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clevestinks
08-26-2005, 02:49 PM
What are you looking for tonite??

Some improvement out of Ben? Or the entire first offense?

Willie Parker to get a lot of carries?

Or are you more interested in seeing Heath Miller get some catches?\

Or are you more into defense?

Looking to see if Hope is the right guy at safety?

Or are you looking for our young corners, Ike, Coc & McFad to step up?

I know you all want to see more Harrison!

Special teams . Are you waiting to see the next return for a TD?


Give us your thoughts before the game! I truly beleive that this is the ultimat Steelers forum. And you members are as knowledgable as they come. I really look forward to all the opinions good and bad. So lets here it. Then we`ll all see if any of our questions got answered.

Go Steelers!

SteelCurtain
08-26-2005, 02:59 PM
I'm looking to see some improvement from Ben mostly, but I would also like to see the first offense put some points on the board

slashsteel
08-26-2005, 03:09 PM
I would like to see:

Our O-line come together more, has Mad Max improved in coverage ?

Our young corners improve in coverage

Ben work on those "floating throws" whatever mechanics are slacking


These three areas could be the key to how our season goes as well.........

blairsummit
08-26-2005, 03:23 PM
im more looking forward to our offense and if they got thier timing down.

Mean Machine
08-26-2005, 04:44 PM
Here is what I'm looking for:

1. Some separation from Washington, Gibson, and Cobb. Washington has looked the best so it looks like both Gibson and Cobb have to show more

2. Alonzo Jackson must do something more instead of pretending like he's a pass rusher. He's terrible out there and he looks clueless. Thus far, he's a bust

3. The continued improvement of both Simmons and Starks on the OL. If they can stay healthy and continue to work well together, we are going to be even stronger than last year on the right side

4. Ced Wilson must do more than drop TD passes in the endzone. Ben put it right in his hands last week and he dropped it. He has to make those come the regular season and the playoffs

5. Willie Parker continue to hit the holes and develop in this system

Shit, I can go on for hours... LOL!

bigbensgirl7
08-26-2005, 05:07 PM
I am looking for our offense to get something going esp. starters. They need to start clicking in this game. I will also be watching the young recievers. From what I heard Cowher has Washington ranked #4 ahead of Gibson. I think it will be an interesting race to see who gets those roster spots.

SteelersWyo
08-26-2005, 05:11 PM
If the starters play the first half they better score at least 13 points and convert half or better on 3rd down. If they dont' that is how the season will go. They have been awful so far and in the last preseason game they will be lucky to play one quarter.

bigbensgirl7
08-26-2005, 05:22 PM
If the starters play the first half they better score at least 13 points and convert half or better on 3rd down. If they dont' that is how the season will go. They have been awful so far and in the last preseason game they will be lucky to play one quarter.
yes, they have been awful, however, I don't think our season relys on one half of a preseason game. However, I do hope they can get things going in this game :)

SteelersWyo
08-26-2005, 06:17 PM
I have to disagree with you Bigbensgirl7. Typically the 3rd preseason game where the starters play half or better. It is ususally the last tune up for the starters, then they start to hold them back to avoid injuries and fatigue. If they look bad, it will be a long season.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-26-2005, 07:19 PM
This is the most important preseason game..this is where you want the offense to move the chains and have good drives,and the defense to continue doing what it has been all preseason. this is the game where alot of players will make or break themselves before the Turk arrives next week for the first round of cuts.

Lots of Parker, Haynes, and Herron...wanna see especially more of Noah, we already know what haynes and parker can do.

Wanna see Nate Washington continue to step it up and take a roster spot from Mays

The backup OL to dominate and give Maddox and BSP alot of room and good throwing lanes.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-26-2005, 10:11 PM
Here's my thought on preseason game number 3!!!

WE completely stunk up the joint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Morey couldnt catch a pass if you put velcro on ball.. Ben was way to jittery and not calm in the pocket, ARE was dropping passes left and right.. our starting defense was getting exhaused from all the 3 and outs they had to try and save....

Kranchick looked decent, as did Heath Miller, Parker had 1 good run, but thats all he got pretty much since he's our only healthy RB right now.

There was little good to take from this game other than a few good spots here and there of individual plays...

Thank GOD this is preseason!

thumb 2 come
08-26-2005, 10:17 PM
my feelings thank god it's just pre-season. Lets hope that was our ,one suck so bad the prostitutes union is asking for compensation game.

Just to many screw ups to thimk of... Oww mt head.

Bill better beat the hell out of them this week! :boxing:

bigbensgirl7
08-26-2005, 10:18 PM
Blitz...I have to agree with you here! I really feel like Ben just needs more time to get his timing down. Remember Hines was out for the start of camp and I am hoping that has something to do with Ben's performance. Right now, he's just not hitting targets and looks a little flustard.
Our D was exhausted...and they are not used to being on the field that much.
I am keeping my fingers crossed Bettis isn't out long. Parker did look good on his one run...but he needs to stay healthy.

bigbensgirl7
08-26-2005, 10:31 PM
I have to disagree with you Bigbensgirl7. Typically the 3rd preseason game where the starters play half or better. It is ususally the last tune up for the starters, then they start to hold them back to avoid injuries and fatigue. If they look bad, it will be a long season.
yes...it is the most important game...and we did suck no doubt...but I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet...this won't be the first time the Steelers have had a bad preseason. I will say I am worried about how we have been playing, and we really won't get a good feel if they are going to bounce back until regular season now. They won't play much at all the next game, but I have to stay positive and hope they can work out the kinks. It could very well be a long season, or we could bounce back from this and have a great season. Only time will tell!

SteelersWyo
08-27-2005, 03:27 AM
I like your optimism Bigbensgirl7. I so hope you are right.

Da Boot
08-27-2005, 10:57 AM
I dont know whats up with Ben. You can tell he is making an effort to stay in the pocket and plant his feet, and even when he does he still isnt even close on his passes. The whole offense is just a mess right now.

clevestinks
08-27-2005, 11:13 AM
I have to admit, I AM WORRIED. It really doesn`t seem like a timing problem. I could see over or under throwing somebody on the run, and blaming it on timing. But when players are standing still and you can`t hit them?/ Then there is a problem. I agree to that his feet are never underneath him when he throws. His mechanics suck right now. That worries me. Ben looks terrible. That scares the hell out of me.

Our defense couldn`t stop any of thier backs last night. The we couldn`t stop thier crappy passing attack. 150 yards passing in the first half, and 1 td. Would equal 300 yards and 2 td for the game. This all from a qb that doesn`t even know if he will be the starter. There offense made our offense look back. Not to mention our defense. I am worried.

I know its preseason. But our offense has don`t squat. If it weren`t for defensive and special teams tds. We would be embarrassed.