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Stlrs4Life
01-04-2008, 05:24 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7633422 (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7633422)

Well here is one guy that likes the Steelers, and he disses Fred Taylor.

STEELERS +2.5 v. Jaguars
Can we rein in this Jaguar hysteria a little bit? Yes, the Jags were stellar from Nov. 11 to Dec. 23, when they went 6-1 and beat playoff teams Tennessee, San Diego and Pittsburgh. But let's keep a few things in mind:

Jacksonville got blown out by a bad Saints team in New Orleans in Week 9, allowing 538 totals yards and 32 first downs. The Jags also mustered a mere 13-7 win at home against punching bag Atlanta in Week 2. Will the starters that take the field in Pittsburgh on Saturday be the guys who were on a roll before resting in Week 17 or the inconsistent team of the first half?

The extent of David Garrard's playoff experience is some mop-up duty in the Jags' 28-3 loss to the Patriots in the first-round in 2005. The 29-year-old from East Carolina may have had a great season, but Saturday will be his first test under the pressure of the second season. The 25-year-old Roethlisberger, meanwhile, will be making his seventh playoff start and trying to improve to 6-1 all-time.

Despite getting trampled for 147 yards by Fred Taylor (and 224 total yards on the ground) in Week 15, the Steelers still finished third in the NFL in run defense at 89.9 yards per game. Run-stuffing end Aaron Smith may be out, but Casey Hampton, James Farrior, James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Co. will not be embarrassed at home again like they were last month. By complaining about the lousy conditions of Heinz Field, Taylor sounded like a guy already making excuses in case his streak of 100-yard games is snapped. Which it will be. Steelers 27, Jaguars 17

LatrobePA
01-04-2008, 05:28 PM
I like the way this guy thinks!!

PsychoWard
01-04-2008, 05:32 PM
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BBG7
01-04-2008, 05:46 PM
HERE WE GO STEELERS!!!!

AZ_Steeler
01-04-2008, 05:48 PM
Garrard is a big X factor for this game... the Steelers playoff history shouldn't even be questioned because this is still practically the same team that went to the Super Bowl... and like he said, the Steelers won't be embarrassed twice at home in the same year!

:cope:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-04-2008, 06:02 PM
Right on, this guy just hit the nail on the head...Let's punch these Jags right in the mouth and let them know our Defense won't take the same punishment again.

memphissteelergirl
01-04-2008, 06:22 PM
Tomorrow can't get here fast enough! I am ready for our guys to kick some Jagoff bee-hind! :cope:

JensK
01-04-2008, 06:31 PM
I so can't wait for this game... It'll be played around 2am in Denmark but hell.. I'll be up watching thats for sure! :D

Im certain that we will do a better job stopping the run. We have had plenty of time to watch video from the last game. Garrard is what concerns me the most tbh. He is having a great season this year. Many tends to forget it, since they run so much, but i believe he is 3th highest in the whole league raitingwise. If we shut down their running game which im certain we will (at least not give them 200 something yards again) our secondaries will have to step it up, because Garrard sure know how to throw a ball. I've seen him go deep a couple of times too with succes. Going to be interresting for sure!

DIESELMAN
01-04-2008, 06:31 PM
Will the starters that take the field in Pittsburgh on Saturday be the guys who were on a roll before resting in Week 17 or the inconsistent team of the first half?


What roll? We lost 2 out of 3 before the Balt. game and we lost that, so thats 1-3 to finish the season, giving up 114 points in those 4 games. Its more like the inconsistent team of the 2nd half of the season.

BlitzburghNation
01-04-2008, 06:37 PM
I've got a feeling we'll get some payback against them Jag-ah-wires :haha:

yinzer
01-04-2008, 07:12 PM
I so can't wait for this game... It'll be played around 2am in Denmark but hell.. I'll be up watching thats for sure! :D

Im certain that we will do a better job stopping the run. We have had plenty of time to watch video from the last game. Garrard is what concerns me the most tbh. He is having a great season this year. Many tends to forget it, since they run so much, but i believe he is 3th highest in the whole league raitingwise. If we shut down their running game which im certain we will (at least not give them 200 something yards again) our secondaries will have to step it up, because Garrard sure know how to throw a ball. I've seen him go deep a couple of times too with succes. Going to be interresting for sure!

what? 3rd highest rating? what about brady, manning, ben, favre, romo, etc? garrard couldn't put a game on his shoulders if he had to. he's shadowed by taylor and jones-drew. if garrard gets planted one good time, he's finished.

JensK
01-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Yep, 3rd highest.. Quote from NFL.com


1 Tom Brady NE QB 398 578 68.9 36.1 4,806 8.3 300.4 50 8 240 41.5 69T 56 15 21 117.2
2 Ben Roethlisberger PIT QB 264 404 65.3 26.9 3,154 7.8 210.3 32 11 168 41.6 83 39 6 47 104.1
3 David Garrard JAC QB 208 325 64.0 27.1 2,509 7.7 209.1 18 3 126 38.8 59T 34 5 21 102.2
4 Peyton Manning IND QB 337 515 65.4 32.2 4,040 7.8 252.5 31 14 205 39.8 73T 53 9 21 98.0
5 Tony Romo DAL QB 335 520 64.4 32.5 4,211 8.1 263.2 36 19 215 41.3 59T 55 11 24 97.4
6 Brett Favre GB QB 356 535 66.5 33.4 4,155 7.8 259.7 28 15 197 36.8 82T 49 16 15 95.7


A lot of numbers and bla bla, but the last digits is the rating, so yeah.. http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats;jsessionid=0F42AEEB0945866132E7594F9 9E3DE3C?season=2007&seasonType=REG&d-447263-o=2&conference=null&tabSeq=0&statisticCategory=PASSING&d-447263-p=1&d-447263-s=PASSING_PASSER_RATING&d-447263-n=1 for linkage

yinzer
01-04-2008, 07:47 PM
Yep, 3rd highest.. Quote from NFL.com



A lot of numbers and bla bla, but the last digits is the rating, so yeah.. http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats;jsessionid=0F42AEEB0945866132E7594F9 9E3DE3C?season=2007&seasonType=REG&d-447263-o=2&conference=null&tabSeq=0&statisticCategory=PASSING&d-447263-p=1&d-447263-s=PASSING_PASSER_RATING&d-447263-n=1 for linkage

damn! i definitely was not aware of that! i've been out of the loop for about a week. i just moved to south florida (grrrrrrrr!) where i have to live for four months. i'm just catching myself up on stuff. thanks for the post, though!

JensK
01-04-2008, 07:50 PM
Haha no worries.. To be honest i didnt know my self before i saw the preview of the game in NFL. He mentioned it there. Funny enough he just didnt mention that Big ben was number 2. That did surprice me a lot, since he he was down on like 5th at on point. Great job ben!

yinzer
01-04-2008, 07:53 PM
Haha no worries.. To be honest i didnt know my self before i saw the preview of the game in NFL. He mentioned it there. Funny enough he just didnt mention that Big ben was number 2. That did surprice me a lot, since he he was down on like 5th at on point. Great job ben!

Ben rocks!

BlitzburghRockCity
01-04-2008, 07:58 PM
What roll? We lost 2 out of 3 before the Balt. game and we lost that, so thats 1-3 to finish the season, giving up 114 points in those 4 games. Its more like the inconsistent team of the 2nd half of the season.

I think he was referring to the Jags that were on a roll; they rested their players the last game of the season. :yellowthumb:

TampaSteelGirl
01-04-2008, 07:58 PM
Garrard is a big X factor for this game... the Steelers playoff history shouldn't even be questioned because this is still practically the same team that went to the Super Bowl... and like he said, the Steelers won't be embarrassed twice at home in the same year!

:cope:

Yea especially after having Coach Tomlin play those games over and over again!! THey won't be embarrassed at home again! :tt02:

catlabman
01-04-2008, 08:45 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7633422 (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7633422)

Well here is one guy that likes the Steelers, and he disses Fred Taylor.

STEELERS +2.5 v. Jaguars
Can we rein in this Jaguar hysteria a little bit? Yes, the Jags were stellar from Nov. 11 to Dec. 23, when they went 6-1 and beat playoff teams Tennessee, San Diego and Pittsburgh. But let's keep a few things in mind:

Jacksonville got blown out by a bad Saints team in New Orleans in Week 9, allowing 538 totals yards and 32 first downs. The Jags also mustered a mere 13-7 win at home against punching bag Atlanta in Week 2. Will the starters that take the field in Pittsburgh on Saturday be the guys who were on a roll before resting in Week 17 or the inconsistent team of the first half?

The extent of David Garrard's playoff experience is some mop-up duty in the Jags' 28-3 loss to the Patriots in the first-round in 2005. The 29-year-old from East Carolina may have had a great season, but Saturday will be his first test under the pressure of the second season. The 25-year-old Roethlisberger, meanwhile, will be making his seventh playoff start and trying to improve to 6-1 all-time.

Despite getting trampled for 147 yards by Fred Taylor (and 224 total yards on the ground) in Week 15, the Steelers still finished third in the NFL in run defense at 89.9 yards per game. Run-stuffing end Aaron Smith may be out, but Casey Hampton, James Farrior, James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Co. will not be embarrassed at home again like they were last month. By complaining about the lousy conditions of Heinz Field, Taylor sounded like a guy already making excuses in case his streak of 100-yard games is snapped. Which it will be. Steelers 27, Jaguars 17
I like what you say, The Steelers won't let it happen again, we're going to kick some kitty azzz:tt02:

DIESELMAN
01-04-2008, 09:09 PM
I think he was referring to the Jags that were on a roll; they rested their players the last game of the season. :yellowthumb:

Either way, we are both on a different kinda roll. What happened in the first part of the season is irrelevant right now, its how you end the season that matters. We finished 1-3 and the Jags finished 3-1.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-04-2008, 09:17 PM
Either way, we are both on a different kinda roll. What happened in the first part of the season is irrelevant right now, its how you end the season that matters. We finished 1-3 and the Jags finished 3-1.

and after tomorrow night the Jags are going to finish the season 3-2 :cope:

DIESELMAN
01-04-2008, 09:19 PM
and after tomorrow night the Jags are going to finish the season 3-2 :cope:

:woot: As long as Hoke starts and plays DE and Woodley is in there for a considerable amount of time, I think we got a good chance of stopping the run.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-04-2008, 09:22 PM
Based on how we normally responded after a loss this year I would expect Lebeau to sell out stopping the run, making sure that we don't get beat like we did last time and basically make them beat us throwing the ball. That's how the Redskins have gotten on this roll they've been on for the last several weeks, they are hell bent on stopping the run at all costs and they sell out to do so and dare you to beat them passing the ball. At this point unless something changes and we can stop the run with the normal amount of guys in the box then I think we have no choice but to play stop the run first at all costs with as many as it takes...which means Taylor and Townsend better have their game faces on.

Stop the run and you take away play action which means they are really one dimensional.

SteelersWoman
01-05-2008, 06:15 AM
I was watching Playbook, and Brian and Sterling both picked us to win.

steelersgal86
01-05-2008, 06:24 AM
and after tomorrow night the Jags are going to finish the season 3-2 :cope:
:banana: :yellowthumb: :banana: