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missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:25 PM
Where did THAT guy come from?

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:25 PM
GIVE YOUR BACKS TIME O-LINE GOD DAMNIT!


What he said.

ALambertFan
08-23-2008, 09:26 PM
OK I know it's our backup quarterback but the play calling seems awfully conservative. No long throws.

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:27 PM
Where did THAT guy come from?

Scheming issue.

The Center had his man.. the guard pulled and a D came right though the hole.

Jsut well timed and called by the D.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:27 PM
JEFF REED'S KICK IS GOOD

Vikings 10, Steelers 9

The Duke
08-23-2008, 09:27 PM
gotta say, mendenhall hadn't impressed me till this game

well done rashard. let's seal it with a td

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:27 PM
If this were a real game, I would be a bit worried. There are some things I like and some I don't.

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:28 PM
Scheming issue.

The Center had his man.. the guard pulled and a D came right though the hole.

Jsut well timed and called by the D.

Thanks. It was like I am watching the RB and then all of a sudden, the defender comes and tackles him UNBLOCKED.

43Hitman
08-23-2008, 09:29 PM
Good kick Reed. Way to be consistent.

HometownGal
08-23-2008, 09:29 PM
If this were a real game, I would be a bit worried. There are some things I like and some I don't.

I know what I don't like - the OL play overall. It's like a giant turnstile. :banging:

43Hitman
08-23-2008, 09:30 PM
A turn over here would be nice.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:30 PM
I know what I don't like - the OL play overall. It's like a giant turnstile. :banging:

The Back Ups Sure as hell look sloppy to.

ALambertFan
08-23-2008, 09:31 PM
The Duke said: gotta say, mendenhall hadn't impressed me till this game

Give the guy a break. He's a rookie and getting used to the quality of the NFL defense. He's getting better and more used to the opposition every game.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:32 PM
Defense is playing too relaxed.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:33 PM
Poor Coverage.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:33 PM
GREAT Pressure.

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:34 PM
I know what I don't like - the OL play overall. It's like a giant turnstile. :banging:

Amen to that. Ben is going to be in for another rough year if they play like that this season. I am still baffled why they did not try to fix this during the draft or something.

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:34 PM
well at least reed is getting some good reps in 2nite

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:36 PM
well at least reed is getting some good reps in 2nite

Not to mention the ball is getting into his hand AND STAYING IN IT!

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:37 PM
One GREAT thing about football season coming...

It makes suffering through the next couple weeks of lies (Dem and GOP conventions) sufferable, because we know football is on its way.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:37 PM
SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSACKED

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:38 PM
One GREAT thing about football season coming...

It makes suffering through the next couple weeks of lies (Dem and GOP conventions) sufferable, because we know football is on its way.

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG ON! HELP IS ITS WAY! :laughing:

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:39 PM
Mende... good job.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:39 PM
Some well earned yards.

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:40 PM
Shut up Dierdorf.... Call the game.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:40 PM
WHAT A CATCH BY REID!!!!

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:40 PM
Reid is REALLY making the coaches take another look at him.

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:41 PM
reid making a case 2nite that he should be the number 5 wr

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:41 PM
Mendenhall is getting some tough yards. He could be a nice guy to use in short yardage plays.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:42 PM
Good Job Baker

The Duke
08-23-2008, 09:42 PM
is reid earning a roster spot

I certainly hope so. between baker and reid, reid's looked better

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:42 PM
byron is throwing the ball hard right now man

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
HOLD ON TO THE DAMN BALL!

steveironcity
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
hmmmmmmm

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
wow.. god drive and then the rook loses the ball

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
Mende is showing a propensity to fumble. Not a good thing to see.

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
OMG, just when the O is getting on a roll, Mende does this AGAIN. Yes, I know he is a rookie, but good grief

Edman
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
God, Rashard...

The rookie is putting together some wonderful runs, but he can't hold onto the goddamn ball.

The Duke
08-23-2008, 09:44 PM
2 fumbles...

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:44 PM
put dixon in so we can run another qb sweep and score a td

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:45 PM
2 fumbles...

He's gonna have a sleepless night.

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:46 PM
Wow our D line blew that one up.

fansince'76
08-23-2008, 09:47 PM
Wow our D line blew that one up.

But our DL sucks and can't stop a pee wee team. :rolleyes:

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:47 PM
they are too old.. they can't do anything

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:48 PM
Gonna need a good return, and also going to need to run a GOOD 2 Minute Drill.

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:48 PM
drummond rly? that dude is old and hopeless....

verks36
08-23-2008, 09:48 PM
mendenhall mendenhall mendenhall...

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:49 PM
i want dixon!

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:49 PM
drummond rly? that dude is old and hopeless....

Better then Rossum and some of the other guys we put back there.

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:49 PM
Sure is nice to see our returners not fumbling the ball.

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:50 PM
Baker HAS to hold to that

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:50 PM
Come on O!

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:51 PM
Finally, it looks like Dixon will play here.

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:52 PM
You all see those pointed teeth on Dixon... dang. They looked like fangs.

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:52 PM
Finally, it looks like Dixon will play here.

Hopefully good ol Dennis can break a nice long QB Sneak.

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:52 PM
rossum had a kr td last yr and 1 this yr 4 the 49er's

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:53 PM
Some guys that are making these Dumb Penalties will not be seen at Heinz Field come this Thursday.

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:53 PM
Reid ... What in the WORLD... where was he last year nd the year before? this is a new guy. Too little too late maybe, but still

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:54 PM
And Casey Hampton is the one who is "out of shape? Tomlin should see that Pat Williams of the Vikings. Dang!!

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:54 PM
SWEED MUST CATCH THAT!!!!

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:55 PM
SWEED MUST CATCH THAT!!!!

There's 2 of them.

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:55 PM
well reid rookie yr he was all hurt and didn't see the field..

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:55 PM
3rd Time is the charm Limas!(Maybe)

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:56 PM
Nice catch Sweed.

Edman
08-23-2008, 09:56 PM
GREAT CATCH BY SWEED!...almost.

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:57 PM
there should be no good evidence to over turn the call

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:58 PM
Good Call by the booth.

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:58 PM
Great catch!!

Preacher
08-23-2008, 09:58 PM
OK...

Let's finish this with a TD

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:58 PM
put dixon in to run!!!

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 09:59 PM
come on boys

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 09:59 PM
i liked the stance sweed had on that spike

steveironcity
08-23-2008, 09:59 PM
A nail biter!!!!

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 09:59 PM
TOO MUCH TIME!

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 10:00 PM
WTF was THAT?

Preacher
08-23-2008, 10:00 PM
That makes no sense at all.

Edman
08-23-2008, 10:00 PM
Arians you imbecile. What was that?

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 10:00 PM
bryon u are too damn slow calling the play out

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 10:01 PM
YAY, we are gonna at least TRY to win it

Edman
08-23-2008, 10:01 PM
HURRY UP!

Preacher
08-23-2008, 10:01 PM
Nice Job

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 10:01 PM
COME ON JEFF!!!!!

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 10:02 PM
good call by tomlin.. get in the work 4 he reg season if need be

Preacher
08-23-2008, 10:02 PM
That is what they were doing...

Now the previous play makes sense...

Practice having no time and running the FG team out.

Edman
08-23-2008, 10:02 PM
Come on, Reed...

steveironcity
08-23-2008, 10:03 PM
GOOOD

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 10:03 PM
never seen fat lineman run so fast.. and yeah !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 12-10

43Hitman
08-23-2008, 10:03 PM
WAY TO GO REED!!

Preacher
08-23-2008, 10:03 PM
I am about to run out of juiice...


Let's ginish this.


FG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooo

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 10:03 PM
OOOOOOOO Yeah

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 10:03 PM
JEFF REED'S KICK IS GOOD

Steelers 12, Vikings 10

Preacher
08-23-2008, 10:03 PM
Well that is the game!!

Good job Steelers!

Edman
08-23-2008, 10:04 PM
Steelers Win!:tt:

lilyoder6
08-23-2008, 10:05 PM
good game by the steelers.. sad i didn't see dixon but maybe dixon will get all of 2nd half next pre-season game

The Duke
08-23-2008, 10:05 PM
man, this game was great. for a pre season game

good defense on both sides. amazing

SteelCityMan786
08-23-2008, 10:07 PM
Offense needs to have a good start vs. Carolina.

43Hitman
08-23-2008, 10:09 PM
Good pre season win for the Steelers. Lets hope the line plays a bit more consistent at the start of the season.

missedgehead
08-23-2008, 10:10 PM
YAY! THE STEELERS WIN. THE STEELERS WIN. :tt03::tt03::tt03::tt03: Down go the Vikings. Down go the Vikings!! :tt::tt::tt:

Thumbs up: Tomlin, and our defense and Leftwich.

Thumbs Down: O Line, Arians (Big Ben acting like a wide out has GOT to GO), Big Ben (O line did contribute though so that kind of connects to some of his sub par play) , Mendenhall's fumbling twice.

Thumbs in the Middle: Special Teams. They were ok.


Enjoyed talking with you all about the game. Good night.

Edman
08-23-2008, 10:31 PM
Final Grades.

+The Defense responded admirably to Silverback's challenge.
+Lawrence Timmons...what can I say?
+The Special Teams didn't suck.
+Byron Leftwich. Pulling in for the team and putting up a solid game.
+Mendenhall is a fantastic runner

-Offensive Line is offensive
-Arians' cute little formations....they suck butt.
-Ben looked shaky and missed easy throws.
-The Starting Offense struggled quite a bit. Once again atributing to the Offensive Line sucking.
-Mendenhall contracted fumblitis. Fixable.

The offensive line biz is sometimes why Ben doesn't cast any criticism sometimes ticks me off. These guys blow ass, Ben. Stop being politically correct and call them out.

verks36
08-23-2008, 10:34 PM
WE WON YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsS i AM SO HAPPY. not

but it was actually kinda cool to win on that last second field goal

Steeldude
08-23-2008, 10:42 PM
I really hope I am wrong, but I think we are in trouble at center.

could have had pollak from ASU.

more problems with the O-line than the center position. simmons and colon will be a liability all season. kemo is still unproven at this point.

Steelman16
08-23-2008, 10:50 PM
I agree. Looks like a low scoring game in the making. Hey - just so the scoreboard shows us on top when the final second ticks off the clock.

Great call, HTG! Reckon we was up at the final tick. :thumbsup:


Any word on the extent of Larry's knee injury? I missed the game, but am catching up. Nice to hear about Timmons playing like that.

Lefty had a great game! If he has another performance like that one, Batch won't be back this season IMO.

stillers4me
08-23-2008, 10:56 PM
The Steelers win and Carson Palmer literally got beat up tonight in Cinci. Ahhhhhhhh.....it's good to be a Steelers fan in Cinci!

X-Terminator
08-23-2008, 11:16 PM
The offensive line biz is sometimes why Ben doesn't cast any criticism sometimes ticks me off. These guys blow ass, Ben. Stop being politically correct and call them out.

Yeah, and if Ben were to do that, Steelers fans will jump all over him, accusing him of throwing the OL under the bus and shifting blame. So he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.

fansince'76
08-23-2008, 11:36 PM
Yeah, and if Ben were to do that, Steelers fans will jump all over him, accusing him of throwing the OL under the bus and shifting blame. So he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't.

Yep. How quickly folks forget how P. Manning got jumped all over and called a crybaby for the "protection issues" comment, huh?

OneForTheToe
08-24-2008, 12:01 AM
Yep. How quickly folks forget how P. Manning got jumped all over and called a crybaby for the "protection issues" comment, huh?

I agree 100% ... although I think what made Manning's comments so aggregous is that he was clearly calling out some terrible blocking assignments at the line. Letting Porter go unblocked because Troy might blitz is not exactly smart.



Ben is doing the right thing. If he needs to call someone out as a team leader do it in private.

St33lersguy
08-24-2008, 06:58 AM
Positives: Defense,Leftwich, Skippy Reed
Negatives: Arians(with that formation, I figured it out already) Mendenhall's fumbles,(he's lucky it was just preseason), entire 1st offense in general.
Triple negative: O-line(that O-line gives me no confidence looking at all the teams they are playing).
Still GO STEELERS :tt: :tt: :tt: :tt:
Great game guys :applaudit:

St33lersguy
08-24-2008, 07:07 AM
Mendenhall is lucky it was just preseason. He needs to do something about the fumbling problem. Do that inregular season games you get no sympathy, fumble it and it costs you a game you'll hear it in the media. Do it in the postseason no one would want to be you, fumble it and it costs your team a championship you'll be remembered for just that one play.

xfl2001fan
08-24-2008, 07:10 AM
Mendenhall is lucky it was just preseason. He needs to do something about the fumbling problem. Do that inregular season games you get no sympathy, fumble it and it costs you a game you'll hear it in the media. Do it in the postseason no one would want to be you, fumble it and it costs your team a championship you'll be remembered for just that one play.

I wonder if he won't train the way that Tiki Barber did to help fix his fumblitis (silk sleeve, or something like that).