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flippy
11-19-2012, 05:13 PM
I'm convinced every Steeler is hated by someone today.

Is there anyone left that's universally loved by the fans?

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-19-2012, 05:19 PM
I'm convinced every Steeler is hated by someone today.

Is there anyone left that's universally loved by the fans?

Those who are injured.

Oviedo
11-19-2012, 05:41 PM
Spoiled brats hate everything and want everything perfect. That's just who we are. Two or three losing seasons would fix that I suppose.

hawaiiansteel
11-19-2012, 05:43 PM
all the guys who are backups who everyone knows should be starting ahead of the guy in front of him on the depth chart...:roll:

flippy
11-19-2012, 05:44 PM
Spoiled brats hate everything and want everything perfect. That's just who we are. Two or three losing seasons would fix that I suppose.

I think we've been playing below our standard the last few seasons. These last few games we've played have showed us a team that's turning the corner imho.

Oviedo
11-19-2012, 05:47 PM
I think we've been playing below our standard the last few seasons. These last few games we've played have showed us a team that's turning the corner imho.


I agree until the recent injuries to our QBs essentially have torpedoed the season. If Ben was playing last night we would have killed the Ravens. The problem we have is we can't get everyone healthy. First it is RBs and then OL and then LBs and then Safeties and now QBs. Just seems like the stars won't align for us this year.

hawaiiansteel
11-19-2012, 05:50 PM
Lewis is Digest Player of Week

Bob Labriola
Steelers Digest

When playing the Ravens, itís equally important to control the running of Ray Rice as well as the passing of Joe Flacco. CB Keenan Lewis had a hand in doing both.

Lewis led the team with 10 tackles, including one for loss, and broke up two passes to key a defensive effort in which the Ravens punted eight of the 11 times they had the ball.

Lewis is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were: LaMarr Woodley, who had five tackles, one sack and two hits on the quarterback; James Harrison, who had eight tackles, including one for loss, and a sack; and Ike Taylor, who held Torrey Smith to one catch for 7 yards.

As a whole, the Steelers defense deserves kudos for their performance over the course of the gameís 60 minutes. In 11 offensive possessions that werenít kneel-downs, the Ravens were forced to punt eight times and missed a field goal on a ninth. Rice managed only 40 yards on 20 carries, and the Ravens finished with 200 net yards of offense.

http://www.steelers.com/news/article...7-18dae5d0bea7

SidSmythe
11-19-2012, 05:57 PM
Can't say I hate anyone on Defense!!

I think the only player who I hate on offense is Mike Wallace but that's nothing new.

squidkid
11-19-2012, 06:20 PM
pouncey, starks, sanders and miller didnt suck last night on offense and ike, lewis, timmons and clark played great on defense. everyone else took turns being stupid, selfish, lazy and ineffective at times, some more than others.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-19-2012, 06:26 PM
How great was Ike? He was so good that Smith barely even had balls thrown at him.

hawaiiansteel
11-19-2012, 06:28 PM
How great was Ike? He was so good that Smith barely even had balls thrown at him.

Torrey Smith only had 1 catch for 7 yards, Ike completely shut him down.

steelfin
11-19-2012, 06:28 PM
Can't say I hate anyone on Defense!!

I think the only player who I hate on offense is Mike Wallace but that's nothing new.

+1...I am pretty happy with the defensive effort over the last several weeks. Not too much sucking happening on the defensive side of the ball....

flippy
11-19-2012, 07:17 PM
How great was Ike? He was so good that Smith barely even had balls thrown at him.

Ike had his hands on an INT and broke up a pass that Mundy should have intercepted. He must have been kicking himself. Ike was all over the place. He was even covering Rice on a key 3rd down after the Wally turnover when we held them to 3.

