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BlitzburghRockCity
09-03-2005, 01:11 AM
In the preseason that is.. all 4 teams have struggled to varying degrees, but none of them have really shown any type of continuity w/ the first time w/ any regularity during the games that dont count.

Sure there have been flashes and some good play by individuals..but overall, Im anxious to see this division unfold now that the came will count.

I still have no doubts that we'll win the AFCN this year, but man thank goodness the pre season is over..

and oh btw, the Colts went 0-5 in the preason too...

Prosdo
09-03-2005, 08:25 AM
I agree Blitz. Nice to see preseason gone. I can't wait to see what our guys do during the regular season.

clevestinks
09-03-2005, 08:30 AM
I see us 5-1 in the regular season against the AFCN teams. don`t know what team we lose to, but 5-1 is my prediction

Suitanim
09-03-2005, 08:32 AM
I can't wait to see the implosion of the Ratbirds, the benching of Kyle Boller, and the defensive struggles that they will face this year...

Ambridge
09-06-2005, 01:38 PM
I can't wait to see the implosion of the Ratbirds, the benching of Kyle Boller, and the defensive struggles that they will face this year...


I'd love to see the Ravens fall on their faces.
If Boller can't get that offense moving and gets benched I think that could be the beginning of the end for Billick.

I think we split with Cincy and Baltimore.

Livinginthe past
09-06-2005, 01:48 PM
If you take the time to talk to some of the good people of Indiana, some of them will tell you that they are pretty fed up with their teams lack-lustre efforts in the pre-season.

I am well aware of the fact that results count for very little - but how many times do you see anyone come through in a surprising fashion to claim a place on the 53 in the Colts camp? (a l? Mike Wright of Pats pre-season fame who beat out your ex-player Rodney Bailey)

I think someone complained about the attitude of some of the Burgh players on the side lines during defeat this pre-season - I kinda have to agree - most of these players should be fighting for their place.

Aggression, teamwork and application are what seperate us (pats + Steelers) from teams like the Colts who find it all too easy til they come up short in the post-season.

cheers

NM

BlitzburghRockCity
09-06-2005, 04:48 PM
Aggression, teamwork and application are what seperate us (pats + Steelers) from teams like the Colts who find it all too easy til they come up short in the post-season.

:iagree: Very well said !

SteelCityMan786
09-06-2005, 06:12 PM
The Steelers And The Patriots have been the dominating powers in the AFC. That will change this year. The STEELERS WILL BE THE ONLY AFC dominating force.




YEAH 100 POSTS :tt:

bengalsfan21
09-06-2005, 06:43 PM
Yea they all did look terrible, if all the teams play all year like in the preseason it will be a long season.......And the Colts went 0-5 bc they didn't play any starters I don't think, I could be mistaken though.

Livinginthe past
09-06-2005, 06:50 PM
Yea they all did look terrible, if all the teams play all year like in the preseason it will be a long season.......And the Colts went 0-5 bc they didn't play any starters I don't think, I could be mistaken though.

The starters did see some time - an according to reports I read Peyton spent a little more time on his ass than he is used to - apparently there is a few issues with his O-Line this year ( I would have to assume he was playing with his starting O-Line)

Im not sure if its fair to call it a template pre-season - but the Patriots tend to be pretty awful 1st game, improve most troublesome areas 2nd game, get it all together 3rd game, get blown in out in 4th game - this sems to have worked for us that last couple of years.

Im kind of wishing I had backed this theory with hard cash this year - shoulda had a few bucks on the Giants game 4!

Cheers

NM

Suitanim
09-06-2005, 07:30 PM
LITP, you are well versed, intelligent and, ultimately, decieved.

I look forward to observing your reactions to the inevitable demise of the Pats when "all good things come to an end". ...

Or...did you think they would dominate the NFL forever?

Livinginthe past
09-07-2005, 06:18 AM
LITP, you are well versed, intelligent and, ultimately, decieved.

I look forward to observing your reactions to the inevitable demise of the Pats when "all good things come to an end". ...

Or...did you think they would dominate the NFL forever?

Firstly, thanks for the kind compliments Suitanim.

Secondly, I am not too sure where you deduced that I am of the opinion that the Pats will 'dominate the NFL forever'.

What I have said in the past is that the Patriots have a set up in place that allows them to produce consistent winning teams - not that they will win the SB every year of course....

I have posted in the past that the two most successful teams currently in the NFL are the Eagles and the Patriots and I think it is fair to say that these organisations have used the STEELER template to provide the basis for this success.

You look at cap management - The Steelers have always shied away from paying ridiculous sums for over-rated me-first talent.

The style of aggressive D.

The focus on team above the individual - admittedly the Eagles have lost their way a little here with the acquisition of T.O. - but once bitten twice shy eh?

The excellent front office committed to nurturing of talent through the draft rather than throwing money at free agency.

I give you 3 teams - The Eagles, Patriots and Steelers, that, if they stick to these ideals, will be consistently competetive for the foreseeable future.

So - heres to the teams that do it the right way - The Steelers and The Patriots :cheers:

Cheers

NM