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Old 07-20-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Fox Sports Power Ranking 16th for the Burgh

I know we finished 8-8 last year, but most realize that in the beginning of the season Big Ben's head and body was all out of sorts (to put it litely) and the team had to deal with knowing it was Cowers last year.

What I think is they don't see or failed to add into their ranking system is that the Steelers won 6 of there last 8 games and knocked a team out of the playoffs last year that they have ranked six spots ahead of the Steelers this year. As a matter of fact 3 of the steelers wins in their final 8 games were against playoff teams which this year they have ranked over the Steelers.

Maybe they based only on the 8-8 season or maybe they based it only on what other teams had done in the off season. But 16th just seams to way to low for a team with as much talent as the Steelers.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Fox Sports Power Ranking 16th for the Burgh

I don't know about anyone else but I hate power rankings almost as much as I hate the preseason picks for the super bowl by the so called experts. They are wrong most of the time. I don't put much stock in any of this. In my opinion it is only a good conversation starter.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fox Sports Power Ranking 16th for the Burgh

Just another preseason poll that has us ranked low not too surprising to me.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Fox Sports Power Ranking 16th for the Burgh

Where's the link?

They can rank 'em wherever they want. I think the lower the team is ranked the better it'll be for them. I like it when the Steelers play angry football. They tend to destroy people.

I'd imagine that the unsettled offensive line and the question at Peezy's old spot were part of the reason they weren't ranked higher. I looked for the rankings (not very diligently) and couldn't find them.

The thing I couldn't understand was the running back rankings. Sure, Najeh and Barlow are nothing special, but Willie Parker can be. I'd just like to see a more consistent season out of him. His end-of-year numbers were there but there were a few games when he couldn't seem to get it going.
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Where's the link?

They can rank 'em wherever they want. I think the lower the team is ranked the better it'll be for them. I like it when the Steelers play angry football. They tend to destroy people.

I'd imagine that the unsettled offensive line and the question at Peezy's old spot were part of the reason they weren't ranked higher. I looked for the rankings (not very diligently) and couldn't find them.

The thing I couldn't understand was the running back rankings. Sure, Najeh and Barlow are nothing special, but Willie Parker can be. I'd just like to see a more consistent season out of him. His end-of-year numbers were there but there were a few games when he couldn't seem to get it going.
You know... I seriously think that was a Oline problem... same with Ben. A better O-line will do wonders for both these guys.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:43 PM   #6
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Default Re: Fox Sports Power Ranking 16th for the Burgh

i love the rating, under the radar, perfect for a superbowl caliber season!
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:32 PM   #7
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Don't worry guys. We'll just be able to rub in to them later saying were we really that bad?
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HA just means once again were under the radar and we all just love that so good rank us last for all i care we will prove u wrong!
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Default Re: Fox Sports Power Ranking 16th for the Burgh

It's always good when we are rated low. Hopefully Tomlin knows the team reacts well to low expectations, and uses it to motivate them through the ONE HOUR TWO-A-DAYS. I hope they are rough. I wish I had one hour two-a-days in high school.
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