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Old 11-29-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Elephant in the room

Yea, it sucks that the league is very much against this team,
against our players and treating the calls ridiculously unfair.
But all that being said, let's face it: this team, as is, isn't that good.

There are many reasons why they are not truly a legit contender, at
this point (Things can change, not giving up on season yet):

- injuries. I don't know how many team can lose three OTs and
both DEs and not feel some drop in play. It would be awesome if
we were just as good without those players, but that isn't realistic. How
many teams can be a top team with a new OL line up for 6 weeks in a
row, or whatever it was?

- Play calling. Running up the middle most 1st and 2nd downs, leaving
Ben with super obvious passing downs come 3rd down is not a picture
of a likely successful game plan. I was screaming at the TV - "Do NOT
just run up the middle 1st and 2nd down again!" and sure as shit, they
still did. The only time this team seems to move the ball and score much
with any consistency is when Ben is allowed to call his own plays. So
what does our brass do with such obvious trends in front of their faces?
Ignore it and keep doing the same shit play calling that doesn't work for shit.

- Ben himself. Whether you want to attach the play calling to this line item,
or not, so be it. And argument can be made either way. But whether or not
Ben's "play" is damaged by the crap play calling or not, his act of the 5 pump
fakes every pass play (almost every, when he just gets rid of it they are
far more successful) and not thinking of getting rid of the ball until he has
3 defenders grabbing his legs, it's bull shit. That trend must be altered. I am
so sick of him creating pressure where none needed to exist other than he
has to do 5 pump fakes and/or wait until players are hanging all over him
before he tries to get rid of the ball.

There is more, but that's enough to chew on for now. Bottom line, this team, as
is, will not beat the teams in the upper tier. I feel like Jets, Ravens, Bolts and Pats
are significantly better than this current team.

Pgh is flawed.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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Very upsetting but absolutely true
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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More exciting post-modernist verse from thumper! Is it free verse? Cinquain? Villanelle? Canzone? Maybe it's neo-haiku, or even an acrostic! Let the poetic excitement begin!

The important thing with any legitimate art form is that it has to be sufficiently pessimistic, which thumper - as always - accomplishes with great aplomb. Kudos.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:58 PM   #4
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More exciting post-modernist verse from thumper! Is it free verse? Cinquain? Villanelle? Canzone? Maybe it's neo-haiku, or even an acrostic! Let the poetic excitement begin!

The important thing with any legitimate art form is that it has to be sufficiently pessimistic, which thumper - as always - accomplishes with great aplomb. Kudos.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, or, in this case, see, hear and speak
no truth.

Face truth, even if it's not the best of news. I said I wasn't giving up on
the season, as things can still change, but you conveniently left that part out,
like the true zealot you are - choosing to hide from reality. Sad.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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It would be awesome if we win the Superbowl and see Goodell's face
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:04 PM   #6
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Sorry, while I may not think all points you make are invalid...I disagree with your final assessment of it.

How spoiled are we (in a large part) as a fanbase when some start calling an 8-3 team 'just not that good'. Fans of other teams must think we're the snootiest bastards on the planet for saying and thinking things like that.

Once playoffs roll around (and yes...I'm 99% sure we'll make the playoffs), all bets are off. Throwing in the towel at this point in the season is just plain silly.
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Oh god...not more uncomfortable truths.

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. If Thumper wants to imagine how bad an offense could possibly be imagine with our current spate of offensive line injuries where this offense would be without a qb the quality of Ben?
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See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, or, in this case, see, hear and speak
no truth.

Face truth, even if it's not the best of news. I said I wasn't giving up on
the season, as things can still change, but you conveniently left that part out,
like the true zealot you are - choosing to hide from reality. Sad.
[fingers in ears] Lalalalalalalala... I can't hear you. I'm just going to stay in my fragile little fantasy world, where 8-3, and all three losses to teams with the same or better records, is somehow considered good. Where's my glue? I need to start sniffing it again.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:43 PM   #10
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All seasons are peaks and vallys,hopefully we peak at the rite time!!!
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