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Rotorhead
12-12-2012, 04:19 PM
This is a thread for POSITIVE thoughts on the upcoming game. If you are one of the many doom and gloomers or crybabies on this forum please do your sniveling elswhere. That being said, I am hoping for a solid debut of DD to help shore up some Oline troubles and get our running game back on track.

NyGiantz
12-12-2012, 04:35 PM
The Cowboys got their motivating after death whatever you wanna call it, win against the Bengals. They are due for a severe let down this week, especially against a good defense with an ailing Dez Bryant.

Riddle_Of_Steel
12-12-2012, 04:38 PM
This is a thread for POSITIVE thoughts on the upcoming game.

Translation: Don't post on this thread if you want to discuss the Steelers objectively.


That being said, I am hoping for a solid debut of DD to help shore up some Oline troubles and get our running game back on track.

A rookie with not even a single NFL game of experience is going to save our running game and team?

Yeah, I will leave this thread so you and your boyfriends can sword-fight in private..

Rotorhead
12-12-2012, 04:46 PM
Your a fuckin moron, learn to read

Riddle_Of_Steel
12-12-2012, 04:57 PM
Your a fuckin moron, learn to read

Says the bonehead that doesn't know the difference between "your" and "you're".

Look, dude, I am not going to sit here and argue with you-- life is too short to waste it on juvenile crap like this.

Sorry if you think my assessments are too negative-- but I think you have me mixed up with someone else. I am usually one of the few posters that doesn't jump to knee-jerk reactions after a bad game or two around here-- you would know this if you have read my posts for any length of time. I never go along with the "fire _____" threads, and don't think we are in a red alert situation.

You probably read my "disturbing trends" thread, which was an unusual one for me. It was supposed to be tongue-n-cheek, which I thought I conveyed in the first sentence when I made a quip about "venting mode".

I prefer to be realistic in my assessments though. I will always cheer for the Steelers, and not count them out until they are mathematically eliminated.

But I am being completely realistic here-- taking all the injuries into consideration, and trends we have seen from teh Steelers this year, they just aren't a very good team this season.

I can live with that.

But I'll be damned if I can't even discuss the issues as I see them, just because it hurts some more sensitive people's feelings.

SteelersCanada
12-12-2012, 05:06 PM
A rookie with not even a single NFL game of experience is going to save our running game and team?

Actually, that's exactly what's going to happen. Colon is notoriously bad at pulling and David made a living at Stanford doing exactly that. He allowed what, one sack during his tenure while protecting Luck? Colon was an aggressive guard that played with passion and heart but this often lead to penalties - something DeCastro didn't do at Stanford.

But no, don't let facts get in the way of doomsday predictions.

Rotorhead
12-12-2012, 05:07 PM
Sorry forgot you're the internet spelling police as well as an asshole, i said "I was hoping for" a solid debut, not expecting one. Thatis what you missed. And since i post from my cell phone i frequently shorten words and sometimes dont capitalize or use punctuation and dont correct spelling as i dontcare enough to deal with the pain in the ass of fixing it. Oh the horror of improper grammar on the interwebz!

kent
12-12-2012, 05:11 PM
Im a realist and also look at things objectively but I think this thread is meant for the fans that aren't saying how bad we are and that we're done for the season. I think it was meant to be for the fans that realize we are still in the playoff picture and still have an opportunity to do some good things. That being said I believe the Steelers have a great chance in this game. Romo is turnover prone so hopefully we can finally get some momentum changing turnovers. Field position will be key as well as controlling to time of possession by running the ball effectively.

Riddle_Of_Steel
12-12-2012, 05:20 PM
Actually, that's exactly what's going to happen.

You sound awfully self-assured, considering he has yet to play a single down of football in the NFL.

Colon is notoriously bad at pulling and David made a living at Stanford doing exactly that.

So pulling is all that is expected out of a guard in the NFL? How is he expected to do in pass protection? Will he cause any neutral zone infractions being completely new? Will he have some trouble picking up the playbook he has not participated in all season?

He allowed what, one sack during his tenure while protecting Luck?

Yeah and Tim Tebow was supposed to carry his Heisman-worthy play into the NFL, not complete 43% of his passes. We can only predict so much from college performances.

Not saying Decastro will suck (I hope not), but I don't see where you have anything convincing here.

Colon was an aggressive guard that played with passion and heart but this often lead to penalties - something DeCastro didn't do at Stanford.

But no, don't let facts get in the way of doomsday predictions.

You have no facts that pertain to Decastro in the NFL. Denis Dixon was awesome in college, but was an interception waiting to happen in the NFL. Tim Tebow was supposed to be the next best thing to happen to teh QB position snce gloves and he stinks.

We can only draw so many conclusions from college ball performances. Some of that just does not translate into the NFL.

Riddle_Of_Steel
12-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Sorry forgot you're the internet spelling police as well as an asshole,

I am NOT the spelling police. But it takes a lot of gaul to call someone else a moron when you are blatantly murdering the English language in the same sentence. You lose some credibility...

i said "I was hoping for" a solid debut, not expecting one. Thatis what you missed.

Fair enough.

And since i post from my cell phone i frequently shorten words and sometimes dont capitalize or use punctuation and dont correct spelling as i dontcare enough to deal with the pain in the ass of fixing it. Oh the horror of improper grammar on the interwebz!

Again, I couldn't care less. But I am not going to call someone else a "moron" while committing blatant language errors. Go out on a limb and it might break....

Rotorhead
12-12-2012, 05:30 PM
As stated, i dont care to fix the errors or to add punctuation on an internet forum i am typing from my cell phone. So i will frequently butcher the english language, but most will be able to understand what i am trying to say (as ling as they dont start assuming they know what i am saying). Oops didnt spell long right, better call me out on that so i lose more credibility!

Riddle_Of_Steel
12-12-2012, 05:40 PM
As stated, i dont care to fix the errors or to add punctuation on an internet forum i am typing from my cell phone.

And as I already told you, that's fine.

The only reason I made a grammar quip was because you had the nerve to call somebody else a "moron" while committing a blatant grammatical error in the same breath. If you don't see the irony, you are dumber than you seem.

Fire Arians
12-12-2012, 05:49 PM
hopefully DD has a good debut at RG, anyone know if we'll have adams back before the season's end (he's out this game i do know that though)

steelfury02
12-12-2012, 05:54 PM
I POSITIVELY think they can win.

The_Joker
12-12-2012, 05:55 PM
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Can you all just shut the fuck up already? This forum has been in full on butthurt mode since 4 pm Sunday.

Also, Cowboys will play us tough IF they don't pull a, well, Steelers and keep the momentum going.

Rotorhead
12-12-2012, 06:00 PM
I read somewhere that Dez may play, anyone know id there is any truth to that?

Riddle_Of_Steel
12-12-2012, 06:13 PM
:blah::blah::blah::blah::blah::blah::blah::blah::b lah::blah::blah::blah::blah::blah:\

Can you all just shut the fuck up already?

You're right. I am done.

Tx777
12-12-2012, 06:28 PM
I'm with you man.
I will be at the game Sunday and am hoping for a kick ass win. I think as the players that are coming back from injury start getting back into the groove we will start clicking on all cylinders.
I get just as pissed as the next guy when I see our team play like crap but after the game I always look forward to the next one, win or lose.
My head may be up my ass but I still believe we have a great shot at number 7 this year

TRH
12-12-2012, 06:32 PM
I read somewhere that Dez may play, anyone know id there is any truth to that?

they claim at this point - that he's going to make every effort to try and play - although that could always change.

If there's one thing the Steelers need to prepare for (and hopefully they don't need to be told to do so..), it's to stop the outside/sideline passes.
Romo will be attacking the sidelines all day and also will be attacking the young CB's all day as well. We're having huge problems with stopping "out" routes. This was discussed all day today on every TV show that even metioned the Steelers. The whole world knows where we're weak - but at least we know to prepare as good as we possibly can.

Riddle_Of_Steel
12-12-2012, 06:32 PM
I read somewhere that Dez may play, anyone know id there is any truth to that?

Supposedly he is going to some specialists for his hand.

The last article I read, he is running the risk of injurng his hand permanently if he plays, but he is leaning in that direction right now, as is Jerr-reh Jones.

I would love to see the Steelers beat Dallas down at full strength so we don't have to hear excuses afterwards, but with Ike and Cortez Allen out-- I wouldn't be too disappointed if he chose to sit this one out.

Riddle_Of_Steel
12-12-2012, 06:37 PM
they claim at this point - that he's going to make every effort to try and play - although that could always change.

If there's one thing the Steelers need to prepare for (and hopefully they don't need to be told to do so..), it's to stop the outside/sideline passes.
Romo will be attacking the sidelines all day and also will be attacking the young CB's all day as well. We're having huge problems with stopping "out" routes. This was discussed all day today on every TV show that even metioned the Steelers. The whole world knows where we're weak - but at least we know to prepare as good as we possibly can.

The sideline passes are what killed us against the Chargers.

I hate to say it, but I think to stop that we need to think about dropping some of OLBs into shallow zones underneath those routes to force Romo to look more towards center-field (and hopefully, Polamalu's waiting hands).

Then again, putting more pressure on Romo will fix that too.

The_Joker
12-12-2012, 06:39 PM
Key to beating the Cowboys= actually play 60 minutes of NFL football

TRH
12-12-2012, 06:39 PM
The sideline passes are what killed us against the Chargers.

I hate to say it, but I think to stop that we need to think about dropping some of OLBs into shallow zones underneath those routes to force Romo to look more towards center-field (and hopefully, Polamalu's waiting hands).

Then again, putting more pressure on Romo will fix that too.

true - but one of the things they were pointing out was that if we're rushing LB's, it will put our "not-so-good" cornerbacks on single coverage with the receivers - which gives them the better odds than us on succeeding.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

NyGiantz
12-12-2012, 08:26 PM
A key is also scoring TD's in red zone instead of FG. I am kinda stating the obvious I know but Cincy would have killed them if not for all the FG's. Dallas is not a good first half team they always start slow so put them away early and demoralize them.

Fire Arians
12-12-2012, 09:09 PM
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Drizztbob
12-12-2012, 09:18 PM
If we can keep ourselves in the game by not kicking ourselves out of it, we can take this and the next 2. Hopefully last weeks disgusting display and the ass kicking they have been receiving in the press is the motivation they need to play at the caliber this team knows they can perform at.

steelfury02
12-12-2012, 09:23 PM
The defense just needs to get off the field on 3rd downs. Now, I say that WITH the caveat that the offense needs to carry its mother effin weight for once in our lives. Can we get ANYBODY to step up. The defense can only make so many stops before they get gassed.

Now, I'm not saying that Ben needs to come out and say something specific for my sake - but, aren't any of these guys actually embarrassed at their capability vs. the body of work they've put out there? You'd think they'd get sick and tired of being asked why they can't do shit to carry this team, E_V_E_R.

COME ON OFFENSE.:mad:

Stu Pidasso
12-12-2012, 11:12 PM
As stated, i dont care to fix the errors or to add punctuation on an internet forum i am typing from my cell phone. So i will frequently butcher the english language, but most will be able to understand what i am trying to say (as ling as they dont start assuming they know what i am saying). Oops didnt spell long right, better call me out on that so i lose more credibility!

Actually, I'm typing from my cell phone right now, and it has no problem with proper grammar and spelling. Want to know why? Because I taught the thing the right way when it autocorrected to the wrong word. Now it's a SMART phone.

teegre
12-12-2012, 11:53 PM
Actually, that's exactly what's going to happen. Colon is notoriously bad at pulling and David made a living at Stanford doing exactly that. He allowed what, one sack during his tenure while protecting Luck? Colon was an aggressive guard that played with passion and heart but this often lead to penalties - something DeCastro didn't do at Stanford.


I concur completely.

I watched DD for two seasons... wanting him... waiting for him... and here he is.

I have not been this excited about a draft pick since BB.

teegre
12-13-2012, 12:00 AM
Translation: Don't post on this thread if you want to discuss the Steelers objectively.

A rookie with not even a single NFL game of experience is going to save our running game and team?

Yeah, I will leave this thread so you and your boyfriends can sword-fight in private..

Brother, I think that he was just trying to create a "look on the bright side of life" type of thread.

Because, there have already been plenty of venting and/or angry threads this week.

Make sense?

Lady Steel
12-13-2012, 01:26 AM
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Cyphon
12-13-2012, 03:39 AM
One thing I feel confident in is our success vs the rest of the NFC East so far this season 3-0. Some might not look at numbers like that as significant but I do. Just look at our struggles vs the AFC West. Losses to the Raiders, Chargers and Broncos as well as a near thing vs the Chiefs.

Ben should be back to game speed adjustment as well so hopefully we get the W.

4xSBChamps
12-13-2012, 08:35 AM
Key to beating the Cowboys= actually play 60 minutes of NFL football

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don't implode (ala Cleveland with turnovers), play tough & physical, keep it close

given-time, Romo will screw the pooch

FanSince72
12-13-2012, 09:01 AM
This is a thread for POSITIVE thoughts on the upcoming game. If you are one of the many doom and gloomers or crybabies on this forum please do your sniveling elswhere. That being said, I am hoping for a solid debut of DD to help shore up some Oline troubles and get our running game back on track.

OK here's mine:

My neighbor, Frank, is a transplanted Yinzer who still owns property in Pittsburgh and, naturally, has been a Steeler fan all his life.
He was actually AT the Immaculate Reception game and is a fountain of Steeler history (as well as a frequent source of Steeler bling which he graciously shares with me).

Anyway, a buddy of Frank's from Dallas has secured tickets to the game and has invited Frank to attend and I believe that Frank's presence in Dallas will provide a tremendous amount of good Steeler Karma that will travel from him to the team and we will prevail!

I believe in "The Power of Frank"! :tt04:

steelfury02
12-13-2012, 09:10 AM
go Frank

maddog78
12-13-2012, 09:26 AM
The defense just needs to get off the field on 3rd downs. Now, I say that WITH the caveat that the offense needs to carry its mother effin weight for once in our lives. Can we get ANYBODY to step up. The defense can only make so many stops before they get gassed.

The defense needs to help itself. The 2nd drive of the game, SD went 14 plays. Were they gassed after one drive?

Opening the 2nd half, 17 plays by SD. Gassed after halftime and a half-ending possession by the Steeler offense?

If they want to get off the field, they should get themselves off the field and stop putting the offense inside the ten yard line.

maddog78
12-13-2012, 09:29 AM
31 sacks allowed, 16 picks, 3 lost fumbles by Romo. Can our defense, who doesn't get to the QB or take the ball away, have an awakening? It would be nice. Even though they are holding scoring down, which is their primary job, they do allow the field to be flipped on almost every possession. All it takes is a couple first downs and then our offense is once again facing a 80+ yard field.

steelfury02
12-13-2012, 10:34 AM
31 sacks allowed, 16 picks, 3 lost fumbles by Romo. Can our defense, who doesn't get to the QB or take the ball away, have an awakening? It would be nice. Even though they are holding scoring down, which is their primary job, they do allow the field to be flipped on almost every possession. All it takes is a couple first downs and then our offense is once again facing a 80+ yard field.

the defense has done plenty to earn their keep. There's plenty of other offenses that are capable of scoring, starting at the 10-20 yard line,or at least making it to mid field to change field position. These guys need to start stepping up a lot more. I think they are capable (Cincy, Giants game) - but, damn -we just can't stay healthy - I hate saying that because it sounds like an excuse - but we really need the same guys on the field to get into any rhythm for the post season. Just my two cents.

4xSBChamps
12-13-2012, 01:34 PM
OK here's mine:

My neighbor, Frank, is a transplanted Yinzer who still owns property in Pittsburgh and, naturally, has been a Steeler fan all his life.
He was actually AT the Immaculate Reception game and is a fountain of Steeler history (as well as a frequent source of Steeler bling which he graciously shares with me).

Anyway, a buddy of Frank's from Dallas has secured tickets to the game and has invited Frank to attend and I believe that Frank's presence in Dallas will provide a tremendous amount of good Steeler Karma that will travel from him to the team and we will prevail!

I believe in "The Power of Frank"! :tt04:

"... hmm-HAAA, dear-caller... the Terrible Frank...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Glensgages/football/MyronCopeon-airatWTAE1250.jpg

... is POISED-TO-STRIKE!!!"

BrandonCarr39
12-13-2012, 03:32 PM
In terms of injuries, it hasn't been a good year for Dallas. As much flack Wade Phillips got for being "soft", he actually did alot of good things here, one of them being he knew how to keep this team healthy, and consistently at that. Also, I don't remember his team blowing 4th quarter leads like Garrett has(with the exception of the game against our teams we saw in 2008, when Dallas was up 13-3 in the 4th - no pun intended).

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/2012/12/nt-jay-ratliff-expected-to-miss-remainder-of-the-season-after-sports-hernia-surgery.html/

NT Jay Ratliff expected to miss remainder of the season after sports hernia surgery

Jay Ratliff is the latest Cowboys starter to be lost to surgery.

The Pro Bowl nose tackle underwent surgery for a sports hernia Thursday morning in Philadelphia. He is likely out for the remainder of the regular season.

This has been one of the more frustrating seasons of Ratliff’s career. He missed the first four games of the season with a high ankle sprain and the last four with this injury.

That means Ratliff has played in only six games this season. There are 14 players on the team with more tackles. He has no sacks and has not forced a turnover.

OX1947
12-13-2012, 03:46 PM
It's quite simple for the Steelers, win the next 2 games and they are in the playoffs and can have a pseudo bye in week 17 to get guys healthy. If they truly are the type of team that plays to their completion this season, then I expect nothing less then 2 wins the next two weeks.

rich4eagle
12-13-2012, 04:39 PM
It's quite simple for the Steelers, win the next 2 games and they are in the playoffs and can have a pseudo bye in week 17 to get guys healthy. If they truly are the type of team that plays to their completion this season, then I expect nothing less then 2 wins the next two weeks.

bravo:tt04::tt04::tt04::tt02::tt02::tt03::tt03::tt 03::tt::tt::tt:

KentGraham
12-13-2012, 09:20 PM
I think the offense plays angry and the defense gets a few takeaways leading to a Steeler victory.

torpedoshell31
12-14-2012, 08:37 AM
The key to the game will be how the OL protects Ben. The Cowboys have an outstanding pass rush, but a very weak secondary. If Ben has time to throw or can scramble around like he does there should a lot of open receivers down field for the Steelers. Now the question is can our WR's start catching the ball on a more consistent basis?

ZoneBlitzer
12-14-2012, 10:21 PM
I think they'll play better and it will be close but I believe they'll drop this one. They are just too banged up and not playing well enough consistently to turn on the switch. Turnovers will hurt them again and the Steeler secondary will continue to struggle without Ike.

madtowndrunkard
12-15-2012, 12:37 PM
This is a bad matchup for the steelers. Not only will the Cowboy's passing game cause serious problems for our secondary... I don't see anyway we can protect Ben in a shoot out. Our running game has disappeared which makes matters worse.

All of this IMO puts our only chances of winning on the shoulders of Mike Tomlin. The next time Mike Tomlin out coaches an opponent in a must win game...it will be the first time. The cowboys are 4-1 in their last 5 games...so they are pretty hot.. I hate to say this but I think we are going to get our teeth kicked in. If I were a betting man I'd say our season will be ending on Sunday. Hopefully I'm wrong, but anyone with an ounce of honesty will agree.


I really have to laugh when I read these comments about us making the playoffs... we just got our butts handed to us against the Chargers... the Browns beat us not all that long ago... these were all games he needed to win. We now get a legit opponent at the worst time. My prediction is this game will be over by halftime.

The_Joker
12-15-2012, 01:58 PM
My prediction is this game will be over by halftime.

anyone with an ounce of honesty will agree.


:toofunny:

Ya serious?

TRH
12-15-2012, 05:54 PM
This is a bad matchup for the steelers. Not only will the Cowboy's passing game cause serious problems for our secondary... I don't see anyway we can protect Ben in a shoot out. Our running game has disappeared which makes matters worse.

All of this IMO puts our only chances of winning on the shoulders of Mike Tomlin. The next time Mike Tomlin out coaches an opponent in a must win game...it will be the first time. The cowboys are 4-1 in their last 5 games...so they are pretty hot.. I hate to say this but I think we are going to get our teeth kicked in. If I were a betting man I'd say our season will be ending on Sunday. Hopefully I'm wrong, but anyone with an ounce of honesty will agree.


I really have to laugh when I read these comments about us making the playoffs... we just got our butts handed to us against the Chargers... the Browns beat us not all that long ago... these were all games he needed to win. We now get a legit opponent at the worst time. My prediction is this game will be over by halftime.

well, the Browns have drafted big, ULTRA-strong, tough, nasty frontmen. Both on the offensive line and defensive line. The fact is - they're much more dominant "up front" than we are and push us around like little skinny boys. Thats going to be a close game.
As for the Dallas game : word is now out that all you have to do against us is use the passing game and attack the sidelines. We....just...dont'....stop...it. I don't even know if we can. We certainly haven't ajusted to it. I think they have to do something different this week to at least TRY and defend against it. Not sure what the stubborn LeBeau will do, if anything, but i hope something.
Look for Romo to throw these down and 'outs' to receivers all day long as well as trying to hit RB's coming out of the backfield over to the side. All day long.

nj1923steelgirl
12-16-2012, 10:43 AM
Yes my thought for todays game is we have to win......

SteelCurtain5643
12-16-2012, 01:15 PM
We just better beat these cowgirls today, especially because I hate seeing Jerry Jones stupid ass shown on tv a dozen times during the game. Hopefully we go into Dallas and end any hopes they had of the playoffs.

Interceptor
12-16-2012, 03:44 PM
Hey guys. Been a while. Looking from the outside in, I don't know why there are downers on this forum. No matter how beaten or tired or injured, I've seen the Steelers pull out a win someway somehow. Both Cowboys and Steelers are hurting, but the coaching can make a difference. I don't see why you can't bring Steelers football to the face of Dallas.

I still worry about the Steelers knocking out my Bengals from the playoffs. It's not over until it is really over.

Even though I am not rooting for you guys, I'll still wish you good luck and (win or lose) a good hard-fought game.

SteelersCanada
12-16-2012, 03:48 PM
Even though I am not rooting for you guys, I'll still wish you good luck and (win or lose) a good hard-fought game.

Need more fans like this on here.