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Lebsteel
10-14-2012, 08:23 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000080027/article/ray-lewis-lardarius-webb-seriously-hurt-ravens-fear

The Ravens defense was putrid today giving up nearly 500 yards to the Cowboys. Now it looks like they may have lost Ray Lewis and LaDarius Webb for the year.

Steelhere10
10-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Any help is needed , but the Steelers are still terrible so in the end it wont matter.

DukieBoy
10-14-2012, 09:37 PM
Ngata was hurt too, hurt knee, probably not a severe, but might limit him.

papillon
10-14-2012, 09:47 PM
The Steeler offense isn't hanging 500 yards on the Ravens defense. The Ravens still win the game in Baltimore and the one in Pittsburgh will probably go their way as well late in the game. The Steelers will compete at home, but in the ends they will fall short of beating the Ravens.

Pappy

DBR96A
10-14-2012, 09:59 PM
Today is what is known as a Pyrrhic victory for the Ravens.

phillyesq
10-14-2012, 10:08 PM
The Steeler offense isn't hanging 500 yards on the Ravens defense. The Ravens still win the game in Baltimore and the one in Pittsburgh will probably go their way as well late in the game. The Steelers will compete at home, but in the ends they will fall short of beating the Ravens.

Pappy

Unfortunately, if the Steelers keep playing the way they have been (or if their play to date is indicative of their ability, which it likely is) then you are probably right.

pfelix73
10-14-2012, 10:14 PM
Ah, come on guys.... The season is young.. Enough of this 'sky is falling' crap... Look around the league today... It's putrid everywhere... A very average league right now....Hell, the Dolphins are 3-3! And the Browns won? What gives?

SDSteel1
10-14-2012, 11:48 PM
Cinci went down, the Jets won, the Ravens should have lost and got injured, the Pats* lost, the 9ers lost, the Chargers are on a 2 game losing streak, 7 games came down to either overtime or the last minute. It's the parity of the new NBA, last team with the ball wins. We won't be out until we are mathmatically eliminated. We can still beat anyone in this league on any given Sunday, and we can lose to anyone in the same regard. There is no dominant team. If we make the playoffs we can win it all, or we could miss the playoffs.

I'm seeing our offense finally look like a force, and even though our defense has looked soft, we are still injured with some of our starters playing half speed or not playing at all. If we don't get mathmatically eliminated too early we will make a run this year, but it will probably be slow going for the next 3-4 weeks.

hawaiiansteel
10-15-2012, 01:42 AM
Today is what is known as a Pyrrhic victory for the Ravens.

http://tellmewhyimwrong.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/pyrrich-victory.jpg

Shawn
10-15-2012, 08:48 AM
Season isn't over. I see sparks of things that make me think...if we can get our stuff together we can make a run. Personally, I like our O....especially with a healthy OL. On D...we have some young talent. McC...needs to start. Heyward needs to start. I would get Allen more PT, and tell Ike his starting job is up for grabs.

Sugar
10-15-2012, 10:44 AM
Season isn't over. I see sparks of things that make me think...if we can get our stuff together we can make a run. Personally, I like our O....especially with a healthy OL. On D...we have some young talent. McC...needs to start. Heyward needs to start. I would get Allen more PT, and tell Ike his starting job is up for grabs.

I agree with this. This team can make a run if it can get healthy mentally and physically. Remember last year's SB champs? They couldn't even beat the Redskins in the regular season, but they put it together at the right time.

Jooser
10-15-2012, 12:20 PM
According to posters on the Ravens' forum, it's been confirmed that Webb has a torn ACL and is done for the year. Lewis has a severe, but not completely torn tricep, and likely won't return this season either. Suggs is slated to try and start practicing this week, so we'll see how that goes. Still, the Rats are squeaking out some stinkers for W's. If we get our heads out and start playing some physical football, we can turn this ship around.

BigRob
10-15-2012, 12:24 PM
If we get our heads out and start playing some physical football, we can turn this ship around.

Please, I know we want to be positive, but what about this team makes you think we are going to get this? If we can lose to Oakland and the Titans the way we did, there isn't a team in the league that can't beat us.

There are no leaders on this team. Ben isn't a leader. Polamalu isn't a vocal leader they need. Who's going to lead this team and pull it out of its nose dive?

This also ignores the fact that we just aren't any good on defense this year. We waited a year too long to pull the plug on some players.

Jooser
10-15-2012, 12:34 PM
Hey Rob, did you see the fits the Raiders gave an undefeated Falcons team yesterday? It's the NFL and it's becoming more and more competitive. We definitely have our issues, don't get me wrong, but on the other hand we haven't been soundly beaten by anyone this season, two of our losses came down to the wire and we still had our shot in Denver until Ben threw the INT late in the 4th quarter. Things "can" turn around, will they though? Well, that's out of my hands. All I can do is hope they do. The biggest thing I see is this team needs to get back to basics. Tackle, tackle hard, get after the ball carrier, block the man in front of you, and be physical. They have to get out of their own heads and just play football. Enough of the sloppy play, and a lot of the injuries are due to being out muscled by someone. RECKLESS ABANDON! That's what my old coach used to scream at us on defense! This team is too tentative right now. LET's GO! Damn!

BigRob
10-15-2012, 01:10 PM
Hey Rob, did you see the fits the Raiders gave an undefeated Falcons team yesterday? It's the NFL and it's becoming more and more competitive. We definitely have our issues, don't get me wrong, but on the other hand we haven't been soundly beaten by anyone this season, two of our losses came down to the wire and we still had our shot in Denver until Ben threw the INT late in the 4th quarter. Things "can" turn around, will they though? Well, that's out of my hands. All I can do is hope they do. The biggest thing I see is this team needs to get back to basics. Tackle, tackle hard, get after the ball carrier, block the man in front of you, and be physical. They have to get out of their own heads and just play football. Enough of the sloppy play, and a lot of the injuries are due to being out muscled by someone. RECKLESS ABANDON! That's what my old coach used to scream at us on defense! This team is too tentative right now. LET's GO! Damn!

Who's going to give this team the spark? Mike Tomlin isn't that type of coach. Who's it going to be?

SDSteel1
10-15-2012, 02:19 PM
This team has some leaders and Tomlin is that type of coach. Ryan Clark, and Foote are vocal on the D, and Ben is vocal on the O. If we make the field goal, and we make a defensive stop we are 4-1. If Ben doesn't throw a pick and he finishes the drive against the Broncos we are 5-0. The difference in having a really good record in this league and having a mediocre record comes down to a couple of plays. We are as good or as bad as anyone.

Slapstick
10-15-2012, 02:54 PM
If we can lose to Oakland and the Titans the way we did, there isn't a team in the league that can't beat us.

Yeah, the Steelers totally got blown out by those guys!!!!

Umm...wait a minute...

Jigawatts
10-15-2012, 04:26 PM
The difference in having a really good record in this league and having a mediocre record comes down to a couple of plays.

That's it right there.

Jooser
10-16-2012, 06:47 AM
Lewis and Webb are definitely gone for the season and ESPN is reporting this morning that Ngata has an MCL injury but is expected to play Sunday. If they lose Rice, Smith or Flacco to injury you can stick a fork in them.