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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    We're in it until we're out of it. I'm pulling for playoffs right up until we are eliminated. The rest of you can choose to do whatever you want. K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jooser View Post
    We give away games so willingly, what makes anyone think we won't give away the last playoff spot as well? Anyone? K.
    I disagree. I don't think we give them away "willingly" but we do give them away "EASILY"

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    The Steelers aren't trying to give away the games; the team is playing hard from start to finish. I know the WRs were awful, Ben's pick was awful, the corners were torched, but at the end of the day the players weren't trying to lose the game. If that were the case they could have folded the tent when it was 10-0. I didn't see any give up yesterday at all. The Cowboys made one more play than the Steelers did and that was the difference.

    At the end of the day, the playoffs start this coming Sunday, the Steelers control their own destiny, unbelievably, but its true. Win 2 and they're in the playoffs and then everyone is 0-0. The Steelers have competed in every game and I expect they will compete to the end this upcoming week as well. They need to "find" a way to win, rather than "finding" a way to lose.

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    Well said, but will they "find a way to win?" Its almost like the team is waiting for the next thing to go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Well said, but will they "find a way to win?" Its almost like the team is waiting for the next thing to go wrong.
    That's probably true because they feel snake bitten. Yesterday, late in the game was a microcosm of the season. Keenan Lewis makes a great play to break up a pass intended for Bryant and lands awkwardly and can't return to the field. The Steelers put the last healthy corner back available on the field. Hell, Tate Golden got significant snaps at nickel back or dime back. Even as the players that replace the injured player begin to get in a groove, they then get injured. The whole season has been that way. The Steelers haven't even been close to fielding a team with even 80-85 percent of their starters this season. That's somewhere between 18 and 19 of your starting lineup that would have to be on the field. It seems that at least 4-5 players can't go each week that the Steelers count as a starter. Harrison, Woodley, Ben, Ike, Troy, Ryan, Mendnhall, Dwyer, Redman, Adams, Gilbert, Foster and then yesterday, the icing on the cake, Keenan Lewis who has been playing good football makes a play and injures himself, unbelievable.

    They know how to win, they want to win, but playing with players that need to be developed, but not during a game against a good quarterback isn't a recipe for winning and, yet, the Steelers were there with the chance to win the game and the unlikeliest of players makes his only mistake of the day in overtime.

    That's the way it has gone this year, sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    That's probably true because they feel snake bitten. Yesterday, late in the game was a microcosm of the season. Keenan Lewis makes a great play to break up a pass intended for Bryant and lands awkwardly and can't return to the field. The Steelers put the last healthy corner back available on the field. Hell, Tate Golden got significant snaps at nickel back or dime back. Even as the players that replace the injured player begin to get in a groove, they then get injured. The whole season has been that way. The Steelers haven't even been close to fielding a team with even 80-85 percent of their starters this season. That's somewhere between 18 and 19 of your starting lineup that would have to be on the field. It seems that at least 4-5 players can't go each week that the Steelers count as a starter. Harrison, Woodley, Ben, Ike, Troy, Ryan, Mendnhall, Dwyer, Redman, Adams, Gilbert, Foster and then yesterday, the icing on the cake, Keenan Lewis who has been playing good football makes a play and injures himself, unbelievable.

    They know how to win, they want to win, but playing with players that need to be developed, but not during a game against a good quarterback isn't a recipe for winning and, yet, the Steelers were there with the chance to win the game and the unlikeliest of players makes his only mistake of the day in overtime.

    That's the way it has gone this year, sucks.

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    I think you mean Robert Golden. But I agree with your post. Been one o them seasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
    I think you mean Robert Golden. But I agree with your post. Been one o them seasons.
    Robert Golden is correct, Hell, I can't keep up with the revolving door the Steelers have been calling starters this year. We're developing players in crucial games rather than in practice. It's a good development process, but it doesn't lend itself to winning football games.

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    2.58 ) Sean Davis - S/CB, Maryland (Deion Jones)
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    4.123) Jerald Hawkins - OT, LSU (Deandre Houston-Carson)
    6.220) Travis Feeny - OLB, Wash (Darius Jackson)
    7.227) Demarcus Ayers - WR, Hou (Graham Glasgow)
    7.246) Tyler Matakevich - OLB, Temple (Travis Feeney)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    1) Steelers win both games.

    2) Ravens lose both games.

    Three teams finish 9-7.

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    Steelers would be 3-1. Ravens 2-2. Bengals 1-3.
    I hate talk like this. Who really cares if the div title is "in reach?" They stink. Even if they make the play offs, they are going no where. Whatever is wrong with this team (and there are MANY options to speak of) isn't going to be fixed at this point. It's over. This team is rotting, stinking garbage and it starts with immature mindsets and attitudes, a head coach who doesn't know how to manage it, and so on. I also think they are a strong case of "trying to be too cute" with play calling. What happened to them wanting to make Dwyer the "work horse back?" What did he have, 5 carries? When you run your tiny 170-lb back more than your "work horse" back, I'd say you ventured off your plan quite a bit.

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    Your workhorse back had 9 carries and rushed for 2.4 yards per carry.

    His backup had 3 carries and rushed for 10.0 yards per carry.

    The tiny 170-lb back had 3 carries and rushed for 5.0 yards per carry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Your workhorse back had 9 carries and rushed for 2.4 yards per carry.

    His backup had 3 carries and rushed for 10.0 yards per carry.

    The tiny 170-lb back had 3 carries and rushed for 5.0 yards per carry.
    That's why they need to resign Mendy so Lloyd can honor his committment to quit being a fan

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