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stillers4ever
10-07-2007, 04:21 PM
Does anyone know the story behind the defensebacks getting together and praying after every defensive series? It obviously helped, but i was just wandering why and what caused this?

Atlanta Dan
10-07-2007, 04:23 PM
I assume it is just a solidarity circle that looks like a pryaer circle - IMO praying for a better pass rush or for LeBeau to call the right blitz package is unlikely - if not I question if that is what prayer is supposed to achieve

delhess
10-07-2007, 04:39 PM
i'm pretty sure i saw preacher down their rallying the troups. (tony's alter ego)

12+88=6
10-07-2007, 10:31 PM
right before we saw that i said to my friend "they should put in batch and pull parker too"

it was 21-0 with about 5 minutes left. then they showed the prayer huddle and my friend said "what' that all about?"

i said "maybe they're praying so ben doesn't get hurt"

Preacher
10-07-2007, 10:36 PM
right before we saw that i said to my friend "they should put in batch and pull parker too"

it was 21-0 with about 5 minutes left. then they showed the prayer huddle and my friend said "what' that all about?"

i said "maybe they're praying so ben doesn't get hurt"

yeah... no doubt.

Hey... I have no problem with them praying... thanking God.

But PLEASE...wait until AFTER THE GAME!

Haiku_Dirtt
10-07-2007, 11:24 PM
Spirituality is present in many degrees.

You have the T.O.'s and the Vicks of the world expressing their 'convictions' (pun both intended and unintended) is less than savory ways.

And then you have the Polamalu's of the world in which this is no joking matter. Seriously.

And if praying on the sidelines means they are not outside a strip club at 3 AM then I welcome the field congregation.

Here's to having our prayers answered. :angel:

NateC
10-08-2007, 12:31 AM
Praise God , They Have Knowlege and have been Shown Prayer to be Oh so effective if done correctly. Read Chapter of Mark, and Luke in the Bible for Instruction on Effective Prayer.

Preacher... why would they wait till after the game. They are Living/SPeaking to God every Moment they decide in the hearts to do so... They make a Play and no one is Hurt would be the obvious reason for the Circle...
I CAN ASSURE YOU they are not praying for a Win, or a Big play. Cause if they have read about prayer they would know what and how to Pray and be answered.:banana::banana::banana:

It's Amazing what God has Done for us, Prayer and him actually listening and Responding to it, its hard to Phathem, But From My Personal Expirence God Has Shown me Many things Through Prayer.

Im thinkin Alot of Our guys/ People in the world Feel the same way

FSUBoo
10-08-2007, 02:16 AM
If you read articles/interviews about Troy Polamalu, he prays after every play of the games. I have no problem with players praying during a game. Shows that they feel comfortable enough with one another to pray together. I think it shows great unity amongst our DB's.

Counselor
10-08-2007, 09:39 AM
I say whatever works.

Prayer is not only an appeal to a higher power, it can also be a means of personal mental focus, and as someone mentioned, solidarity with the people around you.

I think it can be very helpful.

SteelDogFan
10-08-2007, 10:13 AM
What I like about it is even though it takes a BIG EGO (in a good way) and lot of self confidence to be an NFL player. They understand that there is something even larger than them and at times you need to thank or ask the almighty for his help in certain situations.

BurghZ0n3
10-08-2007, 10:18 AM
God bless STEELERS....and all of us....because Jesus Christ saves!!! That's a very good sign...:sign01:

onthebus36
10-08-2007, 10:46 AM
I think it's a positive thing. These guys have much to be thankful for and their health and careers are at risk every play. I'd be thankful and asking for protection is I were in their position.

I remember that part of Cowher's prayer after the AFC championship game was to give the Steelers the strength to be good role models. That always stuck with me as one of the things that helps set this team apart.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-08-2007, 10:49 AM
It does my heart good to see the DB's praying in a very unassuming and personal manner.

...and I just hope that at some point someone asked for the ball to NOT be thrown in Deshea's direction.

tony hipchest
10-08-2007, 11:21 AM
polamalu prays after EVERY play. you always see him grabbing his collar and mouthing some words on the field, and often when hes sitting on the sideline it looks like hes just mumbling into space to nobody. i would think his teammates are embracing his spirituality.

i think there was an old article where he talked about what he was praying for out there. from what i remember its more about giving thanks and appreciation for his God given skills and talents.

oh, and he prays for chad johnson to be healed of his jackassitis.

TackleMeBen
10-08-2007, 11:28 AM
polamalu prays after EVERY play. you always see him grabbing his collar and mouthing some words on the field, and often when hes sitting on the sideline it looks like hes just mumbling into space to nobody. i would think his teammates are embracing his spirituality.

i think there was an old article where he talked about what he was praying for out there. from what i remember its more about giving thanks and appreciation for his God given skills and talents.

oh, and he prays for chad johnson to be healed of his jackassitis.

i dont think there are enough prayers in the world to help chad johnson out:toofunny:

stillers4ever
10-09-2007, 12:15 PM
PROUD TO BE A STEELERS FAN!

Lord Stiller
10-09-2007, 12:25 PM
I'm not sure but I do know that Polamalu is probably the most religious person in the NFL

He went on a pilgrimage over the summer to Greece and Constantinople. A friend of mine belongs to the same church as him (Greek Orthodox) and went on the trip with him. He said they visited some monks in the mountains of Greece

Here is a video where Troy talks about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqWVXuKUd64

xXTheSteelKingsXx
10-09-2007, 06:07 PM
oh, and he prays for chad johnson to be healed of his jackassitis.

:sofunny::sofunny::sofunny:

tony hipchest
10-09-2007, 06:25 PM
I'm not sure but I do know that Polamalu is probably the most religious person in the NFL

He went on a pilgrimage over the summer to Greece and Constantinople. A friend of mine belongs to the same church as him (Greek Orthodox) and went on the trip with him. He said they visited some monks in the mountains of Greece


and on the flipside is r. williams and m. vick who would like to be known as the 2nd and 3rd most religious persons in the nfl.

rickey visited some good ganja in the mountains of india and vick and pac-man worship mountains at the local gentelmans club atleast 3 X/ week. God has shown them the light too. :rolleyes:

anyways, keep praying db's and may troy be an inspiration to you in football and in life.

SteelFist
10-10-2007, 09:38 AM
What I always loved about Cowher is that he led postgame prayers to Jesus after every game. :thumbsup:

If they are praying, I think its great! However, I doubt they are praying after every defensive series.

CanadianSteel
10-10-2007, 11:57 PM
Must admit I kinda liked it, unique and humbling is how I would describe it.
And if our secondary keeps playing the way they have so far then hey, whatever works to get you focused and playing as a group/team.

Borski
10-11-2007, 12:19 AM
I'm not sure but I do know that Polamalu is probably the most religious person in the NFL

He went on a pilgrimage over the summer to Greece and Constantinople. A friend of mine belongs to the same church as him (Greek Orthodox) and went on the trip with him. He said they visited some monks in the mountains of Greece

Here is a video where Troy talks about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqWVXuKUd64

I am Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox and I work at a Church Summer Camp (Camp Nazareth, Mercer, PA) where the Greek Orthodox church has a few of the camping sessions. A few of the people that run the Greek weeks have meet Polamulu and they are apparently going to see if he can give a speech next year at the camp:jammin:

Preacher
10-11-2007, 02:28 AM
It does my heart good to see the DB's praying in a very unassuming and personal manner.

...and I just hope that at some point someone asked for the ball to NOT be thrown in Deshea's direction.


:sofunny::sofunny:

Funny though... he keeps making the team, ahead of everyone else but Ike.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-11-2007, 07:34 AM
:sofunny::sofunny:

Funny though... he keeps making the team, ahead of everyone else but Ike.

Which proves thad Deshea prays....and prayers work.:sofunny:

BurghZ0n3
10-11-2007, 09:38 AM
Amen to that...as the more we pray, the more blessings we got....HALELUYA :tt02::tt02::tt02:

bratsinmybelly
10-11-2007, 01:00 PM
God must prefer the Steelers. I see players from the Brownies praying all the time as well. For some reason, it hasn't worked!

BurghZ0n3
10-11-2007, 01:13 PM
oh yeah...even in the stadium there's always JESUS SAVES banner! Even the PATS got on their knees back in 2004....it's just sometimes our players not healthy/ focus enough to hammer down all opps. :helmet: GO B&G:tt02: