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thumper
05-11-2011, 03:05 PM
Home:

Baltimore, - WIN
Cincinnati, - WIN
Cleveland, - WIN
Jacksonville, - WIN
Tennessee, - WIN
New England, - LOSS
St. Louis, - WIN
Seattle - WIN

Away:

Baltimore, - LOSS. Maybe not. But....
Cincinnati, - WIN
Cleveland, - WIN
Houston, - WIN
Indianapolis, - LOSS
Kansas City, - LOSS - KC much improved even over last season.
Arizona, - WIN
San Francisco - WIN

12-4. Of course, we thought we had a cake schedule a few
years ago and lost 5 in a row vs. bad teams, so you never know.
If we have to face Brady in play offs, we probably lose. I don't see
anything that will change with this team in terms of not being able
to defense elite QBs. I don't see how anything they did in the draft
or they will do in free agency that is going to change that trend.

55BaileyFan
05-11-2011, 03:07 PM
Home:

Baltimore, - WIN
Cincinnati, - WIN
Cleveland, - WIN
Jacksonville, - WIN
Tennessee, - WIN
New England, - LOSS
St. Louis, - WIN
Seattle - WIN

Away:

Baltimore, - LOSS. Maybe not. But....
Cincinnati, - WIN
Cleveland, - WIN
Houston, - WIN
Indianapolis, - LOSS
Kansas City, - LOSS - KC much improved even over last season.
Arizona, - WIN
San Francisco - WIN

12-4. Of course, we thought we had a cake schedule a few
years ago and lost 5 in a row vs. bad teams, so you never know.
If we have to face Brady in play offs, we probably lose. I don't see
anything that will change with this team in terms of not being able
to defense elite QBs. I don't see how anything they did in the draft
or they will do in free agency that is going to change that trend.

I think we finish 13-3, losses to Baltimore, New England and a toss up between Indy and Houston. We should beat one but I don't think we will beat both.

thumper
05-11-2011, 04:22 PM
I think we finish 13-3, losses to Baltimore, New England and a toss up between Indy and Houston. We should beat one but I don't think we will beat both.

I still don't think Houston will be quite there yet. They drafted massive
on D but all those rooks won't be ready to produce year 1. Maybe 1 or
2 but not all of them. Indy had a down year and may be due for a rebound.
They lost tons of players, and important ones like Dallas Clark.

55BaileyFan
05-11-2011, 04:26 PM
I still don't think Houston will be quite there yet. They drafted massive
on D but all those rooks won't be ready to produce year 1. Maybe 1 or
2 but not all of them. Indy had a down year and may be due for a rebound.
They lost tons of players, and important ones like Dallas Clark.

Thing with Peyton though is he is hit and miss against us. He can't move around so if we get a pass rush on him and can't sit back and throw. Schaub is a bit more mobile (not by much) and they have no problem just sitting back and throwing on us all day. It all depends on our secondary.

thumper
05-11-2011, 04:29 PM
But Houston's D is pathetic. Can't hold any lead at all. Indy will turn
loss those fast DEs once they get a lead on you and they are tough
to stop when they pin their ears back and don't have to worry about
the rush.

Farrior_roirraW
05-11-2011, 05:38 PM
I don't see how we don't finish at least 12-4.

For some reason when I first saw the schedule I thought it was tougher but looking at the opponents now...

StainlessStill
05-11-2011, 08:38 PM
I literally picked last year to a TEE, writeups and all. Since the lockout is hanging over the season and there is no FA period OR camps being started, I'll give a quick gut feeling.


Sunday, Sept. 11 -- Steelers at Baltimore- L
Sunday, Sept. 18 -- Steelers vs Seattle-W
Sunday, Sept. 25 -- Steelers at Indianapolis-W
Sunday, Oct. 2 -- Steelers at Houston- L
Sunday, Oct. 9 -- Steelers vs Tennessee-W
Sunday, Oct. 16 -- Steelers vs Jacksonville-L
Sunday, Oct. 23 -- Steelers at Arizona-W
Sunday, Oct. 30 -- Steelers vs New England-L
Sunday, Nov. 6 -- Steelers vs Baltimore-W
Sunday, Nov. 13 -- Steelers at Cincinnati-W
Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Bye
Sunday, Nov. 27 -- Steelers at Kansas City- W
Sunday, Dec. 4 -- Steelers vs Cincinnati-W
Thursday, Dec. 8 -- Steelers vs Cleveland-W
Monday, Dec. 19 -- Steelers at San Francisco-W
Saturday, Dec. 24 -- Steelers vs St. Louis-W
Sunday, Jan. 1 -- Steelers at Cleveland-W


I want to say 11-5, but 12-4 is looking more and more realistic to me.

IMHO, I think the first 6 games are brutal, minus Seattle. Opening up AT a thirsty Baltimore team, coming back home and then going on the road for back to back weeks in domes with Indy and Houston, who have vicious passing attacks, esp Houston with Andre Johnson could be a tough stretch.

We won't over-look an Indy team but that Houston game could be a tricky-trap game. Coming back home to two former, physical rivals in Tenn/Jax won't be a cake-walk and JAX always starts off the season hot. Even going TO Arizona, where we NEVER play good in that dome and then New England a week after is a stretch. Until we can show we can slow Brady down, I don't like our chances against N.E.

We'll split with Baltimore and then sweep our other division opponents with ease. Starting the second half of the season after the BYE starting with K.C should be the "taking care of business" mode. Traveling to San Fran could be a late trap but we should handle any team in that stank division with a new head coach. I'm sure John will give Jim some pointers....

11-5/12-4.

55BaileyFan
05-11-2011, 09:34 PM
I literally picked last year to a TEE, writeups and all. Since the lockout is hanging over the season and there is no FA period OR camps being started, I'll give a quick gut feeling.


Sunday, Sept. 11 -- Steelers at Baltimore- L
Sunday, Sept. 18 -- Steelers vs Seattle-W
Sunday, Sept. 25 -- Steelers at Indianapolis-W
Sunday, Oct. 2 -- Steelers at Houston- L
Sunday, Oct. 9 -- Steelers vs Tennessee-W
Sunday, Oct. 16 -- Steelers vs Jacksonville-L
Sunday, Oct. 23 -- Steelers at Arizona-W
Sunday, Oct. 30 -- Steelers vs New England-L
Sunday, Nov. 6 -- Steelers vs Baltimore-W
Sunday, Nov. 13 -- Steelers at Cincinnati-W
Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Bye
Sunday, Nov. 27 -- Steelers at Kansas City- W
Sunday, Dec. 4 -- Steelers vs Cincinnati-W
Thursday, Dec. 8 -- Steelers vs Cleveland-W
Monday, Dec. 19 -- Steelers at San Francisco-W
Saturday, Dec. 24 -- Steelers vs St. Louis-W
Sunday, Jan. 1 -- Steelers at Cleveland-W


I want to say 11-5, but 12-4 is looking more and more realistic to me.

IMHO, I think the first 6 games are brutal, minus Seattle. Opening up AT a thirsty Baltimore team, coming back home and then going on the road for back to back weeks in domes with Indy and Houston, who have vicious passing attacks, esp Houston with Andre Johnson could be a tough stretch.

We won't over-look an Indy team but that Houston game could be a tricky-trap game. Coming back home to two former, physical rivals in Tenn/Jax won't be a cake-walk and JAX always starts off the season hot. Even going TO Arizona, where we NEVER play good in that dome and then New England a week after is a stretch. Until we can show we can slow Brady down, I don't like our chances against N.E.

We'll split with Baltimore and then sweep our other division opponents with ease. Starting the second half of the season after the BYE starting with K.C should be the "taking care of business" mode. Traveling to San Fran could be a late trap but we should handle any team in that stank division with a new head coach. I'm sure John will give Jim some pointers....

11-5/12-4.

No way we lose to Jacksonville. Their QB is in shambles and their D is suspect. Ben will pick them apart and our D will eat MJD up.

steelerchad
05-11-2011, 10:24 PM
No way we lose to Jacksonville. Their QB is in shambles and their D is suspect. Ben will pick them apart and our D will eat MJD up.

Garrard had a pretty decent year last year. Jones Drew won't hurt us on the ground but he could in the short passing game. Jax always plays us tough and this will be no different.

ggoldman
05-12-2011, 04:39 AM
Is that first game of the season without big Ben? Because he never loses to Joe Flacco. Sure its been close almost every time, but we always squeak out a win when its Roethlisberger vs. Flacco

rangerman
05-12-2011, 11:23 AM
i think at best 14-2 at worst 12-4

thumper
05-12-2011, 12:59 PM
No way we lose to Jacksonville. Their QB is in shambles and their D is suspect. Ben will pick them apart and our D will eat MJD up.

The thing with Jax is that their coach and QB know this is their
last chance - play offs of bust. Owner has stated it, everyone
knows it. But with that known, they draft a QB in the 1st round
who can't help them this year so that team could be in trouble.
It will be hard for them to have good chemistry with all that
going on. Then again, they could take a "us against the world"
tude and play over their heads.

Fire Arians
05-12-2011, 01:26 PM
we will beat new england this time

StainlessStill
05-12-2011, 04:01 PM
No way we lose to Jacksonville. Their QB is in shambles and their D is suspect. Ben will pick them apart and our D will eat MJD up.

Only reason why I think JAX can bite us is because we consistently struggle against their team year in and year out since we understand our own philosophy's. It's not necc the JAX team straight up but the stretch leading up to that beforehand. You look at @ Houston (dome team + an air it out, passing attack) Tennessee (same realm as Jacksonville, former rivals, physical) and then Jax, somewhere along there we could slip so Jax could be that week.

stb_steeler
05-12-2011, 04:42 PM
I literally picked last year to a TEE, writeups and all. Since the lockout is hanging over the season and there is no FA period OR camps being started, I'll give a quick gut feeling.


Sunday, Sept. 11 -- Steelers at Baltimore- L
Sunday, Sept. 18 -- Steelers vs Seattle-W
Sunday, Sept. 25 -- Steelers at Indianapolis-W
Sunday, Oct. 2 -- Steelers at Houston- L
Sunday, Oct. 9 -- Steelers vs Tennessee-W
Sunday, Oct. 16 -- Steelers vs Jacksonville-L
Sunday, Oct. 23 -- Steelers at Arizona-W
Sunday, Oct. 30 -- Steelers vs New England-L
Sunday, Nov. 6 -- Steelers vs Baltimore-W
Sunday, Nov. 13 -- Steelers at Cincinnati-W
Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Bye
Sunday, Nov. 27 -- Steelers at Kansas City- W
Sunday, Dec. 4 -- Steelers vs Cincinnati-W
Thursday, Dec. 8 -- Steelers vs Cleveland-W
Monday, Dec. 19 -- Steelers at San Francisco-W
Saturday, Dec. 24 -- Steelers vs St. Louis-W
Sunday, Jan. 1 -- Steelers at Cleveland-W


I want to say 11-5, but 12-4 is looking more and more realistic to me.

IMHO, I think the first 6 games are brutal, minus Seattle. Opening up AT a thirsty Baltimore team, coming back home and then going on the road for back to back weeks in domes with Indy and Houston, who have vicious passing attacks, esp Houston with Andre Johnson could be a tough stretch.

We won't over-look an Indy team but that Houston game could be a tricky-trap game. Coming back home to two former, physical rivals in Tenn/Jax won't be a cake-walk and JAX always starts off the season hot. Even going TO Arizona, where we NEVER play good in that dome and then New England a week after is a stretch. Until we can show we can slow Brady down, I don't like our chances against N.E.

We'll split with Baltimore and then sweep our other division opponents with ease. Starting the second half of the season after the BYE starting with K.C should be the "taking care of business" mode. Traveling to San Fran could be a late trap but we should handle any team in that stank division with a new head coach. I'm sure John will give Jim some pointers....

11-5/12-4.

WOW dude, u have us loosing to Texans and Jags......I hope your wrong on this one....lol

StainlessStill
05-12-2011, 05:08 PM
WOW dude, u have us loosing to Texans and Jags......I hope your wrong on this one....lol

Don't pay attention to the teams or how they performed last season. The Steelers struggle in domes as it is and we have back to back weeks on the road against air it out teams. If we don't re-sign Ike, who is going to cover Andre Johnson? Think about it:noidea: Jacksonville is always a team we struggle with no matter what the record. Those will be tough games to win IMHO. Remember this is pre-lockout predictions before free agency and camps even start, let alone the lockout! :tt04:

stb_steeler
05-12-2011, 05:13 PM
Don't pay attention to the teams or how they performed last season. The Steelers struggle in domes as it is and we have back to back weeks on the road against air it out teams. If we don't re-sign Ike, who is going to cover Andre Johnson? Think about it:noidea: Jacksonville is always a team we struggle with no matter what the record. Those will be tough games to win IMHO. Remember this is pre-lockout predictions before free agency and camps even start, let alone the lockout! :tt04:

Agreed.......but hopefuly someday we will come out of the gate tearin some one a new azz...... I know we always struggled with Jags, but i always like to think of it as well, that was the past, this time we'll get em! :thumbsup:

ebsteelers
05-13-2011, 12:19 PM
any where from 14-2 to 11-5. only reason i say 11-5 is you know there will be game where we crap our on the west coast (cards, 49ers)... just look at last year bills, year before chiefs, raiders
most likely not 49ers, late season game


whys everyone thinking we lose to balt week 1?


i'll just go all peppismistic




Sunday, Sept. 11 -- Steelers at Baltimore- L
Sunday, Sept. 18 -- Steelers vs Seattle-W
Sunday, Sept. 25 -- Steelers at Indianapolis-L
Sunday, Oct. 2 -- Steelers at Houston- L
Sunday, Oct. 9 -- Steelers vs Tennessee-W
Sunday, Oct. 16 -- Steelers vs Jacksonville-W
Sunday, Oct. 23 -- Steelers at Arizona-W
Sunday, Oct. 30 -- Steelers vs New England-L
Sunday, Nov. 6 -- Steelers vs Baltimore-W
Sunday, Nov. 13 -- Steelers at Cincinnati-W
Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Bye
Sunday, Nov. 27 -- Steelers at Kansas City- L
Sunday, Dec. 4 -- Steelers vs Cincinnati-W
Thursday, Dec. 8 -- Steelers vs Cleveland-W
Monday, Dec. 19 -- Steelers at San Francisco-L
Saturday, Dec. 24 -- Steelers vs St. Louis-W
Sunday, Jan. 1 -- Steelers at Cleveland-W

thats 10-6 and thats if we really shit our pants



Sunday, Sept. 11 -- Steelers at Baltimore- W
Sunday, Sept. 18 -- Steelers vs Seattle-W
Sunday, Sept. 25 -- Steelers at Indianapolis-W
Sunday, Oct. 2 -- Steelers at Houston- W could go either way, schaubs overrated but playing colts weeks before could get us ready for them
Sunday, Oct. 9 -- Steelers vs Tennessee-W
Sunday, Oct. 16 -- Steelers vs Jacksonville-W
Sunday, Oct. 23 -- Steelers at Arizona-W
Sunday, Oct. 30 -- Steelers vs New England-L
Sunday, Nov. 6 -- Steelers vs Baltimore-W if anything i think pitt might lose this one rather then week 1, depends on how we do week before vs pats
Sunday, Nov. 13 -- Steelers at Cincinnati-W
Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Bye
Sunday, Nov. 27 -- Steelers at Kansas City- W
Sunday, Dec. 4 -- Steelers vs Cincinnati-W
Thursday, Dec. 8 -- Steelers vs Cleveland-W
Monday, Dec. 19 -- Steelers at San Francisco-L
Saturday, Dec. 24 -- Steelers vs St. Louis-W
Sunday, Jan. 1 -- Steelers at Cleveland-W


anywhere from 13-3 to 11-5 is most realistic,

thumper
05-13-2011, 02:17 PM
we will beat new england this time

I don't see any logical reason this would happen unless
they have lots of injuries. Their style of offense is just
what the Dr. ordered to beat us. And we have made no
additions in the secondary that will upgrade our pass D,
and, if anything, may be losing our best CB (Ike).

bornaSteelersfan
05-13-2011, 04:37 PM
The only losses I see:

Sunday, Oct. 23 -- Steelers at Arizona (We always seem to lose one game against a team we should never lose to. They know how we play because they copy us. It is in Arizona. Plus we will be looking forward to NE the following week)

Sunday, Nov. 6 -- Steelers vs Baltimore (After beating NE the previous week, our team is battered and bruised. Even though this is a home game, it will be the one Baltimore gets this year)

Sunday, Nov. 27 -- Steelers at Kansas City (KC is a very good team and will only be getting better. They will simply outscore us. Score will be over 50 points total combined. It is very hard to win in Arrowhead)

Sunday, Jan. 1 -- Steelers at Cleveland (I know you all will berate for this, but it is the last game of the season, we will already have home field advantage with only 3 losses and beating out NE as well as Indy so this game is unimportant. We will be giving some of our new drafts a little time on the field)

thumper
05-13-2011, 05:46 PM
The only losses I see:

Sunday, Oct. 23 -- Steelers at Arizona (We always seem to lose one game against a team we should never lose to. They know how we play because they copy us. It is in Arizona. Plus we will be looking forward to NE the following week)

Until they get a QB who is, ummm, like better than I would be, they
won't win many games. Normally I would agree that we have a tough
game beating a AZ kind of team in AZ but I really think they took a major
step backward since our SB, starting with losing a HOF-level QB and major
losses on D. Maybe if they land a McNabb or a vet who can offer some
semblance of QB play, we don't lose this one.

Sunday, Nov. 6 -- Steelers vs Baltimore (After beating NE the previous week, our team is battered and bruised. Even though this is a home game, it will be the one Baltimore gets this year)

I have us losing to NE so I don't see them losing this one. They will be
pissed and hungry after being embarrassed in NE.

Sunday, Nov. 27 -- Steelers at Kansas City (KC is a very good team and will only be getting better. They will simply outscore us. Score will be over 50 points total combined. It is very hard to win in Arrowhead)

KC is tough to beat in KC, especially since they have got much better in
the last 2 years. BUT, as they are now, they are built to win with rushing the
ball, and Pgh kills teams who have to rush to win. They added that WR from
PITT, who seems like he has a tude problem. If they don't upgrade their
pass attack, we win, unless they win the turn over and special team battles.
I see what Balt. did to them in the play offs and feel it would go down similar
with Pgh. KC could not muster any offense once their rush was shut down.
They were quite pathetic trying to throw the ball.


Sunday, Jan. 1 -- Steelers at Cleveland (I know you all will berate for this, but it is the last game of the season, we will already have home field advantage with only 3 losses and beating out NE as well as Indy so this game is unimportant. We will be giving some of our new drafts a little time on the field)


We lose only if we have no reason to win. I am doubtful we will have
home field locked up throughout. Several teams will have as many
wins as us, most likely.

bornaSteelersfan
05-13-2011, 06:10 PM
thumper, thanks for picking apart my entire theory.

NE didn't really improve their D-line and we will be all over them this year.

KC threw twice as many passing TD's as rushing TD's last year so I don't know what you mean about them being a rushing team. Plus their Special Teams are scary (ours is weak).

Once again, we lose to AZ not because of their great offense, but because we are not prepared for the heat, dryness, and we will be looking to NE.

thumper
05-13-2011, 08:41 PM
thumper, thanks for picking apart my entire theory.


No offense intended, just giving my sincere opinions.

NE didn't really improve their D-line and we will be all over them this year.

Their D line is not the problem; Brady ripping us to shreds is. Belichick
knows one thing when he plays us: Don't let Pgh run. And he can do
this without having studs on his DL. He does it with scheme and intelligence.

KC threw twice as many passing TD's as rushing TD's last year so I don't know what you mean about them being a rushing team. Plus their Special Teams are scary (ours is weak).

KC lead the league in rushing yards. They were 30th in passing yards
per game. Again, rushing #1, passing #30. So, I don't know why their
passing TDs were twice what rushing TDs were, but let's not be
insane and claim a team #30 in passing and #1 in rushing indicates
that the team was a quality passing team. Mmm K? A team facing Pgh
with a #30 ranked passing attack is not likely to beat Pgh, just as they
weren't likely to beat Balt. and we saw what happened there. And, of
the passing yards KC did have, much of it was with screens and short
passes to backs, etc. I believe my points remain valid.

Once again, we lose to AZ not because of their great offense, but because we are not prepared for the heat, dryness, and we will be looking to NE.[/QUOTE]

steeltheone
05-14-2011, 08:07 AM
Sunday, Sept. 11 -- Steelers at Baltimore- L
Sunday, Sept. 18 -- Steelers vs Seattle-W
Sunday, Sept. 25 -- Steelers at Indianapolis-L
Sunday, Oct. 2 -- Steelers at Houston- W
Sunday, Oct. 9 -- Steelers vs Tennessee-W
Sunday, Oct. 16 -- Steelers vs Jacksonville-L
Sunday, Oct. 23 -- Steelers at Arizona-W
Sunday, Oct. 30 -- Steelers vs New England-L
Sunday, Nov. 6 -- Steelers vs Baltimore-W
Sunday, Nov. 13 -- Steelers at Cincinnati-L
Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Bye
Sunday, Nov. 27 -- Steelers at Kansas City- L
Sunday, Dec. 4 -- Steelers vs Cincinnati-W
Thursday, Dec. 8 -- Steelers vs Cleveland-W
Monday, Dec. 19 -- Steelers at San Francisco-L
Saturday, Dec. 24 -- Steelers vs St. Louis-W
Sunday, Jan. 1 -- Steelers at Cleveland-W

9 and 7 possibly 10 and 6

55BaileyFan
05-14-2011, 10:16 AM
Sunday, Sept. 11 -- Steelers at Baltimore- L
Sunday, Sept. 18 -- Steelers vs Seattle-W
Sunday, Sept. 25 -- Steelers at Indianapolis-L
Sunday, Oct. 2 -- Steelers at Houston- W
Sunday, Oct. 9 -- Steelers vs Tennessee-W
Sunday, Oct. 16 -- Steelers vs Jacksonville-L
Sunday, Oct. 23 -- Steelers at Arizona-W
Sunday, Oct. 30 -- Steelers vs New England-L
Sunday, Nov. 6 -- Steelers vs Baltimore-W
Sunday, Nov. 13 -- Steelers at Cincinnati-L
Sunday, Nov. 20 -- Bye
Sunday, Nov. 27 -- Steelers at Kansas City- L
Sunday, Dec. 4 -- Steelers vs Cincinnati-W
Thursday, Dec. 8 -- Steelers vs Cleveland-W
Monday, Dec. 19 -- Steelers at San Francisco-L
Saturday, Dec. 24 -- Steelers vs St. Louis-W
Sunday, Jan. 1 -- Steelers at Cleveland-W

9 and 7 possibly 10 and 6

No way.
Baltimore- L I think that the opening game we will lose
Colts- W I don't see us losing to Peyton Manning, the Colts are on a down turn...they have no running game a poor D-Line and their secondary is as suspect as ours.
Jags- W I don't think we will lose to Jacksonville. They rely on their run game that will be non-existent against us.
New England- L We seem to suck against Tom Brady (2-5) all time.
KC- W I don't understand why everyone is on their band wagon. They win by running and Baltimore shut that down in the post season, and Cassel can easily be pressured into poor choices.
San Fran- W I don't see how we could lose to them, I don't see the talent.

12-4 Maybe 11-5 but I would not be surprised if we finish 13-3.

PittSteelers2010
05-22-2011, 11:17 PM
12-4. On the contrary I think we can beat NE. Loss against Indy, Houston, Baltimore and trap game which is really unpredictable. I'd put Cleveland for the hell of it.

thumper
05-23-2011, 04:38 PM
12-4. On the contrary I think we can beat NE. Loss against Indy, Houston, Baltimore and trap game which is really unpredictable. I'd put Cleveland for the hell of it.

We aren't going to beat NE, unless we get a pass rush that gets
to Brady. And it's doubtful we will. Belichick knows how to beat
our 3-4 like a drum. They end up with their slot guys being covered
by LBs, and we never win that match up. We don't match up well
against that team, period.