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    ESPN power ranking the steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Power ranking: No. 19

    Analysis: The conditional six-game suspension of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a tremendous impact on this voting, as it should. With Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh is a top-10 team. Without him, I believe this ranking is pretty accurate. The Steelers will have to win games early with defense and running the ball next season. Dennis Dixon, Charlie Batch or Byron Leftwich do not have the capability to throw for 350 yards every week. So it's going to be a struggle for Pittsburgh to score points in September. An average or slow start could be looming.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_ ... report.com

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    http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings?year=2010&week=0

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    All propaganda, Ben will come back with a fire lit under him. We're going to dominate and go deep into the playoffs. I'm feeling it.
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    Since when did the Steelers need a QB to throw for 350 yards to win games? There's a horse that's been kept in the gate for too long with a #34 on his back. Hopefully Arians finally wises up and let's him carry this team.

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    Re: ESPN power ranking the steelers

    Quote Originally Posted by steelernation77
    Since when did the Steelers need a QB to throw for 350 yards to win games? There's a horse that's been kept in the gate for too long with a #34 on his back. Hopefully Arians finally wises up and let's him carry this team.
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    A #19 "ranking?" This ain't college football people, this is the N.F.L. dammit!!!! Ranking football teams is for amateurs!

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    Probably about right with our QB missing a minimum of 4 games and huge question marks about our WRs.

    Shaping up for another 9-7 season unless the defense becomes absolutely remarkable. That will be a big order given the deficiencies we saw last season.
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    Re: ESPN power ranking the steelers

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Probably about right with our QB missing a minimum of 4 games and huge question marks about our WRs.

    Shaping up for another 9-7 season unless the defense becomes absolutely remarkable. That will be a big order given the deficiencies we saw last season.
    IMO, some of those deficiencies on D have been filled. Troy and Aaron Smith are healthy, replacing Gay with McFadden and adding Foote as depth at ILB will do nothing but help. I'm expecting a nice bounce back year from the defense.

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    Re: ESPN power ranking the steelers

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelBucks
    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Probably about right with our QB missing a minimum of 4 games and huge question marks about our WRs.

    Shaping up for another 9-7 season unless the defense becomes absolutely remarkable. That will be a big order given the deficiencies we saw last season.
    IMO, some of those deficiencies on D have been filled. Troy and Aaron Smith are healthy, replacing Gay with McFadden and adding Foote as depth at ILB will do nothing but help. I'm expecting a nice bounce back year from the defense.
    I'm mostly concerned about Harrison hitting "the wall" and only getting 2 sacks in the last 8 games. Foote IMO is a non-factor unless he replaces Farrior, but remember that Foote is coming back from his own injuries, i.e. foot (no pun). Bmac has much to prove because he was one of the worst CBs in the NFL last year. Maybe it was Arizona's scheme or maybe it was Bmac.

    From everything I have read, we don't know whether Troy is healthy. By his own words at mini-camp he doesn't know.

    That's why Polamalu who prefers training on his own during the offseason and isn't a big fan of participating in minicamps and voluntary practices wanted to test his knee during recent team workouts in shorts and pads.

    He said his knee feels much better. However, he added some words of caution.

    "Right now, I feel fine," Polamalu said. "(But) I don't know what happens when we start tackling."
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    We will go 3-1 in Ben's absense and 9-3 when he comes back. We will win the division and the Superbowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Probably about right with our QB missing a minimum of 4 games and huge question marks about our WRs.

    Shaping up for another 9-7 season unless the defense becomes absolutely remarkable. That will be a big order given the deficiencies we saw last season.
    Exactly my sentiments.

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