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Old 02-06-2007, 01:11 AM   #11
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I'll be more inclined to respond to this question/thread when the draft is over and done with and after seeing what the Rooney's do in FA (if anything).
And what else would we want to think after that display against the ravens. Gangrene? No. But that loss to Baltimore (not unlike the loss to the Jags) left abdominal wounds.

The implosions last season are easier to throw dirt over than the flat out a**_whoopins'.
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:16 AM   #12
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And what else would we want to think after that display against the ravens. Gangrene? No. But that loss to Baltimore (not unlike the loss to the Jags) left abdominal wounds.

The implosions last season are easier to throw dirt over than the flat out a**_whoopins'.

What in the.... How in the world can... How dare you... Who EVER.... cough cough... um.. er... okay. yeah. your right!
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:39 AM   #13
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I agree with the optimism and it's not blind - I think we have a shot at returning to the playoffs next year - heck , we should have gone 12-4 this year - we need to figure out the Ravens for one thing - they owned us this year - but we plug a few holes with some big monsters on the line and open up the RB postion behind Parker for competition and we're there - Ike will make a comeback, Troy will be healthy - I don't think any of it is overly optimistic --- with the Rooneys, we will always be close..
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Old 02-06-2007, 03:33 AM   #14
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Ben will be healthy. Troy will be healthy. We have some young stars getting better. Ike will be back in full force, he really did not like riding the pine and it showed. Offensive line adjustments to open the run game on a constant basis. Not to mention the motivation and heart they will play with this upcoming season to push towards a 13-3 record and a run at SB Champs again.
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:40 PM   #15
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Yeah sorry guys I just noticed that I put XLI instead of XLII!! I was just really wishing that we would've won this year!!!
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:44 PM   #16
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I think Ben and our receivers need to get on the same page and work their ass off in the off season so the passing game can be a threat this year.

Other than that....I think our offensive line needs to block

If this happens.........SUPERBOWL BOUND
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:10 PM   #17
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We will be back in the playoffs if not Super Bowl XLII.

Coach Tomlin will light a fire under this team.Cowher had loyalties to certain players,Tomlin doesn't.If you don't have the fire,if you don't produce...you won't be good enough to make Mike Tomlin's team.

If Porter doesn't restructure,he'll be gone.Too much of a cap hit for so little production.Let Silverback get in there and tear a new a$$h0le in the opposing offenses.

Townsend,he probally won't start and he might not even be on the team.I want him here for vet leadership,but if we can infuse better,younger talent...then we'll be better off IMHO.

Anthony Smith must start as FS along Polamalu.He's a playmaker who'll bust some heads out there.

If Polamalu was healthy all season,our secondary woulda been much better.He's the biggest playmaker on the defense.he can play S,CB,DE,and LB...and he plays them all in one game.He must be accounted for the entire game.

Ben will be healthy,in shape,and focused for the season.He won't be making the dumb passes he was making this year because he won't be constantly injured.

Our WR's will be better.Look for Holmes and Ward to start,with Washington the #3 reciever,Wilson the #4,and Reid the #5 who will primarily return punts/kickoffs.
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:53 AM   #18
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We will be back in the playoffs if not Super Bowl XLII.

Coach Tomlin will light a fire under this team.Cowher had loyalties to certain players,Tomlin doesn't.If you don't have the fire,if you don't produce...you won't be good enough to make Mike Tomlin's team.

If Porter doesn't restructure,he'll be gone.Too much of a cap hit for so little production.Let Silverback get in there and tear a new a$$h0le in the opposing offenses.

Townsend,he probally won't start and he might not even be on the team.I want him here for vet leadership,but if we can infuse better,younger talent...then we'll be better off IMHO.

Anthony Smith must start as FS along Polamalu.He's a playmaker who'll bust some heads out there.

If Polamalu was healthy all season,our secondary woulda been much better.He's the biggest playmaker on the defense.he can play S,CB,DE,and LB...and he plays them all in one game.He must be accounted for the entire game.

Ben will be healthy,in shape,and focused for the season.He won't be making the dumb passes he was making this year because he won't be constantly injured.

Our WR's will be better.Look for Holmes and Ward to start,with Washington the #3 reciever,Wilson the #4,and Reid the #5 who will primarily return punts/kickoffs.

Excellent points!

Training camp will be verrry een-teresting I think. With a new coach, I think all the guys-veterans and rookies-will basically have to try out for the team all over again. From his very first press conference, it seems to me Tomlin was not overly impressed with anyone's "star" status. I think he was saying it's time for everybody to get back to work.

And I think the team knows it...I am sure they didn't like the result of last season anymore than we did as fans. So I am not worried....the Black and Gold will be back!
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I want to remind you all that tomlin is alot of ways like tony dungy. You wont see him screaming,swearing and spitting in his players faces. I think he will be a motiavtional guy like dungy. I think realisticaly this is a playoffs team. Superbowl not this year. I think Ben will improve, I think willie parker will improve and same with santonio holmes. I think we will go anywhere from 9-7 or 11-5.
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I would say anywhere from 9-7 to 13-3.

Everyone says well if we can run the ball or if the D can step up we will be fine.................thats not it. THE ONLY WAY WE MAKE THE PLAYOFFS IS IF BEN IS HEALTHY. This team is much different when Ben is not healthy or not playing. He carries this team he makes everyone better. He is a motivation guy, he knows how to win and makes the plays to win..................WHEN HE IS HEALTHY. We all know the D can play we all know Willie can be well Willie. All we need is Ben to be healthy and ready to go.

Its that simple.
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