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Archie in Jack Lambert

In preparation of the Jets @ Steelers game, here is a great video of Archie telling a story about Steelers Hall of Famer linebacker Jack Lambert:

SCR #117 PART 1: OFFENSIVE ANALYSIS

Show Topics:

  1. Interview with Michael Bean of BehindTheSTeeelCurtain.Com
  2. Why the Steelers Offense will be more successful?
  3. Why Heath Miller is the X-Factor?
  4. Why Rex Ryan vs Bruce Arians is a Mismatch?
  5. Why the Steelers can score 28 points?
  6. Offensive Game Keys

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VIZIO ANNOUNCES 4th ANNUAL “VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER” AWARD

Finalists Include Denver’s Brandon Lloyd, Cleveland’s Peyton Hillis, Buffalo’s Steve Johnson, New York’s Ahmad Bradshaw, and Pittsburgh’s LaMarr Woodley

IRVINE, CA, January 10, 2011 – For the past three seasons, VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company, has recognized the professional football player whose on-field performance most significantly exceeded expectations and the value of their salary with the VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER award.

VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER finalists are evaluated based on their regular season performances and statistics and the role they played in the success of their teams. These factors are then measured against their base salaries to come up with the following finalists:

·         Brandon Lloyd– Wide Receiver, Denver

A 2003 fourth-round draft pick out of Illinois, Lloyd had his breakout year many were waiting for in 2010 earning his first Pro Bowl selection. The 6’0” 195-pound receiver led the league with 1,448 yards receiving, had a career high 11 receiving touchdowns and pulled in 23 balls for 20 or more yards. Lloyd earned $755,000 in 2010, making him an outstanding candidate for the 2010 TOP VALUE PERFORMER award.

·         Peyton Hillis– Running Back, Cleveland

Drafted in the seventh round by Denver in 2008, Hillis spent two seasons under the radar prior to arriving in Cleveland in a 2010 off-season trade. Hillis rewarded Cleveland by putting up career-high numbers across the board running for 1,177 yards and  11 rushing touchdowns—all while earning a mere $470,000 in 2010.

·         Steve Johnson – Wide Receiver, Buffalo

Johnson, a third-year receiver out of Kentucky, racked up only 12 receptions for 112 yards and two touchdowns during his first two seasons in Buffalo. In 2010, earning just $470,000, Johnson hauled in 82 balls for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns, making him one of the most underpaid receivers to reach 1,000 yards receiving this season.

·         Ahmad Bradshaw – Running Back, New York

Bradshaw, a 2007 seventh-round draft pick out of Marshall, registered approximately 1,300 total yards rushing during his first three seasons. In 2010, earning just $1,001,000, he racked up the ninth-most rushing yards in the league with 1,235 while scoring nine TDs.

·         LaMarr Woodley, Outside Linebacker, Pittsburgh

The only defensive player among the five finalists, Woodley, recorded 50 tackles, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and returned one of his two interceptions in for a touchdown. At 6’2” 225 pounds, the Pittsburgh outside linebacker earned just $550,000 in an outstanding 2010 season.

At the conclusion of the 2007 season, the inaugural VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER hardware went to Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard, who went from back-up QB to All-PRO that season and parlayed his success and the award into a new contract.  In 2008, then-New England and now Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel stepped in for an injured QB legend despite not having started a game since high school. Cassel led the team to eleven victories, taking home VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER honors.  Last year, New York wide receiver Steve Smith was thrust into the starting line-up after the team suffered key losses at wide receiver. Smith answered the challenge by setting a new team record for receptions with 107. His breakout performance on-the-field, in conjunction with his social media work off-the-field, helped him earn the 2009 VIZIO TOP VALUE PERFORMER award.

With the finalists established, VIZIO is calling upon fans across the country to choose the winner by voting online between January 10th and January 23rd at www.TopValuePerformer.com. Voting will close on Midnight on January 23rd, with the winning player announced later that same week.

STEEL CURTAIN RADIO #116: BIG BEN > FLACCO: WEXELL INTERVIEW

Show Topics:

  1. BIG BEN > FLACCO
  2. JIM WEXELL INTERVIEW
  3. OFFENSIVE GAME GRADES
  4. DEFENSIVE GAME GRADES
  5. TOMLIN: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  6. BIG BEN: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  7. HINES WARD: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  8. JAMES HARRISSON: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  9. RYAN CLARK: POST GAME INTERVIEW
  10. HAPPY MLK DAY

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Steelers clinch 2nd seed

The Steelers clinched the division 2nd seed in the AFC with a 41-9 victory over the division rival Cleveland Brown.  The Steelers dominated in every phase even after the Steelers took out their starters beginning the 2nd half.

Notable Game Notes:

  • Troy Polamalu played for the first time in 2 games and intercepted a Coly McCoy pass on the third play of the game.
  • Bruce Arians called a good game with several short passes to take the pressure off Big Ben and the struggling offensive line
  • Eric Mangini was fired after the game.  There is rumors that Mike Holmgren, the Browns GM who had a say in the firing, might take over for head coach.
  • Big Ben and the o-line quite possibly had their best game of the game
  • Jonathan Dywer looked good in limited playing time

Steelers Win 27-3

The Pittsburgh Steelers dominated the 2-win Carolina Panther team in every aspect Thursday night during a 27-3 romping.

Big Ben Roethlisberger led the way with over 300 yards and a touchdown. Over 250 of those yards were gained in the first half.

Ngata to Appeal Fine

Baltimore defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said he will appeal the $15,000 fine he received for striking quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the face. No penalty was called. Roethlisberger suffered a broken nose. "I felt like there was no other way I could have played that play because I'm swimming the guard," Ngata told the Baltimore Sun. "He starts to duck, and my arm is coming down over the guard."

Harrison has issues with NFL

James Harrison has been front and center this year.

To the media and to opposing teams, Harrison seems to be the center of attention.

The NFL appears to be singling Harrison out with the fines and penalties.

But Harrison believes opposing teams are attacking him. Specifically the Ravens were diving at Harrison's kness with the intent of injuring him.

Do you think opposing teams and the NFL are singling Harrison out?

STEEL CURTAIN RADIO #107: THE NOSE KNOWS

Show Topics:

My Apology to Silverback
Why Ben can never Be Called a Drama Queen Again?
Offensive Game Grades
Defensive Game Grades
Mike Tomlin Post Game Press Conference
Post Game Interview Audio From: Big Ben
Post Game Interview Audio From: Issac Redman
Post Game Interview Audio From: Hines Ward
Post Game Interview Audio From: Brett Keisel
Post Game Interview Audio From: James Harrison
Post Game Interview Audio From: James Farrior
Post Game Interview Audio From: Ryan Clark

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Ravens fined for illegal hits

Jameel Mclain was fined $40,000 for his illegal hit on Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller.  Mclain was not penalized on the play but league officials contacted NBC to inform the announcers that the play should have been penalized.

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Haloti Ngata was fined $15000 for his hit on Ben Roethlisberger.  Obviously unintentional, Ngata's hand sneaked into Roethlisberger's face mask essentially breaking Big Ben's nose.  Roethlisberger never missed any snaps the rest of the game.

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