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SteelCityMom
10-02-2011, 08:52 AM
Steelers take on Texans in Houston
Posted Sep 29, 2011
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-take-on-Texans-in-Houston/ba647f4e-ff6a-495b-bbff-89ecdf375b43

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) at Houston Texans (2-1)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m., ET
Site: Reliant Stadium (71,054) • Houston, Texas
Playing Surface: Grass
TV Coverage: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play)Dan Dierdorf (color analyst)
Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)Tunch Ilkin (color analyst)Craig Wolfley (sideline)Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City)XEDA-FM 90.5

Steelers notes for Texans game (http://prod.static.steelers.clubs.nfl.com/assets/docs/2011_Steelers_notes_for_Texans_game_10_2.pdf)

THE COACHES

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 45-22 (.671)/fifth seasonRegular-season record at Pittsburgh: 45-22 (.671)/fifth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: 5-2/three years

Houston Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak
Overall regular-season record: 39-44 (.469)/sixth seasonRegular-season record at Houston: 39-44 (.469)/sixth seasonPlayoff Record/Years: n/a


SERIES HISTORY

Series History: Series began in 2002
Overall: Pittsburgh leads 2-1
At Pittsburgh: Series tied at 1-1
At Houston: Pittsburgh leads 1-0
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 7, 2008 (in Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh 38, Houston 17
Postseason Series: n/a

Pittsburgh is 2-1 in the regular season against Houston...the Steelers have won the last two meetings between the two by a combined score of 65-24...Pittsburgh has played at Reliant Stadium once, winning 27-7 in 2005...Head Coach Mike Tomlin is 1-0 versus Houston, winning 38-17 at Heinz Field in 2008...the Steelers are 10-9 against the AFC South since it was formed in 2002...under Head Coach Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh is 5-3 against the AFC South.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES

• The Steelers look to improve to 326-206 all-time against AFC opponents.
• The Steelers are looking to win their third straight game and improve to 3-1 all-time during the regular season against the Houston Texans. • Pittsburgh looks to improve to 2-0 on the road against the Texans.
• The Steelers look to earn their second consecutive victory against an AFC South opponent and improve to 11-9 against the division since it formed in 2002.


PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• Will attempt to improve his record to 5-3 against the AFC South and 2-0 against the Texans.
• With a win, will improve to 21-14 on the road versus AFC opponents during the regular season, including winning eight of the last nine.

QB Ben Roethlisbergerhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/ben-roethlisberger/54dda34e-9e43-4c57-9397-1143ddced5d6/)
• Needs three touchdown passes to equal 150 for his career, becoming only the second Steelers’ quarterback to reach the mark (Terry Bradshaw, 212).
• After registering the seventh-most passing yards of his career (364) last week at Indianapolis, is looking to register back-to-back 300 yard passing games for only the second time in his career (301, 10/29/06, at Oak; 433, 11/5/06, vs. Den).

RB Rashard Mendenhallhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/rashard-mendenhall/3e1ac879-3146-46f4-946b-216532a371b1/)
• Needs two rushing touchdowns to pass Walter Abercrombie (22) for the 10th-most in the team’s history.

WR Mike Wallacehttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/mike-wallace/304eecdf-1b60-4dc4-9cd8-7808d9f5c97a/)
• With 100-yards receiving will record his 12th 100-yard receiving game of his career and his seventh straight.
• Needs one more 100-yard receiving game to tie the NFL record for consecutive games with 100-yards receiving.

WR Hines Wardhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/hines-ward/8a520076-6343-42ce-a89f-28a7dc97c67a/)
• Needs 16 receiving yards to surpass Hall of Famer Don Maynard (11,834) for 20th in NFL history.

TE Heath Miller
• After recording a season-high five receptions for 71 yards in the Week Three win over Indianapolis, needs five receptions to reach 300 for his career, becoming the seventh player in franchise history to reach the mark and only the second tight end.

LB James Harrisonhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/james-harrison/f955db12-de79-47a3-9c61-d50c2583d49b/)
• After recording a sack and forced fumble of QB Curtis Painter in Week Three, needs 2.5 sacks to tie Greg Lloyd (53.5) for the sixth highest career total in team history.

SS Troy Polamalu
• After returning a fumble 16 yards for the second fumble returned for a touchdown of his career, is one away from tying Jason Gildon (3) for the most fumbles returned for touchdowns in franchise history.
• Needs one touchdown to move into a tie for the second-most defensive touchdowns in Steelers history:
• One interception shy of tying Jack Lambert (28) for the ninth-most in Steelers’ history.
• Needs one interception return for a touchdown to tie Dwayne Woodruff, Deshea Townsend and Tony Campagno (3) for the third most in franchise history.
• Needs 41 yards to surpass Chad Scott (368) for the ninth-most
interception return yards in a career in Steelers’ history.

DE Aaron Smithhttp://www.steelers.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steelers.com/team/roster/aaron-smith/488f7c49-70fe-411f-8000-072b635beaa7/)
• Needs two sacks to tie Dwight White (46.0) for the eighth-highest career total in Steelers’ history.

LB LaMarr Woodley
• After registering 1.5 sacks in the first two games to surpass Ernie Holmes (40.0) for the 10th-most in franchise history, needs 3.5 to catch teammate Aaron Smith (44.0) for the ninth most all-time.

Exordium
10-02-2011, 10:01 AM
Well, this will be...interesting.

Atlanta Dan
10-02-2011, 11:52 AM
I know we wish the Baltimore game did not count (the Steelers certainly played as if the regular season had not yet started), but isn't this week 4?:chuckle:

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 12:01 PM
Shouldn't this thread be titled "WEEK 4..."? Week 3 was vs the Colts.

ETL
10-02-2011, 12:16 PM
If we can't stop the run - then Schaub will be play actioning all day with success.

To me, this is a make or break game for Aaron Smith. If they run all over him - I would recommend starting Ziggy in that position.

SteelCityMom
10-02-2011, 12:20 PM
Shouldn't this thread be titled "WEEK 4..."? Week 3 was vs the Colts.

Haha...thanks. :thumbsup:

I did the same thing last week (titled it week 2), but caught it before anyone else did. I guess my blonde moments are just going to run on a weekly basis now. :chuckle:

ETL
10-02-2011, 12:22 PM
Just a bit of trivia. The origin of the phrase "Play Action"

It is short for "Running Play Action, Pass [Play]" - That obviously makes sense as the offense "acts" as if its a run play to try to fool the defense and ends up passing.

Rick5895
10-02-2011, 12:28 PM
I have a feeling we are going to get a very pleasant surprise today. We have only had 1 turnover in 3 games. Today my gut feeling is the damn breaks for our D and we end up with 4 turnovers forced and at least 1 defensive TD.

tony hipchest
10-02-2011, 12:47 PM
Just a bit of trivia. The origin of the phrase "Play Action"

It is short for "Running Play Action, Pass [Play]" - That obviously makes sense as the offense "acts" as if its a run play to try to fool the defense and ends up passing.

we should try that some time.

heres to puttin a texas sized boot on houstons ass! :tt03::tt03::tt03:

Rick5895
10-02-2011, 12:53 PM
Almost time.

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 12:57 PM
Benny Hill theme song qued up...

Lets get this thing going.

Rick5895
10-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Let's have a big play early.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:02 PM
Well, here go folks. Let's just hope Big Ben has a big day - for the Black and Gold that is...

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:02 PM
The stream I'm on keeps buffering every 10 seconds or so gah

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:02 PM
Kicking off - I see alot of Terrible Towels...

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:03 PM
Fumbled the return, but Texans recovered - flag down though.

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:03 PM
We get the ball at the start of the second half.

I like it that way. Gives us a chance to cement a lead or get some momentum for a comeback.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:04 PM
The stream I'm on keeps buffering every 10 seconds or so gah

I hear ya'. I've been there. Thank God, my local station in NY is showing the game.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Damn - they got the 1st down.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:06 PM
Damn - Foster just gashed them for 9 . Sucks.

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:06 PM
I hear ya'. I've been there. Thank God, my local station in NY is showing the game.

Lucky you. I live in Patriots territory, so Steelers usually aren't on. And I have to put up with Boston fans.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:07 PM
Farrior stopped Foster for a loss, but Foster just ran over him for the 1st

Rick5895
10-02-2011, 01:07 PM
Smith is getting owned.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Oh this is just terrible to watch - 19 yard run - absolutely sucks.

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:10 PM
On the bright side we get to listen to captain obvious dierdorf.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:10 PM
Why is that the defense always seems to be asleep at the beginning of the game? Frustrating.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:12 PM
Well, at least we can hope the Texans keep shooting themselves in the foot with penalties. At least that way they'll be stopped. As I type this, they go for the screen and get pretty much a ton of yardage. Sucks.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:13 PM
Got saved again by another holding call - seems the only way to stop the Texans.

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:14 PM
running at smith over and over again

SteelCityMom
10-02-2011, 01:14 PM
The stream I'm on keeps buffering every 10 seconds or so gah

PM'd you a link...hope it works for you!

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:14 PM
We better stop them on 3rd and 11

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:14 PM
we need pressure. bring the blitz!

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:15 PM
This may turn into a looong day.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:15 PM
Over the middle for a huge gain - this is ridiculous. Polamalu went for the outside blitz and was pushed aside. Sickening.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:15 PM
Wow...a wide open tight end in the middle of the field....and no pressure....imagine that...

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:16 PM
looks like they know what to expect with lebeaus blitzes

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:16 PM
Aaron Smith...where the eff are you?!

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:17 PM
chop block!

rocckbottomxmen
10-02-2011, 01:17 PM
Can you pm me one...Mine just won't load today

Rick5895
10-02-2011, 01:17 PM
This is starting really ugly.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:17 PM
looks like they know what to expect with lebeaus blitzes

seems like they all do...

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:17 PM
Geez, Foote is pretty much useless.

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:17 PM
Wow we can't do anything on defense, this is disgusting

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Foote...another crappy angle!

SteelMusic
10-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Wow!

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Anyone still want to prove me wrong that Foote should not be on the team..

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Foster has 40 something yards on us so far.

That's embarrassing

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:19 PM
First quarter's almost over. :doh:

Rick5895
10-02-2011, 01:19 PM
Are we gonna get the ball this quarter.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:19 PM
time for Heyward & Sylvester....please!

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:19 PM
Every single time it's a 6 yard run or a 10 yard pass, we haven't made a single good defensive play

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:19 PM
just running up the gut. we are getting beat man on man

jking
10-02-2011, 01:19 PM
long drive over 10 minutes

SteelMusic
10-02-2011, 01:19 PM
All I know is that our offense better slow the tempo down and now go 3 and out throwing the ball with 5 stinking wide! Let's just hope that Arians and the offense doesn't put our D right back out there.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:19 PM
Anyone still want to prove me wrong that Foote should not be on the team..

I'd like to see Foote prove you wrong...but they won't happen

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:20 PM
time for Heyward & Sylvester....please!

Heyward is in

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:20 PM
Texans have held the ball for more than 10 minutes - and they's about a foot away from a TD. This is disgusting. Our D got pushed around, knocked down, and just embarrassed. Touchdown. Oh well.

jking
10-02-2011, 01:20 PM
Ben wishing that was his offensive line

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:20 PM
Watch we'll go 3 and out on offense

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 01:21 PM
Another steller showing.

Just horrible.

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:21 PM
that te play always works on us. ALWAYS!

these cro magnons on defense never learn!

OX1947
10-02-2011, 01:21 PM
Steelers defense is officially done.

jking
10-02-2011, 01:22 PM
Watch we'll go 3 and out on offense

2 and a turnover

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:22 PM
Why is it that our defense can't seem to cover a tight end? If I were a Steelers opponent I'd run a two TE set all day!

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:22 PM
Watch we'll go 3 and out on offense

Or turn it over real quick.

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:22 PM
Well, at least I started Foster on my fantasy team.

tony hipchest
10-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Watch we'll go 3 and out on offense

:yep: arians gameplan to tire down the texas O and keep their defense off the field.

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Why is it that our defense can't seem to cover a tight end? If I were a Steelers opponent I'd run a two TE set all day!

Pats and the Ravens..

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Well, at least I started Foster on my fantasy team.

I hate what fantasy football has done to this sport.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Ben will need a miracle to survive this game without an injury....Mario is gonna be in his jock all day...

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:23 PM
Lets see what the genius arians dials up.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Well, Ben's going to have to win this game because he sure as heck can't rely on the D to bail him out like before.

SteelMusic
10-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Look for them to stack the box, A la the Colts.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:24 PM
Pats and the Ravens..

Yep, and more to come.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:25 PM
I hate what fantasy football has done to this sport.

evs...

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 01:25 PM
Lets see what the genius arians dials up.

Run into the middle for -1
Run into the middle for 2
Pass for 6 yards
Punt

steelerchad
10-02-2011, 01:25 PM
95 yard drive and we were aided by 3 holding calls. Our offense almost never overcomes just 1 holding call.

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Run into the middle for -1
Run into the middle for 2
Pass for 6 yards
Punt

Two runs? :chuckle:

Goldsteel86
10-02-2011, 01:26 PM
What in the world is going on with the D-Line, seriously getting blown off the ball, I truly expected a shoot out but not like this, the defense looks paper thin, come on, Owen wide open???? That looked like a high school play!!!!!

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Offsides by Texans - but Mendy got stuffed for a loss on that one.

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Great start on offense!..:doh:
the bright side was the penalty.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:26 PM
Run into the middle for -1Run into the middle for 2
Pass for 6 yards
Punt

make that minus 3, but thanks for the penalty

jking
10-02-2011, 01:26 PM
just punt the ball now ....before we lose another 20 yards

steelerbutterfly
10-02-2011, 01:27 PM
i was really depending on our D for help this game because our Offense is shot

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:27 PM
Mendy got the 1st - nice little run - wide open hole.

SH-Rock
10-02-2011, 01:27 PM
More runs like that please.

steelerchad
10-02-2011, 01:27 PM
what's scary about that drive is that andre johnson didn't even touch the ball yet.

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 01:27 PM
i was really depending on our D for help this game because our Offense is shot

And how'd that work out for you?

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:27 PM
WALLACE!!!! LOVE THAT GUY!!!

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:27 PM
Great catch and run by wallace!!

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:27 PM
Thank God for Wallace!!!!

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:27 PM
Nice play by One Trick Pony

and now taunting, wtf

SH-Rock
10-02-2011, 01:28 PM
Mike Wallace!

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:28 PM
An he screws it up with a taunting penalty - STUPID!!!!!!!

jking
10-02-2011, 01:28 PM
great play capped by a stupid penalty

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:28 PM
One step forward take two steps back. :banging:

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:28 PM
Really Wallace? Taunting?

SH-Rock
10-02-2011, 01:28 PM
Are you kidding me...

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:28 PM
What?!?!? Give me a break - talking trash?!! Come on!!!

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Sanders gets the 1st down - nice

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:29 PM
What do you know...a screen pass to someone with some wheels!

zsheik22
10-02-2011, 01:29 PM
I like Tomlin, but thats what happens when you're the players' best friends. They act like they have no discipline because the coach is their buddy.

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:29 PM
theres been werse taunting thats not called..C'mon have the NFL is worse then that!

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Ben hits Johnson in the back - don't know about that one.

lipps83
10-02-2011, 01:29 PM
I am going to be crucified for this, but I think Dick's best years are behind him. Along with Aaron Smith and Farrior.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:30 PM
uhhh...David Johnson....maybe turn your head or something

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:30 PM
I know he's a rookie but I'd much rather see Gilbert at LT and Essex on the right side...I've seen enough of Essex over the years to feel comfortable saying that.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:30 PM
Where the hell was Ben throwing that? Nobody there!! He was about to get crushed though.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:30 PM
geez...this is painful

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:30 PM
great play capped by a stupid penalty

and Tomlin didnt say a word to Wallace and he was standing right next to him after the play. Just wasnt necessary

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:31 PM
Steelers could learn a few things from the Texans.

We should be blitzing like that.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:31 PM
SACKED AND A FUMBLE!!!!!!!!!!! ****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:31 PM
WOW

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:31 PM
Looks like I'm turning this game off early!

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 01:31 PM
OK, who is going to blame that on Ben???

jking
10-02-2011, 01:31 PM
oh well Ben gave a glimmer of hope before he shit his pants

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:31 PM
WOW AGAIN

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:31 PM
BAILED OUT BY A DEFENSIVE PENALTY!! HOLY COW!!

SH-Rock
10-02-2011, 01:32 PM
Lucky on that one.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:32 PM
wow...just wow...this is crazy...what friggin luck

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:32 PM
Ben has got to hold on to the GD ball.

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:32 PM
:flipoff:

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:32 PM
Batch must have seen something, he was barking at Tomlin..?

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:32 PM
Mendy going nowhere fast...

Baltimore Ravens Fan
10-02-2011, 01:32 PM
lol

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:32 PM
mendy with the keystone cops running play as he runs right into his own man.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:33 PM
WTF is up with the blocking????!?!?!!? I saw better offensive execution watching pee wee football yesterday!!!

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:33 PM
Ben's gonna get killed.

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:33 PM
Sloppy @ss football!!

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:33 PM
Ben got whacked from his blinside - Manning was untouched.

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:33 PM
This is a massacre.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
SACKED AGAIN - HERE WE GO!

SteelMusic
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
IDK, this offense just looks sloppy.

jking
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
imagine that ..Ben on his ass again

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
This o line is going to get Ben KILLED

SH-Rock
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
Loving the O-Line

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
Again, Trai Essex on the left side is an awful idea, I don't care if he has more "experience"

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
ESSIX IS TERRIBLE!!

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
that was pretty pathetic

Goldsteel86
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
Defensively and Offensively this team really looks flat, no enthusiasm, good night look at this team, Steelers got lucky here we go, embarrased by Houston?????

steelerchad
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
not addressing the o tackle position for years looks like it has finally caught up with us.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
At least Special Temas downs the ball at the 4. Man, that was an ugly series.

SteelCityMom
10-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Well...I called it before preseason. Not much to expect from this team this year. We'll be lucky if this is an ugly win.

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Arians is going to have to keep some help in the backfield. The O line is horrible and Ben is going to get hurt or keep fumbling. 5 wide outs wont work. Ben has no time. Wade Phillips is just sending blitzes almost every play.

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Please don't let them go 96 yards for a TD

jking
10-02-2011, 01:35 PM
should be about half time before the O gets back on the field

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:35 PM
oh great. another 97 yard drive.

NCBlackWolf
10-02-2011, 01:35 PM
I am going to be crucified for this, but I think Dick's best years are behind him. Along with Aaron Smith and Farrior.

I agree. Running all over Aaron. Every run play to the right side.

Steeler4life1972
10-02-2011, 01:35 PM
im sick of this...this is not the steeler standard...not even close!!!

Rick5895
10-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Mickey mouse offense. Non existent D. Equalls a long friggin day.

SteelMusic
10-02-2011, 01:35 PM
And I didn't think the O line could be worse than the last couple of years....Jeesh!

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:36 PM
Again, Trai Essex on the left side is an awful idea, I don't care if he has more "experience"

It doesn't matter where they play this giy - he sucks. So does the rest of the O-line (except for Pouncey).

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:36 PM
not addressing the o tackle position for years looks like it has finally caught up with us.

I was going to ask about that. I mean why wouldnt the FO be preparing for this?

lipps83
10-02-2011, 01:36 PM
Not only are we going to be embarrassed by Houston, but any other decent team with an above average oline and dline.

We cannot get pressure on defense, and we cannot stop a 3 man rush on offense.

Arians probably thinks the answer is to have the receivers run deeper routes.

Lebeau probably thinks the answer is drop more into coverage since Houston is having success running the ball.

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:37 PM
Arian Foster ran for less than 5 yards, I'm shocked.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:37 PM
Well, the 1st qtr comes to an end - thank God. that was beyond awful.

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:37 PM
Ready for a 97 yard 15 minute drive.

ZoneBlitzer
10-02-2011, 01:37 PM
It's over. This is Tomlin's team now and this is what it looks like.

NCBlackWolf
10-02-2011, 01:38 PM
Mickey mouse offense. Non existent D. Equalls a long friggin season.

Fixed it for ya'.

Rick5895
10-02-2011, 01:38 PM
Arians is going to have to keep some help in the backfield. The O line is horrible and Ben is going to get hurt or keep fumbling. 5 wide outs wont work. Ben has no time. Wade Phillips is just sending blitzes almost every play.

They are sending more than we have blocking. It won't change cause our goofy OC doesn't or won't adjust.

jking
10-02-2011, 01:38 PM
Arian Foster ran for less than 5 yards, I'm shocked.

he's probably tired from running all over the D in the first drive

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:39 PM
I was going to ask about that. I mean why wouldnt the FO be preparing for this?

Because to them, the Defense came first. The mentality was that defense wins games. Now that the rules have changed benefitting offensive-minded teams, we're hopelessly beyond any near-term help.

jking
10-02-2011, 01:39 PM
They are sending more than we have blocking. It won't change cause our goofy OC doesn't or won't adjust.

can't would be the better choice ..Arians is an idiot

pancake
10-02-2011, 01:39 PM
please move Essex to RT and Gilber to left...

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:40 PM
Another penalty saves the D. Unreal.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:40 PM
If it wasn't for the penalties, this game would already be a blowout!!

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:40 PM
no pressure on schaub

SH-Rock
10-02-2011, 01:40 PM
Texans are shooting themselves in the foot, keeping us alive.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:41 PM
Troy whiffs on Foster and gives up a 20 yard run - unreal.

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:41 PM
The refs are giving us a ridiculous amount of calls today and we can't take advantage of any of them :banging:

Oh, and of course a Foster 20 yard run

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:41 PM
If it wasn't for the penalties, this game would already be a blowout!!

This is ONLY the texans second possession.

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:41 PM
nice run support Lewis (sarcasm)

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:41 PM
WHY CAN'T WE COVER A F**KING TIGHT END

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:43 PM
Another 12 yard reception - ridiculous.

jking
10-02-2011, 01:43 PM
another first down shitty D going to allow another 11 minute drive

Third Rail
10-02-2011, 01:43 PM
This is painful to watch. Who looks worse today? The offense or the defense?

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
they have 90 rushing yards already...

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Wow - a grand total of 6 yards rushing vs 90 for the Texans. And Troy whiffs on another tackle.

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
WHY CAN'T WE COVER A F**KING TIGHT END

Gay is usually on them...

SH-Rock
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
I feel like a browns/bengals fan.

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Because to them, the Defense came first. The mentality was that defense wins games. Now that the rules have changed benefitting offensive-minded teams, we're hopelessly beyond any near-term help.

I hear ya. And now our defense is being shredded as well. We couldnt wrap up Foster behind the line of scrimmage. Just poor tackling.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
clinical destruction

Goldsteel86
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
3rd and 6 Schaub makes it look too easy, WTF??? When or IF are the Steelers going to explode??? How many more weeks, 9-7 this year looks real bleak!!!!

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
THANK YOU

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
UNREAL! Texans were actually stopped on 3rd down. Nice tackle by Aaron.

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
A glimmer of hope: we actually got a stop.

SteelMusic
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
Great stop!
Now it's the O's time to do something!!!!!

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
smith sucks! (nice play Aaron)

Steeler4life1972
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
wow...smith makes a play!!

jking
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
a stop on third down!!!?????? is that allowed ??

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
Well atleast if Ben is on the sidelines he won't get injured :noidea:

lipps83
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
It's over. This is Tomlin's team now and this is what it looks like.

I agree but Tomlin knows he can easily resolve this.

Draft another young defensive line prospect and sit him for 4 years.

Get another WR and LB early in the draft. Grab another WR in free agency.

Get a oline prospect later in draft. Arian has him convinced this team can win without a line.

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
wow....Aaron smith sighting...why fair catch at the 5?!

SH-Rock
10-02-2011, 01:45 PM
Do I hear safety?

Steeler4life1972
10-02-2011, 01:46 PM
why didnt brown let that one go?????

bhesson2000
10-02-2011, 01:46 PM
I agree, the current Steelers team we see today and for the past 3 games will go nowhere and they are just a SORRY BUNCH OF LOSERS.

I hate to say it because I LOVE MY STEELERS so much but I have to call a spade a spade.

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:46 PM
Gay is usually on them...

stop gay bashing. not his guy

steelerchad
10-02-2011, 01:46 PM
faircatch on the 5 yard line. Back to basics for this team.

Rick5895
10-02-2011, 01:46 PM
Wow. Did mural deceive me or did we just have a stop.

jking
10-02-2011, 01:47 PM
Houston scores a safety on this series. or TD if Ben fumbles

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:47 PM
Do I hear safety?

Shhhhhhhhh!!! (Don't give the Texans any ideas.)

Steeler4life1972
10-02-2011, 01:47 PM
if brown let that one go could have been a touchback...not much diff the 5 yd line from the 2 yd line!

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:47 PM
Why make a fair catch at the 5 yard line. It could only be 5 yards worse and it could bounce backward or into the endzone. Why not just run away from it and take your chances on getting a touchback?

Atlanta Dan
10-02-2011, 01:47 PM
Brilliant fair catch - I would think you could coach that decision

Safety coming?

cubanstogie
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
this is hard to watch.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
Nice run backwards by Mendy - lost 2 yards. Now we're in the end zone.

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
stop gay bashing. not his guy

I will stop when he wins a game for us rather then help us loss one :noidea:

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
mendy is dancing again

NCBlackWolf
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
if brown let that one go could have been a touchback...not much diff the 5 yd line from the 2 yd line!

Rediculous. F'ing basics.
Can we just have Super Dan punt?

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
Mendy running laterally=LOSS

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
Group photo of the o-line.

http://www.survival-supply.com/images/Roadsafety/SS0350005.jpg

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
is he a dancer of a football player?

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
Redeems himself - he winds up getting 8 yards. We need this 1st down.

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:49 PM
if he doesnt dance then he has the potential

Wallabeast17
10-02-2011, 01:49 PM
Group photo of the o-line.

http://www.survival-supply.com/images/Roadsafety/SS0350005.jpg

That would be better then what they have out there now

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:49 PM
3 and out. Of course.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:49 PM
Heath gets the ball and didn't get the 1st down. Damn.

SteelMusic
10-02-2011, 01:49 PM
What was that Arians?

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 01:49 PM
Why are there more Texans in the backfield than Steelers?

PhantomJB93
10-02-2011, 01:49 PM
This is just...complete ineptitude

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:50 PM
3 and out.

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:50 PM
I mean this is like Houston's Super Bowl isnt it? Guess that is what its like when Pitt comes to town

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:50 PM
Another penalty by the Texans . Special Teams seems to be the only guys who showed up to play.

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:51 PM
who recruited the refs to be on our side?

Third Rail
10-02-2011, 01:51 PM
I think all we can hope for is that the Texans will keep getting enough penalties to keep them from scoring.

Steeler4life1972
10-02-2011, 01:51 PM
if not for the penalties against the texans probably would be 14 or 17 -0

SH-Rock
10-02-2011, 01:51 PM
That would be better then what they have out there now

Yeah some of the defensive players would prob trip and fall over those.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:51 PM
I mean this is like Houston's Super Bowl isnt it? Guess that is what its like when Pitt comes to town

We're going to be everyone's bitch this year - we're completely inept on both sides of the ball.

Baltimore Ravens Fan
10-02-2011, 01:51 PM
I mean this is like Houston's Super Bowl isnt it? Guess that is what its like when Pitt comes to town

Every team that outplays the Steelers, it's their Super Bowl? Shit excuse.

MACH1
10-02-2011, 01:51 PM
I mean this is like Houston's Super Bowl isnt it? Guess that is what its like when Pitt comes to town

Could it be that the texans are just that good?

Or that the Steelers are really that bad?

Goldsteel86
10-02-2011, 01:52 PM
Wow, Arians, 3rd and 2 hmmm, and lets see hmmmmm another failure. I may be talking out of my rearend but please help me here, really, this team looks like the Cleveland Browns and Bengals of old. The Steelers should be owning this team, so much talent, so wasted youth, come on!!!!!!!!!!

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 01:52 PM
I mean this is like Houston's Super Bowl isnt it? Guess that is what its like when Pitt comes to town

Not really, they and their fans knew that they would win this one easily.

Teams no longer fear the Steelers because of the NFL's wussification of the sport.

Thanks to fantasy football.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:52 PM
I gotta admit - I'm liking the new 2012 Chrysler 300 - it got really good reviews from Consumer Reports - and they crucified Chrysler earlier iin the year.

Third Rail
10-02-2011, 01:53 PM
The Steelers are bad. I'm sorry, I hate to say it, but they look awful right now. I wonder right now if they'll even be able to score in this game.

Steeler4life1972
10-02-2011, 01:53 PM
yes i think the practice rules affects us

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:53 PM
The run on 2nd down by Mendy was a good one. We are going to have to smash it down their throats and run it. This O line will get Ben hurt if he passes every down. If Ben doesnt get hurt, he will fumble a couple more times at least. Someone--Mendy, Redman, Moore is going to have to get some yards on the ground.

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:53 PM
Not really, they and their fans knew that they would win this one easily.

Teams no longer fear the Steelers because of the NFL's wussification of the sport.

Thanks to fantasy football.

Guess whose defense I started on my fantasy team?

NCBlackWolf
10-02-2011, 01:53 PM
Could it be that the texans are just that good?

Or that the Steelers are really that bad?

Dude, we are terrible this year.
If the Texans were that good it would be 35-0.

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:53 PM
Whew - that Devon Hester is unreal....

jking
10-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Could it be that the texans are just that good?

Or that the Steelers are really that bad?

if you've watched any Steeler game this season you know the answer to that:banging:

Baltimore Ravens Fan
10-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Not really, they and their fans knew that they would win this one easily.

Teams no longer fear the Steelers because of the NFL's wussification of the sport.

Thanks to fantasy football.

That is the reason? C'Mon Man!

fortmemphis
10-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Every team that outplays the Steelers, it's their Super Bowl? Shit excuse.

didnt say it was an excuse dumb ass,. re read the post. did you see the word excuse in there? Just said that the crowd and the players are fired up. What an idiot

SteeleReign
10-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Not really, they and their fans knew that they would win this one easily.

Teams no longer fear the Steelers because of the NFL's wussification of the sport.

Thanks to fantasy football.

Right. Fantasy Football made the Steelers suck. Sure. :doh:

NYC_Steeler
10-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Johnson just pulled his hammy I think...

cubanstogie
10-02-2011, 01:55 PM
The run on 2nd down by Mendy was a good one. We are going to have to smash it down their throats and run it. This O line will get Ben hurt if he passes every down. If Ben doesnt get hurt, he will fumble a couple more times at least. Someone--Mendy, Redman, Moore is going to have to get some yards on the ground.

we might have to resort to some trick plays. Manhandled in the trenches.

ETL
10-02-2011, 01:55 PM
only way we win is if the refs keep on helping us

DoctorCAD
10-02-2011, 01:55 PM
Guess whose defense I started on my fantasy team?

fantasy football SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Third Rail
10-02-2011, 01:55 PM
Anyone else getting sick of seeing Troy almost make a play?

Exordium
10-02-2011, 01:55 PM
That injury saved us.

Steeler4life1972
10-02-2011, 01:55 PM
johnson is done!!!! i guess we needed luck on our side