Originally Posted by Livinginthe past
Howdy Steelers fans,
Just wondering what the general consensus is on how the Steelers offence is shaping up this year.
The Pitt running game was hugely over rated last year - I think more credit needs to go to your D which done an outstanding job most of the year.
Is old man Bettis back this year - he seems a little token and seems only to get on the field when you're on the 1 yd line.
Will Duce Staley be able to repeat last years form?
I like the look of Big Ben as I have stated before - we had to put up with (and still do) dumb stories about he premature demise of our feted QB - Tom Brady.
I should warn you to expect Ben to take a back seat to Eli most of this year - the media cant enough of that famed Manning bloodline lmfao.
Ok, it's obvious that you are not really worth my time...but I will comment on this anyways. First off, in another thread you are sitting there crying about the lack of respect toward your team, but yet you are the one trolling on our board.
How can you sit there and say our running game was overrated? How (please inform us)?? they were ranked #2 in the league for a reason...
Now on to Bettis. Yes, at the beginning of the season, Bettis was the BACK-UP and when called upon did what the team needed him to do (score touchdowns). However, when Duce went out...Bettis came in and showed everyone he was not washed up, like most believed. The 6 weeks Staley was out, Bettis rushed for over 100 yrs in every game. So say what you will about Bettis...but you won't win an agrument here. (Oh and by the way...he is back and has stated that this year he wants the ball less, but don't think for one second, if he is called upon, he will not do his job).
If duce stays healthy, I have all confindence that he will be able to perform the same way he did last year (in the games he played)...he has shown no reason why he wouldn't!
Now on to Ben...I am honestly not even going to comment, because I am kind of tired of the Ben threads and having to defend him. I will just let him do his talking on the field when the time comes. If you want to know how I feel about him in this upcoming season...just search the forum...it's been talked about entirely too much...and it's not worth it. Oh and by the way... I hope the media does get away from Ben...you wont see me upset one bit (so please don't hurt my feelings there).
So quit crying about the so called lack of respect we supposedly give your team, and realize we don't have to like you to respect you.
Like I have said before, I respect what the Pats have accomplished, the class the organization has showed during it, and the true fans that don't go trolling other boards and actually come over to talk football and have some fun smack talking (BUT USING FACTS (like hardwork and Dirtywater)...and not ignorance to back up what they say)
Ok, I'm done for now...I just had to rant for a bit...sorry for the long post guys!