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mesaSteeler
12-07-2011, 06:02 AM
Worilds a key figure on defense for Steelers

By Scott Brown
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Outside linebacker Jason Worilds had an "a-ha" moment during a recent Steelers practice.

Or so he thought.

"I was going over something that I thought I knew and it ended up being a mental error," Worilds said. "It just goes to show you that no matter how far along I feel like I've come, there's always stuff to learn."

Worilds is in his second season of learning Dick LeBeau's complex defense, and he is still making the transition from defensive end in college to outside linebacker.

But it is safe to say that the training wheels have been gone for quite some time when it comes to the Steelers' 2010 second-round draft pick.

Worilds has quietly emerged as a key figure on the Steelers' defense, due in large part to LaMarr Woodley's cantankerous hamstring.

His continued development is crucial to the Steelers' Super Bowl aspirations since Woodley could be limited or hampered by the hamstring injury he sustained Oct. 30 the rest of the season.

The Steelers had set a snap count for Woodley last Sunday, his first game back from the injury. It didn't become an issue as Woodley all but took himself out of the Steelers' 35-7 win over the Bengals after experiencing fatigue in the tender hamstring.

"Obviously he felt something and he was mature enough to not do any further damage to it," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Monday at his weekly news conference. "I don't know if you would characterize it as a setback at this point. This week will provide that legitimate information for us."

It is hard to imagine Woodley playing Thursday night against the visiting Browns though Tomlin didn't rule it out.

And given how delicate hamstring injuries can be, particularly for pass rushers that depend on short bursts of speed, Woodley is going to have to share snaps at left outside linebacker for the foreseeable future.

Woodley, who leads the Steelers with nine sacks, acknowledged as much after the Bengals game.

Enter Worilds, who has dealt with injury issues of his own and is still learning the nuances of playing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

The 6-2, 262-pounder recorded his first sack of the season in Kansas City, and his comfort level and confidence only figure to increase the more quality snaps he plays.

Tomlin said recently that Worilds' play has been "above the line."

Yesterday, he upgraded the former Virginia Tech star's play to "solid."

He did stop short when asked if Worilds has made the super-sized jump that Tomlin expects in players from their first to second season.

"It's in progress," Tomlin said. "Check back with me."

Chatting with...rookie tight end Weslye Saunders

Q: What did you do with the ball that you caught for your first NFL touchdown?

A: The first couple I get go to my mom and my dad. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them, and I just want to show them how much I appreciate them. Hopefully, I get another one soon so I'll be able to keep that one in my house.

Q: Your dad is an editorial writer for the Raleigh News & Observer. Does that make you a newspaper person as well?

A: Yeah, I was a journalism major at South Carolina and I'm hoping to finish up my degree in the offseason. I'd like to do pretty much the same thing my dad's doing, write opinion pieces, he does a couple of TV shows. He's written a book and he's in the process of writing a screenplay.

Q: What kind of opinion pieces would you like to write?

A: It wouldn't really be about sports but current events or politics. That really gets me going. I can't speak on (politics) right now because that might get me in some trouble, so I won't speak on that, but I could see politics in my future.

Quotable

"We cannot let Josh Cribbs do to what he's done to us time and time again in the past. We've been dead Indians in his cowboy movie enough." Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on importance of containing the Browns' return specialist

"It's important to get rolling, playing your best ball this time of year. We're fortunate to get quality players coming back off injury. That's what it takes, getting rolling at the right time and, hopefully, we will." Defensive end Brett Keisel on playing well in December

"It's getting better and better each week. I'm not full strength, but it's definitely a lot better than it was at the beginning of the year and better than it was last week." Outside linebacker James Harrison on his back after recording three sacks in the Steelers' 35-7 win over the Bengals

"If he were four inches taller he'd be in the Pro Bowl. As a football player he's one of the best we have." Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians on starting left guard Doug Legursky

Digits

3 Catches Heath Miller needs to become the Steelers' all-time leader in receptions by a tight end

5 More takeaways than giveaways the Steelers have had in their last three games



15.6 Steelers' average margin of victory during their seven-game home winning streak over Browns

99.2 Ben Roethlisberger's passer rating in 13 career games against the Browns

172 Consecutive games started by Detroit Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus, one more than Dick LeBeau, who had held the team record in that category since the early 1970s

1,032 Receiving yards Antonio Brown is on pace for this season

3 players to watch

Josh Cribbs, WR/RS: Three of Cribbs' eight career kickoff returns for touchdowns have come against the Steelers, and he is averaging 26.4 yards per kickoff return this season. James Harrison's former college teammate always seems to get up for the Steelers, and coach Mike Tomlin has not ruled out kicking the ball away from Cribbs Thursday night.

Rashard Mendenhall, RB: The Browns are first in the NFL in passing defense (173.3 yards per game allowed) and 31st against the run (151.2 yards per game). Look for the Steelers to subject a defense that was gashed for over 200 yards by Ray Rice Sunday to a heavy dose of Mendenhall and Isaac Redman.

Colt McCoy, QB: Cleveland brass is probably still trying to figure out if it has found the real McCoy in what seems to be an endless search for a franchise quarterback. Since making his first NFL start in October of 2010 to the Steelers, McCoy has produced mixed results. He threw five interceptions in two games against the Steelers last season.

Scott Brown can be reached at sbrown@tribweb.com or 412-481-5432.

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DanRooney
12-07-2011, 07:12 AM
Quite a few pressures, but I'll be more impressed if he ever gets to the QB for once. The only time he did was a coverage sack.

Whodis
12-07-2011, 07:40 AM
The last two preseasons he lit it up. I guess you get a little spoiled seeing LB's step in and not miss a beat.

steelfury02
12-07-2011, 07:48 AM
And I thought Harrison was back to his old self. He just had what 3 sacks last game? If he says he isn't 100% back holy shite, just wait until he is (playoffs).

I have a feeling this guy is going to be one possessed force the rest of the way.

Also - Troy is "due" for some huge games - hope he saves the best for last :)

Whodis
12-07-2011, 10:41 AM
And I thought Harrison was back to his old self. He just had what 3 sacks last game? If he says he isn't 100% back holy shite, just wait until he is (playoffs).

I have a feeling this guy is going to be one possessed force the rest of the way.

Also - Troy is "due" for some huge games - hope he saves the best for last :)

i agree... did you hear the announcers saying about how much he squatted when he came off the injury compared to what he is doing now?? i sure hope he gets by the HGH test

steelfury02
12-07-2011, 11:10 AM
already affected the Chiefs on both sides of the ball right? What has been the process for the testing? At first I thought it was going to be like baseball and this witch hunt where we would hear all/any names released at once but it seems a little gray as far as any announcements.

Fire Arians
12-07-2011, 11:29 AM
i agree... did you hear the announcers saying about how much he squatted when he came off the injury compared to what he is doing now?? i sure hope he gets by the HGH test

700 something lbs, for a 240+lb man who is mostly all muscle, there's nothing out of the ordinary there. the guy bull rushes through 300+ lb tackles, he's a freakin' horse

DanRooney
12-07-2011, 01:14 PM
The last two preseasons he lit it up. I guess you get a little spoiled seeing LB's step in and not miss a beat.

I beg to differ.

Rick5895
12-07-2011, 01:22 PM
Sometimes there is more to playing well than "sacks". I like that he gets pressure, sometimes that results in turnovers via the interception or a poor throw. Even in the Steelers system OLB's have other responsiblities other than sacks. They ust perform well in the run game, Worilds does a nice job there and sets the edge nicely. Unfortunately in this fantasy football world most people live in ..the only way they judge a player is by a stat line.

steelfury02
12-07-2011, 01:54 PM
is this the place where I ride the couch ?

DanRooney
12-07-2011, 02:07 PM
Sometimes there is more to playing well than "sacks". I like that he gets pressure, sometimes that results in turnovers via the interception or a poor throw. Even in the Steelers system OLB's have other responsiblities other than sacks. They ust perform well in the run game, Worilds does a nice job there and sets the edge nicely. Unfortunately in this fantasy football world most people live in ..the only way they judge a player is by a stat line.

That pressure isn't going to work on a QB like Rodgers as you saw Sunday against the Giants where he had a guy right in his face and still threw a perfect pass to Jordy Nelson.

stb_steeler
12-07-2011, 02:12 PM
i agree... did you hear the announcers saying about how much he squatted when he came off the injury compared to what he is doing now?? i sure hope he gets by the HGH test

He was at 300lbs. to be safe, now hes at 600lbs. What a difference, u could tell in the start of the season he wasnt full strength yet. Notably getting better for sure.

Fire Arians
12-07-2011, 02:17 PM
He was at 300lbs. to be safe, now hes at 600lbs. What a difference, u could tell in the start of the season he wasnt full strength yet. Notably getting better for sure.

300 would be a warmup set for him. i do around 315 but i'm also half his size. 600-700ish sounds about right for a high level athlete as big as he is

stb_steeler
12-07-2011, 02:19 PM
300 would be a warmup set for him. i do around 315 but i'm also half his size. 600-700ish sounds about right for a high level athlete as big as he is

Yeah but do you have a bad back? most people wouldnt attempt to lift anything after back surgeries.

Fire Arians
12-07-2011, 02:39 PM
Yeah but do you have a bad back? most people wouldnt attempt to lift anything after back surgeries.

not yet, but maybe soon. i aint getting any younger haha.

kirklandrules
12-07-2011, 03:44 PM
300 would be a warmup set for him. i do around 315 but i'm also half his size. 600-700ish sounds about right for a high level athlete as big as he is

Don't forget that Harrison isn't a very tall guy. It's those guys that are lower to the ground (meaning shorter legs) that can put up tons of weight. His compact body style makes him better with leverage both in the weightroom and on the field.

PhantomJB93
12-08-2011, 10:42 PM
Worilds got two sacks today and got good pressure numerous times.

JCPsteelers
12-09-2011, 03:00 AM
Worilds looks to be a good pick. I like what I've seen so far.

Bayz101
12-09-2011, 03:07 AM
Worilds looks to be a good pick. I like what I've seen so far.

Iv'e always liked the kid. He's going to be good.

defence
12-09-2011, 11:38 AM
That pressure isn't going to work on a QB like Rodgers as you saw Sunday against the Giants where he had a guy right in his face and still threw a perfect pass to Jordy Nelson.

I"m with you Dan on this one. To me this guy just can't get there. Did you see Watson throw him around like a rag doll?? Can't see a tight end throwing around woodley or harrison!! He may progress; but personally i think he was a crap pick!!

Fire Arians
12-09-2011, 11:42 AM
I"m with you Dan on this one. To me this guy just can't get there. Did you see Watson throw him around like a rag doll?? Can't see a tight end throwing around woodley or harrison!! He may progress; but personally i think he was a crap pick!!

ive seen woodley get pancaked by TE's before. happens to the best of em. harder to do that to harrison since he's got a low center of gravity though.

in any case worilds had a good game, i like his hustle. he's no lamarr though.

theplatypus
12-09-2011, 11:45 AM
It should be blatantly clear by now that after all of 3 career starts Woirlds is a bust.

defence
12-09-2011, 11:46 AM
ive seen woodley get pancaked by TE's before. happens to the best of em. harder to do that to harrison since he's got a low center of gravity though.

in any case worilds had a good game, i like his hustle. he's no lamarr though.

No he is no lamarr!! Hopefully we get him back soon!! I just don't think he is ready to step up; but as i said; he may get better!! But having 2 of the best olbs in the game in harrison and woodley those are HUGE shoes to fill!!

Fire Arians
12-09-2011, 11:49 AM
It should be blatantly clear by now that after all of 3 career starts Woirlds is a bust.

i wouldn't say that, he's played a couple good games. like i said he's not woodley but you're comparing him to one of the top outside backers in the league. just because he's not quite there yet doesn't mean he's a bust

kirklandrules
12-09-2011, 12:06 PM
It should be blatantly clear by now that after all of 3 career starts Woirlds is a bust.

Let's just throw Worilds in with Timmons, who was also called a bust by many, Farrior who is old and slow, Foote who always sucked (ignore that awesome goalline stop he had on a 250 lbs back), and Woodley who many still think is overrated. By reading the posts that deal with the Steelers linebackers, I've come to the conclusion they all suck, except Harrison and that's only because he was a defensive player of the year.

theplatypus
12-09-2011, 12:07 PM
i wouldn't say that, he's played a couple good games. like i said he's not woodley but you're comparing him to one of the top outside backers in the league. just because he's not quite there yet doesn't mean he's a bust


How can you possibly miss the sarcasm in that?

Fire Arians
12-09-2011, 12:10 PM
How can you possibly miss the sarcasm in that?

my bad it's early here and i havent had my coffee yet lol

kirklandrules
12-09-2011, 12:36 PM
i wouldn't say that, he's played a couple good games. like i said he's not woodley but you're comparing him to one of the top outside backers in the league. just because he's not quite there yet doesn't mean he's a bust

I think you missed the sarcasm in his post :noidea:

Not sure how he's much different from Woodley in his second year. It should be noted that in year two Woodley became a starter because Gildon was washed up ... Worilds in year two isn't a starter because the guy in front of him is playing at a pro bowl level.

GMU Steeler
12-09-2011, 03:57 PM
I think you missed the sarcasm in his post :noidea:

Not sure how he's much different from Woodley in his second year. It should be noted that in year two Woodley became a starter because Gildon was washed up ... Worilds in year two isn't a starter because the guy in front of him is playing at a pro bowl level.

Haggans, Woodley replaced Haggans. Anyhow, I think Worilds could be another solid outside linebacker for us. He looked good last night against a Browns team that has a good O-line.

PhantomJB93
12-09-2011, 04:14 PM
He has four starts this year, and three sacks. There's no reason to believe if he were to continue starting, he wouldn't get better, right? I'm not saying he'll be a Pro-Bowler or anything, but for a mid second round pick I'd say that's a pretty good rate. I think his detractors are just using Woodley as a measuring stick, we got REALLY lucky with Woodley and second round picks don't normally turn out as well as he did, in a re-draft he would have gone top 15.

I mean, on the other hand, Thaddeus Gibson is really lighting it up now, right?

Bayz101
12-11-2011, 02:27 AM
Moderators...The above person made 31 posts, and even started a few threads, if i'm not mistaken. Please give him the spam boot :). Thanks.

DanRooney
12-11-2011, 03:36 AM
He has four starts this year, and three sacks. There's no reason to believe if he were to continue starting, he wouldn't get better, right? I'm not saying he'll be a Pro-Bowler or anything, but for a mid second round pick I'd say that's a pretty good rate. I think his detractors are just using Woodley as a measuring stick, we got REALLY lucky with Woodley and second round picks don't normally turn out as well as he did, in a re-draft he would have gone top 15.

I mean, on the other hand, Thaddeus Gibson is really lighting it up now, right?

Hold the presses, he had 1 coverage sack 2 weeks ago two dong sacks on Thursday. Colbert is certainly ready to sign him to a $61 million extension. But wait, before you get angry and rant, the clueless guys at PGH seem to agree.

"Jason Worilds had the two most unique and meaningless sacks in NFL history. He sacked McCoy on the last play of the first half and last play of the second half during meaningless Hail Mary situations. Another weird, by the way."
http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2011/12/10/2626211/steelers-vs-browns-afc-north-james-harrison-colt-mccoy-antonio-brown#storyjump

I will admit I'm wrong about Hines Ward. This guy should be our #1 receiver until he retires. Brown doesn't know how to run routes. Wallace is a one-trick pony. Hines Ward...certainly lighting it up. :chuckle:

Bayz101
12-11-2011, 04:28 AM
Hold the presses, he had 1 coverage sack 2 weeks ago two dong sacks on Thursday. Colbert is certainly ready to sign him to a $61 million extension. But wait, before you get angry and rant, the clueless guys at PGH seem to agree.

"Jason Worilds had the two most unique and meaningless sacks in NFL history. He sacked McCoy on the last play of the first half and last play of the second half during meaningless Hail Mary situations. Another weird, by the way."
http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2011/12/10/2626211/steelers-vs-browns-afc-north-james-harrison-colt-mccoy-antonio-brown#storyjump

I will admit I'm wrong about Hines Ward. This guy should be our #1 receiver until he retires. Brown doesn't know how to run routes. Wallace is a one-trick pony. Hines Ward...certainly lighting it up. :chuckle:

Anything can happen on any given Sunday, so in my opinion, a sack is a sack. No matter when it happens. Our pass defense has certainly stepped up this season, but we've had a few deep passes thrown on us this year, and there's no reason to believe a sack on a hail mary is "meaningless". Especially when your not up by at least two full touchdowns.

Look at it this way. Worilds is a young kid, and he's playing his first full games with the Steelers this month due to injuries. He's got a few sacks. Sacks are the pride and joy of being a linebacker, and it really proves the overall quality of the player at that position. Now look at Polamalu. He has one pick, and he's considered one of the best safeties in the game, and has a reputation of making big plays. Now if Jason can step it up and provide plays at his position as a young player, why can't Poly come out of his funk as a possible HOF saftey??

Everyone has their good day's and bad day's. Right now, young Worilds is performing, so there's no appropriate reason to say more. Worilds has excelled in his role on our defense, and that's all we can ask of the young guy. He'll learn from his mistakes, and he'll surely make some. And when he does, we'll hear about it on here. Sure enough.

That Gay guy sucks! Let's fire Arians!

Well, I may be serious about the Arians part :chuckle:

Rick5895
12-11-2011, 05:34 AM
Worilds does a good job, I've said it before, people are to pre-occupied with the almighty sack. Worilds does other things well. Sets the edge, does a decent job in the run game etc. He is not at Woodleys level, while he is not as strong, he may be a bit quicker.
Worilds may be a starter on most other teams, but we as STEELERS fans are spoiled, we have had absolute beasts at the OLB spot over the last 15-20 years that it's impossible for "just good" players to get a fair shake from some people.
We are fortunate to have these players like Worilds backing up our all pros, one of the reasons we are 10-3 right now is our depth. not to many NFL teams could lose both all pro OLB for parts of the season and still lead the league in defense.
IMO Worilds is doing a good job and I am damn glad we have him.

Bayz101
12-11-2011, 05:53 AM
Worilds does a good job, I've said it before, people are to pre-occupied with the almighty sack. Worilds does other things well. Sets the edge, does a decent job in the run game etc. He is not at Woodleys level, while he is not as strong, he may be a bit quicker.
Worilds may be a starter on most other teams, but we as STEELERS fans are spoiled, we have had absolute beasts at the OLB spot over the last 15-20 years that it's impossible for "just good" players to get a fair shake from some people.
We are fortunate to have these players like Worilds backing up our all pros, one of the reasons we are 10-3 right now is our depth. not to many NFL teams could lose both all pro OLB for parts of the season and still lead the league in defense.
IMO Worilds is doing a good job and I am damn glad we have him.

Good points. If you can put up statistics of any kind in this league, you're a damn good player. It's easy to judge someone sitting at home :chuckle:

theplatypus
12-11-2011, 06:50 AM
Hold the presses, he had 1 coverage sack 2 weeks ago two dong sacks on Thursday. Colbert is certainly ready to sign him to a $61 million extension. But wait, before you get angry and rant, the clueless guys at PGH seem to agree.

"Jason Worilds had the two most unique and meaningless sacks in NFL history. He sacked McCoy on the last play of the first half and last play of the second half during meaningless Hail Mary situations. Another weird, by the way."
http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2011/12/10/2626211/steelers-vs-browns-afc-north-james-harrison-colt-mccoy-antonio-brown#storyjump

I will admit I'm wrong about Hines Ward. This guy should be our #1 receiver until he retires. Brown doesn't know how to run routes. Wallace is a one-trick pony. Hines Ward...certainly lighting it up. :chuckle:


It's simultaneously cute and sad that you've picked up the colloquialisms of your "most awesome writer" hero. Cute because it's nice to see the challenged striving for something and sad because you've set the bar so low.

I know it was hard for you to finally admit that you just pull shit out of your ass(Urbik), but I it will get better. However, trivializing a players accomplishments after all of 4 career starts is just two steps back. It's a shame really because that 1st step was such a strong one.

steelfury02
12-11-2011, 06:58 AM
yes

bubbletownwr88
12-11-2011, 12:02 PM
You can't expect Worilds to come out and play like Woodley or Harrison for what he is doing with his experience he is doing great.. better than timmons on the outside

DanRooney
12-11-2011, 12:02 PM
It's simultaneously cute and sad that you've picked up the colloquialisms of your "most awesome writer" hero. Cute because it's nice to see the challenged striving for something and sad because you've set the bar so low.

I know it was hard for you to finally admit that you just pull shit out of your ass(Urbik), but I it will get better. However, trivializing a players accomplishments after all of 4 career starts is just two steps back. It's a shame really because that 1st step was such a strong one.

Still Mill is the one who patented the "dong sack." Not PalmerSucks (who is an awesome writer btw). Get your bros right bro.

I never liked perennial pro bowl HOFer Kraig Urbik when he was drafted. I guess that was bad call on my part. Well if you take out the fact he was cut by our team in only 1 year. And not because we were stacked at guard, or because we had a higher round pick sitting in front of him, but because he was getting no push and struggling to block a 3rd round DE. But I guess we can contribute all of Fred Jackson's fantasy points to Urbik.

BTW the Bills seem to be on fire lately (sarcasm). So I guess Kraig Urbik needs to step up his game? Or maybe Fred Jackson was that just good?

DanRooney
12-11-2011, 12:10 PM
You can't expect Worilds to come out and play like Woodley or Harrison for what he is doing with his experience he is doing great.. better than timmons on the outside

I'm not. He is doing a fine job. Chris Carter played well in his 1 game too.

Steelersfan87
12-11-2011, 04:07 PM
Carter gave the Patriots a first and goal on a 3rd and 2 by jumping offsides.

Worilds had a very good game on thursday, even if he didn't get any sacks. He certainly wasn't a weakness.

Urbik has been playing consistently well based on the 4 games that I've watched, which were spaced out throughout the season. Obviously it's stupid to even insinuate that a team's failure has much to do with the performance of a single interior lineman. For what it's worth, though, although Fitzpatrick is not the type to take 35-40 sacks a year, he's only been sacked 15 times so far.

You see only the good in draft picks you liked and only the bad in draft picks you didn't like for the most part it seems sometimes.

Bayz101
12-11-2011, 04:49 PM
Carter gave the Patriots a first and goal on a 3rd and 2 by jumping offsides.

Worilds had a very good game on thursday, even if he didn't get any sacks. He certainly wasn't a weakness.

Urbik has been playing consistently well based on the 4 games that I've watched, which were spaced out throughout the season. Obviously it's stupid to even insinuate that a team's failure has much to do with the performance of a single interior lineman. For what it's worth, though, although Fitzpatrick is not the type to take 35-40 sacks a year, he's only been sacked 15 times so far.

You see only the good in draft picks you liked and only the bad in draft picks you didn't like for the most part it seems sometimes.

Worilds actually led the team in sacks with two, if i'm not mistaken.

Bayz101
12-11-2011, 04:52 PM
I'm not. He is doing a fine job. Chris Carter played well in his 1 game too.

Carter looked good when he played. Maybe even better than Worilds, but you can't keep everyone. And Worilds certainly seems to be doing fine. I'm sure they'll sign Carter again at some point, especially if our backers keep getting into false-suspension situations.

defence
12-11-2011, 08:20 PM
Carter gave the Patriots a first and goal on a 3rd and 2 by jumping offsides.

Worilds had a very good game on thursday, even if he didn't get any sacks. He certainly wasn't a weakness.

Urbik has been playing consistently well based on the 4 games that I've watched, which were spaced out throughout the season. Obviously it's stupid to even insinuate that a team's failure has much to do with the performance of a single interior lineman. For what it's worth, though, although Fitzpatrick is not the type to take 35-40 sacks a year, he's only been sacked 15 times so far.

You see only the good in draft picks you liked and only the bad in draft picks you didn't like for the most part it seems sometimes.

Did he really have that good a game?? if you watch the game again; you will see how many times Mccoy stepped into the vacant spot left by woirlds. He has one move and that is to use his speed wide but leaves a huge hole for the qb to either scramble or pass. He isnt stong enough to push the olineman back so that's his move. Boys; to me he is a second round bust!! hope to god woodley gets back for the playoffs and woirlds can assume his proper job on the bench learning behind the 2 best olb's in the bizz!!

Steelersfan87
12-11-2011, 09:34 PM
Sounds like you're full of shit to me. That wasn't at all my experience of the game, and I actively watched him. He even played every snap for the first time. 9 tackles, 2 sacks, and a forced fumble is a fine stat line, but beyond the stats, he did the small things well.

DanRooney
12-11-2011, 11:53 PM
You see only the good in draft picks you liked and only the bad in draft picks you didn't like for the most part it seems sometimes.

Well I'm certainly not rooting for myself to be wrong :flap:I think of it like a fantasy team. If I skipped on a guy that I thought would have a bad season, I'm certainly not gonna root for him down the road. Especially if he's not on my team!

I'll take your word on Urbik this season. The only Bills game I've watched was a few weeks ago where Stevie Johnson pulled his Plax/Tonio in the endzone against the Jets.

tony hipchest
12-12-2011, 12:00 AM
fantasy football has ruined alot of fans perceptions of reality.

Steelersfan87
12-12-2011, 12:31 AM
Well I'm certainly not rooting for myself to be wrong :flap:I think of it like a fantasy team. If I skipped on a guy that I thought would have a bad season, I'm certainly not gonna root for him down the road. Especially if he's not on my team!

I'll take your word on Urbik this season. The only Bills game I've watched was a few weeks ago where Stevie Johnson pulled his Plax/Tonio in the endzone against the Jets.

So it's more important for you to be right than it is for the players the Steelers pick to be good? Sounds like your priorities are skewed, haha. :flap:

DanRooney
12-12-2011, 12:33 AM
So it's more important for you to be right than it is for the players the Steelers pick to be good? Sounds like your priorities are skewed, haha. :flap:

Did we sign Kraig Urbik back without me knowing? But seriously, I'd take about anyone over the way Kemo is playing right now.

defence
12-12-2011, 08:35 PM
Sounds like you're full of shit to me. That wasn't at all my experience of the game, and I actively watched him. He even played every snap for the first time. 9 tackles, 2 sacks, and a forced fumble is a fine stat line, but beyond the stats, he did the small things well.

Nice choice of words friend!! We are all steeler fans and i hope i'm wrong in the end!! I guess i may have watched a different game than you: but everyone is entitled to there opinion. Here is mine; Lamar please get healthy soon because we won't go far in the playoffs without him!!

Steelersfan87
12-12-2011, 09:31 PM
Some questions should be answered tomorrow in Tomlin's news conference. That pipsqueak Adam Schefter "reported" via his twitter account that "the feeling in Pittsburgh and around the league", which makes it sound like what he really means to say is "I'm about to just pull this out of my ass right now, but", Harrison will be suspended for a game. He's about as wrong as he is right though.