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Deserei90
11-04-2012, 10:58 AM
Wide receivers Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks got the memo about using the media as a venue to plead for holding calls in advance of games, but someone with the Giants needs to work with them on their phrasing.

Unlike offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride and defensive end Justin Tuck, Nicks and Cruz forgot to accuse Steelers defensive backs of getting away with murder when they went public with their feelings that the Steelers hold opposing receivers without penalty from the officials. Nicks said cornerback Ike Taylor was the main culprit in a secondary that grabs “a lot” and Cruz said he expects to be held on every play.

“It’s pretty blatant how they do it,” Cruz said, via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. “Some of it’s not being called, and some of it is, so we just have to be prepared to fight through it no matter what happens. And no matter what the down and distance is, expect to be held, expect to be grabbed and just continue to fight.”

Tuck said earlier this week that the Steelers offensive line was getting away with murder by frequently holding defensive players. Gilbride elicited a rather dramatic reaction from 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh when he used the same phrase to call attention to the San Francisco defensive line a few weeks ago.

The Steelers are allowing the fewest passing yards per game of any team in the league thus far. They’ve also been penalized seven times per game, more than all but seven teams in the league, and they have been called for defensive holding nine times. That’s the most of any team in the league and the Giants would obviously like to see them add to their lead in that category this Sunday.
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/04/nicks-cruz-think-the-steelers-defensive-backs-get-away-with-holding/

This 'Whining' thing seems to be a trend for the Giants lately. What happened to just shutting up and playing the game?:noidea:

StainlessStill
11-04-2012, 10:59 AM
LOL, the bate is on. I expect atleast 10 calls on the Steelers today.

fer522
11-04-2012, 11:25 AM
What a bunch of pussies

Edman
11-04-2012, 11:26 AM
Setting up the refs big time today.

So yeah, going to go ahead and say the Steelers will be called for several penalties.

MasterOfPuppets
11-04-2012, 11:42 AM
hurricane sandy musta blew sand in their vajay-jays....

tanda10506
11-04-2012, 11:43 AM
Coming into this game I had always respected the Giants, I didn't realize they were all a bunch of cry baby pussies. One of the best teams in football right now and they are afraid to play our hobbled up Steelers just cause we beat to poor teams in a row...bunch of candy ass bitches.

Millers the sh!t
11-04-2012, 11:46 AM
If ike is heavily targeted this week I expect to see a lot of flags.

steelfury02
11-04-2012, 12:08 PM
you'd think with 90% + of the players still without power, they were distracted enough - now, they are complaining about what the Steelers "get away with" - and while I think the champs are gonna get some iffy calls to go their way on home turf - if we can weather the first quarter emotion, we have a real chance to get a huge win:thumbsup:

tony hipchest
11-04-2012, 01:10 PM
steelers are like the most penalized in the team and here the poor giants are talking about all the penalties they "get away with". :jerkit:

ike taylor has drawn more laundry than a hamper.

LVSteelersfan
11-04-2012, 01:18 PM
It could also backfire against them and get a bunch of holding calls against the Giants. Whiny players sometimes end up shooting themselves in the foot.

tanda10506
11-04-2012, 01:42 PM
It could also backfire against them and get a bunch of holding calls against the Giants. Whiny players sometimes end up shooting themselves in the foot.

I highly doubt that will happen. The refs always throw extra flags on us and this is against the SB champs in front of a huge national audience playing in a city ravished by a hurricane...Harrison made some comments about Goodel this week too.

Steelersfan87
11-04-2012, 02:07 PM
Coming into this game I had always respected the Giants, I didn't realize they were all a bunch of cry baby pussies. One of the best teams in football right now and they are afraid to play our hobbled up Steelers just cause we beat to poor teams in a row...bunch of candy ass bitches.

I am not only in the Giants market, but I'm also a fan of the team, and I can safely say that the talk this week and what Kevin Gilbride said about Justin Smith (though true) is more of an outlier than the norm. I just hope this trend doesn't continue throughout the season. I'd like to take a look at the context of the quotes as well, however. It would be easy for a reporter to bait a player into giving an answer like that.

austinfrench76
11-04-2012, 02:23 PM
This is all I've really heard all week. So the Steelers hold? Who the f#$k doesn't. It is commonly said that there could be a holding call on every play. It is an interpretation call. So, yeah everyone holds. They should just get on the field and let the refs call the game. Big time baiting of the refs. Will probably work. I feel like with all the "game shouldn't be played" talk that the NFL would like to see NY win this game. Just a hunch. Lots of calls against the Steelers tonight. Still have the better QB and should win teh game though! Here we go...

nikstar
11-04-2012, 03:23 PM
Wow whining on both the offensive and the defensive side of the ball about holding. James Harrison is held on every damn play and never sees a call and that's even with him coming back from injury. I really hope the refs don't by into this garbage and just let them play. Defensive holding is almost always incredibly obvious anyways so it usually gets the calls. What a bunch of crybabys

Fire Arians
11-04-2012, 03:39 PM
spider senses tingling

Steeldude
11-04-2012, 04:06 PM
Well he does have a point about Taylor holding. I am surprised he doesn't receive more PI calls and holding calls on him.

As for the O-line holding, that sounds like whining to me.