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tburhans
10-15-2012, 12:50 PM
A sunday night win over cincy puts us right back into the picture. There is no dominant team in the AFC this year. Ravens squeaked out a win over dallas but lost webb and possibly lewis for the season. Patriots lost to seattle after having a 13 point lead late. And houston was destroyed by green bay. We have yet to enter the heart of our schedule but we have also yet to put together a complete game. Time for veteran players to get after people not doing there job on the field. Time for tomlin to hold players accountable for mistakes and benching if necessary. The offense will keep us in games but the defense has to dig deep. There is too much talent on that side of the ball to play so poorly. Time for lebeau to dig into that playbook and call something we've never seen and I know he has stuff in there players have said it before. So it's time to start playing our kind of football

Fire Haley
10-15-2012, 01:26 PM
Sounds like Woodley (hamstring), Mendenhall (Achilles) and Pouncey (knee) all have good shot to play for Steelers Sun, Polamalu probably not

http://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/257857928390926336

Steelers>NFL
10-15-2012, 01:54 PM
Well, Sunday against the Ben's-Gals, it is a MUST-WIN game. So, whatever it takes.

OX1947
10-15-2012, 01:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9IZDInBv1M

OX1947
10-15-2012, 01:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9IZDInBv1M

Fire Arians
10-15-2012, 02:32 PM
who knows maybe we were like the ravens last year, putting all our game planning into beating divisional opponents then shitting the bed against the crap teams.

one could hope, eh?

it's really the injuries that dashed my hopes for this season. gilbert, pouncey, and foster injured? who's behind foster if legursky has to play center? david pope? lol. and baron batch is out starting rb right now, lol.

steeltheone
10-15-2012, 02:37 PM
Well, Sunday against the Ben's-Gals, it is a MUST-WIN game. So, whatever it takes.

To be honest, I really don't think it is a " must win " but it would make things much more difficult.

Fire Arians
10-15-2012, 02:39 PM
To be honest, I really don't think it is a " must win " but it would make things much more difficult.

any division game is a must win, especially when you're in 3rd place.

FanSince72
10-15-2012, 02:50 PM
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PhantomJB93
10-15-2012, 03:12 PM
Would be awesome if Woodley and Harrison can finally take the field together, and good to hear that Pouncey might play. Has there been any news about DeCastro? I didn't want to start a new thread for it but wasn't it speculated that he could return sometime around mid-season if all went well?

The Bengals are struggling just as much as we are, we should really be able to take this one.

Atlanta Dan
10-15-2012, 03:18 PM
Sounds like Woodley (hamstring), Mendenhall (Achilles) and Pouncey (knee) all have good shot to play for Steelers Sun, Polamalu probably not

http://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/257857928390926336

Kaboly of the Trib-Review says do not count on Pouncey playing this week

Pouncey highly, highly unlikely to play Sunday against the Bengals. Legursky will get start at center
https://twitter.com/MarkKaboly_Trib/status/257904483751821312

And Gilbert is in a walking boot:banging:

Mike Prisuta‏@DVEMike

Not a great start to Bengals Week for #Steelers. Marcus Gilbert hobbled out of facility Mon. with some type of boot/device on right foot.

https://twitter.com/DVEMike/status/257860921765011456

Steelers>NFL
10-15-2012, 03:28 PM
any division game is a must win, especially when you're in 3rd place.

Yeah, and already 0-3 against AFC teams.So yes, it is a BIG MUST-WIN game, in my mind. We lose Sunday, then season is over.

maddog78
10-15-2012, 03:50 PM
Kaboly of the Trib-Review says do not count on Pouncey playing this week

Pouncey highly, highly unlikely to play Sunday against the Bengals. Legursky will get start at center
https://twitter.com/MarkKaboly_Trib/status/257904483751821312

And Gilbert is in a walking boot:banging:

Mike Prisuta‏@DVEMike

Not a great start to Bengals Week for #Steelers. Marcus Gilbert hobbled out of facility Mon. with some type of boot/device on right foot.

https://twitter.com/DVEMike/status/257860921765011456

Fantastic news that Gilbert is out. That means the rest of the line is safe for a week.

teegre
10-15-2012, 04:01 PM
Fantastic news that Gilbert is out. That means the rest of the line is safe for a week.

You are the best!!! :applaudit: Awesome post, man.

Sadly, it is also true. :banging:

teegre
10-15-2012, 04:05 PM
There is no dominant team this year. This is parody at its best.

Do the Steelers still have BB?
Yes... then, they still ahve a shot at getting #7 this season.

Speaking of BB, if he converts a third down at the end of two of those games, the Steelers are 4-1. If the defense stops those late-game FGs, the Steelers are 4-1. If Mike Wallace doesn't drop a TD in those two game,s the Steelers are 4-1.

Meanwhile, the Ravens have three wins that came down to FGs (Taperiots, Chiefs, Cowboys)... and thus, even at 5-1, they are not "blowing people out."

Summation:
The Steelers are only losing by a FG... these are winnable games, with correctable mistakes.

tburhans
10-15-2012, 06:08 PM
Not to mention the Ravens suffered two big injuries against the Cowboys. Starting DB Ladarius Webb torn ACL out for the year and Ray Lewis torn triceps is the report and if its true hes most likely done for the year. huge losses for them. Patriots struggling as of late and Houston got blown out against Green Bay. We still have all of our division games left which we need to win and are most likely going to have to beat Baltimore twice unless we want to be a wild card, but at this point i'd settle for that. Ben will pace the offense, we just need somebody to pace the D. The only real leader ive seen on defense this year has been Clark. Will be nice to get Woodley out there as he is a more vocal player to get people fired up. Would be nice to see Timmons step up but doesnt seem to be his personality to do so. Its an 11 game dogfight and we have somewhat of an uphill climb but we have enough warriors to get us there

teegre
10-15-2012, 06:48 PM
Not to mention the Ravens suffered two big injuries against the Cowboys. Starting DB Ladarius Webb torn ACL out for the year and Ray Lewis torn triceps is the report and if its true hes most likely done for the year. huge losses for them. Patriots struggling as of late and Houston got blown out against Green Bay. We still have all of our division games left which we need to win and are most likely going to have to beat Baltimore twice unless we want to be a wild card, but at this point i'd settle for that. Ben will pace the offense, we just need somebody to pace the D. The only real leader ive seen on defense this year has been Clark. Will be nice to get Woodley out there as he is a more vocal player to get people fired up. Would be nice to see Timmons step up but doesnt seem to be his personality to do so. Its an 11 game dogfight and we have somewhat of an uphill climb but we have enough warriors to get us there

Considering that, here is what I foresee:

Those close games that BALT was eking out, will all of a sudden become slight losses. They will drop 4-5 more games this year, and PITT will win the tie-breakers, because PITT will beat them in both head-to-head match-ups.

Steelers>NFL
10-16-2012, 08:35 AM
Considering that, here is what I foresee:

Those close games that BALT was eking out, will all of a sudden become slight losses. They will drop 4-5 more games this year, and PITT will win the tie-breakers, because PITT will beat them in both head-to-head match-ups.

The only way Pitt will make the playoffs this year, is by winning the division.
Cuz' they are ALREADY 0-3 against AFC conference teams.
I mean hell, look at the points scored versus points scored against. Even up. And that is against soft teams. That is pathetic.

maddog78
10-16-2012, 08:52 AM
There is no dominant team this year. This is parody at its best.

Do the Steelers still have BB?
Yes... then, they still ahve a shot at getting #7 this season.

Speaking of BB, if he converts a third down at the end of two of those games, the Steelers are 4-1. If the defense stops those late-game FGs, the Steelers are 4-1. If Mike Wallace doesn't drop a TD in those two game,s the Steelers are 4-1.

Meanwhile, the Ravens have three wins that came down to FGs (Taperiots, Chiefs, Cowboys)... and thus, even at 5-1, they are not "blowing people out."

Summation:
The Steelers are only losing by a FG... these are winnable games, with correctable mistakes.

Cleveland could be 5-1 with a couple plays here and there, too. You are what your record says you are. And yes, of course they're winnable games - they're against the worst teams in the league and we're still not winning them.

Schedule gets tougher. If play doesn't improve, this is a 6-10 team.

steelfury02
10-16-2012, 09:14 AM
it isn't just a few adjustments, they are a reflection of their record, and then you can get into the argument of what middle of the pack, sub .500 teams are better than the next.

I agree that with Ben, we will always have a chance. But like Seattle just said of Tom Brady - if you aren't playing well as a team, one man is not going to overcome the better team.

And as previously mentioned, everyone gets up to play the Steelers - if they don't prepare like that every week, we will continue to see close ones, win or lose. This team has not shown me anything that says it can dominate.

Fire Haley
10-16-2012, 10:57 AM
update:

News & Notes: Steelers not panicking

-LINE CHANGES

With Pouncey doubtful at best with a sprained knee, Doug Legursky will start at center. With Gilbert doubtful at best, rookie Mike Adams will start at right tackle.

“Yep, that’s the plan,” said Adams, the Steelers’ second-round draft pick.

Gilbert was seen at team headquarters Monday hobbling with his foot in a protective boot.

MENDENHALL OK

Despite missing over half the loss in Tennessee with an injury to his left Achilles, Rashard Mendenhall believes he has chance to play in Cincinnati. Mendenhall said the injury wasn’t a tear or sprain.

“It was just irritated,” he said.

“It’s a little tight,” said Mendenhall, who didn’t practice Monday. “I'll just continue to work on it and get treatment. Hopefully, it will get better. But I’m planning on being able to play (against the Bengals).”

Meanwhile, running back Isaac Redman is also hopeful he can play after suffering an ankle injury against the Titans.

BRING ON THE 'WOOD'

There’s encouraging news for the struggling defense. Although strong safety Troy Polamalu isn’t expected to play against the Bengals, there’s a good chance linebacker LaMarr Woodley will.

After missing Thursday’s game in Tennessee with a pulled hamstring, Woodley practiced Monday.

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/steelers/news-notes-steelers-not-panicking/article_c062fd02-a3c4-5338-aa6a-495c1c4ce58b.html#.UH1aQcYkwe8.twitter