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LS43
09-11-2007, 04:44 AM
Hi Steelpeople,

Its my first time posting a thread so bare with me if it isn't so good.:smile

Okay on sunday our beloved Steelers will face the Bills. I'm almost sure we will win Big B and everyone play as they did against the Browns, Bills are just coming with close loss to Broncos, so they are properly coming a big wish to win. I don't think we will have any problems against them.

What i really would like to know, is if anyone of you can come up with things that would give as problems on sunday:smile:

Go Steelers!:tt02:

Galax Steeler
09-11-2007, 05:01 AM
The bills passing game we can stop the run but we have to stop the pass.

WELCOME ABOARD

Edman
09-11-2007, 07:49 AM
The Browns are the Browns. The Bills will pose a tougher challenge. Look out for the Bills O.

The Steelers learned and should know from last years Raider debacle that you should never take an opponent lightly. Any Given Sunday.

GBMelBlount
09-11-2007, 08:43 AM
Hi Steelpeople,

Its my first time posting a thread so bare with me if it isn't so good.:smile

Okay on sunday our beloved Steelers will face the Bills. I'm almost sure we will win Big B and everyone play as they did against the Browns, Bills are just coming with close loss to Broncos, so they are properly coming a big wish to win. I don't think we will have any problems against them.

What i really would like to know, is if anyone of you can come up with things that would give as problems on sunday:smile:

Go Steelers!:tt02:

Turnovers. I think the Browns for instance, won every game last season where they had fewer turnovers than their opponent.

jjpro11
09-11-2007, 08:59 AM
shutting down lee evans will be the key to victory other than not turning the ball over. we cant have any 80 yard touchdowns.

snowman79
09-11-2007, 10:26 AM
:tt03:Hi fellow Steeler fans and greetings from Bonnie Scotland, i think the key to the game is to stop the run, we have the capability of scoring against anyone with Willie, Hines and Big Ben at the helm. if the defence can step up like we did against the "Clowns" then we should be able to take down the Bills. Our special teams are looking good and against the "Clowns" managed to force pressure into the backfield, i say bring it on we are capable of taking care of business against anyone! BELIEVE PEOPLE!!!!!
WE ARE THE STEELERS !!!!!
HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : ::tt03::tt03:

verks36
09-11-2007, 10:29 AM
all i know is it is going to be a very emotional game for the bills after everitt

Good situation
- Bills are worn out from last minute lost to broncos and everitt and media coverage
Bad Sitution
-Bills rally around Everitt and play very well and beat steelers

SteelManiac7
09-11-2007, 10:39 AM
Emotion can also lead to mental errors and breakdowns at time as well. I certainly feel horrible for Everett, but this could work against the Bills just as much as it could play in there favor.

onthebus36
09-11-2007, 10:50 AM
I think we need to play solid, fundamental, Steeler football - smart and physical.

I think Coach Tomlin will have the team ready and will avoid what some would see as a trap game. Solid preparation seems to be a hallmark of Coach Tomlin and I think that's a big positive for a team that lacked focus last year.

One think I liked in the preseason and was glad to see in the opener was the number of fumbles we are forcing. Anything we can do to help win the turnover battle is key. Last season, turnovers were the difference between the playoffs and 8-8 so I'm glad to see that as a point of emphasis this season.

HometownGal
09-11-2007, 10:57 AM
I think the Bills are going to come into this game on a surge of emotion and give the Steelers a good effort. While Lee Evans is a threat, don't discount rookie RB Marshawn Lynch - he's the real deal and though the Steelers are quite formidable against the run, this kid is extremely quick, elusive and can break a hole faster than you can say "the Bungles suck". The Bills' D isn't all that bad either.

I see the Steelers winning this one, though - 24-13. :tt02:

Oh and welcome TS43 and Bonnie! :smile::tt02::wave:

LambertLunatic
09-11-2007, 11:50 AM
According to the local news (I live in Bills country), the locker room mood after last Sunday's game was downcast. If Coach Jauron can get his troops to "win this one for Everett", we could be in for a long day. We also have to be wary about the Bills special teams. This is the one area where the Bills are really good.

Their O is pretty dangerous, since their new running back is the real deal. Loserman to Evans can be dangerous, and Peerlice Price, although getting up there in years, can still be a threat.

Defensively, the Bills are actually worse than the Browns IMO. One of their starting LBs went down in training camp, and his replacement went down last Sunday. They also lost a starting CB and a starting Safety last Sunday. Their only decent defensive lineman (Ellison) is still hurt and won't play. Buffalo's run defense is about as intimidating as Cincinatti's, so Parker should have a field day. They also can't stop a scrambling QB. Don't be surprised if Big Ben gets 50+ yards running.

The only 2 things that worry me about the Bills are their special teams and how they'll react to Everett's injury.

GeneralRobinson
09-11-2007, 12:40 PM
Thanks, LL. I would think our line will have to pay close attention to Aaron Schobel as well. Is Buffalo a blitzing team or do they rely on their front four?

Preacher
09-11-2007, 02:00 PM
Emotion can also lead to mental errors and breakdowns at time as well. I certainly feel horrible for Everett, but this could work against the Bills just as much as it could play in there favor.

You're right... This one will be HEAVILY decided by how the coaching staff of the Bills deals with this injury this week.

I really wish we didn't have to play them this week. I just don't want to root against the Bills this week.

Virginia Steeler
09-11-2007, 02:35 PM
line is Steelers -9

ShutDown24
09-11-2007, 02:45 PM
Welcome,

I am really looking forward to seeing Marshawn Lynch play... I thought he was the best player coming out of the draft (don't laugh) and I think he could hurt us catching balls outo f the backfield.

Hammer67
09-11-2007, 02:52 PM
Wow...lot's of new members of Steelersfever. Welcome all.

I concur that Lynch will end up being a big part of that offense. I am actually looking forward to seeing Paul Posluszny play. It's kind of a homer sentiment as I am a PSU alum but I still think he is the LB the Steelers should have taken in place of Timmons...especially now with the talk of Timmons moving inside.

jjpro11
09-11-2007, 03:30 PM
Wow...lot's of new members of Steelersfever. Welcome all.

I concur that Lynch will end up being a big part of that offense. I am actually looking forward to seeing Paul Posluszny play. It's kind of a homer sentiment as I am a PSU alum but I still think he is the LB the Steelers should have taken in place of Timmons...especially now with the talk of Timmons moving inside.

i really wanted him too. but i will be the first to get over that if timmons pans out. he's got a chance to be as intimidating as lloyd, gildon, porter, etc.. we just have to wait and see.

kinzua
09-11-2007, 04:01 PM
According to the local news (I live in Bills country), the locker room mood after last Sunday's game was downcast. If Coach Jauron can get his troops to "win this one for Everett", we could be in for a long day. We also have to be wary about the Bills special teams. This is the one area where the Bills are really good.

Their O is pretty dangerous, since their new running back is the real deal. Loserman to Evans can be dangerous, and Peerlice Price, although getting up there in years, can still be a threat.

Defensively, the Bills are actually worse than the Browns IMO. One of their starting LBs went down in training camp, and his replacement went down last Sunday. They also lost a starting CB and a starting Safety last Sunday. Their only decent defensive lineman (Ellison) is still hurt and won't play.Buffalo's run defense is about as intimidating as Cincinatti's, so Parker should have a field day. They also can't stop a scrambling QB. Don't be surprised if Big Ben gets 50+ yards running.

The only 2 things that worry me about the Bills are their special teams and how they'll react to Everett's injury.

You need to pay better attention to the local news. :coffee: Keith Ellison was the starting LB who went down in TC, not "theironly decent defensive lineman ". Pro Bowl DE Aaron Schobel (14+ sacks in 2006) and his partner DE Chris Kelsay are both ready to go. All the DTs are good to go. :banana:

The Bills got gashed and mauled by the Broncos, but the season openers are notoriously dicey and frequently aren't a real indication of how good or bad a team is. More to the point, the Steelers don't have a pair of corners as good as Champ and Dre, who made believers out of me! :jawdrop:

FYI: Big Ben is not nearly as fast nor as strong as Vince Young ...

Stlrs4Life
09-11-2007, 04:19 PM
There passing game, and there punt return specialist.

fansince'76
09-11-2007, 04:57 PM
You need to pay better attention to the local news. :coffee: Keith Ellison was the starting LB who went down in TC, not "theironly decent defensive lineman ". Pro Bowl DE Aaron Schobel (14+ sacks in 2006) and his partner DE Chris Kelsay are both ready to go. All the DTs are good to go. :banana:

The Bills got gashed and mauled by the Broncos, but the season openers are notoriously dicey and frequently aren't a real indication of how good or bad a team is. More to the point, the Steelers don't have a pair of corners as good as Champ and Dre, who made believers out of me! :jawdrop:

FYI: Big Ben is not nearly as fast nor as strong as Vince Young ...

Who are you trying to convince, us or yourself? :blah:

Preacher
09-11-2007, 05:03 PM
Who are you trying to convince, us or yourself? :blah:

:sofunny::sofunny:

But FS....

Isn't it nice that he is coming in and debating football, rather then YOU SUCK, BEN SUCKS, EVERYONE SUCKS....


Man, I am glad Brown week is over... sadly, Bungle week will be worse.

fansince'76
09-11-2007, 05:04 PM
:sofunny::sofunny:

But FS....

Isn't it nice that he is coming in and debating football, rather then YOU SUCK, BEN SUCKS, EVERYONE SUCKS....


Man, I am glad Brown week is over... sadly, Bungle week will be worse.

Sure, but what the hell does Vince Young have to do with it? That kinda weakens the "debate" right there, IMO.

MasterOfPuppets
09-11-2007, 05:07 PM
i havent seen buffalo at all this year,but last year they were ranked 31 in total D
16th against the run ......they did add poz the tackling machine
28th against the run.......they lost 2 starting DB'S on sunday.

double team evans and don't let lynch get to the corners,blitz the hell out of loseman,and it should be a win.

HometownGal
09-11-2007, 05:09 PM
FYI: Big Ben is not nearly as fast nor as strong as Vince Young ...

What does Vince Young have to do with the topic of the thread? :dang:

Since you mentioned it, though - Ben does have one more SB ring than Young. :coffee:

ShutDown24
09-11-2007, 05:09 PM
You need to pay better attention to the local news. :coffee: Keith Ellison was the starting LB who went down in TC, not "theironly decent defensive lineman ". Pro Bowl DE Aaron Schobel (14+ sacks in 2006) and his partner DE Chris Kelsay are both ready to go. All the DTs are good to go. :banana:

The Bills got gashed and mauled by the Broncos, but the season openers are notoriously dicey and frequently aren't a real indication of how good or bad a team is. More to the point, the Steelers don't have a pair of corners as good as Champ and Dre, who made believers out of me! :jawdrop:

FYI: Big Ben is not nearly as fast nor as strong as Vince Young ...


1. The D-line argument you make is true.

2. I guess you never heard of Ike Taylor, that's ok, you will know who he is after the game...

3. Considering you most certainly looked up their 40 times and bench records from the combine that has to be true right? Wrong, VY is faster but Ben is stronger. But what does that have to do with anything? Either of those guys are better than J.P. LOSSman.

Livinginthe past
09-11-2007, 05:47 PM
Losman has stepped up quite a bit over the last half season or so - you could now say he is an 'okay' QB.

As most people have highlighted, Lee Evans is the guy to watch - he is lightening - but teams will have taken note and gameplanned specifically for him after his 1300 yard season last year.

They've decided to invest in the O-line and running game - Lynch looks very talented - but the Steelers are one of the elite tests any RB could wish to face - if he gets over 60 yards rushing i'll be surprised.

The Bills will have to get up early, hit some deep bombs and hope their DE's can apply some pressure to Ben.

I make Pittsburgh strong favorites - their running game should prove too much and I don't think Losman will be able to cope with the pressure of carrying the team when Lynch gets shut down.

Dino 6 Rings
09-11-2007, 06:03 PM
Hello Steelers Fans

First time on this forum. Life long Steeler's fan here.

I look forward to another Steelers beat down this weekend as the mediocre, rebuilding for the 8th straight season Bills come to town.

This game is going to be fantastic for lovers of our defense and lovers of our running game. 2-0 is a great way to start the season.

Dino 6 Rings
09-11-2007, 06:07 PM
I think Atlanta may be in the market for a QB, so when the Steelers Defense finishes up with Lostman, maybe the Bills with trade their starting QB for an undisclosed draft pick.

Crushzilla
09-11-2007, 06:15 PM
Welcome, Dino.

I, too, think we should be able to handle to Bills.

I like Smith as a nickel back, like they were using him last week. I'm guessing with Ike, who had a solid game against Cleveland, and some safety help, Lee Evans won't be too big of a problem.

They are a quick offense. They have a lot of WRs with speed and Lynch is just icing on the cake. Getting to Losman is going to be key, I expect Lebeau to be firing away, but with this core a dink or a dunk can turn into a long touchdown.

I'm not too concerned with how our offense will perform, they took some losses on defense, Spike, Flectcher, Clements, so they should be a little softer away from those bookends at DE.

I'm looking for some slants and TE work to aide Willie in marching down the field. If we can keep their offense away from big plays and long third down conversions we should be able to handle this one. We'll give up more points than the Browns game, but we'll keep rolling through this soft early schedule.

The Bus Rolls on
09-11-2007, 07:36 PM
Wow a lot of first time posters over here! And ill join in on the fun!

I'm reall not too worried about the Bills Offense. With Lebeau at the head of the Blitzburgh D everyone knows well bring the heat. Losmen is still an inexperienced erratice passer and i think the D-line will punnish him just like they did against Frye and Anderson. And against the rookie runningback Lynch, despite an average game against the bills i think he will struggle against one of the best rush D in the league. However, i am scarred to death of Rosco Parrish, kick and punt returner for the Bills. He already ran one back last week agains the Broncos. And Special Teams has been one of our biggest problems over the years. If we can limit Lee Evans to no 83 yard TD catches and get our offense going I see no reason why there isnt another blow out at steelers home opener.

