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SteelCityMom
12-19-2011, 08:51 AM
I've got the butterflies already! Can't wait till gametime! :tt03::tt03::tt03:

Steelers on the road vs. 49ers
Posted Dec 15, 2011
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-on-the-road-vs-49ers/c1cf2c23-fbf8-4541-9324-dd4f3e83d8fb

Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3) at San Francisco 49ers (10-3)
Date: Monday, Dec. 19, 2011
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m., ET
Site: Candlestick Park (69,732) • San Francisco, Calif.
Playing Surface: Grass
TV Coverage: ESPN (locally WTAE-TV, channel 4)
Announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play) Jon Gruden (color analyst) Ron Jaworski (color analyst) Suzy Kolber (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: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) Dan Fouts (color analyst) Steve Tasker (sideline)
Spanish Radio: Grupo Imagen - Destrito Federal (Mexico City) XEDA-FM 90.5

Steelers notes for 49ers game

THE COACHES

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 53-24 (.688)/fifth season
Regular-season record at Pittsburgh: 53-24 (.688)/fifth season
Playoff Record/Years: 5-2/three years

San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh
Overall regular-season record: 10-3 (.769)/first season
Regular-season record at San Francisco: 10-3 (.769)/first season
Playoff Record/Years: n/a

SERIES HISTORY

Series History: Series began in 1951
Overall: San Francisco leads 10-9
At Pittsburgh: San Francisco leads 5-4
At San Francisco: Series tied 5-5
Neutral Sites: n/a
Last Meeting: Sept. 23, 2007 (in Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh 37, San Francisco 16
Postseason Series: n/a
Pittsburgh is meeting San Francisco for the 20th time in team history...the Steelers are 9-10 overall against the 49ers, including a 5-5 mark in San Francisco...this marks the first matchup between the teams at Candlestick Park since the 2003 season, a 30-14 victory for the 49ers...the last time the Steelers won in San Francisco was on Nov. 7, 1999 (27-6)...Pittsburgh has won two of the past three meetings...the Steelers 19 games against the 49ers are Pittsburgh’s fewest against any team that was a member of the NFL in the 1940s...the winning team in the series has scored at least 20 points in 18 of the 19 games played between the teams...the lone exception came in 1981, a 17-14 San Francisco victory...the Steelers were the lone team to beat San Francisco during the 1984 season as the 49ers finished 15-1.

PITTSBURGH-SAN FRANCISCO CONNECTIONS

LOCAL CONNECTIONS
• Steelers special teams coordinator Al Everest was the special teams coach for the 49ers from 2007-2009
• Steelers WR Arnaz Battle played for the 49ers from 2003-2009. He was taken in the sixth round (197th overall) by the 49ers in the 2003 NFL Draft. He had 178 receptions for 2,150 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. He added one punt return for a touchdown in his 49ers’ career.
• 49ers C Jonathan Goodwin is the younger brother of Steelers offensive assistant Harold Goodwin.
• Steelers QB Dennis Dixon was born in San Leandro, Calif., just across the bay from San Francisco. Dixon attended San Leandro High School, where he threw for more than 5,900 yards 79 touchdowns.
• 49ers offensive assistant Bobby Engram played at Penn State University from 1992-1995.
• 49ers offensive line coach Mike Solari coached at the University of Pittsburgh in 1986.
• 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula was born in Homestead, Pa., just minutes away from the city of Pittsburgh. He even coached the defensive line at local Woodland Hills High School in 1990.
• 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman played at Penn State University from 2006-2009.
• 49ers P Andy Lee played at the University of Pittsburgh from 2000-2004. His 244 punts for 10,353 yards are tops in school history. He’s the only player to win Big East Special Teams player of the year honors twice.
• 49ers CB Shawntae Spencer was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. He attended Woodland Hills High School and the University of Pittsburgh from 2000-2003. He had eight interceptions, including one returned 68 yards for a touchdown as a Panther.

PRO CONNECTIONS
• Steelers WR Jerricho Cotchery and 49ers WR Braylon Edwards were teammates with the New York Jets from 2009-2010. Cotchery played for the Jets in 2007 when 49ers secondary coach ED Donatell was on the Jets’ staff. Cotchery was also teammates with the Jets with 49ers C Jonathan Goodwin from 2004-2005.
• Steelers K Shaun Suisham and 49ers CB Carlos Rogers were teammates with the Washington Redskins from 2006-2009.
• Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler was on the Buffalo Bills’ staff from 2007-2009 when 49ers S Donte Whitner played for the Bills. 49ers LB Blake Costanzo also played for the Bills from 2007-2008.
• Steelers special teams coordinator Al Everest was on the New Orleans Saints’ staff from 2001-2002 when 49ers FB Moran Norris played for the Saints. Everest was also on the Arizona Cardinals’ staff with 49ers quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst from 1996-1998.
• Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was the Head Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals from 2001-2002 when 49ers DT Justin Smith played for the Bengals.
• Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, running backs coach Kirby Wilson and 49ers offensive quality control coach Michael Christianson were on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff together in 2002.
• Steelers S Will Allen played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2007-2009 when 49ers quality control coach Ejiro Evero was on the Buccaneers’ staff.
• Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio were on the Indianapolis Colts’ staff together from 1999-2000.
• Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson and 49ers special teams coordinator/asst. head coach Brad Seely were on the New England Patriots’ staff together in 1999.

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS
• Steelers OG Chris Kemoeatu and 49ers QB Alex Smith were teammates at the University of Utah from 2002-2004. Kemoeatu helped block for Smith in the Utes’ 2005 Fiesta Bowl victory.
• Steelers LB Larry Foote and 49ers C Jonathan Goodwin were teammates at the University of Michigan from 1998-2001. LB LaMarr Woodley and 49ers WR Braylon Edwards were also teammates at the University of Michigan from 2003-2004.
• Steelers S Will Allen was teammates with 49ers S Donte Whitner at Ohio State University from 2002-2003. Steelers DE Cameron Heyward was teammates at Ohio State University with 49ers LB Larry Grant in 2007 and OT Alex Boone from 2007-2008.
• Steelers OT Jonathan Scott and 49ers CB Tarell Brown were teammates at the University of Texas from 2003-2005.
• Steelers C/G Doug Legursky and 49ers S C.J. Spillman were teammates at Marshall University from 2005-2008.
• Steelers TE Weslye Saunders and 49ers CB Chris Culliver were teammates at the University of South Carolina from 2007- 2009. Steelers OG Jamon Meredith was also teammates with Saunders and Culliver from 2007-2008.
• Steelers WR Mike Wallace and 49ers LB Patrick Willis were teammates at the University of Mississippi from 2004-2006.
• Steelers P Jeremy Kapinos and 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman were teammates at Penn State University in 2006.
• Steelers TE Heath Miller and 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks were teammates at the University of Virginia from 2002-2004.
• Steelers QB Dennis Dixon and 49ers C/G Adam Snyder were teammates at the University of Oregon from 2003-2004.
• Steelers DE Al Woods and 49ers DT Ricky Jean Francois were teammates at LSU from 2006-2008.
• Steelers DE Ziggy Hood and 49ers LB Aldon Smith were teammates at the University of Missouri in 2008.
• Steelers CB Keenan Lewis played for the Oregon State Beavers in 2008 when 49ers tight ends coach Reggie Davis was on the Beavers’ staff.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

PITTSBURGH TEAM NOTES

• Pittsburgh clinches a Wild Card spot:
1) PIT win or tie
2) OAK loss or tie
3) TEN loss or tie
4) DEN loss
5) NYJ loss
• The Steelers look to improve to 94-56-1 all-time against NFC opponents during the regular season.
• With a win, Pittsburgh will be 3-0 against the NFC this season.
• Pittsburgh looks to earn its ninth victory in the last 10 games and fifth in a row.
• The Steelers look for their first victory in San Francisco since 11/7/ 99 (27-6).
• The Steelers look to force at least two turnovers for the fifth consecutive game (two at Cincinnati, four at Kansas City, two versus Cincinnati and two versus Cleveland). Over the past four games Pittsburgh has eight interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
• The Steelers look to keep their fourth consecutive opponent to under 10 points (9, 7, 3). It would mark the longest such streak by Pittsburgh during the regular season since holding opponents to under 10 points for five consecutive games in 2000 (Games 5-9).
• Pittsburgh’s defense will look to hold its 13th straight opponent to 23 points or less.

PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES

Head Coach Mike Tomlin
• With a win will be 19-6 in primetime games and 7-0 in Monday night games. Will also improve to 4-1 in primetime games this season.
• Will look to become the fourth head coach to win his first seven games on Monday Night Football, joining Tom Flores (Raiders), Steve Mariucci (49ers) and Don Shula (Colts, Dolphins).
• With a win will go 11-3 through the first 14 games for the second time (2008) in five years as head coach of the Steelers.
• Will look to improve to 2-0 against San Francisco and earn first victory at Candlestick Park.
• Will look to improve to 54-24 overall and 24-15 on the road during the regular season.
• Including the postseason, looks to improve to 7-1 against NFC West opponents.

QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Looks to record his 80th career win in his 112th career start, becoming the fourth quarterback who began their career in the Super Bowl era to reach 80 wins in 112 or fewer starts: Tom Brady (104), Roger Staubach (105) and Ken Stabler (112).
• Looks to improve to 22-6 against NFC opponents, including 3-0 this season.
• With a win will improve to 2-0 against the 49ers.
• Will look to improve to 80-32 as a starter and on the road.
• Needs 199 passing yards to pass Terry Bradshaw (3,724 in 1979) for the second most
passing yards during a single season in franchise history. Roethlisberger already owns the number one mark with 4,328 yards in 2009.
• Needs 23 completions to eclipse Tommy Maddox (298 in 2003) for the second highest single season total in franchise history. Roethlisberger already owns the highest total with 337 completions in 2009.
• Looks to improve to 23-8 as a starter in primetime games during the regular season.
• Looks to throw for at least 300 yards for the fourth time in the last eight 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 sixth 100.0 rating of the season and 47th of his career. WR Hines Ward
• Needs nine 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 one reception to surpass Elbie Nickel (329) for the most receptions by a tight end in Steelers history.
• Is 95 yards shy of passing Santonio Holmes (3,835) for ninth place on the Steelers all-time receiving yards list.

WR Antonio Brown
• Needs 75 receiving yards to reach 1,000 on the season for the first time in his career. Will join Mike Wallace, who already went over 1,000 yards, as the fourth Steeler duo to each register over 1,000 receiving yards in the same season since 2000.
• Will look to lead the Steelers in either receptions or receiving yards for the seventh consecutive game.

RB Rashard Mendenhall
• Is 123 yards away from passing Fran Fogel (3,115) for the 10th most career rushing yards in franchise history.

WR Mike Wallace
• 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:
• Needs one interception return for a touchdown to tie Carnell Lake, Dwayne Woodruff, Deshea Townsend and Tony Campagno (3) for the third-most in franchise history.
• Needs eight yards to surpass Chad Scott (368) for the 10th-most interception return yards in a career in Steelers’ history.

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.

Atlanta Dan
12-19-2011, 06:44 PM
Amazing the Steelers have a chance to make up for giving away the Ravens game in November at Heinz and get back on track for a bye and home field through the playoffs - there will not be another chance for the #1 seed after tonight - this game is soooo important!

tracypa26
12-19-2011, 06:46 PM
Whoo hoo so excited for kick off. Go get'em Steelers!!!

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:17 PM
Here we go Steelers, Here we go!

:tt03:

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:18 PM
I'm assuming this thread takes off as soon as the ball get's placed on the tee?

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:21 PM
C'mon, man!

rocckbottomxmen
12-19-2011, 07:24 PM
Here we go, Steelers here we go

rocckbottomxmen
12-19-2011, 07:25 PM
whats the early feeling on this one folks

ETL
12-19-2011, 07:25 PM
Lets beat at least one Harbaugh this year

rocckbottomxmen
12-19-2011, 07:27 PM
Oh we will get another chance to beat the other one. The only question is will it be in pitt or there

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 07:27 PM
I think we are gonna need a defensive TD tonight and force 2 or 3 turnovers.

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 07:28 PM
BLACKOUT!!!

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 07:29 PM
Dam, Cmon MAN!!!

jking
12-19-2011, 07:29 PM
transformer blew at candlestick park game seems to be delayed

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 07:30 PM
Power outage. WOW !

BleedPurple
12-19-2011, 07:31 PM
Figures.

The league is trying to give Ben more time to recover from his owie =P

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:31 PM
Rofl! I can't breath right now i'm laughing so hard. I guess in a half-hour or so i'll be pissed. I'm so pumped!

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 07:32 PM
Thats O.K. 10 days and some more time for Bens ankle!!!

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 07:33 PM
I have been to that stadium and it is a huge pile of $hit!

rocckbottomxmen
12-19-2011, 07:34 PM
I think we are gonna need a defensive TD tonight and force 2 or 3 turnovers.

At this point we just need lights

lipps83
12-19-2011, 07:34 PM
James Harrison was spotted in the area with a crow bar yelling "If I can't play, no one can play!"

ricardisimo
12-19-2011, 07:34 PM
Ha! I doubt very much that more time helps here. If anything the effects of the needle will be wearing off soon. And make no mistake: there is a needle involved here.

Atlanta Dan
12-19-2011, 07:35 PM
Power failure:banging:

Hope Ben took a 6 hour painkiller shot

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 07:36 PM
James Harrison was spotted in the area with a crow bar yelling "If I can't play, no one can play!"

:tt03::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::t t03:

jjpro11
12-19-2011, 07:37 PM
James Harrison was spotted in the area with a crow bar yelling "If I can't play, no one can play!"

bullshit... he used his helmet. everyone knows he's dirty.

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 07:39 PM
Funny thing is that I know the guy that helped rebuild San Franciscos entire power grid a few years ago.

He is originally from Pittsburgh!

ricardisimo
12-19-2011, 07:40 PM
bullshit... he used his helmet. everyone knows he's dirty.
You don't think swinging a tire iron is dirty? :huh:

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:41 PM
You don't think swinging a tire iron is dirty? :huh:

:chuckle:

BleedPurple
12-19-2011, 07:43 PM
bullshit... he used his helmet. everyone knows he's dirty.

He clearly led with his crown against a defenseless transformer.

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 07:43 PM
Curtis Brown is inactive. That could hurt us in ST. Especially with Ginn returning.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:45 PM
"I'm not trying to make this too dramatic."

You're not doing a good job.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:47 PM
9'ers pulled the plug on the power, i'm convinced.

jjpro11
12-19-2011, 07:48 PM
"I'm not trying to make this too dramatic."

You're not doing a good job.

in the 4th quarter, after the medicine wears off, the Steelers oline will carry Ben Roethlisberger from down to down like Byron Leftwich at Marshall.

BleedPurple
12-19-2011, 07:48 PM
"I'm not trying to make this too dramatic."

You're not doing a good job.

Did you catch the dig on ben? :chuckle: I thought that was pretty good.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:50 PM
in the 4th quarter, after the medicine wears off, the Steelers oline will carry Ben Roethlisberger from down to down like Byron Leftwich at Marshall.

I like how their all for the 9'ers. In the fourth quarter they'll be scratching their heads. And I agree, this line will carry our quarterback.

ETL
12-19-2011, 07:51 PM
Ben looks fat. Maybe its the bandaging

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:51 PM
Ben looks fat. Maybe its the bandaging

LOL

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 07:52 PM
Come on O line BLOCK damn it!!! Im not trying to break my knuckles on a wall tonight!:tt03:

Grav
12-19-2011, 07:54 PM
this is driving me mad now! Its now 2 am in the UK and i have to each in the morning! we better smash these 9ers!!! Let's go!!!!

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 07:55 PM
Come on O line BLOCK damn it!!! Im not trying to break my knuckles on a wall tonight!:tt03:

And i'm not trying to break any laptop keys :chuckle:

:hammerfist:

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 07:59 PM
this is driving me mad now! Its now 2 am in the UK and i have to each in the morning! we better smash these 9ers!!! Let's go!!!!

2AM!!!! AWESOME MATE!!!:tt03:

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:01 PM
2AM!!!! AWESOME MATE!!!:tt03:

Now THAT'S dedication.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:02 PM
Damn i'm nervous.

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:02 PM
WOW!!! That was original, a run directly into the center of the line on 1st down!

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Nice quick passes

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Hear the crowd! HEEEAAATTTHHHH....

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:03 PM
WOW!!! That was original, a run directly into the center of the line on 1st down!

Holy Chit hear the "Moose"? Lot's of steelers fans.

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Dam, im supposed to be there!

ricardisimo
12-19-2011, 08:04 PM
Nice.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:05 PM
Hear the crowd! HEEEAAATTTHHHH....


I'm almost positive their chanting "Moose". It's been a thing of his since college. It's either that or iv'e been wrong for 6 years.

BleedPurple
12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Bring in batch!

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
chit...

MACH1
12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
:doh:

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Decisions!!!

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Well, that's not what I wanted.

ricardisimo
12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Oh, well. We just saw the beginning and the end of our running game tonight. Interceptions mean only one thing to Arians: throw more.

lipps83
12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Two people in front of Wallace, not a good choice to throw it that way, Ben.

ETL
12-19-2011, 08:06 PM
David Johnson turned around too late

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:07 PM
Stared down the receiver. No zip. Ok D get it back.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:07 PM
:doh:that's not a very good way to end a drive :banging:

MACH1
12-19-2011, 08:07 PM
Oh, well. We just saw the beginning and the end of our running game tonight. Interceptions mean only one thing to Arians: throw more.

And deep if it's not a bubble screen

Fire Arians
12-19-2011, 08:07 PM
Ben always makes a stupid throw every game, better to get it out of his system now

rgj
12-19-2011, 08:08 PM
Another Red zone failure....sigh

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 08:09 PM
Lets go D!

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 08:10 PM
I know I said it before, but It was NOT a bright move playing a hurt and obviously "limping" Ben, I don't care how big his ego is.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:11 PM
D's getting off to their usual slow start

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:11 PM
Well, well well. Come on defense! Get warmed up, let's stop these guys!

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:11 PM
D starting as usual...

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:13 PM
Need some pressure. Very plain so far.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:13 PM
corners need to play off another 20 yards :doh:

rgj
12-19-2011, 08:14 PM
Good God.

BleedPurple
12-19-2011, 08:14 PM
Yea Jim help ya brother out!

ricardisimo
12-19-2011, 08:15 PM
Troy ran himself out of the play.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:15 PM
Jesus man.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:16 PM
Here we go guys, keep it up.

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 08:16 PM
damnit...were not getting any pressure, their just gettin the ball out quick too

rgj
12-19-2011, 08:17 PM
Lookin' like it's gonna be a looooong night.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:17 PM
Troy's guarding our players.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Redeemed himself.

rd31669
12-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Gotta give Dick LeBeau the credit on that one !!!

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Troy finally does something.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Now we need to score 6, come on STEELERS!

rgj
12-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Steelers dodged big one there......

bigkam17
12-19-2011, 08:20 PM
Bend, don't break. Gonna need some plays from the defense though, not nearly enough on that drive.

lipps83
12-19-2011, 08:20 PM
Hopefully the 49'ers inability to take advantage of red zone opportunities frustrates them a bit.

Any edge we can get.

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 08:20 PM
way to get out of that 1 at the goal line...good job d

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:20 PM
It's only 3. Nice play by Troy.

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 08:20 PM
Troy finally does something.I thought he was early!

MACH1
12-19-2011, 08:21 PM
I see whining to the refs runs in the family.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:21 PM
Troy's ice cold this season. Last couple season it was ice in his veins, and big play's in his arsenal. He'll get it back, just a matter of time.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:21 PM
held to a FG now for O to come out and finish a drive in the endzone to a STEELER

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:21 PM
I thought he was early!

He was close

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 08:21 PM
I see whining to the refs runs in the family.

hahaha who woulda thought :chuckle:

finesward
12-19-2011, 08:21 PM
I see whining and crying to the reds is genetic. What a turd head coach

finesward
12-19-2011, 08:22 PM
I see whining to the refs runs in the family.

Beat me to it! Except the auto fill on my phone made refs reds :/

jking
12-19-2011, 08:23 PM
I see whining to the refs runs in the family.

maybe they can both take it up with goodell

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:23 PM
HarBALLS.

MACH1
12-19-2011, 08:23 PM
maybe they can both take it up with goodell

They call it a daisy chain. :chuckle:

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 08:24 PM
held to a FG now for O to come out and finish a drive in the endzone to a STEELER

yep, I hear ya
:)

theplatypus
12-19-2011, 08:24 PM
Nice to see Mendy getting touches early

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:25 PM
Ben's putting absolutely no pressure on that foot. I know it's an obvious must, but it's affecting his throwing.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:26 PM
good snag by Brown

BleedPurple
12-19-2011, 08:29 PM
I'm in love

MACH1
12-19-2011, 08:29 PM
FUUUUCCCCCCC

theplatypus
12-19-2011, 08:29 PM
WTF Ben

ricardisimo
12-19-2011, 08:29 PM
What'd I tell you? And now we might not run the ball again. Two interceptions means don't ever run the ball again.

finesward
12-19-2011, 08:29 PM
****kkkkkk

steelerchad
12-19-2011, 08:29 PM
Miller screwed the pooch on that one. A little high. But it was on his hands.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:29 PM
WTF Ben.......not used to having so much time or what

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:29 PM
Jesus Christ man you had 20 effin seconds. He's not right. He's definitely not performing anywhere near how he needs to in order to win this thing.

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:30 PM
Off Millers hands directly into the 69ers hands. Not really Bens fault.

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 08:30 PM
damn man, honestly I think ben needs to just come out...he doesnt seem that comfortable, id rather see him rest his ankle

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:30 PM
Drop by Brown, next play pic. Drop catches something bad usually happens after.

Fire Arians
12-19-2011, 08:30 PM
How do you throw a pick with zero pressure and 20 seconds to throw it?

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 08:30 PM
PLEASE take BEN out, just for this game. I don't wanna see him hurt anymore, and, unless you're blind, it's affecting his throws.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:30 PM
back was just standing there for check down pass

ETL
12-19-2011, 08:30 PM
All that matters is that we win by 1. lets go steelers !

finesward
12-19-2011, 08:31 PM
FUUUUCCCCCCC

Seriously are u my long lost twin or.something?

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:31 PM
MILLER IS THE ONE WHO MESSED UP, NOT BEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

lipps83
12-19-2011, 08:31 PM
Sweet Arians. Let's keep going deep!!!!

5 wide and out of the shotgun every play!

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:31 PM
Our D needs to step up and win this game for us.

rgj
12-19-2011, 08:31 PM
I hope Intercepaberger is watching the SF qb on how to complete a pass to YOUR TEAM.

Pa Yankee
12-19-2011, 08:32 PM
Way to high of a pass.

lipps83
12-19-2011, 08:32 PM
back was just standing there for check down pass

That's not Ben's style.

Why play smart when you can make a big play every now and then.......

finesward
12-19-2011, 08:32 PM
U guys do realize if Ben comes out.Charlie goes in right? Old man will get.eaten up out there

sharkweek
12-19-2011, 08:33 PM
How do you throw a pick with zero pressure and 20 seconds to throw it?

well, Heath had a chance to catch it, it was just a tad too high

I imagine with all of his injuries Ben simply doesn't have the physical capability of putting much touch on these longer balls (hence his massive overthrow of Wallace)

of course that begs the question of why on earth are we dialing up these longer routes when we should clearly be playing smaller ball like we did against the Pats, if only because of Ben's current limitations

granted, maybe they're just trying to see what he can do before adjusting, but still...

theplatypus
12-19-2011, 08:33 PM
Miller screwed the pooch on that one. A little high. But it was on his hands.


Bullshit, Ben had Mendy wide open on his right for the dump off and got greedy.

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 08:33 PM
MILLER IS THE ONE WHO MESSED UP, NOT BEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Turn your channel on your TV to the right station please
-Lol.

SoCalFan
12-19-2011, 08:33 PM
Hopefully one of the slow start games that we end up finishing strong!

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 08:34 PM
that ball was way to high for heath, it wasnt his fault just a bad pass

cmon ben if youre gonna stay in you gotta be smart...i got faith

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:34 PM
The pass was high and a bit off, but it was by no means uncatchable.

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:35 PM
Turn your channel on your TV to the right station please
-Lol.

So if a receiver has his hands on the ball and it skips out to the other team, it is still the QB's fault? I know thats how the stats are kept, but come on...

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:36 PM
Turn your channel on your TV to the right station please
-Lol.

It DID hit him in the hands. It was a bit high and off, but it DID hit him in the hands.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:36 PM
So if a receiver has his hands on the ball and it skips out to the other team, it is still the QB's fault? I know thats how the stats are kept, but come on...

:thumbsup:

theplatypus
12-19-2011, 08:36 PM
So if a receiver has his hands on the ball and it skips out to the other team, it is still the QB's fault? I know thats how the stats are kept, but come on...

When the ball shouldn't have been thrown to begin with absolutely.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:36 PM
doesn't matter who you wanna blame. THEY GOTTA QUIT TURNING IT OVER

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:38 PM
When the ball shouldn't have been thrown to begin with absolutely.

But Heath was open...what did you want?

steelcityboyz
12-19-2011, 08:38 PM
Ike beat bad

lipps83
12-19-2011, 08:38 PM
doesn't matter who you wanna blame. THEY GOTTA QUIT TURNING IT OVER

I think they need to go to a short passing game.

Not this, run deep and try to get open offense.

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 08:38 PM
cmooon gotta stop em on this 3rd down, would be big to hold em to a FG here

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:38 PM
Force. A Damn turnover

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 08:39 PM
good coverage by keisel regardless if he missed it

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 08:39 PM
Keisel 'da Diesel !!!

finesward
12-19-2011, 08:39 PM
When the ball shouldn't have been thrown to begin with absolutely.

Mendy was covered. Heath was open and had the first. It was the right throw. Perfect? No

sharkweek
12-19-2011, 08:39 PM
2 turnovers, only 6 points, avoided the worst so far but we have to take better care of the ball and start putting up some points

steelcityboyz
12-19-2011, 08:39 PM
Cmon now lets get a td drive

jking
12-19-2011, 08:40 PM
I think they need to go to a short passing game.

Not this, run deep and try to get open offense.

yep ..especially with Ben not at 100%

Fire Arians
12-19-2011, 08:40 PM
Being outplayed in all phases, we are lucky its only 6-0 right now

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:40 PM
I am pretty confident. We have given them the ball twice and are only down 6-0.

lipps83
12-19-2011, 08:41 PM
yep ..especially with Ben not at 100%

Yeah, but who are we kidding. This is Arians and Ben we are talking about.

I bet they try to throw it further next time.

steelcityboyz
12-19-2011, 08:42 PM
good teams answer with a score,,, let's see how good the steelers are

BlaZeQuietly
12-19-2011, 08:43 PM
Any second thoughts on starting ben now??

MACH1
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Any second thoughts on starting ben now??

And Batch or Dixon would be any better?

rocckbottomxmen
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Any second thoughts on starting ben now??

none....he will be fine when he settle down

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Jesus man the powers out again!

jking
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
lights out again

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Any second thoughts on starting ben now??

I don't think they could have kept him out with a blackout!

jjpro11
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
****'s sake

steelcityboyz
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
And Batch or Dixon would be any better?My thoughts too.

BlaZeQuietly
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Oh snap lights out, home team forfeits

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 08:44 PM
Being outplayed in all phases, we are lucky its only 6-0 right now
NO, our Defense is doin their job, our Offense "phases" is not puttin up points, yet.

ETL
12-19-2011, 08:45 PM
This is embarrassing for Sf and California

theplatypus
12-19-2011, 08:45 PM
It's interesting that the advertisers still have power.

lipps83
12-19-2011, 08:46 PM
It's interesting that the advertisers still have power.

Park owners gotta get their moneys!

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Power out again. What a joke. I'm sure Goodel thinks its Harrisons fault. LOL.

steelcityboyz
12-19-2011, 08:46 PM
At least the defense gets a rest

Eddie12390
12-19-2011, 08:46 PM
It's interesting that the advertisers still have power.

They run off of auxiliary power. It is the only way to get light in the stadium while the power is out.

steelerchad
12-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Do over tomorrow night. Start back at 0-0 and play it over.

MACH1
12-19-2011, 08:46 PM
What a fuc*ing joke.

SH-Rock
12-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Power outage might be a blessing? Helping us regroup.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Any second thoughts on starting ben now??

right thing to do.....wounded Ben was better than a healthy Batch last week.. i know Batch had more practice this week but still think Ben is the way to go

jjpro11
12-19-2011, 08:47 PM
our receivers are getting open.. Ben's just got to hit his ****ing throws.

BlaZeQuietly
12-19-2011, 08:47 PM
wheres harrison when you need him? LOL

FanSince72
12-19-2011, 08:48 PM
What kind of dump IS this place anyway?

Did another hamster die?

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 08:48 PM
hahahaha @ ben wheres james harrison when you need em about the fan runnin on the field

sharkweek
12-19-2011, 08:48 PM
Lawl

Ben, "where's James Harrison when you need him!?" (referring to a fan on the field, note my avatar :tt02:)

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:48 PM
Ben: "Where's James Harrison when you need him?"

Pa Yankee
12-19-2011, 08:48 PM
Lol Leftwich

jking
12-19-2011, 08:48 PM
What kind of dump IS this place anyway?

Did another hamster die?

guinea pig....the one that was trained to say "row"

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:49 PM
Looks like they need more candles.

BleedPurple
12-19-2011, 08:49 PM
The announcers make it sound like Ben is gonna turn into a pumpkin :chuckle:

BlaZeQuietly
12-19-2011, 08:50 PM
row... row... row

FanSince72
12-19-2011, 08:50 PM
This is a perfect end to one of the weirdest weekends in football.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:50 PM
The announcers make it sound like Ben is gonna turn into a pumpkin :chuckle:

:chuckle:

Rick5895
12-19-2011, 08:50 PM
our receivers are getting open.. Ben's just got to hit his ****ing throws.

Brown dropped a quick slant that would have been a TD. On the last pic, Heath makes that catch 9 out of 10 times.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Home team needs to forfeit this one!

FanSince72
12-19-2011, 08:52 PM
Brown dropped a quick slant that would have been a TD. On the last pic, Heath makes that catch 9 out of 10 times.

Ben's trying but that foot is causing his passes to sail.

jking
12-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Batch warming up in the dark

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 08:53 PM
right thing to do.....wounded Ben was better than a healthy Batch last week.. i know Batch had more practice this week but still think Ben is the way to go

:banging:

jjpro11
12-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Brown dropped a quick slant that would have been a TD. On the last pic, Heath makes that catch 9 out of 10 times.

i know that Brown pass should have been caught... Browns also bailed him out on the 3rd down pass thrown behind him though.. the Miller pass was way too high.. Wallace had a TD, but he overthrew him. and of course the end zone INT. he needs to settle down, if he can.

dcsteel5804
12-19-2011, 08:53 PM
So what do you say, sit Big Ben, or let him play it out

FanSince72
12-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Batch warming up in the dark

I think we give Ben one more shot.

If it's more of the same, then it's time for Charlie.

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 08:55 PM
thiis power outage is actually worse for Ben, his ankle is gonna stiffen up even more, and then he's gonna need even more shots,

jking
12-19-2011, 08:56 PM
maybe they can use a glow in the dark football and all the players can hang red or yellow glow sticks on their uniforms

BlaZeQuietly
12-19-2011, 08:57 PM
I don't think we can afford more of the same

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 08:57 PM
I think we give Ben one more shot.

If it's more of the same, then it's time for Charlie.

In what sense :chuckle:

AndyWitmyer
12-19-2011, 08:58 PM
Candlestick Stadium...living up to its name!

Pa Yankee
12-19-2011, 08:58 PM
Brown dropped a quick slant that would have been a TD. On the last pic, Heath makes that catch 9 out of 10 times.

Bs did you not see how fin high Heath had to jump. :tt:

FanSince72
12-19-2011, 08:59 PM
thiis power outage is actually worse for Ben, his ankle is gonna stiffen up even more, and then he's gonna need even more shots,

Maybe they can hook up a Toradol I.V. and hide it inside his gear.

lipps83
12-19-2011, 09:00 PM
I told you guys it was James Harrison that messed with the lights!

He just owned up to it!

TRH
12-19-2011, 09:00 PM
the ankle didn't throw either one of those interceptions. I have no idea why and how he threw that last one. He had ALL DAY back there.....he could've easily just thrown it away or a screen. That was just pure dumbness.

AndyWitmyer
12-19-2011, 09:00 PM
I have a good feeling about this drive.

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 09:03 PM
heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaath

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 09:04 PM
that was Essex right !

Terrible Towel Boy
12-19-2011, 09:04 PM
@jharrison9292: "If I cant play then can't nobody play... Lights out!"

http://twitter.com/jharrison9292

jking
12-19-2011, 09:05 PM
gotta shoot the other foot now :banging:

ricardisimo
12-19-2011, 09:05 PM
I have a good feeling about this drive.
That's funny. I have a bad feeling about this drive.

AndyWitmyer
12-19-2011, 09:05 PM
And I was just thinking, "Wow, no flags this game!" Guess they got a call from upstairs during the last outage

MACH1
12-19-2011, 09:06 PM
http://heartstandards.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/shoot-yourself-in-the-foot1.jpg

AndyWitmyer
12-19-2011, 09:07 PM
Illegal contact...1st down...very fortunate, but probably painful

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 09:07 PM
Some dirty chit going on.

lipps83
12-19-2011, 09:09 PM
3rd and short. Time to go 5 wide and run 20 yard routes.

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 09:10 PM
LOL

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 09:10 PM
Dammit Ben

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 09:11 PM
damn i thought ben was gonna take off on that 3rd down for a second

Bayz101
12-19-2011, 09:11 PM
Ben's not throwing well, and he's scared of pressure.

jking
12-19-2011, 09:11 PM
short passes were moving the ball.............so let's go deep

finesward
12-19-2011, 09:12 PM
Wahhhhhh **** harbaughs love to cry

Fire Arians
12-19-2011, 09:12 PM
Hello arians, Ben can't throw the deep ball with that ankle!

lipps83
12-19-2011, 09:12 PM
****, what a horribly called offense we have.

What the **** was that.

Raw Steel
12-19-2011, 09:12 PM
Anyone think Wallace is dogging it a little? On the first INT, he just stopped instead of chasing down the Niner who made the pick and on that last throw, he really didn't make an effort.

finesward
12-19-2011, 09:13 PM
Turnover time. Let's get a play here d

sharkweek
12-19-2011, 09:13 PM
So what do you say, sit Big Ben, or let him play it out

he's already looked panicked when hurried an has gotten rid of the ball way prematurely because of his injury, not wanting to chance it, and since we're apparently not going to play any short game (wtf Arians) I say we need to pull him, Batch and Dixon can both miss just as badly with the long balls so we can at least save Ben from any further injury by pulling him

MACH1
12-19-2011, 09:13 PM
Arians is a genius I tell ya. Awesome game plan so far.
Throw it deep and often with a one legged qb.

TRH
12-19-2011, 09:13 PM
that was pathetic. Can't we play on a 'national stage' anymore? Everytime we do, we suck. Ever since the '09 super bowl.

finesward
12-19-2011, 09:14 PM
Yeah it was the play call, not.the execution that was the problem

lipps83
12-19-2011, 09:14 PM
Arians is a genius I tell ya. Awesome game plan so far.
Throw it deep and often with a one legged qb.

Yeah, I hope we keep him....:banging:

TRH
12-19-2011, 09:14 PM
Arians is a genius I tell ya. Awesome game plan so far.
Throw it deep and often with a one legged qb.

And when everyone's expecting the run like on that second down play, i knew it, you knew it, everyone knew it......run it. Stuffed.

finesward
12-19-2011, 09:15 PM
Clark will get a fine. He left his feet

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 09:16 PM
he's already looked panicked when hurried an has gotten rid of the ball way prematurely because of his injury, not wanting to chance it, and since we're apparently not going to play any short game (wtf Arians) I say we need to pull him, Batch and Dixon can both miss just as badly with the long balls so we can at least save Ben from any further injury by pulling him

Yep, Our O-line is also at risk from trying to protect a 50% hurt Ben, instead of concentrating on PLAYIN THE GAME.
And a 50% Ben, actually make that even worse, is NOT better than a healthy Batch.
SIT BEN, play BATCH and lets be done with it.

:tt04:

Raw Steel
12-19-2011, 09:16 PM
Clark will get a fine. He left his feet

Helmet to Ball contact. $10 K

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 09:16 PM
damnit 2 good plays on D and we cant get off the field on 3rd down...cmoooon

ricardisimo
12-19-2011, 09:16 PM
They're throwing right at Lewis.

ETL
12-19-2011, 09:16 PM
Is keenan Lewis the new gay?

lipps83
12-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Yep, Our O-line is also at risk from trying to protect a 50% hurt Ben, instead of concentrating on PLAYIN THE GAME.
And a 50% Ben, actually make that even worse, is NOT better than a healthy Batch.
SIT BEN, play BATCH and lets be done with it.

:tt04:

Would rather see Dixon.

Doesn't matter though cuz we can't stop the 49'ers to get the ball back until they get to the redzone, which they suck at.

jking
12-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Yep, Our O-line is also at risk from trying to protect a 50% hurt Ben, instead of concentrating on PLAYIN THE GAME.
And a 50% Ben, actually make that even worse, is NOT better than a healthy Batch.
SIT BEN, play BATCH and lets be done with it.

:tt04:

Batch must not be able to throw deep enough for Arians game plan

dcsteel5804
12-19-2011, 09:17 PM
What's up with this soft pass defense??

TRH
12-19-2011, 09:18 PM
g-damnit...........why can't our O make those kind of plays?

MACH1
12-19-2011, 09:18 PM
Batch must not be able to throw deep enough for Arians game plan

:chuckle:

TRH
12-19-2011, 09:18 PM
they've borrowed Green Bay's game plan against us. Obviously, Rogers & co. are better, but these fast-fire slants are exactly what GB did to us.

lipps83
12-19-2011, 09:19 PM
g-damnit...........why can't our O make those kind of plays?

They could, but they are still too busy running their deep routes after the play is over.

Pentheon
12-19-2011, 09:19 PM
our corners gotta make some plays, we cant get any pressure cause they passin too quick

TRH
12-19-2011, 09:19 PM
great defense. Bah.

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 09:20 PM
I don't know why we just don't give our secondary chairs and let them sit on the goal line. That's the only place they can play.

MACH1
12-19-2011, 09:20 PM
our corners gotta make some plays, we cant get any pressure cause they passin too quick

Hopefully arians is paying attention and learns something.

TRH
12-19-2011, 09:20 PM
Its like they have 11 offensive players and we have 8 on defense.

DoctorCAD
12-19-2011, 09:21 PM
Hopefully arians is paying attention and learns something.

HA HA HA, you crack me up sometimes!!!

Kanata-Steeler
12-19-2011, 09:21 PM
Are we every gonna give our defense a break this year ?!
frickn steelers' Offense has gotta start puttin up some major points, NOT turnovers.

dcsteel5804
12-19-2011, 09:22 PM
I wish Arians new that you set up the deep pass with Run game and the short pass. The deep pass should be a surprise they should not expect it every play

ricardisimo
12-19-2011, 09:22 PM
Hopefully arians is paying attention and learns something.
He's not, and he won't.