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Old 09-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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I know I will get flamed for this and ripped up and down but I'm saying it anyway.

A lot of you are going on about how the Steelers are "back to form" and that last week was just a "off day".

I'm here to say that there was nothing impressive at all out there today. The Seahawks are BAD, really bad. They have little in the way of offense and even less in the way of defense.

Mendy and Redman broke some runs today but they got stuffed quite a bit too. Mendy was dancing around in the backfield a lot, looking for a hole that wasn't provided by the O line. The Steelers were inside the 10 twice and came away with 3 points. They continue to struggle near the goal line and have no answers for it.

Ben got beat up again today. I didn't watch last week's game but from what I have heard, Ben was destroyed handily by the Ravens. He goes from one of the best defenses in the league to one of the worst and continues to get pounded. Your $100 million QB should not be taking that abuse. He is one blindside sack away from another concussion or major injury that could end his season or career.

Sure, the D got a shutout but it is Seattle that we are talking about! It is extremely difficult to shut out any NFL teams but it is far from being really impressive. I mean, we're talking about Tavaris Jackson and Golden Tate here! I'll give them props but it was nothing earth shattering.

Receivers looked good today in spite of Ben throwing numerous high balls their way. Wallace's impressive finger tip catch and Ward's tip toe catch were especially impressive. Sanders also had a good game again and Brown was visible.

The whole point is that Seattle is NOT Baltimore. Baltimore is a contender and Seattle is not. If Flacco could carve up the secondary like that, how are they going to stop Brady when he comes to town? He may well set the single game passing record against us! They will also have to face Shaub and a new Matt Hasselbeck, not to mention the Titans' front 7 which will likely be in Ben's grill all day.

The Steelers have MAJOR issues right now and it doesn't look good. Maybe they will find ways to fix them but then again, maybe not. They will have serious problems against contender teams if they can't find ways to correct their shortcomings. The "explosive offense" that was supposed to take pressure off an aging D is not looking very good right now. The O line was a concern all through the off season and it is rearing it's ugly head already just two games in.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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Wicked - basically this was a no-win game for the Steelers. If we win like we did - we basically did what we were supposed to do but it proved nothing. If we win by a slim margin, then people would still find us to be weak. If we lost, then the sky was falling.
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oh well.

some people will never be happy.

on to the colts.

beating them will be insignificant as well.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:06 PM   #4
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I have to agree a little, but then the Ravens go and loose to the Titans, go figure. They still got a W, They never got in a real rythem
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That's the point. The Steelers were supposed to at least CONTEND with Baltimore and they got smoked. The Steelers are always expected to beat bottom feeders but that won't win championships.

From what I see, going all the way back to last season, the Steelers will struggle against teams with great pass rushes and against teams with great O lines and passing games.

Even if the Steelers beat the Manningless Colts next week, some will crow about how they are back on track and beating "good" teams. The wins mean nothing unless they are against contender teams.

You can see what great teams do to bottom feeders and how they play against other great teams. Just look at the Pats. Totally blow out the Fins and then roll over the Bolts as well.

Sure the main reason for last week's debacle was the turnovers but there was no offense out there.

They need to find a way to fix these problems fast. I don't care if they need to find a FA O lineman or what, just fix it or Ben will end up on the shelf possibly forever.
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all of our issues won't be fixed in 1 week. team just looks rusty and needs to get on the same page, they should by midseason.

we will have to look better than we did today to beat the texans, but i'll worry about the colts for now. they are 0-2 and probably feel like they have nothing to lose, those are the kind of teams that could give you trouble if you look past them.
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A lot of you are going on about how the Steelers are "back to form" and that last week was just a "off day"

Really? I'm not going to sift back through every thread, but I don't recall anyone saying that.

I'm here to say that there was nothing impressive at all out there today

Really? Nothing at all? Not a single thing? Shutout? No turnovers? Double time of possession? Crossing midfield only once? No? Natta, zilch, zippo?

The whole point is that Seattle is NOT Baltimore. Baltimore is a contender and Seattle is not.

Well, there's some news.

The Steelers have MAJOR issues right now and it doesn't look good.

What exactly do you want? All they can do is work toward executing their game plan each given week. They did that pretty well today, I thought. You can say it was just Seattle, but Seattle was the only team they played today. What else could they do? Next week is a new team and the only team that matters right now. No matter how hard you may wish it, the Steelers CAN NOT beat the Ravens, or Patriots, or Packers, or Texans, or '85 Bears, or '72 Dolphins this week. So, you're just going to have to wait a while to be impressed.
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Today's win was not all that impressive at all. 24-0 over the Seahawks? We should have beat them 48-0. I wanted to see a team impose their will on them but it felt like we were in cruise control doing enough to win. I wanted to see us beat down the Hawks like the Ravens beat us down. This win is NOTHING to brag about. I refuse to get that "warm & fuzzy" feeling and think that we're back in business. Tomlin and staff still should have concerns on both sides of the ball.

I really hate how we never seem to take advantage of situations. For example, today we knew going to into the game that the right side of the center had rookies. Both guard and tackle are rookies and we make them look like heroes. I would have blitzed my ass off to that side of the ball. Exploit your opponents weakness. To me, that was a glaring weakness.
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What exactly do you want? All they can do is work toward executing their game plan each given week. They did that pretty well today, I thought. You can say it was just Seattle, but Seattle was the only team they played today. What else could they do? Next week is a new team and the only team that matters right now. No matter how hard you may wish it, the Steelers CAN NOT beat the Ravens, or Patriots, or Packers, or Texans, or '85 Bears, or '72 Dolphins this week. So, you're just going to have to wait a while to be impressed.
well said, mr trout.

i think some people are hoping for, or waiting for a single win that will erase the horrible pain and humiliation they feel from losing last week to the ravens.

but theres not a single game that can do that, and mike tomlin acknowledged as much in his post game presser.

ultimately we're fans of a team where the superbowl is the standard. we could go undefeated for the rest of the regular season and it wouldnt mean jack squat towards erasing the week one loss, if we didnt win it all.
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[I]No matter how hard you may wish it, the Steelers CAN NOT beat the Ravens, or Patriots, or Packers, or Texans, or '85 Bears, or '72 Dolphins this week. So, you're just going to have to wait a while to be impressed.
I want a win against the '72 Dolphins by next week!
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