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83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 03:34 AM
Finally, the day has arrived.....:tt02:

Game 6 Matchup: Steelers vs. Broncos
Sunday, October 21, 2007
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Game plan

What the Steelers will do: The Broncos have allowed 79 points the past two games and their run defense is the worst in the league (187 ypg). That should mean lots of work for Willie Parker (507 yards) and Najeh Davenport (209), the AFC's No. 1 rushing tandem. Look for them to attack the corners in the run game because CBs Champ Bailey and Dre Bly are not good tacklers. QB Ben Roethlisberger, who completed his last 13 passes against the Seahawks, will need another big game from LT Marvel Smith, who gets another speed rusher, DE Elvis Dumervil (4 sacks).

What the Broncos will do: The loss of WR Javon Walker has led to inconsistency by QB Jay Cutler ( 6 INTs, 4 TDs). The Broncos, though, are a team that relies on the run. Travis Henry is fifth in the AFC (498 yards). However, this will be their first game without five-time Pro Bowl C Tom Nalen, and that could be a big mismatch. His replacement, Chris Myers, has to contain Pro Bowl NT Casey Hampton. Defensively, they will try to pressure QB Ben Roethlisberger with Dumervil, DE Simeon Rice and rookie DE Jarvis Moss in third-down situations.

Keep an eye on ...

CB Champ Bailey: He is generally regarded as the best in the NFL. He had 10 interceptions among his 21 passes defensed last year, even though teams rarely throw to his side (35 times in 2006). He is a rarity -- a cornerback who can catch -- and he has the speed and instincts to jump routes. But the Steelers did not back away from him the last time they played. Bailey, though, has been bothered by a thigh bruise and was limited in practice this week.

Data

Game: Steelers (4-1) at Denver Broncos (2-3).

When: 8:15 p.m.

Where: Invesco Field.

TV: WPXI.

Radio: WDVE-FM (102.5), WBGG-AM (970).

Intangibles

Each team is coming off an off week, so they've had plenty of time to prepare. The Broncos are 14-4 after an off week, the third-best percentage (.778) in the league. The Steelers' challenge is to perform better than their last game on the road (Arizona). The Broncos' challenge is to improve a defense that yielded 38 points to Indianapolis and 41 points to San Diego.

Keys to Victory

1 Get men on Ben. Roethlisberger has passed for 708 yards and three touchdowns in two games against Denver.

2 Say "Oh, Henry!" They have to be able to run the ball to keep the Steelers' blitz package away from Cutler.

3 Have Bailey be a champ. The Steelers insist they will not shy away from the Broncos' cornerback

To win, the Steelers must ...

1 Reduce turnovers. They committed six (three INTs, three fumbles) in last year's loss at Heinz Field, despite gaining 499 yards.

2 Stampede the Broncos. The Steelers have the league's No. 2 rush offense; the Broncos have the worst run defense.

3 Stop the chop. The three-man line has to be aware of Denver's penchant for throwing chop blocks to create holes.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07294/827164-66.stm

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 03:35 AM
Head to Head: Broncos run offense vs. Steelers run defense
A closer look at the game within the game
Sunday, October 21, 2007
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The names change, but the numbers almost never do. Terrell Davis. Olandis Gary. Mike Anderson. Clinton Portis. Reuben Droughns. Tatum Bell.

The Rocky Mountains might provide a nice setting for skiers and beer commercials, but they also have served as a breeding ground for 1,000-yard running backs. At least since Mike Shanahan became the head coach of the Denver Broncos.

"Whatever running back they have back there is always gaining a bunch of yards," said inside linebacker James Farrior. "It's been going on since I've been in the league."

Even longer.

Since he arrived in 1995, Shanahan and the Broncos have had a 1,000-yard back every season but one, and that was in 2001 when Davis was limited by injuries and gained 701 yards. But his replacement -- Anderson -- gained 678 that year, giving the Broncos a two-headed back who gained 1,379 yards.

The latest interchangeable part is running back Travis Henry, acquired in free agency after two seasons with the Tennessee Titans and four with the Buffalo Bills.

Henry, a Pro Bowl running back in 2002, has had three 1,000-yard seasons in his career. He is headed for a fourth -- he is fifth in the AFC with 498 yards rushing on 102 carries ----if he can continue to legally challenge a suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

"It's just the coaching," said defensive end Aaron Smith. "They have a great system, and the guys execute it well."

The Broncos and Steelers will share a similar philosophy, if not style, when the teams meet tonight at Invesco Field in Denver.

Since 1995, the Broncos (27,868) are the only NFL team to rush for more yards than the Steelers (26,799). They are also the only team with more 100-yard rushing performances (91) than the Steelers (82) in that time.

The Steelers, though, do a better job of stopping the run. They have the league's longest streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher (30 games) and have allowed just one in the past 55 games.

What's more, the Broncos' offensive line -- the source of their running success -- has been juggled because of a season-ending injury to five-time Pro Bowl center Tom Nalen (torn bicep). Nalen will be replaced by guard Chris Myers and Chris Kuper, a fifth-round pick in 2006, will start at left guard.

"He's a good player," nose tackle Casey Hampton said of Nalen. "But with that type of offense, if you have anyone quick get in your way, you can pretty much do the same thing."

The Broncos' offensive line uses smaller, quicker players to execute the zone-blocking schemes introduced by former offensive line coach Alex Gibbs and continued by Gibbs-disciple Rick Dennison.

However, the Broncos employ a lot of tandem blocks -- known as cut blocks -- that often blur the line of what is allowed under NFL rules. Opponents claim the Broncos use chop blocks, which are illegal as well as dangerous because they can cause injuries.

Nalen was fined $25,000 last season for a cut block he threw on San Diego defensive tackle Igor Olshansky in the final minute of a game.

"That's all they do," Hampton said of the zone-blocking schemes. "When you do something over and over, that's all you do, you get good at it. That's been their running game for the past 10 years. They just perfected it."

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07294/827163-66.stm

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 03:35 AM
Ed Bouchette On the Steelers: Cut blocking
Sunday, October 21, 2007
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Every time the Denver Broncos play a game, at least against a team outside their own division, the topic of cut blocking comes up.

A cut block occurs below the knees and is legal if it happens in the front or -- near the line of scrimmage between the tackles -- from the side.

Denver long has used those kinds of blocks by their offensive linemen, perfected when Alex Gibbs was line coach from 1995 through 2003 and continued under current Broncos line coach Rick Denison.

The block is illegal if it comes from behind a defender or if the cut becomes a "chop" block -- if a player is engaged in a block by one lineman and another cuts his legs out.

The list of wounded defensive linemen playing against Denver is long and controversial.

Last season, Denver center Tom Nalen was fined $25,000 for illegally cutting San Diego defender Igor Olshanksy. Tackle Matt Lepsis was fined $15,000 in 2001 for ending the season of San Diego's Maa Tanuvasa, who had a broken ankle. Offensive tackle George Foster knocked two players out for the season in 2004 with cut blocks -- Cincinnati's Tony Williams and Jacksonville's Paul Spicer.

Even Bill Cowher publicly criticized Denver's technique after those plays at one of his weekly press conferences in 2004, saying the Broncos should "do unto others as you want them to do onto you.''

That prompted Denver coach Mike Shanahan to invite reporters in to a film session in which he showed other teams' players using the cut block, including Steelers guard Alan Faneca.

Steelers defensive linemen spent a lot of time this week answering questions about the tactic -- which often is discussed at NFL meetings but never banned. To a man, they said they cannot worry about it.

The blocking scheme has helped Denver produce a long list of 1,000-yard rushers. Since the 1995 season, when Gibbs began his second turn as Denver's line coach, the Broncos have had a 1,000-yard rusher every season but in 2001, and six different players have done it. Travis Henry, with 498 yards, will be well on his way to becoming the seventh if he is not suspended for a drug violation.

With all that success, the question is not so much why Denver does it but why more teams do not?

One reason is it has to be taught and ingrained, as it has in Denver for so long. The Steelers' famed trap blocking scheme worked under Chuck Noll but others rarely used it.

There's another reason.

"If you don't do it right, you get whooped,'' said Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith.

An offensive lineman has to lunge at the lower legs and if he misses, he's laying on the ground, of no use.

"You're going down and you're not getting up and blocking anybody else,'' Smith said. "If you try to cut me and miss, then I'm running free.''

Smith, of course, would like to see the block eliminated, but he grudgingly sees its advantage.

"I'd love it if it were illegal. Sometimes when you can't block somebody there's no other way to engage him. If you can't get a guy blocked, then try cutting him. It's a good strategy on their part, it's effective. It makes it difficult to play -- you're basically trying to neutralize the front guys by getting them on the ground."

The Haggans influence

Rookie linebacker LaMarr Woodley tied for the team lead with two sacks after three games and has not been seen on defense in the past two.

One reason for that is the play of Clark Haggans, who has 31/2 sacks and already surpassed his total of the entire 2006 season with nine quarterback pressures.

Woodley, though, likely will see plenty of time tonight in Denver, as will many of the backup defensive linemen. Recovery time in high altitude is important so the Steelers plan to substitute freely on defense tonight.

NFL covets

Europe

That was a lead balloon, not a trial balloon NFL commissioner Roger Goodell launched in Phoenix this week when he suggested a possible Super Bowl to be played in London.

"There's a great deal of interest in having a Super Bowl in London," Goodell said Monday. "We'll be looking at that."

The idea is as popular as Michael Vick at the New York Kennel Club.

It's one thing to export some preseason games overseas, it's even a stretch to play a regular season game in London, as the Giants and Dolphins will do next week.

But putting a Super Bowl in London? They won't even play one in Los Angeles anymore because that city does not have a team. Oh, fans would still watch it on television and if the game between the Dolphins and Giants sold out in 60 minutes or whatever, the Super Bowl in Wembley Stadium would sell quicker and in the more expensive Euros or whatever passes as legal tender in England these days.

It is all about the money, and the NFL has been trying to crack the European market for years. Apparently, the demise of NFL Europe or NFL Europa or the World League hasn't convinced them that it's not happening.

Think of football in Europe as soccer in America. A niche sport that will never make it big no matter how hard people try to shove one or the other down the citizens' throats.

That quick sellout by the Giants and Dolphins in London, though, has gotten the attention of the NFL, which has committed to playing one regular season game in London every year. What's to stop a team that may be struggling in a small market here -- Jacksonville comes to mind -- to think of moving over there? It's a six-hour flight from the East Coast, one less than an East Coast team flying to California or Seattle.

Good luck, though, trying to lure free agents.

It's all about the money

Don't look for the Steelers to put the franchise tag on Alan Faneca after the season, nor negotiate a new contract for him.

The Steelers have used the franchise tag only on a few occasions when they believed the player wanted to stay with them and wanted to sign a long-term contract. The most recent example was linebacker Jason Gildon, who signed a long-term deal within days after he was franchised.

They could do it, and Faneca acknowledged as much, but they won't. The franchise tag would keep Faneca under contract for one more season. But they would have to pay him a bundle to do so. This year, putting a franchise tag on an offensive lineman costs $9,556,000 in salary, all of it coming off the salary cap in 2007. It will rise next season.

The Steelers are not about to pay any offensive lineman a $10 million, one-year salary. They won't have that much room under the cap, for one thing. For another, if they wanted Faneca to stay, they would have negotiated a long-term deal for him last spring or summer.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07294/827221-66.stm

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 03:39 AM
For Steelers, Denver might bring with it more good memories than bad
STEELERS at BRONCOS 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers will return to Denver tonight, where they previously experienced a mile high and then some.

Twenty-one months earlier, they used the Broncos to catapult into the Super Bowl, winning the sixth AFC championship game in their history on the way to their fifth Super Bowl title.

It was their biggest win in a long line of memorable games through the years in Denver.

"We had a great game plan," said Hines Ward, who disrupted what looked like an early interception by Denver cornerback Champ Bailey that could have turned the game the other way.

"We executed better than they did. Our defense played solid and gave us great field position. I think every time we had the ball, we went down and put up points."

The Steelers jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, running up a 24-3 halftime advantage in a 34-17 victory. Ward said they need to do more of the same in tonight's 8:15 kickoff against a team that does not look much like the one they beat for that AFC championship, including a new quarterback and plenty of different faces on defense.

"Playing on the road, we have to take the crowd out of it and make some plays. One thing about us, we have to score when we get in the red zone -- we want touchdowns, not field goals."

The Steelers have done plenty of early scoring this season, outpacing opponents, 57-6, in the first halves on the way to a 4-1 record. Denver has scored often in the first half as well with 46 points, but the Broncos have allowed 61 in the first halves en route to a 2-3 record, including losses in their past three games.

The AFC title game also was the most memorable for a backup linebacker, whose play that day helped convince the Steelers to make a change at right defensive end. Within two months, they allowed Kimo von Oelhoffen to sign with the Jets as a free agent and they signed his backup, Brett Keisel, to a long-term deal.

"I think that game was the deciding factor,'' Keisel said this week.

Keisel had two sacks, four tackles and a forced fumble against the Broncos that day.

"That was probably my best game, especially being a backup player at the time, being able to get a couple of sacks in that game. That's home for me. It was incredible and something I'll never get."

It was the most recent of memorable Steelers games in Denver that began when the teams played to the first overtime tie in NFL history, 35-35, in 1974. Joe Gilliam was the Steelers' starting quarterback that day and, calling his own plays, passed so often against his coaches' wishes that it prompted Chuck Noll to go back to Terry Bradshaw and onto their first Super Bowl victory.

In 1977, the Broncos ended the Steelers' try for an unprecedented third Super Bowl victory with a playoff win in Denver. The Steelers' frustration in that loss was depicted graphically when Joe Greene punched Denver guard Paul Howard in the stomach because he was continuously holding him.

The Steelers, however, returned the favor in 1984 when, as big underdogs, they upset the Broncos and quarterback John Elway, 24-17, to advance to the AFC championship game in Miami.

"There have been two victories in my life where I was so overwhelmed that I was really emotionally played out, and that was one of them," said Steelers broadcaster Tunch Ilkin, then a starting tackle.

The Steelers had eked into the playoffs that season at 9-7.

"Denver was 13-3 and had a great defense," Ilkin said, "and fans were chanting 'Bring on the Dolphins.' The place was going crazy. The place was so loud, you could actually feel the entire stadium vibrate."

Ilkin and the Steelers enjoyed the dead silence at the end.

Again in 1989, Noll brought his last playoff team to Denver. The Steelers again squeaked in with a 9-7 record and had upset the Oilers in Houston in overtime. Denver was 11-5 and had a bye the previous week.

The Steelers stunned the Broncos by taking an early 10-0 lead and led, 23-17, in the fourth quarter as Merril Hoge gouged Denver's defense for 120 yards on 16 carries.

"Merril had an unbelievable game," said Ilkin, who was still playing right tackle. "Their safety, Dennis Smith, was yelling 'We have to stop Hoag; Hoag is killing us.' I yelled back, it's Hawdj, you idiot."

But Elway, as he did to many others, broke their hearts by engineering a 71-yard touchdown drive with 2:22 left and a 24-23 victory.

"We took control of that game from the outset, we were just pounding them,'' Ilkin said. "Then it was like, all of a sudden, we lost. It was an Elway thing."

Elway still lives in Denver, but the Broncos have a new, young quarterback. It's no longer Jake "The Snake" Plummer, their quarterback in the AFC title game in the 2005 season and the one who beat the Steelers in Heinz Field last November, 31-20.

Jay Cutler is a second-year quarterback who will hand off to a new halfback, Travis Henry. Gone are the many former Cleveland Browns defensive linemen who last played against the Steelers, too.

Also, this ranks among the few times the Steelers actually play in Denver as favorites. They should understand by their own history there that being a favorite in Denver in this series means little.

"I know a lot of people make a big deal out of this team being no good,'' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said.

"Actually, they're pretty doggone good. Just because they're giving up a lot of rushing yards doesn't mean they're not a good defense. They've got a lot of big-name guys, especially in the secondary, who are going to get after it.

"We're going to need our best game to be able to go out there and be productive."

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07294/827211-66.stm

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 03:43 AM
Steelers plan against Broncos' defense is simple: run
By The Associated Press
Sunday, October 21, 2007

DENVER -- Ben Roethlisberger wasn't tipping Pittsburgh's hand, just stating the obvious.
The Steelers quarterback said he expects to give his right arm a bit of a rest Sunday when the Steelers (4-1) play the Denver Broncos (2-3).

The Broncos are dead last in the league in stopping the run and the Steelers own the NFL's second-best rushing offense.

"I told the wide receivers I'll get my throws in before practice," Roethlisberger said. "It might be the last throwing I do all week."

The Broncos brought in new defensive boss Jim Bates to help revamp the defense, but it hasn't worked so far. The defense has struggled to pick up his system. Denver is giving up 188 yards a game on the ground.

It's the perfect recipe for a big night from Willie Parker, whose career high is 223 yards against Cleveland last season. Parker can't believe the difference in Denver's run defense this season. He was held to 70 yards in a 31-20 loss at Heinz Field last November.

"I'm really surprised because they smashed the run in the previous games we played them," Parker said.

The Broncos' run defense has only smashed into itself. Denver gave up 214 yards to San Diego two weeks ago, a team struggling until then with its run game.

Oakland's LaMont Jordan gained 159 yards on the Broncos and Indy's Joseph Addai had 136.

Parker's explosiveness around the outside could give the Broncos fits. He's sixth in the league in rushing.

"He's a good back," Broncos safety Nick Ferguson said. "Sometimes, when you play in this league, you may not get the recognition you deserve. I think he should."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn't ready to lump Parker in with the league's elite just yet.

"I know he's the right man for us," Tomlin said. "He's a complete back. He's a tough back."

Although Denver hasn't been tough against the run, the Broncos do possess the best pass defense, allowing just 146 yards. No wonder Roethlisberger expects a lot of running plays.

"They're susceptible to the run and we run the ball well, so I'm sure that's kind of what we want to feature," he said.

Broncos coach Mike Shanahan isn't buying it, not with Roethlisberger at the helm. He's thrown nine touchdown passes and three just interceptions so far.

"He's been playing extremely well this year," Shanahan said.

Denver and Pittsburgh, both coming off bye weeks, are traveling in opposite directions. The Steelers are a contender in the AFC, while the Broncos remain in a tailspin, dropping three in a row, although in the weak AFC West, they're only a half-game behind the leaders, Kansas City and San Diego.

Roethlisberger's wary of the Broncos.

"A lot of people ... make a big deal that this team is no good," he said. "Well, actually, they're pretty good. Just because they've given up a lot of rushing yards doesn't make them not a good defense. They've got a lot of big-name guys, especially in the secondary."

But one of those big names in the secondary is banged up. Champ Bailey has a thigh injury.

"It's going to be a challenge for us," Roethlisberger said. "They're a wounded dog."

More than just wounded. Denver has lost offensive linemen Tom Nalen (torn biceps) and Ben Hamilton (concussion) for the season. Tight end Stephen Alexander is also out for the year with a calf injury. Receiver Javon Walker required surgery on his right knee and is out "for a few weeks," Shanahan said.

Walker tore through Pittsburgh last season, catching six passes for 134 yards. He also had a 72-yard touchdown run.

The Broncos' offense was already reeling, especially in the red zone. On 16 trips inside the opponents' 20-yard line, Denver has scored just seven touchdowns.

It won't get any easier this week against a Steelers defense that has yet to give up a touchdown in the first half.

"They got a good defense," said Denver running back Travis Henry, who has 498 yards this season. "It's going to be a hard four quarters, that's what they do."

Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler isn't worried about his team's offensive woes. He said the team hasn't lost its confidence.

"Anytime you are losing, it's tough," Cutler said. "A lot of things are working against us right now, but we have stayed positive as a group and have positive attitudes. We know we are a good offensive team."

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_533820.html

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 03:44 AM
Steelers-Broncos key matchup
By Mike Prisuta
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, October 21, 2007

Broncos DT Sam Adams vs. Steelers G Kendall Simmons

BRONCOS DT SAM ADAMS: He's been around since 1994, and when we say around, we mean a-round. Adams (6-foot-3, 350 pounds) has 44 career sacks in 14 NFL seasons (3.1 per), but he keeps getting jobs because of his potential as a run-stuffer. He's bounced from Seattle to Baltimore to Oakland to Buffalo to Cincinnati, and now to Denver. So far, it hasn't worked out as the Broncos envisioned.

Adams has nine tackles in four games (he was designated inactive for the Broncos' loss on Sept. 30 at Indianapolis), and Denver is last in the NFL in rushing defense, having allowed an average of 187.6 yards per game.

Adams won a Super Bowl in Baltimore in 2000, the year he qualified for the first of his three Pro Bowls. Adams also started for the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII (against Mike Tomlin and Tampa Bay).

Adams' last Pro Bowl recognition came in 2004, and you have to wonder what he has left to offer besides girth.

He's not the terror he used to be lining up next to Tony Siragusa in the middle of the Ravens' defense.

STEELERS G KENDALL SIMMONS: He came to training camp having to fight for his job as a four-year starter at right guard. Simmons has emerged with a contract extension, and his spot along the Steelers' offensive line solidified.

At 6-foot-3, 315 pounds, Simmons combines strength with athleticism. His problem in recent seasons has been consistency. The Steelers have split practice snaps between Simmons and Chris Kemoeatu in recent seasons and made no secret of the challenge Kemoeatu presented heading into camp. Simmons responded and has been a key contributor on a line that has been better than advertised while protecting Ben Roethlisberger (for the most part) and opening enough holes for the rushing attack to rank second in the NFL heading to Denver (167.0 per game).

THE MATCHUP: The Steelers will want to run the ball, and to do so they'll have to control Adams. That might require Simmons getting a little help from RT Willie Colon. The Steelers will also have to be alert to recognize and quick to adjust to any unforeseen wrinkles they might see from the Denver defense coming out of a bye week.

The Broncos not altering what they've tried to do on run defense so far would be a surprise, given that Denver has allowed 112, 200, 186, 226 and 214 yards on the ground in five games. The Broncos have given up their share of big plays on the ground while failing to stop everyone they've encountered, including a 74-yard run to San Diego's Michael Turner (10 carries, 147 yards) on Oct. 7 in Denver.
EDGE: STEELERS

LAST GAME: Seahawks LB Julian Peterson had his moments (10 tackles, a sack, a quarterback hurry and a hellacious stuffing of RB Najeh Davenport at the goal line) on Oct. 10 at Heinz Field. But when that stuff wasn't happening, the Steelers' offense was controlling the ball for agonizingly long stretches and inflicting its will on the Seahawks' defense in a 21-0 win.
EDGE: STEELERS

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_533770.html

touchdownward
10-21-2007, 08:32 AM
It feels like it's been a month since we played.:tt02:
Go Steelers!!!!!

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 10:34 AM
Alright, It's that time again.

Mamaduck43
10-21-2007, 10:35 AM
I am leaving Colorado Springs in about 3+ hours for the game - - it is snowing like crazy right now, and it looks like real Steeler Weather..... Forecast is for snow showers all day and temperature at Invesco at game start should be 33?..........

Just keep your fingers crossed that I-25 stays clear...... We just have to get there - - if we get snowed in, my DD called her dad and told him that we might be bunking at his house after the game!!!!!! Please pray for a thaw!!!!! :flap:

fansince'76
10-21-2007, 10:37 AM
I am leaving Colorado Springs in about 3+ hours for the game - - it is snowing like crazy right now, and it looks like real Steeler Weather..... Forecast is for snow showers all day and temperature at Invesco at game start should be 33?..........

Just keep your fingers crossed that I-25 stays clear...... We just have to get there - - if we get snowed in, my DD called her dad and told him that we might be bunking at his house after the game!!!!!! Please pray for a thaw!!!!! :flap:

Be careful on Monument Hill - that stretch of I-25 gets treacherous when it snows.

Mamaduck43
10-21-2007, 10:51 AM
Be careful on Monument Hill - that stretch of I-25 gets treacherous when it snows.

I know -- when I lived here a long, long time ago - - I remember having to turn around several times when we had plans to go to Denver.....

I guess it is supposed to slow down by lunchtime - - we are leaving the Springs at 1 PM, so it shouldn't be too bad.....

steelpride12
10-21-2007, 11:42 AM
Davenport is a sleeper for this game and i predict a good one from him speaking they have prepared to stop fast Willie not Pound it down your mouth Davenport!

The Duke
10-21-2007, 11:53 AM
Davenport is a sleeper for this game and i predict a good one from him speaking they have prepared to stop fast Willie not Pound it down your mouth Davenport!

yes, I have Dookie on some of my fantasy leagues. That run D will have no chance.

BTW, you guys watched the preview for the game. If not here it is
http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d803641f6

RunWillieRun
10-21-2007, 11:57 AM
It is great watching the Steelers in a primetime game, but I hate having to wait all day to see it! I guess it's homework until game time to kill these next 7 hours.

HometownGal
10-21-2007, 03:00 PM
A little more than 4 hours until kickoff! :jammin:

GO STEELERS! Spank the donks! :tt02::tt02:

Steeler in Carolina
10-21-2007, 03:07 PM
Ravens lose today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Increase that first place lead tonight.

Dynasty
10-21-2007, 03:20 PM
I'm looking forward to a snowy game... is Walker out for this game or is his status still unknown?

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 03:20 PM
is Walker out for this game or is his status still unknown?

Wide receiver out

Broncos wide receiver Javon Walker, who caught two touchdowns and scored on a 72-yard reverse in last year's game at Heinz Field, is scheduled to have arthroscopic knee surgery today in Houston and will not play against the Steelers.

Walker practiced two days this week after missing the past two games with swelling in his knee.

Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said he was a "little surprised" by Walker's latest setback because he practiced at full speed Monday.

He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Brandon Stokley.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07292/826720-66.stm

Dynasty
10-21-2007, 03:56 PM
excellent.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
10-21-2007, 04:30 PM
Nice vid Duke. Thanks.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 04:58 PM
2 hour and 15 minutes....:tt02:

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 05:10 PM
2 HOURS!!!!!!!!!

TroysBadDawg
10-21-2007, 05:27 PM
OK as much as I hate to say it... Good ...... luck.....to......night....... in....the .....game.......hope.....you.......don't ...........lose...


ok I said it... shoot me if you want.

Get bury in the snow at least. Ok I said that too.

said something for the Browns too,

heh heh heh

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 05:47 PM
1 HOUR 30 MINUTES!!!!

Dynasty
10-21-2007, 05:47 PM
man i am psyched for this game!!!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 05:54 PM
These freakin' night games kill me. I love going to the Monday nighters, but Sunday nighters are tough to deal with. I'm still recooperating from Friday and Saturday night Penguin games. My liver is going to be highly pissed at me after this weekend is over.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 05:59 PM
These freakin' night games kill me. I love going to the Monday nighters, but Sunday nighters are tough to deal with. I'm still recooperating from Friday and Saturday night Penguin games. My liver is going to be highly pissed at me after this weekend is over.

:sofunny::sofunny::sofunny: I still have a JV game tomorrow to.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 06:11 PM
1 HOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 06:16 PM
HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 06:19 PM
I love this... late game... I get to relax and watch the whole thing.....

Ravens lost... So we can go up by 2 full games.

With Cincy next week... and the Ratbirds the week after.... if we win those two, we can be up by 3 maybe four games with almost half a season left.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 06:24 PM
I love this... late game... I get to relax and watch the whole thing.....

Ravens lost... So we can go up by 2 full games.

With Cincy next week... and the Ratbirds the week after.... if we win those two, we can be up by 3 maybe four games with almost half a season left.

Got to win first.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 06:26 PM
50 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 06:33 PM
40 MINUTES!!!!!!!!!

Infamix
10-21-2007, 06:48 PM
im ready

The Duke
10-21-2007, 06:49 PM
Inactives for today

#2 Brian St. Pierre (3rd)
#15 Willie Reid
#20 Bryant McFadden
#33 Gary Russell
#54 Andre Frazier
#72 Darnell Stapleton
#79 Trai Essex
#84 Jerame Tuman

http://news.steelers.com/article/83272/

I was hoping we got Gary Russel to play in this game to just annihilate more that denver defensive line.

Bailey won?t play either

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 06:49 PM
25 MINUTES!!!!!! RISE UP STEELER NATION LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD IT'S TIME FOR SOME PITTSBURGH STEELERS FOOTBALL!

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO

:tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt:

Atlanta Dan
10-21-2007, 06:55 PM
Inactives for today

#2 Brian St. Pierre (3rd)
#15 Willie Reid
#20 Bryant McFadden
#33 Gary Russell
#54 Andre Frazier
#72 Darnell Stapleton
#79 Trai Essex
#84 Jerame Tuman

http://news.steelers.com/article/83272/

I was hoping we got Gary Russel to play in this game to just annihilate more that denver defensive line.

Bailey won?t play either

If Willie Reid is planning to buy rather than rent in Pittsburgh - don't

I liked the shot of Tomlin going with the cold weather Chuck Noll/knitted cap look - my recollection is Cowher always went with the baseball cap

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 06:59 PM
15 MINUTES!!!!!!

Elvis
10-21-2007, 07:00 PM
:tt02::tt02::tt02:
HERE WE GO STEELERS...
HERE WE GO....
Is it 8:15 pm EST
Yet?...
Lets Get It On!!!
:tt02::tt02::tt02:
Hey...
How about them
Ravens
today?......
:toofunny:

Elvis
10-21-2007, 07:02 PM
Has anyone heard for sure that our 4 starters are back from injuries and ready to play tonight?...
I sure hope so...
:tt02:

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:04 PM
Champ Bailey is OUT for this game. Tunch Ilkin just reported it.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:05 PM
Has anyone heard for sure that our 4 starters are back from injuries and ready to play tonight?...
I sure hope so...
:tt02:

Everyone is back.

Champ and Javon for Denver, OUT.

Edman
10-21-2007, 07:07 PM
That's disappointing. I wanted Champ to play. Lord, Arians must be licking his chops when dialing up his plays.

Boomerang
10-21-2007, 07:08 PM
CMON Steelers lets turn the screw and crush the Broncos:jammin:

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:10 PM
GAME TIME HAS ARRIVED!!!! :tt02:

n_MWHpRpjtw

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:10 PM
5 MINUTES!!!!!!!

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:14 PM
I was wondering is Tomlin was gonna wear those black sunglasses he?s wore all the previous games during sunday night. guess he won?t :sofunny:

those sunglasses kick ass

Boomerang
10-21-2007, 07:15 PM
Lets get the game on can,t wait to see us go against the Broncos.

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:16 PM
HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!!!!!

I hope the defense starts on the field first!!!!!!!!

FINALLY after all day of mediocre football on the tv, something to watch!!!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:18 PM
FINALLY after all day of mediocre football on the tv, something to watch!!!

Can the man get an AMEN? :tt02::helmet::tt02:

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:18 PM
im getting nervous but excited

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:18 PM
Can the man get an AMEN? :tt02::helmet::tt02:

AMEN!

HometownGal
10-21-2007, 07:18 PM
How did you guys like the absolutely gorgeous Faith Hill singing the SNF introduction?

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:19 PM
How did you guys like the absolutely gorgeous Faith Hill singing the SNF introduction?

ALOT...she's a hottie

Hines0wnz
10-21-2007, 07:20 PM
How did you guys like the absolutely gorgeous Faith Hill singing the SNF introduction?


I'm still cleaning up my drool.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:20 PM
ALOT...she's a hottie

I'll second that. :cheers:

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:20 PM
How did you guys like the absolutely gorgeous Faith Hill singing the SNF introduction?

A lot more then the butt ugly artist known as Pink singing it.

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:21 PM
UUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHH!!!! I can't stand Madden - why oh why can't I get a good game feed - does anyone have the online radio link?

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:22 PM
All I know is that it's on WDVE (102.5 FM) here in Pittsburgh. Not sure if that helps you any? Not sure if www.wdve.com carries the games? Never checked.

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:22 PM
UUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHH!!!! I can't stand Madden - why oh why can't I get a good game feed - does anyone have the online radio link?

oh he aint THAT bad

Hines0wnz
10-21-2007, 07:22 PM
A lot more then the butt ugly artist known as Pink singing it.

I have to disagree, she is quite hot in her own right. :wink02:

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:24 PM
The chick on the sidelines reminds me of Carmella Soprano.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:24 PM
Alright guys, let's start this one right!

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:24 PM
KICKOFF!

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:24 PM
oh he aint THAT bad

Have you been drinking the kool-aid today?????

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:25 PM
40 yard line start. NIce

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:25 PM
great start, from the 40 yard line

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:25 PM
Ok Offense, LET'S GET IT ROLLING!

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:25 PM
And they're off - that's beautiful way to start with a penalty and the ball on the 40

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:26 PM
Well that was ugly.

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:26 PM
hey, Kreider?s in the backfield

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:26 PM
alright guys, relax. You got 2nd down.

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:26 PM
And willie throwing out the High school - I can't imagine why he won't mention UNC

Dynasty
10-21-2007, 07:26 PM
i wonder what the flag was for?

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:26 PM
Dang it... I bet that is a hold

Hines0wnz
10-21-2007, 07:26 PM
ugh start.....

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:26 PM
Come on guys, NO DUMB PENALTIES.

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:27 PM
Wow - not a good start. Settle it down boys and play football.

Dynasty
10-21-2007, 07:27 PM
why was mahan downfield? how did they get that one?

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:27 PM
NICE

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
nice catch nate

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
GREAT CATCH....


GOOD JOB STEELERS

Dynasty
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
NATE!!! He actually held it!!!!!!!!!!! hallelujah

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
NICE WORK NATE!!!!!!

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
Nate caught it, Nate caught it, Nate caught it!!!!!!!!!!!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
There we go boys. Move them sticks!!!

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
nice nate

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
Need the O-Line to do better.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:28 PM
NATE!!! He actually held it!!!!!!!!!!! hallelujah

It must be a sign. Either hell froze over or we are going to win this game BIG.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:29 PM
He is only a manager though!!

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:29 PM
Alright, let's get the first.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:30 PM
The ALWAYS dependable Heath Miller.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:30 PM
nice work heath!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:30 PM
Dang...

Ben is SUCH a bad QB!!!

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:30 PM
ben?s making good decisions, keep it up!

Hines0wnz
10-21-2007, 07:30 PM
icky start but looking good now! :tt02:

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:30 PM
Come on guys! LET'S GO!

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:30 PM
Here comes the DUMP TRUCK

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 07:31 PM
Keep runnin'

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:31 PM
Play action to Spaeth!! Come on!!

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:31 PM
Hey, does anyone know if you can have this automatically refresh the page?

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:31 PM
come on, give willie the TD

Dynasty
10-21-2007, 07:31 PM
i assume najehs presence means that his legal dealio hasnt affected his NFL eligibility?

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:32 PM
How about this, LET'S JUST SCORE!

Edman
10-21-2007, 07:32 PM
Already the Steelers are in position to take the lead. Finish this drive!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:32 PM
Hey, does anyone know if you can have this automatically refresh the page?

Just keep posting!!

