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Old 07-28-2008, 12:13 PM   #21
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Default Re: Are the Steelers going to hit a "down time"?

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I nominate this thread for the Dumbest of the Year

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I respectfully second the nomination!!

IF you think the steelers are going to be in a funk with this kind of talent, then you are a PESSIMIST.

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I bet even Steeldude thinks you should look on the bright side.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:27 PM   #22
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I respectfully second the nomination!!

IF you think the steelers are going to be in a funk with this kind of talent, then you are a PESSIMIST.

Roethlisberger
Parker
Ward
Mendenhall
Sweed
Holmes
Miller
Harrison
Polamalu
Woodley
Taylor

I bet even Steeldude thinks you should look on the bright side.
It's not a dumb post. This team has some serious flaws in it in the trenches. Like I said earlier, with Ben we always have a chance, but let's be honest...nearly every team can name 11 players or more out of their top 53..as you did above...that give them optimism for the upcoming season.

It's ridiculous that you call anyone a pessimist just because they can look at their favorite team optimistically. We all hope they win the Super Bowl, and hopefully all the chips fall into place...but nearly every team can say that right now.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:49 PM   #23
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I respectfully second the nomination!!

IF you think the steelers are going to be in a funk with this kind of talent, then you are a PESSIMIST.

Roethlisberger
Parker
Ward
Mendenhall
Sweed
Holmes
Miller
Harrison
Polamalu
Woodley
Taylor

I bet even Steeldude thinks you should look on the bright side.
What about the guys blocking for them or eating up blockers for them?
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:07 PM   #24
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It's not a dumb post. This team has some serious flaws in it in the trenches. Like I said earlier, with Ben we always have a chance, but let's be honest...nearly every team can name 11 players or more out of their top 53..as you did above...that give them optimism for the upcoming season.

It's ridiculous that you call anyone a pessimist just because they can look at their favorite team optimistically. We all hope they win the Super Bowl, and hopefully all the chips fall into place...but nearly every team can say that right now.
Umm, i am realistic about our team. Yes, they have some flaws.

But creating a thread about how we are in a 'down time' is retarded. We barely lost to Jax in the playoffs last year. We are still the best team in our division. So to say we are in a 'down time' is stupid

Most importantly, if our team stays healthy we will be much better than the team that barely lost to Jax.

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Umm, i am realistic about our team. Yes, they have some flaws.

But creating a thread about how we are in a 'down time' is retarded. We barely lost to Jax in the playoffs last year. We are still the best team in our division. So to say we are in a 'down time' is stupid

Most importantly, if our team stays healthy we will be much better than the team that barely lost to Jax.

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If it's a stupid thread, then why are you participating in it?

This team was one Rams loss away from not being in the playoffs and looked below average the entire 2nd half of last season. There is plenty of room for concern. He asked a good question.
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We still have too many skilled players that are pretty solid. I don't even consider this to be any sort of a down time.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:38 PM   #27
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Default Re: Are the Steelers going to hit a "down time"?

Why are people jumping on this person who asked this question? I do not think the person asked a "dumb" question. The only "dumb" question is a question NOT ASKED if you want my opinion. Here are my two cents: I think having a star QB like Ben helps immensely like some have said. The key, like others have said is keeping him healthy and on the field as he has yet to play a complete 16 game season. We have issues in some key areas (O Line, an aging defense, etc) and they need to be addressed. JMO
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:19 PM   #29
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Does down time equate rebuilding? No and No!

All teams add and lose key pieces every year. This is the FA era. Just because we don't burn up the headlines with our FA signings, I think we do a pretty good job overall of plugging holes. Building through the draft does, however, have a learning curve and some players take longer to break into the starting lineup. Its not as though we are going to need players for all 8 line positions by next year. A couple every year and we then will have turned over everyone if needed.

Some guys may suprise us all and be very serviceable. Who knows.

Let's just play some football!!!
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I bet even Steeldude thinks you should look on the bright side.
Now THAT is funny...and I think you're right (see, only joshin' you about taking the opposite view of yours) but I'd like to wait and get confirmation on that one
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