Posts Tagged ‘steelers’

Final Thoughts on an Amazing Season

Posted: February 7, 2011 in Uncategorized
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After 2010 NFL wrapped up yesterday,being a Steelers fan, I was angry, hurt, felt like I was having a stroke and heart attack at the same time. After I have had some time to reflect, the season far exceeded my wildest expectations. We started out without Big Ben for the first four games. Nobody thought we had a chance and managed a 3-1 record without our franchise quarterback. Our running game made huge leaps and bounds over last year. The more playing time Mendenhall gets, the better he is getting and is maturing nicely. What more could we ask from our patchwork o-line. It seems to be ravaged season after season with injuries. Flozell was a great pickup and filled in nicely. I was a bit worried about his jumping the count, but after a few games he seemed to settle in and if he did jump it was unmemorable. The defense was dominating as any I can remember. The tandem threats of Harrison and Woodley coming from the outside is just nasty. Timmons has really progressed nicely into a utility backer and I am confident with him in coverage as well as stopping the run. Troy is amazing, but I don’t think his second half of the season was as solid as the first. Mainly because he in a lot a more pain and his injury is worse than the general public realize. It is a shame that Pouncey was injured in the Jets game and missed his (hopefully) first Super Bowl. It is unbelievable that this young man played at the level he has as a rookie. It may be too early to throw around comparisons to Webster and Dawson, but if he continues to play at an exceptional level, it may not be too far before those comparisons are appropriate.

        The passing game was more than just serviceable. Mike Wallace has speed to burn. It is ashame that he is routinely underthrown. Atonio Brown and Emmanual Sanders seemed to be the two surprises that came out of last years draft each making crucial catches throughout the season. Bye bye Limas Sweed!

          Now what went wrong. William Gay, I love him as a rushing D-back, but seriously the man can not play coverage. There is more gap in his coverage than in Madonna’s smile. When the hell did we give up on the fullback position. God I miss Dan Kreider in there pushing the pile on third and short. Bruce Arians. I have been preaching this since before we won our last Super Bowl. The only reason he is still there is because of Ben. There is conservative football with a lead and there is chicken shit football. We go up and play calling seems to fall into the latter. I don’t have a problem with a screen to Wallace once in a while, but you can’t run it four times in a game. You also need blockers. What happened to the Mendenhall screen that I saw at training, which he broke open for a 60 yard touchdown. I can’t wait for July and camp to start again. Until we have the remainder of the Penguins season.

Abortions Tickle

Posted: December 11, 2009 in Uncategorized
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If you want a good laugh sometime you really should read some of www.pennlive.com ‘s comments on their articles. It is hillarious. Apparently a woman in Pennbrook has a “You’re in Steeler Country” banner hanging from her house. Pennbrook wants the woman to pay for a permit to hang the banner on non-game days. This a rather benign article dealing with one’s property rights as established by the borrough. Yet, somehow in the discussion board it becomes a battle about abortion. WTF people. I understand the rationale of questioning why the guy on Rte 22 can hang his anti-abortion pictures without a permit, I get that relationship, but to use this forum for a battle between the lifers and the choicers, it’s absurd. That’s like saying a flood or other natural disaster is somehow linked to racism. Better yet though, this forum shows how fucked up people are and how they can not think for themselves. The other thing that is funny is the grammar police who do not use proper english when pointing out pennlive’s apparent lack of proof reading.

Here is the link to the article and I have pasted some of the comments below: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2009/12/penbrook_orders_football_fan_t.html

Yes they are taken out of context, but are not edited

Posted by buffwingnut
December 10, 2009, 10:14AM
Key words: ” Woman’s right to choose.” End of story. Otherwise, stay the hell out of it, mind your own business and go see a therapist about your anxiety over your mother hitting your hands with a stick every time you touched your weiner.
Posted by mslav1978
December 10, 2009, 5:20PM
And you have data on the number of “dirty” women who do this? Where are your numbers? How do you know this is true? You know, just because you believe something, doesn’t make
it real. (See also, God.)
Posted by diculib
December 10, 2009, 12:08PM
Right to an Abortion By the LAWS of Man, Yes…And according to Libaterd Dimacrats, Taxpayer Funded, Forget it…You want to murder your kids, you pay for it and live with it!

Steelers Preview

Posted: September 1, 2009 in Sports
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We went to Steelers training camp in Latrobe a few weeks ago. It was amazing. We were on the field, got to meet the coaching staff and a lot of the players. Spent a few minutes with Troy Polamalu. Overall it was an impressive practice. The receiving corps is probably the best we have had in a few years. Hines and Santonio will contribute as usually, but the depth is very impressive. I am sold on Mike Wallace. He is fast, young, and has good hands. He may need to work on his routes a bit, but overall I expect him to be the number 4 guy behind Limas Sweed. Speaking of Sweed, he has made excellent progress during the offseason, time and his performance will tell how much that will payoff. If he has problems catching the ball or sticking his feet inbounds, we may see Wallace move up on the depth chart, but it is definitely a good battle to have. I am also not worried about our secondary. Corners look stable with Gay,Townsend, and Taylor. The safeties are strong as usual and it should be another pro bowl year for Polamalu. Runningbacks are a good group of solid performers. Mendenhall should be a threat to catch the ball out of the backfield, as well as make some good runs for additional yards after contact. The only detriment I see, and I have been preaching about this since Arians took over as offensive coordinator, is the abandonement of a fullback in the offense. When Kreider was here he opened up so many holes for Bettis and Parker it was ridiculous. The offensive line is the only weak aspect of this team. The depth isn’t necessarily there and if one player is hurt, i.e. Darnell Stapleton being placed on the IRL, it may impact the running game. A fullback in this scheme would fill in where the o-line is lacking.The strongest point of the 2009 Steelers is the linebacking corps. The depth is tremendous and the 2nd and 3rd tier guys would probably be starting for other teams. It will be nice to see Timmons get more playing time as the expected started, replacing a solid Larry Foote who left for Detroit. Overall the player to watch this year will be linebacker Keyaron Fox. His special teams play will more than justify his role on this team. He has got the size and speed to play a major supporting role in the defense as well. Hopefully we can bring another Lombardi to the ‘burgh!

Steelrs