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snarky
12-08-2008, 10:56 AM
1. Ryan Clark! Thought he had a great game and to me he is sorta the unsung hero of the D.

2. Aikman did a pretty good job with the commentary. I thought his prefernce came through a few times but in general I give the guy high marks for his commentary.

3. There are too many teams in the NFL. This has been one of the most enjoyable NFL seasons (for me) in a long time; and it is because we are consistently playing strong teams. This is the NFL as I remember it in the 1970s.

phillyesq
12-08-2008, 11:19 AM
1. Ryan Clark! Thought he had a great game and to me he is sorta the unsung hero of the D.

2. Aikman did a pretty good job with the commentary. I thought his prefernce came through a few times but in general I give the guy high marks for his commentary.

3. There are too many teams in the NFL. This has been one of the most enjoyable NFL seasons (for me) in a long time; and it is because we are consistently playing strong teams. This is the NFL as I remember it in the 1970s.

1. Agree. Clark has been great this year. Big hits, smart play, solid coverage and run support. Everything you could ask for, and a perfect compliment to Troy P.

2. Aikman irritated me, but in fairness to him, I was irritated in general, and I hate Joe Buck, so it is quite possible that my Joe Buck hatred spilled over to Aikman.

papillon
12-08-2008, 11:24 AM
Troy Aikman is my favorite announcer. He explainsd what he sees in layman's terms and is rarely biased. I have no issue with anything he said yesterday. The Dallas defense did take it to the Steeler offense, the Steeler defense was outstanding as billed and his analysis of plays was very good.

He even mentioned that Ike had TO covered for 5 or 6 seconds and that maintining that coverage for that long is nearly impossible. And, questioned why Lebeau would drop both Woodley and Harrison into coverage and that was a fair question.

I enjoy any broadcast that Aikman is part of.

Pappy

flippy
12-08-2008, 11:25 AM
Troy wanted to keep Hope. But Clark looks like an upgrade to me.

I've been on board for a long time that Ryan's our most underrated defender.

SuperSize
12-08-2008, 11:40 AM
How many people here were gripping when Clark limped off the field in the 2nd half? I know I was.


Pete

MeetJoeGreene
12-08-2008, 12:00 PM
Troy Aikman is my favorite announcer. He explainsd what he sees in layman's terms and is rarely biased. I have no issue with anything he said yesterday. The Dallas defense did take it to the Steeler offense, the Steeler defense was outstanding as billed and his analysis of plays was very good.

He even mentioned that Ike had TO covered for 5 or 6 seconds and that maintining that coverage for that long is nearly impossible. And, questioned why Lebeau would drop both Woodley and Harrison into coverage and that was a fair question.

I enjoy any broadcast that Aikman is part of.

Pappy

I am with you. I actaully like Aikman as an announcer -- even though he is a bit "bland". He is clear and I don't think he shows bias.

snarky
12-08-2008, 12:22 PM
I am with you. I actaully like Aikman as an announcer -- even though he is a bit "bland". He is clear and I don't think he shows bias.

Yeah maybe that came out wrong. I don't think he necessarily showed bias in what he was saying but I think the way he said stuff, at times, subtly exposed a preference for the Cowboys.

I don't fault him for it. Heck, imagine Bradshaw in the booth for a Cowboys-Steelers game.

Actually, two other observations.

4. I thought it was a bad decision to not go into the V formation straight away at the end. I under stand that there was some question about whether the clock would make it to 40 seconds at the end of the third down play. But I would have preferred that they wound the clock safely and then dealt with the clock situation from third down on.

5. The Townsend interception was reminiscent of the interceptions that what's his name threw in SB XXX.

phillyesq
12-08-2008, 12:39 PM
Re: Aikman, he didn't seem overly biased yesterday. I was just irritated with the game in general, and hence, I wasn't in the opinion to hear Troy talking about it.

I've never been a fan of Joe Buck. And after the World Series, where he pretty openly rooted against the Phillies (yes, I am a Phillies fan), I've disliked him even more. So, perhaps unfairly, Aikman gets wrapped up in my disllike of all things related to Joe Buck.

frankthetank1
12-08-2008, 12:56 PM
How many people here were gripping when Clark limped off the field in the 2nd half? I know I was.


Pete

me too. it was great to see him come back and make a few plays. i also noticed on one or two of choice's good runs kirschke was man handled. overall he was ok, but not having kiesel makes a difference. hopefully he can get back for the titans game. i was also shocked nate was ok. that replay looked awful, i immediately assumed that was nate's season

pfelix73
12-08-2008, 01:41 PM
An observation that I had last night was when I was watching our next opponent- The Rat turds.

They are impressive running the ball with that ancient Neal back there at FB. Will he ever retire? That offense is running it the way we should be running it... Power football.

I just hope we can stuff them and score 1 more point then them. Steelers 10 Ravens 9.

Steelhere10
12-08-2008, 02:19 PM
am i the only who loves Joe Buck, to me him and Troy work great together.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
12-08-2008, 04:27 PM
To those who thought that the announcers leaned too much towards the Cowboys, that is what you should expect. Not because you had Aikman announcing his former team, but because you had Fox covering the game.

Fox covers the NFC, and to them everything comes from an NFC perspective, it is how they generate their revenue. The only time you can really mention bias is when the game is on NFLN, ESPN or NBC. Those three networks don't follow either conference specifically, so you expect more balanced coverage from them - although Madden always shows his NFC roots when he covers inter-conference games.

Lebsteel
12-08-2008, 09:30 PM
Re: Aikman, he didn't seem overly biased yesterday. I was just irritated with the game in general, and hence, I wasn't in the opinion to hear Troy talking about it.

I've never been a fan of Joe Buck. And after the World Series, where he pretty openly rooted against the Phillies (yes, I am a Phillies fan), I've disliked him even more. So, perhaps unfairly, Aikman gets wrapped up in my disllike of all things related to Joe Buck.

Wow, there is another Steeler-Phillies fan out there! People think I'm crazy, but I grew up about half way in between Pitt and Philly....

NorthCoast
12-08-2008, 09:43 PM
Troy Aikman is my favorite announcer. He explainsd what he sees in layman's terms and is rarely biased. I have no issue with anything he said yesterday. The Dallas defense did take it to the Steeler offense, the Steeler defense was outstanding as billed and his analysis of plays was very good.

He even mentioned that Ike had TO covered for 5 or 6 seconds and that maintining that coverage for that long is nearly impossible. And, questioned why Lebeau would drop both Woodley and Harrison into coverage and that was a fair question.

I enjoy any broadcast that Aikman is part of.

Pappy

I am with you. I actaully like Aikman as an announcer -- even though he is a bit "bland". He is clear and I don't think he shows bias.

Agreed, Aikman is one of the better announcers on the tube. He knows the game and shares plenty of insights. I found nothing biased in his announcing. I also like Joe Buck's style of calling games. Fox's announcers are lightyears ahead of CBS'.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
12-08-2008, 10:40 PM
1. Ryan Clark! Thought he had a great game and to me he is sorta the unsung hero of the D.

That Ryan Clark is an "unsung hero" speaks more to the talent on this D than it does to him. He is a very solid player and we learned his full value - along with the value of fellow unsing hero Aaron Smith - last year.

papillon
12-09-2008, 12:23 AM
am i the only who loves Joe Buck, to me him and Troy work great together.

No, you're not the only one. I like that tandem as well and enjoy listening to their broadcasts.

Pappy

AngryAsian
12-09-2008, 07:33 AM
1. Ryan Clark! Thought he had a great game and to me he is sorta the unsung hero of the D.

That Ryan Clark is an "unsung hero" speaks more to the talent on this D than it does to him. He is a very solid player and we learned his full value - along with the value of fellow unsing hero Aaron Smith - last year.


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