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SteelersTilIDie
08-23-2011, 11:59 PM
Here's what I love about the Steelers. They are amazing at replenishing and developing young talent. Hines Ward is old and will retire sooner rather than later, but the Steelers have Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders behind him being groomed to replace him. Our two defensive ends are old, so we have Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward, two young good first round picks, waiting in the wings. At linebacker, Farrior and Harrison are getting up there, but Sylvester and Worilds are waiting their turn. At corner, behind aging starters Ike Taylor and Bryant McFadden we have Keenan Lewis, Curtis Brown, and Donovan Warren. The Steelers are a machine and I love every bit of it.

tony hipchest
08-24-2011, 12:18 AM
i love it too. its a well run organization that sticks to a winning formula.

im getting sick of fans who arent in tune with the steelers way, who constantly bitch about keeping aging veterans who are proven leaders and champions, as soon as a rookie "replacement" is drafted.

Pittsburgh43
08-24-2011, 01:11 AM
Definitely feel the same way.

Tony: That's an awesome picture you have as your avatar.

tanda10506
08-24-2011, 02:59 AM
I agree, the team knows how to stay on top and always have top notch players, I love that. I love Pittsburgh (the few times I've been), I love the Steelers style of play, who they are and what they stand for, I love how it's different being a Steeler fan then it is any other team. Most of all I love that on gameday, I know someone is getting knocked the f*#$ out!!!

solardave
08-24-2011, 03:36 AM
i love it too. its a well run organization that sticks to a winning formula.

im getting sick of fans who arent in tune with the steelers way, who constantly bitch about keeping aging veterans who are proven leaders and champions, as soon as a rookie "replacement" is drafted.

I absolutely agree with everything said. The knock from all the negatives is the o-line. Our problem there the way I see it is we just win to many games. What a dilemma,huh?
I guess they think we should throw some games,have a couple loosing seasons so we can draft blue chip o-linemen and then we can start winning again. Or we could sell the farm for free agents like the Redskins, Cowboy, and Raiders because we all know they're right in the hunt every year. Right?

No thanks I'll praise the FO for the way they do it. They hit home runs more than they strike out. And our coaching staff knows how to get the best out the the ones they line up. If the Steelers moved away and I was forced to root for another team I'd quit watching the game,PERIOD!!!:thumbsup:

steelfury02
08-24-2011, 09:15 AM
totally agree. i am hoping and praying that we pick up a huge win at baltimore in wk 1. that will go a long way in taking the sb 45 loss out of my mouth. that would really give us a jump on the division and instill some confidence for the long haul. i wasn't even upset at the loss as i thought i would be at first - it has taken a while to brew. the nfl network keeps previewing that super bowl champs video with the packers where they talk about the belt and clay matthews hair. im getting so sick of hearing about it. i really hope someone can knock them out this year. of course, the best medicine would be to get some revenge against the patriots in the playoffs and get a rematch with green bay. it would be the toughest road but if we get a 7th lombardi that way a lot of people would shut up for a long time. rambling now . . .

steelfury02
08-24-2011, 09:17 AM
of course it doesn't matter what others say - just getting sick of hearing from some annoying patriots fans about we didn't belong in the super bowl because if they faced us in the afc they would have easily beat us. supposedly we are lucky to have our last 3 super bowl appearances/wins because we havent had to face them . . .just want that chance some day - i have a feeling the outcome would be different

Wallabeast17
08-24-2011, 12:18 PM
of course it doesn't matter what others say - just getting sick of hearing from some annoying patriots fans about we didn't belong in the super bowl because if they faced us in the afc they would have easily beat us. supposedly we are lucky to have our last 3 super bowl appearances/wins because we havent had to face them . . .just want that chance some day - i have a feeling the outcome would be different

Wow you just did a lot of rambling! :sofunny: Its okay thought because I agree with all of it! I hope and believe that this year we can easiily beat the Patriots!

BIGNASTY91
08-24-2011, 02:53 PM
Wow you just did a lot of rambling! :sofunny: Its okay thought because I agree with all of it! I hope and believe that this year we can easiily beat the Patriots!

Patriots will be a tough game, but as i have stated before, I think the ratbirds are gonna get there asses handed to them on opening day this year. I just have that feeling! ( not that it really carries credit) LOL! Big ben is gonna light up there secondary and leave the door open for severe running attack. They wont know what to defend, pass run huh??? :tt03: :tt03: :tt03: :tt03: :tt03: :drink:

steelfury02
08-24-2011, 03:05 PM
heck to the yes. lol. I think we are going to raise some eyebrows with the offense. If we can just pick up where we left off last year when the O-line was healthy we are in business.

"Driver's seat..."

3rdandlong
08-24-2011, 04:29 PM
We have the talent at receiver to really open it up. But I don't know if the offensive line can give Ben enough time. That's why I'm in favor of running the ball more this year. Run Mendenhall and Redman at the defense for awhile, set up the playaction and hit one of our receivers deep.

stb_steeler
08-24-2011, 05:29 PM
Patriots will be a tough game, but as i have stated before, I think the ratbirds are gonna get there asses handed to them on opening day this year. I just have that feeling! ( not that it really carries credit) LOL! Big ben is gonna light up there secondary and leave the door open for severe running attack. They wont know what to defend, pass run huh??? :tt03: :tt03: :tt03: :tt03: :tt03: :drink:

I agree.....

pancake
08-24-2011, 06:53 PM
What do I love about the Steelers?

Everything!!! :tt02:

Kingmagyar
08-25-2011, 04:38 PM
What team in sports is constantly having rule changes to try and keep them from being too good?
The Mel Blount rule that prevented the bump and run on receivers.
The Hines Ward Rule that protects defenders from blind side blocks.
The new rules against shots to the head known as the Steeler's Rule.
Unbelievable. Now even a rule that will call "in the grasp" sooner eliminating some of Big Ben's extended plays. There's even on the good side the Rooney Rule about hiring minorities.

I also love:
Amazing franchise with Legendary players, coaches, and teams. What other team had The Bus, Mean Joe Greene, Jack Splat, & Big Ben. You don't hear other teams calling other players by nicknames. Marketing merchandise around The Steel Curtain and the Terrible Towel, and throw in a legendary Radio Voice like Myron Cope, TV movies with Joe Greene and one on Rocky Blier's life story played by Robert Urich, a Legendary Pepsi Commercial with Mean Joe. Once again Amazing and like no other team maybe in history.

And a defense that kicks butt and has been kicking butt for a long time. If you remember Gregg Lloyd playing then you remember the fear in opposing players eyes when he was coming at them. To this day I have not seen that kind of fear.

I love it all. The mystique, the legends, the intimidation, and most importantly the Super Bowls.

As John Facenda once said in an NFL Film on the Steelers "Some say there is the National Football League and then there is the Pittsburgh Steelers." How true those words really are.

GMU Steeler
08-25-2011, 05:22 PM
This is one of the things I love too. I took great pride in pointing out when we won Super Bowl XL that with a few exceptions (Farrior, Bettis, Mike Logan, and few others) that the entire team was comprised of guys either drafted by us or signed in UDFA. I guess that's why it always amuses me when I hear us compared to teams like the Yankees. Yeah both clubs are successful but we don't solve our problems with free agency. We build from the ground up and I think it's why our teams consistency have strong chemistry. It's a big reason why I never liked the Redskins especially since Snyder bought them.