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SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 09:34 AM
Game Seven Matchup: Steelers vs. Saints
Gerry Dulac goes inside Halloween night in The Big Easy
Sunday, October 31, 2010
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Game: Steelers (5-1) at New Orleans Saints (4-3), Superdome, New Orleans.
When: 8:20 p.m.
TV: WPXI.
Radio: WDVE-FM (102.5), WBGG-AM (970) and the Steelers Radio Network.
Favored: Steelers by 3.


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/201010/dianasteelers101710_11_500.jpg
Peter Diana / Post-Gazette
Hines Wards has a team-high 24 receptions through six games.




GAME PLAN

When the Saints have the ball: QB Drew Brees is tied for first in the NFL with 14 touchdowns and is third with 2,029 passing yards, but his average yards per attempt is among the lowest in the NFC (7.1). Eight different receivers have 16 or more catches, led by WR Marques Colston (40). But the short passing game has been affected by the absence of RB Reggie Bush, who fractured his fibula in Week 2, and RB Pierre Thomas, the team's leading rusher in 2009, who has missed the past four games with a high-ankle sprain. Both players are not expected to play. Rookie RB Chris Ivory has rushed for 325 yards in their absence. The Saints had three offensive linemen in the Pro Bowl last season -- C Jonathan Goodwin, RG Jahri Evans and RT Jon Stinchcomb -- but the line had problems locating and handling Browns NT Shawn Rodgers in the loss last week.

When the Steelers have the ball: QB Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 559 yards and five TDs with a passer rating of 122.4 in two games since returning. The biggest benefactor has been WR Hines Ward, who has 12 catches for 185 yards and two touchdowns. The Saints have had problems in the secondary. S Darren Sharper just returned from the physically unable to perform list. CB Tracy Porter has been out for a month with a knee injury and is not expected to play. And CB Jabari Greer might return after missing the previous game with a shoulder injury. That means rookie CB Patrick Robinson will get tested by WR Mike Wallace. Because the Saints haven't been playing with the lead, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has not blitzed as much this season, resulting in fewer takeaways.

KEEP AN EYE ON ...

DE Will Smith ... He has just one of the Saints' 12 sacks, but he led the team with 13 in 2009, second best in the NFL. Since being selected with the 18th overall pick in the '04 draft from Ohio State, Smith has had 491/2 sacks and 16 forced fumbles despite often being double-teamed on the edge. He will line against LT Max Starks in the Saints' 4-3 defensive front.

INTANGIBLES

This is the first time the past two Super Bowl champions have met in a regular-season game since Denver (1998 champs) and St. Louis (1999) played Sept. 4, 2000. ... The Steelers have won four consecutive road games, dating to last season, but are 1-2 in the Superdome. They have won three of the past four overall meetings against the Saints since 1990. What's more, the Steelers are 22-4 in their past 26 games against the NFC, including 10-4 under Mike Tomlin. Brees is 8-1 against the AFC since joining the Saints.

KEYS TO VICTORY

To win, the Saints must ...
1. Not have Brees freeze. He has been intercepted eight times in the past three games, three of which have been returned for touchdowns.
2. Not let Mike down the pike. Wallace has five catches of 41 yards or longer and averages a team-best 25.3 yards per catch.
3. Say it 'Aints so. They have turned the ball over 14 times and had five scoring returns against them in seven games.
To win, the Steelers must ...
1. Put some teeth in Ivory. The rookie running back will be facing a defense that hasn't allowed a back more than 48 yards or a gain longer than 14 yards in 2010.
2. Stay Sharp. It is only his second game back from injury, but Sharper is a defensive playmaker who had three of his career 11 TD interception returns in 2009.
3. Lance Moore. The Saints' receiver leads the team with four touchdowns, two of which have been for 41 and 80 yards.
Gerry Dulac: gdulac@post-gazette.com.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10304/1099489-66.stm#ixzz13wmAcWWm

tony hipchest
10-31-2010, 01:57 PM
if the saints pro-bowl center is out and replaced by the rookie, it could be a huge equalizer of aaron smith being gone. plus brees is short. get in his grill and hampton can cause problems.

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 02:24 PM
bahhh 4 1/2 hours to go

Atlanta Dan
10-31-2010, 07:00 PM
P-G reports Saints starting corners Jabari Greer and Tracey Porter have been scratched for tonight, along with running back Pierre Thomas.as well as Reggie Bush

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:07 PM
P-G reports Saints starting corners Jabari Greer and Tracey Porter have been scratched for tonight, along with running back Pierre Thomas.as well as Reggie Bush

SWEET!!!

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 07:12 PM
Wooo! Just got back from trick or treating...have a load of candy and my terrible towel...ready to get this party started!

LET'S GO STEELERS!!!! :tt03: :tt03: :tt03:

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:19 PM
:drink::tt03::drink::tt03::drink::tt03:

Steeler4life1972
10-31-2010, 07:21 PM
Here We Go Steelers!!!! Lets make Brees run for his life!!!

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 07:25 PM
Here we go!

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:28 PM
Halloween Prime Time! Here We Go!

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:31 PM
Damn it's loud Tomlin is screaming in the interview

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:32 PM
that might be the best screen they've run all year

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:33 PM
Nice block by Pouncey
I love this guy

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 07:34 PM
How many 360's will Mendenhall have tonight?

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:35 PM
crap

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:35 PM
How many 360's will Mendenhall have tonight?


As many as it takes

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:35 PM
Sanders learns from the best WR blocker

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:36 PM
Damn, Let's go Defense!

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 07:36 PM
Sanders learns from the best WR blocker

sanders was already a devastating blocker in college. he's an eventual replacement for hines ward

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:38 PM
ugghh troy misses the tackle

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 07:40 PM
polamalu's gonna get fined $200,000 for that :(

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:40 PM
I think he was hearing foot steps

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 07:42 PM
I think he was hearing foot steps

he saw troy's hair flying at him :chuckle:

Steeler4life1972
10-31-2010, 07:42 PM
Totally clean hit!

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:43 PM
Nice job Redman!

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:45 PM
The running game has been weak the past 2 games, looks like it's going to be weak tonight

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:45 PM
Redman holding his knee?

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 07:46 PM
The running game has been weak the past 2 games, looks like it's going to be weak tonight

And NO has no defensive pass coverage. Running game should be there only to set up a couple of nice passes.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:47 PM
Sacked...

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 07:48 PM
nice hit sly

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:48 PM
WOW what hit, but flag. Stevenson is aggressive

Corey_J
10-31-2010, 07:49 PM
whoooooo....................what a hit !

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 07:50 PM
why'd he challenge that? he was down

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:51 PM
Challenged the play, Probably going to be NO's ball

Corey_J
10-31-2010, 07:51 PM
its early , why not ?

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 07:52 PM
you only get 2 challenges thats why. no sense wasting it.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:52 PM
its early , why not ?

Only 2 challenges in a game, considering the Steeler's are versing the Saints, we might need both. Bad Challenge there

Raw Steel
10-31-2010, 07:53 PM
Awful challenge. Whoever is telling Tomlin to challenge this should be given a pink slip tomorrow morning. You could see it in real time he was down. You could see it on the replay he was down. Just a waste of a challenge and a time out.

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 07:53 PM
Waste of a challenge.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:54 PM
3rd and inches, lets stop em here

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 07:56 PM
Stopped!

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 07:57 PM
Stopped!

Nope

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 07:58 PM
I'm still pissed they challenged that fumble

Raw Steel
10-31-2010, 07:59 PM
Steelers got a break there. That was bad call.

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:00 PM
What do you think Troy was saying?

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:00 PM
Steelers got a break there. That was bad call.

dudes fault for not dropping it, he shoulda just stfu and went back to the huddle

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:01 PM
What do you think Troy was saying?

You're going to hell!

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:01 PM
Steelers got a break there. That was bad call.

They didn't show the full replay of it. A steeler came in to separate the two guys(Troy and the Saint player) and the Saint player took a swing at him, which is what they called.

It was the right call.

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:02 PM
awesome blocking on that play

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:02 PM
dudes fault for not dropping it, he shoulda just stfu and went back to the huddle

That was the new "NFL Goddell safer" hit. Troy could have blasted the guy in the chops.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:02 PM
Nice run Moore!

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:04 PM
Ben is WAAAAAAAY off so far tonight.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:04 PM
What's wrong with Rashard these past games, Moore and Redman have gotten more carries while Mendenhall is non-existent

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:05 PM
We need to quit going empty backfield on third and long.

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:05 PM
playcalling is a little too conservative imo

Raw Steel
10-31-2010, 08:05 PM
The line is so confused with the third down blitz right now. There is a player in his face right after the snap.

frunko1
10-31-2010, 08:05 PM
anyone else really pissed off at our play calling right now?

not throwing out of the i formation, 5 wide when they are blitzing, not throwing on first down,

just all around bad playcalling right now, should try no huddle next time

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:05 PM
We've got to start hitting those hot reads or it's going to be a long night

Corey_J
10-31-2010, 08:06 PM
Julius Jones should have been ejected for throwing a punch , what a ***** ! Get em again troy !

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:08 PM
We've got to start hitting those hot reads or it's going to be a long night

either that or stop being so predictable with the playcalling

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:09 PM
What's wrong with Rashard these past games, Moore and Redman have gotten more carries while Mendenhall is non-existent

Tomlin decided to start rotating in Moore every 3rd series

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:09 PM
sanders is a beast!

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:09 PM
Nice run sanders!

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:09 PM
Runback has more yards than our O

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:10 PM
Nice job sanders!!!

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:11 PM
Runback has more yards than our O

that runback has more yards than randle el has for the entire season in punt returns and receptions combined probably

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:12 PM
It seems tomlin wants el's experience near the goal line

PhantomJB93
10-31-2010, 08:13 PM
I love how we finally let Sanders return a punt and he almost takes it to the house. Maybe Tomlin finally got it through his skull that Randle El should NOT be on punt duty lol

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:13 PM
who the hell is MENDINGHALL?

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:15 PM
He tried a 360, but only got 180.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:15 PM
who the hell is MENDINGHALL?

Who the hell is RENDENHALL?

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:15 PM
Hey, I know...lets run directly into the line.

Signed,
BA

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:16 PM
TD!!!!! :tt02::tt02::tt02::tt02::tt02:

Edit: shit, nvm

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:16 PM
TD EL!

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:17 PM
Nice, way to earn your paycheck el

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:17 PM
Gonna be first and goal at the 4 inch line.

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:17 PM
First and goal at the .001 line.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:17 PM
Challenged looks like he didn't make it

steelerchad
10-31-2010, 08:18 PM
No handoffs. Sneak this 4 times if need be.

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:18 PM
Don't get cute Bruce, jumbo package 3x

Walt
10-31-2010, 08:20 PM
We needed six freaking inches... just run a QB sneak!!!

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:21 PM
That actually WAS a touchdown....

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:21 PM
Stopped...

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:22 PM
Essex whiffed on 1st down

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:22 PM
Bruce Arians deserves to be fired during the next commercial break. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WHERE THE **** IS THE QB SNEAK?

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:22 PM
god damnit this was huge

Walt
10-31-2010, 08:22 PM
First down.... RUN A G.D. SNEAK!!!!!!!!! Dumbest freaking play call this season.

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:22 PM
See my earlier post re. running into the center of the line...

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:22 PM
Bruce Arians deserves to be fired during the next commercial break. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WHERE THE **** IS THE QB SNEAK?

Back in Miami

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:23 PM
I'm so disgusted. We have the hardest QB to tackle in the league, he's a ****ing giant. We need 4 inches for a touchdown and we don't run one QB sneak.

Unacceptable.

Walt
10-31-2010, 08:23 PM
TD EL!

El should have been in, but he assumed the fetal position when he saw a guy coming up to hit him. If he would have manned up... he would have scored!

Raw Steel
10-31-2010, 08:23 PM
Awful. The wasted challenged from before could have been used on the second down run (which was in), the Steelers can't get 6 inches on three plays and Johnson the lead blocker misses his block on third down. A total cluster ^#*#^$ by Tomlin, Arians and the offense.

Steeler4life1972
10-31-2010, 08:23 PM
Why do u not pitch that ball out and let your blockers do the work....****in STUPID STUPID STUPID!!!!

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:23 PM
Back in Miami

There's a difference between a QB draw from the 4 and a QB sneak from inside the 1.

MasterOfPuppets
10-31-2010, 08:24 PM
nice series bruce... i guess letting your 250lb qb to go straight ahead would have been too much to ask.

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 08:25 PM
apparently we have no faith in running it straight up the gut?

I can understand not trusting ben with a QB sneak, but why not have redman or heath take a direct snap?

its a complete joke we couldn't convert there

also, Mendy got in one of those attempts but because Tomlin already lost a stupid challenge he wasn't about to challenge again. Seriously, do teams not have a booth of experts staring at monitors to tell coaches what to do? How do teams screw up challenges so badly?

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:27 PM
Who is to blame?

Arians?, Tomlin? - Who is responsible for this ineptitude.

We can't get one fuc&ing yard! Have they ever heard of misdirection? Why do other teams always fool us with the play action and throw to the TE?

I know I shouldn't complain as we are 5-1 but it is so frustrating to see the same damn problem over and over again.

Make LeBeau the OC - at least he will try his hardest to fix it!

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:28 PM
Wow, Harrison didn't get a flag. I thought he was going to get one for sure

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:28 PM
Who is to blame?

Arians?, Tomlin? - Who is responsible for this ineptitude.

We can't get one fuc&ing yard! Have they ever heard of misdirection? Why do other teams always fool us with the play action and throw to the TE?

I know I shouldn't complain as we are 5-1 but it is so frustrating to see the same damn problem over and over again.

Make LeBeau the OC - at least he will try his hardest to fix it!

No need for misdirection. We have a QB built for those situations. You send him in right over the center every time no exceptions.

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:28 PM
You people don't seem to realize that failure has more to do with our ol than arians

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:30 PM
There's a difference between a QB draw from the 4 and a QB sneak from inside the 1.

I'm not the OC

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:30 PM
You people don't seem to realize that failure has more to do with our ol than arians

Not this season. And you won't find another Steeler fan as hard on the O line than I have been for the past 3 years.

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:31 PM
You people don't seem to realize that failure has more to do with our ol than arians

running a misdirection in a goaline situation was a stupid call. when you have 9+ defenders on the line of scrimmage you don't get cute

that was a situation where we needed to punch them in the mouth, not try to fool them

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:31 PM
You people don't seem to realize that failure has more to do with our ol than arians

Why make it 10 times harder for the OL by calling dumb plays? Why make us gain 2-4 yards from the point of the handoff rather than needing a less than a foot from directly snapping it and taking it in?

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:31 PM
Has any bitched about sanders not receiving tthat punt yet

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:32 PM
It's frustrating that both sides of our team can't play top notch at the same time lol.

Defense is looking exceptionally good tonight...so I'm glad about that, especially against Brees. Offense will get there eventually. Both of those close TD call really should have been in, so I'm not too concerned that they won't get down there again.

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:32 PM
Wow...a run directly into the line on 1st down...What are the odds?

Walt
10-31-2010, 08:35 PM
Does our offense ever work on blitz pick up? Seriously... have they ever picked up a blitz?

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:35 PM
Going into the half doesn't look good

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:35 PM
Hot Reads?!?!?!?!

Where are they?!!!

Raw Steel
10-31-2010, 08:36 PM
Whoever is calling the line protection on third down is an idiot. You need to max protect on third down and take your chances a receiver gets open. It's quite moronic, but we know Arians is a moron.

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:36 PM
Damn, pissed he got sacked...but he almost lost Smith on that one lol.

MasterOfPuppets
10-31-2010, 08:37 PM
i remember back in the day when smart offensive cordinators used to use screen passes to counter the blitz

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:38 PM
Arians needs to be better prepared.

We are not picking up the blitz. That means you need to THROW TO THE SIDE THAT IS BLITZING. He did not prepare this team.

I am usually an Arians supporter but this is ridiculous.

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:39 PM
Boom! Harrison!

illmatic
10-31-2010, 08:39 PM
Wow huge hit on Brees by Harrison

Walt
10-31-2010, 08:39 PM
Mr. Brees... meet Mr. Harrison.

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:39 PM
Wow...that was way too hard of a hit for the "New NFL".

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:40 PM
I am usually an Arians supporter

Please leave it's for your own safety

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:42 PM
ike needs to wear those pink gloves all year

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 08:42 PM
Stone Hands!!!

MasterOfPuppets
10-31-2010, 08:42 PM
HOLY SHIT !!!

illmatic
10-31-2010, 08:42 PM
Ike Taylorrrr!!

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:42 PM
Ike Mother Fu**in' Taylor!

I'm scared now.

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:42 PM
Hell is freezing!

Ike made an INT.

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:43 PM
Damn...that was close!

illmatic
10-31-2010, 08:43 PM
Let's hope they get a field goal at least out of this one. Hope that dumb challenge won't cost us

Raw Steel
10-31-2010, 08:43 PM
Sean Payton is Dick LeBeau's bitch right now.

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:44 PM
Nice way to fight for yards Wallace.

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 08:44 PM
ike needs to wear those pink gloves all year

lol if only

maybe by some bizarre reason the bright pink helps him focus on his hands to complete the catch or something

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:44 PM
:banging: :banging: :banging:

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:45 PM
So close ben so close

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:45 PM
SHIT WARD DOWN!
Edit: false alarm he's a figher

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:45 PM
That was weak

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:45 PM
wallace time?

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:46 PM
Completely weak...refs are pissed at the Steelers after last week.

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:48 PM
Fark.

Walt
10-31-2010, 08:48 PM
Ben's not sharp today.

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:48 PM
screen pass!!!!!

screen passs!!!!!

****ing screen

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:48 PM
No now has 0 defensive backs and Ben underthrows his man by 10m yards.

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:49 PM
Damn, that BS penalty killed us.

C'mon Reed. :hope:

illmatic
10-31-2010, 08:49 PM
If he misses Saints will have good field position, not good

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:49 PM
Sigh can't capitalize on that

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 08:49 PM
can we please get a new kicker?

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:49 PM
Farkity fark fark.

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:50 PM
Pathetic Offensive performance!

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 08:50 PM
1st and 20 and we can't get get one ****ing yard in 3 plays.

Now we miss the field goal and they have a huge shot at tying or taking the lead going into halftime.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:50 PM
Reed misses

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:50 PM
can we please get a new kicker?

Why? Cause he missed a 51 yard FG?

Are those gimmies now? lol.

It's not the kickers fault the offense couldn't get a few yards more.

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:50 PM
What a suck. Total collapse by the Steelers in that half.

wow

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:50 PM
Catch the ****ing ball

Raw Steel
10-31-2010, 08:50 PM
Totally dominating this game and we are up 3-0.

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:50 PM
Do the players care that they do this to us fans?

I don't think they care. They are just counting their millions when they get home.

steelerchad
10-31-2010, 08:51 PM
Our offense has killed us tonight.

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 08:51 PM
Why? Cause he missed a 51 yard FG?

Are those gimmies now? lol.

its not that, its when was the last time he has made a clutch kick? I can't remember

MasterOfPuppets
10-31-2010, 08:51 PM
way to go reed.

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:51 PM
Fat boy holding

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:52 PM
I'll say this, if our biggest problem is going into the half up by three, tied or down by 4...I'll take that against this offense.

Our offense needs to wake the hell up though...that's for damn sure.

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:52 PM
Ben is shaking his head because he wishes he could play like that

steelerchad
10-31-2010, 08:52 PM
Damn, that BS penalty killed us.

C'mon Reed. :hope:

That was a BS penalty. That crap is never called.
Reed is hurting his chances for his big payday. He's missed some makeable kicks this year.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:52 PM
Wow!

Walt
10-31-2010, 08:53 PM
Hot knife through butter....

Raw Steel
10-31-2010, 08:53 PM
William Gay is soooooooooo bad.

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:53 PM
Thank god we didn't give Reed an extended contract

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:53 PM
I'll say this, if our biggest problem is going into the half up by three, tied or down by 4...I'll take that against this offense.

Our offense needs to wake the hell up though...that's for damn sure.

What offense, This year they have sucked.

Walt
10-31-2010, 08:54 PM
Totally dominating this game and we are up 3-0.

Not up for long...

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:54 PM
What a suck. Total collapse by the Steelers in that half.

wow

You know what...I normally get really annoyed with you, but I realized why I like it now. Everytime you get really pissed off and negative, the Steelers make a play and usually end up winning the game (this year at least).

You are our good luck charm...hate on man, hate on. :thumbsup:

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:55 PM
What offense, This year they have sucked.

Don't you know by now, they always suck. That's why the Steelers always lose...duh.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 08:55 PM
Phew just a FG try

Edit: NVM

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:55 PM
"The best drop of the night"

Great comment

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:55 PM
Brees is holding up pretty good for all the shots that he's taken. Still accurate too

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 08:56 PM
Ok, I'll leave you guys to spew your negativity all over the place here...it'll just annoy the crap outta me.

See ya after the game! :tt03:

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:56 PM
They shouldn't have called a TO!

The saints would have failed!

DoctorCAD
10-31-2010, 08:56 PM
Don't you know by now, they always suck. That's why the Steelers always lose...duh.

Whatever, you can be happy with this performance all you want.

I expect much better.

SteelMusic
10-31-2010, 08:56 PM
Arians is an idiot. That is all.

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:56 PM
Negativity!?!?!?

This is pretty bad!

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 08:57 PM
I'll say this, if our biggest problem is going into the half up by three, tied or down by 4...I'll take that against this offense.

Our offense needs to wake the hell up though...that's for damn sure.

This isn't the same saints offense, they're not scoring like they were last season, they don't really have a running game and they're not feasting on turn overs like they were a year ago.

But you're right, we've been able to move our offense on them and we've mostly been shutting their offense down, we just haven't been punching it in.

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 08:57 PM
:coffee:Horrible gameday coach

MasterOfPuppets
10-31-2010, 08:57 PM
hold em for 28 and a half minutes, then let em drive right down the field in 1 minute... nice D strategy...

ETL
10-31-2010, 08:58 PM
Has Ben been drinking?!?!

Maybe he's thinking too much about partying after the game

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 08:59 PM
well, the defense is doing a great job. offense needs to get out of this funk

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 09:00 PM
:coffee:Horrible gameday coach

:coffee: foolish gameday fan

steelerchad
10-31-2010, 09:00 PM
That was a bad offensive performance for the first half. D was lights out.
Let's go offense, get the chains moving.

SteelCityMom
10-31-2010, 09:01 PM
Whatever, you can be happy with this performance all you want.

I expect much better.

Yes, I know...I've heard your rants and raves before. You're never satisfied and only comment when there's bad plays.

And never said I was happy with the performance so far, I just don't throw down like a drama queen every time a play doesn't work out. There's a difference.

Anyhow, gonna go enjoy the game with my daughter who doesn't annoy and depress the shit out of me.

Enjoy the rest of this defensive matchup...it's going to be a good one! :tt03:

illmatic
10-31-2010, 09:01 PM
This could have and should have been 14-0. Disastrous way to end the half

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 09:02 PM
hold em for 28 and a half minutes, then let em drive right down the field in 1 minute... nice D strategy...

They had great field position because of a missed Reed kick and the one big play they completed was just a great play by Brees who was under pressure.


All of the failure in first half is on Arians and the offense. Between the failure to punch it in and the failure to get into a more comfortable FG range by not gaining a single yard in a 1st and 20 situation with three tries.

The offense's(Mainly Arians') ineptitude in important situations has turned a 10-0 lead(what it should be) into a 3-3 tie.

VegasStlrFan
10-31-2010, 09:02 PM
Has Ben been drinking?!?!

Maybe he's thinking too much about partying after the game

Thinking about hunting CO-eds!

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 09:02 PM
Not this season. And you won't find another Steeler fan as hard on the O line than I have been for the past 3 years.


If you've got tivo or dvr go back and watch that series. Our offensive line got zero push in that series. Essex was a freaking turnstile on 1st down.

MasterOfPuppets
10-31-2010, 09:03 PM
That was a bad offensive performance for the first half. D was lights out.
Let's go offense, get the chains moving.
too bad they turned the lights out with a minute and a half still on the clock...:banging:

Steel_Bus_24
10-31-2010, 09:03 PM
What a horrible display by our O..............its shades of that 08 Eagles game

Love how we run for 15 yards and then come out 5 wide and completely remove the threat of PA

Can't punch it in from 1st and inches....

The only thing we can be thankful for is that they haven't turned it over yet

Pray our D gets 2 more turnovers

dcsteel5804
10-31-2010, 09:04 PM
I just got online, have we discussed the lack of a running game yet ( I mean consistent run game )

PhantomJB93
10-31-2010, 09:04 PM
So who else thinks we should start the second half off with an onside kick?

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 09:06 PM
So who else thinks we should start the second half off with an onside kick?

Not I

MasterOfPuppets
10-31-2010, 09:07 PM
time for the no huddle

Kanata-Steeler
10-31-2010, 09:08 PM
What pathetic Offensive drives thus far !
Geeezus, I hope the 2nd half is not like this.

dcsteel5804
10-31-2010, 09:11 PM
Defense is gonna have to win this game IMHO. Only way the offense gets moving is if we start running the ball effectively

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 09:11 PM
Deputy searches for a man who shot a pregnant women. On the channel I'm watching online. Really wtf is wrong with you. She prob looks like a hippo and you shot her. Obviously she is pregnant

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:12 PM
I hope this game doesn't get away from the Steelers. Playing solid defense, offense not so much. The Steelers should be able to take advantage of the Saints defense.

dcsteel5804
10-31-2010, 09:12 PM
And Jeff Reed is officially gone at the end of the year

Corey_J
10-31-2010, 09:12 PM
We need to run the damn ball ! Not that hard to understand...................

SmashmouthFootball
10-31-2010, 09:12 PM
Start the half out with a bad special teams play. Not good.

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 09:14 PM
So who else thinks we should start the second half off with an onside kick?

wouldn't have turned out much worse than their return

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:14 PM
Not getting a good feeling about this game. Too close.

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:15 PM
Oh boy...

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 09:16 PM
Not looking good

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 09:16 PM
Polamalu with a big hit

illmatic
10-31-2010, 09:17 PM
God, win lose or draw, I freakin love Polamalu

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:17 PM
Now can the Steelers do what the Saints did earlier? Doubt it.

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:18 PM
2nd

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 09:18 PM
Let's stop em here for a FG only

illmatic
10-31-2010, 09:18 PM
Hopefully this upcoming touchdown by the Saints will cause our offense to wake up and get something done

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:19 PM
1st

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:19 PM
lol, that looked funny

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 09:19 PM
No Polamalu how could you?

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 09:20 PM
come on, one more (again) lol

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:20 PM
wow, stopping a lot, 1 more time

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:21 PM
nice

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 09:21 PM
STOPPED!!!

4th and goal and have only gone backwards!

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 09:21 PM
Nice job d!!!

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 09:21 PM
valiant effort by our defense, we can't let this effort go to waste, come on offense

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 09:21 PM
Now can the Steelers do what the Saints did earlier? Doubt it.

Hopefully this upcoming touchdown by the Saints will cause our offense to wake up and get something done

FACED!!!

:tt02:

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:22 PM
Ok, let go offense, get your shit together

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 09:22 PM
Good job D! Let's do this offense!

Walt
10-31-2010, 09:22 PM
I don't feel so bad about us not scoring from the 6 inch line now. Our defense returned the favor.

illmatic
10-31-2010, 09:22 PM
Hopefully this upcoming touchdown by the Saints will cause our offense to wake up and get something done

My jinx worked! :tt02:

dcsteel5804
10-31-2010, 09:22 PM
Now lets see if the offense can do anything

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:22 PM
Faced? That must be one of those young kid things...

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 09:23 PM
My jinx worked! :tt02:

now jinx us by saying we wont score lol

steelerchad
10-31-2010, 09:23 PM
Let's get it going O.

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:24 PM
lmao

Steeler4life1972
10-31-2010, 09:24 PM
Perfect example of bend dont break defense!!!

steelerchad
10-31-2010, 09:24 PM
Something tells me Wallace may be there for a deep one if Ben can throw it far enough.

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 09:24 PM
Oh sanders...phew...

Fire Arians
10-31-2010, 09:24 PM
whew man.. sometimes you gotta go down kid.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 09:24 PM
Lucky break

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 09:25 PM
Sanders you've got to stop doing that

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:25 PM
Almost as bad as Mendy constant need to spin. Was he born in a blender?

Steeler4life1972
10-31-2010, 09:25 PM
Catching my breath on that one...the defense needs a breather...lets get a long drive!!!

Steeler4life1972
10-31-2010, 09:27 PM
Damn we need to spread their offense and start passing!!!

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:27 PM
Hotel down again.

sharkweek
10-31-2010, 09:27 PM
well Adams going down will give everyone a breather...not good though.

Steeler4life1972
10-31-2010, 09:27 PM
Flozzell's career is done after this year

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 09:28 PM
We need to run better! What's going on with Mendy?

ETL
10-31-2010, 09:28 PM
Legursky should be back in. essex has not helped with the run.

theplatypus
10-31-2010, 09:28 PM
Please just be a bump

dcsteel5804
10-31-2010, 09:28 PM
The line is always our achilies heel. At least we got the first piece of the puzzle with Pouncey

Raw Steel
10-31-2010, 09:28 PM
NO. kicker got hurt on the last kickoff. Let's see if he comes back. Could make things interesting.

Steeler4life1972
10-31-2010, 09:29 PM
Gonna have to pass to win this game...lets get wallace deep with his speed!

4n2t0
10-31-2010, 09:29 PM
Steelers100 yards of total offense not getting the job done.

SH-Rock
10-31-2010, 09:30 PM
Ben has an hour on that