Dino 6 Rings
09-11-2007, 10:18 PM
The Bills had the worst offensive production in the AFC week 1. 184 total yards against Denver. Their defense allowed 470 total yards. Steelers will punish the Bills for 60 minutes, have one let down series, as they usually do, allow 10 points.

Steelers 31, Bills 10

And still, people will talk about the Pats and Colts...until about week 7, then they will recognize the danger that is the new Fire and Passion brought to Steel City by Coach Tomlin and his brand of perfection, hard work football.

Petesburgh66
09-11-2007, 11:39 PM
I saw most of the Bills game last week against the Broncos and I wasn't impressed. Their offense is the same old pop gun variety and now they have a beat up D. They lost 2 starters from there secondary in game 1 for the year and they are down to their 3 guy on the depth chart for weak side LB. There LB depth is so bad that they had to use a converted safety until he got hurt. The Steelers should rip them apart if they play their game.

Getting rid of Takeo Spikes without a suitable backup is already bitting them in the ass.

Preacher
09-12-2007, 02:42 AM
Here is what I am wondering...

Does it seem like the NFL did us a favor by giving us the Browns first, Bills second, and building up to Denver and Seattle? Both of whom are good teams...

Hopefully we will manhandle the Bills.

With the news that Everett is starting to be able to move, I am now able to get excited about this game!!

Steelman16
09-12-2007, 02:48 AM
Here is what I am wondering...

Does it seem like the NFL did us a favor by giving us the Browns first, Bills second, and building up to Denver and Seattle? Both of whom are good teams...

Hopefully we will manhandle the Bills.

With the news that Everett is starting to be able to move, I am now able to get excited about this game!!

I've always wondered how exactly the NFL comes up with the schedules. Seems like the Commish likes the Steelers, though he probably has to be neutral.

If the Bills were playing anyone other than my team, they'd have my full support. Unfortunatey, I'm left with "may you do good, but may we do better."

FSUBoo
09-12-2007, 02:51 AM
I agree with the people that said that stopping Lee Evans will be a big challenge for us. He's so fast that he can make DBs look slow, so we need to make sure to shut him down. I think Marshawn Lynch will make a difference, but I don't see him having too big a game against us. The key will also be to limit mistakes, play a solid game with a good mix of run and pass. Get Big Ben warmed up and doing positive things instead of negatives.

Oh, and how Edman mentioned the Raiders loss last year, I think we would have had a much better chance of winning that game if Cowher would have started Charlie Batch instead of making Big Ben play the week after a concussion. Batch has proved with his play for the past few seasons as our backup that he deserves to get a chance to play when needed. Players with injuries don't need to be rushed back too fast, especially something as major as a concussion.

I know I went a little off topic, so sorry about that.

Steel_Bus_24
09-12-2007, 08:55 PM
Hopefully Lossman will fold if we force him into long 3rd down situations

I do think the Bills will play inspired football for the 1st half, but we should be able to confuse Lossman enough to win...given we don't shoot ourselves in the foot(and after last years Raiders game I don't take any game for granted)

Steelers win 24-10

RJC
09-12-2007, 08:59 PM
We should win this game in a romp. Kelsay & Schobel are monster pass rushers, but both suspect against the run. We need to establish a consistent run game early. Once they think they got us, we need to exploit a secondary that's pretty banged up with injury and the missing former starts due to free agency. Ben could end up putting up some big numbers off of play action passes down field. Look for Holmes to have a big day....

GBMelBlount
09-12-2007, 09:15 PM
Here is what I am wondering...

Does it seem like the NFL did us a favor by giving us the Browns first, Bills second, and building up to Denver and Seattle? Both of whom are good teams...

Hopefully we will manhandle the Bills.

With the news that Everett is starting to be able to move, I am now able to get excited about this game!!

Our prayers are working preach.

Rotorhead
09-12-2007, 09:21 PM
Well, living in Denver and having a Broncos fan for a wife, I was forced to watch the Broncos/Bills game. As was stated earlier, Bailey and Bly are probably the top 2 corners in the league (and it showed in this game) so the poor off production from the Bills passing game will probably increase against us. The cover2 wrinkle to our def should help out with big plays as well as our pass rush. I do see us shutting down the running game as we always do. With all their injuries to their def I can see us moving up and down the field fairly easily. The Broncos had little problems moving the ball, just couldnt end drives and uncharacteristically missed field goals, or that game would have been over alot sooner. As long as we can avoid the "stupid" mistakes that cause turnovers and can contain their return game, this will be an easy game. If we lose the turnover battle and the ST game, it will be close still. My prediction - 34 - 10 Steelers - We will win the turnover battle and keep the big returns out.

Steel_Bus_24
09-12-2007, 09:22 PM
Our prayers are working preach.


Yeah Im really happy the news thats coming out is positive

RJC
09-12-2007, 09:25 PM
Well, living in Denver and having a Broncos fan for a wife, I was forced to watch the Broncos/Bills game.

Holy Hell! I'll pretend you never said that. For both our sakes.....

Northside Jonny
09-12-2007, 11:04 PM
This game doesn't really worry me too much . This will be another field day for the defense, lossman is no better than charlie frye and u saw the problems he had with the d. As far as lynch is concerned he will get a proper welcome to the NFL this week trying to run into our front seven. I'm a steeler fan living in denver now and let me tell u that the broncos front seven isn't half as good as the steelers . When it comes to the offense the only real concern I have is willie parker being able to run against a pretty good buffalo d. He need to run well so we can keep em guessing.

final score
steelers27-bills10

suprasad
09-13-2007, 01:23 AM
Hi Steelpeople,

Its my first time posting a thread so bare with me if it isn't so good.:smile

Okay on sunday our beloved Steelers will face the Bills. I'm almost sure we will win Big B and everyone play as they did against the Browns, Bills are just coming with close loss to Broncos, so they are properly coming a big wish to win. I don't think we will have any problems against them.

What i really would like to know, is if anyone of you can come up with things that would give as problems on sunday:smile:

Go Steelers!:tt02:

Coughing up the ball (as it is EVERY week), Lee Evans, and their pass rush...

Sudesh

KOMMANDO
09-13-2007, 01:48 AM
The only thing that half concerns me about this game is the Everett thing. if the Bills are really charged up playing for him etc.. It could keep them close with us early.

Long as we don't get behind much early.. We'll finish with a 14 point victory.

Steel City Slayers
09-13-2007, 02:25 AM
I can't wait for this game either. I get to actually watch it! :grin:

GBMelBlount
09-13-2007, 08:42 AM
I do see us shutting down the running game as we always do.

Does anyone know how many consecutive games it's been that we have not allowed a 100 yard rusher, and what the NFL record is?

Dino 6 Rings
09-13-2007, 09:09 AM
GBMel

The Steelers currently have a streak of 22 straight regular season games of not allowing a 100 yard rusher. 26 if you count playoffs. I believe the last person to do it was James, in the 1st colts game of 05.

Only 13 backs have done it against the Steelers since 2000.

I'll research the all time record and try to post it.

DACEB
09-13-2007, 09:20 AM
I like Smith as a nickel back, like they were using him last week. I'm guessing with Ike, who had a solid game against Cleveland, and some safety help, Lee Evans won't be too big of a problem.

Are you refering to Anthony Smith, Crush??

What position was he playing? Was he the FS in the nickel package or playing in the slot?

Anybody, a little help here.

Dino 6 Rings
09-13-2007, 09:22 AM
They lined up Anthony Smith as a nickle back during the game while Clark and Polamalu were in the saftey positions.

So we had our 3 best safeties on the field at the same time. I think what happened was McFadden who would have been the nickle back, had to go cover for Deshea who had a slight injury, so McFadden went to corner, and Anthony Smith went and played the nickle back.

Kvnfaber
09-13-2007, 09:49 AM
I think this game will be closer than most think. Killing the Browns is often not the best gauge of talent for a team because there is the opinion of "Are the Browns just that bad? Or are the Steelers that good?"

I think its a combination of both. The Bills will come out charged up and play the Steelers tough, but The Black and Gold will secure the win in the fourth quarter in non dramatic fashion.

Good guys win it 24-16

DACEB
09-13-2007, 09:49 AM
Thanks Dino

tony hipchest
09-13-2007, 10:30 AM
The only thing that half concerns me about this game is the Everett thing. if the Bills are really charged up playing for him etc.. It could keep them close with us early.

Long as we don't get behind much early.. We'll finish with a 14 point victory.pat kirwan was working with the jets when dennis byrd was paralyzed. he told the story how they played the bills the following week. now this was when the bills were excellent and the jets were pretty poor. the jets became galvanized and by the time they stepped off the plane in buffalo they knew there was no way they were gonna lose. they went out and spanked the bills.

football is a game of emotion. the good thing is, i think the steelers play with a hell of alot of emotion. they will have to, because the bills are playing for alot more than just a win. then again that was the case the last time we faced them too, and we beat them with our bench players.

Dino 6 Rings
09-13-2007, 10:41 AM
This talk of emotion could be valid, but, all the news out of Buffalo now is that Everett will recover and have the ability to walk again. So he isn't officially paralyzed. I think that may make for the bills to let out a sigh of relief, and take away from the "emotion" of playing for Everett. They'll now just focus on the Steelers and their game plan and the "win one for Everett" emotion won't be as motivating as it would have been if the poor guy was still on life support...but that's just my humble opinion.

If the Steelers play they way they are capable of playing, they should be able to handle the Bill rather easily. Our Defense should dominate, and Offense will be confusing and efficient enough to score points. The better team with more talent is definitely the home team in his one. Plus, Tomlin will have his team 100% ready for his home debut.

Pittsburgh 34 Buffalo 13. With the Steelers having a late in the game Pick 6 to put it away...look for the Rookie Gay out of Louisville to make a play late in the game. That kid is a ball hawk.

Hammer67
09-13-2007, 01:37 PM
Being that I am going to the game this Sunday...I can't wait to find out what's going to happen first hand....although with the amount of adult beverages I plan on consuming (going to the game with some old college buddies I havent' seen in years) I hope the plumbing at Heinz Field is fixed!

Hopefully this isn't a total asskicking like last week...I want to watch an NFL quality football game!

alittlejazzbird
09-13-2007, 02:06 PM
Can it be, the tide of "expert" opinion is turning for our Ben? Here's what Peter says about this weekend's game in his Weekend Pickoff:

The Bills show some signs of life, but Ben Roethlisberger shows some signs of Peyton Manning. This will be his second straight Pro Bowl-type game, which is saying something in a conference with Manning, Tom Brady and Carson Palmer.

Steelers 30, Bills 17

After Ben's struggles last year, I'm almost afraid to get my hopes up too high on his behalf, but it's nice to see him starting to get a little love in the media.

Peter King's Weekend Pickoff is here:

http://fannation.com/peter_king_challenge/pickoff

Dino 6 Rings
09-13-2007, 02:36 PM
Ben really couldn't have a worse season than he did last year. He'd almost have to try to be that bad. But, having the likes of Dan Marino or Jim Kelly call you and say "hey we all have bad years" helps for Big Ben. He had a down year, yes, he will rebound and perform the way he can perform and with the new comfort he has for the offense, the fact that he is now a leader on the team and not some hot shot "kid" he'll be in more control on and off the field. We have the potential for many years with Ben and many good seasons and more Rings...he'll get the job done.

Elvis
09-13-2007, 06:34 PM
Can it be, the tide of "expert" opinion is turning for our Ben? Here's what Peter says about this weekend's game in his Weekend Pickoff:



After Ben's struggles last year, I'm almost afraid to get my hopes up too high on his behalf, but it's nice to see him starting to get a little love in the media.

Peter King's Weekend Pickoff is here:

http://fannation.com/peter_king_challenge/pickoff
First of all my friend... Peter King is not the man the Steelers must convince to win anything. The Bills are alot better team than the Browns at this point, but I think that the Browns have a brighter future. They have their future QB in Quinn and a great LT rookie that is gonna probably be pretty darn good. With that in mind, they must get pressure on the QB of the Bills and put a stop to the RB rookie. As far as trusting Peter King in telling me who is gonna win and who isnt.... well... I dont think so...
:tt02:

Sharkissle29
09-13-2007, 07:17 PM
i cant wait to see our ugly uniforms :-D hahaha

GeneralRobinson
09-13-2007, 08:05 PM
i cant wait to see our ugly uniforms :-D hahaha

They would look a lot better with grey facemasks.

stillers4me
09-13-2007, 08:51 PM
That's right..I forgot!! Dang......my first game at Heinz Field and I wont get to see them in their awesome home jerseys. :dang:

Polly
09-13-2007, 09:00 PM
Only thing im concerned about is the running game. I know willie got 109 rushing yards but in 2 carries he got 50 yards and 25 other carries got 60 yards. I'll be lookin for consistancy from him. Defense should have a great day and dont be surprised if you see allen rossum take one home, hes that explosive


first post, dont hate!! :D

varmintjcl
09-13-2007, 10:43 PM
I'll have a former bills fan from buffalo watching with us, he keeps repeating how the bills will play with emotion because of Everett, but I think we'll take this one at home and the next one& the next one:wave:...

Dino 6 Rings
09-14-2007, 09:50 AM
The Broncos had 171 yards rushing against the Bills...I like the Steelers Chances against that Run Defense.

SteelerGirlsRule
09-14-2007, 10:07 AM
I realize I'm the new guy(girl) and in most circles the new guy has to earn respect before shooting off at the mouth but you'll read what I have to say and like it lol!

My brothers and I have Sunday ticket and always watch the Steelers next opponent ie the jills. So based on what I saw in that game here is my overview of the game this Sunday.

Steelers on offense....... I believe the O will have a good game. The jills are depleted on D they lost 3 players in the game against the mules. They were'nt stellar to begin with. The thorn in the Steelers side will be slowing down the jills right D end (can't think of his name) he was in the mules backfield a lot last week. Marvel will need to be on his toes against this guy.

Steelers on defense........ The D should have a good game as well. The way I see it the jills main threat is the deep ball. Lostman has a very accurate deep ball and Lee Evans is well adept at coming down with said throw. Pressure should negate this part of thier game. This Lynch guy looks like he has the tools to be a very good back. He will trigger memories of Thurman Thomas in buffalo. The jills fans only hope he doesn't fumble like Thurman at the most crucial of times. The Steelers D will stop the run though.

Steelers special teams....... I really like Sepulveda, I think he is a pro bowler for us. However he would be well advised to kick away from the jills Parish. He returned one for a TD last week. The jills also got great return yardage from kickoffs too. Special teams better come to play.

Steelers coaching....... Tomlins job this week is to prepare the team to take on an emotional jills team who's teamate is laying in the hospital. (hate to see anyone get hurt) (unless maybe it's Ray(jump on the pile at the end of the play) Lewis) Man I hate that guy..... I digress....... A team playing for another teamate can be very dangerous see 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers ala Jerome Bettis. Tomlin in my opinion has been a great addition for this team.

Steelers Fans.......... BRING THE FRICKIN NOISE!!!!!!! I will be there and the boys better not let this girl out yell them. The beer guy better be on his toes too! Momma doesn't like to wait for her brew. :cheers:

My prediction. Steelers 34 jills 9 :jammin:

GO STEELERS GO!

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For all you horny lil Steeler fans............ YES that IS me in the picture!

DACEB
09-14-2007, 12:49 PM
This is the only way we lose to the Bills;

Willie fumbles sometimes

Ben throws INT's sometimes

Holmes drops passes sometimes

Foote misses tackles sometimes

Dick calls the wrong blitz sometimes

Ike gets burnt sometimes

The offensive line false starts sometimes

Troy is sometimes out of position

If all of those things happen, we lose!!

LVSteelersfan
09-14-2007, 02:33 PM
My first post to this forum. I think the Steelers have way too much talent on both sides of the ball, and with a veteran punt returner we shouldn't shoot ourselves in the foot on special teams. We just have to keep their returner contained. Losman s very inconsistent over the long haul. He might burn us on one or two plays, but he needs more than that to win a game. I am confident the pressure put on him by the D will make him wish he was elsewhere. Willie should be able to pile up some good yards against a banged up defense which will in turn open up the play action pass to Holmes, Ward and Miller. Hopefully Spaeth turns into a monster as well. I was impressed with him in the first game.

steelermuzik
09-14-2007, 03:27 PM
My first online post ever :banana:(been viewing for almost 2 years). I decided to simply state that I'm pumped for Sunday's game like I haven't been since '05. I'm confident our team is back on track and we're going to have an exciting year this year in bounce back fashion. Each game we'll have a few things to fix, but overall the focus is so much better this year than last year and I'm way excited about another trip to the playoffs! 2-0, Here we go Steelers, Here we go!

Billiever
09-14-2007, 06:27 PM
I'm not worried about Pittsburgh.
Bills will be 1-1 going into a very BIG game at New England!

fansince'76
09-14-2007, 06:44 PM
I'm not worried about Pittsburgh.
Bills will be 1-1 going into a very BIG game at New England!

Well, if we play our scrubs, you might have a chance. Then again, our scrubs beat your starters last time in your backyard, so don't count on that either. :yawn:

Elvis
09-14-2007, 06:47 PM
Well, if we play our scrubs, you might have a chance. Then again, our scrubs beat your starters last time in your backyard, so don't count on that either. :yawn:
Why... I think that your right my friend fansince'76... the Steelers dominated that game and it didnt mean a thing to them and cost the Bills the playoffs..:sofunny:
Bills fans have nothing to prove...
They are still the ONLY team to lose 4 straight super bowls...Right?
:tt02:

SteelFist
09-14-2007, 07:01 PM
Wow...lot's of new members of Steelersfever. Welcome all.

I concur that Lynch will end up being a big part of that offense. I am actually looking forward to seeing Paul Posluszny play. It's kind of a homer sentiment as I am a PSU alum but I still think he is the LB the Steelers should have taken in place of Timmons...especially now with the talk of Timmons moving inside.


I've never read or heard of Timmons moving inside other than suggestions from other fans. Where did you hear this? Link? :confused:

SteelFist
09-14-2007, 07:06 PM
1. The D-line argument you make is true.

2. I guess you never heard of Ike Taylor, that's ok, you will know who he is after the game...

3. Considering you most certainly looked up their 40 times and bench records from the combine that has to be true right? Wrong, VY is faster but Ben is stronger. But what does that have to do with anything? Either of those guys are better than J.P. LOSSman.
:toofunny:

SteelFist
09-14-2007, 07:16 PM
I'm not worried about Pittsburgh.
Bills will be 1-1 going into a very BIG game at New England!

I hear ya. I'd be lying through my teeth if I said that I was worried about the Bills.

But when the game is over and the Bills are 0-2, No one cares whether you Bills fans were worried or not.....:smile:........I know I wont..:cheers:

IceCubes
09-16-2007, 02:16 AM
I think Bills its a better parameter for our team
and i want one victory =)

GOOO Steelers

Haiku_Dirtt
09-16-2007, 04:40 AM
Beat the Bills?

Something I'd like to see from a Tomlin team is ball control. Easier said than done. Our depth at the O-line is a debate with legs.

coldking
09-16-2007, 09:13 AM
The Bills will be rallying around the everitt injury, look for them to play hard

coldking
09-16-2007, 09:16 AM
and as usual the Steelers DB's always seem to get lit up at some point during the season

steelerfan-n-TX
09-16-2007, 09:30 AM
Hey all, first time post here.


Well yet another sunday and I will be listening to the game on Sirius radio, Down here in Texas they only believe in two teams the Dallas and the Cowboys. which really gets on my nerves. But thru and thru and god and bad times times, I believe. So I will wear my #36, 43 or 86 today, i just dont know which one yet.
So to all the steeler fans young and old new or long time fan, have a great football day and remember, the balck and gold rolls deep throughout the country.

Billiever
09-16-2007, 09:43 AM
Nobody outside of that rancid city cares about or wants to watch your pathetic team (unless they are playing the Bills, of course)
You guys are like the Browns or the Cardinals....I mean, the Steelers aren't even the best NFL team in the state of Pennsylvania....Maybe they should move the franchise to LA or something. :toofunny:

fansince'76
09-16-2007, 09:51 AM
Nobody outside of that rancid city cares about or wants to watch your pathetic team (unless they are playing the Bills, of course)
You guys are like the Browns or the Cardinals....I mean, the Steelers aren't even the best NFL team in the state of Pennsylvania....Maybe they should move the franchise to LA or something. :toofunny:

:yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

tony hipchest
09-16-2007, 11:05 AM
Nobody outside of that rancid city cares about or wants to watch your pathetic team (unless they are playing the Bills, of course)
You guys are like the Browns or the Cardinals....I mean, the Steelers aren't even the best NFL team in the state of Pennsylvania....Maybe they should move the franchise to LA or something. :toofunny:you need to quit playing in the local water... or atleast next time use a barrel

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/Robert_Overcracker.jpg

eastcoastslide43
09-16-2007, 12:20 PM
gooooo stillers

eastcoastslide43
09-16-2007, 12:41 PM
The Bills will have the motivation, but the Steelers have the talent and players to win the game.

Elvis
09-16-2007, 01:02 PM
I love our Throw Back Helmets... Those are awesome looking....
HERE WE GO STEELERS...
HERE WE GO!!
:tt02:

Elvis
09-16-2007, 02:28 PM
Ben almost looked last season at times here in the 1st half folks... if the Steelers continue at this pace.. its gonna be a long afternoon. I'm just glad that we are playing someone that hasnt got an offense for the 2nd straight week.
:jawdrop:

Polly
09-16-2007, 02:38 PM
What happend to james harrison? I hope it aint as bad as it looked

Elvis
09-16-2007, 02:45 PM
Its about time Dick Lebeau started getting Polomalu involved with some blitzes...
:tt02:

Elvis
09-16-2007, 02:47 PM
What happend to james harrison? I hope it aint as bad as it looked
I dunno friend.. just seen that Woodley had replaced him in the lineup.
If Big Ben passes the ball 29 more times in the 2nd half.. I am
gonna scream....
:jawdrop:

clarient
09-16-2007, 04:16 PM
And Lord Tomlin said, "Thou Shalt Feast Upon Buffalo This Eve."

And it was delicious.

:D

sman23
09-16-2007, 04:20 PM
Great Game!!!

And a Bengals loss in the works!!

Go Steelers!!!

The Best in the North again!!

steelpride12
09-16-2007, 05:13 PM
Wow im so exctited we won with that great D again and the Bengals loss and we have a fair shot at taking the division!

Steel City Slayers
09-17-2007, 02:30 AM
Nobody outside of that rancid city cares about or wants to watch your pathetic team (unless they are playing the Bills, of course)
You guys are like the Browns or the Cardinals....I mean, the Steelers aren't even the best NFL team in the state of Pennsylvania....Maybe they should move the franchise to LA or something. :toofunny:
WTF are you smoking? 5 Super Bowl Wins.... Compared to the "iggles".... Who have a record of: 488-534-25 and NO Championships. Whereas the Steelers All time record is: 533-511-21 and 5 Super Bowl wins.

So...yup, the Steelers are not the best NFL team in the state of PA. :dang: Did you you grow up watching Philadelphia sports or something as a kid as nobody can be THIS stupid without doing so. Some of the most delusional sports fans in the history of sports.

So who is the best PA team in the NFL? San Fran? Chicago? Cleveland?:toofunny:

2 and 0. :tt02::tt02: