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RoethlisBURGHer
12-22-2008, 01:45 AM
...when he said this defense wasn't built to always bail out the offense.

They were bound to have a less-than-stellar game. And the day they have it happens to be the day the offense played some of their worst football of the year and Ben Roethlisberger decides to throw two picks and fumble the ball FOUR EFFEN TIMES!

I just hope the defense got their bad game out of hteir system and hopefully Ben got his last remaining bad game out of his system.

I'd rather them do it now than in the playoffs or worse, the Super Bowl a la the 2007 Patriots.

I'm over this loss. We still got the #2 seed which comes with a bye week and home game in the divisional round. We can still get a home game for the AFC Championship Game if the Titans lose the diivisional round game.

It's now time to focus on pounding the puppies from Cleveland, and then focus on getting that record sixth Lombardi.

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO! :tt03:

Polamalu43
12-22-2008, 01:50 AM
I hope that our offense has atleast taken our defense to dinner, like 10 + times cause week after week the defense bails them out.another thing how in the world is arians still the OC?? The guy sucks, terrible.

RoethlisBURGHer
12-22-2008, 02:08 AM
I hope that our offense has atleast taken our defense to dinner, like 10 + times cause week after week the defense bails them out.another thing how in the world is arians still the OC?? The guy sucks, terrible.

IMHO, the ONLY reason that Arians is still the OC is because making the change this season when it became painfully obvious he sucked was too late. When you're playing expecting to be a top seed for the playoffs and the season is still going well in the W column, a big change like that isn't good to make.

It would cause too much disruption and probally some uneeded contreversy.

I sure hope that he gets fired in the offseason though, even if we win the Super Bowl.

One thing I did see from highlights is that when Ben wasn't fumbling the ball or throwing interceptions...he thre two TD passes in the game. And that first fumble, he got nailed hard by that defensive tackle, if we get that then we end up on top 21-7 (possibly 21-10 if they score a FG after what would have been a Ben rush TD). That would have changed the momentum of the game.

I hope we play the starters for at least a half, preferably 3 quarters against the Browns. I'd only pull them earlier if it was obvious the Browns were out to just injure guys to keep us from going deep into the playoffs. Playing the Browns "defense" would bring some confidence to Ben and the rest of the offense and help keep rust off during the bye week.

jjpro11
12-22-2008, 02:46 AM
the offense actually moved the ball during the first 3 quarters.. something we havent seen in a long time.. the problem was ben making turnovers.. something else we havent seen in a long time. they just cant seem to put together an overall quality game.

NYC SteelersFan
12-22-2008, 02:49 AM
IMHO, the ONLY reason that Arians is still the OC is because making the change this season when it became painfully obvious he sucked was too late. When you're playing expecting to be a top seed for the playoffs and the season is still going well in the W column, a big change like that isn't good to make.

It would cause too much disruption and probally some uneeded contreversy.

I sure hope that he gets fired in the offseason though, even if we win the Super Bowl.

I hope you're right, I really do. Although I have to start questioning Tomlin offensively as well for having stubbornly sticking with Parker for this long. I hope we don't have a young Herm Edwards, and if we do, I hope that unlike Herm he eventually learns what putting an offense together means and learns fast.

RoethlisBURGHer
12-22-2008, 03:04 AM
I hope you're right, I really do. Although I have to start questioning Tomlin offensively as well for having stubbornly sticking with Parker for this long. I hope we don't have a young Herm Edwards, and if we do, I hope that unlike Herm he eventually learns what putting an offense together means and learns fast.

I dont know what your exact beef with Parker is.

Before Parker sprained his MCL, he was a monster. He hasn't been right since, plus the shoulder injury. Moore has done an excellent job taking a bigger role in the offense, but he's not an every-down 25-30 carry a game back either.

What our run game misses is a true power back, even if he only has the late Bettis roles of short yardage/goal line and work-the-clock back. I think we had that in Mendenhall, but he got hurt. Our run game misses Smith at LT, Faneca at LG, and Simmons as RG because they were road graders. Our run game misses a true lead-blocking fullback like Kreider.

Seriosuly, who on this team right now is a 25-30 carry a game running back? If Parker was healthy, he would be. Moore isn't which is why he was never the feature back in Minnesota and was signed as the thrid-down back for Pittsburgh. Gary Russel, I don't think would handle it. Carey Davis is garbage as a fullback and an emergency RB, I wouldn't trust his ass with a game-load of carries.

augustashark
12-22-2008, 03:04 AM
WILLIE PARKER SUCKS!!!!


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Galax Steeler
12-22-2008, 03:36 AM
Hopefully Ben has had his last bad game he was due one now we can focus on the stains and beat them and get on track heading into the playoffs.

NYC SteelersFan
12-22-2008, 04:01 AM
I think the team performed well in all phases. Tennessee wouldn't have even been in this game if not for all the turnovers.

That's like saying, "I would've lived longer had I not shot myself in the head". Not ragging on you, but if the team had 4 turnovers, then they didn't play good in all phases. If the had 4 turnovers, they actually played really bad in all phases.

NYC SteelersFan
12-22-2008, 05:46 AM
And your only good player?

RoethlisBURGHer
12-22-2008, 06:08 AM
Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, Ike Taylor, Aaron Smith, Casey Hampton, James Farrior, Brett Keisel, Lawrence Timmons, Ryan Clark, Deshea Townsend, Larry Foote, Bryant McFadden

And that's just on the defense, jerkoff.

Rick5895
12-22-2008, 07:02 AM
It was a total team mess, when you have a team 3rd and 20 and let them convert, when you have a team on 4th down and let them go 21 yards for a td there is a problem, but the D will bounce back. The O i am not so sure, All this spread inside the "red zone" which takes away play action. Trying to run inside the opponents 5 between the tackles with no FB leading, this happens every game and we don't convert, no consistancy to the offensive play calling at all, whether Its Arians or Ben checking off. Arians is a bad OC, but Willie Colon is perhaps the worst O LINeman I have ever seen, he makes Mahan look like an all pro. We can win it all but the D needs to lay like it did against dallas and Baltimore.

Frankie3521
12-22-2008, 10:32 AM
Well, not really. For example, the defense can in no way be faulted for an offense that turned the ball over for 21 points and costing us 7. Take away the turnovers and you can see that we would have easily handled the Titans.
Same for the offense. Yes, absolutely they are responsible for the turnovers, but they also marched all over Tennessee. And Special Teams was great (something that was worrying us last week).
This game was lost due to turnovers. Nothing more or less. It isn't reasonable to get down on them because they didn't play to a level to overcome such a burden.

Ball control is not a problem that's been haunting us this season. It's fix-able.
So we address the issue and (as Jack Lambert said) drink a six-pack and play 'em again.
If we turn in performances like this one (without the turnovers) we can beat any team in the league.

lol

Steel12
12-22-2008, 10:35 AM
The defense didn't play that bad...they barely got over 300 yards and Ben and the offense put them in bad situations a few times

revefsreleets
12-22-2008, 10:37 AM
And your only good player?

Such a beloved poster, bringing joy and laughter with you wherever you post.

MACH1
12-22-2008, 10:38 AM
WILLIE PARKER SUCKS!!!!


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No No No....Its Ben that sucks.

Dino 6 Rings
12-22-2008, 11:20 AM
No No No....Its Ben that sucks.

I thought Arians sucked?

T.Richardson
12-22-2008, 11:24 AM
total possession time.

Pit: 30:51 Tenn: 29:09

Titans score 24

Pit. 29:30 Dallas: 30:30

Dallas scores 13.

Dino 6 Rings
12-22-2008, 11:33 AM
Turnovers are such a killer. Missed opportunities all over the place yesterday. Missed Tackles, Missed Stops on Defense, missed Red Zone chances.

Just can't win that way. Just can't do it.

tyler289
12-22-2008, 12:33 PM
The offense was due for a turnover-filled game and the defense was due for a stinker. Forget about it, focus on Cleveland, and then prepare for the playoffs.

Ben especially was due for a turnover spree. He had been playing too mistake-free as of late. Again, he'll be fine and hopefully can pad his stats a little against Cleveland.

And considering the schedule - the Steelers played 2 bad teams (cleveland and Cincy) all season long. 12 of the 16 games are against mediocre to good teams.Not to mention Dallas, Philly, Indy, SD, NE, Tenn, Giants. That's just about every good team in the NFL

NYC SteelersFan
12-22-2008, 01:51 PM
It was a total team mess, when you have a team 3rd and 20 and let them convert, when you have a team on 4th down and let them go 21 yards for a td there is a problem, but the D will bounce back. The O i am not so sure, All this spread inside the "red zone" which takes away play action. Trying to run inside the opponents 5 between the tackles with no FB leading, this happens every game and we don't convert, no consistancy to the offensive play calling at all, whether Its Arians or Ben checking off. Arians is a bad OC, but Willie Colon is perhaps the worst O LINeman I have ever seen, he makes Mahan look like an all pro. We can win it all but the D needs to lay like it did against dallas and Baltimore.

3 great games in a row out of the defense will be tough in the playoffs but that is what we need to hope for.

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