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Old 01-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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I am a longtime Steeler fan. I can remember watching them in black and white in the 60's. I liked the steelers of the mid-90's the most. 94, 95, 96, 97.
I was thrilled to experience the super bowl wins in the 70's, but my favorite teams were the 90's guys.

That said, I don't want to piss on anybody's parade here, but you have to keep all this post season excitement in perspective. The steelers finished 12-4 this year.

The reality is that we probably won four games on miracles. Miami, Buffalo, Cincy, and Baltimore. We were that close// to being 8-8.

8-8 and is a big difference from 12-4. DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF THAT. THATS JUST KEEPIN IT REAL.

I'm glad we finished 12-4, but just to keep it real, you have to step back and realize that we're more like an 8-8 team talentwise.

If we could run the ball a little better, we could set up the deep passing game easier, and finish some drives. But we can't run the ball because we don't have a good, atheletic drive blocking line. Plus, we don't trap block. And we don't have a good lead blocking fullback.

But we do have one thing that the Ravens don't have. Team speed! KC had the team speed advantage, but Baltimore put so much pressure , so fast, on Cassel, that he couldn't take advantage of it. On offense, we have to find a way to exploit the Ravens lack of team speed. They have slow D-lineman, slow LB's, and average DB's.

Mendenhall is going to have to run like Willie Parker and bounce it outside and try to get to the corner and turn it upfield. Ben is going to have to hit the long pass, which he struggles at.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:36 PM   #2
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I am a longtime Steeler fan. I can remember watching them in black and white in the 60's. I liked the steelers of the mid-90's the most. 94, 95, 96, 97.
I was thrilled to experience the super bowl wins in the 70's, but my favorite teams were the 90's guys.

That said, I don't want to piss on anybody's parade here, but you have to keep all this post season excitement in perspective. The steelers finished 12-4 this year.

The reality is that we probably won four games on miracles. Miami, Buffalo, Cincy, and Baltimore. We were that close// to being 8-8.

8-8 and is a big difference from 12-4. DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF THAT. THATS JUST KEEPIN IT REAL.

I'm glad we finished 12-4, but just to keep it real, you have to step back and realize that we're more like an 8-8 team talentwise.

If we could run the ball a little better, we could set up the deep passing game easier, and finish some drives. But we can't run the ball because we don't have a good, atheletic drive blocking line. Plus, we don't trap block. And we don't have a good lead blocking fullback.

But we do have one thing that the Ravens don't have. Team speed! KC had the team speed advantage, but Baltimore put so much pressure , so fast, on Cassel, that he couldn't take advantage of it. On offense, we have to find a way to exploit the Ravens lack of team speed. They have slow D-lineman, slow LB's, and average DB's.

Mendenhall is going to have to run like Willie Parker and bounce it outside and try to get to the corner and turn it upfield. Ben is going to have to hit the long pass, which he struggles at.
why do you post this crap, I am trying not to be a prikk but you need to quit trying to be too cerebral. We are the better team, not by a lot but better QB and better D. Therefore we win if we don't turn it over or lose on special teams. Thats it. We try to run, if we can't we have no choice but to throw and maybe that will set up a few big runs.
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I think the man's point is well taken about the close games. Look it's not like the Steelers have been blowing everyone they face out of the water the way the Ravens did KC. The Steelers have had some close wins this year. They have a good team but there was some luck involved in having a 12-4 record when you consider those 4 games they were on the verge of losing.
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we're like an 8-8 team talent wise? whoa slow down dude. seriously.

Ben is one of the top 5 qb's in the league, and that's putting it lightly. He's always been clutch in the postseason
Mendenhall #7 rusher in the NFL
Wallace #5 receiving yardage in the NFL, 2nd in yards per catch
Heath is no slouch at TE
Offensive line has a lot of room for improvement but has turned it up in the final quarter of the season

Defense is #2 in the league for yardage allowed, #1 in points allowed

I fail to see how this makes us an 8-8 talent, this team is upper echelon.
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Lots of teams have close games. Look at the Jets.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:14 PM   #6
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we're like an 8-8 team talent wise? whoa slow down dude. seriously.

Ben is one of the top 5 qb's in the league, and that's putting it lightly. He's always been clutch in the postseason
Mendenhall #7 rusher in the NFL
Wallace #5 receiving yardage in the NFL, 2nd in yards per catch
Heath is no slouch at TE
Offensive line has a lot of room for improvement but has turned it up in the final quarter of the season

Defense is #2 in the league for yardage allowed, #1 in points allowed

I fail to see how this makes us an 8-8 talent, this team is upper echelon.
^ THIS plus we were with out our QB for four games and we still went 12-4! 8-8 talent wise? We are really getting overrun with these nonsense postings.
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I think the man's point is well taken about the close games. Look it's not like the Steelers have been blowing everyone they face out of the water the way the Ravens did KC. The Steelers have had some close wins this year. They have a good team but there was some luck involved in having a 12-4 record when you consider those 4 games they were on the verge of losing.
yeah you guys haven't been winning many games by big margins either. didn't you fags lose to the bengals? lol

go ahead and take pride in blowing out the chiefs, the raiders blown them out worse, and we blew the raiders out. your dils is small son
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im not trying to be a prick either, but FREAKING CUT IT with caps locking every single thread you start.


please.


it is annoying, and a violation of the COC.
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Good lord.... "it's a fine line".... it's been a fine line for a lot of teams..

It's been a fine line for a lot of teams in the playoffs...

The main thing is WHEN you come on strong.. the Steelers are peaking at the right time.
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