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redundantman
10-12-2009, 10:53 AM
1. Limas Sweed. Not much else to say on this topic.

2. Lions decline penalty on 4th and 5 when they kicked their first field goal. You never take points off the board. Especially when you are the Lions. But you’ll notice that Fouts just beat this to death for the rest of the game.

3. When the Steelers drafted Santonio I admit to being a little perplexed as to what they were thinking but in retrospect that was a key acquisition. The thing I don’t understand is how you can have guys like Ward and Holmes playing with Sweed and none of that appears to rub off on him. It’s like Sweed has Talent-Teflon™.

4. “Where the Wild Things Are” movie. Well it’s about freaking time! They win one internets.

5. The Lions are walking through the Steelers’ D …. This is new. The mighty Lions are the first team this year to look competent against the Steelers in the first half. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

6. The pink ribbon on Ed Hochuli’s hat sort of looks like an old Houston Oiler’s derrick.

7. Ok, aided by an intentional grounding call against Culpepper the Steelers D finally backed the Lions up. The Lions are forced to settle for a field goal. The Steelers commit a penalty on the field goal. It won’t be the last time. And they allowed a couple of decent run backs. The Steelers Special Teams are weak.

8. They kept showing Injured Willie Parker on the sidelines and I noticed he had his hat cocked at a jaunty angle. What is it with young men and this idiotic notion that failing to wear clothes properly makes them look cool. Douchebags have been cocking their hats at a jaunty angle since the 1800’s for pity’s sake.

9. Lousy endorsements #1: “He was better than Limas Sweed”.

10. Mendy’s second TD called back on a hold. Ben goes to Heath on the next play and Heaath drives it into the endzone (he appeared to have his knee down at the 1 foot line but the refs didn’t see it that way … you could hear “HEEEEATH” in the background. Ben was going to Heath all day. In fact it seems that this might be a new strategy the Steelers are working on. At one point he had three passes in a row.

11. Santonio Holmes is a first down machine.

12. Wallace drops an easy one and kicks the ball. I’m sure Tomlin will set him straight on that. To be fair he did atone for it later with that long TD. He made a good adjustment on a (deliberately) underthrown ball.

13. It seemed like there was a rash of injured players in this game.

14. Apparently the Lions have only three receivers since Calvin Johnson went down. We’ll be happy to give them Limas Sweed.

15. That lethargic Steelers drive at the end the half almost turned disastrous after Ben’s pass was deflected. Fortunately Miller grabbed it out of the air.

16. Good to see Harrison show up for this game. He earned his hat trick early in the 2nd half.

17. Limas Sweed is in the game again! Is anyone covering him? Why would the Lions do something stupid like that?

18. This Steeler’s D does not stop anyone. They rely on their opponents making mistakes or stupidly committing to the run against them.

19. Coming back from a commercial break they were showing crowd shots and running through the list of sponsors for the game. The end result is seeing waving arms from behind a nice big Viagara logo. At first I thought that would irritate me if I was a fan trying to get on TV but then again … would you really want to be identified as a Lion fan?

20. Ryan Clark picks Culpepper on a busted play in which Culpepper appeared to be trying to throw it away. Dumb play by Culpepper and fortunate for the Steelers because they were not stopping him.

21. At one point the Lions had 5 possessions in St territory … 2 FGs, 1 missed FG, 1 punt and 1 int.

22. Lions miscues – INT given up for penalty, missed field goal, Culpepper’s sloppy INT.

23. The turning point of the game was Ben’s response to his pick 6. Drive (quick) for a TD.

24. Timmons lousy pass rush guarantees the Lions convert a 3rd and 5 with 6:30 to go in the game. Did you see him rush up to Culpepper and start dancing around and flailing his arms rather than just tackling him?

25. Defense chokes up a TD with 4:57 left to play. No pressure on Culpepper. And of course the Steelers cannot get off the $@%#$^ field in the 4th.

26. Sack by Woodley; sack by Gay; sack by Timmons 4th and 34 … But this is exactly what I was talking about: Culpepper wasn’t taking what the Steelers were giving him. All of a sudden he wanted it all in one play. The Steelers D doesn’t stop anyone, they stop themselves.

SteelBucks
10-12-2009, 10:55 AM
It's about time. Where have you been......it's Week 5 for crying out loud! :wink:

redundantman
10-12-2009, 11:29 AM
It's about time. Where have you been......it's Week 5 for crying out loud! :wink:
Sorry man, I've been shopping for a new home board.

MeetJoeGreene
10-12-2009, 11:37 AM
It's about time. Where have you been......it's Week 5 for crying out loud! :wink:
:Agree

I always liked redundant thoughts. Keep them coming.

I was considering starting a knock-off entitled "Thoughts of an Average Joe" in your absence - but I lack the self-discipline to keep it ongoing.

My favorite line from this week "Talent Teflon". That's a keeper.

redundantman
10-12-2009, 12:07 PM
It's about time. Where have you been......it's Week 5 for crying out loud! :wink:
:Agree

I always liked redundant thoughts. Keep them coming.

I was considering starting a knock-off entitled "Thoughts of an Average Joe" in your absence - but I lack the self-discipline to keep it ongoing.

My favorite line from this week "Talent Teflon". That's a keeper.[*bow*]
Your servant.

JTP53609
10-12-2009, 12:11 PM
glad your on the better site now, the other site stunk...

SteelerNation1
10-12-2009, 12:24 PM
I take it you won't be busting out the Limas Sweed authentic any time soon...

redundantman
10-12-2009, 01:45 PM
glad your on the better site now, the other site stunk...Glad to be here!

Chachi
10-12-2009, 01:51 PM
8. They kept showing Injured Willie Parker on the sidelines and I noticed he had his hat cocked at a jaunty angle. What is it with young men and this idiotic notion that failing to wear clothes properly makes them look cool. Douchebags have been cocking their hats at a jaunty angle since the 1800’s for pity’s sake.

It's being rebelion.

The young'uns always have and always will think wearing ill fitting clothes makes them cool. These days its having clothes too big. In the 1950's it was wearing clothes too small (i.e. "floods"). In the 1970's...clothes too small (tight tight polyester shirts).

buckeyehoppy
10-12-2009, 02:55 PM
Gee...good 2 have ya here, Redundant One. What'd ya finally take the right turn at Albuquerque?

Talent Teflon...what a great line and so apt to describe Limas Sweed (speaking of redundancies).

Looking forward to your weekly missives once again.

JTP53609
10-12-2009, 03:00 PM
good point too, i was going to post that, what the heck were they thinking being backed up against thier endozone and attempting to go down the field, i like the agressiveness, but there is a time and place for that, if you have 2 or more timeouts and have the ball at the 25+ with under a minute than i say go for it, but inside the 15 with the lead needs to be a kneel down....

SteelBucks
10-12-2009, 03:08 PM
6. The pink ribbon on Ed Hochuli’s hat sort of looks like an old Houston Oiler’s derrick.



Am I the only one that misses the Houston Oilers and their uniforms?

Jigawatts
10-12-2009, 03:09 PM
If I could add some jigathoughts...

1) Harrison was mugged on that 32 yard Culpepper run.

2) Props to Mendy for recovering that fumble. He burst through the hole and was ready
to make a move before turning around and pouncing on it. I still can't figure out how
Detroit didn't recover it.

3) We're scoring TD's in the red zone. :Clap

4) Point differential in the 1st quarter through the first 5 games: +31. Best in NFL
Point differential in the 4th quarter through the first 5 games: -35. Worst in NFL

:wft are we doing in the fourth quarter?

redundantman
10-12-2009, 03:23 PM
Gee...good 2 have ya here, Redundant One. What'd ya finally take the right turn at Albuquerque?

Talent Teflon...what a great line and so apt to describe Limas Sweed (speaking of redundancies).

Looking forward to your weekly missives once again.I hung out on Steeler Nation for a year.

And thanks.

redundantman
10-12-2009, 03:25 PM
If I could add some jigathoughts...

1) Harrison was mugged on that 32 yard Culpepper run.
Harrison routinely gets held. Its a darn shame. I think the refs are just jealous of his perpetually sunny disposition.

2) Props to Mendy for recovering that fumble. He burst through the hole and was ready
to make a move before turning around and pouncing on it. I still can't figure out how
Detroit didn't recover it.

3) We're scoring TD's in the red zone. :Clap
We should applaud this more.

4) Point differential in the 1st quarter through the first 5 games: +31. Best in NFL
Point differential in the 4th quarter through the first 5 games: -35. Worst in NFL

:wft are we doing in the fourth quarter?
I wonder how this ranks all-time? Could this team be posting the largest differential in league history?

Jigawatts
10-12-2009, 03:30 PM
BTW redundantman, welcome to Planet Steelers. Didn't you used to have some sort of
fraggle-like creature as an avatar during the Trib days? You need to bring that back. :D

redundantman
10-12-2009, 03:53 PM
BTW redundantman, welcome to Planet Steelers. Didn't you used to have some sort of
fraggle-like creature as an avatar during the Trib days? You need to bring that back. :D
Yeah, I had that shrimp muppet as an avatar. I'm not even sure what that was. I thought somebody said his name was Pepe?

Ghost
10-12-2009, 04:07 PM
BTW redundantman, welcome to Planet Steelers. Didn't you used to have some sort of
fraggle-like creature as an avatar during the Trib days? You need to bring that back. :D
Yeah, I had that shrimp muppet as an avatar. I'm not even sure what that was. I thought somebody said his name was Pepe?

Pepe was actually the King Prawn.... just FYI (good to see your ramblings...I..uh...mean thoughts)

redundantman
10-12-2009, 06:13 PM
BTW redundantman, welcome to Planet Steelers. Didn't you used to have some sort of
fraggle-like creature as an avatar during the Trib days? You need to bring that back. :D
Yeah, I had that shrimp muppet as an avatar. I'm not even sure what that was. I thought somebody said his name was Pepe?

Pepe was actually the King Prawn.... just FYI (good to see your ramblings...I..uh...mean thoughts)Good to see you again Ghost!

feltdizz
10-12-2009, 07:25 PM
8. They kept showing Injured Willie Parker on the sidelines and I noticed he had his hat cocked at a jaunty angle. What is it with young men and this idiotic notion that failing to wear clothes properly makes them look cool. Douchebags have been cocking their hats at a jaunty angle since the 1800’s for pity’s sake.

It's being rebelion.

The young'uns always have and always will think wearing ill fitting clothes makes them cool. These days its having clothes too big. In the 1950's it was wearing clothes too small (i.e. "floods"). In the 1970's...clothes too small (tight tight polyester shirts).

unfortunately now i see kids with tight jeans and bright neon clothes..

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/95/l_b7619b87be412e2336a4fbc778213e31.jpg

this next generation is really suspect...

BURGH86STEEL
10-12-2009, 07:27 PM
8. They kept showing Injured Willie Parker on the sidelines and I noticed he had his hat cocked at a jaunty angle. What is it with young men and this idiotic notion that failing to wear clothes properly makes them look cool. Douchebags have been cocking their hats at a jaunty angle since the 1800’s for pity’s sake.

It's being rebelion.

The young'uns always have and always will think wearing ill fitting clothes makes them cool. These days its having clothes too big. In the 1950's it was wearing clothes too small (i.e. "floods"). In the 1970's...clothes too small (tight tight polyester shirts).

unfortunately now i see kids with tight jeans and bright neon clothes..

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/95/l_b7619b87be412e2336a4fbc778213e31.jpg

this next generation is really suspect...
:lol: :lol:

flippy
10-13-2009, 05:11 AM
What happened to missing part of the 1st half?

Maybe redundantman watching the whole game is the reason we fall apart in the 4th quarter. God's decided you've seen enough football for the day after the 3rd quarter. :P

Here's another little thought.....wouldn't it be weird if a couple of our olinemen end up in the probowl this year? I'm thinking starks and kemo.

JTP53609
10-13-2009, 07:29 AM
6. The pink ribbon on Ed Hochuli’s hat sort of looks like an old Houston Oiler’s derrick.



Am I the only one that misses the Houston Oilers and their uniforms?

loved the old oiler uniforms, thought they were great, im talking the 90's uniforms....also like the lions unis and the dolphins from the mid 90's too, ....

redundantman
10-13-2009, 07:35 AM
What happened to missing part of the 1st half?
The schedule is working in my favor now! I can get out of church and be in front of the TV and only miss about 10 minutes.

Maybe redundantman watching the whole game is the reason we fall apart in the 4th quarter. God's decided you've seen enough football for the day after the 3rd quarter. :P
That doesn't bode well for late games ...

Here's another little thought.....wouldn't it be weird if a couple of our olinemen end up in the probowl this year? I'm thinking starks and kemo.
They are getting some run aren't they? Kemo would have to beat out Alan Faneca wouldn't he?

RuthlessBurgher
10-13-2009, 01:50 PM
8. They kept showing Injured Willie Parker on the sidelines and I noticed he had his hat cocked at a jaunty angle. What is it with young men and this idiotic notion that failing to wear clothes properly makes them look cool. Douchebags have been cocking their hats at a jaunty angle since the 1800’s for pity’s sake.

It's being rebelion.

The young'uns always have and always will think wearing ill fitting clothes makes them cool. These days its having clothes too big. In the 1950's it was wearing clothes too small (i.e. "floods"). In the 1970's...clothes too small (tight tight polyester shirts).

http://www.tshirthell.com/shirts/products/a1250/a1250_bm.gif

:lol:

flippy
10-13-2009, 05:17 PM
What happened to missing part of the 1st half?
The schedule is working in my favor now! I can get out of church and be in front of the TV and only miss about 10 minutes.

Maybe redundantman watching the whole game is the reason we fall apart in the 4th quarter. God's decided you've seen enough football for the day after the 3rd quarter. :P
That doesn't bode well for late games ...

Here's another little thought.....wouldn't it be weird if a couple of our olinemen end up in the probowl this year? I'm thinking starks and kemo.
They are getting some run aren't they? Kemo would have to beat out Alan Faneca wouldn't he?

Kemo is destroying guys. He's gonna make us all forget about Faneca real soon.

RuthlessBurgher
10-13-2009, 06:29 PM
8. They kept showing Injured Willie Parker on the sidelines and I noticed he had his hat cocked at a jaunty angle. What is it with young men and this idiotic notion that failing to wear clothes properly makes them look cool. Douchebags have been cocking their hats at a jaunty angle since the 1800’s for pity’s sake.

It's being rebelion.

The young'uns always have and always will think wearing ill fitting clothes makes them cool. These days its having clothes too big. In the 1950's it was wearing clothes too small (i.e. "floods"). In the 1970's...clothes too small (tight tight polyester shirts).

unfortunately now i see kids with tight jeans and bright neon clothes..

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/95/l_b7619b87be412e2336a4fbc778213e31.jpg

this next generation is really suspect...

That picture looks like it was taken in 1983.