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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-09-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
Supporter
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 40,634
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 2,402
Thanked 10,925 Times in 4,522 Posts
Default Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

the question has already been raised. could the patriots be so talented and diobolical that they put a target on his back for the sole purpose of teaching him a lesson in humility for his boisterous prediction?

dont buy into the hype.

what the patriots did was elementary and wouldve been done regardless of the mouth of a young'n. sure he stepped into a pile of doo and put a target on his back. sure he put immense pressure on his sholders, despite being on a team where no single defensive player needs to carry that burden.

but when the media tries to convince you the patriots can snatch up any player they want and put him over their knee, dont buy in.

the steelers came in with the leagues #1 defense. the weakest link of that unit was 2nd year starter anthony smith. there are no other starters with less than 3 years in the league on the steelers d. not only was he the weakest link and sure to be a target of the veteran patriots, he was also the one immature enough to start poppong off at the mouth to a team who was gonna target him in the 1st place.

his mistake wasnt his confidence. his mistake was his ego wanting to shoulder the load when there were 10 other players capable of splitting the burden. especially when you are the teams weakest (most inexperienced) link.

no shame though, and hopefully he learns, moves on, and puts it behind him. the patriots burned pro bowler troy polamalu in almost the same fashion in his sophmore year.

and he didnt even guarantee a victory to earn such "punishment".
__________________
tony hipchest is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
SteelCityMan786
SF's Youngest Legend
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hollidaysburg PA
Posts: 19,587
Gender: Male
Member Number: 541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

Nope, I don't think they singled him out. They just did their thing, and well, they won.
__________________

786 Ways To Score Touchdowns
SteelCityMan786 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 11:51 PM   #3
jjpro11
Living Legend
 
jjpro11's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Near Cleveland
Posts: 4,171
Member Number: 3559
Thanks: 0
Thanked 211 Times in 103 Posts
Default Re: Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

they didnt.. but you know damn well they were thinking about him when brady got in his face after the first td.. so much for them brushing him off as a 2nd year nobody shooting off his mouth... but they didnt pick on him because of it.. if casey hampton said the same thing last week, they wouldnt be running the ball up the middle every other play trying to get back at casey. smith is the weakest link on our D right now.. they exploited the weakness.
jjpro11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2007, 11:57 PM   #4
IslandSteeler
Water Boy
 
IslandSteeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bahamas
Posts: 27
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6048
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

They throw it deep every game. The first td was a bad one for smith. The other one's were just well executed. Harrison knocked Ike off of coverage of Moss. As for the trick play, that was pretty clever. Right out of the Steelers old playbook.

I'm not worried. That's not the way the rematch will go.
IslandSteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 12:29 AM   #5
SteelersMongol
Living Legend
Supporter
 
SteelersMongol's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA
Posts: 4,083
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2401
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

They didn't single him out. But we're (the fans) are singling him out for our loss. Shame shame shame!!!
__________________
SteelersMongol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 12:48 AM   #6
MACH1
Quest For Seven
Supporter
 
MACH1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Potataho
Posts: 14,924
Member Number: 3236
Thanks: 2,104
Thanked 6,425 Times in 2,372 Posts
Default Re: Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

Nope...He is young and inexperienced and a weak link today.
__________________


ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
MACH1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 01:01 AM   #7
Borski
Head Coach
Supporter
 
Borski's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Steelers Country, FL
Posts: 1,947
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3150
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjpro11 View Post
they didnt.. but you know damn well they were thinking about him when brady got in his face after the first td..
A little off topic, but did anyone else notice how fast Harrison came to back up Smith? I liked seeing that
__________________
Free Rice - Have fun and help out.
Borski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 01:17 AM   #8
Edman
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 5,760
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3261
Thanks: 201
Thanked 583 Times in 277 Posts
My Mood: Brooding
Default Re: Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

Two deep bombs were the result of young Anthony Smith blowing his coverage. He was right there both times.

The Patriots didn't out-physical the Steelers, they out-finessed and outsmarted them. Seriously, do you know how many consecutive pass plays were called by NE?
Edman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 05:06 AM   #9
Galax Steeler
The Virginia Hillbilly
Supporter
 
Galax Steeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Galax Va
Posts: 105,119
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3287
Thanks: 1,372
Thanked 3,894 Times in 1,632 Posts
My Mood: Lurking
Default Re: Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

Smith wasn't the only safety burnt by the patriots this year they have done it to just about everybody.
Galax Steeler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2007, 06:27 AM   #10
geo123
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Monmouth NJ
Posts: 203
Gender: Male
Member Number: 7778
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Did the Patriots single out Anthony Smith?

I wouldn't be sursprised if they intentionally went after him. I think the Pats knew we were vunerable to that play after the Jet game!
geo123 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 06:20 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