Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Fever Presents...

Steelers Panthers

GAMEDAY
Sunday, September 21, 8:30 PM
NBC
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
Fire Arians
Anti-Spammer Mod
 
Fire Arians's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 10,317
Member Number: 16570
Thanks: 1,753
Thanked 6,583 Times in 2,794 Posts
My Mood: Yeehaw
Default Thoughts on the season so far

The Good:
1. Heath Miller is finally being used as the weapon we all knew he could be
2. Ben Roethlisberger is lights out and if he keeps it up, will have a career season
3. Protection for Ben has been a lot better than what we're used to seeing
4. Baron Batch is money in pass protection
5. Woodley seems to be starting off the season well compared to the start of his last 2 seasons.
6. Mike Wallace missing camp a non factor, he's been productive
7. Harrison, Polamalu, Mendenhall back after the bye (likely)

The Bad
1. Redman / Dwyer are below average and are not getting it done in the running game
2. Lawrence Timmons who? I haven't heard his name called much all season. For 50 million $, he needs to play at a much higher level
3. There is no heir apparent to James Harrison. Worilds and Carter have not made any impact plays in his absence. We spent a lot of picks on OLB's in the recent years, and none have made any impact whatsoever.
4. 2 blown 4th quarter leads in 3 games
5. Special teams, then again, as a Steeler fan I'm used to crappy ST being the status quo

The Ugly
1. Wasn't Willie Colon supposed to be beastly? He hasn't done much in the way of opening running lanes. He has been good in pass pro (reason why he's not in the 'bad' category)
2. Love AB, but hold on to the damn ball
3. Casey Hampton either doesn't have it anymore or is playing injured. If either is the case, should McLendon be given some snaps?
4. Sucks having to lose like this before a bye week, it just gives you another week to think about it.
Fire Arians is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
Jpeezyiseternal
Bench Warmer
 
Jpeezyiseternal's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 294
Member Number: 24248
Thanks: 2
Thanked 108 Times in 69 Posts
Default Re: Thoughts on the season so far

All I know is i pushed all the "defense is getting old and slow" comments to the side.....but i kind of see where they are coming from now

at least ike played good against santonio

and your right, timmons isn't playing anywhere near what we expected out of him
Jpeezyiseternal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:07 PM   #3
Jpeezyiseternal
Bench Warmer
 
Jpeezyiseternal's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 294
Member Number: 24248
Thanks: 2
Thanked 108 Times in 69 Posts
Default Re: Thoughts on the season so far

i hope mendenhall returns and has a break-out year
Jpeezyiseternal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:12 PM   #4
Steelerfreak58
Team Captain
 
Steelerfreak58's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Modesto
Posts: 847
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8080
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default Re: Thoughts on the season so far

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fire Arians View Post
The Good:
1. Heath Miller is finally being used as the weapon we all knew he could be
2. Ben Roethlisberger is lights out and if he keeps it up, will have a career season
3. Protection for Ben has been a lot better than what we're used to seeing
4. Baron Batch is money in pass protection
5. Woodley seems to be starting off the season well compared to the start of his last 2 seasons.
6. Mike Wallace missing camp a non factor, he's been productive
7. Harrison, Polamalu, Mendenhall back after the bye (likely)

The Bad
1. Redman / Dwyer are below average and are not getting it done in the running game
2. Lawrence Timmons who? I haven't heard his name called much all season. For 50 million $, he needs to play at a much higher level
3. There is no heir apparent to James Harrison. Worilds and Carter have not made any impact plays in his absence. We spent a lot of picks on OLB's in the recent years, and none have made any impact whatsoever.
4. 2 blown 4th quarter leads in 3 games
5. Special teams, then again, as a Steeler fan I'm used to crappy ST being the status quo

The Ugly
1. Wasn't Willie Colon supposed to be beastly? He hasn't done much in the way of opening running lanes. He has been good in pass pro (reason why he's not in the 'bad' category)
2. Love AB, but hold on to the damn ball
3. Casey Hampton either doesn't have it anymore or is playing injured. If either is the case, should McLendon be given some snaps?
4. Sucks having to lose like this before a bye week, it just gives you another week to think about it.
The Good

1. Agreed.
2. Agreed.
3. Still not sold yet.
4. Looking like it. Agreed.
5. He should be for the money he is being payed.
6. Mike missing camp still didn't help.
7. I sure hope so and I hope they can stay healthy. I doubt it though their style of play (for Troy and Harrison) takes a toll.

The Bad

1. Semi agreed on the backs but some of that is the run blocking.
2. Agreed. Timmons needs to earn that money.
3. Agreed. Worlids and Carter are not looking like they are NFL starters.
4. Agreed. Sickening.
5. Yup yup yup.

The Ugly

1. Agreed.
2. Agreed.
3. Agreed Hampton is both older and still injured if you ask me. Hate saying that about Big Snack but he is not cutting it right now.
4. Yup at least its early in the season. Time to analyze and hopefully adjust.
__________________
Steelerfreak58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
Fire Arians
Anti-Spammer Mod
 
Fire Arians's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 10,317
Member Number: 16570
Thanks: 1,753
Thanked 6,583 Times in 2,794 Posts
My Mood: Yeehaw
Default Re: Thoughts on the season so far

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jpeezyiseternal View Post
i hope mendenhall returns and has a break-out year
i doubt he will have a breakout year, rb's generally don't come back from an ACL tear the year after, but who knows. I always thought he would excel in a system that used the running backs in the passing game. He's always been the most dangerous in space, and not too much between the tackles (more of a brian westbrook type of back)
Fire Arians is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
mikegrimey
Assistant Coach
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,024
Member Number: 15679
Thanks: 0
Thanked 167 Times in 104 Posts
Default Re: Thoughts on the season so far

1-2 since reverting to a "regular" fullback... Hmm
mikegrimey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #7
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 39,324
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 1,941
Thanked 8,434 Times in 3,552 Posts
Default Re: Thoughts on the season so far

until yesterday, the raiders had lost 45 consecutive games in which they trailed the 4th quarter by 10 or more points.

chew on that and see if it doesnt make puke up a little hot snack in your mouth.

__________________
tony hipchest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:44 PM   #8
StainlessStill
Living Legend
Supporter
 
StainlessStill's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,586
Gender: Male
Member Number: 12999
Thanks: 562
Thanked 1,474 Times in 605 Posts
Default Re: Thoughts on the season so far

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikegrimey View Post
1-2 since reverting to a "regular" fullback... Hmm
You're SERIOUSLY going to go that route and blame the offense? Seriously dude? Not only is this offense completley DESTROYING teams in time of possession (keeping that old, slow and done defense off the field is key, right?) but they are scoring points and giving the defense the lead.

In week 2 against Denver, the offense twice gave the defense the lead, keeping Peyton Manning off the field for a WHOPPING one hour of play and we STILL lost the game. In week 2, our offense scored 27 points and had a breath-taking 10 minute drive to close the game at home. In week 3, our offense was absolutely BRILLIANT, scoring 31 points of offense and playing with the lead the entire game until the final gun.

And it's because of inserting the fullback? Good grief. You people are downright NAUSEATING to listen to after a loss. Out of all my years that I have watched the Pittsburgh Steelers, it's to NEVER panic after a couple tough loss's. You fans should buckle down and do the same and realize this season is FAR from over. If it's any team to rebound, it's us. Same thing every year. We're bound to drop some tough road games.

We will respond.
__________________
"I believe the game is designed to reward the one's who hit the hardest. If you can't take it, you shouldn't play!" -Jack Lambert
StainlessStill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #9
Steelerfreak58
Team Captain
 
Steelerfreak58's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Modesto
Posts: 847
Gender: Male
Member Number: 8080
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default Re: Thoughts on the season so far

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
until yesterday, the raiders had lost 45 consecutive games in which they trailed the 4th quarter by 10 or more points.

chew on that and see if it doesnt make puke up a little hot snack in your mouth.

Hurts me to the core of my soul!!!
__________________
Steelerfreak58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:51 PM   #10
StainlessStill
Living Legend
Supporter
 
StainlessStill's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,586
Gender: Male
Member Number: 12999
Thanks: 562
Thanked 1,474 Times in 605 Posts
Default Re: Thoughts on the season so far

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
until yesterday, the raiders had lost 45 consecutive games in which they trailed the 4th quarter by 10 or more points.

chew on that and see if it doesnt make puke up a little hot snack in your mouth.

This doesn't surprise me, dude. In fact, my writeup before the game was pretty much spot on. When the schedule was announced, I have it somewhere saying that Oakland was the game that scared me the most and we'll drop it.

That said, go back and look at the Steelers playing down to their competition. Not only are they NOTORIOUS by doing so, but they are notorious for a struggling players breakout performance.

I remember in '02 against the Falcons, Vick was a struggling quarterback, putting up AWFUL numbers the week before, only to have a breakout game against the Steelers.

I remember in '09, when we visisted the Bears. Cutler threw like, 4 interceptions against GB the week before and looked downright PUTRID. Next game, Cutler has one of the best games of his career against us.

Bruce Gradkowski had the game of his life against us in '09.

We all know the Tebow debacle.

Peyton Manning tossed his 400th TD pass against...you guessed it....us.

McFadden, up to this point, was having a VERY HARD TIME finding any types of running lanes. The Raiders ground game was worse than ours entering yesterdays game.

What happens? A 64 yard jaunt to the endzone and a breakout performance for McFadden against our defense, rushing for over 100 yards of offense and putting the ball into the endzone.

We are notorious for it. I expect us to tighten up.
__________________
"I believe the game is designed to reward the one's who hit the hardest. If you can't take it, you shouldn't play!" -Jack Lambert
StainlessStill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts