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Starlifter
09-21-2008, 10:12 PM
yep, today sucked. Many of us predicted our O-line was the weak link and needed to be addressed in the off season - it wasn't and it sure showed today. who knows if they can come together as a unit by the end of the year? i don't. I do see it this way however, I think we beat baltimore on monday night. The bungles have no heart so we take them out as well and hit the bye week at 4-1. it's too soon to panic or throw in the towel. we won't play the eagles again until the superbowl.........

Mel Blount's G
09-21-2008, 10:17 PM
No panicking but I think the felons can blitz with the best of them. Hopefully this iggles game wakes up arians/zierlein/tomlin and the issue is addressed as a staff and as a team

SteelTorch
09-21-2008, 10:41 PM
yep, today sucked. Many of us predicted our O-line was the weak link and needed to be addressed in the off season - it wasn't and it sure showed today. who knows if they can come together as a unit by the end of the year? i don't. I do see it this way however, I think we beat baltimore on monday night. The bungles have no heart so we take them out as well and hit the bye week at 4-1. it's too soon to panic or throw in the towel. we won't play the eagles again until the superbowl.........
Well, this is still game day so the doomsayers and complainers (me included) are still out in full. A couple days later, people will have time to think this through and look at this more realistically.

AkronSteel
09-21-2008, 11:10 PM
yep, today sucked. Many of us predicted our O-line was the weak link and needed to be addressed in the off season - it wasn't and it sure showed today. who knows if they can come together as a unit by the end of the year? i don't. I do see it this way however, I think we beat baltimore on monday night. The bungles have no heart so we take them out as well and hit the bye week at 4-1. it's too soon to panic or throw in the towel. we won't play the eagles again until the superbowl.........

We play Baltimore next Monday and then Jacksonville on Sunday Night......not Cincinnati.
I think we will be 3-2 going into the bye!!!

Discipline of Steel
09-22-2008, 12:37 AM
We play Baltimore next Monday and then Jacksonville on Sunday Night......not Cincinnati.
I think we will be 3-2 going into the bye!!!

Hell no! Never concede victory to the opponent! Especially Jerksonville. They have their own OL issues anyway. Miami demonstrated that a team can bomb one week and play great the next. at least wait and see...

AkronSteel
09-22-2008, 12:49 AM
We play Baltimore next Monday and then Jacksonville on Sunday Night......not Cincinnati.
I think we will be 3-2 going into the bye!!!

Hell no! Never concede victory to the opponent! Especially Jerksonville. They have their own OL issues anyway. Miami demonstrated that a team can bomb one week and play great the next. at least wait and see...

I hear ya brother, sorry its just hours after the game and I am pi$$ed right now!!! You're right though!! I fully expect to see the team respond next week and put a spanking on the Ratturds. Plus its Monday night and throw back jerseys.....and as far as Jacksonville, $crew em....were going to kick the crap out of em. Just blitz them like Philly did to us!!!! 4-1 going into the bye sounds much better!

:tt1

AngryAsian
09-22-2008, 01:36 AM
Its still early in the season, but when you have the toughest NFL schedule, this was one of the wins most were counting on. The iggles were the only team in their division that didn't make the post season last year. How are we going to deal with the G-Men or Dallas, hell with Washington. We need to fix our offense, and the way to do that is to get rid of some of the coordinators. Arians/Zeirline need gone.... keeping them is like having surgery and closing up the incision with a band aid.

Discipline of Steel
09-22-2008, 09:35 AM
We play Baltimore next Monday and then Jacksonville on Sunday Night......not Cincinnati.
I think we will be 3-2 going into the bye!!!

Hell no! Never concede victory to the opponent! Especially Jerksonville. They have their own OL issues anyway. Miami demonstrated that a team can bomb one week and play great the next. at least wait and see...

I hear ya brother, sorry its just hours after the game and I am pi$$ed right now!!! You're right though!! I fully expect to see the team respond next week and put a spanking on the Ratturds. Plus its Monday night and throw back jerseys.....and as far as Jacksonville, $crew em....were going to kick the crap out of em. Just blitz them like Philly did to us!!!! 4-1 going into the bye sounds much better!

:tt1

STEELERS RULE! JAGOFFS DROOL... :Cheers

papillon
09-22-2008, 10:49 AM
Its still early in the season, but when you have the toughest NFL schedule, this was one of the wins most were counting on. The iggles were the only team in their division that didn't make the post season last year. How are we going to deal with the G-Men or Dallas, hell with Washington. We need to fix our offense, and the way to do that is to get rid of some of the coordinators. Arians/Zeirline need gone.... keeping them is like having surgery and closing up the incision with a band aid.

Just remember each game is an independent event and anything that happened prior to that week's game is irrelevant. You can't judge how one team plays against another to determine how the Steelers will perform against them.

The Ravens are next and anything that they did against Cleveland is irrelevant to how the Steelers will do. different personnel, different coaching philosophies, different rivalry, different stadium, etc.

Just sit back, realx for a week, stop by here to chat and then get amped for next Monday night! :tt1

Pappy

AngryAsian
09-22-2008, 10:56 AM
Its still early in the season, but when you have the toughest NFL schedule, this was one of the wins most were counting on. The iggles were the only team in their division that didn't make the post season last year. How are we going to deal with the G-Men or Dallas, hell with Washington. We need to fix our offense, and the way to do that is to get rid of some of the coordinators. Arians/Zeirline need gone.... keeping them is like having surgery and closing up the incision with a band aid.

Just remember each game is an independent event and anything that happened prior to that week's game is irrelevant. You can't judge how one team plays against another to determine how the Steelers will perform against them.

The Ravens are next and anything that they did against Cleveland is irrelevant to how the Steelers will do. different personnel, different coaching philosophies, different rivalry, different stadium, etc.

Just sit back, realx for a week, stop by here to chat and then get amped for next Monday night! :tt1

Pappy


I can't argue with that logic. Thanks, Pap.

papillon
09-22-2008, 11:15 AM
Its still early in the season, but when you have the toughest NFL schedule, this was one of the wins most were counting on. The iggles were the only team in their division that didn't make the post season last year. How are we going to deal with the G-Men or Dallas, hell with Washington. We need to fix our offense, and the way to do that is to get rid of some of the coordinators. Arians/Zeirline need gone.... keeping them is like having surgery and closing up the incision with a band aid.

Just remember each game is an independent event and anything that happened prior to that week's game is irrelevant. You can't judge how one team plays against another to determine how the Steelers will perform against them.

The Ravens are next and anything that they did against Cleveland is irrelevant to how the Steelers will do. different personnel, different coaching philosophies, different rivalry, different stadium, etc.

Just sit back, realx for a week, stop by here to chat and then get amped for next Monday night! :tt1

Pappy


I can't argue with that logic. Thanks, Pap.

My pleasure AS, take a look at your sig, now there's a Zen moment for you to emulate. :Cheers

Pappy

NC Steeler Fan
09-22-2008, 12:42 PM
The ONLY consolation I have after yesterday's debacle is
that I haven't heard Ben defending the O-line today.

I hope he goes back, looks at film and throws some harsh
looks their way...them and the O-line coach, whoeverinthellthatis...

Well, that and the patsies got their asc kicked by an underdog
if there ever was one...consolation number two...

pfelix73
09-22-2008, 12:51 PM
Here is a quote from Philly's DC, Jim Johnson from todays Philly newspaper.

I wonder what they (Steelers) are showing? Formations. etc.

"They're a good defense," he said. "They brought guys from all over the place and did a good job. We've got to give them credit."

After barely blitzing against the Cowboys, Johnson said he saw things in the Steelers that made blitzing early and often possible.

"It just happened to be one of those days where we just kept coming," Johnson said. "It was one of those tight games."

Hmmmmm..

Oviedo
09-22-2008, 01:14 PM
Bad game. Won't be the last one this season. OL did not do well, but if we had spent our first 3 picks on OL it would not have changed a thing and it may have been worse. The Eagle were sending 5-7 on every play and the receivers were not getting open. Drafting rookies in the off season would not have resulted in anything different.

The goods from the game:

1. The defense is good. Our offense does nothing all day and the Eagles can't get more than a TD and two field goals.
2. Troy and B Mac were good--2 more INTs
3. 3 more sacks and the start of the McNabb injury parade
4. <70 yards rushing allowed. I'll take that every game.

As grim as it looked it wasn't until the last 5 minutes that the game was out of reach. I choose to focus on that.

The really good news is I predicted the Steelers would be 2-1 at this point of the season and they are. Geez ain't I smart. :D

Jigawatts
09-22-2008, 01:25 PM
Should Ben have been sacked 34 times? No, but....

It was a good game between two good teams.

This time the eagles came out on top, it happens....

papillon
09-22-2008, 01:35 PM
Should Ben have been sacked 34 times? No, but....

It was a good game between two good teams.

This time the eagles came out on top, it happens....

This is about as rosy a picture that can be painted.

The score was tight, the game was not. Never felt like the Steelers had a chance to move theball more than 20-25 yards, we needed a special teams victory yesterday; and, well, we know how that works out for the Steelers....

Pappy

Oviedo
09-22-2008, 01:37 PM
One game. Move on.

Jigawatts
09-22-2008, 01:42 PM
Should Ben have been sacked 34 times? No, but....

It was a good game between two good teams.

This time the eagles came out on top, it happens....

This is about as rosy a picture that can be painted.

The score was tight, the game was not. Never felt like the Steelers had a chance to move theball more than 20-25 yards, we needed a special teams victory yesterday; and, well, we know how that works out for the Steelers....

Pappy

I felt the same way. I thought the only way to win was a defensive touchdown or
some last minute Roethlisberger magic. The kind of stuff you see when we can't
move the ball all day, but some how at the end he finds a way.

But, since Ben didn't get to finish the game... :roll:

Steeler Mafia
09-22-2008, 03:28 PM
Arians/Zeirline need gone.... keeping them is like having surgery and closing up the incision with a band aid.

After leaving the gauze and a pair of forcepts inside.

Steeler Mafia
09-22-2008, 03:31 PM
One game. Move on.

Trust me...with Arians at the helm of the Offensive playcalling, this will add up at the end of the season. He will lose an average of 3 to 4 games for us all by himself. As long as he is a part of the Steelers Organization, no way do we get to the Super Bowl, let alone win one.