I don't know if this is the correct forum to post this in, but I wanted to congratulate you guys on your victory. Tomlin was an excellent choice for you guys. His style seems to go a long way in your team's attitude. Seems they have definitely bought what he was selling!
Your defensive line is very disciplined, especially Hampton. I was watching his interview on NFL Network on what his job was as a 3-4 NT. He said that he had to make the OL double team him and free up the LBs. If the double didn't come, his job was to win the one on one battle and make the play. For the most part, he did that. Your linebackers and Troy also did a good job in keeping Gore in check.
Your Offensive line is the best we have faced. Our edge rush was a blessing in disguise for Parker as the Tackles just pushed the rushers up the field. Fast Willie got many of his yards there. That's where we definitely missed Manny Lawson. Manny may have gotten caught the first time, but he is smart and probably would have not allowed so many off tackle runs. But I can't blame you guys for taking advantage; a good coaching staff would as yours did. Our defense did an exceptional job against Big Ben. I've always liked him since his days at Miami-OH. We brought some different looks for him and although some rattled him, he hung in there often breaking away from what should have been sacks and made plays. Props to him.
We all know about the Special teams. Our Kickoff coverage has been very good up until that Rossum TD. They did a better job the rest of the day, but the damage was done. You guys have a dependable kicker it seems, which is what you need in close ballgames and around Playoff times..
I wasn't as confident that we would win as much as I was looking forward to seeing where we stand as far as a team. I had to say that I was impressed with our team for the most part being able to compete and keep things respectable for most of the game. A few breaks here and there and who knows? Maybe now, our offensive coordinator will open the offense up a little and let Alex play and not be so conservative and predictable. We still need Gore in our offense, but complimenting him with a passing game will only increase his value and production to the 9ers.
I've already heard it from some Steeler Fans, one with a Tat on his arm! It's all good though. I'd probably be rubbing it in just a little if the Niners had won! LOL Good luck to you guys in your run for the Playoffs and kick the $hitz out of Arizona and Seattle for us, and maybe we might have a lil something in return for you guys when we play Cinci and Baltimore, cause I know you aren't worried about the Browns, are you?