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Old 09-29-2009, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default Offensive line stands out in Steelers' loss

Offensive line stands out in Steelers' loss
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By Scott Brown
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A maligned offensive line is coming off arguably its best game of the season.

Willie Parker rushed for a 93 yards in a 23-20 loss to the Bengals on Sunday, although he averaged less than 2 yards a carry in the second half. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, meanwhile, was sacked just one time.

"The offensive line did a great job," said Roethlisberger, who threw for 276 yards and accounted for two touchdowns against the Bengals. "We gave up only one sack, and that was a coverage sack."

The improvement the offensive line appeared to make was of little consolation to right tackle Willie Colon following the Steelers' second straight loss.

"We had a good week of practice, and to come out here and not finish, it's tough," Colon said.

• The Steelers are off today after spending Monday getting treatment and reviewing film of their first loss in Cincinnati since 2001. They return to practice Wednesday, and coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers will "get back in the lab, turn over every stone possible to find a winning formula to make us victorious." Translation: the Steelers will emphasize fundamentals as they prepare for a game against the visiting San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

"That's his job, to manage us," Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend said of Tomlin. "I'm sure he'll have a plan of action for us to follow."

• Wide receiver Santonio Holmes has cooled off following a hot start. Holmes, who caught nine passes for 131 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' season opener, dropped several balls in a 17-14 loss to the Bears on Sept. 20. He had just one catch for 18 yards against the Bengals and figured prominently in one of the game's turning points. That came at the beginning of the third quarter, when a miscommunication between Holmes and Roethlisberger resulted in an easy interception for Johnathan Joseph, who returned the gift pick 22 yards for a touchdown. When asked what happened on the play, Roethlisberger said, "We won't point fingers or point blame."

• The Steelers find themselves in third place in the AFC North, two games behind the undefeated Ravens and one back of the Bengals. Free safety Ryan Clark said it's too early for the Steelers to become preoccupied with the division's standings.

"We can't focus on Baltimore," Clark said. "Obviously, they're undefeated, so we can't catch them next week anyway. So, we just win that one game and keep building on that and try to build win after win."

• After making a tackle following a catch by a Bengals wide receiver near the line of scrimmage, Steelers cornerback William Gay pretended to cradle a baby. Chad Ochocinco, who knows a thing or two about celebrations, was none too impressed with Gay's rendition of rocking the baby.

"Pointless," the Bengals wide receiver said.

DIGITS

2 — Combined wins by last season's Super Bowl participants through the first three weeks of the season.

3 — Points the Steelers have scored in the fourth quarter this season.

Scott Brown can be reached at sbrown@tribweb.com or 412-481-5432.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:44 PM   #2
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• After making a tackle following a catch by a Bengals wide receiver near the line of scrimmage, Steelers cornerback William Gay pretended to cradle a baby. Chad Ochocinco, who knows a thing or two about celebrations, was none too impressed with Gay's rendition of rocking the baby.

"Pointless," the Bengals wide receiver said.
Did the assclown expect him to "kiss the baby"?

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Old 09-29-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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The O line did do a very good job on Sunday, there were times that I counted to 5 or 6 while Ben was standing in the pocket.
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The OL played very well this past week and I'm hoping this trend continues!

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• After making a tackle following a catch by a Bengals wide receiver near the line of scrimmage, Steelers cornerback William Gay pretended to cradle a baby. Chad Ochocinco, who knows a thing or two about celebrations, was none too impressed with Gay's rendition of rocking the baby.

"Pointless," the Bengals wide receiver said.


I can't stand a hypocrite, but this doucheclown takes the cake on hypocrisy.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:38 PM   #5
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these guys need to stop sugar coating the oline play so much. the 2 first games they pointed out in every article tenn's and chicago's rush D ranking, as to help justify the aweful blocking. yet they fail to mention the bengals were 21st in rush D , and 15th in sacks. ... yes they opened up a few holes for some nice gains but were they consistent ? did they think the game was over after the first half ? maybe the eternal optimist can buy into these articles, but its gonna take a few games showing consistency for 60 minutes to change my mind that they're 5 backups that are starting, because the steelers spend to much time thinking BPA , instead of having a plan on draft day for the last 5 years.
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maybe the eternal optimist can buy into these articles, but its gonna take a few games showing consistency for 60 minutes to change my mind that they're 5 backups that are starting, because the steelers spend to much time thinking BPA , instead of having a plan on draft day for the last 5 years.
well, on the flipside is the patriots, who have spent the past 5 years drafting for need instead of taking the BPA.

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I agree with Master of Puppets. These writers sugar coat a lot when they only see a sack or 2.

The O line battled well, opened some cracks at times in the run game and played better than against the Bears, but still a lot of room for improvement.

Starks got beat again several times because of his slow feet, the opening FG should have been a TD if there wasnt penetration on the side of Hartwig, Kemo, Starks and Essex still seems to be too upright, instead of getting under defenders shoulder pads and turning guys.

Short of it is, I dont think the line is gonna run block well at all. Best we can hope for is them to keep Ben clean and have the #20th ranked run game with the way they are coached to block.
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well, on the flipside is the patriots, who have spent the past 5 years drafting for need instead of taking the BPA.

well when your probowl center is already hinting at retirement and you got mangold (probowl) on the board, and a chucky okolbi as your backup, i just don't see the logic in taking a receiver. yes i know...SB MVP....yada yada yada ...i think they coulda found a cheap vet to provide 55 catches a year which mostly occur in 4 or 5 games a year. then when you know your probowl best linemen on the team is departing, and you've got the oppurtunity to trade down and have a crack at grubbs or blaylock and an extra pick ....
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well when your probowl center is already hinting at retirement and you got mangold (probowl) on the board, and a chucky okolbi as your backup, i just don't see the logic in taking a receiver. yes i know...SB MVP....yada yada yada ...i think they coulda found a cheap vet to provide 55 catches a year which mostly occur in 4 or 5 games a year. then when you know your probowl best linemen on the team is departing, and you've got the oppurtunity to trade down and have a crack at grubbs or blaylock and an extra pick ....
Oh, come on. Holmes was drafted more to replace Burress, Randle El and eventually Ward than anything else. We needed to replenish that position just as badly as anything; it wasn't just some random pickup because we had shit for brains. Can you imagine how the passing game would have gone with, say, Ward, Washington and Baker as our top 3 guys? Come on. Who the hell have we ever picked up as a cheap veteran WR that's ever done jack for us? Cedric Wilson? Right.

At any rate, I'm not worried about the O-Line this year, at least not as much as I used to be. We have another year to fix it, because we basically play shitty defenses all year until the playoffs, and among the AFC contenders, I don't even see any pass rushes that scare me either. They've gotten marginally better so far. Maybe it'll keep up. I don't know. I hope so. If not, back to the draft.
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as a long time critic of the Oline, I have to give them their due. They've played pretty well recently.

Good job guys and keep it up!

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