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thumper
08-19-2011, 05:04 PM
I have not seen a thread of this nature, surprisingly.

So here goes.

I was pleasantly surprised at how sharp the over all team played.

I think Tomlin let them know the effort vs. the Skins was embarrassing.
If anything, I sat there thinking, "The starters are looking good, get
them the F out of the game before anyone gets hurt!"

How sweet was it to see Ben dice the Iggles apart, to see Troy flying
around like a banshee and to see Hines grab a TD, or to see
Mendy running with more authority than I have EVER seen him do
ever before?

If this team stays relatively healthy, they will be right in the mix.

That is a big "IF" but same goes for all contenders.

We might even have found some legit depth at CB, for heaven's sake.

I still hope they find a way to add depth at OT. How bummed out
were you when they had two LTs go down in the first 5 minutes? I
was stressing.

3rdandlong
08-19-2011, 05:10 PM
I was really surprised and impressed by the play of the secondary. They did a great job! I've gotten to use to expecting to see opposing wide receivers wide open, so I was pleantly surprised.

Wallabeast17
08-19-2011, 05:55 PM
I was really surprised and impressed by the play of the secondary. They did a great job! I've gotten to use to expecting to see opposing wide receivers wide open, so I was pleantly surprised.

Just waint until the next game against the falcons. I don't see our secondary having the same results againts Matt Ryan and Roddy White/ Julio Jones as they did against the eagles. Although, I hope I'm wrong.

ricardisimo
08-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Gay did a great job. No one seems to want to say it, but there you have it. He's not the answer long-term, but when he's good he's good.

Wallace17
08-19-2011, 06:24 PM
Please don't ever say gay did a great job. He is poop on a stick. Real test will be against matt ryan. The boys loked very good. I wanna say the dream team can't handle us. Eat it philly.

Wallabeast17
08-19-2011, 06:35 PM
Please don't ever say gay did a great job. He is poop on a stick. Real test will be against matt ryan. The boys loked very good. I wanna say the dream team can't handle us. Eat it philly.

:rofl:

Danny136200
08-19-2011, 06:40 PM
Please don't ever say gay did a great job. He is poop on a stick. Real test will be against matt ryan. The boys loked very good. I wanna say the dream team can't handle us. Eat it philly.

But he did, give credit where credit is due.

solardave
08-19-2011, 06:55 PM
Gay did a great job. No one seems to want to say it, but there you have it. He's not the answer long-term, but when he's good he's good.

99% bad 1% OK. that's Gay. Can't cover, can't tackle. The 1% is the rare play he makes.

finesward
08-20-2011, 09:25 AM
So in one week we went from being the team with the biggest concerns to being a super bowl contender... :rofl:

Maybe it's time you pay homage to me (among many others) who said don't put too much stock in the first preseason game :hatsoff: But if herm edwards said so... who are we to question his (and yours) opinion? How come your vision didn't keep you from freaking out last week after the redskins game and cry chicken little all over the boards?

:coffee:

For the same reason we said don't put too much stock in the last game, I wouldn't go putting too much in this game either. CB and OL will still be major weaknesses against certain teams, while against others it may not be noticeable. I think the strength of the OL is on running downs. If we can continue to be impressive running the ball we will be able to dictate the game and keep defenses guessing. It's on obvious passing downs that we will be in trouble. This is still a new line and I'm confident later in the season they will gel much like they did last year. And if not, well thats why ben gets paid the big bucks, scramble and make something happen with his legs. Was impressed with the shape he is in. Looks in midseason form, but still making some bad decisions with the ball imo. If I see him flail the ball around when he is being tackled like he did so many times last year I'm going to scream.

steelbad@50
08-20-2011, 09:38 AM
I personally have never read to much into preseason games, just cant wait till the regular season begins.

steeltheone
08-20-2011, 11:58 AM
Gay did a great job. No one seems to want to say it, but there you have it. He's not the answer long-term, but when he's good he's good.

Because he is the whipping boy for our crappy coverage....Dare not say Clark and Farrior can't cover or Smith and Keisel get no pass rush...

finesward
08-20-2011, 12:25 PM
Because he is the whipping boy for our crappy coverage....Dare not say Clark and Farrior can't cover or Smith and Keisel get no pass rush...

Gosh darn the safety and inside linebacker that can't cover speedy wr's or tall TE's! Or the 3-4 ends that don't rush the passer and instead do their jobs and first stop the run, and second open lanes for the all world LB's harrison and woodley to rack up 10+ sacks each year. Gosh those guys are useless!

Nevermind that they might not get sacks, but are always active in racking up QB hurries...but nahhhh they are useless b/c they don't get sacks. :blah: steelthebroken record

DanRooney
08-20-2011, 12:27 PM
99% bad 1% OK. that's Gay. Can't cover, can't tackle. The 1% is the rare play he makes.

Gay is actually a pretty good tackler. Same goes with McFadden who's one of the best tackling corners in the league.

But both are very bad in coverage.

thumper
08-20-2011, 12:46 PM
So in one week we went from being the team with the biggest concerns to being a super bowl contender... :rofl:

Maybe it's time you pay homage to me (among many others) who said don't put too much stock in the first preseason game :hatsoff: But if herm edwards said so... who are we to question his (and yours) opinion? How come your vision didn't keep you from freaking out last week after the redskins game and cry chicken little all over the boards?

:coffee:

For the same reason we said don't put too much stock in the last game, I wouldn't go putting too much in this game either. CB and OL will still be major weaknesses against certain teams, while against others it may not be noticeable. I think the strength of the OL is on running downs. If we can continue to be impressive running the ball we will be able to dictate the game and keep defenses guessing. It's on obvious passing downs that we will be in trouble. This is still a new line and I'm confident later in the season they will gel much like they did last year. And if not, well thats why ben gets paid the big bucks, scramble and make something happen with his legs. Was impressed with the shape he is in. Looks in midseason form, but still making some bad decisions with the ball imo. If I see him flail the ball around when he is being tackled like he did so many times last year I'm going to scream.

Umm, it's not too hard to figure out, FATHines. Last week, they looked
horrible. This week they gave a much better effort. If they came in giving
the same effort as they did last week, I would have similar takes as I did
then. Do you always make simple things in your life confusing? It's really
not complicated, unlike your facebook relationship setting.

finesward
08-20-2011, 01:07 PM
Umm, it's not too hard to figure out, FATHines. Last week, they looked
horrible. This week they gave a much better effort. If they came in giving
the same effort as they did last week, I would have similar takes as I did
then. Do you always make simple things in your life confusing? It's really
not complicated, unlike your facebook relationship setting.

Last week they looked like a team uninspired to play a preseason football game against the washington redskins IN washington. Wow that was a shocker! A veteran laden team with not many real position battles coming out flat against a team with position battles at almost EVERY single position, with much more to prove. You balked and huffed and puffed that the end was near and ben was going to get killed and the front office was sooooo stupid for not fixing the db's and OL and this week you've completely changed your tune. Who's the one confused?

Did you really just try to use facebook in an insult? :doh: wowwwww.... Are you allowed to be in a relationship with yourself on facebook? Just curious as to what yours says...

thumper
08-20-2011, 01:44 PM
Last week they looked like a team uninspired to play a preseason football game against the washington redskins IN washington. Wow that was a shocker! A veteran laden team with not many real position battles coming out flat against a team with position battles at almost EVERY single position, with much more to prove. You balked and huffed and puffed that the end was near and ben was going to get killed and the front office was sooooo stupid for not fixing the db's and OL and this week you've completely changed your tune. Who's the one confused?

Did you really just try to use facebook in an insult? :doh: wowwwww.... Are you allowed to be in a relationship with yourself on facebook? Just curious as to what yours says...

Oh, it was an _AWAY_ game last week. Of course they can't be
expected to put forth any effort. That explains everything. :blah:

And I didn't completely change anything; I reacted appropriately to their
play, ding dong. Speaking of ding dongs, don't eat too many!

tony hipchest
08-20-2011, 01:58 PM
ding dong. Speaking of ding dongs, don't eat too many!

T-3Iq3XQkAw

finesward
08-20-2011, 02:03 PM
Yes it was an away game, and if you think that had nothing to do with the intensity maybe you missed woodley after the game saying they wanted to come out and show the city of pitt what they were capable of. (in so many words) And it was the FIRST preseason game, of course there was going to be some issues. But I didn't go quoting HERM edwards saying the sky is falling now did I?? :sofunny: I mean come on, herm edwards...nuff said.

Umm, it's not too hard to figure out, FATHines
Speaking of ding dongs, don't eat too many!

And what's with the assertion that I'm overweight? lol I'm like 175 soaking wet. Your really grasping for straws aren't ya dump?

Buddha Bus
08-20-2011, 04:17 PM
T-3Iq3XQkAw

MAN! That is one stubborn nugget! :shake02: