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Shawn
08-23-2008, 08:02 PM
Lets get ready to rumble!!!!

Shawn
08-23-2008, 08:06 PM
Mendy returning kicks...looks quick. :)

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:07 PM
Looked strong on that return.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 08:07 PM
Thanx Shawn..... I appreciate it..... Gimme updates!!!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:07 PM
2nd and 5 at the 31 or so, FWP is hit for a loss behind the LOS.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:08 PM
3rd and 9, Ben in the shotgun, almost sacked, incomplete. O Line looks horrible.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 08:08 PM
No problem...Ben about got picked...ugh 3 and out.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 08:08 PM
Marvel Smith got used.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:08 PM
High snap for the kick. Taken down at the 16 by Fox. Good coverage.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:09 PM
Crap, I was in the other thread. :lol:

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:09 PM
False start!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:09 PM
False start Vikes. 1st and 15 at the 11 now.

Jigawatts
08-23-2008, 08:09 PM
Timmons is a bust. :wink:

Shawn
08-23-2008, 08:10 PM
I just farted.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:10 PM
Aaron Smith with the sack!!!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:10 PM
Aaron Smith!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:11 PM
Ap only picked up a couple yards there. Run D looks good so far.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:11 PM
Keisel with a nice fill!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:11 PM
Another false start!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:12 PM
lol Another false start! 3rd and 20 at the 6. Another false start! hahahaha! 3rd and 23 at the 3 comin up.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:12 PM
And another...3rd and 20 is now half the distance to the goal!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:13 PM
Dump of to AP...gain of about 3.

Time to punt!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:13 PM
short pass to AP, immediately taken down. Vikes to punt. D looked good on that series, but we had help from all the false starts.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:13 PM
Holmes is returning.

Nothing much there.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:14 PM
Time to yank the wings out the oven. Let's go BB! :tt2

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:14 PM
Yeah baby......the HD signal is now working!!!!!!!!!!!

Shawn
08-23-2008, 08:15 PM
Well at least Holmes didn't fumble it or get hurt. :D

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:16 PM
wtf?!?!? Ben lines up as a WR...snap to FWP....

...

...

got 5 on it.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:16 PM
Wow. BB as a WR and direct snap to FWP for a short gain.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:17 PM
Damn I love that QB of ours!!!!!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:17 PM
Nice short pass to FWP. 1st down.

Handoff to FWP. Not much there.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 08:17 PM
Is it just me or does Parkers look like he is running harder?

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:18 PM
Dang, nice move by FWP in the backfield but hit hard at the line...no blocking.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 08:18 PM
Kemo looking good.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:19 PM
2nd and 8. FWP again, stretch play. Only picked up one.

3rd and 7. Complete to Hines, but a yard short of the 1st.

They went for it, QB sneak...waiting for the call.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:20 PM
Hi Everybody - Game on, laptop on ... doesn't get any better!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:20 PM
Didn't get it.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:20 PM
Bah. Illegal substitution on Holmes, comin in late.

Didn't make the 1st. Vikes take over at their 35.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:22 PM
OH well. I'm glad we went for it. I can already hear the Trib people crying about it. "WHY DID HE GO FOR IT!!! TOMLIN SUCKS!!! Waaaaaaaaa!!!1"

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:23 PM
Timmons!!!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:25 PM
Vikes punt after AP gets a few yards on their offensive series.

Fair catch.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:27 PM
They're doing this crazy stuff to try it out and also to make people game plan for it.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:28 PM
Man what a laser pass by Ben!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:28 PM
Pass to Heath Miller!!!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:28 PM
HHEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAATTTTTHHHHHHH with the first down!!!!

They say "great protection from the line" about that play.

Now I've heard it all. :D

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:28 PM
Ben has to throw it away. Pressure was all over him.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 08:29 PM
Hows' the defense looking?.....

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:30 PM
Defense looks great so far IMO. They're making their tackles, getting pressure, stuffin the run etc.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:30 PM
Hows' the defense looking?.....

As far as I can see, they are doing well - the Vikes don't have much offense at all.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:31 PM
Quick pass to WILLIE REID! Didn't get the first though. Steelers to punt.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:33 PM
3rd and 9 - quick slant to Willie Reid - nice hard catch - short. Steelers punt, fair catch. Vikings 1st and 10 on the 19.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:35 PM
AP gets nowhere on 1st and 2nd.

Timmons almost gets the sack on 3rd down, brings ferrote (or whatever his name is) down hard. He's lookin good.

Punt to Holmes, short return.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:37 PM
On the Vikes last offensive possession, it was Aaron Smith stopping AP on 1st down, and both Aaron Smith and Kiesel stopping him on 2nd. The pass Ferrote got off on 3rd down was batted down by Deshea. It was a nice play because it was such a good pass.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:37 PM
Handoff to Mendy for 2.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:38 PM
THere was a nice play I noticed a while back. Big Ben about to get cremed, so he turns and runs ... someone about to take his head off ... turns and runs the other way ... same thing, so he -throws it away!!

Not much, but I think in years past he would have tried a third time to make something happen, and either have gotten sacked or fumbled, etc.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:38 PM
Mendenhall fumbles, Vikes have it. Tomlin slaps him on the helmet and is giving him some words...

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:39 PM
THere was a nice play I noticed a while back. Big Ben about to get cremed, so he turns and runs ... someone about to take his head off ... turns and runs the other way ... same thing, so he -throws it away!!

Not much, but I think in years past he would have tried a third time to make something happen, and either have gotten sacked or fumbled, etc.

I noticed that play too. It was good to see.

Vikes pass for 8 or so.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:40 PM
D has got to tighten up here.

Foote down on the turf. They're saying he got rolled up on.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:42 PM
He walked off.

Timmons in...and his TE catches a big gain.

Dang.

End of 1st quarter.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:42 PM
Foote on the sidelines.

Timmons gets beat on man coverage and teh Vikes get to the 3 or so. End of the 1st.

Let's see how our red zone D is.

SteelTorch
08-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Meh, that was ugly. Hopefully our offense will redeem itself in the next series. :?

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:44 PM
I guess they picked on Timmons, in for injured Foote foot. 1 on 1, Frerotte picks up about 15 yards or more. It happened so fast (I guess I'm out of practice watching football :-( , I have to take their words that it was 1-on-1 coverage.

He's jsut a rookie, he'll get smarter ...

Goal line stand now ...

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Nice push up the middle and pursuit outside!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:45 PM
Carter is fighting for a roster spot. Big hit!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:46 PM
Dang...TD AP.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:46 PM
I guess they picked on Timmons, in for injured Foote foot. 1 on 1, Frerotte picks up about 15 yards or more. It happened so fast (I guess I'm out of practice watching football :-( , I have to take their words that it was 1-on-1 coverage.

He's jsut a rookie, he'll get smarter ...

Goal line stand now ...

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:46 PM
Flag down.

Personal foul Ike.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:46 PM
Vikes TD. AP over the middle.

Ike gets a personal foul on the play after the TD, 15 yards. W T H.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:50 PM
OK, time to drive down the field. Mendenhall deep for the kickoff ... out of the end zone, 1st and 10 Steelers on their 20.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:51 PM
Got damn I love that QB of ours!!!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:52 PM
FWP for 5.

2nd and 5, nice pass over the middle to Heath for the 1st down.

1st and 10 at our 38. Sacked. Come on, OL!!! Colon gets beat.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:52 PM
Cripes...and he had NO time there.

Colon and Kemo beat.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:52 PM
2nd and 16, sacked again. Came from the right side again.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:53 PM
Good lord he had NOTHING there. My God, give him some time!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:53 PM
Oh boy, two plays in a row ... ZERO offensive protection.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:53 PM
They run the draw just to save Ben from getting creamed again.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:54 PM
Wow, no flag there?????

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:54 PM
O Line looks like crap. Moore picks up a couple and we're punting.

Bad possession other than the nice 1st down pass to Heath.

Punt covered nicely. Some late hits out there. Not sure if there will be any penalties. Teams getting chippy.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 08:54 PM
This is the worst I have ever seen the OL. Colon is getting smoked.

I'm officially worried.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:55 PM
That last possession looked way too much like last year, with Ben getting sacked twice.

Damn O Line better get their **** together.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:55 PM
Oh no, Brian Billick Coors Light commercials. :HeadBanger

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:56 PM
IKE WITH THE PICK!!!!!!!!!! ahahahaha!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:56 PM
Picked by Ike!!!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:57 PM
Ike with a pic!!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 08:57 PM
Hell of a nice run by FWP, bouncing off of and breaking tackles. Gets 9.

2nd and 1.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:57 PM
NICE RUN BY WILLIE!!!!!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:58 PM
Parker up the middle, bounces off a tackler 2 yards deep ... gets 9 yards!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 08:58 PM
Illegal formation. :nono

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 08:58 PM
Nice pick Ike.

Notice the Vikes in press coverage on our WR's.
They get a pass rush and can press on the WR's.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:58 PM
WHo said it ... Parker IS running harder. 5 yards after contact here.

Dang ... line in motion.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 08:59 PM
Big 3rd and 4 around the 30. Big call.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:00 PM
Nice YAC by Moore, broke the tackles and dived for the 1st.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:00 PM
Mewelde Moore ... excellent move after contact, gets two extra yards on his own for the 1st!!

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 09:00 PM
How important it is to be able to establish the run to slow the pass rush and set up the passing game.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:01 PM
Marvel Smith blows a block for a screen.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:01 PM
Ben had to throw one in the dirst.

2nd and 10. FWP for a 1 yd loss. Facemask on the tackler, 15 yards and 1st down. Half distance to the goal.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:02 PM
Face mask on VIkes (FWP). 1st and 10 from around the ... 15.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:02 PM
Score???....

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:03 PM
So is anybody needing the play by play? Seems like everyone is watching it lol.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:03 PM
Score is 7-0 Vikes, but we're at the 12 with a 1st and 10 I believe.

SteelTorch
08-23-2008, 09:04 PM
Woah! It's nice to actually get a call in our favor for once. :D

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:04 PM
Hot!!!

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:04 PM
So is anybody needing the play by play? Seems like everyone is watching it lol.

:evil: ............. Obviously, I'm going thru ****ing withdrawl!!!!!!!!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:05 PM
Bad throw by Ben...behind Holmes.

Come on!!!!

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:05 PM
Score is 7-0 Vikes, but we're at the 12 with a 1st and 10 I believe.
Thanx...

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:05 PM
Wow was that screen shut down.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:06 PM
3rd and 14

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Dang.

Skippy for 3.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Incomplete on 1st down. Supposed miscommunication between Holmes and Ben.

FWP killed on a screen play attempt. Loss of 4.

Incomplete on 3rd down. Supposed miscommunication between Nate and Ben.

What's goin on on offense? Ben had a lot of time on that 3rd down at least.

Reed with the FG.

7-3 Vikes.

ANPSTEEL
08-23-2008, 09:08 PM
screen while on the 12yrd line???

not sure about that call.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:12 PM
Good calling epd........... Much appreciated.......

........BTW Carson Palmer went out of the gamw w/a bloody face...... Here in Cincy.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:13 PM
Timmons just missed.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:13 PM
Vikes get a 1st down on a nice pass by Frerrote. Timmons got pressure, but he got it out fast.

1st and ten on the 37. Gus pressured, runs for it, and is brought down after picking up a couple of yards.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:14 PM
The run D has been solid tonight.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:14 PM
Ho yo Silverback...away!!!!

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:14 PM
Timmons is scary fast. I saw it last year but it's really starting to shine through now.

SILVERBACK with the sack!!!

Vikes to punt.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:15 PM
Time left????..........

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:15 PM
Every time I see Moore I keep thinking, "Damn...Amos has put on some weight!"

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:16 PM
For the most part Ben is looking pretty sharp!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:16 PM
Time left????..........

2-05.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:16 PM
Ben to Nate over the middle for a 1st down.

Ben has all kinds of time (O line getting it together?), short pass to Mendy (?) for a yard or 2.

2nd and 8, incomplete to Hines. Ben looks a bit off tonight IMO.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:17 PM
Ben, why you wanna make me look bad after giving you props?

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:17 PM
Ben almost sacked again...incomplete.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:18 PM
Ben to Nate over the middle for a 1st down.

Ben has all kinds of time (O line getting it together?), short pass to Mendy (?) for a yard or 2.

2nd and 8, incomplete to Hines. Ben looks a bit off tonight IMO.

I think about 3 or 4 passes looked bad, but for the most part he's been on or at least trying to make something happen when the play breaks down.

He almost got one there!

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:18 PM
Ben about got devoured from the left side their, we gotta punt now.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:18 PM
I don't know if I have seen the Steelers look this bad in a very long time.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:20 PM
I don't know if I have seen the Steelers look this bad in a very long time.

?????.........

SteelTorch
08-23-2008, 09:20 PM
I don't know if I have seen the Steelers look this bad in a very long time.
Umm...I wouldn't really say that. :?

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 09:22 PM
Vikes are a very good defense.

Seems the no-huddle would be great against a team with big ulgies like
these Vike D-line.

Middle is the soft spot on pass plays vs the Vikes.

We still look soft on the outs by our CB's. LIttle or no press coverage by us.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:22 PM
Well, the defense looks pretty good to me. We're stopping the run, getting pressure, Harrison and Timmons are getting to the QB, Ike with the pick, etc.

The offense looks rusty/sloppy to me. FWP is running good when the OL blocks a bit, and Ben is doing the right thing (trying to make plays, throwing it away, etc). The OL looks like crap for the most part, and Ben has been off on some passes.

Just my take.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:23 PM
Vikes are a very good defense.

Seems the no-huddle would be great against a team with big ulgies like
these Vike D-line.

Middle is the soft spot on pass plays vs the Vikes.

We still look soft on the outs by our CB's. LIttle or no press coverage by us.

Still don't understand that. Jam the bastards!

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 09:25 PM
Woodley has looked good. Timmons is so fast, he's gonna be special
with more experience.

Carter is making a case for himself tonight.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:26 PM
Woodley with the sack!

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:26 PM
Lamar Woodley. :shock:

Is he from this planet?

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:26 PM
Woodley ends it on a good note.

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 09:27 PM
Vikes are a very good defense.

Seems the no-huddle would be great against a team with big ulgies like
these Vike D-line.

Middle is the soft spot on pass plays vs the Vikes.

We still look soft on the outs by our CB's. LIttle or no press coverage by us.

Still don't understand that. Jam the bastards!

:Agree

SteelTorch
08-23-2008, 09:27 PM
Woodley with a sack! FINALLY! :tt2

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:27 PM
Woodley has looked good. Timmons is so fast, he's gonna be special
with more experience.

Carter is making a case for himself tonight.

Carter looks really really good tonight.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:27 PM
Woodley with the sack!

Woodley just flat out demolished the left tackle, splat!!! ... then on to make the sack.

He is going to be unbelievably sick.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:28 PM
Halftime. Vikes 7 Us 3

Our D got passed on a bit on that last series, but I think has been solid. O Line and O in general has not been looking good tonight IMO.

26 yds rushing and 65 yds passing...ouch.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 09:29 PM
Woodley with the sack!

Woodley just flat out demolished the left tackle, splat!!! ... then on to make the sack.

He is going to be unbelievably sick.

I'd hate to be that tackle right now...he's going to have to go into the locker room with that being the last play everyone saw. :lol: :lol:

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:31 PM
Other than getting beat in coverage that one time, I think Timmons has looked awesome. Woodley is also lookin good. Harrison has looked good. Run D is great.

Yeah, a Favre spot during half-time! WOO HOO!

BURGH86STEEL
08-23-2008, 09:32 PM
Woodley has looked good. Timmons is so fast, he's gonna be special
with more experience.

Carter is making a case for himself tonight.

Carter looks really really good tonight.

He will probably make the team based on tonight.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:33 PM
Adrian Peterson only has 11 yards rushing? Is that right?

Team Statistics
PIT MIN
First Downs 6 6
Passing 5 5
Rushing 0 1
Penalty 1 0
Third Down Efficiency 1-7 3-7
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-1 0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS 76 105
Total Plays 33 29
Average Gain Per Play 2.3 3.6
NET YARDS RUSHING 26 17
Rushes 14 12
Average Per Rush 1.9 1.4
NET YARDS PASSING 50 88
Completions-Attempts 10-17 10-14
Yards Per Pass Play 2.6 5.2
Times Sacked 2 3
Yards Lost to Sacks 15 15
Had Intercepted 0 1
PUNTS 4 4
Average Punt 48.0 47.5
PENALTIES 2 6
Penalty Yards 20 45
FUMBLES 1 0
Fumbles Lost 1 0

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 09:33 PM
Woodley has looked good. Timmons is so fast, he's gonna be special
with more experience.

Carter is making a case for himself tonight.

Carter looks really really good tonight.


It's hard to trust it though ... he looked so bad late in the year last year.
Maybe because he is playing strong safety tonight; he looked bad at FS late last year.
I'm kind of rooting for the hometown kid Ryan Mundy to make the team, hope Carter doesn't bump him to the PS.

ANPSTEEL
08-23-2008, 09:33 PM
i know it is pre-season... and the vikes have one of the best front four in the league...

but colon is getting beaten like a drum. kemo, hartwig, simmons are missing assignments on d stunts etc...

marvel isn't looking that hot on the left edge, in pass protection, either-



Ben has happy feet tonight. can't blame him with the avg. amount of time after snap before he is hit- at about 2.5 secs.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:33 PM
Halftime. Vikes 7 Us 3

Our D got passed on a bit on that last series, but I think has been solid. O Line and O in general has not been looking good tonight IMO.

26 yds rushing and 65 yds passing...ouch.

..........Thanjx epd........ I appreciate the updates.....

BURGH86STEEL
08-23-2008, 09:33 PM
Any word on Foote's injury?

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:34 PM
They just showed the Adrian Peterson leap for a touchdown. Big Snack showed how fast he can fall down.

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 09:36 PM
Other than getting beat in coverage that one time, I think Timmons has looked awesome. Woodley is also lookin good. Harrison has looked good. Run D is great.

Yeah, a Favre spot during half-time! WOO HOO!

Yeah, and Timmons was with the TE step-for-step but just didn't play the ball.
When he learns to play the ball better he will make that play 9 of 10 X's.

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 09:36 PM
Word on Foote ?????????????

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:38 PM
Halftime. Vikes 7 Us 3

Our D got passed on a bit on that last series, but I think has been solid. O Line and O in general has not been looking good tonight IMO.

26 yds rushing and 65 yds passing...ouch.

..........Thanjx epd........ I appreciate the updates.....

No problem. If you want a laugh (or a cry lol) check out the game thread at the trib. With rick, MSM, and teeceemadison it's like the terrible trio over there.

"OMGHOLYCRAPTHESKYISFALLINGNOOOOOOOOOFIREEVERYONECU TEVERYONEBLAHBLAHBLAH!!!"

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 09:39 PM
Woodley has looked good. Timmons is so fast, he's gonna be special
with more experience.

Carter is making a case for himself tonight.

Carter looks really really good tonight.


It's hard to trust it though ... he looked so bad late in the year last year.
Maybe because he is playing strong safety tonight; he looked bad at FS late last year.
I'm kind of rooting for the hometown kid Ryan Mundy to make the team, hope Carter doesn't bump him to the PS.

He's had bad moments too...he took a bad angle (his M.O.D.) & whiffed badly on that swing pass to Peterson that was called back.

I don't care how good he looks tonight, he still makes too many mistakes for a guy in the League as long as he's been. With Mundy & hopefully Deshea in the next few, I'd say we're okay without him.

papillon
08-23-2008, 09:40 PM
Adrian Peterson only has 11 yards rushing? Is that right?

Team Statistics
PIT MIN
First Downs 6 6
Passing 5 5
Rushing 0 1
Penalty 1 0
Third Down Efficiency 1-7 3-7
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-1 0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS 76 105
Total Plays 33 29
Average Gain Per Play 2.3 3.6
NET YARDS RUSHING 26 17
Rushes 14 12
Average Per Rush 1.9 1.4
NET YARDS PASSING 50 88
Completions-Attempts 10-17 10-14
Yards Per Pass Play 2.6 5.2
Times Sacked 2 3
Yards Lost to Sacks 15 15
Had Intercepted 0 1
PUNTS 4 4
Average Punt 48.0 47.5
PENALTIES 2 6
Penalty Yards 20 45
FUMBLES 1 0
Fumbles Lost 1 0


Are you the heir apparent to MSM and stat posting? :P I couldn't help myself,I don't know what came over me. :tt2

Pappy

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:41 PM
Adrian Peterson only has 11 yards rushing? Is that right?

Team Statistics
PIT MIN
First Downs 6 6
Passing 5 5
Rushing 0 1
Penalty 1 0
Third Down Efficiency 1-7 3-7
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-1 0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS 76 105
Total Plays 33 29
Average Gain Per Play 2.3 3.6
NET YARDS RUSHING 26 17
Rushes 14 12
Average Per Rush 1.9 1.4
NET YARDS PASSING 50 88
Completions-Attempts 10-17 10-14
Yards Per Pass Play 2.6 5.2
Times Sacked 2 3
Yards Lost to Sacks 15 15
Had Intercepted 0 1
PUNTS 4 4
Average Punt 48.0 47.5
PENALTIES 2 6
Penalty Yards 20 45
FUMBLES 1 0
Fumbles Lost 1 0


Are you the heir apparent to MSM and stat posting? :P I couldn't help myself,I don't know what came over me. :tt2

Pappy

Hahahahahahaha!!!























No. :|

BURGH86STEEL
08-23-2008, 09:41 PM
i know it is pre-season... and the vikes have one of the best front four in the league...

but colon is getting beaten like a drum. kemo, hartwig, simmons are missing assignments on d stunts etc...

marvel isn't looking that hot on the left edge, in pass protection, either-



Ben has happy feet tonight. can't blame him with the avg. amount of time after snap before he is hit- at about 2.5 secs.

When Ben has time this is what he does when he is unsure where go throw the ball. He looks to run around. It would help if he stepped up or slide in the pocket and then made the throw. This would help with the speed rushers. Maybe they can make the drops shorter to help with the speed rushers. The pass protection is not always going to be perfect. Especially with all the angles defenses blitz and stunt from. I watched Romo do a bit of sliding last night against the Texans. Right when he was about to be hit he got rid of the ball.

The Oline needs to improve but they are not the only players.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:41 PM
No problem. If you want a laugh (or a cry lol) check out the game thread at the trib. With rick, MSM, and teeceemadison it's like the terrible trio over there.

"OMGHOLYCRAPTHESKYISFALLINGNOOOOOOOOOFIREEVERYONECU TEVERYONEBLAHBLAHBLAH!!!"

No.........I only go there once in a while for a good chuckile.............. I'm watching the Bungholes w/Brenda and drinking.... Counting on you guys for the updates...... ****!!!!.... The Bungles sold out so I'm stuck with this crap.......

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:42 PM
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ epd............. Tannx!!!!!

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
ummmm - Ike? The game has started.... :wft

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
WHo said it ... Parker IS running harder. 5 yards after contact here.

Dang ... line in motion.

ME.

:mrgreen:

It's like he is running with something to prove.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
Our D line and backs are in the Vikes backfield a lot today ... nice to see!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:44 PM
No word on Foote guys, but he walked off on his own so I'm sure it's nothing serious.

No sense putting him back in.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:44 PM
Well, seems the Vikes are having success with those short-mid 10-15 yard passes, but our run D remains stout. Seems eerily familiar.

Vikes with 2 1st downs already with those passes.

1st and 10 at our 48.

AP stuffed again.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:45 PM
As for the sky is falling mentality, I'm so thankful for this place. Those folks all know about it but they won't come here because they know all that unfounded, whining negativity won't be tolerated!

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 09:45 PM
Vike can get 5 to 8 yds anytime they want on an out route.
Our DB's are off 8 to 10 yds.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:45 PM
They're just getting those passed off.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 09:46 PM
ummmm - Ike? The game has started.... :wft

Ike...they keep trying that come-back route on you...wake-up & make a play. :nono

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:46 PM
From the stats epd provided, it looks lioke we're doing better in rushing.... Although the numbers are dismal, it IS preseason.... And avging 48 yds/punt.... not to bad for the punter.... Who was kicking them, BTW???....

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:46 PM
PI on Deshea.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:47 PM
Another 1st down on a 15 yard pass. They're at our 36.

1st down, Gus throws a bomb, incomplete. Flag on the play.

Pass interference on McFadden but it was Deshea holding the WR.

1st down at the 20.

AP up the middle for 3.

2nd and 7 at the 17.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:47 PM
Dang, someone stoned AP and Eason cleaned it up.

Now Snack gets him!

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 09:47 PM
Is Dan Dierdorf related to or the agent of :wft Ferotte?

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:47 PM
From the stats epd provided, it looks lioke we're doing better in rushing.... Although the numbers are dismal, it IS preseason.... And avging 48 yds/punt.... not to bad for the punter.... Who was kicking them, BTW???....
Ernster.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:48 PM
OK, Hampton blew up the O-line and singlehandedly sacked Frerotte.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:48 PM
Gus passes on 3rd down...almost complete for the 1st down but McFadden hit him hard enough to make him drop the ball. Nice.

Vikes FG good. 10-3.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:48 PM
Man, someone was held on the left.

Broken up.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:49 PM
From the stats epd provided, it looks lioke we're doing better in rushing.... Although the numbers are dismal, it IS preseason.... And avging 48 yds/punt.... not to bad for the punter.... Who was kicking them, BTW???....
Ernster.

Did you notice his plant foot doesn't come off the ground, ala Reggie Roby? :lol:

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 09:49 PM
Gus passes on 3rd down...almost complete for the 1st down but McFadden hit him hard enough to make him drop the ball. Nice.

Vikes FG good. 10-3.

Good rip of the arm by BMac to make it harder.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:50 PM
lol @ the NFL commercial with the female Steeler fans :lol: :lol: :lol:

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 09:51 PM
I imagine this PASS(ive) defense would drive Mel Blount crazy.
It's a different game today than when he played, I know, different rules.
But it sometimes feels like slow death.
The only thing that stopped that drive was a drop by the Vikes wide-open WR.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 09:51 PM
C'mon Arians!...Let's show something!

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 09:51 PM
Lefty coming in

papillon
08-23-2008, 09:53 PM
Well, the defense showed up and the offense took the night off. I don't think we have to worry about Casey Hampton. Tyrone Carter filled in admirably for TP and made a TD saving textbook tackle on the 2 yard line.

Woodley continues to look unblockable he trucked a tackle.
Timmons is fast, had good coverage on the seam route, but didn't react to the ball.
Harrison is an animal. I like it!
Taylor made a great catch on the INT.
McFadden continues to be a minor disappointment.

The offense...not even worth discussing.

Pappy

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:54 PM
Lefty with moves!

:lol:

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 09:54 PM
Oh Byron...uggh

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:54 PM
Dayum Mendy!!!!!!!

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:55 PM
C'mon Arians!...Let's show something!


Not in pre-season.... Hell, you'll be lucky to get anything out of him in the playoffs.....

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:55 PM
He is starting to run like that first round pick.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:55 PM
C'mon Arians!...Let's show something!


Not in pre-season.... Hell, you'll be lucky to get anything out of him in the playoffs.....

Isn't that the truth.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-23-2008, 09:56 PM
THe way Lefty went down on that scramble, I thought he was going to get hurt. Ugggh.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:56 PM
Sweed drops another one. :?

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 09:57 PM
Sweed drops another one. :?

How has he looked tonite?.....

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 09:57 PM
C'mon Arians!...Let's show something!

Not in pre-season.... Hell, you'll be lucky to get anything out of him in the playoffs.....

True...sad...but true - :?

Shawn
08-23-2008, 09:58 PM
Sweed drops another one. :?

How has he looked tonite?.....

Thrown at once...dropped it.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 09:59 PM
Sweed drops another one. :?

How has he looked tonite?.....

Thrown at once...dropped it.

I think that pass was a bit behind him and he had a CB draped all over him, in his defense.

...I think.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:00 PM
Well I've seen at least 2 procedural penalties on the Offense...Bruce, perhaps you need to be a little less fancy?

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:00 PM
Lefty short drop off to Mendy, who breaks a few tackles and gets within a yard or two of the 1st. We're going for it on 4th and 2. :tt2 :tt2 :tt2

Shawn
08-23-2008, 10:00 PM
Mendenhall looks soooooo good out in open space. That is where he has always been so dangerous.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:01 PM
Well I've seen at least 2 procedural penalties on the Offense...Bruce, perhaps you need to be a little less fancy?

And two timeouts wasted because of too complicated playcalls or indecision?...Tighten up...

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:03 PM
On that long pass to Reid - If Byron leads him, then Willie walks in - he had that guy beat & had to wait for it.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:04 PM
Lefty to Reid for the 1st down!

Reid's looked pretty good tonight IMO.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 10:04 PM
Good protection for Lefty.

Man, his windup reminds me of Bugs Bunny in the cartoon where he pitches to himself!

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:04 PM
Lefty to Reid for the 1st down!

Reid's looked pretty good tonight IMO.

I agree.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Dang.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Baker couldn't hang on to that bullet from Lefty.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Time left???????

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:06 PM
DALLAS!?! :evil:

Shawn
08-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Dallas Baker drops a freagin bullet by lefty.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Baker couldn't hang on to that bullet from Lefty.

He did let loose on that one, didn't he? It was to Baker's shoulder before he even saw it coming.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:06 PM
Reed FG good. 10-6, Vikes. 2minutes and change left in the 3rd.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 10:07 PM
Good protection for Lefty.

Man, his windup reminds me of Bugs Bunny in the cartoon where he pitches to himself!

:lol:

yea now that you mention it.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:07 PM
Baker couldn't hang on to that bullet from Lefty.

He did let loose on that one, didn't he? It was to Baker's shoulder before he even saw it coming.

Definitely. Ol Byron still has an arm on 'em.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:08 PM
On a bit of a sidebar fellas...I'm loving the response/refresh speed of the board - good job by those who run it. :Clap :Clap :Clap

Shawn
08-23-2008, 10:09 PM
On a bit of a sidebar fellas...I'm loving the response/refresh speed of the board - good job by those who run it. :Clap :Clap :Clap

Jhansle does an excellent job.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:09 PM
Kick to the 1, return shut down by McFadden. Almost looked like he was going to break it wide open.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:10 PM
On a bit of a sidebar fellas...I'm loving the response/refresh speed of the board - good job by those who run it. :Clap :Clap :Clap

Jhansle does an excellent job.

Agreed.

Something I haven't seen mentioned is how our STs have actually looked solid tonight. 2 FGs, good kick coverage...

WOO HOO! lol :tt2

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 10:10 PM
On a bit of a sidebar fellas...I'm loving the response/refresh speed of the board - good job by those who run it. :Clap :Clap :Clap

Agreed exponentially... Now how much time is left????

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 10:12 PM
On a bit of a sidebar fellas...I'm loving the response/refresh speed of the board - good job by those who run it. :Clap :Clap :Clap

Jhansle does an excellent job.

Agreed.

Something I haven't seen mentioned is how our STs have actually looked solid tonight. 2 FGs, good kick coverage...

WOO HOO! lol :tt2

Agreed all the way around!

Ben said they didn't game plan too much but he feels he didn't play well.

stlrz d
08-23-2008, 10:13 PM
Man is AS doing some talking.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:13 PM
1 45 left in the 3rd. They're doing an interview with Ben on the sideline and Troy and someone else is giving him bunny ears lol.

Ben said he was extremely disappointed in his performance. Man, I hate how he deflects criticism and always tries to put it on his teammates. :)

DukieBoy
08-23-2008, 10:13 PM
Lefty to Reid for the 1st down!

Reid's looked pretty good tonight IMO.

I agree.


He's got good hands and runs good routes.
He's not bad in the slot.
He's disappointed on returns, of course.
And I wonder about the residual damage from the lis-franc injury.

It's clear to me that we don't need a one-dimensional return specialist,
like Drummond. I'd rather keep Reid than Drummond.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 10:14 PM
This is Mendys break out game!

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 10:15 PM
I'd rather keep Reid than Drummond.

I don't want either...

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:15 PM
Mendenhall breaks loose for about 15 or 20. Nice run. He's looking good tonight.

I'm still a Reid supporter. I've only been disappointed in his returning skills, but asides from that I think he's shown himself to be a good receiver. I hope we keep him.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:16 PM
Lefty to Reid for the 1st down!

Reid's looked pretty good tonight IMO.

I agree.

He's got good hands and runs good routes.
He's not bad in the slot.
He's disappointed on returns, of course.
And I wonder about the residual damage from the lis-franc injury.

It's clear to me that we don't need a one-dimensional return specialist,
like Drummond. I'd rather keep Reid than Drummond.

I'd agree with that assessment too...

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 10:16 PM
This is Mendys break out game!

Rough numbers estimation??????......

SteelTorch
08-23-2008, 10:17 PM
Are the Vikings' D's backups in yet? Cause that would be awesome if Mendy is doing this well against their starters.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:18 PM
This is Mendys break out game!

Rough numbers estimation??????......

Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
R. Mendenhall 7 48 6.9 21 0 1

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:19 PM
No debating that call - right in the grill :nono

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 10:19 PM
This is Mendys break out game!

Rough numbers estimation??????......

Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
R. Mendenhall 7 48 6.9 21 0 1

Tanx again epd....... :wink:

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:21 PM
This is Mendys break out game!

Rough numbers estimation??????......

Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
R. Mendenhall 7 48 6.9 21 0 1

Tanx again epd....... :wink:

Np, brutha-man.

Sweed tripped up on a long bomb. Haven't seen anything from him tonight.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:22 PM
Mendy getting nowhere trying to run it up the middle. Then again, no one has had success running up the middle tonight on either team.

4th and 2, we're going for it again.

Leftwich to Latsko for the 1st! ...they're measuring.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:23 PM
Guys - You'll notice that Batch doesn't play-fake well & it showed on those last 2 plays...

Shawn
08-23-2008, 10:24 PM
Mendy getting nowhere trying to run it up the middle. Then again, no one has had success running up the middle tonight on either team.

4th and 2, we're going for it again.

Leftwich to Latsko for the 1st! ...they're measuring.

The middle of our OL is so soft I don't think Christian "the Nightmare" Okoye could gain a yard through the A gaps.


and DAYUMMMMMM Mendy is looking sick! Tonight he looks alot better than Parker.

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:24 PM
1st down stands.

Another nice run by Mendenhall. Bounced outside, broke a few tackles and got down to the 15. Kid lookin good.

Russell up the middle for a couple.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:24 PM
FYI - Starks has done well so far...

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:25 PM
Russell hit in the backfield. Guy came unblocked.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:25 PM
Mendy getting nowhere trying to run it up the middle. Then again, no one has had success running up the middle tonight on either team.

4th and 2, we're going for it again.

Leftwich to Latsko for the 1st! ...they're measuring.

The middle of our OL is so soft I don't think Christian "the Nightmare" Okoye could gain a yard through the A gaps.

and DAYUMMMMMM Mendy is looking sick! Tonight he looks alot better than Parker.

You were saying?...

SteelTorch
08-23-2008, 10:26 PM
FYI - Starks has done well so far...
You were saying? :lol:

Shawn
08-23-2008, 10:26 PM
Guys - You'll notice that Batch doesn't play-fake well & it showed on those last 2 plays...

Batch is back?????

;)

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:26 PM
3rd and 13. Pass to Sherrod for no gain...maybe a yard.

Reed FG good.

10-9 Vikes.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:27 PM
Another procedural call (3 at my count) - & a piss-poor playcall from Arians (a 2 yard out to the TE when you need 13?!? :wft ).

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:28 PM
The middle of our OL is so soft I don't think Christian "the Nightmare" Okoye could gain a yard through the A gaps.

Agreed lol.



and DAYUMMMMMM Mendy is looking sick! Tonight he looks alot better than Parker.

He's looking good, but I think FWP has looked pretty good tonight too, personally.

Shawn
08-23-2008, 10:28 PM
Russell hit in the backfield. Guy came unblocked.

The middle of our OL is going to give us fits. Shyt...Colon looks like a chump too. I really hope we can gel.

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:28 PM
FYI - Starks has done well so far...
You were saying? :lol:
Moops! :oops: :lol:

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:29 PM
Another procedural call (3 at my count) - & a piss-poor playcall from Arians (a 2 yard out to the TE when you need 13?!? :wft ).

I thought it was the last of Lefty's options instead of a designed play. But I could be wrong.

NKySteeler
08-23-2008, 10:29 PM
Not that anyone in the "Nation" cares..... But The Saints beat the Bungholes 13-0, and Carson Palmer left the game with a broken nose, busted lip, and bloody face.... No kidding, he did.....

................**** the Bungholes!.............. :twisted:

eniparadoxgma
08-23-2008, 10:30 PM
Not that anyone in the "Nation" cares..... But The Saints beat the Bungholes 13-0, and Carson Palmer left the game with a broken nose, busted lip, and bloody face.... No kidding, he did.....

................**** the Bungholes!.............. :twisted:

:Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :Beer :tt2

Steel Life
08-23-2008, 10:30 PM
Guys - You'll notice that Batch doesn't play-fake well & it showed on those last 2 plays...

Batch is back?????

;)
MOOPS!! Leave me alone...I need time to make the transition from Batch to Byron. :oops: :lol: :lol:

Shawn
08-23-2008, 10:30 PM
The middle of our OL is so soft I don't think Christian "the Nightmare" Okoye could gain a yard through the A gaps.

Agreed lol.



and DAYUMMMMMM Mendy is looking sick! Tonight he looks alot better than Parker.

He's looking good, but I think FWP has looked pretty good tonight too, personally.

I agree...FWP is running harder this year...like he has a chip on his shoulder. Parker and Mendy should be a terrific 1/2 punch. Can you imagine if we had some blocking? :shock: