won't hit #18 until year 3.

King_Killah
08-22-2008, 11:05 AM
he won't score 18 TD's in the next 2 years. he actually won't hit #18 until year 3.

Now, now....relax yourself a little bit here.... He is the receiver that Big Ben wanted... He'll get his looks, catches, and TDs. Just not all this season. Unless of course Ward or Washington goes down...

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-23-2008, 03:45 PM
Nationally televised game tonight... CBS at 8eastern 5 Pacific.

Mike Tomlin gets to see his old team!

Should be a good one to watch.. I'm looking to see how Pitt's D holds up against AP and the run game, and also how the first string offense looks against a pretty tough first team Defense on Minnesota. Not a big fan of pre-season games but game 3 is usually the best of the bunch.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-23-2008, 07:56 PM
wow.

Mendenhall makes a sick ass cut, then fumbles the freaking ball, Vikings go down the field 40 yards and score.

The O-line for Pitt looks like there are 5 adolescent girls out there who are smaller than I am, fucking collapsing all over the place, and now Ben gets sacked twice in a row.


edit: ahhhh at least Ike Taylor just picked off the ball... time to take advantage of a mistake and get those 7 pts back.


Good game so far. Very defensive.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-26-2008, 05:05 AM
God I love this football team!! :lol:



The news was out, posted on the Steelers bulletin board for all to read.

"Take Mendenhall's ball away and get $100 from him. And you get an extra $500 if you bring it to the running back's meeting room."

As Mendenhall strode toward his locker, one of his teammates yelled that he better have that football with him wherever he went.

That football is the "$100 Mendenhall ball," the creation of Hines Ward and Willie Parker to help the Steelers' top draft pick out of Illinois hang onto the football.


More at PPG:


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08239/906986-66.stm

King_Killah
08-27-2008, 01:50 PM
Steelers S Troy Polamalu has been practicing with the first team and will see the field this Thursday against Carolina. Polamalu was absent for the first three exhibition games with a hamstring injury. "If he's breathing, he'll play," HC Mike Tomlin said. Also, QB Ben Roethlisberger (http://www.footballguys.com/RoetBe00-1.php) (ankle) and LB James Harrison (shoulder) are considered day-to-day with minor injuries, while rookie WR Limas Sweed (http://www.footballguys.com/SweeLi00-1.php) had his knee examined. CB Bryant McFadden left practice Monday with a quadriceps injury.

Good news for Polamalu!! Love Tomlin's quote - "if he's breathing, he'll play."

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-27-2008, 04:56 PM
Good news for Polamalu!! Love Tomlin's quote - "if he's breathing, he'll play."

We need a pro bowl year out of my boy this year... no doubt.

in other news -- Hartwig has beat out Mahan for the most heated positional battle of camp, starting center.


And in Ownership news ---

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke loud and clear yesterday to those Rooney brothers who might want to sell the Steelers to outside interests: The league and its owners will do everything in their power to keep Dan Rooney and his son in control of the franchise.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08240/907193-66.stm

tets
08-28-2008, 08:00 AM
Glad to hear Troy will be playing....we need him to be healthy and on his game this year!!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-28-2008, 09:49 PM
nevermind.. my friend is an IDIOT.

King_Killah
08-29-2008, 05:40 PM
[quote=Pittsburgh Post Gazette]Despite joining the Steelers a few weeks ago, backup QB Byron Leftwich (http://www.footballguys.com/LeftBy00-1.php) has made a solid case for himself to become the permanent backup to starter Ben Roethlisberger (http://www.footballguys.com/RoetBe00-1.php). QB Charlie Batch (http://www.footballguys.com/BatcCh00-1.php), the backup since 2002, underwent surgery to repair a broken collar bone and won't be available for at least a few more weeks. The decision to keep three or four quarterbacks (rookie Dennis Dixon (http://www.footballguys.com/DixoDe00-1.php) appears to have the No. 3 spot locked up) is the question. "Based on what [Leftwich] has done to this point, there is comfort," Tomlin said of Leftwich.quote]

Wow... That's shitty for Charlie Batch, but come on...Charlie Batch???

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
08-29-2008, 07:31 PM
[quote=Pittsburgh Post Gazette]Despite joining the Steelers a few weeks ago, backup QB Byron Leftwich (http://www.footballguys.com/LeftBy00-1.php) has made a solid case for himself to become the permanent backup to starter Ben Roethlisberger (http://www.footballguys.com/RoetBe00-1.php). QB Charlie Batch (http://www.footballguys.com/BatcCh00-1.php), the backup since 2002, underwent surgery to repair a broken collar bone and won't be available for at least a few more weeks. The decision to keep three or four quarterbacks (rookie Dennis Dixon (http://www.footballguys.com/DixoDe00-1.php) appears to have the No. 3 spot locked up) is the question. "Based on what [Leftwich] has done to this point, there is comfort," Tomlin said of Leftwich.quote]

Wow... That's shitty for Charlie Batch, but come on...Charlie Batch???

I'd rather keep Leftwitch personally. I love Charlie and what he's done as a bck up to this point but Batch is done in the Burgh I'm afraid... I bet the Ravens snag him up as soon as he is released lol

King_Killah
08-31-2008, 12:10 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote said he plans to run today and that he should be ready to play in the Sept. 7 opener against Houston. Foote injured his knee in the third preseason game but said there was no damage, that it was merely "stretched."

Good news for Foote and Pittsburgh's defense!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-02-2008, 08:30 PM
Adios Mahan :wave:

Steelers trade backup center Mahan
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The Steelers today traded backup center Sean Mahan to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed draft choice in 2009.


Mahan started all 17 games, including their playoff, last season after he signed with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent from Tampa Bay. However, he was overpowered by some of the bigger nose tackles in the league and the Steelers signed free agent Justin Hartwig this year to replace him.


The two competed for the spot in the preseason and coach Mike Tomlin declared Hartwig the winner before the final preseason game.
With Mahan gone, Darnell Stapleton, who also can play guard, becomes Hartwig's backup. Stapleton made the team last year as an undrafted rookie from Rutgers.


The trade leaves the Steelers with an open spot on their 52-man roster they likely will fill today.


The Buccaneers drafted Mahan, 28, in the fifth round from Notre Dame in 2003. The Steelers signed him to replace the retired Jeff Hartings at center and he did so after competing last summer for the job with veteran Chukky Okobi, who was released before the 2007 began.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-05-2008, 10:58 PM
eeep. Baker overtakes Reid and Sweed for # 4 on Steelers WR depth chart.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08249/909626-66.stm


The rise of Dallas Baker continues.


After beating out former third-round choice Willie Reid for the final receiving spot on the 53-man roster, Baker has moved past rookie Limas Sweed and will be the No. 4 wide receiver for the regular-season opener Sunday against the Houston Texans.
It has been quite a surge for Baker, a seventh-round pick in 2007 who spent last season on the practice squad.


"There's really no secret formula -- we acknowledge guys who have been productive," coach Mike Tomlin said. "He's produced this year."


Baker had eight catches and a 14.3-yard average in the preseason -- second to Reid -- but the coaches like his size (6-3, 208) and ability to make big plays. He has shown more consistency and production than Sweed, who has been plagued by drops, and also has proven he can play in the slot in passing situations.


"Quite simply, he's been productive," Tomlin said. "You look at his production last preseason, it was next to nothing. [This year] he caught balls -- critical balls, a variety of balls -- and shown he's capable of playing in the slot."

steelers
09-06-2008, 12:43 AM
i like it...he was great at florida and has to skillset to b very good in the nfl...sweed will get his chance and reid shud just be cut...hines is gettin up there in age and we always seem to lose our good wrs when they become FA's(burress, randel el) hopefully holmes isnt next but if he is we shud have baker and sweed ready to take on bigger roles...washington aswell.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-06-2008, 10:09 AM
i like it...he was great at florida and has to skillset to b very good in the nfl...sweed will get his chance and reid shud just be cut...hines is gettin up there in age and we always seem to lose our good wrs when they become FA's(burress, randel el) hopefully holmes isnt next but if he is we shud have baker and sweed ready to take on bigger roles...washington aswell.

