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AZ_Steeler
08-21-2008, 02:35 AM
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Saturday August 23, 2007
8:00 PM EST

So far the first team offense hasn't looked all that bad, so there are really no issues there. Right now, the defense needs to learn to tackle the others trying to earn a spot need to step up and make it interesting.


Join us this Sunday here in the gameday thread as we talk about the game and break it down from every angle! :cope:


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steelerschick1220
08-21-2008, 11:14 AM
I get to watch this one!!!!!! My local CBS station is carrying this on Saturday night. I am so happy. With this and the night race at Bristol on Saturday night, I am anticipating Saturday night very much.

ItAintEasyBeingPeazy
08-21-2008, 11:30 AM
Yea This game is nationally televised this week..Finally! Should be a great test for us, the Vikings Defense is really strong, i'm not sure if there starter Tavaris jackson is playing at QB though.If he doesn't,that'll probably mean a bigger dose of Peterson which will be a real good test for our D.
Anyone down around the Gulf Coast region..they are having a Steeler game get-together in Biloxi,MS and Greg lloyd will be there hanging out.:cope:

NOVA STEELERS
08-21-2008, 12:38 PM
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Expect to see the starters in the game longer against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday than you have most of the preseason.

The third preseason game is normally a final warm-up for the starters, with them playing a lot longer than the series or two they did in the first two games.

“You treat it like a regular season game because you are going to be out there longer,” said running back Willie Parker. “I am out there trying to get better. It’s a preseason game but it’s time to see where we are at as a team.”

Hines Ward knows that you have to approach every game the same whether you are going to play one snap or 60 minutes.

“That’s how injuries occur, if you don’t prepare the same,” said Ward. “Most veteran guys we look forward to playing, we are ready to play. It stinks when you get warmed up and you just play a series or two. This is the last preparation we are going to get until the regular season. A lot of us want to go out there and play as much as possible.”

While it might have a regular season approach, don’t expect to see a lot of the offensive game plan unveiled.

“You don’t want to show too much as far as game-planning,” said Ward. “It is the preseason and you don’t want to show all of the plays you are going to use in the season and get it on tape. It’s about finding 11 guys out there on the same page and seeing if we can gel as a team.”

And the Steelers are still searching for those 11 guys, especially on the offensive line where there are some new faces and some indecision still.

Chris Kemoeatu started the first two preseason games at left guard, taking over for Alan Faneca who left via free agency after last season. Sean Mahan started at center against the Eagles and Justin Hartwig will get his second start of the preseason this week. That position might not be decided until the team heads into the regular season.

“We have to get used to the people that are in there,” said Parker. “We are shuffling people around. There are some new faces. We have to get a feel for the line and get comfortable with the set line. It really doesn’t affect me. It makes me better. Some offensive linemen do things different or better than others so it keeps me on my toes how I make my reads.”

:cope: looking forward to being able to watch this game LIVE :beer1:

Gettysburgh_Steel
08-21-2008, 12:44 PM
I agree that we should get a real good idea on the direction we are going on both sides of the ball.Not that you show it all,but just a hardcore sample of what teams we play need to expect,and respect from our "Steelers". To me i will be watching our special teams extra closely,because i think that they have been very costly to us as a unit.If they can Gell we can take it from there!!!!

onthebus36
08-23-2008, 02:55 AM
Sorry if this has been covered before but do you folks know if the game is going to be online anywhere? Danny Snyder has me blacked out down here and since it's a national game, NFL Network didn't pick it up.

Any suggestions?

steelerfan11
08-23-2008, 12:14 PM
Sorry if this has been covered before but do you folks know if the game is going to be online anywhere? Danny Snyder has me blacked out down here and since it's a national game, NFL Network didn't pick it up.

Any suggestions?

you can possibly listen to the game on dve.com...not sure if they will cover the game or not though.

AZ_Steeler
08-23-2008, 02:50 PM
It's Gameday!!! :cope:

AZ_Steeler
08-23-2008, 07:54 PM
1 hour to kickoff.....

steelerfan11
08-23-2008, 08:00 PM
got my bubba keg...ready to go :)

steelerfan11
08-23-2008, 08:13 PM
Tomlin said Polamalu is most likely not playing tonight.

Stairwayto7
08-23-2008, 08:57 PM
okay. I`m ready to see the starters, mostly Ben, all three Rb`s and Timmons and Woodley. I`m most curious to see Moore on 3rd downs.

terrible.towel43
08-23-2008, 09:05 PM
We get the ball first. Lets see our offense

onthebus36
08-23-2008, 09:08 PM
Dixon is starting?

terrible.towel43
08-23-2008, 09:08 PM
That was awful

steelerfan11
08-23-2008, 09:08 PM
No...i doubt Dixon will even play tonight..maybe a little depending on how much the starts play.

steelcityrockers
08-23-2008, 09:09 PM
Nice to see the offensive line is in mid-season form.

terrible.towel43
08-23-2008, 09:10 PM
Dixon is starting?

no? ...

steelerfan11
08-23-2008, 09:11 PM
they are broadcasting the game on dve...there is a lag but its better than nothing...

terrible.towel43
08-23-2008, 09:13 PM
3 and out! finally!!

onthebus36
08-23-2008, 09:14 PM
Try www.channelsurfing.net

They have the game as a stream.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-23-2008, 09:14 PM
The defense did a nice job......

steelerfan11
08-23-2008, 09:16 PM
Try www.channelsurfing.net

They have the game as a stream.

sweet...i wasn't sure if you found a place to listen to it or watch it...i live outside of pittsburgh..i just prefer to listen to pittsbrugh broadcasters rather then the typical ones..so i will watch the game and listen to it on dve. haha

steelerfan11
08-23-2008, 09:38 PM
does anyone know or think we will see sweed at WR with the first team O tonight?

Stairwayto7
08-23-2008, 09:41 PM
The fumble just sent us spiralling down.

No big deal though.

but this game and our offense is boring!

Stairwayto7
08-23-2008, 10:08 PM
I`ve seen enough, booooooooooooooooorrrrrrring! i hope we get our O-line together, I`m going out now.

steelcityrockers
08-23-2008, 10:14 PM
Well, the defense is not looking bad which to some of you was a major concern in the pre-season.

NOVA STEELERS
08-23-2008, 10:22 PM
7 - 3 :scratch: has this been a defensive game :dunno: or just boring :sleepy:

NOVA STEELERS
08-23-2008, 10:26 PM
WOOOOODLEYYYYYYYYYYYY :cope: nice SACK

steelerfan11
08-23-2008, 10:27 PM
hahahahaha love that sack my woodley!!!!!!!

terrible.towel43
08-23-2008, 10:28 PM
good first half. If mendenhall didnt fumble we would be winning. Great defence, but ben's been throwing the ball funny.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-23-2008, 10:30 PM
Defense has looked really good...I wasn't worried about them.......the OL is flat out terrible......the pass protection was terrible as usual....didn't think the run blocking was much better.....Ben started out well...But threw some ducks on the last few drives by the Steelers.....The ball seem to come out weird out of Ben's throwing hand....special teams havn't gave up any long returns....I thought it was a good half for a pre-season game....

jpele
08-23-2008, 10:32 PM
What is Tomlin thinking, Mendenhall fumbles and is benched ? Also ...can someone tell me why Starks didn't get a shot at RT and or seeing how bad Marvel looks give Max some time there. JMO but I think Max is a natural LT and did a good job filling last year for Smith.

jpele
08-23-2008, 10:33 PM
Yea, it appears Ben is having an off night.

Black@Gold Forever32
08-23-2008, 10:39 PM
What is Tomlin thinking, Mendenhall fumbles and is benched ? Also ...can someone tell me why Starks didn't get a shot at RT and or seeing how bad Marvel looks give Max some time there. JMO but I think Max is a natural LT and did a good job filling last year for Smith.

I would guess Starks hasn't impressed at all for him not to get any kind of chance to at least start one of these pre-season games at RT in place of Colon....But Colon hasn't impressed at all this pre-season to me....Colon is still flat out terrible in pass protection...Ray Edwards made Colon his bitch....and I'm tired of seeing DE's do that to Colon...The whole OL stinks so its just not Colon.....

NOVA STEELERS
08-23-2008, 10:54 PM
Nice RUN Mendenhall :cope:

steelcityrockers
08-23-2008, 11:04 PM
Willie Reid is suprising me. He is not doing that bad. Catching the ball well and breaking some tackles.

NOVA STEELERS
08-23-2008, 11:24 PM
:cope: keep on running Mendenhall :cope:

steelerfan11
08-23-2008, 11:56 PM
leftwitch has no touch....he seems to throw it as hard as he can whether it be a 5 yard pass or a 50 yard pass...

jpele
08-24-2008, 12:13 AM
leftwitch has no touch....he seems to throw it as hard as he can whether it be a 5 yard pass or a 50 yard pass...

I thought the same thing.

Troyisabeast_43
08-24-2008, 02:34 AM
Nice to see Limas Sweed make a big 4th down catch after having a bunch of drops a lot of the night. Sweed right now I still think has a long way to go before he gets on the field and makes an impact in the regular season. The drops have got to stop and they need to stop now.

AZ_Steeler
08-24-2008, 02:55 AM
Willie Reid is suprising me. He is not doing that bad. Catching the ball well and breaking some tackles.

Willie is definitely putting up a fight knowing full well he is on the bubble. He also made a great grab late in the game on a bullet from Byron... it was a heck of a catch!

Stairwayto7
08-24-2008, 09:01 AM
Nice to see Limas Sweed make a big 4th down catch after having a bunch of drops a lot of the night. Sweed right now I still think has a long way to go before he gets on the field and makes an impact in the regular season. The drops have got to stop and they need to stop now.

Sweed, Reid and co. How many will we keep, how many can we keep. I know Sweed will make it, but I haven`t seen enough of Reid yet to determine if he stays.