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Old 12-17-2007, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default Random thoughts Questions afterJags game:

Not complaints in all cases but just some random questions/ thoughts:

- Steelers got a roughing the passer call on haggans for hitting below the knee of the QB , yet Ben gets sacked (harder I might add) on a similar type of play where the defender was diving at is feet .....yet no call ?
- How was that hit on Rossum not leading with the head/helmet ? I know it was a hard hit for sure but man it looked like a head first missle....
- above examples are not reasons we lost but another week where I scratched my head on some of the calls
- Since Ben can throw well on the run why do we not have some designed roll out plays to aviod some of the constant pressure
- How does the # 1Defence go 3 or 4 different games without any sacks ? I wont even mention the low interception totals....
- With the O line so bad this year how the heck does Ben throw for a record amount of TD's and Willie run for so many yards. Both are having great seasons and deserve to be in the Pro Bowl. (Minus Faneca and any other Oline members)
- I really think Heinz feild conditions has hurt our rythum on offense this year and we would be better suited to the feild turf.
- Isn't it ironic......Nate finally makes a nice leaping grab and holds on to the ball..........yet gets hurt on the play
- Where has Matt Spaeth gone ? Seems he would be a nice tall receiving option. Maybe he is blocking and helping the Oline all the time.

Can we get the ship sraigthened out - I say we can but it won't be easy....
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Random thoughts Questions afterJags game:

Nate's alright, after that catch I thought he had torn his knee or something, but he came back 2 series after.

After tuman got hurt I think they got Spaeth doing some of the blocking tuman did. that's my theory at least
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Random thoughts Questions afterJags game:

The Steelers always seem to get bad mojo when they play Jacksonville. Everything that could possibly go wrong for Pittsburgh do go wrong against these guys, and they lose.

-Ben having appendix surgery before playing them last year.
-Can't stop or tackle Fred Taylor. Ever.
-Tommy Maddox literally giving away the game in 2005.
-Losing to them in 1995.
-Blowing wad in 1996 Season opener.
-Now this.

Missed FG's, bad bounces, you name it. The Jags just have our number. This is the third year in a row they've beaten the Steelers. It's late 90's revisited.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: Random thoughts Questions afterJags game:

we always get screwed on those bullshit roughing the passer calls. ben gets hit as much as anybody in the league behind the line and i think we have had one roughing call all season.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:46 PM   #5
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we always get screwed on those bullshit roughing the passer calls. ben gets hit as much as anybody in the league behind the line and i think we have had one roughing call all season.
Ben also keeps a lot of plays alive that pretty much no other QB could, so I think the refs let a bit (more like a lot) more slide in his case. Look at the helmet-to-helmet hit by a Falcons player on him last year that resulted in a concussion - not even so much as a flag. If the same thing happened to Brady, the guy who made the hit would have gotten a 15-yarder, an immediate ejection from the game and probably a suspension without pay from a few more games after that to boot. It's a double-edged sword.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:41 AM   #6
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Default Early Mistakes cost Steelers

I know that the Steelers were awful defensively Sunday. I know they were beat up by the Jaguars. However one play comes to mind late in the 1st half with the Steelrs up 7-3. Hines Ward dropping a perfect throw from Ben that would have given us a first down . The result was a punt and Jacksonville took the ball down and scored to go up10-7 at the half.
If there was a turning point that was it. First down there the Steelers move down field for maybe a score and go in with a halftime lead. Would they have played better in the 2nd half, who knows but I believe that changed the game. The result is the same however, champions overcome the Steelers did not and are destined for a likely first round playoff against the Jags.
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I know that the Steelers were awful defensively Sunday. I know they were beat up by the Jaguars. However one play comes to mind late in the 1st half with the Steelrs up 7-3. Hines Ward dropping a perfect throw from Ben that would have given us a first down . The result was a punt and Jacksonville took the ball down and scored to go up10-7 at the half.
If there was a turning point that was it. First down there the Steelers move down field for maybe a score and go in with a halftime lead. Would they have played better in the 2nd half, who knows but I believe that changed the game. The result is the same however, champions overcome the Steelers did not and are destined for a likely first round playoff against the Jags.
I agree that's what I told my wife when it happened. My exact words were "if we lose this game this will be the turning point of the game".
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:33 AM   #8
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95 game in Jacksonville was my first ever Jaguars game. I had just transferred to the Jacksonville area a week early and was able to score some tickets. I was in the south end zone and it was early October and very hot still. For some reason the Jaguars as a team and organization have been able to get motivated and ready to play the Steelers. Now if only Jacksonville can do the same thing to those Colts.
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I agree that's what I told my wife when it happened. My exact words were "if we lose this game this will be the turning point of the game".
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I know that the Steelers were awful defensively Sunday. I know they were beat up by the Jaguars. However one play comes to mind late in the 1st half with the Steelrs up 7-3. Hines Ward dropping a perfect throw from Ben that would have given us a first down . The result was a punt and Jacksonville took the ball down and scored to go up10-7 at the half.
If there was a turning point that was it. First down there the Steelers move down field for maybe a score and go in with a halftime lead. Would they have played better in the 2nd half, who knows but I believe that changed the game. The result is the same however, champions overcome the Steelers did not and are destined for a likely first round playoff against the Jags.

All receivers drop a ball here and there; thats something they and the team have to overcome. I have been critical of the O myself but they did get 2 late scores to tie the game. The D on the other hand let the Jags go 70yds in 3 min for a TD.
I still think that the O must be more consistant on their drives. Too many 3 and outs. They need to score early and get a lead for a change.
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