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Sugar
11-25-2008, 06:52 PM
One of the best games this week — maybe the best game this week — is Pittsburgh at New England.

And after listening to Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Tuesday, it became obvious why he views this as such a tough matchup for his team.

“Watching the Steelers, they are a pretty impressive football team,” Belichick said. “They certainly do a lot of things well. You see their defense ranked at the top of the league in just about everything: rushing, passing, points, third down, red area. Nobody has gotten 300 yards against them and about half of their possessions are three and out. They are really solid across the board.

“It is no one man band. They are good at everything. The front, the linebackers, the secondary – they mix it up on you quite a bit. They are very good.

“Offensively, they have a lot of good players — very skilled players at the wide receiver position [and] an excellent tight end with (Heath) Miller. The backs are tough. (Ben) Roethlisberger brings a dimension of the game not just passing but running and staying alive in the pocket with his size and vision to go down field with scrambles.

“They are an excellent coverage team -– they lead the league in kickoff coverage, third in punt coverage, five yards of punt return. So, they do a good job with field position and putting their defense in a good situation. Defensively, they usually hold up their end of the bargain too.

“It is a big challenge for us this week. There’s a lot to get ready for in all three phases of the game. The Steelers are really sound. They are well coached, they are tough and they are a hard team to beat. You have to go out there and play well and do things well against them. They are not going to make too many mistakes and make it easy for you. You are going to have to work for everything you get.”

SteelerOfDeVille
11-25-2008, 11:43 PM
exactly why they'll do quick passes.

if you're an opposing team, would you rather let Harrison and Woodley have time to blitz or force them to drop into coverage because they don't have time to blitz?

Chadman
11-25-2008, 11:48 PM
Sounds like Bellyache doesn't want to give the Steelers any bulliten board material...but at the same time, he might be giving some to his own team- "Look how good they are? They'll probably smash us...we are the underdogs here...blah, blah".

Best response it to live up to his assessment.

SteelerNation1
11-26-2008, 03:04 AM
Sounds like Bellyache doesn't want to give the Steelers any bulliten board material...but at the same time, he might be giving some to his own team- "Look how good they are? They'll probably smash us...we are the underdogs here...blah, blah".

Best response it to live up to his assessment.
All the more reason to cheat, cheat, cheat!

Iron Shiek
11-26-2008, 09:38 AM
Sounds like Bellyache doesn't want to give the Steelers any bulliten board material...but at the same time, he might be giving some to his own team- "Look how good they are? They'll probably smash us...we are the underdogs here...blah, blah".

Best response it to live up to his assessment.
All the more reason to cheat, cheat, cheat!


Exactly. "We won't be able to win straight up fellas, the Steelers are just too good. With that said, here are all the answers. They are right here on this video. And your guest instructor today to take you through the video, Tom Brady. He brings with him a Doctorate in cheating and has extensive experience in Cheating against the Steelers specifically."

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-26-2008, 11:11 AM
Sounds like Bellyache doesn't want to give the Steelers any bulliten board material...but at the same time, he might be giving some to his own team- "Look how good they are? They'll probably smash us...we are the underdogs here...blah, blah".

Best response it to live up to his assessment.

This is a very typical BB statement. It wouldn't have sounded much different if they were playing the Chiefs this week.