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redundantman
10-26-2011, 08:07 AM
1. Yet another game result that tells us net to nothing about the mettle of this team.

2. Loss to the Ravens (4-2) and loss to the Texans (4-3). Wins against the Seahawks (2-4), the Titans (3-3), the Jaguars (1-5), the Colts (0-7) and the Cardinals (1-5).

3. If this is truly Arians last year I would think that Tomlin would have his pick of many offensive coordinator candidates wanting to work with Ben. He’s got at least 2 Super Bowls left in him. It will be interesting to see who Tomlin picks.

4. I recall seeing an interview snippet with Aaron Smith back during the Super Bowl XL run, I think it was … it was a classic soundbite about locker room dissent and attitudes. The reporter asked Smith how they [the Steelers] deal with that sort of thing in their locker room, was it a problem? … Smith just gave a crooked smile, shook his head and said something to the effect of “that’s not a problem. And if something needs to be done … (ominous pause) … we’ll take care of it.” Classic, intense and talented. I will miss Mr. Smith.

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5. What has gotten into LaMarr Woodley lately? The whole Steelers defense seems like it is one or two steps away from being in peak form or one or two steps away from disaster.

6. Speaking of which, LaMarr Woodley’s safety effectively ended the game. As the guys on WDVE pointed out, that was a stupid play call for the Cards.

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7. I’m watching the “football game” (and I use that term loosely) between the Jaguars and the Ratbirds. This is TERRIBLE football. At the half and the Ratboreds don’t even have a first down. Neither team seems to be able to hold onto it.

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8. The Steelers, winners of 4 of their last 5 games and in the lead for their division. The Ravens are back where they belong. Is there any way this day could be more perfect?

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Well yeah, there’s that …

9. There’s nothing interesting about this game that hasn’t been beat to death already. The Steelers won. File it under “Water is wet”. By how much or with how much pizzazz is a pointless conversation. The Cards are awful. The Ravens game was a much more interesting game.

10. I found a musical representation of the degree of excellence, execution and tolerability in that Ravens-Jaguars game. If you can get past 1 minute of this song without either laughing or crying you are a demi-god.

The Most Annoying Song Ever
http://hulkshare.com/74p1g2czaz8i

11. Perspective: Aberrations can mess with your head. The first game of the season with its 7 turnovers: aberration. Playing a division like the NFC West: aberration. Playing a division like the AFC South: aberration. So what isn’t an aberration this year? Ben’s play – he has been inconsistent and utterly human. This is a good thing in that the team isn’t demanding that Ben be something he isn’t (perfect) in order to compensate for what they collectively are not (perfect). LaMarr Woodley is not an aberration. He has been playing at a high level for weeks now. Mike Wallace, with his gaudy pass catching stats: not an aberration. He has been doing this for three years.

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Dude, check out these pants!

If I get near a point, I promise to make it … I can’t get around the fact that we still don’t know much aobut this team. But what we do know is that there are consistencies beneath the inconsistent performance. I made the point in Week 1 that peaking early is not all that useful. Based on what happened this week, which team in the AFC North would you be willing to put your money on?

Slapstick
10-26-2011, 09:32 AM
11. Perspective: Aberrations can mess with your head. The first game of the season with its 7 turnovers: aberration. Playing a division like the NFC West: aberration. Playing a division like the AFC South: aberration. So what isn’t an aberration this year? Ben’s play – he has been inconsistent and utterly human. This is a good thing in that the team isn’t demanding that Ben be something he isn’t (perfect) in order to compensate for what they collectively are not (perfect). LaMarr Woodley is not an aberration. He has been playing at a high level for weeks now. Mike Wallace, with his gaudy pass catching stats: not an aberration. He has been doing this for three years.


I would argue that Ben has picked up his game these last three weeks, just as LaMarr Woodley has...