View Full Version : Game Balls: Suck on them, Wiz!
10-23-2011, 10:59 PM
Call it petty, call it mean, but it still gives me an amount of satisfaction when we beat this guy and his "Steelers West" team. :stirpot
With no help from the running game, I'd say it's a split between Mike Wallace and Big Ben. What a combo those two are turning out to be! :tt2
The WOOD! I can proudly say I was one of the few who defended him early on in the season. Chew on that, haters!
Lame Balls go to Mendenhall (sorry bud) and whoever else is responsible for the terrible running game so far this season. I'm not placing it all on Mendy's shoulders, but it's no secret that Moore and Redman are both having better carries than him so far this season. We've gotta improve on it, because we cannot ask Ben to do this every single game of the season, especially come playoff time.
Despite my nitpicking, great game boyzz! Bring on the Patsies***! :tt1
10-23-2011, 11:02 PM
I think an "atta boy" should go to Antonio Brown as well for the first 100 yard game of his career.
10-24-2011, 12:19 AM
Receivers flourish in Steelers' win over Cardinals
By Scott Brown, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Monday, October 24, 2011
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Emmanuel Sanders left the visiting locker room at University of Phoenix Stadium sporting a bow tie the same color as his pinstriped lavender shirt. He also wore a burgundy sports coat and gray dress pants.
The colorful look is something you'd expect from any one of the three Steelers wideouts who call themselves the "Bugatti Boys." The ensemble might be the last thing you'd ever find in tight end Heath Miller's closet.
"I think we all probably have a lot more in common than you would think," Miller said. "It's a fun group to be around."
The wideouts that associate themselves with sleek sports cars and the tight end whose personality tends to be on the conservative side had at least one thing in common Sunday: They starred in the passing display that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger unleashed in front of his former offensive coordinator.
Roethlisberger completed 26 of 39 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns as the Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals, 32-20, to extend their winning streak to three games.
Roethlisberger completed passes to seven different receivers, helping the Steelers beat the Cardinals and coach Ken Whisenhunt, the offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh from 2004-06.
Fifteen of Roethlisberger's completions went to Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Sanders — the self-proclaimed "Bugatti Boys."
Wallace and Brown each went over 100 yards receiving — Wallace's 95-yard touchdown reception was the longest pass play in Steelers history — and a passing game that sputtered in the second half a week earlier hummed in the desert.
The Steelers (5-2) set up a showdown Sunday at Heinz Field. The New England Patriots, 5-1 and fresh off a bye week, visit for a 4:15 p.m. game. The Steelers haven't had much luck against Tom Brady, having beaten the perennial All-Pro just one time (2004).
These Steelers, however, may be better equipped to engage Brady in a shootout.
That is especially true if Roethlisberger and his receivers are as in sync against the Patriots as they were against Arizona (1-5).
In addition to the exploits of Wallace and Brown, Miller and Sanders combined for nine catches for 105 yards.
Five of their catches came on an 11-play, 80-yard drive in the third quarter, one that Roethlisberger orchestrated after the Cardinals had trimmed the Steelers' lead to 17-14.
Sanders capped one of the most important drives of the season when he caught a 4-yard pass from Roethlisberger in the back of the end zone.
The Cardinals (1-5) would get no closer in front of a crowd that may have been split, as far as rooting interest.
"It's just fun to get everyone involved," Roethlisberger said after posting a sterling passer rating of 121.8. "I still don't think we're there (as a passing offense). I think we're getting closer. I still think there's some things we can do to get better, but that's good. We don't want to be just clicking at 100 percent right now. We want to be winning games and moving forward."
The Steelers' passing game in not all that stood out yesterday.
An early interception by Ryan Clark set up the Steelers' first touchdown. Outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley continued his recent rampage, twice sacking Kevin Kolb and forcing the Cardinals quarterback into a costly intentional grounding penalty. And kicker Shaun Suisham was perfect on three field goal attempts.
"It's important that we work in concert as units," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said, "when things are going well to stack positive things on positive things. And likewise when things go south, it is important that you pick each other back up. We feel like we can still improve, and that's good."
Indeed, Sanders didn't just leave Arizona in a custom-made suit yesterday. The second-year player, who is not lacking for confidence, also exited the stadium with the belief that what had just transpired may be only the beginning for the passing game.
"We can be explosive," Sanders said.
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10-24-2011, 04:24 AM
My game ball goes to the Arizona Cardinals.
10-24-2011, 10:38 AM
mines goes to Brown.. I have wanted Sanders to be what this kid is turning out to be.. Brown is dangerous everytime he touches.. our best open field runner and seems to have a knack for the big catch.. love his energy.
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