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SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 07:10 AM
Steelers take on Browns
Posted Dec 6, 2011
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-take-on-Browns/5a5f4a04-649a-46f4-97a9-9f768aebba40

Pittsburgh Steelers (9-3) vs. Cleveland Browns (4-8)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Kickoff: 8:20 p.m., ET
Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Playing Surface: Grass
TV Coverage: NFL Network (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
Announcers: Brad Nessler (play-by-play) Mike Mayock (color analyst) Alex Flanagan (sideline)
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)
National Radio: Westwood One
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play) Boomer Esiason (color analyst) Laura Okmin (sideline)
Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City) XEDA-FM 90.5

Steelers notes for Browns game

THE COACHES

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 52-24 (.684)/fifth season
Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 52-24 (.684)/fifth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-2/three years

Cleveland Browns Head Coach Pat Shurmur
Overall regular-season record: 4-8 (.333)/first season
Regular-season record at Cleveland: 4-8 (.333)/first season
Playoff Record/Years: n/a

SERIES HISTORY

Series History: Series began in 1950
Overall: Pittsburgh leads 60-56
At Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads 37-21
At Cleveland: Cleveland leads 35-23
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Jan. 2, 2011 (in Cleveland) Pittsburgh 41, Cleveland 9
Postseason Series: Pittsburgh leads 2-0
(postseason record not included in overall series record)
Pittsburgh leads the all-time regular-season series 60-56...the Steelers had won 12 straight games in the series prior to the Week 14 setback in 2009 in Cleveland...the Steelers have not lost to the Browns at home since a 33-13 defeat in 2003...QB Ben Roethlisberger is 12-1 against the
Browns in his career...Cleveland has not won the season series against the Steelers since defeating Pittsburgh 23-9 at Three Rivers Stadium and 27-7 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium in 1988...Pittsburgh owns a 52-25 record against the Browns since the 1970 NFL merger.

PITTSBURGH-CINCINNATI CONNECTIONS

LOCAL CONNECTIONS
• Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was on the Browns staff from 2001-2003.
• Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler was on the Browns staff from 1999-2002.
• Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner was born in Cleveland.
• Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell was on the Browns staff from 1991-1993.
• Steelers LB James Harrison was born in Akron, Ohio, less than an hour south of Cleveland. Harrison attended Coventry High School in Akron, and then attended Kent State University. The majority of Harrison’s family still lives in the Akron area.
• Browns running backs coach Gary Brown played at Penn State University from 1987-1990.
• Browns linebackers coach Bill Davis was born in nearby Youngstown, Ohio. Davis was on the Steelers staff from 1992- 1994.
• Browns quarterbacks coach Mark Whipple was on the Steelers staff from 2004-2006.
• Browns OL Jason Pinkston was born in Pittsburgh. He attended Baldwin High School and the University of Pittsburgh. Pinkston was a first-team All-Big East selection and a second-team All-American by SI.com during the 2009 season. He was drafted by the Browns in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
• Browns DE Jabaal Sheard was a teammate of Pinkston at the University of Pittsburgh. Sheard earned first-team All-America honors in 2010. Sheard was drafted by the Browns in the second round (37th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
• Browns S Ray Ventrone was born in Pittsburgh and attended Chartiers Valley High School.
• Browns DL Scott Paxson played at Penn State University from 2002-2005. Paxson signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Steelers in 2006. He was on and off of the Steelers practice squad and active roster from 2006-2010.
• Browns WR Jordan Norwood played at Penn State University from 2005-2008.

PRO CONNECTIONS
• Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin was the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 when Browns OL Artis Hicks played for the Vikings. Browns DL Jayme Mitchell also played for the Vikings in 2006.
• Steelers WR Arnaz Battle and Browns DB Mike Adams were teammates with the San Francisco 49ers from 2004-2006. When Battle was a rookie with the 49ers in 2003, Browns offensive assistant Chris Beake was on the 49ers staff. Browns linebackers coach Bill Davis was on the 49ers staff when Battle played for the 49ers from 2005-2006 and so was Browns offensive line coach George Warhop (2005-2008). Battle was also teammates with Browns OL Tony Pashos with the 49ers in 2009. Steelers special teams coordinator Al Everest was on the 49ers coaching staff in 2009 when Pashos played for the 49ers. Everest and Warhop also were on the Arizona Cardinals staff together from 1998-1999.
• Steelers S Will Allen and Browns TE Alex Smith were teammates with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2005-2008.
• Steelers tight ends coach James Daniel and Browns linebackers coach Bill Davis were on the Atlanta Falcons staff together from 2001-2003.
* Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was on the Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff in 1980, when Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron played for the Bengals. Jauron was on the Detroit Lions staff from 2004-2005 with Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler. Jauron and Kugler also were on the Buffalo Bills staff together from 2007-2009 when Jauron was the head coach.
• Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery played for the New York Jets when Browns defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson (2007-2008) and assistant strength and conditioning coach Rick Lyle (2006-2008) were on the Jets coaching staff.
• Steelers wide receivers coach Scottie Montgomery played for the Denver Broncos when Browns senior assistant-defense Ray Rhodes was on the Broncos staff from 2001-2002.

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS
• Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert and C Maurkice Pouncey were teammates with Browns CB Joe Haden at the University of Florida from 2007-2009. All played key roles in the Gators 2009 BCS National Championship.
• Steelers LB Chris Carter and Browns LB Benjamin Jacobs were teammates at Fresno State from 2007-2010.
• Steelers LB James Harrison and Browns WR Joshua Cribbs were teammates at Kent State University in 2001.
• Steelers QB Dennis Dixon and Browns DB T.J. Ward were teammates at the University of Oregon in 2007.
• Steelers CB Keenan Lewis and Browns DB James Dockery were teammates at Oregon State University in 2008.
• Steelers P Jeremy Kapinos was teammates with Browns DL Scott Paxson from 2003-2005. Kapinos was also teammates at Penn State with Browns WR Jordan Norwood from 2005-2006. Kapinos, Paxson and Norwood were all teammates for one season in 2005.
• Steelers OG Ramon Foster and Browns RB Montario Hardesty were teammates at the University of Tennessee from 2005-2008.
• Steelers CB Curtis Brown and Browns QB Colt McCoy and RB Chris Ogbonnaya were teammates at the University of Texas from 2007-2009. Steelers NT Casey Hampton and Browns K Phil Dawson from 1996-1997.
• Steelers quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner was on the Memphis Tigers coaching staff when Browns OL Artis Hicks played for the Tigers in 2001.
• Steelers wide receivers coach Scottie Montgomery was on the Duke Blue Devils staff from 2006-2009 when Browns QB Thaddeus Lewis played for the Blue Devils.
• Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake was on the UCLA Bruins staff in 2009 when Browns LS Christian Yount played for the Bruins. Browns defensive assistant Chuck Bullough was also on the Bruins staff in 2009.
• Steelers assistant special teams coach Amos Jones was on the Mississippi State Bulldogs coaching staff from 2004-2006 when Browns LB Titus Brown played for the Bulldogs.
• Browns wide receivers coach Mike Wilson was on the University of Southern California Trojans coaching staff when Steelers S Troy Polamalu played for the Trojans in 1999.


WHAT TO LOOK FOR

PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES

• The Steelers look to improve to 332-208 all-time against AFC opponents.
• Pittsburgh looks to earn its eighth victory in the last nine games.
• With a win, will improve to 61-56 against the Browns during the regular season, including 38-21 at home.
• The Steelers look to win their third consecutive game against Cleveland and improve to 14-1 against the Browns since the start of the 2004 season.
• With a win will improve to 11-1 against the Browns at Heinz Field in the regular season.
• Pittsburgh looks to improve to 5-1 at home this season, which would mark the eighth straight season the Steelers have won at least five games at home.
• The Steelers look to force at least two turnovers for the fourth consecutive game (two at Cincinnati, four at Kansas City and two versus Cincinnati). Over the past three games Pittsburgh has six interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
• With a win the Steelers will be 3-2 against AFC North teams this season.
• The Steelers look to keep their third consecutive opponent to under 10 points (9, 7).
• Pittsburgh’s defense will look to hold their 12th straight opponent to 23 points or less (0, 20, 17, 17, 13, 20, 17, 23, 17, 9, 7).

PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• With a win will go 10-3 through the first 13 games for the second consecutive season and the third time (2008) in five years as head coach of the Steelers.
• Will look to improve to 8-1 against Cleveland, including 5-0 at home.
• With a win will improve to 21-8 against teams in the AFC North.
• Will look to improve to 53-24 overall and 30-9 at home during the regular season.
• With a win will be 18-6 in primetime games and 5-1 in Thursday night games. Will also improve to 3-1 in primetime games this season.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
• With a win will improve to 13-1 against the Browns.
• Will look to improve to 79-32 as a starter and 44-13 at home.
• With a win will be 32-9 against the AFC North, including 17-5 at home.
• Looks to improve to 22-8 as a starter in primetime games during the regular season, including 6-1 in Thursday night games.
• Looks to throw for at least 300 yards for the fourth time in the last seven games. Would mark the 20th 300-yard passing performance of Roethlisberger’s career and the fifth of this season, tying a career-high for 300 passing games during the regular season (five in 2009).
• Looks for fifth 100.0 rating of the season and 46th of his career.

WR Hines Ward
• Needs 10 receptions to reach 1,000 for his career. He would be eighth player in NFL history to reach the mark and the first in Steelers’ history. Ward will become the second player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions and win multiple Super Bowls (Hall of Famer Jerry Rice ).

TE Heath Miller
• Needs three receptions to surpass Elbie Nickel (329) for the most receptions by a tight end in Steelers history.
• Is 106 yards shy of passing Santonio Holmes (3,835) for ninth place on the Steelers all-time receiving yards list.

WR Antonio Brown
• Will look to lead the Steelers in either receptions or receiving yards for the sixth consecutive game.

RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Looks to record multiple rushing touchdowns in back-to-back regular-season games for the first time in his career.
• Is 43 yards away from passing Merril Hoge (3,115) for the 11th most career rushing yards in franchise history.

WR Mike Wallace
• Needs 28 yards to reach 1,000 for the second consecutive season (1,257 in 2010).
• Is three receptions shy of passing single season career-high of 60 set in 2010.
• With 100 yards receiving will record his 13th 100-yard receiving game of his career and the fifth of this season.
• If Wallace records at least 100 yards receiving it will be his eighth 100 yard receiving game in the last 15 regular-season games.

SS Troy Polamalu
• After returning a fumble 16 yards for the second fumble returned for a touchdown of his career vs. Indianapolis (Week 3), 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:

WR Mike Wallace
• Needs 28 yards to reach 1,000 for the second consecutive season (1,257 in 2010).
• Is three receptions shy of passing single season career-high of 60 set in 2010.
• With 100 yards receiving will record his 13th 100-yard receiving game of his career and the fifth of this season.
• If Wallace records at least 100 yards receiving it will be his eighth 100 yard receiving game in the last 15 regular-season games.

SS Troy Polamalu
• After returning a fumble 16 yards for the second fumble returned for a touchdown of his career vs. Indianapolis (Week 3), 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:

LB James Harrison
• Needs two sacks to reach 10.0 on the season, becoming the first Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to record four consecutive years with at least 10.0 sacks (2010 - 10.5, 2009- 10.0, 2008 - 16.0).
• After registering three sacks vs. Cincinnati (Week 13) and vs. Baltimore (Week 9) looks to become the second Steeler to register at least three sacks three times in one season since 1982 (Mike Merriweather, 1984, 3).
• Looks to record sixth career regular-season game with at least three sacks to pass Joey Porter (5) for the most 3 sack games during the regular season by a Steelers’ player since 1982.

LB LaMarr Woodley
• Needs one sack to reach 10.0 on the season, becoming the first Steeler since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to record four consecutive years with at least 10.0 sacks (2010 - 10.0, 2009- 13.5, 2008 - 11.5).
• Two sacks shy of becoming the sixth Steeler to record 50 career sacks.

Thiago
12-08-2011, 12:51 PM
:tt04: And today is the day!! Go steeles!

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 07:06 PM
Hope to us put at least 35 on the Browns and shut the Browns out.

joeyssteelcurtain
12-08-2011, 07:10 PM
where we go... lets go boys

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 07:19 PM
Time to go to work boys...get up big and lets get out with no injuries!!!

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
Must wine can no lose.
:tt04:

Atlanta Dan
12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
Throwback unis again tonight- ugh

I know they need to drag those out once a year for marketing purposes but once is enough

tony hipchest
12-08-2011, 07:21 PM
my bold prediction- joe haden gets atleast one int and their rookie DE gets 2 sacks. we still pull out the win (thanks to defense allowing less than 10 pts) despite some brief sloppy play by the offense.

cribbs is a non-factor.

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 07:25 PM
Have Time Warner, so I must watch it on-line.
Bought a Roku and subscribe to PlayOn, so I can watch the NFL Channel. Sound seems bad, but picture is OK so far.

Go Steelers

Someone keep us informed about the Pens, please.

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
Have Time Warner, so I must watch it on-line.
Bought a Roku and subscribe to PlayOn, so I can watch the NFL Channel. Sound seems bad, but picture is OK so far.

Go Steelers

Someone keep us informed about the Pens, please.

2-0 Philly...not holding out much hope for this game at all. They're playing pretty sloppy.

tony hipchest
12-08-2011, 07:27 PM
Must wine can no lose.
:tt04:

i 2nd this.

Throwback unis again tonight- ugh

I know they need to drag those out once a year for marketing purposes but once is enough

i like em. i need to get one other than the bongtonio holmes i got for dirt cheap once he was dumped.:tt02:

MACH1
12-08-2011, 07:28 PM
my bold prediction- joe haden gets atleast one int and their rookie DE gets 2 sacks. we still pull out the win (thanks to defense allowing less than 10 pts) despite some brief sloppy play by the offense.

cribbs is a non-factor.

Homer

MACH1
12-08-2011, 07:29 PM
I need to get one of those lemondrop lookin helmets to add to my collection.

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:30 PM
Good coverage. Cribbs is good.

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 07:30 PM
Ok, so the Roku/Playon is VERY delayed...

rocckbottomxmen
12-08-2011, 07:31 PM
can someone pm me a link please. Mine is not working

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:33 PM
Come on Defense

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 07:33 PM
Ewwwwww?

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 07:34 PM
Starting too slow.

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 07:34 PM
can someone pm me a link please. Mine is not working

Check your PMs

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:34 PM
:/. Come on defense warm up.

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Freaking gross.

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 07:35 PM
not good!!!

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Uhhh

WTF?????????????????????????????????????

ETL
12-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Just got here. Have people started blaming Gay yet?

MACH1
12-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Somebody needs to tell the D there's a game tonight.

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Check your PMs

I'm watching it off the toolbars links. Not bad.

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
So far .....pathetic. Better start taking these clowns seriously.

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Officials are reviewing it. D needs to get their crap together though. Cannot look past these guys at all.

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
wtf...does our D realize we have started the game?????

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Just got here. Have people started blaming Gay yet?
He should have been covering all of the Browns. What's he thinking? :noidea:

SH-Rock
12-08-2011, 07:37 PM
Shit. Remember the last time we faced the Browns on TNF? 2009 in a 13-6 lost which was part of the collapse.

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 07:37 PM
ok...i see now..last week was a fluke with the blowout...back to close games again!!!

jking
12-08-2011, 07:37 PM
that's not the way you wanna see the D or brwons start the game :doh:

tony hipchest
12-08-2011, 07:37 PM
I need to get one of those lemondrop lookin helmets to add to my collection.i love em!

Good coverage. Cribbs is good.

he sucks= overrated

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:38 PM
Wow, don't see lot's of posts blaming gay yet. Amazing.

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 07:39 PM
Nice.

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 07:39 PM
Wow, don't see lot's of posts blaming gay yet. Amazing.

Who missed the 2 long pass plays?

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:39 PM
That's steeler defense.

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Whew!

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Good hold. Hope it's a momentum changer.

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Who missed the 2 long pass plays?

It's hard to tell who's being sarcastic, so i'll just hush :chuckle:

:tt02:

jking
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
ok D got away with that start.....time for offense to answer

tony hipchest
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
ok...i see now..last week was a fluke with the blowout...back to close games again!!!

lol...

panic much?

:shout:-PANIC!!!

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Did you see Tomlin cursing? Hysterical. He's pissed that they got three. As well he should be, but it's rare that you see him cursing at all, even in a bad blowout.

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 07:40 PM
Geez...glad they made the stop, but it shouldn't have been that close!

Get some points on the board now O!

MACH1
12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
i love em!



I do to.

Maybe Santa wife will be nice to me this year. lol

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
D always seems to start in sleepwalk mode. woke up at the right time.

ETL
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Wow, don't see lot's of posts blaming gay yet. Amazing.

R u from the Bay area?

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Tomlin look PISSED.

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Pens game update....Philly up 3-1 with Neal getting the goal. Near end of the 2nd.

MACH1
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
Bubble screen time.

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 07:42 PM
lol...

panic much?

:shout:-PANIC!!!

Of course I panic...i thinks its obvious without saying!!:tt04:

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:43 PM
Nice pass to Wallace. Is there a bomb coming up?

ETL
12-08-2011, 07:43 PM
Ben please dont pull a farve and sling it carelessly

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:43 PM
R u from the Bay area?

Lmao. I meant that in a sarcastic way. Usually gay get's flack for coverage he's not even responsible for. Go STEELERS! :tt04:

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 07:44 PM
Pens game update....Philly up 3-1 with Neal getting the goal. Near end of the 2nd.

Pens...Steelers, never a dull moment in Pittsburgh sports!

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:45 PM
Damned bubble screen :chuckle:

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Gotta love Wallace - nice run.

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
First and ten at the Browns 11. Let's get six here.

jking
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Damned bubble screen :chuckle:

thinking the same thing:drink:

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Touchdown! Nice.

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Fantab. How the hell did Ben do that?

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:46 PM
Ben to Cotchery touchdown. Great response to the Browns drive.

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
wow, could have sworn ben was about eat that sack, instead its a TD!!! :tt02:

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
That's what's up...I expect to see a lot of that tonight too!

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
That was a great drive.

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
Here we go Steelers! Here we go! :tt02:

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
Wallace is friggin fast!

jking
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
TD... good response O,,,,let's hope it fires up the D

MACH1
12-08-2011, 07:47 PM
TD Scratchycrotch

tony hipchest
12-08-2011, 07:48 PM
attention to ward drew coverage away from crotchsniffer.

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 07:48 PM
Fantab. How the hell did Ben do that?

this was exactly what I was thinking, having to watch online I have to put up with low resolution blurriness, could have sworn he was being brought down right at the line of scrimmage but instead he somehow rifled a pass to Cotchery for the TD

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 07:48 PM
NICE!!!!!!

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 07:48 PM
attention to ward drew coverage away from crotchsniffer.

But he's old and slow!!!!!!

tony hipchest
12-08-2011, 07:51 PM
But he's old and slow!!!!!!lol... so ive heard.

i guess thats why the defender has such tight coverage on him (glued to his back) :chuckle:

ETL
12-08-2011, 07:51 PM
But he's old and slow!!!!!!

Ward smelled of kimchi and that clearly drew the attn of the Brown defenders

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 07:52 PM
We let the Browns have there drive. NOW SHIT THEM DOWN.

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Hillis is getting some nice yardage - D needs to stop this nonsense.

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:53 PM
lol... so ive heard.

i guess thats why the defender has such tight coverage on him (glued to his back) :chuckle:

The greatest players never get the credit they deserve. Hell, look at half our veterans?

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 07:53 PM
We let the Browns have there drive. NOW SHIT THEM DOWN.

Freudian slip, Browns and Shit.

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:53 PM
How in the hell did the D miss Cribbs in the backfield? 2 guys were waiting for him and whiffed.

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:54 PM
Come on D wake up.

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 07:54 PM
Did Ike change his last name to "Gay"? :huh:

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:54 PM
Ike got faked out of his jock. Swaggin!

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:54 PM
We let the Browns have there drive. NOW SHIT THEM DOWN.

Underlined :rofl:

MACH1
12-08-2011, 07:54 PM
Gay got lucky

ETL
12-08-2011, 07:55 PM
What the hello was that

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 07:55 PM
The D is BLOWING!!!!

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 07:55 PM
Gay got lucky

He got pushed, just like he did against Balty in the end of our last game.

TRH
12-08-2011, 07:55 PM
defense looks half asleep...

MACH1
12-08-2011, 07:56 PM
He got pushed, just like he did against Balty in the end of our last game.

No flag. He got lucky on that one.

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 07:56 PM
Third and long. Hold them here.

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 07:58 PM
What the hell was Worilds trying to pull there?

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 07:58 PM
gotta lucky on defense there by there mistakes

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 07:59 PM
Nice long slow drive here!! Thats what she said...lol

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Brown is becoming something special there.

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Nice escape by Ben and good throw to Brown.

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:02 PM
Horrible Challenge

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:02 PM
Damn - Browns challenging the catch. Looks like a catch to me. Had his hands underneath the ball.

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 08:02 PM
lol, desperate brownie coaching, I don't see how they can overturn that, the one good angle you can't really see if the ball hits the ground at all, and his hands are there anyway

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 08:03 PM
these are one of the better referee crews so hopefully its a catch!!

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
wtf???????

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
BULLSHIT!!!!!

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
What?

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
you've GOT TO be kidding me...

BleedPurple
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
Terrible review. Can't believe they overturned that.

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
wow, terrible call

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
awful call!!!!!

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
What? The ball hit the ground? What the hell is he looking at? What a BS call. Get the ref some glasses.

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
Wow, that's a horrible call.

Great reaction by the announcers though. They are both baffled.

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
Wait a minute. What? I don't understand. That was clear. Crystal.

jking
12-08-2011, 08:05 PM
so much for these refs being a good crew

Fire Arians
12-08-2011, 08:06 PM
that was a catch, **** you hochuli

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 08:06 PM
MUST have called Goodel on that one.

ETL
12-08-2011, 08:06 PM
Nfl will issue an apology in 2 days for getting that call wrong

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 08:06 PM
Awful call...
But the Steelers pay off the refs, right?

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:06 PM
Karma's a BITCH, isn't it?

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 08:07 PM
lol, even deeper pass to Brown for a first down, and a personal foul roughing passer

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 08:07 PM
make up call!!!!!

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:07 PM
Got the 1st down anyway. And a roughing the passer call to boot! Nice.

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 08:07 PM
Hey...good makeup call by the refs though!

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:07 PM
MUST have called Goodel on that one.

I'm sure Harrison'll be fined for Antonio catching that overturned ball as well. On a side note: Roughing, A huge catch!

jking
12-08-2011, 08:07 PM
WHAT....roughing the passer...but it's Ben that doesn't get called

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:07 PM
Love Wallace!!

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:08 PM
if that same hit is made on Rogers or Brady, its an automatic 50K fine.

ETL
12-08-2011, 08:08 PM
I think a nice head shot to colt mccoy is in order. I dont care about the 15 yards

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 08:08 PM
make up call!!!!!

it would have been just as bad a call (or non call rather) if they didn't call it, as the announcers said that might involve a fine

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:08 PM
Gotta love Brown. Call goes against him. He doesn't let it rent space and he makes the catch next anyhow. Enjoy your lost challenge Shurmur.

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:08 PM
WHAT....roughing the passer...but it's Ben that doesn't get called

That one was just to obvious for the refs to ignore.

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:09 PM
Marky Mark looks pissed in his new movie - muscles do your stuff!

jking
12-08-2011, 08:10 PM
That one was just to obvious for the refs to ignore.

next thing you know they'll be calling holding on Harrison :chuckle:

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:11 PM
First down Antonio Brown. Can you believe this guy was a sixth rounder?

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:11 PM
Nice escape by Ben and good throw to Brown for the 1st - here we go!

BleedPurple
12-08-2011, 08:11 PM
Oy. Making that Dlineman look stupid

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:11 PM
Yep - Redman runs smarter and faster than Mendenhall. Nice run.

tony hipchest
12-08-2011, 08:11 PM
i rarely wax poetic but ben looks freaking amazing.

jking
12-08-2011, 08:12 PM
Oy. Making that Dlineman look stupid

well he is playing for the browns

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:12 PM
Ben and Brown are both absolutely ridiculous. Ben's making some houdini escapes and Brown's ALWAYS wide open.

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:12 PM
Damn - Hines coughs up the ball.

theplatypus
12-08-2011, 08:12 PM
damn Hines

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
Bubble screen to Hines... always a good move. Always.

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
Damnit Hines. Love ya but damnit.

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
unreal.

Even when we gain yards on the g^**mn bubble screen, it STILL doesn't work for us.Please remove that play from the playbook ASAP.

jking
12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
let's go D get the ball back

Fire Arians
12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
son of a bitch, thanks arians, you're more concerned with getting ward his catches rather than winning the damn game

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
Man that sucks. I'm more upset that Ward made the mistake than I am about the turnover. Hopefully Ward redeems himself, i'd like to see a smile :D

BleedPurple
12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
Hinnnnes. I won't lie, I was expecting that when he stayed upright after first contact.

ETL
12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
Can't fault his drive but i gotta wonder if he is trying too hard

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 08:14 PM
muthafukkker!!! I hate that damn screen...I cringe everytime!!!

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 08:14 PM
son of a bitch, thanks arians, you're more concerned with getting ward his catches rather than winning the damn game
He can throw the ball to Hines all he wants, but the bubble screen??? Let's give our slowest player the ball at the line of scrimmage... brilliant.

finesward
12-08-2011, 08:14 PM
Cut him now and fire arians!!! RUN THE BALL!!!! :coffee:

Just thought I'd save alot of people from posting by putting that out there

AndyWitmyer
12-08-2011, 08:14 PM
My score prediction is 27-9, Pittsburgh. I love how negative is already after just one good drive from the Browns. Sure, Hines turned it over and that sucks...but the game's barely starting.

The defense seems like it's "playing down" to the "lesser team" and I wish they wouldn't - but, fumble aside, I have full confidence in our offense. Brown is lighting it up.

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 08:14 PM
Yep - Redman runs smarter and faster than Mendenhall. Nice run.

him running faster is an illusion, when you can actually find the hold and regularly get 4-5 yards if not more, you'll look faster, whereas Mendenhall always seems to be running into a wall, and thus doesn't look very fast. But in the open field there's no question who I'd bet on winning the race.

MasterOfPuppets
12-08-2011, 08:14 PM
anyone got a link besides nfl.com ?

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:15 PM
Wow! Gay makes a nice play!

ETL
12-08-2011, 08:15 PM
Nothing wrong with the call. Nowhere is the plan to cough up the ball.

DanRooney
12-08-2011, 08:15 PM
lol Hines

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:15 PM
son of a bitch, thanks arians, you're more concerned with getting ward his catches rather than winning the damn game

I think the correct way of saying that is: more concerned about getting the BUBBLE SCREEN. Ward's fine, it's the easily predictable play that sucks.

AndyWitmyer
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
i rarely wax poetic but ben looks freaking amazing.

Ben is playing almost perfectly - I sill have a feeling his thumb will start affecting him by the third quarter and maybe his numbers will begin to drop - but so far, he's playing like the elite QB he is.

The problem is...Colt McCoy is also looking freaking amazing.

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
Our pass coverage has been too soft tonight.

Fire Arians
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
holy **** worilds was held big time on that play out in the open and no flag

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
Did anyone else notice that Rashard would have had nothing but open field if Ben had handed him the ball there?

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
You know, I'm as hard core a Steeler fan as there is, but these announcers are disgusting with their man-love for the Steeler players.

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
TROY!!!!!

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
TROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
**** yeah Troy!!!

AndyWitmyer
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
GO TROY!!!!!!!!

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
polamaluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
TROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

jking
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
:tt:TROY int

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 08:16 PM
I stand corrected,LOL. Well done Troy

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 08:17 PM
TROY P, I! N! T!

He can throw the ball to Hines all he wants, but the bubble screen??? Let's give our slowest player the ball at the line of scrimmage... brilliant.

we needed what, like maybe 2 yards for a first down? We only needed some tough yards, which we got, and trust him not to turn it over, but even the best of the best do so (ie Bettis in the divisional round on teh way to XL)

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 08:17 PM
anyone got a link besides nfl.com ?

Check your PMs!

finesward
12-08-2011, 08:17 PM
anyone got a link besides nfl.com ?

chanfeed

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:17 PM
Will Hines get a chance to redeem himself? You think Ben will throw it to him?

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
And now Heath coughs it up!! DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
what the hell Heath.

jking
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
WTF !!!!!!!

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
Unbelievable.

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
Jesus Christ man. HOLD ON TO THE GOD DAMN BALL!

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heath and Hines???? Breaking my heart!!!

SH-Rock
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
HEAT................FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

AndyWitmyer
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
Heath Miller....lost fumble............does not compute!!

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
pathetic!!!

finesward
12-08-2011, 08:18 PM
wow this is getting pretty lame

jking
12-08-2011, 08:19 PM
up to D again..... get it back for us

Fire Arians
12-08-2011, 08:19 PM
this is ****in sad, we should be up by double digits right now.

just throw it to wallace and brown, they're the only ones who seem awake today

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 08:19 PM
when it rains it pours I guess

VegasStlrFan
12-08-2011, 08:19 PM
Hang on to the bal

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:19 PM
Back-to-back turnovers. This is ridiculous. Will the Keystone Kops please get off the field!!

ETL
12-08-2011, 08:19 PM
New plan. Dont give the ball to anyone whose first name starts with H

Sixburgher
12-08-2011, 08:19 PM
Let me guess, that fukcup was on Arians too, right? :rolleyes:

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 08:19 PM
We are keeping these bums in the game. We should have 21 by now.

finesward
12-08-2011, 08:19 PM
stupid arians!!! i don't know how but damnit these fumbles are all his fault

jking
12-08-2011, 08:20 PM
:banging:wouldn't wanna score too much and not let the browns hang around

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:20 PM
Let me guess, that fukcup was on Arians too, right? :rolleyes:

Wait for it.

DanRooney
12-08-2011, 08:20 PM
lets keep brown and mike wallace from getting the ball

AndyWitmyer
12-08-2011, 08:20 PM
This game is looking to be a shoot out - who will give up the most fumbles and interceptions. It looks like both teams are trying their very best to win that dubious honor

finesward
12-08-2011, 08:20 PM
Let me guess, that fukcup was on Arians too, right? :rolleyes:

LOL beat me to it

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:21 PM
isn't this HIGH SCHOOL football basics???? HOLD ON TO THE DAMN ball. Jesus...

jking
12-08-2011, 08:21 PM
Let me guess, that fukcup was on Arians too, right? :rolleyes:

it sure the hell wasn't Gay's fault :chuckle:

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 08:21 PM
Let me guess, that fukcup was on Arians too, right? :rolleyes:

Coaching in general. Not ready to play the Browns????

How can any coaching staff have this kind of issue almost every week?????

Time for a clean start.

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:21 PM
Steelers are the best players on the Browns team tonight

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 08:21 PM
Pens update: Malkin scores to make it 3-2 Flyers.

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:22 PM
We can't get to the QB?????????? He had a half hour back there that time!

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Pens update: Malkin scores to make it 3-2 Flyers.

Go PENS!!!!

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Can't get to McCoy. Troy left his man and wound up giving up the 1st down. Damn.

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Despite the 9 - 3 record, this is NOT a playoff winning team.

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Coaching in general. Not ready to play the Browns????

How can any coaching staff have this kind of issue almost every week?????

Time for a clean start.

I'm sorry, but how do you figure that 2 veteran players not holding on to the ball is a coaching problem? And both players who are not known for fumbles either.

So far, the game plan (especially on offense) has been good. Take away two fluke drops, and nobody is bitching about anything right now, let alone the coaches.

steelcityboyz
12-08-2011, 08:24 PM
hold them!!

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:24 PM
Talk about dumb - right in front of the ref. Thank you.

Sixburgher
12-08-2011, 08:24 PM
Coaching in general. Not ready to play the Browns????

How can any coaching staff have this kind of issue almost every week?????

Time for a clean start.

It would be more helpful if the players would pull their heads out of their asses and stop playing like high school kids.

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:24 PM
I'm sorry, but how do you figure that 2 veteran players not holding on to the ball is a coaching problem? And both players who are not known for fumbles either.

So far, the game plan (especially on offense) has been good. Take away two fluke drops, and nobody is bitching about anything right now, let alone the coaches.

Exactly. Blame the coaching you want but those two guys have twenty years of experience between the them. They have to execute.

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 08:24 PM
Steelers are going to blow this game up...just watch.

sharkweek
12-08-2011, 08:24 PM
wow, pathetic

steelcityboyz
12-08-2011, 08:24 PM
un ****ing believable

jking
12-08-2011, 08:24 PM
caught the D sleeping on that run

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
I'm sorry, but how do you figure that 2 veteran players not holding on to the ball is a coaching problem? And both players who are not known for fumbles either.

So far, the game plan (especially on offense) has been good. Take away two fluke drops, and nobody is bitching about anything right now, let alone the coaches.

Do you honestly thing the D is well prepared for this game?

Honestly??????

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
UNBELIEVEABLE!! WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPEING TO THIS TEAM.???? 3RD AND 20 AND THEY GET IT!!!

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
you gotta be KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh for christs sakes...

VegasStlrFan
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
Ummmm wtf

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
The D hasn't shown up tonight.

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
wow, pathetic

This.

Fire Arians
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
way to keep the browns in the game guys!

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
3rd and 20? Sheesh come on defense.

Steeler4life1972
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
Steelers are going to blow this game up...just watch.

Hope we blow it up and not blow the game!

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
TROY P, I! N! T!



we needed what, like maybe 2 yards for a first down? We only needed some tough yards, which we got, and trust him not to turn it over, but even the best of the best do so (ie Bettis in the divisional round on teh way to XL)
Find me one bubble screen to Hines all year that produced anything good at all. I dare you.

AndyWitmyer
12-08-2011, 08:25 PM
Now, I'm no fan of Arians....but can anyone explain to me how a Miller fumble was in any way his fault.......at all? Seriously. There was nothing wrong with that play - or his play calling up to this point. The fumble came as a result of poor execution from Miller, and a great defensive play by the Browns.

I hate Arians. My dead grandmother hates Arians. But so far, this "poor" start doesn't appear to be a fault of his play calling decisions. But by god, You'd think we were losing...

finesward
12-08-2011, 08:26 PM
Coaching in general. Not ready to play the Browns????

How can any coaching staff have this kind of issue almost every week?????

Time for a clean start.

yeah, time for the rooneys to clean shop..mid season, with playoffs looming :rofl:

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:26 PM
I still can't get over that draw play on 3rd and 20 - sick to my stomach.

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:26 PM
Now, I'm no fan of Arians....but can anyone explain to me how a Miller fumble was in any way his fault.......at all? Seriously. There was nothing wrong with that play - or his play calling up to this point. The fumble came as a result of poor execution from Miller, and a great defensive play by the Browns.

I hate Arians. My dead grandmother hates Arians. But so far, this "poor" start doesn't appear to be a fault of his play calling decisions. But by god, You'd think we were losing...

People will blame Arians for everything. I am no fan either but I don't let my bias get in the way of reality.

NYC_Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:26 PM
Finally! a sack!

SteelCityMom
12-08-2011, 08:27 PM
Good stop D!

Now, NO MORE FUMBLES!

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:27 PM
Wow. Defense saving our asses all game so far. If it wasn't for fumbles it's be frickin 21-7

DoctorCAD
12-08-2011, 08:27 PM
yeah, time for the rooneys to clean shop..mid season, with playoffs looming :rofl:

Again, if you HONESTLY think this coaching staff has the team ready, then you are watching a totally different game that I.

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:27 PM
wow. Nothings going our way tonight. Sheez

MACH1
12-08-2011, 08:27 PM
yeah, time for the rooneys to clean shop..mid season, with playoffs looming :rofl:

Don't think he said TODAY. :noidea:

ricardisimo
12-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Wow. Defense saving our asses all game so far. If it wasn't for fumbles it's be frickin 21-7
Not so sure about that. I think the Browns have been saving our asses so far.

Rick5895
12-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Turnovers on O, no fire on D. Looks like the KC game.

ETL
12-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Now, I'm no fan of Arians....but can anyone explain to me how a Miller fumble was in any way his fault.......at all? Seriously. There was nothing wrong with that play - or his play calling up to this point. The fumble came as a result of poor execution from Miller, and a great defensive play by the Browns.

I hate Arians. My dead grandmother hates Arians. But so far, this "poor" start doesn't appear to be a fault of his play calling decisions. But by god, You'd think we were losing...

Actually it was Gay's fault.

GMU Steeler
12-08-2011, 08:29 PM
Roethlisberger, Brown, and Wallace have been fine. It's Hines and Miller who ****ed up. Love those guys but it's their fault that this isn't at least 13-3.

VegasStlrFan
12-08-2011, 08:29 PM
So looks like a typical game.....keep a weaker team in the game so its a nail biter at the end.

MACH1
12-08-2011, 08:29 PM
:doh:

theplatypus
12-08-2011, 08:29 PM
Again, if you HONESTLY think this coaching staff has the team ready, then you are watching a totally different game that I.



Amazing


moving the ball at will, but the coaches suck

MasterOfPuppets
12-08-2011, 08:29 PM
wait...i thought they turned the corner

TRH
12-08-2011, 08:30 PM
is one of the local High School team's offenses dressed up in our offense gear tonight???

lipps83
12-08-2011, 08:30 PM
So looks like a typical game.....keep a weaker team in the game so its a nail biter at the end.

Yep, same ol steelers.

Bayz101
12-08-2011, 08:30 PM
Not so sure about that. I think the Browns have been saving our asses so far.

Well, if you we're a Browns player. Nothing but yellow looking ahead. SCARY. LOL.

steelcityboyz
12-08-2011, 08:30 PM
Tomlin needs to chew some asses at halftime