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SteelCityMom
09-11-2011, 06:11 AM
Steelers, Ravens renew NFL's fiercest rivalry Sunday
By Associated Press
http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2011091100/2011/REG1/steelers@ravens#menu=gameinfo&tab=preview&preview=fullstory

There may be no nastier rivalry than the one shared by the Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.nfl.com/teams/pittsburghsteelers/profile?team=PIT) and the Baltimore Ravens (http://www.nfl.com/teams/baltimoreravens/profile?team=BAL), two teams whose already physical approaches are only intensified when they face one another.

As long as Ben Roethlisberger (http://www.nfl.com/players/benroethlisberger/profile?id=ROE750381)'s been available, though, it's been rather one-sided.
A wild comeback on their way to Super Bowl XLV was the seventh straight time the Steelers have beaten Baltimore with Roethlisberger under center, a streak certainly on the minds of both teams heading into Sunday afternoon's season opener at M&T Bank Stadium.

Smash-mouth defense and stellar running games have defined Pittsburgh and Baltimore for years, but it's been a quarterback who's made the difference in a rivalry that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis (http://www.nfl.com/players/raylewis/profile?id=LEW562347) sums up as "get hit or be hit."

Both finished 12-4 in 2010 after winning on their opponents' home field in the regular season, though Roethlisberger -- serving a league-mandated four-game suspension -- missed a 17-14 loss in Week 4.

He was back to engineer a 13-10 win at Baltimore in Week 13 that propelled the Steelers to the AFC North title, then was at his best in the teams' divisional playoff meeting at Heinz Field. With Pittsburgh down 21-7 at halftime, Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes, then set up the winning score with a 58-yard strike to Antonio Brown, enabling Rashard Mendenhall (http://www.nfl.com/players/rashardmendenhall/profile?id=MEN393702) to score with 1:33 left to cap a 31-24 victory.

"He may not be (Tom) Brady or all those other guys, but when I see him in the huddle I know we've got a chance to win," said Steelers receiver Hines Ward (http://www.nfl.com/players/hinesward/profile?id=WAR179227), who added the Ravens would be "ticked about this (loss) for a long time."

"He's a proven winner. And history shows he's a proven winner against Baltimore."
Roethlisberger has thrown 12 touchdown passes and just three interceptions -- posting a 93.9 passer rating -- during his personal seven-game winning streak against the Ravens, twice helping Pittsburgh knock them out of the playoffs since 2008.

Not that he relishes facing one of the league's most ferocious defenses.

"I hate going to Baltimore, I hate playing there, and I hate playing them in general just because they are good," Roethlisberger told the Steelers' official website.

"That's not a knock on them; it's giving them a lot of credit because they are such a good football team. ... This is almost like its own season when we play those guys."
Joe Flacco (http://www.nfl.com/players/joeflacco/profile?id=FLA009602), who's been under center for six of those losses, has thrown five TDs, seven interceptions and had a 59.2 QB rating.

It's those two in January, though, that have stuck with Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (http://www.nfl.com/players/terrellsuggs/profile?id=SUG467201), one of the more active participants of trash talk in a series full of them.

"They spoiled our Super Bowl dreams for two out of three years," Suggs said. "We have to switch that, you know? ... I'm tired of having a sick feeling in my stomach for a whole year. Game one. Let's go."

Roethlisberger was considerably less impressive in the Steelers' 31-25 loss to the Packers in the Super Bowl, throwing two interceptions -- including one that was returned to put Pittsburgh in a 14-0 hole.

But after making it to the NFL's biggest stage for the third time in six seasons, the Steelers largely sat out the league's frenzied but brief offseason. A flirtation with Plaxico Burress didn't pan out, and Pittsburgh eventually settled for Jerricho Cotchery (http://www.nfl.com/players/jerrichocotchery/profile?id=COT027891) to be its fifth receiver.

Its biggest move was to re-sign cornerback Ike Taylor (http://www.nfl.com/players/iketaylor/profile?id=TAY288150), who will play Sunday despite breaking his left thumb in the team's preseason opener.

"Tell me where to go, give me a time, pick a place and I will be there," Taylor said of facing the Ravens.

Taylor, Troy Polamalu (http://www.nfl.com/players/troypolamalu/profile?id=POL041872) and the rest of Pittsburgh's secondary will find another speedy target to cover. Baltimore traded a fourth-round pick to Buffalo for Lee Evans (http://www.nfl.com/players/leeevans/profile?id=EVA454901), hoping the veteran can provide a downfield threat to complement Anquan Boldin (http://www.nfl.com/players/anquanboldin/profile?id=BOL283010).

Evans is hardly the only new face, however. The Ravens brought in 20 new players, with fullback Vonta Leach (http://www.nfl.com/players/vontaleach/profile?id=LEA142755) and veteran offensive linemen Bryant McKinnie (http://www.nfl.com/players/bryantmckinnie/profile?id=MCK582010) and Andre Gurode (http://www.nfl.com/players/andregurode/profile?id=GUR332232) among those expected to give Flacco and running back Ray Rice (http://www.nfl.com/players/rayrice/profile?id=RIC154451) some help.

(http://fantasy.nfl.com/?icampaign=FF_article) Gone are Willis McGehee, Todd Heap (http://www.nfl.com/players/toddheap/profile?id=HEA302949), Derrick Mason (http://www.nfl.com/players/derrickmason/profile?id=MAS078652) and nose tackle Kelly Gregg (http://www.nfl.com/players/kellygregg/profile?id=GRE701631).
Lewis isn't sure which team's approach -- the Steelers' stay-put mentality or the Ravens' flurry of changes -- will pay off Sunday.

"You can look at it for them and say, 'keeping their core together is an advantage for them,'" Lewis told the Ravens' official website. "And then you can come on the flip side for us and say, 'the different changes we did make, we didn't make changes to get worse, we made changes to get better.'"

Eight of the last nine meetings have been within a touchdown, with five of those being decided by a field goal.

The Steelers haven't lost on opening week since 2002, the league's longest active streak. Baltimore has won its past three openers.

tony hipchest
09-11-2011, 11:14 AM
time to avenge the sb loss and theres no better way to begin, than to stomp the ravens skulls in!

:tt02:

Atlanta Dan
09-11-2011, 11:32 AM
Everyone on CBS pregame picks the Steelers

I am nervous about not being more nervous about this game :chuckle:

Steeler4life1972
09-11-2011, 11:32 AM
I am a nervous wreck!!!

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 11:35 AM
CRAP,CRAP,CRAP! I forgot to pick up beer yesterday.

Down to one Cigar City Jai Alai IPA and a little treat from the still.

tony hipchest
09-11-2011, 11:35 AM
Everyone on CBS pregame picks the Steelers

I am nervous about not being more nervous about this game :chuckle:yeah, me too.

so far dan and cowher are making the homer picks of steelers in the sb as well.

Steeler4life1972
09-11-2011, 11:37 AM
Im outta beer too but damn i drank too much last night...i cant drink like that 2 days in a row!

Steelboy84
09-11-2011, 11:43 AM
Everyone on CBS pregame picks the Steelers

I am nervous about not being more nervous about this game :chuckle:



this

MACH1
09-11-2011, 11:51 AM
Im outta beer too but damn i drank too much last night...i cant drink like that 2 days in a row!

Practice makes perfect.

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 11:52 AM
Gag Phil Simms and Jim Nance are doing the game. They're by far my least favorite broadcast team and we get them a lot.

Steeler4life1972
09-11-2011, 11:57 AM
GAMETIME!!!!!

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:00 PM
If it makes anyone feel better Sapp picked the raisins.

MasterOfPuppets
09-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Im outta beer too but damn i drank too much last night...i cant drink like that 2 days in a row!
candy ass ....:coffee:

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:04 PM
I still think Whitney Houston's rendition is among the best ever. Think that it was the Bills-Giants SB where she nailed it. It's really a shame how far she's fallen, because she had an amazing voice.

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:06 PM
grrrrr

DoctorCAD
09-11-2011, 12:06 PM
Some thing never change.

Que the The Benny Hill Theme Song.

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:07 PM
that was ugly

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:07 PM
Some thing never change.

Que the The Benny Hill Theme Song.

Yup!

I f'ing hate Rice.

Wallabeast17
09-11-2011, 12:08 PM
Good start! NOT! offsides and huge run

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:08 PM
Wow. Not looking good on D.

SH-Rock
09-11-2011, 12:09 PM
Wow, what a start...

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:09 PM
WTF! where is our D at?

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:09 PM
Great!

7-0 Cravens

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:09 PM
Shitty start. I'm sure we'll rebound but damn that wasn't pretty at all.

sharkweek
09-11-2011, 12:11 PM
well, as long as we don't start much worse than being down 21-7 I won't worry too much :chuckle:

Fire Arians
09-11-2011, 12:12 PM
Toast mcfadden already beat for a TD wow lol

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:13 PM
If that keeps up its gonna be a long day...

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Toast mcfadden already beat for a TD wow lol

Holy shit are you drunk

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:13 PM
Ha ha - dumb ratbirds.

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:14 PM
Good job Mendy

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:14 PM
Good to see we are moving the ball

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:15 PM
this is the toughest start to any season as I can remember

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:15 PM
Holy shit Ben just threw a ball away

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:16 PM
well that sucked

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Gotta make a play here D.

DoctorCAD
09-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Good to see we are moving the ball

What game are you watching?

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Hopefully the D will show up now.

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:17 PM
Ugh.

At least that was a nice run from Mendenhall.

Rick5895
09-11-2011, 12:18 PM
Yuck

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 12:18 PM
Defense needs to just settle in and get a 3 and out or maybe even a turnover. You can tell this is like their Super Bowl. They are ampped up right now, They will calm down. We just need to stay cool and stop them right now. We will be alright.

Wallabeast17
09-11-2011, 12:18 PM
Bmac didnt get toasted. Good coverage but an even better pass and catch. C'mon give credit were credit is due.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:19 PM
What game are you watching?

haha well the first 3 plays we moved the ball. then squat.

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:19 PM
Bmac has got to go - this guy sucks beyond belief.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:20 PM
we are getting torched

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:21 PM
Ha ha dumb Ratbirds...again.

25 yards of penalties in the first five minutes.

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 12:22 PM
It would be nice to get some pressure on Flacco when he goes back to pass. If we cant get pressure, I dont think our secondary is going to be able to stop Boldin, Evans and the rest. Pressure--we need pressure

Steelboy84
09-11-2011, 12:22 PM
Marshall usually slams the Steelers for unwarranted reasons, but he was right this morning. You only get better if you address your weak points, and the Packers exposed our "still" weak points.

zsheik22
09-11-2011, 12:23 PM
Bmac didnt get toasted. Good coverage but an even better pass and catch. C'mon give credit were credit is due.




easy INT if hes on his feet

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:23 PM
no pass rush so far

sharkweek
09-11-2011, 12:23 PM
this is the toughest start to any season as I can remember

game against the Dolphins after Superbowl XL was rough until the 4th quarter, same as the game against the Titans after XLIII.

Last year wasn't great either with the Falcons until Mendy had a walk off TD run :P

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:24 PM
Oh oh 3rd n long

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:24 PM
thank god for penalties because they are torching our D

steelersfanUT
09-11-2011, 12:24 PM
Anyone else throw up in their mouth when you here the name flacco??

DoctorCAD
09-11-2011, 12:25 PM
Its a new NFL...actually calling holds on Harrison.

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:25 PM
that wasn't holding....

sharkweek
09-11-2011, 12:26 PM
Its a new NFL...actually calling holds on Harrison.

:chuckle:

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:26 PM
ok, time to go on offense

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Good job D

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Ok, offense get it together here and tie this up.

pancake
09-11-2011, 12:27 PM
We need a scoring drive, even it is just a FG.

Steelboy84
09-11-2011, 12:27 PM
Its a new NFL...actually calling holds on Harrison.



not according to Simms, there was no hold whatsoever according to him

steve314
09-11-2011, 12:28 PM
that wasn't holding....

Makeup call for last year?

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:28 PM
Baltimore going to the air quick and often. Get used to seeing that a lot this season.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:28 PM
If I was coaching, I would come out with 5 wide and go no huddle. We need some tempo and rhythm.

DoctorCAD
09-11-2011, 12:29 PM
Raven fans whining about the holding call.

steelersfanUT
09-11-2011, 12:29 PM
Where's the blocking

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:29 PM
If I was coaching, I would come out with 5 wide and go no huddle. We need some tempo and rhythm.

I'm sure it wont take airians to long to abandon the run.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:29 PM
get them off balance! take a shot down the field

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:30 PM
I'm linking it. I wanna see us go deep though

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:31 PM
I like the way the refs are lettin em play

steelersfanUT
09-11-2011, 12:31 PM
There we go benji

Steelboy84
09-11-2011, 12:31 PM
Where's the blocking


It's coming. You just wait. :chuckle:

jking
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
can't go deep without some protection for Ben

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
5 wide!

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
Fumble dammmit

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
no likin that...

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
noooooo

steelersfanUT
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
Are you kidding me.

jking
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
offense line sucks

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
Yeah lets go five wide. :doh:

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
5 wide and we suck

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
Jesus.

zsheik22
09-11-2011, 12:32 PM
Having problems up front and in our secondary.



Who would have thought????

pancake
09-11-2011, 12:33 PM
Gee whiz...

DoctorCAD
09-11-2011, 12:33 PM
How many of you will say that was Bens fault????

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:33 PM
What did I tell you??? BMAC SUCKSSSS!!!

Steelboy84
09-11-2011, 12:33 PM
wide open, good grief

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:33 PM
r D is lookin like hot garbage

zsheik22
09-11-2011, 12:33 PM
Bmac has me seeing red

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:33 PM
its like an NFL team vs a college team out there

jking
09-11-2011, 12:33 PM
what a pathetic showing for the Steelers

pete74
09-11-2011, 12:33 PM
of course it was. did you see how he was holding the ball

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:34 PM
TD. - UNREAL!!

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:34 PM
wow

Wallabeast17
09-11-2011, 12:34 PM
Well I think I'm turning the game off soon..:doh:

steelersfanUT
09-11-2011, 12:34 PM
I need a smoke

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:34 PM
Lookin like were gonna get lit up like a Christmas tree all day long.

SH-Rock
09-11-2011, 12:34 PM
Amazing, the offense and defense need to get their act together.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:34 PM
replay shows no TD

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:34 PM
Not a good start at all.

pancake
09-11-2011, 12:34 PM
We look really bad.

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 12:35 PM
Got real concerns about the O Line this year. Ben gets too much pressure. Turnovers are a killer. 14-0 against their defense is going to be tough and this is just the first quarter.

jking
09-11-2011, 12:35 PM
he was down but it really doesn't matter ..D will give it to them the next play

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:35 PM
I don't know how anyone on this board can defend BMac - this guy is just plain awful. It's time to pull this guy and put someone else in there - anyone - they can't be any worse.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:35 PM
either way its still their ball with a yard to go. I don't think our D can stop them today.

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:35 PM
So, can we come back from down 14? I think so. I'm just not sure we can keep them from moving the ball the way our D-fense looks

Steeler4life1972
09-11-2011, 12:36 PM
This aint pretty...we look a step slow in every aspect!!

Atlanta Dan
09-11-2011, 12:36 PM
Amazingly bad performance on both offense and defense

My goal at this point is to be down 10 or less at the half

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:37 PM
I don't know how anyone on this board can defend BMac - this guy is just plain awful. It's time to pull this guy and put someone else in there - anyone - they can't be any worse.

Uh ya, they could put Gay in.

:banging:

Rick5895
09-11-2011, 12:37 PM
Awful, awful, awful

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:37 PM
Can we come back? Yes. But only if we go No Huddle! And take some shots down the field. We haven't thrown a ball more than 10 yards.

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:38 PM
TD Ratbirds is under review.

How about we provide no backfield protection for our QB against one of the more blitz-happy NFL teams with our O-line? you couldn't make it up.

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:39 PM
TD anyway - what a horrendous start. God awful.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:39 PM
Well the Ravens came to play. We came to well I am not sure what we came to do

Fire Arians
09-11-2011, 12:39 PM
I don't know how anyone on this board can defend BMac - this guy is just plain awful. It's time to pull this guy and put someone else in there - anyone - they can't be any worse.

Agree time for keenan Lewis already. The ravens have been just throwing at toast mcfadden all day

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:39 PM
not lookin good at all. We just need a score on Offense

jking
09-11-2011, 12:39 PM
So, can we come back from down 14? I think so. I'm just not sure we can keep them from moving the ball the way our D-fense looks

not the way they're stinking up the field right now

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:40 PM
14-0 to the bad guys. This is already looking like a very long afternoon.

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:40 PM
Need a quick score on the next drive.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:40 PM
Ravens came to play and we came to watch the Ravens play.

jking
09-11-2011, 12:40 PM
Well the Ravens came to play. We came to well I am not sure what we came to do

give the Ravens someone to embarass:mad:

Steeler4life1972
09-11-2011, 12:40 PM
defense already gasping for air and its just the first quarter!!

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:40 PM
Uh ya, they could put Gay in.

:banging:

Yep - you are right - I forgot he was still on the team. I should've said anybody else other than Gay.

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 12:41 PM
I don't know how anyone on this board can defend BMac - this guy is just plain awful. It's time to pull this guy and put someone else in there - anyone - they can't be any worse.

I saw where during the preseason maybe around the 3rd game that some NFL writer predicted BMac would be cut by the Steelers. It was in one of those articles about surprising cuts around the league. I guess the team decided to keep him, I would have thought the team could have found someone to take his place by now.

pancake
09-11-2011, 12:41 PM
Now will someone at least try to block Suggs.

Atlanta Dan
09-11-2011, 12:41 PM
Did Timmons get hurt?

I saw him on the sidelines earlier and then Foote was in the goal line defense

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:41 PM
We gotta go No Huddle!

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:42 PM
We will be fine

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:42 PM
defense already gasping for air and its just the first quarter!!

They look like they thought they were gonna walk in here and just dominate with no actual effort. I'm embarresed by this crap

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:42 PM
Nice return by Brown. 41 yds.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:42 PM
More Antonio Brown in No Huddle!

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:42 PM
Brown is freaking fearless

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:42 PM
Good return by Antonio right there. Probably one of the better return guys we've had in a while.

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Nice run by Mendy - nice block by Hines

Wallabeast17
09-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Mendy just got me back into this game

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Well the Ravens came to play. We came to well I am not sure what we came to doHonestly, I think this game is like a Super Bowl for the Ravens. They have been pointing to this game since the schedule came out after last years playoffs.

Sure we take the game seriously but it is evident they are way way way more jacked up for the game than we are.

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:43 PM
There ya go Mendy!

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Good job Mendy

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:43 PM
show some enthusiasm guys. we are walking around with our hands in our pockets

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:43 PM
ok, good run. let keepin it goin

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:44 PM
Heath!! Nice - Spaeth would've dropped it.

Wallabeast17
09-11-2011, 12:44 PM
Everyone together now, HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEATH!

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:44 PM
Thank god some of you aren't our Offensive Coordinator

SH-Rock
09-11-2011, 12:44 PM
HEEAAAAATHHHHH
damn wanted to do that for awhile now

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:44 PM
Nice run by Redman too! !st qtr comes to an end. Thank God.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:45 PM
good stat: the team that led after the first quarter in all 3 games last year...LOST the game!

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:45 PM
This is more like it.

Wallabeast17
09-11-2011, 12:45 PM
And why it takes us so long to use Redmann I will never know..

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:45 PM
I love the fact that they're not panicking and still running the football. Some nice blocks in the running game and Arians is mixing it up well.

Kanata-Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:46 PM
Now will someone at least try to block Suggs.

ummm sry, but protecting the ball, or thrwoing it away to prevent TURNOVER was all on Ben. -it happens.

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:46 PM
Man, I don't know about you guys, but that 1st qtr just about made my stomach turn over - what a putrid performance. We're supposed to dominate Flacco and Rice and it's the total opposite. Ben's fumble didn't help, that's for sure.

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:46 PM
Running game looks good. Nice runs by Redman and Mendenhall both.

sharkweek
09-11-2011, 12:47 PM
well the good news is that in the past 3 meetings of this matchup the team with the high score ultimately lost the game :chuckle:

jking
09-11-2011, 12:47 PM
ummm sry, but protecting the ball, or thrwoing it away to prevent TURNOVER was all on Ben. -it happens.

gotta give him enough time to throw it away and that ain't happenin

Kanata-Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:47 PM
it's a lot better than air-it-out into turnovers. -lol
ya! mix it up now !!!

rocckbottomxmen
09-11-2011, 12:47 PM
we will be fine...no worries guys

sharkweek
09-11-2011, 12:47 PM
very nice patient running by Mendenhall

pancake
09-11-2011, 12:47 PM
I remember when this use to be a defensive battle.:noidea:

DoctorCAD
09-11-2011, 12:48 PM
ummm sry, but protecting the ball, or thrwoing it away to prevent TURNOVER was all on Ben. -it happens.

You have gotr to be freekin blind.

Suggs was on Ben within 1 second, zero blocking by the turnstyle we call an offensive line.

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:48 PM
NO TURNOVERS

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Wear them down!

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Mendy's awesome today - just punching it through the Ravens D

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:48 PM
I think Mendenhalls gonna go over 100, we can run on this Ravens D.

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:48 PM
Mendy looks solid.

Kanata-Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:49 PM
gotta give him enough time to throw it away and that ain't happenin
DON"T lose the BALL -how much more simple could that possibly be. the pocket's collapsed -atleast try not give it away.

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:49 PM
Mendy thrown for a loss - Ray Ray got him

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:49 PM
or not... LOL

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
ugggh

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
****

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
We keep going backwards - ridiculous that we can't the ball off

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
Aggh Delay of Game.

steelersfanUT
09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
What the freak

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
Got it! 1st down catch by Sanders

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
Nice job

sharkweek
09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
woot Sanders :D

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:50 PM
FIRST DOWN

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:51 PM
There ya go Sanders.

SH-Rock
09-11-2011, 12:51 PM
Sanders is amazing on 3rd downs.

Fire Arians
09-11-2011, 12:51 PM
My boy #88!

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:51 PM
1st goal!

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:51 PM
Huge play from Sanders!

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:51 PM
Almost another delay of game

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:51 PM
Now we will run a gadget play and itll do diddly squat

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:52 PM
we CANNOT turn the ball over

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:52 PM
Almost got called for another delay - geez, what the hell is going on with these guys today? Go to the silent count

rocckbottomxmen
09-11-2011, 12:52 PM
I know its hard as a fan to watch your team and not overreact. Hell even I get caught up in the moment. But remember its a 60 min game. things can and will change quickly.....so stay calm folks. we will be fine

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:53 PM
Now we will run a gadget play and itll do diddly squat

Nah, we'll hand it off to the slowest guy on the field on an end around. :chuckle:

Rick5895
09-11-2011, 12:53 PM
Plays aren't coming on fast enough is the only explaination.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:53 PM
3 wide to the right with Brown Wallace Sanders. Must respect the speed and hands and then we run a delayed draw to catch em off guard. Thatll get us 6pnts

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:53 PM
I know its hard as a fan to watch your team and not overreact. Hell even I get caught up in the moment. But remember its a 60 min game. things can and will change quickly.....so stay calm folks. we will be fine

Thats only if the D makes a showing.

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:54 PM
Now who the hell thought that handing the ball off to Mendy in the backfield is going to work? Stupid!

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:54 PM
horrible play calling

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 12:54 PM
Almost another delay of game

they get a delay of game penalty. The clock gets reset and they can BARELY get the next play off. WTF?

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
TD!!!

Kanata-Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
ya !

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Great call!

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Way to go SANDERS!

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!

SH-Rock
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Sanders Baby!

Wallabeast17
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
SANDERS!!!!!!! TD!!!!!

sharkweek
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
LOL, nice, can't cover all our WRs, TD Sanders!

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
NICE!!!! Ben to Sanders. Thank goodness

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Right back in the game, Sanders with the TD catch.

Fire Arians
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
#88 again that's wassup

pancake
09-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Wow, we needed that!!!!!

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
SANDERS TD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MACH1
09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
OK D it's your turn.

jking
09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
TD.......finally some signs of life from the Steelers

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
There we go, now chicken little #'s 1-25 will come back cheering

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
Alright D, we got a game again. Lets take it away.

sharkweek
09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
Sanders is amazing on 3rd downs.

which of our WRs is not amazing on 3rd down :flap: :tt02:

Rick5895
09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
Much better. Now let's get a turnover.

dcsteel5804
09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
alright, this D needs to show it can stop the Ravens without the refs. Secondary needs to step up big time

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:57 PM
Glad to see that out all of O'line weaknesses are still there and being exploited. Maybe someone will notice.

jking
09-11-2011, 12:57 PM
maybe that'll fire up the D a little

SH-Rock
09-11-2011, 12:57 PM
which of our WRs is not amazing on 3rd down :flap: :tt02:

Sanders is the best imo

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 12:58 PM
Good kick. I can really see the Sanders-Ward comps. Just a reliable go to guy on third down.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Cmon D!

zsheik22
09-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Our D is being a bunch of nancies. Watch the soft contact with the Oline everytime the ball is snapped.

jking
09-11-2011, 01:01 PM
need some pressure on flacco.....he's gettin way too much time

Fire Arians
09-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Good pressure on that play

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 01:02 PM
alright good stop!

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 01:02 PM
All right O, tie it up.

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 01:02 PM
Nice catch by Brown on the punt - right on the edge of his fingers. Let's go Ben & Co.!!

Kanata-Steeler
09-11-2011, 01:02 PM
that why our "D" is number 1, or 2 :)

pete74
09-11-2011, 01:02 PM
we finally made Flacco throw an incomplete pass. Flacco is looking good so far today

DoctorCAD
09-11-2011, 01:02 PM
YEAAAAA.

The D steps up.

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 01:03 PM
Good job D

ricardisimo
09-11-2011, 01:03 PM
I just started watching. Have we determined how bad William Gay is yet?

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 01:03 PM
need some pressure on flacco.....he's gettin way too much time

exactly. Even when we blitz, they pick it up and we just cant get to Flacco. That really needs to get better. It isnt like we have Revis or Asoughma (sp?) back there. Flacco most of the time just stands back there and waits for someone to get open.

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 01:03 PM
wear them down!!!!

rocckbottomxmen
09-11-2011, 01:04 PM
Thats only if the D makes a showing.

the d will put an end to this madness. You have to understand its the first home game for the birds so emotions were high. We just have to weather the storm until they settle down.

Kanata-Steeler
09-11-2011, 01:04 PM
Deon Sanders with cute fairy wings -funny commercial, haha

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 01:04 PM
I just started watching. Have we determined how bad William Gay is yet?

there are constants in the universe: Pi, the speed of light, and William Gay is awful.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 01:04 PM
horrible decision to throw it

Wallabeast17
09-11-2011, 01:04 PM
I just started watching. Have we determined how bad William Gay is yet?
Not yet! Just Bmac so far..

sharkweek
09-11-2011, 01:05 PM
c'mon ben

NYC_Steeler
09-11-2011, 01:05 PM
Really bad decision by Ben - almost got picked off

theplatypus
09-11-2011, 01:05 PM
that was too close for comfort

MACH1
09-11-2011, 01:05 PM
This is where airhead abandons the run.

fortmemphis
09-11-2011, 01:06 PM
if it wasnt already, it is official now--we cannot block Suggs

BritishSteel
09-11-2011, 01:06 PM
Decent series on D - was starting to wonder if the Ravens had replaced throwaway Flacco with Kurt Warner in a mask, but at last he chucks it to no-one.

Now we need a score here.

jking
09-11-2011, 01:06 PM
we moved the ball the last series by running it .....let's pass now....great play calling

ricardisimo
09-11-2011, 01:06 PM
Are we already seeing bubble screens again?

Wallabeast17
09-11-2011, 01:06 PM
And the offense hits a wall :banging: oh Arians.

Chadmagic
09-11-2011, 01:07 PM
The only good thing about that series was the punt

jking
09-11-2011, 01:07 PM
need a TO now....let's go D

GMU Steeler
09-11-2011, 01:07 PM
Sloppy drive. D needs a turnover or three and out.

MACH1
09-11-2011, 01:07 PM
Are we already seeing bubble screens again?

Not yet. Lots of 5 wide though.

Rick5895
09-11-2011, 01:07 PM
Our O is out of sync.