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redundantman
10-19-2009, 09:59 AM
1. Walked in at 1:07 left in 1st quarter to see Josh Cribbs throw a pick to Polamalu. I canít blame the Browns for wanting to use Cribbs more. Heís their only weapon. But the Wildcat is never going to be anything more than a gimmick.

2. Again it appears that there is a renewed commitment to get the ball to Heath Miller.

3. Kudos to Holmes making that move inside in the first quarter on that long catch and run. YAC is where itís at.

4. And at times it almost appeared that the Oline has learned how to block defenders. Fantastic protection on Millerís 1st TD.

5. The Steelers were making it look easy. As if to emphasize that point Ward skipped across the goal line on his TD. But letís not lose our heads, it is the Browns after all.

6. As if to emphasize that point Ö Cribbs takes it to the house to keep it interesting. The Steelerís special teams suck.

7. QB sneak on 4th and 1 just before the half. And the Steelers donít get it Ö or did they? What just happened?

8. That was a less than thrilling end to the first half. Crappy series that led to the Steelers settling for a field goal in which Ben almost throws a pick. At times it seems like the Steelers are an unstoppable force utilizing their tools and weapons to their fullest potential. At other times they appear to be the Marx Brothers.

9. The Browns came out and drove for an easy TD against no pass rush. All of a sudden the Browns have an effective offense?

10. Big props to Wallace running hard on the 21 yard end-around in third quarter. Again, YAC is where itís at!

11. On the Browns responding drive it was three and out. Youíll notice that Anderson had a defensive player in his face on 3rd down and the Browns were unable to convert. I wonder if those to factors can be directly correlated.

12. With 5 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter Ben checks down to Mendenhall and Medenhall picks up some yards and remembers to stay in bounds.

13. Ben throws a pick.

14. And the defense steps up and makes Anderson put the ball on the ground.

15. Parker looks feeble on the next catch Ö And then he puts it on the ground.

16. And the defense takes it back when Brent Keisel picks up Andersonís second fumble. This is a sloppy game.

17. And then Mendenhall fumbles. You could see it coming by the way he was carrying the ball. Why canít this team get it together and shut another team down? I wonder what Ben looks like in a Groucho glasses and mustache mask.

18. DJ Hero is coming out Ö so this is what it sounds like when doves jump the shark.

19. If this was any team other than the Browns Iíd be worried Ö or more worried I should say Ö So I guess I can be worried next week. Gads the game clock is moving slowly today.

20. Anyone seen Limas Sweed?

21. Props where props are due: The offense dug themselves out of a hole after Ryan Clarkís pick on the 1 yard line. That was a good thing far beyond the abilities of the Marx Brothers.

22. At the 2 minute warning the offense folded up. That was too bad. Ben should hang another 7 on them.

23. Does anyone have faith in this team? This game should have resembled the Pats-Oilers game. The Browns are terrible. The only reasonable conclusion one can take away from this game is that the Steelers are slightly above average.

Starlifter
10-19-2009, 10:09 AM
not bad. i like the marx brothers reference. why do we have drives of brilliance and then follow them up with not only mistakes, but ridiculous mistakes this year? oh, sweed was inactive.

PlayForBlood
10-19-2009, 10:15 AM
On # 23: 23. Does anyone have faith in this team? This game should have resembled the Pats-Oilers game. The Browns are terrible. The only reasonable conclusion one can take away from this game is that the Steelers are slightly above average.

My conclusion is that the team plays down to the competition.
I have seen Pitt Panther teams do this for years(beat great teams and lose to scrubs)

redundantman
10-19-2009, 10:30 AM
not bad. i like the marx brothers reference.I was channeling Henry Jones Senior ...

why do we have drives of brilliance and then follow them up with not only mistakes, but ridiculous mistakes this year? oh, sweed was inactive.
http://images.despair.com/products/demotivators/consistency.jpg
Consistency, the Steelers lack it. They don't even consistently stink on Special Teams.

phillyesq
10-19-2009, 10:31 AM
Great post, as always. I'm glad to see the return of Redundant Thoughts -- I always look forward to reading this the day after a game.

redundantman
10-19-2009, 10:32 AM
On # 23: 23. Does anyone have faith in this team? This game should have resembled the Pats-Oilers game. The Browns are terrible. The only reasonable conclusion one can take away from this game is that the Steelers are slightly above average.

My conclusion is that the team plays down to the competition.
I have seen Pitt Panther teams do this for years(beat great teams and lose to scrubs)But they didn't last year did they? That's what is confusing me.

Ghost
10-19-2009, 12:44 PM
1. But the Wildcat is never going to be anything more than a gimmick.

The Jets would argue this with you. And the browns fail at vanilla O. Not sure why they think they can get crazy.

9. The Browns came out and drove for an easy TD against no pass rush. All of a sudden the Browns have an effective offense?

Absurd how easy the Browns made that drive look. Thank goodness it was the last time. Why is third and long so hard to defend?

19. If this was any team other than the Browns Iíd be worried Ö or more worried I should say Ö So I guess I can be worried next week

A stretch of INT, Fumble, Fumble wonít get it done against the Vikings or the Broncoís after the bye. Be worried.

The Steelers have yet to put forth a complete, 4 quarter game. They are going to need it by all threes phases this coming Sunday.

And after watching Houston beat the Bengalís, that loss stings a little bit more. I know, look forward. But @#$% that loss stings!

ikestops85
10-19-2009, 01:09 PM
I think our D got a little bit lucky. The Stains dropped some easy passes that would have given them 1st downs and Anderson missed some open receivers that also would have moved the chains. I don't know what Ike was doing today but he wasn't covering the receiver.

If they don't tighten up Favre will pick us apart next week.

flippy
10-19-2009, 01:13 PM
What about running a Steelers Wildcat with the same personnel that we use in our 3 WR set? Ward could play the role of an extra TE. Rashard could line up in the backfield with Homes. We line up Ben and Wallace on opposite sides of the field and put either in motion so you've always got a speedy guy running by the QB or vice versa.

Teams would have to put 8 in the box out of their nickle or dime packages because they've gotta worry the Steelers could go 5 wides with these players on the field and get the ball in Ben's hands.

We could also run it no huddle to limit substitutions. Based on personnel on the field, we could let the defensive players that are on the field dictate how we want to attack them.

The key would be our WRs blocking.

redundantman
10-19-2009, 01:15 PM
Great post, as always. I'm glad to see the return of Redundant Thoughts -- I always look forward to reading this the day after a game.Thanks, I'm glad to be back.

stlrz d
10-19-2009, 09:14 PM
What about running a Steelers Wildcat with the same personnel that we use in our 3 WR set? Ward could play the role of an extra TE. Rashard could line up in the backfield with Homes. We line up Ben and Wallace on opposite sides of the field and put either in motion so you've always got a speedy guy running by the QB or vice versa.

Teams would have to put 8 in the box out of their nickle or dime packages because they've gotta worry the Steelers could go 5 wides with these players on the field and get the ball in Ben's hands.

We could also run it no huddle to limit substitutions. Based on personnel on the field, we could let the defensive players that are on the field dictate how we want to attack them.

The key would be our WRs blocking.

No reason to snap the ball to anyone other than our league leading franchise QB.

Now if he gets the ball to Ward and THEN Ward throws it I'm ok with that.