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SteelTorch
11-24-2008, 06:21 PM
I think this guy has a legit shot at it. He came in as a 3rd string and substituted wonderfully when Parker and Mendy went down. Even more, he's helped spark the RB receiving game that has been sorely lacking from our playbook.

You could argue others such as Ben, Troy, Harrison, or Woodley, but I think no guy has stepped up as much and made as much of an individual difference as Moore has. :Bow

What do you think?

Starlifter
11-24-2008, 06:36 PM
sorry, no chance. It's either james harrison or Troy at this point.

SteelerOfDeVille
11-24-2008, 07:19 PM
is it possible they change the ROY award to "newcomer of the year"?

Jooser
11-24-2008, 07:45 PM
As much as I admire what he has done, I vote first for Harrison. He has single-handedly changed the outcome of some of our close games. The SD game comes to mind as the most recent. Mewelde has been big this season, no doubt about it - but James has been HUGE. I do think that the dump off option that Moore has brought to the table has helped out our OL as well as Big Ben, so a definite thumbs up there! :Clap

AngryAsian
11-24-2008, 08:12 PM
The only way this might happen if Parker's injury keeps him out or with limited action for the remainder of the season and Moore gets us to the Super Bowl. But I think this team's engine is the defense and I have to agree with my compadres that it will be either Harrison or Polamalu.

RuthlessBurgher
11-25-2008, 01:18 PM
It definitely should be a defensive player...but who?

Harrison was team MVP last year, and he matched last year's sack total in this SIXTH game this season! He should set the team record for sacks in a season (if Woodley doesn't catch him first, that is!) You can't deny this guy's impact, even in terms of pure intimidation.

Troy has shown the superhuman ability that we haven't seen in the past few seasons when he was dealing with nagging injuries. A couple of "did he really catch that?!?!" interceptions, a backwards tackle?!?!, and enough closing speed to make plays anywhere on the field.

Woodley was the one major change to the defense (becoming the Kevin Greene to James Harrison's Greg Lloyd), and his double digit sacks, plus 3 fumble recoveries and an interception has truly made a difference in forging a defense that is #1 in overall yards, #1 in rushing yards, #1 in passing yards, and #1 in scoring.

And that is not even getting into the importance a healthy Aaron Smith has had on the overall defense, the return of Ryan Clark from his splenectomy, the always rock-solid leader of the defense James Farrior, and how Ike has handled the other team's best WR's on a regular basis even when BMac and Deshea have been out for extended periods.

rpmpit
11-25-2008, 01:33 PM
Hartwig anyone??? Came in and filled our BIGGEST hole. Its taken a while for the o-line to gel, but they're no longer THAT bad.

OK, it was just a thought. Moore has definitely come in and done great. But I don't think MVP should be about "stepping it up". I think it should be about doing your job and doing it great. No one on the team has done that like Troy and Harrison. Since James got it last year, I'm going with Troy.

MeetJoeGreene
11-25-2008, 01:40 PM
is it possible they change the ROY award to "newcomer of the year"?


Why? You got somethin' 'gainst Limas?

:Hater

Discipline of Steel
11-25-2008, 02:48 PM
I vote for Jack Lambert #3 James Harrison

SteelerOfDeVille
11-25-2008, 03:32 PM
I vote for Jack Lambert #3 James Harrison
who was #2?

RuthlessBurgher
11-25-2008, 03:49 PM
I vote for Jack Lambert #3 James Harrison
who was #2?

http://www.pittsburghsteelers.co.uk/steelers/players/greg%20lloyd.jpg


Brett Favre is not the first player to flirt with retirement and then come back and play.

Jack Lambert played for the Steelers for 10 years. It was awesome. Then he retired. Turf toe he said. Yeah, right. Like that would slow him down.

After a few years off, he was inspired by the movie "Soul Man" starring C. Thomas Howell, and came back to the Steelers as "Greg Lloyd" for 10 more years. It was awesome. Then he retired. Torn patella tendon and staph infection he said. Yeah, right. Like that would slow him down.

After a few more years off, he was further inspired by the movie "Face/Off" starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta, and came back to the Steelers yet again as "James Harrison." It is awesome.

Sure he is having a good season, but imagine what Harrison could do if he weren't a 56 year old white guy who dyed his skin black and then cut his own face off and replaced it with another.

rpmpit
11-25-2008, 03:50 PM
I vote for Jack Lambert #3 James Harrison
who was #2?

I'm gonna say Lloyd.

RuthlessBurgher
11-25-2008, 03:53 PM
who was #2?

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0ciCexveUc28k/610x.jpg
Brian St. Pierre. :lol:

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-26-2008, 10:44 AM
Moore as team MVP???? :shock:

Look, I'm happy with what he is doing, and he is a valuable player, but he doesn't crack my top 5.

#1 - Harrison
#2 - Troy
#3 - Ike
#4 - Farrior
#5 - Woodley

Harrison and Troy are going to get votes for DPOY leaguewide. Moore is nowhere near that staus.

He will be anywhere in my next 4 with Hines, Hartwig, and Aaron Smith.

However, he does get consideration for Offensive POY.

ikestops85
11-26-2008, 11:26 AM
What? No votes for Skippy?

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/200808/20080829pdsteelers0828j_330.jpg

ANPSTEEL
11-26-2008, 12:19 PM
i agree, mvp should be on the defensive side of the ball, again this season.

I'm going to go against the grain here-

personally i think there are three, maybe four players on D- that w/o - the team would seriously struggle.

-Harrison
-Woodley
-Polamalu
-Farrior


Harrison is self explanatory
as is Polamalu

but Woodley- well, with him out of the lineup, you can be rest assured that #92 does not make nearly the impact he has.
and Farrior, what other player on this team could fill his spot- to even a fraction of the level? with the possible exception of harrison - the answer is none.

I am going with #51.

Each is having an incredible season in their own right, but Harrison and Woodley feed off of each other.
Troy is as unique a player as there is in the league, but minus the speed / versatility, i think this D could plug in several other players as SS- and still succeed.

James Farrior is the only player on this Defense that cant be replaced. He is versatile enough to cover play the pass well, and leads the team in tackles.

I dont think he will necessarily get the vote, but i'd like to see him get some credit for how important he is to this team.

SteelTorch
11-26-2008, 11:52 PM
Allow me to explain my reasoning for choosing Moore:

Harrison has been a beast no doubt, but one could argue he wouldn't be as effective without Woodley on the other side. Don't forget that Woodley is not far behind Harrison in sacks. Plus, he was picked last year.

As far as Moore, he came in as a 3rd string RB and out performed many of our expectations while running behind a line that's been less than spectacular. He also sparked the RB receiving game that previously had barely even been there. One could argue his presence has helped Ben take less sacks than he normally would.

The only other person I could see for that spot is Troy Polamalu, because he has been a freak of nature thus far this year. But IMO when you weigh in expectations along with performance and importance to the O or D, I think Moore has the upper hand.

Chadman
11-27-2008, 12:01 AM
Nup...this guy...

http://www.utahproathletes.com/assets/football/chris%20kemoeatu1.jpg

http://www.utahproathletes.com/assets/football/chris%20kemoeatu%20r.jpg

For making all the knob-heads that said this franchise was a joke for letting Faneca leave eat crow....the o-line has suffered no worse with Kemo in there.

SteelTorch
11-27-2008, 12:06 AM
Nup...this guy...

http://www.utahproathletes.com/assets/football/chris%20kemoeatu1.jpg

http://www.utahproathletes.com/assets/football/chris%20kemoeatu%20r.jpg

For making all the knob-heads that said this franchise was a joke for letting Faneca leave eat crow....the o-line has suffered no worse with Kemo in there.
Lol, I will say this much - the way some fans and "experts" reacted, you'd think the departure of one guard would spell the doom of the entire franchise.