RuthlessBurgher
11-19-2012, 07:19 PM
Anyone who has any complaints about the defense right now is delusional. The defense needed to step up with Ben out, and they more than held up their end of the bargain. The only TD was via special teams, and both FG's were following turnovers by our offense (the first of which gave the Ravens the ball at our 12, so that was only a 4 play, 4 yard FG "drive" that our defense "gave up"...another 3-and-out that happened to result in a FG because of where they started). Ray Rice has 20 carries for 40 yards. Flacco was 20-32 for 164 yards. Torrey Smith had 1 catch for 7 yards. It was a monstrous defensive effort overall (it didn't appear as dominant as in years past because of the lack of marquis SportsCenter type plays, but they were effective nonetheless). Just look at their drive summaries...most of the time, Baltimore possessed the ball for only a minute or two before punting it back to our Steelers.

Baltimore Drive Summaries
START QTR POSS. YARD PLAYS YARDS RESULT
14:17 1 01:38 BAL 34 3 8 Punt
10:31 1 02:09 PIT 12 4 4 Field Goal
06:59 1 01:50 BAL 14 5 20 Punt
03:33 1 00:00 BAL 37 1 63 Touchdown
01:27 1 02:24 PIT 30 9 48 Missed FG
11:07 2 05:02 BAL 20 7 15 Punt
04:39 2 03:16 BAL 28 8 32 Punt
00:12 2 00:12 BAL 15 1 -1 End of Half
15:00 3 02:02 BAL 30 3 9 Punt
09:27 3 02:38 BAL 38 8 41 Field Goal
00:34 3 01:13 BAL 36 3 -6 Punt
10:13 4 01:37 BAL 19 3 8 Punt
04:13 4 03:08 BAL 13 6 27 Punt

flippy
11-19-2012, 07:23 PM
+1...I am pretty happy with the defensive effort over the last several weeks. Not too much sucking happening on the defensive side of the ball....

Is the Defense still on an upswing? I've noticed the DLine has improved the last few weeks. Last night Woodley and Harrison played a little better. Hopefully they can give us a spark going into the playoffs.

Ike, Clark, Allen, and Lewis are collectively playing better.

If The Calf can come back, he can be the key to freeing up Timmy to attack in the box. And that's a boost to make Harrison/Wood more effective. And we could go into the playoffs getting some turnovers. I'm liking the way this is developing.

Eddie Spaghetti
11-19-2012, 07:30 PM
no irrational lebeau threads again this week, that's for sure.

if arians had called that game, this place would have exploded.

AkronSteel
11-19-2012, 07:46 PM
I'll be honest. I'm not real happy with a couple of players for things that happened last night. The biggest gaffe was Keisel right before the 2 minute warning. Veterans should not be making boneheaded mistakes like that. There are always players that make mistakes and deserve the treatment they receive but that's just normal fan stuff. I can't really be mad at anyone last night for their contributions. That team hung in the game with a fine opponent without their team MVP from last year, their starting QB, and their best defensive player. Can we really ask for more than what we got? Of course I want Dwyer to stay in the game for longer than 3 plays at a time.....of course I want Mike Wallace to go after the damn ball on 2nd and 11 when all he has to do is actually make a play on the ball but overall the team performed about as well as could be expected. I actually don't mind where this team is right now. Are they going to the Super Bowl? Probably not with the road that they would have to travel but a playoff run can be realistic if Ben, Antonio, Marcus, and Troy can come back down the stretch and contribute. Even if the team slips to 6-6 before Ben comes back in the weak AFC they can realistically still make a run. Baltimore probably has the division now unless they find a way to slip up down the stretch which isn't out of the question with a west coast trip next week, Pittsburgh, New York (Giants), Denver, and @ Cincinnati still left on the plate. Either way I will be okay with a Wild Card in a year where it just didn't seem that the stars would align. This team has a good core and can be competitive for years to come!!!

eniparadoxgma
11-19-2012, 09:32 PM
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeath

NorthCoast
11-19-2012, 09:40 PM
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeath


I agree!... but sadly Heath had to stay in too often to cover for Adams' poor passblocking.