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kindlecatsb'ng
12-26-2012, 08:28 PM
Voted to the Pro Bowl.

Kindle
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papillon
12-26-2012, 08:33 PM
Voted to the Pro Bowl.

Kindle
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I hope Pouncey doesn't play and starts to heal; obviously, Heath won't be playing.

Congrats to both players!

Pappy

BATMAN
12-26-2012, 08:36 PM
No Ryan Clark or Suisham ? Congradulations to Pouncey and Heath !

Oviedo
12-26-2012, 10:49 PM
I have to honestly say I don't see what everyone sees in Pouncey. He is a very good Center but is he really one of the Top 3-4 in the NFL? He seems to get driven back quite a bit on pass plays. If he is really that good glad we have him.

Starlifter
12-26-2012, 11:24 PM
I was thinking pouncey wasn't having a pro bowl year, until they put him in at guard. clearly we need him on the field so I figured there's much more going on than I was seeing. pretty strong indictment that the #1 defense (stats only) couldn't field a pro-bowler. I don't think they were snubbed, I think the league and fans were accurate in their assessment.

MCHammer
12-26-2012, 11:34 PM
Miller is a complete class act and one of the players who will never quit. Great year and great effort all around. I hope he recovers fully as we are going to need him. I wish more of our players had the values and heart that Miller shows each and every game.

SteelBucks
12-27-2012, 03:18 AM
Miller is a complete class act and one of the players who will never quit. Great year and great effort all around. I hope he recovers fully as we are going to need him. I wish more of our players had the values and heart that Miller shows each and every game.

+1. Heath is, by far, my favorite Steeler.

NorthCoast
12-27-2012, 11:26 AM
+1. Heath is, by far, my favorite Steeler.

... have to say that Ryan Clark is pretty high on my list of favorite Steelers for this season. With all the young guys and subs playing in the secondary, it could have been a good excuse for a collapse but we never really saw it. He is definitely the leader back there.

Now, who is the leader of the DL/LB crew?... with Harrison in his twilight, that group needs a new voice and I am not sure I hear one.

hawaiiansteel
12-27-2012, 01:25 PM
I have to honestly say I don't see what everyone sees in Pouncey. He is a very good Center but is he really one of the Top 3-4 in the NFL? He seems to get driven back quite a bit on pass plays. If he is really that good glad we have him.

a lot of guys get in on reputation alone no matter if they had a great season or not.

C Jeff Saturday was voted into the Pro Bowl and he was benched the last game of the season for poor play.

flippy
12-27-2012, 01:38 PM
I noticed Mike Pouncey didn't get in and Arians said he's better.

RuthlessBurgher
12-27-2012, 01:42 PM
Heath deserved it for sure. He's the #2 TE in the AFC behind Gronk.

Some say that the wrong Pouncey brother made it, but I haven't seen enough of Mike in Miami this season to make that determination.

Suisham was solid this season (27-30), but old man Dawson has been better (28-29), so no argument there from me.

Ben was making an argument for a Pro Bowl berth in the first half of the season, but missing a month and then struggling afterward sank that ship.

The only players who stepped up for us on defense this year were Clark and Timmons, and you can make an argument that either of those guys might be as deserving or moreso than a couple of players from the Chiefs sucktastic defense (how does the worst team in the league get 5 Pro Bowlers?). Clark had 93 tackles, 7 passes defensed, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles, compared to Eric Berry's 80 tackes, 10 passes defensed, 1 interception, and no forced fumbles. Timmons had 100 tackles, 4 sacks, 5 passes defensed, 3 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble compared to Derrick Johnson's 119 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 passes defensed, no interceptions, and 3 forced fumbles.

I highly doubt anyone else came close in the voting.

flippy
12-27-2012, 03:18 PM
I highly doubt anyone else came close in the voting.

I doubt it as well. Although additional kudos to Lewis, Cortez, Ike, Foote who had better years than expected. We really had some guys step up with the injuries, retirements, etc. Would anyone expect this defense to play so good without a healthy Casey, Deebo, Troy, Woodley, and a missing Smith, Farrior, and Hoke?

Dick Lebeau might have put together his best coaching performance in his career this season. And given how good the DBs played this year without Troy or a pass rush, we might have the next great coach on our hands in Carnell Lake. Out of nowhere, the weakness on our D became our strength even without the unit's best player.

steelfin
12-27-2012, 04:43 PM
Congrats to the both of them....They both had great years...


Here is what PFF says about the Mike - Maurkice debate....

And so it was written. A Pouncey should enter the league and he would be one of the best centers around. Only the wrong Pouncey came into the league first and as such weíre now sick to death of hearing how Maurkice is not just better than Mike, but the best center in the league. Heís not, and itís brutal to hear people blaspheming the OL Gods like such.

Maurkice is having, in our system, the best year of his career. Heís not a guy who makes a lot of mistakes and heís been making some bigger contributions in the run game one-on-one. That said, heís still only ranked 14th, while Mike is ranked equal fifth with Chris Myers. I understand being cautious over Ryan Wendell and his pass-blocking woes, and Nick Mangold hasnít had his best year. But it really should have read Mike Pouncey when the votes were tallied.

NorthCoast
12-27-2012, 04:48 PM
I doubt it as well. Although additional kudos to Lewis, Cortez, Ike, Foote who had better years than expected. We really had some guys step up with the injuries, retirements, etc. Would anyone expect this defense to play so good without a healthy Casey, Deebo, Troy, Woodley, and a missing Smith, Farrior, and Hoke?

Dick Lebeau might have put together his best coaching performance in his career this season. And given how good the DBs played this year without Troy or a pass rush, we might have the next great coach on our hands in Carnell Lake. Out of nowhere, the weakness on our D became our strength even without the unit's best player.

Lewis gets an honorable mention, and AB would also get a nod if not for some recent slip-ups.
There are a few on this board that would have hard time agreeing with you (Ovi), but I happen to think the same as you. Once the defense settled in after the loss of Troy a reasonable person has to agree that they exceeded expectations. It is a rare occurrence when a DL defense appears completely unmatched in a game. It happens, yes, but it is rare.

lloydroid
12-27-2012, 05:11 PM
Those are our only 2 probowlers? That kind of tells you were this team stands: not so good.

lloydroid
12-27-2012, 05:13 PM
The only player that comes to mind, that might have deserved it, might be Timmons. But no major argument. Just a possible one.