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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    I assure you my friend, we win the Jax game going away with any of his SB defenses. I am talking SMOKE them. Heck we win it all that season, even the Pats would fall.

    I keep saying this DEFENSE lost that game WAY MORE than Ben did.
    If Russ looks ANYTHING LIKE Ben at the same age Im giddy.

    The similarities is Russ and Ben only succeeded with a great defense nothing to do with age. Ben or Russ could have won in later years with those elite defenses.

    We are trying to build the kind of team they BOTH won with and I like that formula.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    I don?t hate this at all. Kinda LOVE IT.
    THIS is what excites me about him being here.

    I said it before, his entire motivation is his LEGACY as being a GREAT QB.

    The whole Denver fiasco has diminished that legacy greatly. He has done what almost never happens. Possibly played himself OUT of a legacy of greatness.

    He is HUNGRY my friends like few others. Yes he is reminding us of his numbers but he knows WINNING is what will seal the deal. He did not PURSUE THE STEELERS to set passing records.

    He sees a team that TOTALED fewer passing TDs than he can thrown in his sleep in HALF a season and STILL won 10 games. He came here to WIN.

    YES it is 100 percent ego like this stat post. But he wants people to see his career as ELITE. He is HIGHLY MOTIVATED.

    And he is motivated by GREATNESS AND LEGACY over all else. Including money.

    Mark my words. I said this MONTHS ago. If he has ANY playoff success he is extending CHEAP, because he will see this as a team he can win a SB with. He got PAID in Seattle and Denver already.

    Low end starter money will keep him easy. Add to his motivation his Bronco fail, he will never get a top offer from another team. If he excels he might be offered marginally more than what we offer but he won?t jump.

    He will stay despite never being our highest paid player no matter how well he plays. I truly believe this is how he SOLD Tomlin and Khan.

    Tomlin and Russ relate because they are essentially IN THE SAME POSITION as far as legacy. And BOTH have the same motivations.

    This is why I do not believe Fields is our future UNLESS Russ stinks up the joint.
    I agree that legacy is likely what motivates Wilson more than anything. His was tarnished the past two seasons and he is obviously aware of the chatter. But that doesn't mean you need to go around posting random stats that sandwich your name between Manning and Marino, just so everyone can see you are worthy of being discussed as a hall of famer. He needs to let his play do the talking. There will be plenty of time for posting your own stats once you hang up your cleats. Even then, STFU and let the totality of your career speak for itself.


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    All players chase stats..

    Any TD’s added to his total will be TD’s in out offense this year.

    Let Russ Cook!!!
    I lost a bet about Najee gaining 1300 yards.

    "Our head coach has failed to win a playoff game for seven years in a row. His game day strategy, culture of divas, in game decisions, clock management, player evaluation, hires, and affinity with sub par starters at RB, P, and OL are holding the Steelers back. That standard remains the standard"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    I assure you my friend, we win the Jax game going away with any of his SB defenses. I am talking SMOKE them. Heck we win it all that season, even the Pats would fall.

    I keep saying this DEFENSE lost that game WAY MORE than Ben did.
    Roethlisberger's career against the Jags was second worst to only BUF. He had a career QB rating of 79.8 against them. He had 14 TDs vs 12 INTs. In the 2017 reg season he tossed 5 INTs against them and ended with a 30s something QB rating. Some teams just have a QB's number. And some QBs have an opponent's number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Roethlisberger's career against the Jags was second worst to only BUF. He had a career QB rating of 79.8 against them. He had 14 TDs vs 12 INTs. In the 2017 reg season he tossed 5 INTs against them and ended with a 30s something QB rating. Some teams just have a QB's number. And some QBs have an opponent's number.
    We damn sure wouldn’t win that game with the 2008 SB defensive performance.

    Anytime it was one score game our offense couldn’t score points or move the football.

    Not sure why folks continue to talk about that game. Let it go
    I lost a bet about Najee gaining 1300 yards.

    "Our head coach has failed to win a playoff game for seven years in a row. His game day strategy, culture of divas, in game decisions, clock management, player evaluation, hires, and affinity with sub par starters at RB, P, and OL are holding the Steelers back. That standard remains the standard"



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    I don't care what motivates him, just care that he gets the job done. If he does, then his focus was right on target, laser sharp. If he doesn't then he is a self-centred egomaniac who is five years past his prime. Whatever it takes to get him there.

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