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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Everything went right for SF last year. Now everyone will be gunning for them. I'm betting they are 10-6. Seattle could be the real surprise out west with Flynn at QB and a strong defense.
    Marshawn Lynch already has a 3 game Personal Conduct Policy under his belt when he was with the Bills in 2009. Now with his recent DUI arrest (nearly hitting 2 other vehicles on the interstate after 3:00 a.m.), he may be facing an even longer suspension this time.

    With him, their #2 RB is Leon Washington (but he's more of a 3rd down back and return specialist). They drafted Robert Turbin this spring, and have Kregg Lumpkin (33 career carries) as other options. Unless they go out and sign a Cedric Benson type in free agency now, I doubt that they'll be much of a hindrance to the Niners out west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fezziwig View Post
    I believe the Ravens have a better chance than Pittsburgh. The Ravens to me have the whole eye of the tiger thing going on. I wonder where they have the Texans listed at ? They had a pretty good team and had their qb not gotten hurt, they could have been last seasons SB team.

    At this moment, I see our Steelers at 10-6 or 11-5 and going in as a wild card team. Just my thoughts at the moment and it will change during the course of training camp, pre season and the first 5 or 6 games of the season. You all know how I go out on the limb with my predictions.
    No way do the Ravens own the Steelers two years in a row. If the Steelers D remains in the top 5, Steelers go 12-4 or better. The offense can only perform better than last year. If Haley calls plays as bad as BA, Ben will go back to sandlot football the same way he has been doing for the last couple of years, but with a new O-line. With Colon back, thats three new studs on the O line (or Max for Adams). Guard play improves exponentially which increases the synergy of the entire line. Ben has more time to throw and Redman has more room to shove the ball down the opponent's throat. This is going to be a good year for the Steelers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelnavy View Post
    No way do the Ravens own the Steelers two years in a row. If the Steelers D remains in the top 5, Steelers go 12-4 or better. The offense can only perform better than last year. If Haley calls plays as bad as BA, Ben will go back to sandlot football the same way he has been doing for the last couple of years, but with a new O-line. With Colon back, thats three new studs on the O line (or Max for Adams). Guard play improves exponentially which increases the synergy of the entire line. Ben has more time to throw and Redman has more room to shove the ball down the opponent's throat. This is going to be a good year for the Steelers.

    I love your enthusiasm but I see your kind of a new poster around here so, let me tell you how it is with me. As soon as I start bragging about the Steelers and making positive predictions about them, the rug gets pulled out from under me/them. Me not giving them the love is good mojo for them. I do question your opinion about Colon, I never thought he was worth the paper his check was printed upon. I'm not trying for reverse mojo with the Colon comment, I really believe he is more of a good second stringer than a a starter.

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    Steelers are a good buy at 12-1. When initial odds came out, I think the Niners were in the 20-1 range but spiked up quickly. I think that was more a factor of the public buying them up than the odds actually coming out that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fezziwig View Post
    I love your enthusiasm but I see your kind of a new poster around here...
    What?!? I joined before you did, and before that I spent umpteen years on the Post Gazzette board. Just because I don't post that often (which is because I am usually too busy) does not mean I am new around here and don't know how things work. Your positive predictions combined with bad MOJO have nothing to do with what I said. I am basing my optimism on poignant facts (as I see them) and am not just having preseason elated happy feet. BA sucked as a play caller and Haley's history as coordinator speaks for itself. Plus one for the offense. We got two outstanding linemen in the draft. Plus two for the offense. We have a coordinator that can actually coach a screen play, and three new and talented running backs (Batch is considered new) to employ it (ever noticed how bad screens looked under BA tutilege? ALL DUE TO BAD COACHING). Plus three for the offense. Redman got a lot more positive movement per run than Mendy (Mendys stats came from a few great runs while he regularly got hit in the backfield for losses). With new linemen to open holes, Redman goes a little farther on his runs. Plus four for the offense. Ben will have a few more milliseconds to throw the bomb. Plus five for the offense. Red Zone efficiency gets better. Plus six for the offense. Colon may not be the second coming of Faneca, but experts have been calling for this move for years. He is a huge upgrade over the guy he replaces, if only for having one less offensive penalty per game. If he stays healhy? Plus seven...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelnavy View Post
    What?!? I joined before you did, and before that I spent umpteen years on the Post Gazzette board. Just because I don't post that often (which is because I am usually too busy) does not mean I am new around here and don't know how things work. Your positive predictions combined with bad MOJO have nothing to do with what I said. I am basing my optimism on poignant facts (as I see them) and am not just having preseason elated happy feet. BA sucked as a play caller and Haley's history as coordinator speaks for itself. Plus one for the offense. We got two outstanding linemen in the draft. Plus two for the offense. We have a coordinator that can actually coach a screen play, and three new and talented running backs (Batch is considered new) to employ it (ever noticed how bad screens looked under BA tutilege? ALL DUE TO BAD COACHING). Plus three for the offense. Redman got a lot more positive movement per run than Mendy (Mendys stats came from a few great runs while he regularly got hit in the backfield for losses). With new linemen to open holes, Redman goes a little farther on his runs. Plus four for the offense. Ben will have a few more milliseconds to throw the bomb. Plus five for the offense. Red Zone efficiency gets better. Plus six for the offense. Colon may not be the second coming of Faneca, but experts have been calling for this move for years. He is a huge upgrade over the guy he replaces, if only for having one less offensive penalty per game. If he stays healhy? Plus seven...
    Take it easy noob....

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    Of course, all of this looks good on paper until people start getting hurt.

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    Summer of 2005 I happened to be in Vegas and threw $100 on the Steelers to win it all at 6/1 odds. Sure was nice to pick up $700 after whipping the Seahawks. If I was going to be there I'd throw another $100 at 12/1 in a second.

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    The Packers screwed me the last time we went. I jumped on the Steelers around week 5 or 6 when people were piling on them saying how old we were and that our line would never get us to the super bowl. Odds were 12-1 so my buddy was going to Vegas and I had him put $100 on them. I'm still bitter about that.

    Its funny that the "age" and "O-Line" questions are still occurring. Ross Tucker this morning on Sirius is going on about whether our O-Line will gel or not with some of the new faces.
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