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moedap
09-17-2007, 03:12 PM
http://www.nysun.com/article/62787

The rest of the world wont realize this unfortunately until we beat the Pats in N.E.

alittlejazzbird
09-17-2007, 03:33 PM
[The rest of the world wont realize this unfortunately until we beat the Pats in N.E.

If we're 5-0 at the bye, the rest of the world will notice. There won't be too many undefeated teams left by then. Most likely Indy, New England and the Steelers.

And while I share your enthusiasm for the December showdown with NE, and it's a long way till then, I gotta say that the Pats have looked frighteningly good over the last two weeks. Living in New Jersey, I already knew the Jets were going to regress this year so that win wasn't a suprise, but I was not in any way expecting the systematic dismantling of the Chargers last night. I thought it would at least be close.

BurghZ0n3
09-17-2007, 03:45 PM
I still remember Billick's degrading gestures last season, the first retaliation must be...the RAVENS!!!

fansince'76
09-17-2007, 03:47 PM
In fact, Roethlisberger may not be tested until the sixth game of the year at Denver, but by then the Steelers will most likely be 5–0.

And probably not even then - Lamont Jordan looked like the 2nd coming of Jim Brown against them yesterday. Cade McNown threw a long touchdown pass against them as well - with a broken finger on his throwing hand to boot. Why Denver keeps getting props is beyond me.

moedap
09-17-2007, 03:47 PM
And while I share your enthusiasm for the December showdown with NE, and it's a long way till then, I gotta say that the Pats have looked frighteningly good over the last two weeks. Living in New Jersey, I already knew the Jets were going to regress this year so that win wasn't a suprise, but I was not in any way expecting the systematic dismantling of the Chargers last night. I thought it would at least be close.

The NY Jets got lucky last year. They suck. The Chargers have Norv Turner as head coach. He emasculates his players with his wimpiness. See Redskins. See Raiders. The Pats wont be tested until they face the Dolphins and Redskins defense.

TackleMeBen
09-17-2007, 03:56 PM
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In fact, Roethlisberger may not be tested until the sixth game of the year at Denver, but by then the Steelers will most likely be 5–0.


if he played like he did in the afc championship game then he still wouldnt be tested yet.

vasteeler
09-17-2007, 07:20 PM
although i do like the way the team has played the last two weeks we have to keep in mind they were two horrible teams we played. i will have to see a little more befor i can consider them an elite team, beleive me i want to see that more than anybody and i do think they will be.....just not yet:tt02::tt02:

Indy_Steelers
09-17-2007, 07:41 PM
"who seems to be off his vicious cycle, both literally and figuratively"


everyone is a comedian.:wink02:

Edman
09-17-2007, 07:56 PM
The Patriots have virtually no challenge in the AFC East. They're a great team, but you can't deny that they've been a benificiary of a mediocre division. The Jets and Dolphins are too inconsistent, and the Bills just suck. Patriots 2-0. Rest of the AFC East? 0-6. Meanwhile, the Steelers have to put up with the Bengals and Ravens every year.

The Colts and Pats look like they're the overwhelming favorites in the AFC. Someone else has to rise up and challenge them. I think the Steelers are the team to do it. That all starts by taking back the North and playing (hopefully beating) the Patriots Dec.9. That is if the Steelers are in the hunt by then.

rog
09-17-2007, 08:18 PM
Let me start by saying I'm probably the most nervous Steeler fan in the world. With that being said I'm not ready to put the Steelers in the Colts or Pats class just yet. I do think the confidence their playing with is great and if the next couple of weeks go as they should I think they will be dangerous for any team to play, I'm definetly not ready to start thinking of the Dec game aginst the Pats not because I'm worried but because the season goes so fast I like to savor every game. I do like our chaces though.

steelpride12
09-17-2007, 09:24 PM
I think the Seattle game will be our biggest challenge but we can stick it out.

GBMelBlount
09-17-2007, 09:46 PM
I gotta say that the Pats have looked frighteningly good over the last two weeks. I was not in any way expecting the systematic dismantling of the Chargers last night. I thought it would at least be close.

It's early but I can say IMO, our ONLY divison challenge will be the Ratbirds. Beyond that, we will have to run over the Pat's machine.

Smashmouth225
09-17-2007, 10:41 PM
Other than the Pats(who everybody has crowned already) or Colts so far in the AFC nobody else has been impressive except the Steelers and Texans.

memphissteelergirl
09-18-2007, 09:34 AM
Let me start by saying I'm probably the most nervous Steeler fan in the world. With that being said I'm not ready to put the Steelers in the Colts or Pats class just yet. I do think the confidence their playing with is great and if the next couple of weeks go as they should I think they will be dangerous for any team to play, I'm definetly not ready to start thinking of the Dec game aginst the Pats not because I'm worried but because the season goes so fast I like to savor every game. I do like our chaces though.


Great post! :iagree:

And I will just say that every game is a challenge this season...doesn't matter who we play from the so-called bottom feeders to the so-called elite, I think Tomlin is mentally preparing them to play with intensity . So far, I am enjoying the fruits of Coach T's labor...l say keep it going!!

DACEB
09-18-2007, 09:41 AM
Other than the Pats(who everybody has crowned already) or Colts so far in the AFC nobody else has been impressive except the Steelers and Texans.

I don't like the sound of the Steelers and Texans in the same sentence that way!!

While the Texans have impressed they are by no means in the same class as the Steelers.

HometownGal
09-18-2007, 09:42 AM
although i do like the way the team has played the last two weeks we have to keep in mind they were two horrible teams we played. i will have to see a little more befor i can consider them an elite team, beleive me i want to see that more than anybody and i do think they will be.....just not yet:tt02::tt02:

I'm with you on this one, VASTEELER. I'm not trying to downplay the Steelers wins in their first 2 matchups, but I need to see that kind of play on both sides of the ball consistently before I consider them in the "elite" category.

I don't consider any team "elite" only 2 weeks into the season - there's a whole lot of football yet to be played and anything can happen.

SteelerFanInCA
09-18-2007, 10:48 AM
I'm taking this season one game at a time. I agree anything can happen. Hopefully we don't get bit by the injury bug too bad this season and if we do, then I hope we are able to over come it.