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tony hipchest
11-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Ryan Clark's words for Roger Goodell were only slightly more timid than the venom James Harrison spewed towards him in this summer's Mens Journal interview. Make no mistake about it, he will not be going to visit Goodell in NYC like the young Ndamikong Suh, unless its in "handcuffs". Mike Tomlin even called the $40,000 fine that had Ryan so ticked off "excessive".

To a man, it seems the entire lockeroom publicly stands behind him. But the teams frusration doesnt stop with the league. It is spilling over to their own union leader. The players were plenty vocal about it-

Ľ ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
Ryan Clark fined 40K, unloads on Goodell and says DeMaurice Smith needs to do something on behalf of players.


NealCoolong Neal Coolong
Roethlisberger to Union Exec Smith: 'Stand Up And Do Something For Our Players' http://sbn.to/sZgTtE via @btsteelcurtain


ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
Farrior on whether D. Smith can do anything: "We haven’t heard from him since the (CBA) got signed. I don’t even know what his role is.”


ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
Farrior: "Nothing's going to get done. We already gave up all of our rights."


MarkKaboly_Trib Mark Kaboly
When I asked james harrison if De Smith should get involved with these fines. His response? "Who is that?"


willcolon74 Willie Colon
40k for a legal hit, they might as well turn in to the National Flag Football League. I feel For my family Ryan Clark. Keep smashing faces!


It should come as no suprise that the steelers show the same solidarity they showed for Harrison when there was backlash for his honest opinion. It truly is them against the world.

Remember, the steelers were the lone team that didnt vote for the labor union agreement that finally ended the lock out in time for the regular season to begin.

The main point of contention was Roger Goodell having all autonomous authority over the player's arbitrary fines and punishments.

I expect Dee to maintain his silence, and the Steelers continue to stand alone in their corner. Its them against the world. Band of Brothers.

stlrtruck
11-09-2011, 10:42 PM
It's a sad state of affairs and should open the eyes of many in the NFL Front Office. Unfortunatley, Der Kommish has no interest in being fair or anything else for that matter. He wants a panty league and he's getting a panty league. Pretty soon they'll be drafting from the LFL!

Danny136200
11-09-2011, 10:45 PM
Ryan Clark's words for Roger Goodell were only slightly more timid than the venom James Harrison spewed towards him in this summer's Mens Journal interview. Make no mistake about it, he will not be going to visit Goodell in NYC like the young Ndamikong Suh, unless its in "handcuffs". Mike Tomlin even called the $40,000 fine that had Ryan so ticked off "excessive".

To a man, it seems the entire lockeroom publicly stands behind him. But the teams frusration doesnt stop with the league. It is spilling over to their own union leader. The players were plenty vocal about it-

Ľ ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
Ryan Clark fined 40K, unloads on Goodell and says DeMaurice Smith needs to do something on behalf of players.


NealCoolong Neal Coolong
Roethlisberger to Union Exec Smith: 'Stand Up And Do Something For Our Players' http://sbn.to/sZgTtE via @btsteelcurtain


ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
Farrior on whether D. Smith can do anything: "We havenít heard from him since the (CBA) got signed. I donít even know what his role is.Ē


ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
Farrior: "Nothing's going to get done. We already gave up all of our rights."


MarkKaboly_Trib Mark Kaboly
When I asked james harrison if De Smith should get involved with these fines. His response? "Who is that?"


willcolon74 Willie Colon
40k for a legal hit, they might as well turn in to the National Flag Football League. I feel For my family Ryan Clark. Keep smashing faces!


It should come as no suprise that the steelers show the same solidarity they showed for Harrison when there was backlash for his honest opinion. It truly is them against the world.

Remember, the steelers were the lone team that didnt vote for the labor union agreement that finally ended the lock out in time for the regular season to begin.

The main point of contention was Roger Goodell having all autonomous authority over the player's arbitrary fines and punishments.

I expect Dee to maintain his silence, and the Steelers continue to stand alone in their corner. Its them against the world. Band of Brothers.
This can be a turning point to the Steelers' season. It propel us to another level, IMO

SoCalFan
11-09-2011, 11:04 PM
Yea,the league watching us even closer!Can lighting strike Roger!PLEASE!!!

Fire Arians
11-09-2011, 11:48 PM
It's a sad state of affairs and should open the eyes of many in the NFL Front Office. Unfortunatley, Der Kommish has no interest in being fair or anything else for that matter. He wants a panty league and he's getting a panty league. Pretty soon they'll be drafting from the LFL!

hey at this rate the LFL will be more entertaining :popcorn:

http://www.lflus.com/fantasy/images/fantasyimg.png

jjpro11
11-09-2011, 11:55 PM
they rallied last year and went all the way to the Super Bowl.. here's to hoping they can do it again and take their anger out on the rest of the league.. their number one goal should be to have that shit bag Goodell hand them the Lombardi trophy on Super Bowl Sunday. i can't imagine how satisfying it would be for those players.

Stu Pidasso
11-10-2011, 01:04 AM
Just remember: The more fines we get, the deeper we go into the playoffs, the more money our players make bonus-wise. It all comes full circle...

tony hipchest
11-10-2011, 01:20 AM
they rallied last year and went all the way to the Super Bowl.. here's to hoping they can do it again and take their anger out on the rest of the league.. their number one goal should be to have that shit bag Goodell hand them the Lombardi trophy on Super Bowl Sunday. i can't imagine how satisfying it would be for those players.

they also rallied in 08 behind the "worst offensive line to win a SB" and the most difficult strength of schedule ever witnessed by mankind.

They also rallied in 05 behind an insurmountable 7-5 start and an impossible road journey through the playoffs.

i think anyone who doubts this teams resolve either became a fan just last year or was too drunk to remember how they got to where they are.

thats my opinion and im sticking to it.

tony hipchest
11-10-2011, 01:24 AM
i do agree that if the steelers woulda beaten the ravens twice, they would be in a much better position. but they didnt.

still the ravens only represent 1/8th of our seeason, and we are only half way done. the division is there for the taking.

how defeated would the shitty, letdown, ratbirds feel when they swept us, yet still shit the bed vs the likes of JAX and TEN.

theyve had their gatorade shower for the year. now its time for ours.

Big Daddy Beast
11-10-2011, 05:40 AM
have that shit bag Goodell hand them the Lombardi trophy on Super Bowl Sunday.
I like your thinking.

There's some pretty cutting comments there regarding Smith about not knowing what his position is or even who he is. I'd reevaluate my choice of careers if that's how I were viewed.

steelfury02
11-10-2011, 09:33 AM
I agree with our rallying cries that resulted in Lombardis/SB trips

- The 05/06 Road Warrior run was one of the most amazing runs by an underdog I've witnessed, in any sport - especially that feeling right before the Colts game and the roller coaster of emotions during and after the game

- The 08/09 team, the "Worst O-line ever to win a SB" and pretty much what I consider a top 10 defense of all time (I rank them higher than the Ravens 00' squad for the simple reason what that Steelers team was able to do in an emerging pass-happy league) You can say what you want about the Cardinals 9-7 record, but combine Warner and his receiving corp that year and the fact we faced Rivers and Flacco in the playoffs in retrospect that all was pretty impressive. That defense was probably one of top 5 most feared of all time IMHO

- Last year's squad was pretty impressive too, and considering all the obstacles (Ben) they rallied - I expect something similar this year

Steel_Bus_24
11-10-2011, 10:06 AM
I agree with our rallying cries that resulted in Lombardis/SB trips

- The 05/06 Road Warrior run was one of the most amazing runs by an underdog I've witnessed, in any sport - especially that feeling right before the Colts game and the roller coaster of emotions during and after the game

- The 08/09 team, the "Worst O-line ever to win a SB" and pretty much what I consider a top 10 defense of all time (I rank them higher than the Ravens 00' squad for the simple reason what that Steelers team was able to do in an emerging pass-happy league) You can say what you want about the Cardinals 9-7 record, but combine Warner and his receiving corp that year and the fact we faced Rivers and Flacco in the playoffs in retrospect that all was pretty impressive. That defense was probably one of top 5 most feared of all time IMHO

- Last year's squad was pretty impressive too, and considering all the obstacles (Ben) they rallied - I expect something similar this year

Oh the days when a holding flag would get called on Silverback.....After the terror he unleashed that season, theres been new rules for the weapons/tactics that are allowed against James

Some of the list includes

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http://vectormadness.com/preview/others/large/knives_and_swords_vectors_japanese_sword_vector_sa murai_vector_ai.jpg

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bear_Trap_7423.jpg

http://blog.timesunion.com/crime/files/2011/04/taser.jpg

http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/119857/119857,1208819422,1/stock-photo-rasterized-of-d-realistic-mm-hand-gun-11786791.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dWxPQDiTCxw/SRa6DL4UfaI/AAAAAAAAAJk/ULrLyyvu7ck/s320/Airsoft-Claymore-Mine_Package_X300.jpg

casteeler
11-10-2011, 10:06 AM
Steeler recievers are so much better this year ( probably the most talented in the league) and now they have had a chance to gel with Ben. The O-line has improved, the front 7 on defense are unstoppable when they heat up and the secondary needs work but this team can still win the North.