:sofunny:

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:32 PM
i assume najehs presence means that his legal dealio hasnt affected his NFL eligibility?

yup yup

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:32 PM
How about this, LET'S JUST SCORE!

AhhhhhhhhhhhMEN!!!!

ajs8207
10-21-2007, 07:33 PM
Put the ball in the endzone

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:33 PM
Come on boys, let's get the 7.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:33 PM
OK...

PUT IT IN NOW!!

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:33 PM
MILLER!!

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:34 PM
TD Miller!!!!

Dynasty
10-21-2007, 07:34 PM
Its miller time!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:34 PM
HEEEEEEEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shevdog
10-21-2007, 07:34 PM
heath for the TD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:34 PM
it's MILLER TIME!!!!!!!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:34 PM
I CALLED IT!!!!!!!!!! Almost....

Play action... but to Miller not Spaeth

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:34 PM
TOUCHDOWN HEATH MILLER

REED'S KICK IS GOOD
Steelers 7, Broncos 0

Hines0wnz
10-21-2007, 07:34 PM
Great play call!


TOUCHDOWN HEATH!!!!!

:tt02::tt02::tt02::tt02::tt02::tt02:

Dynasty
10-21-2007, 07:35 PM
nice drive i hope we can keep it up... correction: i know we can keep it up!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:35 PM
Great Job BEn.....


Wow... Ben is decent game manager!

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:35 PM
Just like the afc championship , everyone thought they would run and then they come out passing. beautiful

Tim
10-21-2007, 07:35 PM
Well, that was a pretty nice start.

Hines0wnz
10-21-2007, 07:35 PM
it's MILLER TIME!!!!!!!



damn, I'm drinking Michelob Ultra. :flap:

TroysBadDawg
10-21-2007, 07:35 PM
HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stealing the Browns thing again. For the shame of it and a Preacher no less.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:35 PM
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD-FENSE!!!!
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD-FENSE!!!!
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD-FENSE!!!!

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:36 PM
Well, that was a pretty nice start.

That was just the beginning.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:36 PM
Just like the afc championship , everyone thought they would run and then they come out passing. beautiful

Yep.

I love this. national stage... Oh darn, Ben can actually throw the ball! Imagine that!

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:37 PM
Stealing the Browns thing again. For the shame of it and a Preacher no less.

I thought that was Baltimore?

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:37 PM
Alright D. 3 AND OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:37 PM
Travis Henry......"THE REAL DOPE SMOKER....REPRESENTIN'."

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 07:37 PM
Cmon D!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:37 PM
Stealing the Browns thing again. For the shame of it and a Preacher no less.

:buttkick:

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:38 PM
Is it too much to hope for a second shutout in a row?

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:38 PM
GET SOME GOD DAMN COVERAGE!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:38 PM
Ouch. TE's toasting us again.

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:38 PM
ouch why was he so open?

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:38 PM
come on, cover!!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:39 PM
DANG IT... Don't allow for those wholes up the middle...

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:39 PM
COME ON D! GET PRESSURE!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:40 PM
COME ON D!!!!


We need to be careful of those small slant plays

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 07:40 PM
Holes in the D right now

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:40 PM
they moved up the field quick!

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:40 PM
Let's go D - hold em to 3

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:40 PM
Defense is feeling them out. All will change in time.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:40 PM
Nice stop.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:41 PM
STOP HIM IN THE BACKFIELD DAMN IT!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Ran for a first down?

WHAT IS THIS??? Come on D!!

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Our defense looked better last week because they were playing with chips on their shoulders! up the intensity...but then again it's only been a couple plays

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Ok D - settle it down and play your game. I know it's exciting but you've got to play your game.

Dictate the line to theme!!!

Hines0wnz
10-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Running out of field, time to tighten up the D.

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Where is Hampton and Smith??

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:42 PM
OK... It is time to put an end to this!! NOW

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:42 PM
i feel a sack coming

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:42 PM
Where is Hampton and Smith??

Hampton...

Making a tackle on that one!! Wooohooooo

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:43 PM
PITIFUL! NOT ONE YARD EARNED!

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:43 PM
wtf...was that

Tim
10-21-2007, 07:43 PM
Wow, we sure didn't have a great plan for the defense on that drive.

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 07:43 PM
Not good guys........Not good

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:43 PM
Where is the secondary!!!!!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:43 PM
They made that look easy. Adjustments on defense soon to follow.

touchdownward
10-21-2007, 07:43 PM
We can't afford to give Cutler that much time.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:43 PM
DANG IT....



Come on Pittsburgh...


Playing WAY too soft of coverage again!

Hines0wnz
10-21-2007, 07:44 PM
Alright, enough of that ish.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:44 PM
Not good guys........Not good

This D played like they were a team playing flag football.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:44 PM
I SO don't like this.

We are just SO soft in coverage. We need to step up and HIT the recievers.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:44 PM
Where is the secondary!!!!!

Exactly. We need to blitz the hell out of Cutler.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:45 PM
It's alright. One drive. We punched them in the nose and they punched us back. Let's see how we respond.

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:45 PM
did that drive have something to do with polamalu? cause most of the passes were towards his side

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:46 PM
Come on guys. Get a good return.

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 07:46 PM
This D played like they were a team playing flag football.

Kinda reminds me of last season vs Denver

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:46 PM
Definitely not a good way to start defensively. Now time for Ben to take control again or Rossum to return it

CantStop85
10-21-2007, 07:46 PM
Nice hit by Winborn.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:46 PM
Rossum was OWNED. OUCH!!!! God this game is beautiful.

Steelers
10-21-2007, 07:47 PM
Gotta establish the run here.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:48 PM
I wanna see Ben go REAL deep right now.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:48 PM
COME ON OFFENSE! LET'S GO!

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:48 PM
If they keep running 8 in the box that isn't going to happen

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:49 PM
nice jitter by arker

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:49 PM
Gotta establish the run here.

Nope. Kill em with anothe3r TD. down the field pass.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:49 PM
There ya go Willie, respectable run.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:49 PM
BEN DON'T FORCE IT!

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:49 PM
ouch bad pass...we need to run it a little more

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:49 PM
WOW.......yeah. Let's establish run before we decide to let Ben loose. That was too close.

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:49 PM
oh come on ben, smarter decisions

Tim
10-21-2007, 07:50 PM
Hmmm... getting a weird vibe from this focus on passing.

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:50 PM
Has Ben all of a sudden gone color blind? Or is the thin air affecting the ball?

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:50 PM
Come on Ben... Keep control of the Ben.

Almost looks like Santo gave up a bit

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:50 PM
damnit hines! what are you smiling at...lol

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:50 PM
COME ON HINES! MAKE THE ****ING CATCH!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:50 PM
Come on Ward...

CATCH THE BALL

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:50 PM
Ward should've had it. I think he knows that. Pointed at Ben.

touchdownward
10-21-2007, 07:50 PM
Hines should have had that one.

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:51 PM
What time is it? TURNOVER TIME

I can't hear you, WHAT TIME IS IT? TURNOVER TIME

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:51 PM
OK

It is time for the D to put a stop to this stuff. NOW>

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 07:51 PM
Wow...not how I imagined starting this game

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:51 PM
Let's put Wilson in...he ripped Denver apart in the AFC...and he ripped the hawks 2 weeks ago. agree?

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:52 PM
It would be a good time for the D to pick one off here or just get some BIG stops.

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:52 PM
D, we need a stop

Atlanta Dan
10-21-2007, 07:52 PM
2nd and 3 and 2 passes - sometimes Arians is too cute

D needs to step up here

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:53 PM
Come on Ward...

CATCH THE BALL

I wonder if that was supposed to be a double move down the field... and Ben forgot.

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:53 PM
r.i.p darrent williams btw

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:53 PM
Ok guys, MAKE THEM PAY!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:53 PM
Atta way!!!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:54 PM
Nice job D!!!!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:55 PM
Great job D again!!! Good coverage... Good pressure.

That is what I want to see!!

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:55 PM
COME ON GUYS! THAT WAS PATHETIC!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:55 PM
Damn.....let's go D. Stokley having a field day here.

Tim
10-21-2007, 07:55 PM
Uh, that's way, way too much time to throw, we better start getting a better pass rush.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:56 PM
Their KILLING me!!

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 07:56 PM
Looking like the Arizona game

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:56 PM
Aaron Smith hurt..........OUCH.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:56 PM
COME ON D! SHUT THEM DOWN!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:56 PM
DANG IT


SMith is hurt. Not good.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:57 PM
ALRIGHT GUYS NOW FINISH!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 07:57 PM
Time for Eason to step up. Nice pressure on Cutler on his part.

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:57 PM
damn, aaron?s hurt

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:57 PM
I'm surprised there wasn't a penalty on that hit on Cutler. Defense lookin' shaking. Definitely need to put some more pressure on him.

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 07:57 PM
Get well Smith

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:58 PM
ALRIGHT! GOOD WORK D!


Let's get a great return.

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 07:58 PM
Good stop boys now let's get a good return here!!!! Time to take over this game and play STEELERS FOOTBALL.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:58 PM
Good swarming... but I don't like the time we are giving them.

The Duke
10-21-2007, 07:58 PM
Good, now run the ball on them

Lord Stiller
10-21-2007, 07:58 PM
damn, aaron?s hurt

wonder if them dirty pricks cut block him

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:58 PM
good D...well better than last drive. now we need to give fwp the ball

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:59 PM
Man I love having Rossum back there. I don't have to worry about fumbles.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 07:59 PM
Ok guys, good job. Keep moving the ball down the field.

Preacher
10-21-2007, 07:59 PM
Nice effort by Holmes.

Infamix
10-21-2007, 07:59 PM
give wille the ball

Tim
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
Hey Bruce, Denver has like the 30th ranked run defense. In case you weren't aware.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
INT. Ben threw in double coverage.

The Duke
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
dammit!!

CantStop85
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
That's the Ben Roethlisberger we all know and love.

Infamix
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
why is he forcing those passes? (shakes head)

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
COME ON BEN! NO FORCING PASSES!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
Can't throw it into double coverage....

COME ON BEN

Infamix
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
is Bruce Arians on crack?

SteelFist
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
Ben seems to underthrow the deep ball a lot.

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 08:00 PM
INT. Ben threw in double coverage.

If no one is open, Ben should do the logical thing, THROW IT OUT OF BOUNDS!

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 08:01 PM
That's the Ben Roethlisberger we all know and love.

Dude, like Palmer has room to talk?

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 08:01 PM
Come on BEN you don't throw that ball. Especially with the underneath open!

You don't have to win this game on one play.

touchdownward
10-21-2007, 08:01 PM
Ben is going to have to stay away for Dre Bly's side tonight.
I don't understand why we're not trying to exploit Champs replacement.

The Duke
10-21-2007, 08:02 PM
If no one is open, Ben should do the logical thing, THROW IT OUT OF BOUNDS!

somebody really needs to tell him that, it?s like if he didn't know it

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 08:02 PM
Ben is going to have to stay away for Dre Bly's side tonight.
I don't understand why we're not trying to exploit Champs replacement.

Bly is down.

83-Steelers-43
10-21-2007, 08:02 PM
If no one is open, Ben should do the logical thing, THROW IT OUT OF BOUNDS!

I said that last season, but injuries and surgery was the explanation for him not being able to throw it away. I guess he also went blind last season?

SteelCityMan786
10-21-2007, 08:03 PM
LET'S GO DEFENSE! FORCE A TURNOVER!

Preacher
10-21-2007, 08:03 PM
OK D... Put the smack down on them NOW

Tim
10-21-2007, 08:03 PM
Wow, our ends are not getting any pressure at all. Friggin' zero. WTF?

stlrtruck
10-21-2007, 08:04 PM
Time for the Defense to score some points. It seems the offense is not playing up to par tonight. Then again the secondary is giving 10 yard cushions.