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steelrush
09-09-2010, 04:57 AM
1:00 PM ET
Falcons (0-0, 0-0 away)
Steelers (0-0, 0-0 home)
71°F / 56°F
Precip: 10%
Coverage: FOX
1:00 PM ET, September 12, 2010

Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA



2009 Atlanta Leaders

Passing: Ryan - 263-451, 2916 yds, 22 tds

Rushing: Turner - 178 car, 871 yds, 10 tds

Receiving: White - 85 rec, 1153 yds, 11 tds



2009 Pittsburgh Leaders

Passing: Roethlisb. - 337-506, 4328 yds, 26 tds

Rushing: Mendenhall - 242 car, 1108 yds, 7 tds

Receiving: Ward - 95 rec, 1167 yds, 6 tds



Falcons-Steelers Preview

Scouting ReportFalcons-Steelers: 10 observations

After breaking down film of both teams, Scouts Inc. offers 10 things to watch in this week's Falcons-Steelers matchup.
1. Account for No. 43: The Steelers' defense is far more effective with the injury-prone Troy Polamalu in the lineup. Well, he is healthy and ready for the opener. Polamalu can line up just about anywhere on the field and is very difficult to account for in the pre-snap phase and once the ball is finally snapped. He provides both a mental and physical strain on the opposition.

Full Scouting Report


Matchup ATL- PIT

Passing Leaders

Atlanta CMP% YDS TD INT
Ryan 58.3 2916 22 14
Redman 58.0 781 4 3

Pittsburgh CMP% YDS TD INT
Roethl... 66.6 4328 26 12
Dixon 46.2 145 1 1

Rushing Leaders

Atlanta CAR YDS AVG TD
Turner 178 871 4.9 10
Snelli... 142 613 4.3 4

Pittsburgh CAR YDS AVG TD
Menden... 242 1108 4.6 7
Parker 98 389 4.0 0

Receiving Leaders

Atlanta REC YDS AVG TD
White 85 1153 13.6 11
Gonzal... 83 867 10.4 6

Pittsburgh REC YDS AVG TD
Holmes 79 1248 15.8 5
Ward 95 1167 12.3 6


Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSE TEAM PER GAME AVERAGE
Total Yards
ATL 340.0
PIT 371.0
Yards Passing
ATL 223.2
PIT 259.3
Yards Rushing
ATL 117.3
PIT 112.1

TEAM DEFENSE TEAM PER GAME AVERAGE
Yards Allowed
ATL 348.9
PIT 305.3
Pass Yds Allowed
ATL 242.1
PIT 215.4
Rush Yds Allowed
ATL 106.8
PIT 89.9

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)
Atlanta leads 1-0
Oct 22, 2006 ATL 41, @PIT 38
Nov 10, 2002 ATL 34, PIT 34

Both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Atlanta Falcons closed 2009 with three straight wins, providing heightened expectations heading into the offseason despite the disappointment of failing to make the playoffs.

It didn't take long for the Steelers' momentum to disappear.

Off-field indiscretions led to the trade of a Super Bowl MVP wideout and Ben Roethlisberger's four-game suspension, leaving Pittsburgh to hand the offensive reins to Dennis Dixon for Sunday's season opener against the visiting Falcons.

The Steelers blew any chance to defend their Super Bowl XLIII title with a midseason five-game losing streak, which proved too much to overcome despite a late surge to finish 9-7.

Shortly after the NFL season ended, the two stars that combined for the winning touchdown in Pittsburgh's sixth championship were back in the news. Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Milledgeville, Ga., bar on March 5, the second such allegation brought against him in eight months.

Charges were never filed, but commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Roethlisberger -- who threw for a career-high 4,238 yards in 2009 -- six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. It was reduced to four at the conclusion of the preseason.

On March 24, a lawsuit was filed against receiver Santonio Holmes alleging he threw a glass at a woman in a nightclub. Less than three weeks later, Holmes was shipped to the New York Jets for a fifth-round draft pick.

Without their signal caller for a quarter of the season and Holmes now gone for good, the Steelers face a long road in an attempt to avoid their first consecutive non-playoff seasons since 1998-2000.

"It motivates each player in this room when they tell you what you can't do," receiver Hines Ward said. "We are going to be underdogs all year, especially the first four games with the uncertainly at quarterback and youth on our team. We play better as underdogs."

Speedy second-year receiver Mike Wallace replaces Holmes across from Ward, and those two will be counted on to make Dixon's job easier. The mobile third-year quarterback battled veterans Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch for the job in training camp, but coach Mike Tomlin's decision was made less complicated when Leftwich sprained his MCL in the preseason finale.

"Dennis has had a very productive preseason and training camp," Tomlin said. "... He waged a battle and got some first-team reps in some preseason games. Largely, we've been very impressed with how he's handled himself in game situations."

Dixon's lone NFL start came Nov. 29 at Baltimore, when he went 12 for 26 for 145 yards with a TD and an interception while Roethlisberger recovered from a concussion.

The Falcons, meanwhile, have a third-year starter with considerably more experience. Yet after completing 61.1 percent of his passes and being named the Offensive Rookie of the Year while leading the Falcons to the playoffs in 2008, Matt Ryan was less accurate (58.3) and took a small step backward in Atlanta's 9-7 season.

After missing two games with a toe injury, though, Ryan came back to throw six touchdowns in leading the Falcons to their final three victories.

Tight end Tony Gonzalez feels Ryan hasn't missed a beat ever since.

"He is looking great," Gonzalez said. "He has really improved and I am happy with the way he is going. Just got to keep him healthy and the sky is the limit with him. It is just a matter of when and not if. He will be one of the best. It is just about getting that experience."

Gonzalez and receiver Roddy White give Ryan two outstanding targets, but Atlanta almost certainly needs Michael Turner to stay healthy to return to the playoffs. The NFL's second-leading rusher in 2008 (1,699) had that total nearly cut in half last season, when he missed five games with an ankle injury.

Plenty of opponents found facing the Steelers' injury-plagued defense to be less than intimidating down the stretch, when they surrendered averages of 23.3 points and 351.0 yards in their final six contests without safety Troy Polamalu and end Aaron Smith.

Both are ready to go in Sunday's opener, when Pittsburgh tries to win its eighth consecutive season opener.

"Troy's the best at what he does," Smith said. "He's just a playmaker. It will be nice to have him out there, running around and doing crazy stuff."

Atlanta will be hoping to improve on a defense that has finished 20th or worse for five consecutive seasons, and adding free agent cornerback Dunta Robinson should be a good start.

The return of defensive tackle Peria Jerry should help as well. The 2009 first-rounder missed all of his rookie season with a knee injury, but should be a solid run stuffer -- particularly against a Steelers team that may ride Rashard Mendenhall with Roethlisberger out.

Atlanta was 1-11 all-time against Pittsburgh before a 34-34 tie at Heinz Field in 2002 and a 41-38 home win in 2006. - ESPN


Ed Bouchette's and Gery Dulac's preview of the game (http://www.post-gazette.com/multimedia/?clipId=5095186&topVideoCatNo=178632&autoStart=true)

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO!!!! :tt03: :tt04: :tt:

Unsaintly
09-12-2010, 07:19 AM
Geaux Steelers. Hit the Failcons in the mouth.

Fire Haley
09-12-2010, 08:25 AM
I'm having a pot of greasy oily thick coffee for breakfast then a pitcher of margaritas.

It's all I can stomach for early games

tony hipchest
09-12-2010, 12:21 PM
sounds good killer. im havin a brew and preppin shish kabobs for after the game. probably be buzzin good by then.

game one and its already a must win game.

lets get this party started and kick falcon ass! :tt02:

tony hipchest
09-12-2010, 12:25 PM
good to see saints fans make it out for the game. sb champions fans are welcome here (i guess dirty birds' too).

Atlanta Dan
09-12-2010, 12:30 PM
Fox crew split on how Steelers perform until #7 returns

Bradshaw says 3-1; Jimmy Johnson says they "struggle" to 1-3

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 12:46 PM
Fox crew split on how Steelers perform until #7 returns

Bradshaw says 3-1; Jimmy Johnson says they "struggle" to 1-3

On NFL Network: Sapp:2-2, Faulk: 1-3, Irvin:1-3, Mariucci:1-3

Atlanta Dan
09-12-2010, 12:47 PM
This blog entry by Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Mark Bradley today pretty much sums up the view of today's game from the Atlanta perspective

This is the kind of game a team of Super Bowl caliber — and that’s the what a lot of folks think the Falcons are — needs to win. You might not have heard, but the Steelers’ quarterback won’t be playing

http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2010/09/12/live-from-pittsburgh-can-the-falcons-steal-one-in-steeltown/?cxntfid=blogs_mark_bradley_blog

Atlanta Dan
09-12-2010, 12:48 PM
On NFL Network: Sapp:2-2, Faulk: 1-3, Irvin:1-3, Mariucci:1-3

Sounds like more Falcon love for today's game

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 12:49 PM
Pressure either busts pipes or makes diamonds. Ryan will find that out today.

Atlanta Dan
09-12-2010, 12:53 PM
Bradshaw says Steelers should have dumped Roethlisberger - #7 clearly has ticked off #12

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 12:58 PM
Defense is ready. Has vowed to put the game in their hands. Like always

urgle burgle
09-12-2010, 12:59 PM
love Brad, always will.....but he needs to give this a break. His holer than thou attitude is starting to get on my nerves....

mesaSteeler
09-12-2010, 01:00 PM
Pressure either busts pipes or makes diamonds. Ryan will find that out today.

Nice line! :hatsoff:

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Steelers to receive. LETS GO OFFENS!!!

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Manny back to return

MACH1
09-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Bradshaw says Steelers should have dumped Roethlisberger - #7 clearly has ticked off #12

There might be a little more to it??

I think Bradshaw is a little worried that Ben might catch up or pass his SB record as a Steeler and wants him gone.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:05 PM
3rd and 1. Like the design of that play

urgle burgle
09-12-2010, 01:05 PM
heath

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:05 PM
There might be a little more to it??

I think Bradshaw is a little worried that Ben might catch up or pass his SB record as a Steeler and wants him gone.

Thats the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:05 PM
Thats what I like to see. Power run on third and short.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:06 PM
Bubble screen. YES

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:07 PM
Offense is looking CRISP, SHARP AND EFFICIENT!!

urgle burgle
09-12-2010, 01:08 PM
who the hell is the new offensive coordinator?

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:08 PM
Gotta get points. Nice drive thus far.

MACH1
09-12-2010, 01:09 PM
I hope arians doesn't get away from pounding the falcons D.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:09 PM
who the hell is the new offensive coordinator?

lol

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:10 PM
stalled drive . GEEEEZ

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Lets go Reed. ITS GOOOOOD

MACH1
09-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Nice job Kordell. :chuckle:

urgle burgle
09-12-2010, 01:11 PM
reed workin' for that contract....good job skippy....

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:11 PM
Reed. 52 yards baby. Didn't think he had the leg. haha

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:13 PM
Pats 7 Bungles 0
sweet

joeyssteelcurtain
09-12-2010, 01:13 PM
ok start

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:13 PM
Nice job Kordell. :chuckle:

He didnt take a sack LIKE the BIG DISTRACTION

SH-Rock
09-12-2010, 01:14 PM
Let's see some steeler defense

FlaSteelersFan
09-12-2010, 01:16 PM
Anyone have a good stream besides the usual (atdhe.net and Justin.tv). They always go out within an hour! Damn Diretv was just too expensive this year. Any help is appreciated! Go Steelers!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:17 PM
Notice the Falcons start out empty set and we thought we were the only team to do that.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:18 PM
Good series D.

MACH1
09-12-2010, 01:18 PM
Notice the Falcons start out empty set and we thought we were the only team to do that.

We're the only team to do it on 3rd and inches.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:18 PM
Great job D! Pressure is in Ryans head early

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:19 PM
We're the only team to do it on 3rd and inches.

See the Pats vs Colts last season 4th and short. Empty. Failed conversion. They were on their own 30 as well.

MACH1
09-12-2010, 01:20 PM
See the Pats vs Colts last season 4th and short. Empty. Failed conversion. They were on their own 30 as well.

But we did it in a blizzard.

urgle burgle
09-12-2010, 01:20 PM
good hold d.....ST still with the holding penalties...

just did a quick search and skippy's 52 yd fg is a record at hienz

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:21 PM
But we did it in a blizzard.

True.......... You got me there. Touche

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:24 PM
Dixon reads the blitz in his pre snap read, make the right read but a CRAPPY pass. He has got to settle down.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:28 PM
Woodley!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:28 PM
Our Defense is the best in the business. LETS GO OFFENSE. WE HAVE TO CAPITALIZE

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:30 PM
I'd like to see a deep ball to Wallace here on first down. If anything, make Atlanta's D think about it.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:32 PM
Mendenhall is running SOFT. Looks like Willie today.

MACH1
09-12-2010, 01:33 PM
Damn, Korky throw it where they can catch it.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:34 PM
Thats the second 1st down that Dixon has missed on. He has got to settle down.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:34 PM
Worilds making a few plays on special teams so far.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:36 PM
Lebeaus 14 yards off scheme is killing us.

MACH1
09-12-2010, 01:37 PM
Nice stop D

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:37 PM
Not against this Defense.

urgle burgle
09-12-2010, 01:38 PM
hmmmmm.....have i seen timmons do good work on some running d? interesting.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:41 PM
TOOOO PREDICTABLE. We have to pass on 1st.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:43 PM
Damnit run past the chains.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:43 PM
Offense is CRAP. Too damn predictable. Open it up Arians.

urgle burgle
09-12-2010, 01:44 PM
w/o even attempting downfield throws or some sort of offensive changeup, d is gonna' have to rule the day.

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 01:45 PM
Offense is hanging on for dear life.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:45 PM
If we pass on 1st down we will back the safties up. They dont respect the pass so they creep closer and closer to the line of scrimmage. Our D will be fatigued come 3rd quarter at this pace. OPEN IT UP ARIANS AND LET THE KID GO. You cant use him like a pocket qb you have to LET HIM MOVE AROUND AND MAKE PLAYS.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:48 PM
Timmons is all over the field.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Our Defense is just AWESOME.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:51 PM
Timmons is all over the field.

Agreed. DOMINATING

Fair catch inside the 10? Way to go Randle El OMG

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 01:51 PM
Would love to see this year's edition of the D get some more turnovers.

Raw Steel
09-12-2010, 01:53 PM
Why did Randle El come back? To show us how stupid he is? He would have had the first down last series if he keeps running and now he fair catches inside the 10.

Come on

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 01:53 PM
Agreed. DOMINATING

Fair catch inside the 10? Way to go Randle El OMG

Unbelievable to see the veteran punt returner FC'ing it inside the 10. At this stage in his career that is pretty much inexcusable.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:53 PM
Lets atleast retake the field position battle this drive.

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 01:55 PM
I'm getting the feeling that if ATL gets a TD, it's game over. Come on O!

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:55 PM
Redman baby. I love it.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:56 PM
Heath!!!!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:56 PM
Pass on 1st YES

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:57 PM
Why did Randle El come back? To show us how stupid he is? He would have had the first down last series if he keeps running and now he fair catches inside the 10.

Come on

Agreed

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 01:58 PM
Thats right! LET HIM GO ARIANS!!!!!

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:59 PM
Mendy is working that spin.

Raw Steel
09-12-2010, 01:59 PM
Awesome play by Miller to keep going and block two guys on Hines catch

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 01:59 PM
Damnit Dixon. Right to him.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:00 PM
Who are you looking at Dixon. OMG
Thats ok, we HAVE to keep letting him pass it. Have to mix it up. Terrible read though. JUST TERRIBLE.

Raw Steel
09-12-2010, 02:00 PM
Get Batch ready because Dixon is throwing the ball like crap. He has missed at least two wide open receivers because he is throwing like a girl and then that INT was another high school throw. Tomlin should make the change at half if Dixon can't do simple throws to wide open receivers.

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 02:00 PM
Oh brother...

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:02 PM
Get Batch ready because Dixon is throwing the ball like crap. He has missed at least two wide open receivers because he is throwing like a girl and then that INT was another high school throw. Tomlin should make the change at half if Dixon can't do simple throws to wide open receivers.

You mean like the ones to Hines and Heath? lol

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:02 PM
As I have said repeatedly. Keisel is a BUM

R2sojr
09-12-2010, 02:03 PM
Dixon needs to just let him arm go and stop trying to aim and force the ball.

Raw Steel
09-12-2010, 02:04 PM
As I have said repeatedly. Keisel is a BUM

Was he doing wide sprints while everyone else was trying to tackle the ball carrier?

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:06 PM
Was he doing wide sprints while everyone else was trying to tackle the ball carrier?

Whatever he was doing it got Lebeau to put in Ziggy.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:07 PM
Dixon needs to just let him arm go and stop trying to aim and force the ball.

Agreed. HE is KILLING us. One. Again, notice there is NO sack issue? Its Ben and NOT the O-Line.

VegasStlrFan
09-12-2010, 02:08 PM
wide right!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:09 PM
Nice Job D. LETS GO OFFENSE lets get a TD this drive. REWARD YOUR D

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 02:09 PM
No good. Shut out remains intact for now.

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 02:10 PM
Arians, how about play action on 1st Down?

HAWK
09-12-2010, 02:12 PM
We're gonna win this 3-0.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:12 PM
Draw play to SLOW Mewelde? OMG

VegasStlrFan
09-12-2010, 02:14 PM
I'm not sold on the "Moore" packages we run. They don't seem to fool anyone and we have better options for running and blocking.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:14 PM
Dixon scares the crap out of me.................

Raw Steel
09-12-2010, 02:15 PM
I give credit to Dennis on that last one. He stood in the pocket. His arm looks weak though. I thought he had a gun

VegasStlrFan
09-12-2010, 02:17 PM
little dixon to el on the sidelines with an option to ward trick play????

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:19 PM
Randle El sucks and Dixon is playing worse OMG

Raw Steel
09-12-2010, 02:19 PM
Dixon can't reach his receivers. This is unreal. The are 10 yards patterns. Not 30 yard outs. Most Division III QBs can make those throws. he has missed at least four.

VegasStlrFan
09-12-2010, 02:20 PM
That is a bush league TO at the end of the half.

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 02:20 PM
I'm sorry, you got to put Batch in. It can't get any worse.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:20 PM
DOINK

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:21 PM
Dixon can't reach his receivers. This is unreal. The are 10 yards patterns. Not 30 yard outs. Most Division III QBs can make those throws. he has missed at least four.

Cant reach them? Thats not the issue. Accuracy IS.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:23 PM
Lebeau STILL has his corners 14 yards off the ball. INCREDIBLE!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:23 PM
I'm sorry, you got to put Batch in. It can't get any worse.

Not with the lead

VegasStlrFan
09-12-2010, 02:24 PM
Tit for tat

steelcityboyz
09-12-2010, 02:27 PM
Not with the leadSo much for the lead... I say put charlie in if they want to win this game

scsteeler
09-12-2010, 02:30 PM
Dixon is not playing great ball but I don't think you go to Charlie just yet. Give Dixon the chance to play the game out because if you go to Batch and he gets hurt you are still stuck with Dixon and a little less confident about his play. He just needs to relax and truthfully not try to over think what he is doing.


If they go up 14 points yes you make a change then.

tony hipchest
09-12-2010, 02:30 PM
so did the "bench the qb boo birds" come out after the 1st incompetion or 2nd?

Steel_Bus_24
09-12-2010, 02:33 PM
wow I can't believe we kicked that FG with Heinz Fields history

We better hope our D gets some turnovers

lionslicer
09-12-2010, 02:34 PM
This half has made me lose respect for Arians. I gained some respect for his play calling in the preseason, but some of the calls today have been just terrible.

Dixon needs to learn some audibles over halftime, he can't change the play from run to pass when falcons put 9 guys in the box.

tony hipchest
09-12-2010, 02:35 PM
arians has called a damn good game.

dixon just needs to get the butterfiles out and convert some 3rd downs with his arm.

jeff reed missed fg is a huge 6 point swing.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:35 PM
so did the "bench the qb boo birds" come out after the 1st incompetion or 2nd?

3rd

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:36 PM
Dixon is not playing great ball but I don't think you go to Charlie just yet. Give Dixon the chance to play the game out because if you go to Batch and he gets hurt you are still stuck with Dixon and a little less confident about his play. He just needs to relax and truthfully not try to over think what he is doing.


If they go up 14 points yes you make a change then.

Agreed

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:37 PM
This half has made me lose respect for Arians. I gained some respect for his play calling in the preseason, but some of the calls today have been just terrible.

Dixon needs to learn some audibles over halftime, he can't change the play from run to pass when falcons put 9 guys in the box.

Lol Like Ben audibles.

tony hipchest
09-12-2010, 02:42 PM
3rd

damn. i didnt give the boo birds enough credit. looks like theyre making progress.


tie game.

dixon should be getting into a groove, halftime adjustements, defense a split second away from destroying matt ryan or an int.

things are looking good.

urgle burgle
09-12-2010, 02:42 PM
arians has called a damn good game.

dixon just needs to get the butterfiles out and convert some 3rd downs with his arm.

jeff reed missed fg is a huge 6 point swing.

although my dislike for arians is palpable....i have to agree. arians has called a good game, to a point. more downfield throws(or any) needs to happen in the 2nd half.

i think the try for a 55 yd fg at the end of the half, with little time left, was a mistake.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 02:42 PM
Fox just said Big Snack is questionable to return with a pulled hamstring.

lionslicer
09-12-2010, 02:43 PM
Lol Like Ben audibles.

Ben checks and audibles more times than most quarterbacks.. what games do you watch :noidea: Or atleast pretends to audible to screw with the defense

All a quarterback has to do is scream out some random words "crossfeet chicken chicago chicago" move around, point at a reciever, defense will quickly recover and take men out of the box, and then the running play would actually gain some yards

Raw Steel
09-12-2010, 02:45 PM
damn. i didnt give the boo birds enough credit. looks like theyre making progress.


tie game.

dixon should be getting into a groove, halftime adjustements, defense a split second away from destroying matt ryan or an int.

things are looking good.

Keep defending Dixon and watch us go 0-4. His preseason sucked. His first half sucked. Odds are, his second half will suck.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 02:46 PM
Gonzales with his 1,000 career catch. Congrats to him. Now knock his head off defense.

atljbo1
09-12-2010, 02:49 PM
whats up fellas... I knew this would be a good defensive game.

BritishSteel
09-12-2010, 02:49 PM
FG for Facons is GOOD - 6-3 Falcons.

Could do with a proper TD drive here.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:50 PM
Ben checks and audibles more times than most quarterbacks.. what games do you watch :noidea: Or atleast pretends to audible to screw with the defense

All a quarterback has to do is scream out some random words "crossfeet chicken chicago chicago" move around, point at a reciever, defense will quickly recover and take men out of the box, and then the running play would actually gain some yards

No he doesnt.

HAWK
09-12-2010, 02:50 PM
Hampton's out?

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 02:51 PM
Hampton's out?

Yeah. Pulled hammie.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:53 PM
Keep defending Dixon and watch us go 0-4. His preseason sucked. His first half sucked. Odds are, his second half will suck.

Dixon is a THIRD Team qb. You expect miracles? Dont lose sight of WHY he is in the game.

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 02:53 PM
Praying that QB light goes off in Dixon's head....prayyyyinnng

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 02:53 PM
There we go Dixon.

tony hipchest
09-12-2010, 02:53 PM
whats up fellas... I knew this would be a good defensive game.

knock out/ drag out so far.

now lets see more of dixon to wallace :tt04:

VegasStlrFan
09-12-2010, 02:53 PM
nice throw and catch

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:54 PM
DIXON TO WALLACE

scsteeler
09-12-2010, 02:54 PM
That is why you don't pull Dixon so soon!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:55 PM
That bootleg for Dixon is THERE. They need to call that.

atljbo1
09-12-2010, 02:55 PM
Abraham

BritishSteel
09-12-2010, 02:55 PM
WAY TO GO DD! great play.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 02:56 PM
Right on que. Starks gets beat. Flozell jumps.

tony hipchest
09-12-2010, 02:56 PM
here come the "fire flozell" boo birds :rolleyes:

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:56 PM
Sack and false start is going to take us out of fg range. Randle El still SUCKS

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 02:56 PM
Another nice toss.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:57 PM
That was UGLY But we will take it. LETS GO REED

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 02:57 PM
Knotted back up at six.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 02:58 PM
6-6. See what happens when you turn Dixon loose Arians. Keep it up. AND USE THAT BOOTLEG

scsteeler
09-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Dixon will get into a Rhythm but we fans and TV coaches need to be patient. This is the first game with a young QB so we have to develop some continuity.

HAWK
09-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Sack and false start is going to take us out of fg range. Randle El still SUCKS

You root for your team in a strange way. It's like you WANT them to lose... :banging:

BritishSteel
09-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Better series from Dixon.

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 03:01 PM
Holy Crap! I've never seen Reed kick it into the endzone!!!??? What's the wind like in HF???

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:04 PM
You root for your team in a strange way. It's like you WANT them to lose... :banging:

I just tell the truth. Sorry.

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Steelers D desperately needs to generate a turnover...

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:05 PM
If we jam them at the line, that will throw of the timing routes.

HAWK
09-12-2010, 03:06 PM
I just tell the truth. Sorry.


If you say so.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 03:06 PM
Silverback!!!!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:06 PM
BIG GAME JAMES!!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:07 PM
3rd and Long LETS GO D

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:07 PM
BMAC!!! SWEET COVERAGE

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 03:08 PM
Damn. That one took a hell of a bounce.

BritishSteel
09-12-2010, 03:09 PM
B-Mac's Back!!! Now we can put them on the backfoot.

ZoneBlitzer
09-12-2010, 03:10 PM
Time for a screen.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:12 PM
What happend to the stretched plays, Bubble screens and sprint draws?
OH NO. Starks hurt. SIGH

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 03:13 PM
Shit. Terrible injury.

BritishSteel
09-12-2010, 03:13 PM
Starks is shaken up on that play. Great. :-(

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:14 PM
Dixons gotta put that ball out there.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:15 PM
I dont know why Arians doesnt call a bootleg and get Dixon on the edge. SOB

Walt
09-12-2010, 03:15 PM
Isn't it where the ball is when his feet or body actually touches the ground out of bounds? Both feet were in the air...

lionslicer
09-12-2010, 03:19 PM
No he doesnt.

...

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:19 PM
Isn't it where the ball is when his feet or body actually touches the ground out of bounds? Both feet were in the air...

No clue.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:20 PM
COME ON GAY SQEEEZE THAT.!!!!!!

lionslicer
09-12-2010, 03:20 PM
Isn't it where the ball is when his feet or body actually touches the ground out of bounds? Both feet were in the air...

Rule change. A lot of rule changes this last off season.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 03:20 PM
Gay! Should of had a pick but still nice coverage.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:21 PM
Lets get Redman in there to spell Mendenhall. Keep him fresh

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:23 PM
Dixon has GOT to be ON THE MOVE. He is not a pocket qb. Let him MOVE Arians.

figg
09-12-2010, 03:23 PM
Hey Bruce, it's ok to run the ball on 2nd down!

Kanata-Steeler
09-12-2010, 03:24 PM
WOW, Heinz baby !!

figg
09-12-2010, 03:24 PM
If they're going to pass id rather do it on 1st with a bootleg.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:25 PM
Hey Bruce, it's ok to run the ball on 2nd down!

No the safties are cheating up.

figg
09-12-2010, 03:25 PM
A 2nd down run! nice

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:25 PM
No the safties are cheating up.

Mendenhall with a burst on 2nd down. Shuts me up

Kanata-Steeler
09-12-2010, 03:25 PM
yup, the old PRO's have gotta help "DD" here a lot.
keep it up STEELERS
:tt04:

figg
09-12-2010, 03:26 PM
No the safties are cheating up.

run on 1st pass on 2nd and 3rd.= predictable.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:26 PM
Scott has got TO CUT the end on that play

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:27 PM
They need to put Brown in Randle Els spot. I mean seriously.

figg
09-12-2010, 03:28 PM
lets go D!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:30 PM
run on 1st pass on 2nd and 3rd.= predictable.

equal backing the safties up and opening up the middle.

lionslicer
09-12-2010, 03:31 PM
They need to put Brown in Randle Els spot. I mean seriously.

The day Arians does something that isn't stupid or predictable is ... wel never, he'll never do anything right.
Look at the mendenhall run, he got a big burst, very next play. He runs the ball. Thats the perfect time to call a play action. Stupid call.

MasterOfPuppets
09-12-2010, 03:32 PM
D - fense ...:tt04:

figg
09-12-2010, 03:32 PM
equal backing the safties up and opening up the middle.

Hasnt worked all day! Arians is predictable.

figg
09-12-2010, 03:34 PM
The day Arians does something that isn't stupid or predictable is ... wel never, he'll never do anything right.
Look at the mendenhall run, he got a big burst, very next play. He runs the ball. Thats the perfect time to call a play action. Stupid call.

He runs on every 1st down. The 1st time he ran on 2nd they got a big gain.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:35 PM
CHALLENGE THAT SPOT!!

figg
09-12-2010, 03:36 PM
forward pass

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:36 PM
Hasnt worked all day! Arians is predictable.

Passes over the middle to Hines, Wallace and Heath call you a liar.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:36 PM
He runs on every 1st down. The 1st time he ran on 2nd they got a big gain.

The pass to Wallace was on 1st down. We ran on 2nd down ALL GAME LOL

Walt
09-12-2010, 03:38 PM
Okay.... if they rule this an incomplete pass, then the penalty on the run back should be negated.... if there was no fumble, then the play was dead, hence the block in the back did not occur on a live play.... right?

ggamannom
09-12-2010, 03:38 PM
can anyone please pm me a link to a stream?? my stream just died...........:mad:

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:38 PM
The day Arians does something that isn't stupid or predictable is ... wel never, he'll never do anything right.
Look at the mendenhall run, he got a big burst, very next play. He runs the ball. Thats the perfect time to call a play action. Stupid call.

Yeah and if he does that and Dixon throws a pick we squander a scoring opportunity and you are all over Arians. Come on bro.

MasterOfPuppets
09-12-2010, 03:38 PM
did they challenge ?

lionslicer
09-12-2010, 03:38 PM
He runs on every 1st down. The 1st time he ran on 2nd they got a big gain.

Oo a run on 2nd down, he should have done play action the very next play. He ran it and it was a yard loss. Its stupid that he did that. You can't argue his stupidness on that.

lionslicer
09-12-2010, 03:40 PM
Yeah and if he does that and Dixon throws a pick we squander a scoring opportunity and you are all over Arians. Come on bro.

So either he's stupid or he has no trust in Dixon. I like how everytime you say something about arians play calling its okay, but I do it you get mad. hypocrite...

figg
09-12-2010, 03:40 PM
The pass to Wallace was on 1st down. We ran on 2nd down ALL GAME LOL

Predictable!

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:42 PM
So either he's stupid or he has no trust in Dixon. I like how everytime you say something about arians play calling its okay, but I do it you get mad. hypocrite...

I'm not mad, I just dont agree. We were in fg range and no way I risk a pass. You run and get the sure points. I agree with what he did.

Walt
09-12-2010, 03:42 PM
We need a turnover.

And... Troy has been very quiet today. I'd like to see him make a splash play right now.

MasterOfPuppets
09-12-2010, 03:42 PM
need a turnover ,.....baaaad

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:43 PM
Predictable!

Of course. Be consistent and just say "Whatever Arians does, I'm against it"

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:43 PM
They have been killing us over the middle all game

figg
09-12-2010, 03:44 PM
no pressure

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:45 PM
TERRIBLE SPOT

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:46 PM
NICE JOB TOMLIN GREAT CHALLENGE

figg
09-12-2010, 03:46 PM
They have been killing us over the middle all game

And we couldnt run on 2nd down because the safeties were cheating up lol

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:47 PM
Ok you cant challenge BUT it stopped them from going for it. Good Job Tomlin

Walt
09-12-2010, 03:47 PM
Terrible spot... thank goodness it didn't cost us.

lionslicer
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
This is where Dixon can prove all of us wrong and lead the team to a score final minutes of the game.

figg
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
Nice job Tomlin? He didnt know the rule! lol

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
And we couldnt run on 2nd down because the safeties were cheating up lol

I didnt say we COULDNT run. I just said its not a good call. Passing is the obvious call and makes the safties be honest (back up). Notice they are PASSING more than running? Are you watching channel zero?

figg
09-12-2010, 03:49 PM
This is a spot I didnt want to see DD in.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:49 PM
Nice job Tomlin? He didnt know the rule! lol

He didnt even challenge it lol. He just stopped the play and asked COULD HE. As a result they got 3 instead of going for it and a potential 7. Again, channel zero.

figg
09-12-2010, 03:49 PM
I didnt say we COULDNT run. I just said its not a good call. Passing is the obvious call and makes the safties be honest (back up). Notice they are PASSING more than running? Are you watching channel zero?

So whatever BA is doing is working? lol

MasterOfPuppets
09-12-2010, 03:50 PM
wish we had touchbacks from our kicker

figg
09-12-2010, 03:50 PM
No he tried to challenge it. What are u watching? lol

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:51 PM
No he tried to challenge it. What are u watching? lol

No he didnt. No flag came out. Again, channel zero. Bottom line it HELPED US

figg
09-12-2010, 03:51 PM
I like that call

MasterOfPuppets
09-12-2010, 03:51 PM
hines over 100

figg
09-12-2010, 03:52 PM
No he didnt. No flag came out. Again, channel zero. Bottom line it HELPED US

Are you on the sideline?

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Dixon looking like Ben, taking DUMB sacks. OMG

Walt
09-12-2010, 03:53 PM
#$%@&%^*&!!!!!

gster
09-12-2010, 03:54 PM
that was ugly

MasterOfPuppets
09-12-2010, 03:54 PM
call a timeout and get sacked.....nice

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:54 PM
Are you on the sideline?

Just rewound my DVR and again, NO FLAG CAME OUT. Again, You're watching channel zero. He inquired to the refs about the spot.

figg
09-12-2010, 03:54 PM
Dixon looking like Ben, taking DUMB sacks. OMG

What? DD couldnt look like Ben on his best day.

Walt
09-12-2010, 03:55 PM
Really expected a run there since they had the two minute warning. Maybe Arians thought Atlanta would be looking run, but obviously they weren't.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:55 PM
Dixon has got to be on the run. Why we are making him a pocket passer? GEEEEEEEEZ

lionslicer
09-12-2010, 03:55 PM
Everyone has put it in Dixon's head that he shouldn't run and take unnecesary risks, but on a play he should have ran, he tried staying in the pocket and throwing until the last possible moment.

gster
09-12-2010, 03:55 PM
that was uglier

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:55 PM
What? DD couldnt look like Ben on his best day.

He just did AGAIN. DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH
That is NOT on the line, that is ALL on the Qb.

figg
09-12-2010, 03:56 PM
Why ask if he knew the rule?

Walt
09-12-2010, 03:56 PM
Well.... thank God we stopped the clock for them so they'd have plenty of time for their winning drive.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:56 PM
Everyone has put it in Dixon's head that he shouldn't run and take unnecesary risks, but on a play he should have ran, he tried staying in the pocket and throwing until the last possible moment.

AGreed

BritishSteel
09-12-2010, 03:56 PM
Two dreadful plays in a row there.

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:57 PM
Why ask if he knew the rule?

He asked ABOUT the spot of the ball which was INCORRECT. And the correct call. I get it you're listening on the radio. GOTCHA

figg
09-12-2010, 03:57 PM
Dixon has got to be on the run. Why we are making him a pocket passer? GEEEEEEEEZ

no shit!

Walt
09-12-2010, 03:57 PM
Time for Troy to make a play!

xXTheSteelKingsXx
09-12-2010, 03:57 PM
TROY!!!!!

gster
09-12-2010, 03:57 PM
interception!!!

figg
09-12-2010, 03:58 PM
run a play quick

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:58 PM
TROY

Walt
09-12-2010, 03:58 PM
Time for Troy to make a play!

CALLED IT!!!!!

figg
09-12-2010, 03:58 PM
its good

Downbylaw
09-12-2010, 03:58 PM
Time for Troy to make a play!

You called it!!!!!!!!!

ricardisimo
09-12-2010, 03:59 PM
Nice.

gster
09-12-2010, 03:59 PM
props to Walt :)

figg
09-12-2010, 03:59 PM
no im watching the game unlike you