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STEELtownHAVOX
01-04-2008, 01:23 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7633422

Well here is one guy that likes the Steelers, and he disses Fred Taylor.

STEELERS +2.5 v. Jaguars
Can we rein in this Jaguar hysteria a little bit? Yes, the Jags were stellar from Nov. 11 to Dec. 23, when they went 6-1 and beat playoff teams Tennessee, San Diego and Pittsburgh. But let's keep a few things in mind:

Jacksonville got blown out by a bad Saints team in New Orleans in Week 9, allowing 538 totals yards and 32 first downs. The Jags also mustered a mere 13-7 win at home against punching bag Atlanta in Week 2. Will the starters that take the field in Pittsburgh on Saturday be the guys who were on a roll before resting in Week 17 or the inconsistent team of the first half?

The extent of David Garrard's playoff experience is some mop-up duty in the Jags' 28-3 loss to the Patriots in the first-round in 2005. The 29-year-old from East Carolina may have had a great season, but Saturday will be his first test under the pressure of the second season. The 25-year-old Roethlisberger, meanwhile, will be making his seventh playoff start and trying to improve to 6-1 all-time.

Despite getting trampled for 147 yards by Fred Taylor (and 224 total yards on the ground) in Week 15, the Steelers still finished third in the NFL in run defense at 89.9 yards per game. Run-stuffing end Aaron Smith may be out, but Casey Hampton, James Farrior, James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Co. will not be embarrassed at home again like they were last month. By complaining about the lousy conditions of Heinz Field, Taylor sounded like a guy already making excuses in case his streak of 100-yard games is snapped. Which it will be. Steelers 27, Jaguars 17

HometownGal
01-04-2008, 01:28 PM
Thanks for the very positive read, STEELtown. :thumbsup:

The post-season playoff experience of both teams, particularly the QB's, might just be the plus the Steelers need.

LMAO at the Fred Taylor comment. :toofunny:

Dino 6 Rings
01-04-2008, 01:43 PM
SHHHH!!!! Don't let them know we aren't scared of them. This way, when we SMASH IN THEIR TEETH! They are acting ****y when we do it !

GO STEELERS!!!

CanadianSteel
01-04-2008, 04:05 PM
Must admit , Its kinds of nice to have the underdog role again.
Brings back memorries of 2005. In fact I think Ijust may watch the 2005 Indy playoff game again tonight as a reminder and hopefully history can repeat itself a bit.

Here we go Steelers Here we go ! :tt02:

alittlejazzbird
01-04-2008, 06:49 PM
Wow, this is one of the only positive things I've read about the Steelers this week. Nice for a change....thanks for posting.

LVSteelersfan
01-04-2008, 08:03 PM
Brian Baldinger and Sterling Sharp on Playbook on the NFL Channel both like the Steelers as well. They were pretty sure that the Steelers are not going to come out flat like the last time we played them and Lebeau and company is going to shut down the Jags running game to a certain extent. They think Ben is going to be the man who carries them to a win and Garrard is not playoff proven and will succumb to the pressure of the moment.

12345
01-05-2008, 12:20 AM
Brian Baldinger and Sterling Sharp on Playbook on the NFL Channel both like the Steelers as well. They were pretty sure that the Steelers are not going to come out flat like the last time we played them and Lebeau and company is going to shut down the Jags running game to a certain extent. They think Ben is going to be the man who carries them to a win and Garrard is not playoff proven and will succumb to the pressure of the moment.

18 touchdown passes and only 3 interceptions. Good luck with hoping he "succumbs to the pressure of the moment". Garrard's pass attempt to interception ratio this season is second best in NFL history. Keep hope alive though!!!!!!!:cheer:

fansince'76
01-05-2008, 12:24 AM
18 touchdown passes and only 3 interceptions. Good luck with hoping he "succumbs to the pressure of the moment". Garrard's pass attempt to interception ratio this season is second best in NFL history. Keep hope alive though!!!!!!!:cheer:

And bupkus as far as playoff experience goes. :coffee:

The Duke
01-05-2008, 12:24 AM
18 touchdown passes and only 3 interceptions. Good luck with hoping he "succumbs to the pressure of the moment". Garrard's pass attempt to interception ratio this season is second best in NFL history. Keep hope alive though!!!!!!!:cheer:

.....good luck to your team too :smile:

Preacher
01-05-2008, 12:26 AM
18 touchdown passes and only 3 interceptions. Good luck with hoping he "succumbs to the pressure of the moment". Garrard's pass attempt to interception ratio this season is second best in NFL history. Keep hope alive though!!!!!!!:cheer:

Ben had a couple "Best in NFL History" lines in the 2004 playoffs. It didn't make a difference.

Garrards pass attempts to interception ratio means nothing right now.

12345
01-05-2008, 12:37 AM
Ben had a couple "Best in NFL History" lines in the 2004 playoffs. It didn't make a difference.

Garrards pass attempts to interception ratio means nothing right now.

Sure it means something; It means he makes good decisions about where he throws the football. The playoffs will not change this. Keep trying though.

fansince'76
01-05-2008, 12:40 AM
Sure it means something; It means he makes good decisions about where he throws the football. The playoffs will not change this. Keep trying though.

Playoff game = regular season game + 10X the intensity. First-of-career playoff starts have historically been unkind to good QBs (Roethlisberger, Romo, to name two very recent examples). Maybe Garrard will buck that trend, maybe he won't.

Haiku_Dirtt
01-05-2008, 12:44 AM
Ben had a couple "Best in NFL History" lines in the 2004 playoffs. It didn't make a difference.

Garrards pass attempts to interception ratio means nothing right now.

What sucks is that this is not about Jacksonville. Forget them. Only for a moment.

We have bigger problems than the 2008 playoffs. Let's just pretend for a moment that the Super Bowl is even a long shot at best. LONG LONG LONG SHOT.

How do you fix a vehicle when you can't buy parts?

JackHammer
01-05-2008, 12:53 AM
What sucks is that this is not about Jacksonville. Forget them. Only for a moment.

We have bigger problems than the 2008 playoffs. Let's just pretend for a moment that the Super Bowl is even a long shot at best. LONG LONG LONG SHOT.

How do you fix a vehicle when you can't buy parts?

Duct tape. Everybody knows that:tt02:

CASTEEL
01-05-2008, 03:02 AM
The playoffs will not change this. Keep trying though.

Do you watch football at all? How old are you?

Of course the playoffs change things........

CASTEEL
01-05-2008, 03:03 AM
Duct tape. Everybody knows that:tt02:

.... you forgot the hammer.....

Duct tape and a hammer - all you need to fix anything!

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

Preacher
01-05-2008, 03:26 AM
.... you forgot the hammer.....

Duct tape and a hammer - all you need to fix anything!

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

Nope...

Zip ties!!!

That is the third and final necessity!

BTW... A real mechanic does not have a hammer.... They have "Precision adjustment tools." :wink02:

Galax Steeler
01-05-2008, 04:15 AM
Nope...

Zip ties!!!

That is the third and final necessity!

BTW... A real mechanic does not have a hammer.... They have "Precision adjustment tools." :wink02:

:sofunny::sofunny:

JackHammer
01-05-2008, 04:55 AM
Nope...

Zip ties!!!

That is the third and final necessity!

BTW... A real mechanic does not have a hammer.... They have "Precision adjustment tools." :wink02:

:sofunny: I used zip ties on everything from the veggie garden to the mountain bike :jammin:

Steel Pit
01-05-2008, 12:47 PM
18 touchdown passes and only 3 interceptions. Good luck with hoping he "succumbs to the pressure of the moment". Garrard's pass attempt to interception ratio this season is second best in NFL history. Keep hope alive though!!!!!!!:cheer:


Hey, this guy is a jerk but he isn't doing anything more than many Steelers fans are doing, that being predicting a Steelers loss.