:yes: Don't wanna see Holmes outside of Pittsburgh though!

In other news - fantasy related re: Rashard Mendenhall's role in the opener against Houston.


Mendenhall will be the primary kick-returner against the Texans.

"You never know, it could be 20," Arians said. "It depends on the flow of the game. If Willie has a normal game, it should be in the neighborhood of 10 to 15 plays. (carries)"

steelers
09-06-2008, 10:45 AM
:yes: Don't wanna see Holmes outside of Pittsburgh though!

In other news - fantasy related re: Rashard Mendenhall's role in the opener against Houston.


Mendenhall will be the primary kick-returner against the Texans.

"You never know, it could be 20," Arians said. "It depends on the flow of the game. If Willie has a normal game, it should be in the neighborhood of 10 to 15 plays. (carries)"
im a bit worried about kick returns for him...im sure u remember what happened last time we put a rookie for punt or kick returns...and mendenhell already has fumbling problems...i hope he doesnt cost us too many turnovers.:scared:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-06-2008, 11:57 AM
im a bit worried about kick returns for him...im sure u remember what happened last time we put a rookie for punt or kick returns...and mendenhell already has fumbling problems...i hope he doesnt cost us too many turnovers.:scared:

aaahh don't remind me! :(

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-07-2008, 01:00 PM
OWNAGE.

Parker has 3 tds on the day

Parker had 2 rushing tds TOTAL last season.

Woodley with a couple sacks and an interception.

Harrison picks up where he left off - as a BEAST.

Troy with a pick too (looking GOOD) Despite the fact that Ben fumbles a play later hahaha

I know it's Houston but our boys are firing on all cylinders today.

Great game.

Dominating season opener.

Loving it.

steelers
09-07-2008, 03:12 PM
u said it all sponge :)...great game...real test begins next week.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-21-2008, 04:23 PM
5 sacks in the first half... a Big Ben fumble, an interception. This is fucking ridiculous.

edit:

uhm... make that 6 sacks in 1 half.


He's got a fucked up shoulder man... somebody please get Ben some fucking protection!?!


Jeff Reed... Mr. Fucking Reliable.


Halftime adjustments please.......

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-21-2008, 06:43 PM
wtf.... Ben is not okay. Looks like a wrist but I am sure 97.8% of his entire body is FUCKING HURTING. I really can't blame him after playing behind an OLINE full of girl scouts.

fuck..

Dubz
09-21-2008, 07:19 PM
Always draft a backup....you make it sound pretty bad but Ben is kind of pussy anyhow.

King_Killah
09-21-2008, 07:24 PM
Always draft a backup....you make it sound pretty bad but Ben is kind of pussy anyhow.

Coming into the game reports on Ben is separated shoulder on his throwing arm, some reports are a strain....clearly he has range of motion issues in his throwing arm and got drilled too many times... No protection whatsoever...

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-22-2008, 12:16 AM
Always draft a backup....you make it sound pretty bad but Ben is kind of pussy anyhow.


I've got Eli Manning as a BU in the one league where I own Ben... and... uhhh.... not?


what a crock. His shoulder was effed up b4 the game, and the Oline today? What a terribly pathetic display of I don't even know what the fuck to call it. Apparently they forgot there was a game. Sadly, Ben is a stand up guy/leader and despite being sacked 8 times in one game, he will no doubt be yapping about how "great" they are and how much "confidence" he has in them.

Ughhhh. On to more important things.. his hand got trampled, which is why he left late in the 4th.

That Roethlisberger was able to walk under his own power out of this city was a small victory in itself. X-rays showed no broken bones although his hand, which was stepped on, will be examined further today. Those eight sacks easily could have been a dozen if it weren't for penalties and a yard gain on several plays that negated more. Relief quarterback Byron Leftwich was sacked once to make it nine officially.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-23-2008, 03:20 PM
Fast Willie Parker is OUT for Ravens game.. Sprained left knee. Mendenhall will get his first NFL start.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did not say Tuesday if Parker might miss more than one game.

Casey Hampton will also be out....

fucking injuries.

steelers
09-23-2008, 03:21 PM
gonna b a very tough game

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-23-2008, 03:23 PM
gonna b a very tough game

ya think?

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200809/20080923_pd_steel_330.jpg

King_Killah
09-23-2008, 05:29 PM
gonna b a very tough game

It all depends on the condition of Roethlisberger. If he is close to 100%, Pitt should roll. If not... then I might be concerned. As far as Parker being out, he's not really much of a concern, since I still have Mendenhall slowly taking the #1 back spot from him. This injury only helps the process.

steelers
09-23-2008, 05:59 PM
even if Ben is 100% ..i see a rejuvinated ravens D which will make things tough for our O especially with Mendenhall seeing his first significant playing time. their O is weak and im confident we can old it under 14 points...but our O has been struggling.

King_Killah
09-23-2008, 07:01 PM
even if Ben is 100% ..i see a rejuvinated ravens D which will make things tough for our O especially with Mendenhall seeing his first significant playing time. their O is weak and im confident we can old it under 14 points...but our O has been struggling.

It has???

Week 1 = 38 points.

Week 2 = 10 points. But what did you expect in a monsoon? Joe Montana and Jerry Rice would have put up more than 10 in those conditions.

Week 3 = A whopping 6 points, yes... But Philly has one of the better defenses in the league.

So, I wouldn't say the offense is struggling. One explosive game, one shitball game against an 80+% blitzing defense, and one game played in horrendous conditions.

Baltimore's offense is nothing to be worried about. Their defense is still OK, but not nearly as dominant as they were. The core to that defense are all aging...and little tweaks and dings that they used to be able to play through is not the case anymore.

I say this game all depends on the health condition on Ben. If he is in the 85% or better range, I think the Steelers will roll without a problem. If he is banged up and/or can't go...and Byron Leftbitch has to play, then be concerned.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-23-2008, 09:35 PM
Ben's health may be 85-100% atm but if Baltimore gets to him another 8 times in one game.... that health percentage is likely to drop more and more.

As it is always stressed, this is a copy cat league, and Baltimore has had success in the past with bringing the house at Big Ben... if our Oline doesn't put up an A+ performance and figure out how to protect our franchise fucking QB, then I am afraid that the 10 pts that Baltimore may put up against our Defense might be enough to walk away with a W.

On another note.. Ben had what, 5 TD passes against the Ravens on SNF/MNF last year? That will either bode very well for his chances on Monday night, or very badly...

King_Killah
09-24-2008, 11:03 AM
Ben's health may be 85-100% atm but if Baltimore gets to him another 8 times in one game.... that health percentage is likely to drop more and more.

As it is always stressed, this is a copy cat league, and Baltimore has had success in the past with bringing the house at Big Ben... if our Oline doesn't put up an A+ performance and figure out how to protect our franchise fucking QB, then I am afraid that the 10 pts that Baltimore may put up against our Defense might be enough to walk away with a W.

On another note.. Ben had what, 5 TD passes against the Ravens on SNF/MNF last year? That will either bode very well for his chances on Monday night, or very badly...

Worrying too much!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-24-2008, 12:56 PM
Worrying too much!

I hope you are right :D

King_Killah
09-24-2008, 01:02 PM
I hope you are right :D

Me too! ;)

The team I am playing in my $$$ league has Pitt's defense. I am afrain my team will have the lead going into Monday night, then he crushes me with Pittsburgh on Monday. Haha...

FlyGuy78
09-24-2008, 01:27 PM
Me too! ;)

The team I am playing in my $$$ league has Pitt's defense. I am afrain my team will have the lead going into Monday night, then he crushes me with Pittsburgh on Monday. Haha...

with your lineup this week, I don't think you need to worry about being ahead at any point!! :lol::lol:

King_Killah
09-24-2008, 02:10 PM
with your lineup this week, I don't think you need to worry about being ahead at any point!! :lol::lol:

Just like we rolled in 30 point UNDERDOGS and won SU last week. :rolleyes:

FlyGuy78
09-24-2008, 02:16 PM
Just like we rolled in 30 point UNDERDOGS and won SU last week. :rolleyes:

you know as well as I do that the Guru on our site is way off the mark most of the time. Hell, this week it has me as a 56 pt favorite!!

Just remember that when we played in Week 2, I beat your team and STILL had 3 players left to go. I'm sorry, but losing Brady hurt you big time!!

King_Killah
09-24-2008, 02:22 PM
you know as well as I do that the Guru on our site is way off the mark most of the time. Hell, this week it has me as a 56 pt favorite!!

Just remember that when we played in Week 2, I beat your team and STILL had 3 players left to go. I'm sorry, but losing Brady hurt you big time!!

Losing Brady hurts any team (Sorry Sponge for talking Brady in your thread!) so that is a statement that goes without saying. The Guru is a piece of shit. Wonder how these "Guru" guys get and KEEP their jobs. You were actually 129 point favorites at one point. Haha... I am fine with my players match-ups, my only concern this week is if/when his Rivers/Chambers connection blows up the Raiders and then comes in strong Monday with Pitt's defense. The rest of his roster I am not concerned about.

After the quick highjack...... Back to Sponge's Pittsburgh thread!

Dubz
09-24-2008, 08:11 PM
Always draft a backup....you make it sound pretty bad but Ben is kind of pussy anyhow.

Yeah I traded my backup (Brett Favre) so I was a little bitter when I posted that day.:scared:

Sorry

Didnt he have a rib problem or something bothering him last season?

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-26-2008, 02:25 AM
Ready or not.... here we go!


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200809/dianasteelers0924a_330.jpg

Dubz
09-26-2008, 09:57 AM
I can hear Berman already....wooooop:lol:

two24four
09-26-2008, 03:47 PM
haha, I was just watching "Drive This" on Hardcore sports radio, I guess Mendenhall has already dug himself into a hole before his 1st NFL start this week, I guess he's good friends with Ray Rice Baltimore's rookie RB who they play this week, so Mendenhall sends Rice a text msg saying something like I'm going to run all over you guys this week as a joke, Rice takes it and shows the entire Baltimore defence what it says, I guess they now have it up on the wall so they wont forget, haha, that's great stuff.

Edit: here is the story here from ESPN.......

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3610947

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-27-2008, 05:04 AM
haha, I was just watching "Drive This" on Hardcore sports radio, I guess Mendenhall has already dug himself into a hole before his 1st NFL start this week, I guess he's good friends with Ray Rice Baltimore's rookie RB who they play this week, so Mendenhall sends Rice a text msg saying something like I'm going to run all over you guys this week as a joke, Rice takes it and shows the entire Baltimore defence what it says, I guess they now have it up on the wall so they wont forget, haha, that's great stuff.

Edit: here is the story here from ESPN.......

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3610947

hahah yeah I heard about this earlier.. what a dumbass. Anthony Smith part Duex. We both remember how well THAT went over. :$

Rookies need to keep their big mouths shut and just show up ready to play.. I sure the fuck hope he does.

King_Killah
09-27-2008, 09:42 AM
hahah yeah I heard about this earlier.. what a dumbass. Anthony Smith part Duex. We both remember how well THAT went over. :$

Rookies need to keep their big mouths shut and just show up ready to play.. I sure the fuck hope he does.

There is actually more to that story, I check out some of the Hardcore Sports things.....the text messages actually went both ways... Ray Rice started it off with some smack talking saying the same thing, Rashard countered it with the I am running all over you guys, then they have a wager on who has the better day. Not such a big deal... No where near the A. Smith thing.

tets
09-27-2008, 02:02 PM
There is actually more to that story, I check out some of the Hardcore Sports things.....the text messages actually went both ways... Ray Rice started it off with some smack talking saying the same thing, Rashard countered it with the I am running all over you guys, then they have a wager on who has the better day. Not such a big deal... No where near the A. Smith thing.

Well that makes more sense......understandable, nothin wrong with a lil healthy smack talk!!!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-29-2008, 09:00 PM
this is [was] painful....

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-29-2008, 11:32 PM
Not a pretty win but I'll take it... guys stepped up when they needed to.

Simmons being put on IR -- ankle.

Mendenhall going on IR -- fractured shoulder.

Davis a sprained ankle.

Parker out for a couple weeks with that sprained knee.

uhhh... Mewelde Moore anyone?

Wow...

King_Killah
09-29-2008, 11:33 PM
this is [was] painful....

I was watching this game and it was 13-3 for what felt like forever, I turn the game off for 3 minutes and come back to it and its 17-13. Can't believe they gave up the late TD drive, but hey Reed is golden.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-29-2008, 11:37 PM
Are there any RB in FA out there that Pitt might be interested in looking at??? Not a good thing when your down to your very last healthy running back.... :\

King_Killah
09-29-2008, 11:38 PM
Are there any RB in FA out there that Pitt might be interested in looking at??? Not a good thing when your down to your very last back.... :\

TravASS Henry might find a new home. :scared:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-29-2008, 11:39 PM
TravASS Henry might find a new home. :scared:

:blah:

steelers
09-29-2008, 11:52 PM
big big big win....i hope our offense keeps up the good rhythym they showed in the 2nd half vs. a very good ravens D...well need it next week vs. the jags.

defense keeps stepping up...i think harrison + woodley is the best linebacking combo in the NFL ...they seem to be forcing turnovers every game.

and sponge...do u no forsure mendy and simmons are on IR..isnt IR out for year :( ??

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-30-2008, 12:04 AM
big big big win....i hope our offense keeps up the good rhythym they showed in the 2nd half vs. a very good ravens D...well need it next week vs. the jags.

defense keeps stepping up...i think harrison + woodley is the best linebacking combo in the NFL ...they seem to be forcing turnovers every game.

and sponge...do u no forsure mendy and simmons are on IR..isnt IR out for year :( ??

Yup. No sources in the papers yet but I heard Tomlin say as much in the post game interview... :( Losing Simmons is addition by subtraction, Stapleton actually looked better in there than Simmons did! Losing Mendenhall for the season really sucks.


Where did Veron Haynes end up? Under the circumstances, I wouldn't mind seeing Pittsburgh bring him back in.. Maybe Gary Russel gets a shot now too.

Get well soon Willie.


Btw, first TD for the Steelers in what, 8 quarters of ball? And it came when Ben was calling the plays/going no huddle... that doesn't bode so well for Bruce Arians running this offense... I wanna see Ben get more control of the play calling and see where it goes. I have never been much of a fan of Arians.... and am still waiting for him to prove me wrong.



Oh yeah -- not a bad game by the defense tonight.. considering they were down to 5 dlinemen with no luxury of substitutions. A few missed ques here and there but all in all they made some nice plays and kept a struggling Steelers O in this game. Baltimore Defense was solid as usual.. Steelers offense putting up 16 pts on them doesn't seem so bad in hindsight. I knew the game tonight wouldn't be easy or pretty..

Time to brush it off and move on. 3-1 and in control of the AFC North. Banged up and on a short week headed to Jax for SNF. Thankfully, they are pretty banged up too....

two24four
09-30-2008, 01:12 AM
Are there any RB in FA out there that Pitt might be interested in looking at??? Not a good thing when your down to your very last healthy running back.... :\

Shaun Alexander is out there :D

Dubz
09-30-2008, 07:14 AM
Benson

chgorman
09-30-2008, 08:23 AM
Benson

Or Taint Bell :lol:

Dubz
09-30-2008, 08:02 PM
Well Benson is gone

CINCINNATI (AP)—Running back Cedric Benson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7180/;_ylt=Aj7X2GPeGPKUdRwBo5OtVfUdsLYF) signed Tuesday with the Cincinnati Bengals (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/cin/), who needed another runner and were undeterred by two alcohol-related arrests in Texas that prompted the Chicago Bears (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/chi/;_ylt=Amo2_SX873TfzJTYn.SkNlwdsLYF) to let him go.

Of course he goes to Cincy:wtf:

FlyGuy78
09-30-2008, 08:55 PM
Pitt resigned Davenport.

b_illin
09-30-2008, 09:40 PM
Pitt resigned Davenport.

Smart, he played well in their system last year

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
09-30-2008, 09:59 PM
Pitt resigned Davenport.

good enough for now... Willie better get healthy and stay healthy though.. I think we've got a bye coming up here directly so that should help.

I wonder who gets the load against Jax... Moore looked pretty solid late in the game last night.

FlyGuy78
09-30-2008, 10:31 PM
i think they will start with moore but if he can't get the job done i don't think they hesitate to give it to davenport more and see what he can do. i like davenport better between the two honestly.

King_Killah
10-01-2008, 07:39 AM
Beginning of the season.

Parker/Mendenhall = :yes::cheers::headbang:


After week 4.


Moore/Davenport = :eek::banghead::barf::yuck::scared:


We'll see how well that holds up. Parker/Mendenhall better find the miracle cures and get healthy....quick.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-01-2008, 07:40 AM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200810/20081001pg_illustration2_330.jpg

cries..

Dubz
10-01-2008, 07:02 PM
Wheres "The Bus"....he'll play:lol:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-01-2008, 08:39 PM
TravASS Henry might find a new home. :scared:

yeah... Jail.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-travishenry-arrest&prov=ap&type=lgns

:lol:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-02-2008, 07:59 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200809/dianasteelers0930i_330.jpg

Jeff Reed shows Ed Reed just how close his MNF game winning FG in OT was from the upright... Ed Reed looks.... unamused! hahahah


Jeff Reed = Mr Reliable

FlyGuy78
10-02-2008, 09:18 PM
that is awesome!! I love seeing kickers get into the shit talking!! :D

dw13
10-02-2008, 09:20 PM
Beginning of the season.

Parker/Mendenhall = :yes::cheers::headbang:


After week 4.


Moore/Davenport = :eek::banghead::barf::yuck::scared:


We'll see how well that holds up. Parker/Mendenhall better find the miracle cures and get healthy....quick.

They are playing in what I like to call the Retarded division of the AFC. Absolutely no competition.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-02-2008, 09:28 PM
They are playing in what I like to call the Retarded division of the AFC. Absolutely no competition.

apparently you missed the MNF game that went into OT? You know, the one with #1 and # 2 ranked defenses going up against each other?

Cinci and Cleveland are shit this year so far (woooo) but... last year Cleveland gave Pitt a real good run for it's money.. the year before Cinci had a sort of coming out party, and Baltimore won a SB not too long ago. Hardly a cake walk. I get the shit talking, but the same bullshit could be said about the Jets weak ass division too (aside from NE).

dw13
10-02-2008, 09:31 PM
Whoa? The Jets weak division? We run 3 deep. I'm not knocking your Steelers, by the way, I'm knocking the SHIT teams below them. Don't tell me Baltimore is a good team, Flacco ain't ready to shoulder a load of a playoff team. You could be looking a THREE playoff teams from the East. Or atleast 3 teams contending for them.

That is an absolute HORRIBLE comparison between the East and your division. You're battling the West for the AFC weak link.

b_illin
10-02-2008, 09:56 PM
Whoa? The Jets weak division? We run 3 deep. I'm not knocking your Steelers, by the way, I'm knocking the SHIT teams below them. Don't tell me Baltimore is a good team, Flacco ain't ready to shoulder a load of a playoff team. You could be looking a THREE playoff teams from the East. Or atleast 3 teams contending for them.

That is an absolute HORRIBLE comparison between the East and your division. You're battling the West for the AFC weak link.

Um, the Bills have been nothing special the last 10 years nor have the Dolphins over the last 5 or so...nor have the Jets for most of the last 10 years, so no idea where this is coming from. Baltimore has been a top 10-15 team since the they were the best 7-8 yrs ago and Pittsburgh has been topnotch as well with the Bengals and Browns periodically having decent teams the last few years. Steeler bias or not, our division is much more competitive!

3 teams (potentially) this year - whoohoo

dw13
10-02-2008, 10:23 PM
Um, the Bills have been nothing special the last 10 years nor have the Dolphins over the last 5 or so...nor have the Jets for most of the last 10 years, so no idea where this is coming from. Baltimore has been a top 10-15 team since the they were the best 7-8 yrs ago and Pittsburgh has been topnotch as well with the Bengals and Browns periodically having decent teams the last few years. Steeler bias or not, our division is much more competitive!

3 teams (potentially) this year - whoohoo

Its not about the past 10 years, I'm talking about this year.

Dubz
10-02-2008, 10:31 PM
Its not about the past 10 years, I'm talking about this year.

:D

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-02-2008, 10:35 PM
Its not about the past 10 years, I'm talking about this year.

:nono:

dw13
10-02-2008, 10:48 PM
:nono:

:wtf:

two24four
10-02-2008, 11:57 PM
I'm not taking anything away from what the Bills have done this season, they are playing some good football, and I think they are a good football team who might make the playoffs this season, but out of there 4 games so far, at least 3 of those teams are shit, SEA, OAK and STL, and they JUST beat OAK at home week 3.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-05-2008, 10:25 PM
Big Mother Fucking Ben

:heart:

Mewelde Moore!!! Fuck yeah!

Great game by the defense

4 and 1 baby... headed to the bye.

Get healthy boys!!!!

It only gets tougher from here.....

King_Killah
10-05-2008, 10:41 PM
Whoa? The Jets weak division? We run 3 deep. I'm not knocking your Steelers, by the way, I'm knocking the SHIT teams below them. Don't tell me Baltimore is a good team, Flacco ain't ready to shoulder a load of a playoff team. You could be looking a THREE playoff teams from the East. Or atleast 3 teams contending for them.

That is an absolute HORRIBLE comparison between the East and your division. You're battling the West for the AFC weak link.

The Steelers division is no worse this year than the Patriots division was last year.

The Jets division runs three deep?? Well, glad you are finally acknowledging the Patriots, Bills, AND Dolphins.

Baltimore is decent. Pretty damn solid defense and Joe Flacco is holding his own on a team that has bullshit receivers and a unreliable always hurt tight end.

dw13
10-05-2008, 10:50 PM
The Steelers division is no worse this year than the Patriots division was last year.

The Jets division runs three deep?? Well, glad you are finally acknowledging the Patriots, Bills, AND Dolphins.

Baltimore is decent. Pretty damn solid defense and Joe Flacco is holding his own on a team that has bullshit receivers and a unreliable always hurt tight end.

I forgot we beat the Fins:lol:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-05-2008, 10:59 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200810/20081006pd_steelers1005f_330.jpg


Washington had a nice game... way to hang on to the ball tonight Nate. :yes:


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200810/200801006pd_steelers1005d_500.jpg

Fast.... Mewelde Moore. Solid, Solid performance from him tonight. 99 yards I believe? Not too shabby.. this off season p/u is looking pretty fucking sweet right about now.

King_Killah
10-05-2008, 11:04 PM
I forgot we beat the Fins:lol:

Yep....you did (down to the last play of the game). And the Phins beat the Patriots and the Chargers, two teams that the Jets what, lost to??? Hmmm... ;)

So after week five, I am still sticking with my thoughts on the AFC East ending Patriots, Bills, Dolphins, Jets.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-05-2008, 11:08 PM
Yep....you did (down to the last play of the game). And the Phins beat the Patriots and the Chargers, two teams that the Jets what, lost to??? Hmmm... ;)

So after week five, I am still sticking with my thoughts on the AFC East ending Patriots, Bills, Dolphins, Jets.

hey fuckers, keep your dirty Jets and Patsie talk out of my thread!!! :p :D

dw13
10-05-2008, 11:14 PM
hey fuckers, keep your dirty Jets and Patsie talk out of my thread!!! :p :D

I tried really hard not to talk back to his comment but I had to. Good game by your boys tonight though Bonger :D

King_Killah
10-05-2008, 11:20 PM
hey fuckers, keep your dirty Jets and Patsie talk out of my thread!!! :p :D

I was going to say the same thing.


I tried really hard not to talk back to his comment but I had to.

As I was just answering your post about the Steelers division.

steelers
10-05-2008, 11:21 PM
huge huge win....a LOT of guys banged up and we came through with a big win going into the bye....now we sit at 4-1 very comfortably in 1st...we shud take care of cincy to go 5-1 then we hit another tough stretch with hopefully a mostly healthy roster.

loving the way the offense played tonight gotta keep throwing on first down. and D solid as always...harrison + woodley = best LB duo in the leagueee...these guys r unstopable.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-05-2008, 11:24 PM
I tried really hard not to talk back to his comment but I had to. Good game by your boys tonight though Bonger :D


hahaha no worries :beer:



huge huge win....a LOT of guys banged up and we came through with a big win going into the bye....now we sit at 4-1 very comfortably in 1st...we shud take care of cincy to go 5-1 then we hit another tough stretch with hopefully a mostly healthy roster.

loving the way the offense played tonight gotta keep throwing on first down. and D solid as always...harrison + woodley = best LB duo in the leagueee...these guys r unstopable.

fucking EH... I'm a homer but I got to agree. Harrison is molding Woodley into quite the Steelers LB... Just imagine how we'll look once Timmons gets set loose as well!! Harrison and Woodley have quite the competition going for sacks this season... I think Harrison ends up on top, quite possibly leading the entire NHL, but the competition is definitely close and definitely good to see.

David Garrard after the game;

"Guys are definitely upset," Garrard said. "We felt like we had it, but they went down and made some amazing plays. Ben had guys draped on his back and he gets a pass off 20 yards down the field. It's just amazing."

steelers
10-06-2008, 11:25 AM
hahaha no worries :beer:




fucking EH... I'm a homer but I got to agree. Harrison is molding Woodley into quite the Steelers LB... Just imagine how we'll look once Timmons gets set loose as well!! Harrison and Woodley have quite the competition going for sacks this season... I think Harrison ends up on top, quite possibly leading the entire NHL, but the competition is definitely close and definitely good to see.

David Garrard after the game;

"Guys are definitely upset," Garrard said. "We felt like we had it, but they went down and made some amazing plays. Ben had guys draped on his back and he gets a pass off 20 yards down the field. It's just amazing."
they had it?!?! we dominated that game and shuda won by more but our O did 0 in the 3rd quarter...literally 0...they were lucky to even be in it late..we deserved to win that game..and thankfully we did:)

tets
10-06-2008, 03:02 PM
It felt good to get that win!!! Especially since we are pretty banged up...hard fought victory.

I heard that Willie Parker will be ready to go against Cincy after the bye week.
Im thinking we should rest him anyway, Moore looked good out there and we will need Parker 100% with our tough schedule down the stretch

steelers
10-07-2008, 04:47 PM
It felt good to get that win!!! Especially since we are pretty banged up...hard fought victory.

I heard that Willie Parker will be ready to go against Cincy after the bye week.
Im thinking we should rest him anyway, Moore looked good out there and we will need Parker 100% with our tough schedule down the stretch
parker said he was ready to go this week vs. jacksonville but was held out for precautinary reason....so with 2 full weeks off now hell definately be in the lineup and he shud be.

tets
10-07-2008, 05:33 PM
Well thats more assuring........I didnt know he could have went against the jags........good news, we need him
parker said he was ready to go this week vs. jacksonville but was held out for precautinary reason....so with 2 full weeks off now hell definately be in the lineup and he shud be.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-07-2008, 05:56 PM
Getting Parker back will be a huge boost, but I really hope to see the Steelers continue to utilize Mewelde Moore a bit in the game... he was impressive in his limited action the last two weeks. I also hope to see Big Ben going to Heath Miller more often.. he was solid in Jax and that guy was a first rounder and he really is big fuckin MONEY.. He's a huge target, capable of plowing through for extra yardage, and he rarely drops the ball. Use him!

King_Killah
10-07-2008, 10:12 PM
parker said he was ready to go this week vs. jacksonville but was held out for precautinary reason....so with 2 full weeks off now hell definately be in the lineup and he shud be.

Yeah, it was already announced that Parker will be back October 19th vs. Cincinnati.

b_illin
10-08-2008, 12:18 PM
Getting Parker back will be a huge boost, but I really hope to see the Steelers continue to utilize Mewelde Moore a bit in the game... he was impressive in his limited action the last two weeks. I also hope to see Big Ben going to Heath Miller more often.. he was solid in Jax and that guy was a first rounder and he really is big fuckin MONEY.. He's a huge target, capable of plowing through for extra yardage, and he rarely drops the ball. Use him!

They're going to have to with Mendenhall gone for the year. He'll be a nice change-up from Willie I think. (and Najeh as well)

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Wooo our boy takes home another AFC Offensive player of the week... hell of a performance by him in Jax last weekend. Tiny accomplishment but a well deserved one.

The victory sent the Steelers into their open date at 4-1 and pushed Roethlisberger's personal starting record in the regular season to 43-17 (.717), second best only to Tom Brady (.784) among current NFL quarterbacks with at least 40 starts.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08283/918562-66.stm

tets
10-15-2008, 03:34 PM
Looks like Parker might not play now against Cincy because he aggravated his knee:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08289/920132-66.stm?cmpid=latest.xml

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-15-2008, 06:13 PM
oh snap

thankfully it's just the bungholes

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-16-2008, 11:28 PM
Troy speaks out after BS fines against Hines Ward


Two-hand touch? To Polamalu, NFL now flag football


PITTSBURGH (AP)—Troy Polamalu (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6352/;_ylt=AjNo.SatdOIrYlTGV54iAT4dsLYF) wishes someone would put the football back into the National Football League.

Polamalu, unhappy with the increasing number of fines for what he says are nefarious infractions that weren’t penalized, is complaining the over-the-top enforcement of contact-related rules is taking away what makes the sport so popular.

“It’s becoming more and more flag football, two-hand touch,” said Polamalu, the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/pit/;_ylt=AmqWyezniqJ9vAwgAuR1M4sdsLYF)’ four-time Pro Bowl safety. “We’ve really lost the essence of what real American football is about. They’re not really concerned about safety, because people have been doing this for … quite a few decades.”

The NFL, concerned the ever-increasing size and strength of players may be heightening the risk of serious injuries, is strictly enforcing all contact rules, especially those involving quarterbacks and helmet-to-helmet hits.

In a Sept. 17 letter to players, the NFL emphasized it would monitor “illegal and dangerous hits” in an effort to protect players.

Polamalu believes the restrictive rule enforcement might be making defensive players hesitant because they are worried a routine tackle will result in a major fine.

“You’ve got to figure out how to tackle people a new way. … It’s too much,” he said.

Polamalu also wonders if physical players who once starred in the league, such as Dick Butkus, Jack Lambert, Mean Joe Greene, Ronnie Lott and Jack Tatum, could play in the NFL today.

“These guys really went after people,” said Polamalu, who has not been fined this season but has been in the past. “They were that way because the game was physical.

Now, they couldn’t survive in this type of game. They wouldn’t have enough money.

They’d be paying fines all the time, and then they’d be suspended for the year after they do it two games in a row. It’s kind of ridiculous.”

Polamalu said the only people who welcome all the fines are “quarterbacks and the front office.” However, the NFL does not profit from the fines, which are donated to charity.

Among recent fines, Cardinals strong safety Adrian Wilson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5511/;_ylt=AjUTrFkxf177B_yUx5NvsGAdsLYF) was fined $25,000 for a hit that left Buffalo quarterback Trent Edwards (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/8346/;_ylt=Ahy2znxXb8bIATfFrnDFyAEdsLYF) with a concussion, and Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5888/;_ylt=AqXycPR1ihnCAZSYtaD6PN0dsLYF) was fined $10,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/8780/;_ylt=AjJQQfD2A4rsWmRidbFsms0dsLYF).

Jets safety Eric Smith (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7846/;_ylt=AoDSt6IZpoozMbzOfjgIYIkdsLYF) was suspended for one game and fined $50,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6390/;_ylt=Au7iiaCsDWKeEyGG1b2dVnIdsLYF) that the league called a flagrant violation of player safety rules.

Polamalu isn’t defending those hits, but rather the routine plays that are drawing fines even if there are no penalties or apparent rules violations.

The Steelers believe the $15,000 fines levied against wide receiver Hines Ward (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4323/) for non-penalized infractions on successive weeks were unwarranted, and team chairman Dan Rooney and coach Mike Tomlin contacted the league about them this week.

Polamalu is normally one of the NFL’s most intense players on the field and softest-spoken off it, but he sounded like outspoken former teammate Joey Porter (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4723/), now of the Dolphins, or Lambert when he questioned the NFL’s intent.

Lambert, the Hall of Fame linebacker from the 1970s and 1980s, once said the NFL should put skirts on quarterbacks so defensive players would know not to tackle them.
“It’s just the essence of what NFL football is,” Polamalu said. “You don’t want to get into a sport that loses the core mentality. It’s like playing basketball and, `Oh, you can’t body somebody up. You can’t touch them. You can only play defense from a foot out.’ It takes away from the real athleticism of the sport. … football loses its identity.”

Polamalu also doesn’t defend players who take cheap shots.

“I didn’t mean being cheap, but (those who) don’t take anything from anybody,” Polamalu said. “Know what I mean? Joe Greene wouldn’t take anything from anybody. Joey Porter wouldn’t. When people came to our field, they knew this was our home field. Nobody was going to mess with us. … That’s the type of attitude I think is really awesome.”

tets
10-17-2008, 01:31 PM
Is in video anywhere?? I want to hear Polamalu saying all of this!!!

tets
10-17-2008, 01:33 PM
Willie will not play Week 7 against the Bengals.
Moore will be the starter, then Russell 2nd and Davenport 3rd

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08291/920743-66.stm?cmpid=steelers.xml

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-18-2008, 10:35 PM
Is in video anywhere?? I want to hear Polamalu saying all of this!!!

Haven't found a link on line...

GOODELL RESPONDS TO POLAMALU REMARKS

Posted by Mike Florio on October 17, 2008, 11:30 a.m.
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu recently suggested that the NFL’s new emphasis on fining players for big hits is aimed not at protecting players, but at ensuring that well-known players will be able to play — and thus that teams will earn more money.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has responded.

“I have a great deal of respect for him as a player, and obviously he has a right to his own views,” Goodell said during an interview on WBAL-AM in Baltimore. “But to say that this is about money and not the health of our players, I think is extremely disappointing when we spend as much time as we do with active players, reviewing our rules, reviewing techniques and making sure we make the game is as safe as possible.”

Frankly, we think Goodell should express his disappointment by requiring Polamalu to make an involuntary contribution to the Human Fund, especially since the money collected via the fine process goes in part to help former players who now have serious problems because the game was once played with zero sensitivity to the effects of concussions and inferior equipment and helmet-to-helmet hits on long-term health.

The problem is that fans who love to see players get “jacked up” and who could care less about whether the players on the giving or receiving end of the “jacking” can’t remember their names in 20 years will rally around guys like Polamalu, since they’re the ones who are willingly stepping into the fray.

And if it’s OK with the poor bastards who are putting their bodies and brains at risk, it should be OK for those of us who clamor for them to do it.

Moreover, other players will be inspired by voices like Polamalu’s, and they’ll come to accept the fact that “doing their jobs” will from time to time entail coughing up some cash.

But if the NFL is serious about changing the culture of the kill shot, everyone needs to be on the same page. Buying into this new approach to protecting players should be a key part of the privilege of playing in the NFL, and players who resist this transition verbally should be subject to the same penalties as those who resist it physically.

Dubz
10-18-2008, 11:03 PM
I hope he got fined....Porter had to pay 20G because the biggest fuck up of a ref missed yet another call and he mentioned it. Its a mockery when one gets the fines/suspensions and another similar infraction doesnt. *sniffle ugg LJ sniffle ugg*

Did Palamalu get FINED?:wtf:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-18-2008, 11:14 PM
I hope he got fined....Porter had to pay 20G because the biggest fuck up of a ref missed yet another call and he mentioned it. Its a mockery when one gets the fines/suspensions and another similar infraction doesnt. *sniffle ugg LJ sniffle ugg*

Did Palamalu get FINED?:wtf:

nah not that I know of. For one -- I don't think or recall hearing Troy specifying one particular blown play or instance? Just a generalized point of view/opinion on the fines coming Hines way. And for two, Ward got enough fines for one/two weeks of Steelers football. :p

The odd thing is that Troy is typically a pretty quiet and soft spoken dude, not the type to pitch a verbal pitch or cause any type of uproar... he must have been pretty tiffed and irritated about it all to have spoken out.

steelers
10-19-2008, 08:42 PM
very nice win...time to get ready for some tough tough games for pretty much the rest of the year.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-20-2008, 08:58 PM
McFadden out with a broken forearm. Will miss 4-6 weeks. Polamalu.......... under evaluation. Word on his condition should break tomorrow.. (damn it)

5-1 is exactly where I envisioned us.. however our sometimes stagnant and struggling offense is causing me great concern going into this stretch of much tougher opponents (at least on paper).

Will be an interesting stretch... and it's unfortunate that this team can't seem to stay healthy this year.

Get well soon Troy, we need ya.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-21-2008, 05:00 PM
sounds like troy got himself concussed late in the 4th when he made that hit and lost his hat.. he had some experiences with them at SoCal and I believe he has also had 1 with the Steelers.. Yet despite these facts, Tomlin is talking like he will still play Sunday against the Giants??

Be careful here boys.


On Mewelde Moore stepping up and delivering after the Steelers lose their top 2 RB;

The Steelers coaches, with little choice, turned to Moore and he helped them win not one, not two, but three games. His latest came in spectacular fashion when he ran 20 times for 120 yards, caught five passes and scored three touchdowns in a 38-10 victory at Cincinnati Sunday.

Let there be no doubt, when Parker fully heals he will return to start, perhaps Sunday against the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. But Moore has added one big punch to the Steelers' offense and has guaranteed himself a prominent spot even when Parker returns.


"He's become the locker-room favorite and we make no bones about why we feel the way we do about each other," Tomlin said after presenting Moore with a game ball Sunday. "It's based on deeds. This guy is delivering time and time again with his legs, with his hands. He's just doing a nice job. He's a pro; he prepares himself. He's doing a nice job for us."


"Willie Parker goes down, Mendenhall is out for the year, and he steps in and does everything we asked him to do," Hines Ward said. "He's run the ball well, and that's all you can ask of the guy. When guys go down, other guys need to step up, and that's exactly what he's done for us."

tets
10-24-2008, 10:47 AM
Willie is most likely out again on Sunday against the Giants.
Look like Moore will get another start here.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08298/922566-66.stm

tets
10-24-2008, 12:53 PM
And now Holmes will be deactivated for Sunday's game against the Giants, after he was caught with some weed. Washington will start in his place.
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/10/24/santonio-will-sit-on-sunday/

This certainly isnt helping, right after we find out that Parker isnt playing.

Dubz
10-24-2008, 01:17 PM
Willie is most likely out again on Sunday against the Giants.
Look like Moore will get another start here.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08298/922566-66.stm


And now Holmes will be deactivated for Sunday's game against the Giants, after he was caught with some weed. Washington will start in his place.
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/10/24/santonio-will-sit-on-sunday/

This certainly isnt helping, right after we find out that Parker isnt playing.

Next.... your going to tell us Troy isnt playing:mad:

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-24-2008, 08:25 PM
fuuuuuuuuuck

Dubz
10-25-2008, 12:16 PM
Fri, Oct 24 Polamalu practiced Friday and is expected to play Sunday against the Giants.

steelers
10-25-2008, 01:04 PM
fewf for polamalu

tets
10-27-2008, 10:48 AM
Whats with all of our injuries????

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
10-27-2008, 03:54 PM
No idea :(

And what's with Ben and 4 interceptions?

Or a fucked up long snap by james... harrison?

Leading to a safety and 2 pts for the Giants.

I've never seen something like that in my entire life.

We had that one. A slow start to what turned out to be a great game. Can't expect your team to win when your QB throws 4 picks, but despite not getting many hands on Eli, our defense really was playing so solid, I think we shoulda had that one. Too many turnovers and costly/untimely penalties and mistakes cost us the game.

Damn.

tets
10-27-2008, 04:42 PM
Our defence deserved that win.....they didnt get any turnovers but they really held us in there in the first half of the game......if the giants werent starting on our 45 yard line on the first 4 possessions of the game the giants would have had 9 less pts......our offence needs to 1. stop turning over the ball, 2. stop taking stupid penalties and 3. produce more offence!(although not easy against the giants)

By the end of the game, when the D has been on the field so much, they are tired, and thats going to lead to injuries/pts..........so basically, with our schedule we have in this stretch, to be successful we need the offence to work on some things

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-03-2008, 11:09 PM
Parker back, Ben out... Miller out. Leftwitch in (and looking solid).

Sounds like a shoulder with Ben, and a sprained ankle with Heath.

God damn, this team is fucking cursed with injuries this season... it's amazing they are 5-2 and hopefully about to go 6-2 with how banged up and patch worked the starting line up has been...

Get well soon Ben.

tets
11-05-2008, 06:18 PM
Ben has taken a beating all season. Leftwich looked good in there and he throws a bullet.....I think they should decide to rest Big Ben even if theres a chance he can play.....I know he going to want to be in there cuz hes a warrior, but we signed him to a big contract and Ill like to see him live to finish it.....

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-06-2008, 10:51 PM
Ben has taken a beating all season. Leftwich looked good in there and he throws a bullet.....I think they should decide to rest Big Ben even if theres a chance he can play.....I know he going to want to be in there cuz hes a warrior, but we signed him to a big contract and Ill like to see him live to finish it.....

agreed.. however, from the sounds of it, Ben's shoulder injury isn't going to heal much at all this season despite any rest he may or may not give. The way Tomlin was talking, he's gonna need an entire off season.

Could we please get him some fucking protection next year?

King_Killah
11-07-2008, 06:32 AM
agreed.. however, from the sounds of it, Ben's shoulder injury isn't going to heal much at all this season despite any rest he may or may not give. The way Tomlin was talking, he's gonna need an entire off season.

Could we please get him some fucking protection next year?

Sorry..... I would love to protect Ben for you but I am already under contract elsewhere!


:lol::lol::lol:

tets
11-07-2008, 12:31 PM
Willie Parker will miss this week's game against the Colts with a shoulder injury. He hurt it against the Redskins and expected to only miss one game.
Moore will start

From rotoworld.com

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-07-2008, 05:06 PM
Willie Parker will miss this week's game against the Colts with a shoulder injury. He hurt it against the Redskins and expected to only miss one game.
Moore will start

From rotoworld.com

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Who's next?

tets
11-09-2008, 01:25 PM
Roethisberger is listed as probable but could be the back up to Leftwich.(from rotoworld)
And Willie Parker apparently has a torn labrum, which will require off season surgery.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2008/11/09/shoulder-a-problem-for-steelers-parker/

It just keeps getting better, doesnt it??

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-09-2008, 07:57 PM
I hate to say it but I think Ben is being really fucking selfish. Obviously the guy is not 100% and for the love of god, if you aren't healthy, then DON'T FUCKING PLAY. Leftwitch did such a solid job replacing him last week, why the fuck not make Ben sit a week and see what Leftwitch can do?

3 ints today? Gave the game away...

God damn it, Ben.. You're fucking killing us.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-15-2008, 11:50 PM
Not a huge surprise here but it's still good to see things are moving in the right direction.


Steelers likely to be sold to Dan Rooney

By DAN NEPHIN, Associated Press Writer 6 hours, 46 minutes ago

PITTSBURGH (AP)—Steelers chairman Dan Rooney and his son will likely buy a controlling interest in the team from Rooney’s four brothers.

“It’s not really (that) a deal has been reached, but we’re coming along very well,” Art Rooney Jr., one of the brothers, said Saturday.

“You’re dealing with five people who are very private. There are a lot of ideas and nuances. We’re moving in the right direction after all,” he said. “There’s still things that have to be worked out, but it’s headed that way.”

Dan Rooney was the only person interested in buying the team, which the brothers want to see remain in the family, according to Art Rooney Jr.

“That was a pretty big factor in this whole thing,” he said.

Dan Rooney declined to comment on Saturday. A message left with his son, team president Art Rooney II, was not immediately returned.

Art Rooney Jr. would not confirm that he and brothers Patrick, Timothy and John Rooney would get about $750 million after business debt is subtracted.

That was the figure the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on its Web site Friday night in a story about the probable deal. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported a price of $800 million.

Art Rooney Jr. was reluctant to name a price, saying it could change. The team has been estimated to be worth as much as $1.2 billion.

Each brother owns 16 percent of the team, adding up to 80 percent, with another Pittsburgh family, the McGinleys, owning 20 percent. Those shares are not being sold. The Rooneys’ father, Hall of Famer Art Rooney Sr., bought the franchise in 1933 for $2,500.

At least three of the five Rooney brothers want to sell their equal shares in the team partly to avoid costly future inheritance taxes for their children and grandchildren.

“We’re all hanging our hats that we get it done before the change in the administration,” which could lead to higher taxes, Art Rooney Jr. said.

Another factor is the NFL rules that restrict owners’ involvement in gambling enterprises, and requires that one person own at least 30 percent of a team. Some of the brothers own shares of racetracks that offer casino gaming.

The team was sold in 1940 to Boston investor Alexis Thompson, but Art Rooney Sr. back regained control of the team in less than a year.

b_illin
11-16-2008, 12:25 PM
I'm glad the 4 brothers decided not to be difficult. I am pumped that the team will be in Dan and Art Jr.'s (as in Dan's son) control for years to come!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-16-2008, 07:28 PM
11-10 :lol:

Damn I really coulda used that TD by Polamalu at the end. Oh well. Gotta love when your team can win a game w/o scoring an offensive TD.

James Harrison is a fucking beast. That safety was fucking sick. Defensive Player of the year considerations for sure! Pro Bowl, w/o a doubt.

Anybody see that sick ass interception by Troy Polamalu? Can't believe he got his fingertips under the ball like that...

Once again, a hell of a game by our defense.. and it was great to see Ben throw for 300 yards w/o a pick! Real careful and solid with the ball today Ben, great job!

We needed this win.. with teams like Dallas, NE, Balt, and Tennesee coming up.. This win was crucial. Baltimore loses to the Giants which means the Steelers sit alone first in the AFC North at 7-3.

Bring on the Bungholes on Thursday Night Football

:yes:

dw13
11-16-2008, 08:04 PM
Definitely a win you can feel good about Bonger

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-16-2008, 09:53 PM
Definitely a win you can feel good about Bonger

Thank ya. :D

Honestly though, it wasn't a performance that will win you many games, UNLESS of course you have a defense that is one of if not the best in the league and proves it week in and week out. Nine points on offense isn't very good especially with the time of possession we had. We need to produce in the red zone when we have drives and TOP like we had today.

I still stand by my hatred of Bruce Arians as offensive coordinator but it was nice to see that douche hat throwing Davis in there for short down yardage.. he was a beast on those third and shorts today! That is something that needs to continue if the Steelers want to be successful in the running game. I love fast Willie Parker but we have long been missing a bruising Bus in our running game. Spaeth has been solid stepping in for an injured Heath Miller and it is always good to see Hines Ward with 100+ yards in a game.

Great game by the defense and as I said earlier, a real good game by Big Ben. He made excellent decisions today. :heart: A drop by Nate and 4 or 5 WR's penalties hurt us for sure and the call on the goal line was stupid as well. Maybe we score a TD or two if not for these things on offense. But a win is a win and first place is first place, so I'll take it..

I'm still kind've confused on that forward lateral bullshit at the end of the game that stripped Troy of his end of game TD? ANybody see that play and care to elaborate the rule to me??? I admit I was a little tipsy during the game but I really don't remember seeing a forward lateral at all..... :confused:

dw13
11-16-2008, 10:54 PM
Thank ya. :D

Honestly though, it wasn't a performance that will win you many games, UNLESS of course you have a defense that is one of if not the best in the league and proves it week in and week out. Nine points on offense isn't very good especially with the time of possession we had. We need to produce in the red zone when we have drives and TOP like we had today.

I still stand by my hatred of Bruce Arians as offensive coordinator but it was nice to see that douche hat throwing Davis in there for short down yardage.. he was a beast on those third and shorts today! That is something that needs to continue if the Steelers want to be successful in the running game. I love fast Willie Parker but we have long been missing a bruising Bus in our running game. Spaeth has been solid stepping in for an injured Heath Miller and it is always good to see Hines Ward with 100+ yards in a game.

Great game by the defense and as I said earlier, a real good game by Big Ben. He made excellent decisions today. :heart: A drop by Nate and 4 or 5 WR's penalties hurt us for sure and the call on the goal line was stupid as well. Maybe we score a TD or two if not for these things on offense. But a win is a win and first place is first place, so I'll take it..

I'm still kind've confused on that forward lateral bullshit at the end of the game that stripped Troy of his end of game TD? ANybody see that play and care to elaborate the rule to me??? I admit I was a little tipsy during the game but I really don't remember seeing a forward lateral at all..... :confused:

Ref had put a bet in and wanted it to cover. :D

King_Killah
11-17-2008, 05:54 AM
Ref had put a bet in and wanted it to cover. :D

Me too..... Thank God that TD was called back. Not sure what pitch they saw as an illegal forward pass because it all looked clean to me, but hey... Chargers at +5.5 covers for me; Steelers win for Bonger. Its all good.

steelers
11-17-2008, 03:21 PM
refs admitted they botched the call after the game...article on espn and also a 5 minute video explaining it if u want.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-17-2008, 05:44 PM
refs admitted they botched the call after the game...article on espn and also a 5 minute video explaining it if u want.

mother fuckers

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-18-2008, 05:23 PM
refs admitted they botched the call after the game...article on espn and also a 5 minute video explaining it if u want.

Yeah and you know I just love how the botched call by those assholes made me lose my h2h match up against you in our HI league by not even one full point. :mad:

Talk about getting fucking shafted. I am pretty pissed actually and I have been pondering giving up that team all morning. I have already been so sick of the unpredictable bullshit of h2h FF.. then when something like that goes down, it just pisses me off so bad. Now instead of my team sitting healthy in 4th place I am once again in danger of missing the playoffs. :rolleyes:

Dubz
11-18-2008, 07:24 PM
Yes Bonger I feel your pain (lost H2H and could miss the show now)....Pitts has been driving me nuts the past four weeks in my Pick em pool too.

A buddy of mine heard something about a fix on that game??? I wouldnt believe it.....just sayin what I heard.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-20-2008, 11:09 PM
Dear Obama,

Dick Lebeau for Secretary of DEFENSE.

steelers
11-20-2008, 11:56 PM
LOL..our D played great as usual..but we looked really flat...were gonna have to be ready to go next time at new england...thats a big game.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-20-2008, 11:59 PM
Oh yeah, other notes from the game..

There's the Big Ben I know and love.. solid game Ben. Hella glad I played you this week in fantasy.. I had a good feeling. 4-0 in the division. Props to the Oline for keeping Ben upright tonight.. now if they could just do that against GOOD teams/defenses.. we'd be alright week in and week out! Nice to have Miller back in there. The Bungholes came into this game 1-8-1. This was a game Pittsburgh absolutely should have won.

Fast Willie Parker is NOT healthy.. you could see it from the get go, and it became painfully apparent when Moore finished off the 2nd half rushing duties. Knee or the shoulder? If Parker isn't 100% healthy I say we rest him until the playoffs. Moore is a perfect filler right now but we will need Fast Willie Parker healthy in the post season. Is Holmes injured? I didn't see much of him in the later stages of the game either. He took a real nasty (clean) hit and it definitely shook him up.

This defense is scary good.. when one guy has a quiet night another guy steps up. Troy's health has been so key this year and he is playing like a fucking mad man.

I hate to look ahead but I can't wait for that Dallas game in two weeks. The NE game next weekend isn't nearly as appealing w/o Douche bag Brady in there.. but it should be a good game regardless and I guess it will be interesting to see what Cassel can do against the # 1 defense in the league.

P.S.

GO TITANS!!!!

We want to keep that # 2 seed :D

b_illin
11-21-2008, 12:57 PM
Crazy, out of left field suggestion, but if LJ gets released in the offseason, the Steelers should sign him. LJ/Moore with Mendenhall to back them up would be SWEET....I could see LJ in this offense being a beast...sorry fast Willie.

dw13
11-21-2008, 01:07 PM
LJ's body is toast.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-28-2008, 06:38 PM
Even though the team is cautiously optimistic running back Willie Parker will play against the Patriots, they have re-signed running back Najeh Davenport -- the second time he has been re-signed this season after being released in June.


Davenport was added to the roster Oct. 1 after Parker was injured. He played four games with the Steelers before being released Nov. 8.

Also --


The kickoff time of the Steelers' Dec. 14 game at Baltimore was changed to 4:15 p.m. today by the NFL under its flexible schedule guidelines. It had been scheduled for 1 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS.

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-29-2008, 10:45 AM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/starryfucker/PghHotties.jpg

tets
11-30-2008, 04:24 PM
WTF Ben......great way to start the game.....Jesus Christ!!

tets
11-30-2008, 04:26 PM
So far 2 TD and 9 INT in last 2 games....ridiculous......Im starting to wish Leftwich is put behind the center

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-30-2008, 07:04 PM
Damn.. I was nervous with the way the game started out but that was one hell of a recovery by Big Ben and company... Defense is looking sick, as always. Troy is the heart and soul of this defense.. but god damn James Harrison is a MONSTER. Once again a somewhat sluggish start but Pittsburgh absolutely dominated the third quarter and basically sucked any life NE had straight out of them. 30 Unanswered points! NE 0/10 on third down conversions today. :lol:

Good to see us beat those cheaters, with or without pretty boy Brady.

Hell of a win boys, we needed it with the RatBirds winning today.

Sitting quietly at 9-3 today, while everyone yaps on about the Titans and the Jets. We're still a game up over Baltimore and alone at # 2 in the AFC.. Thank you Denver!

Dallas is up next, that's the game I've been waiting for. Should be another great test of this teams merit.

Go Steelers :D

b_illin
11-30-2008, 08:11 PM
Wes Welker, you got smoked!

Helluva game - Go Steelers!

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
11-30-2008, 09:50 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/tools/med/2008/11/ipt/1228098262.jpg

http://f3.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_fantasy_experts__8/ept_sports_fantasy_experts-409970800-1228091807.jpg?ymfWMaADQp2.NNwu


The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!


Don't think Light's presence made much of a difference in this one, not a positive difference anyway. heheh...

Anyway, I'm really enjoying this one, as should the rest of you Stillers fans. It's been HOW long since Pittsburgh beat the Patriots IN Foxboro? As a fan of either team though, you really gotta wonder how much of a difference Tom Brady may have made in this one... probably not much, Cassel threw decent balls early, Randy Moss had hella butter fingers. Of course I'm a black n gold homer here, but 5 sacks against, and 4 turnovers for the Pats offense today. Owned.

Dubz
11-30-2008, 10:54 PM
Im liking my FA pickups...


Troy is the heart and soul of this defense.. but god damn James Harrison is a MONSTER

Sponge Bong Beer Pants
12-01-2008, 12:22 AM
Wes Welker, you got smoked!

Helluva game - Go Steelers!

Ready or NOT, HERE COMES THE BOOOOOOOOM


http://patsblog.projo.com/welker1101-thumb-450x246.jpg