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SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:03 PM
I have just started following on nfl.com gamecenter. Bit of a delay.

Who has improved their chances of getting cut tonight by their poor play?

Seems to be a bit of it tonight.

Any real highlights to lift my spirits????

None at all.

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:03 PM
I have just started following on nfl.com gamecenter. Bit of a delay.

Who has improved their chances of getting cut tonight by their poor play?

Seems to be a bit of it tonight.

Any real highlights to lift my spirits????

Woodley got his first sack. Not too much else - 1st team O didn't get a 1st down until a little over 4 minutes to go in the first half. Not to worry, they still have 2 preseason games after this one, thankfully, to tighten things up.

Aussie_steeler
08-18-2007, 09:04 PM
Did I hear right?
Colclough just opened up a punt return??

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:05 PM
Did I hear right?
Colclough just opened up a punt return??

That got called back because of dumb penalties. Yeah.

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 09:06 PM
I have just started following on nfl.com gamecenter. Bit of a delay.

Who has improved their chances of getting cut tonight by their poor play?

Seems to be a bit of it tonight.

Any real highlights to lift my spirits????sounds like essex could be on the bubble. veron haynes has had to bail him out as a blocker in the back field. i would hate to lose krieder but other options are being looked at.

maybe we learn we cant run w/o a fb until our line plays better

Aussie_steeler
08-18-2007, 09:08 PM
Looks like Haynes is getting a good try out.

Is he also playing for another week at camp?

BlastFurnace
08-18-2007, 09:10 PM
Unfortunately, it seems that very few answers have been found tonight. I'm going to chalk this up for a bad game for McFadden. I really like this kid, but tonight it seemed like he had a rough go of it.

Essex seemed to have his name mentioned a lot on the radio. I'm not sure how much Capizzi has shown in camp, or in games, but I think Essex has this team made because with the failed experiment of Starks at LT, Essex is the only other LT.

Haynes has looked really good at RB with his running and blocking. Other than Haynes, none of the other RB's that have played...Parker, Davenport, have done anything at all.

Holmes is proving to be a real playmaker at WR. He's going to really stretch this offense with his speed, but I really like the way he runs with the ball after he catches it most of all. Nate hasn't dropped anything yet.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:11 PM
Originally Posted by fansince'76 http://forums.steelersfever.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?p=280677#post280677)
Dammit, lost the Sopcast link - channel is showing as offline (probably overloaded). Time for WBGG 970. :pissed:

Me too...

what is the link?

BY the way... I am back from dinner... Mmmmmmmmmm Spaghetti

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:11 PM
COME ON O LINE! BLOCK!

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 09:12 PM
for those who were stuck listenning to joe theisman, phil simms just said big ben will have his best year as a steeler on the chargers game...

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:12 PM
FIRST DOWN!!!!!

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:13 PM
for those who were stuck listenning to joe theisman, phil simms just said big ben will have his best year as a steeler on the chargers game...

Probably the 2nd most annoying.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:13 PM
Gotta tell you this much... the steeler anouncers are much better

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by fansince'76 http://forums.steelersfever.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?p=280677#post280677)
Dammit, lost the Sopcast link - channel is showing as offline (probably overloaded). Time for WBGG 970. :pissed:

Me too...

what is the link?

BY the way... I am back from dinner... Mmmmmmmmmm Spaghetti



http://www.970theburgh.com/main.html

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:14 PM
Kemo seems to be having problems this summer...

hmmmmmmmm

BlastFurnace
08-18-2007, 09:14 PM
I take back what I said earlier about Essex. I'm not sure that he's any better than Starks was at LT.

figg
08-18-2007, 09:14 PM
Why was this guy banned? He was just stating his opinon. We look bad.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:14 PM
http://www.970theburgh.com/main.html - "Click to listen live" link towards the top right of the page.

I got it from WDVE.... thats the same right?

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:15 PM
FIRST DOWN!!!!!!

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:16 PM
Gotta tell you this much... the steeler anouncers are much better

No lie - Theismann showed again tonight why ESPN canned him. Idiot.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:16 PM
Why was this guy banned? He was just stating his opinon. We look bad.


i usually tend to allow the mods to do thier thing...

Hey.. if he waited as long as he did with Pooping his pants... he tends to do it well

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:16 PM
Kemo seems to be having problems this summer...

hmmmmmmmm

He's asking for a spot on my cut list!

NICE WORK NATE!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:17 PM
nate catches a ball? How in the world?

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 09:17 PM
17 rushes vs. 17 passes. the steelers are making an effort to keep it balanced all game.

6/6
12/12 and now 17/17 throughout the game

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:17 PM
Ok guys, LET'S SCORE 7!

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:17 PM
nate catches a ball? How in the world?

I know, it's weird.

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:17 PM
I got it from WDVE.... thats the same right?

WDVE is hit-or-miss a lot of the time with their broadcasts of Steelers games - sometimes they broadcast them, sometimes they don't. WBGG 970 AM ALWAYS broadcasts Steelers games.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:19 PM
LOL making fun of the Redskins

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:20 PM
COME ON! KNOCK IT OFF WITH THE DUMB PENALTIES!

figg
08-18-2007, 09:20 PM
i usually tend to allow the mods to do thier thing...

Hey.. if he waited as long as he did with Pooping his pants... he tends to do it well

If it was for anything he said I dont get it.

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 09:20 PM
Why was this guy banned? He was just stating his opinon. We look bad.
you didnt smell troll? it reeked

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:20 PM
Why was this guy banned? He was just stating his opinon. We look bad.

I think 10 one-sentence posts of woe-is-me within 5 minutes is a pretty good indicator of a troll, but maybe that's just me.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:21 PM
You know...

I really am starting to worry a bit about our team.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:21 PM
O Line needs to step it up.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:22 PM
QUIT THROWING IT INTO COVERAGE!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:22 PM
Hmmm...

Maybe we pick a OL and a CB next year in the draft?

Yeah, I know. It is WAY to early for that. But still.

The Duke
08-18-2007, 09:22 PM
Another game I don't get to watch....oh well, at least Woodley had a sack. How has my boy Anthony played tonight?

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:23 PM
CONNOR HUGHES KICK IS GOOD

Redskins 10, Steelers 6

figg
08-18-2007, 09:23 PM
you didnt smell troll? it reeked

lol at least wait for to show himself to be a troll. Anyway it's good to be back. I havent been around for awhile. I see some new faces.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:23 PM
Well...

least it is 10 to 6.

BlastFurnace
08-18-2007, 09:24 PM
Hmmm...

Maybe we pick a OL and a CB next year in the draft?

Yeah, I know. It is WAY to early for that. But still.

The way it looks, it should definitely be OL...at any of the 5 positions. Especially because we will be losing Faneca after this season. I'm not that worried about losing Starks, because I think Colon is better, but this unit really needs to become solid again.

figg
08-18-2007, 09:25 PM
You know...

I really am starting to worry a bit about our team.

Troll j/k :wink02:

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:25 PM
Buffalo Chicken Pizza?


man that sounds gross!!

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:25 PM
lol at least wait for to show himself to be a troll. Anyway it's good to be back. I havent been around for awhile. I see some new faces.

Welcome Back Figg. Glad you could join us again.

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:26 PM
lol at least wait for to show himself to be a troll. Anyway it's good to be back. I havent been around for awhile. I see some new faces.

Remember all the Squawk trolls posing as Steelers fans after SB XL saying we should be ashamed of how the refs gave us that game? Same deal here - it's not all that hard to spot, really. That guy was as much a Steelers fan as I am a Pope.

Aussie_steeler
08-18-2007, 09:26 PM
G'day Figg.

Cheers from down under.

How has Davis looked as a receiver out of the backfield? He hs a couple of good catches by the look of it.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:26 PM
Well...

There are some GOOD today...

1. Our punter is a stud.

2. No muffed punts

3. Good coverage...

Hey our ST is doing well!!!

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:27 PM
Well...

There are some GOOD today...

1. Our punter is a stud.

2. No muffed punts

3. Good coverage...

Hey our ST is doing well!!!

Now the O just needs to wake up.

Parker4.1
08-18-2007, 09:28 PM
Did anyone miss me??? And this sounds like an ugly game...should I even both watching the replay?

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:29 PM
And this sounds like an ugly game...should I even both watching the replay?

I wouldn't.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:29 PM
WAY TO GO RICARDO!!!!!!!!!!

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:30 PM
Finally, Colclough makes a positive play.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:31 PM
Hey...

Sister in law called...


I know we picke up a fumble.. but what has happened since?

GeneralRobinson
08-18-2007, 09:31 PM
Now the O just needs to wake up.
If the O-line is a problem but our receivers are showing their effectiveness, Steelers could employ more max protection on passing downs to help out the line. Maybe we don't need to send 5 receivers out into the pattern anymore if our top three receivers can get open against any coverage. We can also run some more screens to slow down the rush. Hey...if it works for other teams it should certainly work for us, right?

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:32 PM
Hey...

Sister in law called...


I know we picke up a fumble.. but what has happened since?

They cut to a commercial for the change of possession.

Aussie_steeler
08-18-2007, 09:32 PM
Was Timmons part of that fumble?

How long has he been on?

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:32 PM
If the O-line is a problem but our receivers are showing their effectiveness, Steelers could employ more max protection on passing downs to help out the line. Maybe we don't need to send 5 receivers out into the pattern anymore if our top three receivers can get open against any coverage. We can also run some more screens to slow down the rush. Hey...if it works for other teams it should certainly work for us, right?

Amen to that.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:32 PM
Now the O just needs to wake up.

I am more worried about the D then the O.

Our O went a whole preseason with out scoring a touchdown (almost), then won the SB, so I don't worry about that.

It is the D that worries me...

BlastFurnace
08-18-2007, 09:32 PM
I was just thinking...at least we have had no serious injuries...and then Kemo went down. Get up Kemo, we will probably need you at some point this year.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:33 PM
BSP?

Guess we gave up on this game!!

LOL..

Has Timmons played yet?

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:33 PM
NICE WORK KUHN!!!!!!!!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:34 PM
JOHN KUHN.... FUTURE HOF!!!!

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:34 PM
COME ON! PUNCH IT IN!

BlastFurnace
08-18-2007, 09:34 PM
Nice job Kuhn. When does Barlow leave town?

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:34 PM
Kemo is playing!

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:34 PM
Kuhn for Prez!! :peace: :chuckle:

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:35 PM
BLOCK O LINE!

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:35 PM
Kuhn for Prez!! :peace: :chuckle:

:sofunny::sofunny::sofunny:

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:35 PM
Wow... we are sure playing old style football again...

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 09:35 PM
lol at least wait for to show himself to be a troll. Anyway it's good to be back. I havent been around for awhile. I see some new faces.steelerfan at his best was his name and all he did was make rediculous mocking complaints with every post.

it was pretty obvious. anyways, you were a veteran of this board when i joined. dont be a stranger.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:35 PM
What the hell is Baker Doing?

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:36 PM
Another fieldgoal?

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:36 PM
CONNOR HUGHES KICK IS GOOD

Redskins 10, Steelers 9

GeneralRobinson
08-18-2007, 09:37 PM
I am more worried about the D then the O.

Our O went a whole preseason with out scoring a touchdown (almost), then won the SB, so I don't worry about that.

It is the D that worries me...

The question I have about the defense is can our pass rush be effective on plays when a blitzer does not have a clear path to the quarterback?

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:38 PM
At least we know that we can make fieldgoals!!!

Isn't that right Bengals?

oops! :chuckle:

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:38 PM
The question I have about the defense is can our pass rush be effective on plays when a blitzer does not have a clear path to the quarterback?

That's one thing I don't know what the heck is going on with this Pass Rush Tonight.

X-Terminator
08-18-2007, 09:39 PM
Eh. I hope that when the regular season begins, they start using the TE more in the red zone, especially inside the 10. The fade route is a good idea, but you need a QB who can actually throw it to be effective.

Parker4.1
08-18-2007, 09:39 PM
The question I have about the defense is can our pass rush be effective on plays when a blitzer does not have a clear path to the quarterback?

I understand that but still....we have only given up 10 points thats more then enough done by the D for us to be winning if our O could just step it up already

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:39 PM
The question I have about the defense is can our pass rush be effective on plays when a blitzer does not have a clear path to the quarterback?

Well... The idea behind 3-4 is to overload a side or confuse blocking schemes to free someone up. So I am not so worried about our line getting to the QB. LB a little....

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:40 PM
At least we know that we can make fieldgoals!!!

Isn't that right Bengals?

oops! :chuckle:

Speaking of which - the Bungles lost to NO at home 27-19. I know, I know, it's only preseason, but it's still like music to my ears. :chuckle:

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:40 PM
It seems that there are very few plays between the commercials right now.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:40 PM
Eh. I hope that when the regular season begins, they start using the TE more in the red zone, especially inside the 10. The fade route is a good idea, but you need a QB who can actually throw it to be effective.

That's for sure.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:41 PM
Speaking of which - the Bungles lost to NO at home 27-19. I know, I know, it's only preseason, but it's still like music to my ears. :chuckle:

Your kidding me!! :sofunny::sofunny::sofunny:

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:42 PM
ROTFl... Internal damage

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:42 PM
NICE PRESSURE

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:43 PM
I really want to see/hear timmons play... is he on the field yet?


GOOD JOB GAY!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:43 PM
Gotta make that catch.

GeneralRobinson
08-18-2007, 09:43 PM
Well... The idea behind 3-4 is to overload a side or confuse blocking schemes to free someone up. So I am not so worried about our line getting to the QB. LB a little....

Good point...Howevah, you would also like to see your outside linebacker able to use his rush technique to beat an offensive lineman, like Shaun Phillips did twice tonight in the San Diego-St. Louis game.

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:43 PM
Oh, man - you gotta hold on to those, William!

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:43 PM
I really want to see/hear timmons play... is he on the field yet?


GOOD JOB GAY!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

What I was thinking.

Parker4.1
08-18-2007, 09:44 PM
Good play gay.... <rolls eyes>

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:44 PM
I guess teh answer to that is yes!!!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:45 PM
I like this Russel Kid.

If he can be a fullback carrying the ball... that would be great.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:45 PM
Another FIRST DOWN!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:46 PM
KUHN...

Your not making the HOF if you dropped those!!

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:46 PM
Good run by St. Pierre.

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:46 PM
KUHN...

Your not making the HOF if you dropped those!!

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:47 PM
ANOTHER FIRST DOWN!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:47 PM
Nice job Russel...

Dang.

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:48 PM
Nice job Russel...

Dang.

No kidding - I wonder when the "next Bus" proclamations are gonna start? :chuckle:

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:48 PM
Alright, at least we got back to the line.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:48 PM
I wonder what happened to the broadcast? from SOP

The Duke
08-18-2007, 09:49 PM
KUHN...

Your not making the HOF if you dropped those!!

This has to be a lie, I just can't picture Kuhn playing bad :smile:

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:49 PM
FIRST DOWN WILLIE REID!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:49 PM
No kidding - I wonder when the "next Bus" proclamations are gonna start? :chuckle:

You know... He IS the next bus? At least short bus...

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 09:49 PM
preacher,

timmons has been in there in spot situations all game (atleast for 3 plays i heard). sounds like he is doing alot of pre snap movement and trickery

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:49 PM
So I think the question has to be...

Does Reid replace Washington???

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:49 PM
Would a TD be too much to ask for this time?

Aussie_steeler
08-18-2007, 09:50 PM
Russell and Reid warming up to the task at hand.
Looking good.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:51 PM
preacher,

timmons has been in there in spot situations all game (atleast for 3 plays i heard). sounds like he is doing alot of pre snap movement and trickery

Good... if he is in the right place at the snap, that means he mentally is aware of what he is doing...

next question then would be, how long before he catches up with the rest of the players??

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:51 PM
Alright guys, LET'S SCORE!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:51 PM
Come on...

PUT THE BALL IN THE ENDZONE

aussiesteelers
08-18-2007, 09:51 PM
arians, give it to Russell for the TD he will get us in

GeneralRobinson
08-18-2007, 09:52 PM
How bout a fade to Reid?

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:52 PM
You know...

I think this year, I will watch the NFL... but listen to it online... cause I like these guys.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:53 PM
COME O LINE! BLOCK!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:53 PM
Arghhhhhhhhhhh...


So much for TE and wide out spread offenses

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:54 PM
You know...

I think this year, I will watch the NFL... but listen to it online... cause I like these guys.

You do realize the radio feed is about 10 seconds behind the TV broadcast due to the streaming? Good luck not going schizo by the end of the season. :crazy01: :chuckle:

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:54 PM
YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

Aussie_steeler
08-18-2007, 09:55 PM
Are we running with a fullback??

BlastFurnace
08-18-2007, 09:55 PM
For those of you that can see the game, is the OL just getting blown off the ball or is Russell missing the hole to the EZ.

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:55 PM
C'mon OL, blow them outta there! :pissed:

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:55 PM
Come on Kuhn....


Your not going to have a spot as a RB... you wanna make the team, you gotta make it as a FB

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 09:55 PM
1 Bus > russell + kuhn(crappy 3rd string o-line)

The Duke
08-18-2007, 09:56 PM
I'm not sure if you saw this already, but Keisel is a very good guy, look at how he helps Jason

http://espn-i.starwave.com/media/apphoto/32de018c-9135-4b76-bdc0-9f645415e552.jpg

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:57 PM
:sofunny::sofunny:


There is some crazy chick there who just keeps yelling... her voice is coming over the radio! Anyone else hear that?

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:58 PM
I'm not sure if you saw this already, but Keisel is a very good guy, look at how he helps Jason

=


Well.. He wasn't actually helping him. BUt he was talking to him, making sure he was ok. Even Theisman mentioned something about it.

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 09:58 PM
:sofunny::sofunny:


There is some crazy chick there who just keeps yelling... her voice is coming over the radio! Anyone else hear that?

Yeah - is Michael Jackson one of the refs tonight again? :toofunny:

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:59 PM
Yeah - is Michael Jackson one of the refs tonight again? :toofunny:


That was the other day.. he WAS the ref, remember that?

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 09:59 PM
CONOR HUGHES KICK IS GOOD

Steelers 12, Redskins 10

Preacher
08-18-2007, 09:59 PM
Field Goal!!!

Let's see if we can actually hold them now!!!

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 10:00 PM
That was the other day.. he WAS the ref, remember that?

Yes, that was a riot! :toofunny:

GeneralRobinson
08-18-2007, 10:00 PM
How much time on the clock?

aussiesteelers
08-18-2007, 10:00 PM
NOW TIME FOR THE D TO SHINE

stlrtruck
08-18-2007, 10:00 PM
Watching this game online, totally blows chunks. It really doesn't commentate on how well players are doing (which totally pisses me off). I think this year is the year I convince the wife that I need sirius satellite radio!!!!!!!

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 10:01 PM
Yeah - is Michael Jackson one of the refs tonight again? :toofunny:

"He-He"! yay (lol) :cheer:

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 10:01 PM
NOW TIME FOR THE D TO SHINE

Darn Right. A Big Play will be great now.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:01 PM
SO much for my accolades on the ST's!

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 10:02 PM
How much time on the clock?

1:23, Redskins 0 timeouts.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:02 PM
You know.. fi we are going to let them catch the ball... KEEP THEM IN BOUNDS

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 10:02 PM
Nice Hit.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:02 PM
There.. thanks Gay.

Aussie_steeler
08-18-2007, 10:03 PM
Watching this game online, totally blows chunks. It really doesn't commentate on how well players are doing (which totally pisses me off). I think this year is the year I convince the wife that I need sirius satellite radio!!!!!!!

Online is the only option I have.
I am enjoying my first game with the team from Steelers Fever.
Thanks team.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 10:03 PM
OUT OF BOUNDS!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:03 PM
I really don't like how open these receviers have been.


Please tell me it is because the schemeing is not purprosely tight.

The Duke
08-18-2007, 10:03 PM
So we didn't see the new Palmer brother tonight, I was hoping we beat him up a little just like we do with Carson

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:04 PM
Online is the only option I have.
I am enjoying my first game with the team from Steelers Fever.
Thanks team.

Yeah.. this is fun!!! it is ALMOST as fun as a Black and Gold Brigade meeting!.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 10:04 PM
COME ON! KEEP ON YOUR MAN!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:05 PM
Dang it. I HATE THIS DEFENSE

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 10:06 PM
Dang it. I HATE THIS DEFENSE

Too conservative.

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 10:06 PM
Cripes - how do you give up a first when it's 4th and 14? :banging:

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:07 PM
Gay seems to be in the right place at the right time....

BlastFurnace
08-18-2007, 10:07 PM
It's the same with the 3rd stringers as it is with the 1st stringers. Can't stop anyone on 3rd or 4th and long.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:08 PM
Come on STEELERS... defense PLEASEEEE

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 10:08 PM
COME ON D! YOU CAN DO IT!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:08 PM
It's the same with the 3rd stringers as it is with the 1st stringers. Can't stop anyone on 3rd or 4th and long.

Which says it may be SCHEMING!@!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:09 PM
Are they saying Timmons went in coverage and did well? Nice to hear!

BlastFurnace
08-18-2007, 10:10 PM
Which says it may be SCHEMING!@!

I believe you are correct. Too many teams are able to convert against us in 3rd and long situations.

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:10 PM
WOW..... Timmons playing CORNER?!?!??!?!?!??!?!


:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:

that is speed

Pittsburghfan
08-18-2007, 10:10 PM
WILLIAM GAY!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! INTERCEPTION!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:10 PM
Good job GAY!!!


WOW....


Gay really may have done well...


Or TIMMONS?? Nice..... WOW.

BlastFurnace
08-18-2007, 10:10 PM
Looks like we stole Dwight Schrute's "Gaydar". Way to go William.

aussiesteelers
08-18-2007, 10:11 PM
GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU LEGEND

fansince'76
08-18-2007, 10:11 PM
Still some stuff to work on. STs did MUCH better tonight.

The Duke
08-18-2007, 10:12 PM
So, Gay is really earning that roster spot isn't he

tony hipchest
08-18-2007, 10:12 PM
its gay! its gay! its gay!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:12 PM
You know... If Timmons comes on like it seems... and Gay keeps coming on strong.. I will be very happy. But again, I am worried about scheming and teh short pass plays.

GeneralRobinson
08-18-2007, 10:13 PM
its gay! its gay! its gay!

Not that there's anything wrong with that...lol.

SteelCityMan786
08-18-2007, 10:14 PM
FINISHED EM!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 10:14 PM
Not that there's anything wrong with that...lol.


:sofunny::sofunny:

GeneralRobinson
08-18-2007, 10:25 PM
Good: Found a way to win, 3 Sacks (0 Given Up), 2 Takeaways
Bad: 0/3 Goal To Go Situations, Third Down Defense

Not a great offensive performance from both clubs, but the right team won.

stillers4me
08-18-2007, 10:56 PM
Home from the Steelers bar........it's pretty bad when a bunch of guys with Bungles jerseys leave their bar and come into Martino's to watch the Steelers game because the food is better and so is the entertainment.

It's always so much fun at work on Monday when the Steelers win and the Bengals lose!

Preacher
08-18-2007, 11:54 PM
Home from the Steelers bar........it's pretty bad when a bunch of guys with Bungles jerseys leave their bar and come into Martino's to watch the Steelers game because the food is better and so is the entertainment.

It's always so much fun at work on Monday when the Steelers win and the Bengals lose!


Hopefully they were respectful... I love talking to opposing teams fans during games like this when they are respectful fans.

ChronoCross
08-19-2007, 12:44 AM
Just hopefully next week we perform better.

ChronoCross
08-19-2007, 12:59 AM
One real postive is even tho we did not look the sharpest and we had a little trouble on Defense. We still unlike other teams allowing over 20points in a game in pre season we have yet to allow anyone a crack load of points.. I could deal with it nicely a season were we only allow 10 points and lower each game.

fansince'76
08-19-2007, 01:02 AM
One real postive is even tho we did not look the sharpest and we had a little trouble on Defense. We still unlike other teams allowing over 20points in a game in pre season we have yet to allow anyone a crack load of points.. I could deal with it nicely a season were we only allow 10 points and lower each game.

Agreed - like Seattle surrendering almost 50 to the Packers? :jawdrop: I know it's only preseason, but come on.

Preacher
08-19-2007, 01:09 AM
Something tells me however, that we weren't scheming, we weren't doing some other things. This was all about who could just line up and hit someone harder then they hit you. If you can, you stay, if not, your gone.

MasterOfPuppets
08-19-2007, 01:21 AM
Something tells me however, that we weren't scheming, we weren't doing some other things. This was all about who could just line up and hit someone harder then they hit you. If you can, you stay, if not, your gone.
i hope your wrong ! if it wasn't due to bad scheming,then it means we were just flat out physically manhandled! i'd give a failing grade to everything we did but kick coverage.

clevestinks
08-19-2007, 07:43 AM
i hope your wrong ! if it wasn't due to bad scheming,then it means we were just flat out physically manhandled! i'd give a failing grade to everything we did but kick coverage.

I`m on the fence here, I hope we werent manhandled , but I need more proof

stillers4me
08-19-2007, 08:15 AM
Hopefully they were respectful... I love talking to opposing teams fans during games like this when they are respectful fans.

Actually, three were. They know what they were walking into before they came through the door. And Martino's does have great food. It's located right the vacinity of the University of Cincinnati (where Tomlin coached and Marty says he used to come in all the time.) .I still say the pizza is the best in Cinci and most of the menu is Pittsburgh style......the strombolis are HUGE and the dough is homemade. ( I love watching the Ben-girl fans shake their heads when the see the fries on the salads. )

It's hilarious to wach the naive walk in and realize they are in a Steeler bar! They start out mouthy and the turn around and huff out when about 100 people get mouthy back at them. One gal last week was yelling, "I'm a Bengals fan and this is Cincinnati". Well, sorry for your luck sweety!

One guy last night was sloshed and used some foul language around several families with small children in cute little Steeler jerseys. People bring thier kids all the time for a good meal and to watch the games. The guy strolled back a few minutes later and apoligized for his language and left. I've never see any real problems except for last year's Ben-girls/Steelers game that we last and Marty had to call the police because the drunk Ben-girl fans where storming the entrance and the Steeler fans couldn't get out. It was their superbowl victory.

83-Steelers-43
08-19-2007, 10:18 AM
The bad:

Wow, first half was ugly. We just looked flat out bad on offense and defense. From Roethlisberger to our secondary. Just ugly. We couldn't get off the field on 3rd downs. Cooley put us on a leash last night and walked us up and down the field. All we needed were a few gimp suits to top it off. Our running game (with Willie Parker back) could not get going at all. The o-line still looks like crap (once again, Tomlin needs to set them now), our blitzes were getting picked up leading to zero pressure on the QB. We were getting beat underneath for two straight quarters time and time again.

In my opinion....

Essex is gone. He came into camp looking out of shape. Capizzi looks better than Essex. Better feet and better leverage. Essex just can't get it done or even take that next step. He doesn't hit anybody. Andre Carter had a field day with him and Essex makes Starks look like a Pro Bowler. Also add Philip to the list of young guys who are not showing up when the opportunity is presented.

Townsend won the starting job last night. Not only because he had a sack or because he's that good (he's average at best IMO), but because McFadden looked that bad. I was hoping McFadden would've stepped up this year because I prefer seeing Townsend play more nickel at this stage in his career, but McFadden wanted his chance with the first team and he didn't show me a damn thing.

Minus picking up a fumble, Colclough has yet to show me anything......going on four years now.

Still waiting to see what James Harrison brings to the table as a every down LB. Not ready to crown him as the second coming of Jack Lambert just yet.

First team was just bad overall with a few exceptions......Holmes, Keisel at times, Sepulveda, kick return defense. That's about it.

The Good:

Haynes looked good, but I still have doubts about him when it comes to injury. Who leads to my next option who looked very good on ST's and in the running game. Carey Davis. He made a HUGE step last night when it comes to making this team. Gary Russell looked good when he came in (ripped off a 8 yard run on his first play after watching Barlow get stuffed time and time again). I love both backs but I think we will keep Davis. If we have luck on our side, Russell will make it through waivers and we can sign him to the PS.

Gay shows up again. He dropped the one INT, but he bounced back and closed out the game for us at the end. He did not let one mistake screw him up for the rest of the game. Also, that was one hell of an INT he made at the end of the game. I think it's very safe to say he made the team and could possibly end up being a nice #5 round steal for the Steelers.

Arnold Harrison made a few plays last night. Stephenson showed some signs of life last night. Pulled and hit a few guys.

Nate Washington held on to the ball. That's always a good thing from your expected #4. It's a step in the right direction. Now let's see if he can do it on a regular basis come 9/9 and beyond.

Timmons did not start. Was used as a rusher, some. The quickness is there, but easily stymied, by some no-name RB nonetheless. The good...it's his first taste.

WV-SteelerFan
08-19-2007, 11:27 AM
Again, if this is a re-post, my apologies...:dang:

The Steeler-Redskin preseason game that was played on 8/18 (Saturday night) is scheduled to be re-aired on 8/19 (Sunday afternoon) at 2:00 on the NFL Network...

83-Steelers-43
08-19-2007, 11:28 AM
Again, if this is a re-post, my apologies...:dang:

The Steeler-Redskin preseason game that was played on 8/18 (Saturday night) is scheduled to be re-aired on 8/19 (Sunday afternoon) at 2:00 on the NFL Network...

If they only air the second half, I'll bother watching. :wink02:

tony hipchest
08-19-2007, 11:37 AM
good break down 83. it kinda reminded me of the sb where things looked really bad but in the end the starters were able to pull things together while only giving up 10 points.

im really stumped how with a coach like grimm, essex, kemoeatu, philip, and starks development could be so stunted. with so many of these guys recently drafted, more than just colon should prove to be better than a back up at best.

83-Steelers-43
08-19-2007, 11:52 AM
im really stumped how with a coach like grimm, essex, kemoeatu, philip, and starks development could be so stunted. with so many of these guys recently drafted, more than just colon should prove to be better than a back up at best.

You and me both. Zero developement from all three. While Colon did not have his greatest game last night, at least his name is being thrown around and he looked good in camp. Kemo is no better than Essex. The only thing I saw from him was a fifteen yard penalty after smacking a guy across the head and costing us 15. Stupid. And I saw Philip on his culo more times than not last night.

I don't get it. Heavy drafting for the o-line next year.

MasterOfPuppets
08-19-2007, 11:58 AM
good break down 83. it kinda reminded me of the sb where things looked really bad but in the end the starters were able to pull things together while only giving up 10 points.

im really stumped how with a coach like grimm, essex, kemoeatu, philip, and starks development could be so stunted. with so many of these guys recently drafted, more than just colon should prove to be better than a back up at best.lets not forget okolbi......:coffee:

tony hipchest
08-19-2007, 12:07 PM
You and me both. Zero developement from all three. While Colon did not have his greatest game last night, at least his name is being thrown around and he looked good in camp. Kemo is no better than Essex. The only thing I saw from him was a fifteen yard penalty after smacking a guy across the head and costing us 15. Stupid. And I saw Philip on his culo more times than not last night.

I don't get it. Heavy drafting for the o-line next year.i dont know if it was Grimm, or if he was trying to make chicken salad out of chicken shit.

with all the money and high draft picks devoted to what was once a dominant offensive line is it possible the f.o. and the scouting dept got a little lax in this area and just drafted names?

players like ross and vincent seemed to have no problem stepping in when their number was called but they were drafted when we were scouting high rounders such as m. smith and simmons.

and it should be noted how much better an o-line will be when mixed with kreider, bruener, and jerome. the bus was definitely more than just a product of his line.

i almost expect us to draft linemen next year exactly how we did linebackers this year. possibly 3 of them (and thats just to potentially replace 3 of our solid starters we may be losing in the next 2 years plus starks)

oh yeah, and okolbi :wink:

Black@Gold Forever32
08-19-2007, 12:34 PM
All I want to know........Remember after the 2005 draft when the Steelers said they had Trai Essex rated as a first round talent? What the hell were they smoking? The guy is a bum......

The Oline looks worse then last year.....plus there isn't much talent there.......Especially when Faneca leaves next year and maybe Simmons....The only players that are starter worthy of course Marvel Smith and Willie Colon looks like he can start at the NFL level.......I'm not thrilled with Okobi and he has nagging injuries all the time...How can he hold up for 16 games? So far Sean Mahan hasn't impressed as a center...Hopefully he is a better OG.......

As for Essex, Kemoeatu, Philip and Starks....They should be shot in the head...They just flat out suck.....That leaves Cameron Stephenson,Jason Capizzi, and Darnell Stapleton.....Chances are there isn't any potential Pro Bowlers in those three.....Yes Oline will be a focal point next year....

Really Oline should have been a focal point this past draft but LB was a huge need as well.....Hopefully Tomlin can find the right 5 and stick with it......I think it will be Smith, Faneca,Mahan,Simmons,Colon

The Duke
08-19-2007, 12:38 PM
All I want to know........Remember after the 2005 draft when the Steelers said they had Trai Essex rated as a first round talent? What the hell were they smoking? The guy is a bum......

The Oline looks worse then last year.....plus there isn't much talent there.......Especially when Faneca leaves next year and maybe Simmons....The only players that are starter worthy of course Marvel Smith and Willie Colon looks like he can start at the NFL level.......I'm not thrilled with Okobi and he has nagging injuries all the time...How can he hold up for 16 games? So far Sean Mahan hasn't impressed as a center...Hopefully he is a better OG.......

As for Essex, Kemoeatu, Philip and Starks....They should be shot in the head...They just flat out suck.....That leaves Cameron Stephenson,Jason Capizzi, and Darnell Stapleton.....Chances are there isn't any potential Pro Bowlers in those three.....Yes Oline will be a focal point next year....

Really Oline should have been a focal point this past draft but LB was a huge need as well.....Hopefully Tomlin can find the right 5 and stick with it......I think it will be Smith, Faneca,Mahan,Simmons,Colon

At least Simmons has been playing better than last year. He is someone we have to resign

Black@Gold Forever32
08-19-2007, 12:45 PM
At least Simmons has been playing better than last year. He is someone we have to resign

Yea Simmons has played better but who knows if he resigns....