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ebsteelers
08-18-2011, 08:11 AM
Here we go Steelers! here we go!!!!

on national tv= equal watching it on the big screen

:tt04:

ebsteelers
08-18-2011, 08:21 AM
Things To Look for Tonight:

1) Do we come out flat again ?

2) How does the secondary look against probably the best wr core will see all pre-season?

3) O-Line? Wanna block anyone?

4) Special Teams? better coverage, better returns


add along boys, im sure im missing plenty

ebsteelers
08-18-2011, 08:28 AM
few players im watching for

tony hill at right guard

lewis, brown, how do they do early on?

any chance sly moves up to ilb # 3, moving a head of foote?

does redman rumble again this week?

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 08:44 AM
Ben- Hopefully the work he's put in the last two off seasons will translate into hitting WR in stride, quicker reads etc
Hills and Gilbert
Curtis Brown
Antonio Brown
Cotchery
No injuries

BIGNASTY91
08-18-2011, 09:01 AM
I want to see Ben get the deep ball on target!
Our O-line to improve and start to gel together!
See some more smash mouth football from Redman!
To see if Cromartie can continue to impress!
See Suisham continue to gain confidence
And our D put Vick on his back several time!!!
( I'm not asking for too much am I ????)
:tt03: :tt03: :tt03:

steeltheone
08-18-2011, 09:02 AM
Im wondering if the Iggles will move up and down the field with ease....It would be nice to stop them cold.

SteelCityMom
08-18-2011, 09:09 AM
(Moved this to the Game Reporter section and added the teams to the title of the thread....thanks for starting the thread today eb! I probably would have forgotten until much later today lol)


Tomlin on Week 2 of preseason
Posted 4 hours ago
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Tomlin-on-Week-2-of-preseason/23480af7-3e0f-4d1f-aebd-86f058ac2433

Coach Mike Tomlin discusses some issues on the eve of the second preseason game, against the Philadelphia Eagles at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 at Heinz Field:

Q. Some fans tried to read into your quarterback rotation for the preseason opener when Charlie Batchhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/charlie-batch/a4741ee1-4d87-4810-aa6d-7ede57104771/) played before Dennis Dixonhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/dennis-dixon/dbf2567c-8426-4606-903f-a6537a26c65c/). Should fans do that?

A. This is a long preseason, and this is a process. Of course, we’re very familiar with all four quarterbacks we have working. It gives us the freedom to mix-and-match to put those guys in different circumstances to evaluate them. Really, that’s what we’re doing. I wouldn’t read too much into it. They’re all capable guys, and we’re glad we have them. And we’re also glad to have the problem we have in terms of sorting things out among four quality guys.

Q. With the little time you have had with Jerricho Cotcheryhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/jerricho-cotchery/915e6a52-d1db-4618-975a-8a098e1d0d82/), what can he bring to this team?

A. He has a very even-keeled professional demeanor in terms of his approach to football. Of course we have some very talented young guys at his position – Mike Wallacehttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/mike-wallace/304eecdf-1b60-4dc4-9cd8-7808d9f5c97a/), Emmanuel Sandershttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/emmanuel-sanders/8dbfd17f-3e27-497e-a7ce-4462b4467a6f/) and Antonio Brownhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/antonio-brown/859114e9-d70b-477b-8eaf-6f34bb1ffc03/) – but they are just that. Young guys. Any time you can add a veteran guy with that even-keeled stable demeanor, I think it brings something to the group.

Q. Tony Hillshttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/tony-hills/51813d18-0a30-437e-b0bf-5ddb1517ba53/) is starting at right guard against the Eagles. Would you consider this an experiment?

A. It’s a little more than an experiment. He has earned the right to put himself in that race with how he has played and performed. Tony is not new to us – he’s a veteran guy who is maturing and he’s taking advantage of the opportunities given. We’re going to give him some repetitions with the first group against the Eagles and hopefully he’ll see some first-string guys from the Eagles and represent himself well.

Q. John Maleckihttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/john-malecki/82c3826e-2949-4560-ae28-f0cddba77394/) never played center in high school or college, but he took a lot of snaps at that position against the Redskins. Is this the direction he’s heading?

A. When you start talking about a guy who aspires to be an interior backup offensive lineman like he does, snapping is a skill that you gotta have. Most teams in the National Football League dress seven, maybe eight, offensive linemen. If you’re an interior guy and you’re capable of playing guard and center, you add value. We believe in position flexibility, and so we’re encouraging him in that area so he can give himself the best chance possible.

Q. Maurkice Pounceyhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/maurkice-pouncey/9d33439a-ec2b-4a65-a2a2-0b63719b0604/) made the Pro Bowl as a rookie and seems to have taken on more of a leadership role. Is this an example of a young guy developing extremely quickly in that area?

A. Maurkice is a unique guy. His play a year ago proves that, but we also expect him to take the next step. Leading is a part of that. He has natural leadership skills and great passion for the game. He’s a diligent worker, and I think that’s the most important element of it, because when you work the way he works you have the right to lead others and demand that they do the same. He has earned that respect within his group, so he’s doing it.

Q. Ike Taylorhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/ike-taylor/a3a15eb8-af01-4ce7-8607-07a5e88db59f/)’s injury, as disappointing as it is for the team, creates opportunities for others. Is that a silver lining?

A. That’s always the silver lining with injury, as far as I’m concerned. One man’s misfortune is an opportunity for another. That’s the way we approach it. We think we have a bunch of capable men here, and given the opportunity they’re capable of proving it. So we’re looking forward to watching these guys work and having a chance to play against some quality people with the Eagles and show what they’re capable of.

Q. One of those guys who has been getting more of an opportunity has been Donovan Warrenhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/donovan-warren/896989e4-5f6c-4357-bfc0-ad7d3a8e8105/). How did he do against the Redskins?

A. This guy has been growing on us because he has the best ability, which is availability. A lot of guys have gone through preseason/training camp-like injuries, things like hamstrings and quads and so forth. Obviously this guy came to training camp in great shape, and he’s been able to stay on the practice field and because of that he’s been able to get repetitions, he’s been able to stay on the practice field, and as a result he’s been able to get better and show us what he’s capable of. He’ll be given more opportunities moving forward.

Q. What was the most disappointing facet of the preseason opening loss to the Redskins?

A. There was a lot to be disappointed about, but my expectations are pretty high, and I think the team’s are as well. We didn’t block well enough, we didn’t tackle well enough, we didn’t run well enough, we didn’t throw well enough, we didn’t kick well enough. Other than that, we were solid. So we’ll roll the ball out again against the Eagles.

Q. Rookie Cameron Heywardhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/cameron-heyward/31ae66ad-4d81-46b6-8598-fe151186afd7/) seemed to give a good accounting of himself in his first preseason game, and then in the following practices he got involved in some scuffles during practice. Do you like a little bit of that?

A. This guy is going hard. He’s trying to earn his stripes. There will always be a little resistance to that, not at someone else’s expense. Those are the natural growing pains that come with a young player who is working extremely hard. We’re not going to make it an issue because it’s a non-issue. We’re more focused on his growth and development, which is going really well.

Q. Will rookie cornerback Curtis Brownhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/curtis-brown/f3c23f12-83ab-423a-a7b8-e15b757e96b2/) get some snaps vs. the Eagles?

A. He is, and we’re looking forward to watching him go. When he has practiced for us, he has practiced extremely well. He has great short-area quickness, and he stays close to guys. We’re looking forward to seeing him against the Eagles.

ebsteelers
08-18-2011, 09:55 AM
(Moved this to the Game Reporter section and added the teams to the title of the thread....thanks for starting the thread today eb! I probably would have forgotten until much later today lol)


Tomlin on Week 2 of preseason
Posted 4 hours ago
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Tomlin-on-Week-2-of-preseason/23480af7-3e0f-4d1f-aebd-86f058ac2433

Coach Mike Tomlin discusses some issues on the eve of the second preseason game, against the Philadelphia Eagles at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 at Heinz Field:

Q. Some fans tried to read into your quarterback rotation for the preseason opener when Charlie Batchhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/charlie-batch/a4741ee1-4d87-4810-aa6d-7ede57104771/) played before Dennis Dixonhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/dennis-dixon/dbf2567c-8426-4606-903f-a6537a26c65c/). Should fans do that?

A. This is a long preseason, and this is a process. Of course, we’re very familiar with all four quarterbacks we have working. It gives us the freedom to mix-and-match to put those guys in different circumstances to evaluate them. Really, that’s what we’re doing. I wouldn’t read too much into it. They’re all capable guys, and we’re glad we have them. And we’re also glad to have the problem we have in terms of sorting things out among four quality guys.

Q. With the little time you have had with Jerricho Cotcheryhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/jerricho-cotchery/915e6a52-d1db-4618-975a-8a098e1d0d82/), what can he bring to this team?

A. He has a very even-keeled professional demeanor in terms of his approach to football. Of course we have some very talented young guys at his position – Mike Wallacehttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/mike-wallace/304eecdf-1b60-4dc4-9cd8-7808d9f5c97a/), Emmanuel Sandershttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/emmanuel-sanders/8dbfd17f-3e27-497e-a7ce-4462b4467a6f/) and Antonio Brownhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/antonio-brown/859114e9-d70b-477b-8eaf-6f34bb1ffc03/) – but they are just that. Young guys. Any time you can add a veteran guy with that even-keeled stable demeanor, I think it brings something to the group.

Q. Tony Hillshttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/tony-hills/51813d18-0a30-437e-b0bf-5ddb1517ba53/) is starting at right guard against the Eagles. Would you consider this an experiment?

A. It’s a little more than an experiment. He has earned the right to put himself in that race with how he has played and performed. Tony is not new to us – he’s a veteran guy who is maturing and he’s taking advantage of the opportunities given. We’re going to give him some repetitions with the first group against the Eagles and hopefully he’ll see some first-string guys from the Eagles and represent himself well.

Q. John Maleckihttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/john-malecki/82c3826e-2949-4560-ae28-f0cddba77394/) never played center in high school or college, but he took a lot of snaps at that position against the Redskins. Is this the direction he’s heading?

A. When you start talking about a guy who aspires to be an interior backup offensive lineman like he does, snapping is a skill that you gotta have. Most teams in the National Football League dress seven, maybe eight, offensive linemen. If you’re an interior guy and you’re capable of playing guard and center, you add value. We believe in position flexibility, and so we’re encouraging him in that area so he can give himself the best chance possible.

Q. Maurkice Pounceyhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/maurkice-pouncey/9d33439a-ec2b-4a65-a2a2-0b63719b0604/) made the Pro Bowl as a rookie and seems to have taken on more of a leadership role. Is this an example of a young guy developing extremely quickly in that area?

A. Maurkice is a unique guy. His play a year ago proves that, but we also expect him to take the next step. Leading is a part of that. He has natural leadership skills and great passion for the game. He’s a diligent worker, and I think that’s the most important element of it, because when you work the way he works you have the right to lead others and demand that they do the same. He has earned that respect within his group, so he’s doing it.

Q. Ike Taylorhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/ike-taylor/a3a15eb8-af01-4ce7-8607-07a5e88db59f/)’s injury, as disappointing as it is for the team, creates opportunities for others. Is that a silver lining?

A. That’s always the silver lining with injury, as far as I’m concerned. One man’s misfortune is an opportunity for another. That’s the way we approach it. We think we have a bunch of capable men here, and given the opportunity they’re capable of proving it. So we’re looking forward to watching these guys work and having a chance to play against some quality people with the Eagles and show what they’re capable of.

Q. One of those guys who has been getting more of an opportunity has been Donovan Warrenhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/donovan-warren/896989e4-5f6c-4357-bfc0-ad7d3a8e8105/). How did he do against the Redskins?

A. This guy has been growing on us because he has the best ability, which is availability. A lot of guys have gone through preseason/training camp-like injuries, things like hamstrings and quads and so forth. Obviously this guy came to training camp in great shape, and he’s been able to stay on the practice field and because of that he’s been able to get repetitions, he’s been able to stay on the practice field, and as a result he’s been able to get better and show us what he’s capable of. He’ll be given more opportunities moving forward.

Q. What was the most disappointing facet of the preseason opening loss to the Redskins?

A. There was a lot to be disappointed about, but my expectations are pretty high, and I think the team’s are as well. We didn’t block well enough, we didn’t tackle well enough, we didn’t run well enough, we didn’t throw well enough, we didn’t kick well enough. Other than that, we were solid. So we’ll roll the ball out again against the Eagles.

Q. Rookie Cameron Heywardhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/cameron-heyward/31ae66ad-4d81-46b6-8598-fe151186afd7/) seemed to give a good accounting of himself in his first preseason game, and then in the following practices he got involved in some scuffles during practice. Do you like a little bit of that?

A. This guy is going hard. He’s trying to earn his stripes. There will always be a little resistance to that, not at someone else’s expense. Those are the natural growing pains that come with a young player who is working extremely hard. We’re not going to make it an issue because it’s a non-issue. We’re more focused on his growth and development, which is going really well.

Q. Will rookie cornerback Curtis Brownhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/curtis-brown/f3c23f12-83ab-423a-a7b8-e15b757e96b2/) get some snaps vs. the Eagles?

A. He is, and we’re looking forward to watching him go. When he has practiced for us, he has practiced extremely well. He has great short-area quickness, and he stays close to guys. We’re looking forward to seeing him against the Eagles.

not a problem Mom...

im at work and was all fired didnt know where to post it at lol.


would love to see warren and brown work out at db tonight...


wasnt warren a top recruit out of hs?

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 03:16 PM
Ah, football is in the air.

DoctorCAD
08-18-2011, 06:46 PM
Things To Look for Tonight:

1) Do we come out flat again ?

2) How does the secondary look against probably the best wr core will see all pre-season?

3) O-Line? Wanna block anyone?

4) Special Teams? better coverage, better returns


add along boys, im sure im missing plenty

1. Probably. it seems to be a trait.

2. Hope they hold on. Vick will be playing a half???

3. They want to, but just aren't able to. Nothing addressed in the off-season.

4. Our shining spot. Moving the kick-off up takes the Keystone Cops routine out of the question.


Hey, its pre-season. As long as nobody gets hurt, it will be a good game.

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:10 PM
Just about there!! :tt04:

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 07:12 PM
that kickoff is no fun anymore, but could prove an advantage for our less than good ST

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:13 PM
messing up tom's hair, 10 yard penalty, automatic 1st down

DoctorCAD
08-18-2011, 07:13 PM
1 play...1 injury.

Put the 4th stringers in there.

ricardisimo
08-18-2011, 07:13 PM
Already?

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:13 PM
Injury on the first play..:doh:

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:15 PM
HEEEEEEEEEEEATH!

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 07:15 PM
Don't understand why we don't run those plays more often.

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:15 PM
How is that not roughing? The ball was long gone!

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:16 PM
How is that not roughing? The ball was long gone!

if that happens to tom brady or peyton manning = automatic flag & fine. if it's to ben, it's ok. at least thats what it seems like

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:18 PM
So the NFL is concerned about protecting QBs huh? Just QBs named Brady, Manning and Brees I guess. That was a blatant non call right there.

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:18 PM
Well... I was about to say "great start" but the face mask penalty bailed us out.

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 07:19 PM
nice play

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Knee injury for Scott? So... do we still have Flozell's number? They probably ought to place a call to him just to say "hi".

ricardisimo
08-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Redzone. Nice.

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 07:21 PM
Bradshaw is crazy. lol

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:22 PM
This is what we are in for this year. If Ben isn't getting sacked, his ass will be on the ground 3 out of 4 plays. This O line couldn't stop a fly.

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 07:22 PM
nice play keep it going

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:23 PM
arnaz battle actually did something against a starting defense

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:23 PM
Have a feeling that we will be hearing a lot of HOLDING this year too.

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:24 PM
go Ben!

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:25 PM
That was a weird play haha

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 07:25 PM
niiiiiiiiiiice

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Nice!!

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Nice. Asante who?

ricardisimo
08-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Yes! Downtownio!

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:25 PM
BROWN!!!!!!!

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:25 PM
boom! antonio brown is making a strong case to move up on the depth chart

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:26 PM
Have a feeling that we will be hearing a lot of HOLDING this year too.

Why not? Other teams hold Harrison and Woodley all day. We might as well try it.

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:26 PM
Speed kills!

DoctorCAD
08-18-2011, 07:27 PM
I like how Troy Aikman called that TD long before Ben even threw the ball.

You just don't beat Assante Samual that easily...he's a good cover guy.

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:28 PM
He bit on a double move. Good CBs gamble from time to time. Sometimes they lose.

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:29 PM
Holy sh1t this new kick off rule sucks

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:30 PM
Holy sh1t this new kick off rule sucks

hey if it means less teams can exploit our shitty ST coverage then i think it's a good rule

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:31 PM
Okay.... admit it. When you saw Vick pull back to launch the ball, you expected the receiver to be wide open...

DoctorCAD
08-18-2011, 07:32 PM
Holy sh1t this new kick off rule sucks

I love it.

No kickoffs for huge gains against us!

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:32 PM
Warren isn't looking too bad :applaudit:

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:32 PM
What's up with our run defense the last two weeks?

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:33 PM
Come on Defense

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:34 PM
What's up with our run defense the last two weeks?

It's coming back, be patient

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:34 PM
What's up with our run defense the last two weeks?

that bothered me more last week than the pass defense tbh. i sorta expect teams to be able to move the ball on us in the air somewhat, but not on the ground.

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:34 PM
Nice stop D. Run D looked a little shaky but they made the stop.

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:35 PM
Good start by the defense. Much better than last weekend.

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:35 PM
Nice!

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:35 PM
shitty first series for michael dick and the overrated eagles lol

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:36 PM
TOO MANY hits to Bradshaw! He didn't know Hawaii is part of the U.S. :rofl:, man I hope he was just being funny!

jaygorius
08-18-2011, 07:38 PM
lol what was Pouncey doing after that run?

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:39 PM
TOO MANY hits to Bradshaw! He didn't know Hawaii is part of the U.S. :rofl:, man I hope he was just being funny!


I'm pretty sure he was just clowing.

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:40 PM
WTF happened there?

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:40 PM
Was that Gilbert on the sideline having his leg examined????

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:41 PM
Redman is a stud!

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:41 PM
run game is looking solid. eagles are soft against the run but still, this is good to see

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:41 PM
So we've gone through 2 left tackles :doh:

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:42 PM
So we've gone through 2 left tackles :doh:

Flozell? Maybe Starks?

Maybe playing guard has helped with Hills' confidence?

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:42 PM
They are gouging the iggles D with run.

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:42 PM
what do we do about left tackle? move hills out and have legursky play guard as really our only option?

starks or flozell is prolly going to get a call after this game if those injuries are severe

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:44 PM
what do we do about left tackle? move hills out and have legursky play guard as really our only option?

starks or flozell is prolly going to get a call after this game if those injuries are severe

Pretty much. I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing reports about contact with Adams and Starks very soon.

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:46 PM
Two left tackle, two knee injuries....

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 07:46 PM
what do we do about left tackle? move hills out and have legursky play guard as really our only option?

starks or flozell is prolly going to get a call after this game if those injuries are severe


I would have kept Flozell.

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:46 PM
They are gouging the iggles D with run.

Their LBs were weak last year and all the money they spent in the off season didn't go to new LBs.

ricardisimo
08-18-2011, 07:47 PM
Is it just me, or is Bradshaw sounding a little, well... gay? Odd little lisp to his voice tonight.

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:48 PM
I know this is just preseason but what of the hype about the Eagles this year?

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:49 PM
I know this is just preseason but what of the hype about the Eagles this year?

i guess having all those stud players in the secondary doesnt do jack when the other team is pounding you with the running game :wink02:

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:50 PM
Even when they don't get Ben on the ground, it's a sack.

Great job Hines....not so much on the dance.

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:50 PM
LMAO at Hines dancing

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:50 PM
hines ward is washed up, cut him!

Walt
08-18-2011, 07:51 PM
That's why Hines is still valuable. He may have lost a step but he's got veteran savvy and rapport with Ben. The play broke down and Hines knew where to go so that Ben would find him.

DoctorCAD
08-18-2011, 07:52 PM
TD Ben to Ward.

We need 40 of those this year!

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:52 PM
hines ward is washed up, cut him!

DANROONEY isn't going to like that :rofl: (not the reall dan rooney obviously)

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:52 PM
Is it just me, or is Bradshaw sounding a little, well... gay? Odd little lisp to his voice tonight.

He's pretty freaking funny

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:53 PM
i like how the offense is looking but i really want to see what we have on defense, mainly our secondary battles and stevenson sylvester. i know the offense can score, the defense is the question mark for me

tony hipchest
08-18-2011, 07:53 PM
if it hasnt been said yet this "in the grasp rule" sucks.

also, nobody can touch hines ward on endzone dances any longer. the champ is in the house!

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 07:54 PM
i like how the offense is looking but i really want to see what we have on defense, mainly our secondary battles and stevenson sylvester. i know the offense can score, the defense is the question mark for me

Brown did his job in the only opportunity so far.

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:55 PM
D Jax heard footsteps...

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 07:57 PM
Oh my.

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 07:58 PM
Ryan Clark!
Redman injured :(

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 07:58 PM
you know it's preseason when i'm a little disappointed cause i want the defense to stay on the field longer, lol

**** redman is down

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 08:00 PM
Scott,Gilbert, and Redman down? time to bench the 1st and 2nd string.

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 08:01 PM
WTF was that Leftwich? Throwing into triple coverage?

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 08:02 PM
that was ugly

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 08:03 PM
Really hope Redman is ok..

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 08:04 PM
I know that Reed was a total ass but man I sure miss him. In a game that often comes down to last minute kicks, we need a solid kicker and we are seriously lacking.

WickedSteel
08-18-2011, 08:05 PM
Run D still shaky.

tony hipchest
08-18-2011, 08:06 PM
harrison and troy look to be in midseason form.

Walt
08-18-2011, 08:06 PM
Vick is horrible.

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 08:06 PM
Vick throwing picks!

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 08:06 PM
nice, keenan.

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 08:07 PM
Good job Lewis!

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 08:07 PM
Lewis actually covered great and got a INT? Man what has the coaching staff done through the past week, KEEP IT UP!

rocckbottomxmen
08-18-2011, 08:08 PM
i like how the offense is looking but i really want to see what we have on defense, mainly our secondary battles and stevenson sylvester. i know the offense can score, the defense is the question mark for me

lol...as a third generation steeler fan. Its been a long time since I heard our defense being a ?

tony hipchest
08-18-2011, 08:08 PM
Is it just me, or is Bradshaw sounding a little, well... gay? Odd little lisp to his voice tonight.

the way he is flirting with aikman is quite disturbing. :puke:

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 08:09 PM
lol...as a third generation steeler fan. Its been a long time since I heard our defense being a ?

well i didnt mean the defense as a whole, but the secondary. i know they'll be good overall but we only have 1 starter pencilled in as cb (ike), rest is up in the air and depends on preseason performances

offensive battles are less interesting this year imo, because most of the starters there are set in stone

MACH1
08-18-2011, 08:10 PM
harrison and troy look to be in midseason form.

:moon:





:chuckle:

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 08:10 PM
Wow nice gaget play by Antwan--Antonio Elbrown?

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 08:11 PM
nice

Walt
08-18-2011, 08:11 PM
Lefty does have a cannon for an arm.

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 08:12 PM
Yea signing Cotchery was a dumb move..haha

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 08:12 PM
jerricho cotchery as a 2nd teamer, safe to say our wr corps is deep as hell

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 08:14 PM
Yea signing Cotchery was a dumb move..haha

Total waste

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 08:18 PM
Total waste

I hope your kidding

rocckbottomxmen
08-18-2011, 08:20 PM
well i didnt mean the defense as a whole, but the secondary. i know they'll be good overall but we only have 1 starter pencilled in as cb (ike), rest is up in the air and depends on preseason performances

offensive battles are less interesting this year imo, because most of the starters there are set in stone

I know mate...It just gave me a chuckle

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 08:22 PM
I hope your kidding

of course

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 08:24 PM
nice

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 08:27 PM
well damn. either vick is having the worst game of his career or our secondary isn't half bad.

of course a healthy troy helps

Walt
08-18-2011, 08:28 PM
I was really wanting Troy to just run out of bounds. He doesn't need to be a hero in pre-season.

Steelboy84
08-18-2011, 08:30 PM
oh yea

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 08:30 PM
Nice catch Cotch!!

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 08:31 PM
Great playing so far!!

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 08:31 PM
we're going 0-16, stick a fork in this season

tony hipchest
08-18-2011, 08:31 PM
strong commitment to the run in the 1st quarter has really loosened up the defense and opened up the passing game. very impressed with the game arians has called so far.

haters. :flap:

tyesko
08-18-2011, 08:31 PM
Troy scared the crap outta me....

tony hipchest
08-18-2011, 08:33 PM
our kicker just kicked the ball into the allegheny

Steel_Bus_24
08-18-2011, 08:41 PM
Overall it was a nice improvement....and thats the big thing during the pre-season.....you want to see the improvement from game to game


That said Im still a little worried about our redzone O and having too many 3rd and longs
And I hope we don't have a heart attack every time we go to kick a FG this season

Enough with the injuries too please

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 08:44 PM
Ugh, damn storm knocked out my local channels, figures i have all my satellite channels :banging::mad:

Walt
08-18-2011, 08:56 PM
Mundy with two nice plays in run support.

tony hipchest
08-18-2011, 08:59 PM
Mundy with two nice plays in run support.i think this is the year our patience with him developing finally pays off. while he will never be a troy, i think he is capable of filling in admirably for ryan clark, should he go down.

theplatypus
08-18-2011, 09:05 PM
Grisham looks tiny

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 09:10 PM
Nnamdi playing with a bug :rofl:

Third Rail
08-18-2011, 09:12 PM
LARRY FOOTE!!!!

Third Rail
08-18-2011, 09:16 PM
Battle and Dwyer are looking pretty good tonight. Here's to hoping we get to see more of them in the real season.

Wallabeast17
08-18-2011, 09:32 PM
Anyone watching Cutrtis Brown; that kid has a crazy back pedal!

ricardisimo
08-18-2011, 10:09 PM
Mike Wallace sucks! Not a single catch tonight.

Buddha Bus
08-18-2011, 10:41 PM
Mike Wallace sucks! Not a single catch tonight.


Cut his ass and fire Colbert!!!!! :mad:



http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/51/45/smiles/1072540953.gif

Atlanta Dan
08-18-2011, 10:57 PM
Cut his ass and fire Colbert!!!!! :mad:
http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/51/45/smiles/1072540953.gif

But because Wallace was not cut prior to the start of camp we missed out on signing Plax:banging:

Fire Arians
08-18-2011, 11:07 PM
But because Wallace was not cut prior to the start of camp we missed out on signing Plax:banging:

we shoulda cut wallace or sanders to sign plaxico. man why isn't our FO smart like the JETS and cut their #3 wr for plax the all-pro who will catch 20 TD's this year?

Buddha Bus
08-18-2011, 11:08 PM
But because Wallace was not cut prior to the start of camp we missed out on signing Plax:banging:


Your right!

TAR AND FEATHER ART ROONEY WHILE YOU'RE AT IT!!!!!! http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/51/45/smiles/2625562446.gif

tony hipchest
08-19-2011, 12:57 AM
its still not too late for randy moss or TO in a last ditch effort to field a respectable WR unit.

speaking of unit and our FO sucking, vet minimum jericho crotchsniffer looked fairly decent after just a week in camp. :hunch: