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teegre
12-04-2012, 09:40 PM
1-8. SD only has 8 offensive TDs in the last seven games.

9 & 10. SD will have 2 new O-linemen starting: new LT & new LG.

Hawaii 5-0
12-04-2012, 10:13 PM
another big reason to like PITT over SD:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Sk_Pgb7EDjE/SwZY2eXBPsI/AAAAAAAAAQ4/FQFpsByiQHE/s1600/Philip+Rivers+Cry+Baby.png

SteelersCanada
12-04-2012, 10:16 PM
I hope Woodley is healthy enough for this game to come back and play effectively. 3 new offensive linemen, including a LT, spells a field day for Woodley and Harrison.

Dino 6 Rings
12-04-2012, 10:33 PM
#12 Norv Turner is still their head coach.

Hawaii 5-0
12-04-2012, 11:08 PM
#12 Norv Turner is still their head coach.

that should probably be Reason #1...

http://static.someecards.com/someecards/usercards/MjAxMi1hMjFlMmJkZTlkY2RkNzc3.png

SoCalFan
12-04-2012, 11:16 PM
1995 AFC CHAMPINSHIP GAME!!!

Linebacker Kevin Greene was so upset that he greeted reporters in the locker room still dressed in full uniform from a crawl position and tearfully shouted at them: "You . . . get out of my face."

Linebacker Greg Lloyd was so shocked that he sat alone on a bench in the Steelers' weight room looking down at the ground without talking for 20 minutes before joining his teammates in the locker room.

Ohhh the pain!

Hawaii 5-0
12-04-2012, 11:23 PM
Reason #13 - Philip Rivers is one goofy-looking, ugly mofo...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iobWu6b59G8/TjD2fP3eDpI/AAAAAAAAAU8/MpPkVRbWLCs/s320/a1807a42a1108d53504c2649062912d7.jpg

teegre
12-04-2012, 11:27 PM
1995 AFC CHAMPINSHIP GAME!!!

Linebacker Kevin Greene was so upset that he greeted reporters in the locker room still dressed in full uniform from a crawl position and tearfully shouted at them: "You . . . get out of my face."

Linebacker Greg Lloyd was so shocked that he sat alone on a bench in the Steelers' weight room looking down at the ground without talking for 20 minutes before joining his teammates in the locker room.

Ohhh the pain!

Technically, it was the 1994 AFCCG (played in January 1995).

I remember this, because I live in SD... and saw that game replayed over & over & over for FOURTEEN years (until PITT destroyed SD in the 2008 play-offs).

Likewise, any time that football was being discussed, someone would undoubtedly shout "Dennis Gibson!!!" Then, the chanting of his name would ensue... and someone would pop in the VHS tape of that game.

In other words: pathetic.

TEE: Did you see AP's run?
SDFAN: Dennis Gibson!!!
SDFAN#2: Pop in the tape of the greatest game ever.
TEE: :: shakes head::

Lastly, my lingering memory of that game is of two things:
1) Rod Woodson sitting on his helmet, averring, "I don't care what anyone says: they are NOT better than us."

2) Watching the SD fans rush down to the stadium, to greet the players whose names they could not even pronounce. SD fans are such bandwagoners.

SoCalFan
12-04-2012, 11:32 PM
Yes played in 95, 94 season! & the bolts proved they did not belong in the SB getting blown out by the 9ers...

teegre
12-04-2012, 11:33 PM
Yes played in 95, 94 season! & the bolts proved they did not belong in the SB getting blown out by the 9ers...

But, but, but... they beat the Steelers.

Woo-hoo!!! Fourteen years of gloating can now commence!!!

:wink02:

BTW: Does anyone know NFL Film's nickname for that game?

(A: The Upset.)

steeltheone
12-04-2012, 11:37 PM
I was at Parris Island, on duty, i heard some of the game out of the DI's radio while the platoon was at chow, we were winning and i thought it was agiven..ouch!

JeromeBetties63
12-04-2012, 11:45 PM
1995 AFC CHAMPINSHIP GAME!!!

Linebacker Kevin Greene was so upset that he greeted reporters in the locker room still dressed in full uniform from a crawl position and tearfully shouted at them: "You . . . get out of my face."

Linebacker Greg Lloyd was so shocked that he sat alone on a bench in the Steelers' weight room looking down at the ground without talking for 20 minutes before joining his teammates in the locker room.

Ohhh the pain!

That was the dumbest loss ever....it kept us from stopping the Niners from getting another SB win....ugh...thanks alot for bringing it up. :banging:

Dino 6 Rings
12-05-2012, 06:24 AM
Sure will admit, I don't miss the days of home AFC Title Game losses.

maddog78
12-05-2012, 06:39 AM
Yes played in 95, 94 season! & the bolts proved they did not belong in the SB getting blown out by the 9ers...

Let's not kid ourselves - the Steelers would have gotten blown out by the Niners, too. That team was sick.

Also, the Chargers were a much better team than the Colts, who almost beat the Steelers the next year in the AFCC Game. 11-5, 5th on offense, 9th on defense, and in a deeper division than Pittsburgh. The Steelers got to beat up on terrible Houston and Cincy teams four times that year.

teegre
12-05-2012, 07:32 AM
Reason #14:
Philip Rivers is the antithesis of "clutch."

He has thrown an INT on the final drive, more times than I can remember. Just this past week: he was driving down, against CINCY, with 1:55 left. He marched 65 yards, into the red-zone... and then threw a game-losing INT. This happens regularly.

With Rivers' O-line now in shambles, on any given play, Harrison will either get a sack OR force Rivers to throw quickly (which, in recent history, has led to an INT).

I am guessing that PITT's defense will hurry Rivers on 85% of the passing plays, resulting in 5 sacks, 3 batted passes, 12-15 incompletes/balls thrown away, 2 INTs (with 3 more clanging off a DB's hands). Speaking of DBs, I also see 3-4 passes defended.

Doing some quick math, that makes for a stat-line for Rivers of something like this:
10/35 for 155, 1 TD, 2 INTs

steelerchad
12-05-2012, 07:40 AM
I hope Woodley is healthy enough for this game to come back and play effectively. 3 new offensive linemen, including a LT, spells a field day for Woodley and Harrison.

I'd like to see Worilds play again. He seems to be getting it and should be the answer to Harrison's departure next season.

maddog78
12-05-2012, 07:54 AM
I'd like to see Worilds play again. He seems to be getting it and should be the answer to Harrison's departure next season.

Why are you so quick to get rid of Harrison? He's starting to beast again and his style, which doesn't rely on speed, should allow him to play at a high level for a couple more years.

Worilds doesn't look nearly as good on the weak side as the strong, either.

If we let James go over money, expect to see him getting double digit sacks and strengthening NE's defense. And God forbid he gets to play us.

teegre
12-05-2012, 10:17 AM
Let's not kid ourselves - the Steelers would have gotten blown out by the Niners, too. That team was sick.

Also, the Chargers were a much better team than the Colts, who almost beat the Steelers the next year in the AFCC Game. 11-5, 5th on offense, 9th on defense, and in a deeper division than Pittsburgh. The Steelers got to beat up on terrible Houston and Cincy teams four times that year.

Interesting fact about the 1994 AFCCG:
the Steelers & the Bolts were #1 & #2 in rushing (Barry "Bananas" Foster & Natrone "Bomb" Means)... yet, they each only had 60 yards rushing in that game (and an un-named Steelers QB threw for, what was then, an AFCCG passing yards record). It truly was a strange game.

Oh, and Eric Greene laying down on the 3 yard-line, and not rolling into the end-zone (let alone even attempting to get up) still kills me.

Fire Haley
12-05-2012, 10:59 AM
don't jinx us

4xSBChamps
12-05-2012, 11:15 AM
1995 AFC CHAMPINSHIP GAME!!!

Linebacker Kevin Greene was so upset that he greeted reporters in the locker room still dressed in full uniform from a crawl position and tearfully shouted at them: "You . . . get out of my face."

Linebacker Greg Lloyd was so shocked that he sat alone on a bench in the Steelers' weight room looking down at the ground without talking for 20 minutes before joining his teammates in the locker room.

Ohhh the pain!

... but the self-named 'Big Play' Ray Seals had taped the Steeler's video before what I still consider to be the most-inexcusable loss in team history

SoCalFan
12-05-2012, 11:22 AM
Yea, that video SUCKED!

Back to Sundays game. SDs D is 6th against the run and 26th against the pass!

Fire Arians
12-05-2012, 12:23 PM
pretty sad that their proudest moment was going to the super bowl where they got thrashed and it wasn't even close!

steeltheone
12-05-2012, 01:30 PM
Let's not kid ourselves - the Steelers would have gotten blown out by the Niners, too. That team was sick.

Also, the Chargers were a much better team than the Colts, who almost beat the Steelers the next year in the AFCC Game. 11-5, 5th on offense, 9th on defense, and in a deeper division than Pittsburgh. The Steelers got to beat up on terrible Houston and Cincy teams four times that year.

I think the 9ers would have beat us too. They were awesome that year.

teegre
12-05-2012, 01:58 PM
I think the 9ers would have beat us too. They were awesome that year.

I think that the game would ahve been a lot closer. PITT's strength was its secondary (Woodson, Lake, Perry).

More importantly, a loss in SuperBowl XXIX would have meant that maybe Jerry Jones would not have had to pay off a certain "un-named" QB, in order ot have that certain "un-named" QB throw two gimme INTs to Larry Brown. Then again, Jerra might just have been that desperate to see PITT lose twice in a row.

Back to this game:

Norv Turner just threw Ryan Mathews under the bus, saying that Mathews lacks the vision needed to be an elite RB.

steelerchad
12-05-2012, 02:04 PM
Why are you so quick to get rid of Harrison? He's starting to beast again and his style, which doesn't rely on speed, should allow him to play at a high level for a couple more years.

Worilds doesn't look nearly as good on the weak side as the strong, either.

If we let James go over money, expect to see him getting double digit sacks and strengthening NE's defense. And God forbid he gets to play us.

From last year to this year his compensation basically doubled and continues to rise next year and in 2014 by about another $1M per year. This contract was built for the Steelers to have an out after 2011. James is starting to get it going, but not to the $6.6M level in base salary at age 35.

BASE SALARY S. BONUS MISC. BONUS CAP HIT
2009 800,000 2,343,750 2,555,000 5,698,750
2010 755,000 2,000,000 3,600,000 6,355,000
2011 1,250,000 2,000,000 2,115,000 5,365,000
2012 5,565,000 2,000,000 1,465,000 9,030,000
2013 6,570,000 2,000,000 1,465,000 10,035,000
2014 7,575,000 - 1,465,000

maddog78
12-05-2012, 06:23 PM
From last year to this year his compensation basically doubled and continues to rise next year and in 2014 by about another $1M per year. This contract was built for the Steelers to have an out after 2011. James is starting to get it going, but not to the $6.6M level in base salary at age 35.

BASE SALARY S. BONUS MISC. BONUS CAP HIT
2009 800,000 2,343,750 2,555,000 5,698,750
2010 755,000 2,000,000 3,600,000 6,355,000
2011 1,250,000 2,000,000 2,115,000 5,365,000
2012 5,565,000 2,000,000 1,465,000 9,030,000
2013 6,570,000 2,000,000 1,465,000 10,035,000
2014 7,575,000 - 1,465,000

So restructure his deal. I can think of a lot of other players I'd let go for money before Deebo.

Remember our defense when he was out and just after he got back? Not pretty.

Hawaii 5-0
12-05-2012, 06:28 PM
So restructure his deal. I can think of a lot of other players I'd let go for money before Deebo.

Remember our defense when he was out and just after he got back? Not pretty.

I think the Steelers will make every effort to do exactly that this off-season...

CanuckCurtain
12-06-2012, 12:44 AM
[QUOTE=teegre;1059112]I think that the game would ahve been a lot closer. PITT's strength was its secondary (Woodson, Lake, Perry).

I agree...would of loved to have seen that game

More importantly, a loss in SuperBowl XXIX would have meant that maybe Jerry Jones would not have had to pay off a certain "un-named" QB, in order ot have that certain "un-named" QB throw two gimme INTs to Larry Brown. Then again, Jerra might just have been that desperate to see PITT lose twice in a row.

That game pisses me off still to this day:mad:
I have that game on tape..we totally gift wrapped that one for the cowgirls

Steeldude
12-06-2012, 01:09 AM
1-8. SD only has 8 offensive TDs in the last seven games.

9 & 10. SD will have 2 new O-linemen starting: new LT & new LG.

Sounds like a recipe of disaster for the Steelers. This will not be an easy game for the Steelers. Even if the Steelers were healthy it would not be a easy game. Expect a low scoring, close game.

Blacksburg Zach
12-06-2012, 12:25 PM
[QUOTE=Steeldude;1059278]Sounds like a recipe of disaster for the Steelers. This will not be an easy game for the Steelers. Even if the Steelers were healthy it would not be a easy game. Expect a low scoring, close game.[/QUOTE

^This.I'm sure most Steelers fans are well aware of the team's
tendency to play down to inferior competition.

Hawaii 5-0
12-06-2012, 02:45 PM
this is probably the only reason why I would ever like the Chargers...:flap:

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/488/407/kendra-wilkinson-body-booty-abiggerbooty.com_display_image.jpg?1289011163

teegre
12-06-2012, 03:14 PM
[QUOTE=Steeldude;1059278]Sounds like a recipe of disaster for the Steelers. This will not be an easy game for the Steelers. Even if the Steelers were healthy it would not be a easy game. Expect a low scoring, close game.[/QUOTE

^This.I'm sure most Steelers fans are well aware of the team's
tendency to play down to inferior competition.

1. That was a different point in the season, when the team wasnot as focused.

2. Against the Browns, the Steelers turned the ball over 8 times... and they still ahd a shot at winning. I do not see them having a day like that in the near future.

3. The Browns debacle was a wake-up call.

4. All three of those games were on the road.

5. Either the defense was faltering (Raidahs, Titans) or the offense was sputtering (Browns)... but, now, both sides of the ball are focused and peaking.

teegre
12-06-2012, 03:15 PM
this is probably the only reason why I would ever like the Chargers...:flap:

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/488/407/kendra-wilkinson-body-booty-abiggerbooty.com_display_image.jpg?1289011163

Her... and Kendra Wilkinson.

Hawaii 5-0
12-06-2012, 03:18 PM
Her... and Kendra Wilkinson.

one and the same...:drink:

teegre
12-06-2012, 03:19 PM
one and the same...:drink:

Whoops... may bad. Is that Kendra??? She didn't look the same... uh... with... uh... clothes on. :wink02:

Hawaii 5-0
12-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Whoops... may bad. Is that Kendra??? She didn't look the same... uh... with... uh... clothes on. :wink02:

:sofunny:

jachba
12-06-2012, 09:21 PM
[QUOTE=Steeldude;1059278]Sounds like a recipe of disaster for the Steelers. This will not be an easy game for the Steelers. Even if the Steelers were healthy it would not be a easy game. Expect a low scoring, close game.[/QUOTE

^This.I'm sure most Steelers fans are well aware of the team's
tendency to play down to inferior competition.

What Steeler fans may not be aware of is the Chargers tendency to fall apart on the 4th quarter because their defense is exhausted from being on the field too long due to the ineptitude of the San Diego offense in the 2nd half.

teegre
12-06-2012, 10:20 PM
[QUOTE=BlacksburgSteeler13;1059365]

What Steeler fans may not be aware of is the Chargers tendency to fall apart on the 4th quarter because their defense is exhausted from being on the field too long due to the ineptitude of the San Diego offense in the 2nd half.

That... ans Philip Rivers likes throwing late-game INTs.

ZoneBlitzer
12-07-2012, 09:00 PM
I'm worried about this game. The Steelers don't do so well in supposed to win games. Both teams have a knack for turning the ball over. If Pitt can manage to win the turnover battle they should win this game. I also pray that Ben can take a hit and come out ok.

Hawaii 5-0
12-08-2012, 01:19 AM
Norv Turner: Reports of my demise won’t affect our preparations

Posted by Michael David Smith on December 7, 2012

http://nbcprofootballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/350x-727.jpg?w=250

Thursday’s report that the Chargers will fire head coach Norv Turner at the end of the season hasn’t affected his team’s preparation for Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Turner says.

Turner said that he was back at the office early this morning, about 12 hours after the report surfaced that his goose was cooked. And Turner said he was pleased to see that plenty of his players and coaches are putting in just as much time as he is.

“The one thing I always feel good about, I got here at 5:30 in the morning and there were guys in the weight room, there were guys in the training room, there were guys already in meeting rooms watching tape,” Turner told reporters today. “Our meeting started yesterday at 7, everyone was here. At 8, we had a team meeting, started our normal Thursday work, and our guys were here until 4:30 or 5 in the afternoon. Any of the reports haven’t affected them, and that’s what I care about. They’re getting ready to go and play their best and give themselves a chance to win in Pittsburgh.”

Turner also credited his assistants for working hard until the end.

“It’s an outstanding staff, and I think they’ve done an outstanding job for this football team,” Turner said.

That may be true. But next year, those coaches will be doing an outstanding job for some other football team. Turner may be continuing to prepare, and Chargers owner Dean Spanos may deny that he has already decided to fire Turner and General Manager A.J. Smith, but no one seriously believes there’s a chance that Turner will be back in San Diego beyond the final four games of the season.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/07/norv-turner-reports-of-my-demise-wont-affect-our-preparations/

WVABE
12-08-2012, 06:47 AM
this is probably the only reason why I would ever like the Chargers...:flap:

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/488/407/kendra-wilkinson-body-booty-abiggerbooty.com_display_image.jpg?1289011163

She needs to eat something,

I've seen more meat on a chicken wing.

:coffee:

Steel Peon
12-08-2012, 11:37 AM
http://chastity.com/images/philip_rivers.jpghttp://www.toytalk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Buzz-Lightyear-figure.jpg

Danny136200
12-08-2012, 12:02 PM
Sure will admit, I don't miss the days of home AFC Title Game losses.

Most painful one for me was the 2001 AFC championship game. Most painful loss against a very mediocre Patriots team.

teegre
12-08-2012, 12:22 PM
Most painful one for me was the 2001 AFC championship game. Most painful loss against a very mediocre Patriots team.

I'm not trying to be mean or anything; I am genuinely guessing:

You're about 25 years old?

Because, while that AFCCG loss was painful (like a kick to the crotch), for us older folk, the 1994 AFCCG loss was PAINFUL (like sliding down a railing... made of hacksaws).

StainlessStill
12-08-2012, 12:27 PM
I'm not trying to be mean or anything; I am genuinely guessing:

You're about 25 years old?

Because, while that AFCCG loss was painful (like a kick to the crotch), for us older folk, the 1994 AFCCG loss was PAINFUL (like sliding down a railing... made of hacksaws).

I'm 24, but grew up in a diehard clan of NUTS for the Steelers. I was at a bar with my dad, I was only 6 years old but remember the game. I remember my dad being on the verge of tears. The week before, my dad busted his leg trying to get Kevin Green's autograph for me in the parking lot and he slipped on ice.

My uncle, who went to the game, came home with literally handfuls of Terrible Towels. He said after that gutwrenching loss, there were thousands of Terrible Towels left behind and he just picked up as many as they could.

Probably the most painful loss in Steelers history.

harrison'samonster
12-08-2012, 12:37 PM
I was 12 when we lost to the Chargers. I think my mind's blocked that game out. All I can remember is the play they kept showing over and over, the batted pass into the endzone. The most painful loss to me came the very next year. O'Donnell!!!!!!!

Dino 6 Rings
12-08-2012, 12:45 PM
This is the kind of game we need to crush the other team. Get out to an early 2 score lead and let the losers on the otherside start pointing fingers at on another. Im glad this isnt a primetime game where the other team can play as if it is their only chance to shine, ala the KC game.

StainlessStill
12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
I was 12 when we lost to the Chargers. I think my mind's blocked that game out. All I can remember is the play they kept showing over and over, the batted pass into the endzone. The most painful loss to me came the very next year. O'Donnell!!!!!!!

3 more yards.

teegre
12-08-2012, 01:02 PM
I was 12 when we lost to the Chargers. I think my mind's blocked that game out. All I can remember is the play they kept showing over and over, the batted pass into the endzone. The most painful loss to me came the very next year. O'Donnell!!!!!!!

The 1994 loss was the most painful AFCCG loss.

SuperBowl XXX was the most painful loss in Steelers history.

XXX... argh!!! The Steelers HAD that game... and that "un-named" QB (who had been paid-off by Jerry Jones) threw two gimme INTs to Larry Brown (which set up easy points).

tanda10506
12-08-2012, 03:02 PM
Niel O'Donnel, the only QB to ever be the opposing teams MVP in both a Championship game and a SB. I wonder how many SB's the Cowher era would have brought us if he had a real QB in any of the years before 2004.

tanda10506
12-08-2012, 04:14 PM
I was just looking at the history between us, we're 8-1 against them since that game with our only loss to them coming in 2006, which was the season after the SB where the Bus had retired and Cowher was retiring at the end of the year and was thought to have been "mailing it in".

Norv Turner is clearly their main problem, but Rivers has been playing like crap for a good while. What kind of an "elite" QB (as so many in the media consider him) fumbles a snap on a kneel down to lose a game to the KC Chiefs? I honestly wouldn't even consider him if I was a team in need of a QB and he was a free agent, he seems immature and doesn't seem like a real football player.

harrison'samonster
12-08-2012, 04:24 PM
I agree, Rivers can look great at times, but they've surrounded him with quite a bit of talent over the years. If he is as good as the media wants us to think, he'd have been a bit more successful.

JewniorGong
12-08-2012, 04:34 PM
Dang you guys are killing me. I'm 27 so I'm JUST old enough to remember the 94 AFCCG. I hate the Chargers more than any other team besides the *Pats and Rats, and that's a huge reason why (besides them being overrated choker d-bags every year)

Lady Steel
12-08-2012, 09:18 PM
I agree, Rivers can look great at times, but they've surrounded him with quite a bit of talent over the years. If he is as good as the media wants us to think, he'd have been a bit more successful.


I agree. Rivers has always been overrated. Eli and Ben are definitely the better QBs out of their draft class.

teegre
12-09-2012, 01:22 AM
Reason #15:
Most of my Bolt fan friends are rooting for a loss, just to assure that Norv gets fired. YES, the despise him THAT much. So, there is no positive karma coming out of San Diego.

SquirrelHillSteelNut
12-09-2012, 04:48 AM
i am still annoyed by a couple of bad officiationg calls against Pittsburgh, in the January 2009 AFC Playoff game against the chargers, and yes, rivers is a way overrated and whiny qb.

go Steelers!!!:tt03: