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Steel Trap86
11-10-2008, 12:34 AM
Whats with all the crying!!!!??? we lost a game OHHHHH shiat whatever shall we do. Ben needs to smarten up and stop throwing picks, that game should have been won, just like the Giants game. Woodley, Miller, Parker, Macfadden were all out and we are a better team then what we showed today. 2005 Superbowl Champs as a 6 seed going into the playoffs, AND lost to the Colts in the reg season. Ben was defenatley not matching his $100 mil contract, but these mistakes can be corrected. sometimes you need a loss to whip the team into shape, and thats what we got. Now i've been drinking all gameday so i'm outta here and I'm happy to say I'll be witnessing the STEELER REDEMPTION at Heinz field next sunday against the Chargers lol until then STAND TALL and represent your ****in team boys!!!!!!!!!! :cope::cope::tt02::tt02::cope::cope::tt02::tt02::c ope::tt02::cope::tt02:



And also....the Giants & Eagles will take care of Baltimore in the next 2 weeks while The Steelers should be able to beat the Chargers defense and a Bengals win in Pittsburgh doesnt happen this season :cope:

Troyisabeast_43
11-10-2008, 01:14 AM
Whats with all the crying!!!!??? we lost a game OHHHHH shiat whatever shall we do. Ben needs to smarten up and stop throwing picks, that game should have been won, just like the Giants game. Woodley, Miller, Parker, Macfadden were all out and we are a better team then what we showed today. 2005 Superbowl Champs as a 6 seed going into the playoffs, AND lost to the Colts in the reg season. Ben was defenatley not matching his $100 mil contract, but these mistakes can be corrected. sometimes you need a loss to whip the team into shape, and thats what we got. Now i've been drinking all gameday so i'm outta here and I'm happy to say I'll be witnessing the STEELER REDEMPTION at Heinz field next sunday against the Chargers lol until then STAND TALL and represent your ****in team boys!!!!!!!!!! :cope::cope::tt02::tt02::cope::cope::tt02::tt02::c ope::tt02::cope::tt02:

I agree still a lot of games left and the Steelers are still in control of their own destiny in terms of winning the division and getting a bye week. The schedule as I mentioned favors the Steelers the next 2 weeks over the Ravens as the Steelers have the Chargers and Bengals at home back to back weeks while the Ravens have the Giants on the road and the Eagles at home the next 2 weeks. So it's clear as day right there with that schedule that if the Steelers get their heads out of their asses and start playing like they are capable of they will most definitely win these next 2 games at home and get that 1 and maybe even 2 game lead back in the division as the Ravens play 2 very tough games with the Giants and Philly the next 2 weeks.

Prosdo
11-10-2008, 04:18 AM
And panic erupts in Pittsburgh and everywhere else in Steeler Nation. The Steelers haven't been knocked out of the playoffs. They are still in a good position granted not as good as they were prior to this game. Everyone back away from the ledge lol.

OC Steel Curtain
11-10-2008, 04:39 AM
lol ben will be fine... dudes in a slump and ill take that.. so when it comes playoff time he will have alrready used his slump and will have to play good hah

BlitzburghRockCity
11-10-2008, 08:19 AM
McFadden, Parker, Heath, all being out is not the point. The team struggled on offense with them in there and Ben has been struggling off and on all season. No we're not out of it yet but the fact remains with 3 losses all of them have been to a team equal or better to us record wise. All wins have been to teams with losing records either now or at the time we played them.

steelermoose1030
11-10-2008, 09:11 AM
the playcalling needs to change dramatically nbot the personnel

ItsMillerTime83
11-10-2008, 09:51 AM
I'm glad im not the only fan thats not whining, but it's a select few of us. I dont think Ben is worth the 8yrs we gave him, but hes one of the ELITE qbs in the league and has played hard for us. We dont give the protection to give him time in the pocket. The coaches dont take advantage of our TE's, keep Spaeth in and send Heath to pick up first downs or red zone TD's. Other than Hines our receivers have stones for hands, even if he gets the ball there only 1or2 of his passes are brought in. We finnally have the steel curtain back so that a huge up side to the season. Everyone knew coming into the season we had a hill to climb, im not disappointed with the season so far. With as many injuries we have had this season it could have been a par 500 season but ITS NOT QUIT WHINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!:evilshake:

Steel Trap86
11-10-2008, 09:55 AM
McFadden, Parker, Heath, all being out is not the point. The team struggled on offense with them in there and Ben has been struggling off and on all season. No we're not out of it yet but the fact remains with 3 losses all of them have been to a team equal or better to us record wise. All wins have been to teams with losing records either now or at the time we played them.

i think what hurt the most is when moore got stuffed at the goal line. had we scored then we could have won the game because on our final drive we could have easily kicked a field goal from where we were to win.

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I agree still a lot of games left and the Steelers are still in control of their own destiny in terms of winning the division and getting a bye week. The schedule as I mentioned favors the Steelers the next 2 weeks over the Ravens as the Steelers have the Chargers and Bengals at home back to back weeks while the Ravens have the Giants on the road and the Eagles at home the next 2 weeks. So it's clear as day right there with that schedule that if the Steelers get their heads out of their asses and start playing like they are capable of they will most definitely win these next 2 games at home and get that 1 and maybe even 2 game lead back in the division as the Ravens play 2 very tough games with the Giants and Philly the next 2 weeks.

ya man, we could even rest ben for that bengal game lol I'm just a little nervous about the Titans game and the Ravens game IN baltimore where the steelers have a tough time. both those games will be full of hard hits especially the ravens game a couple weeks before the playoffs begin.

TEEMONT
11-10-2008, 10:02 AM
I'm glad im not the only fan thats not whining, but it's a select few of us. I dont think Ben is worth the 8yrs we gave him, but hes one of the ELITE qbs in the league and has played hard for us. We dont give the protection to give him time in the pocket. The coaches dont take advantage of our TE's, keep Spaeth in and send Heath to pick up first downs or red zone TD's. Other than Hines our receivers have stones for hands, even if he gets the ball there only 1or2 of his passes are brought in. We finnally have the steel curtain back so that a huge up side to the season. Everyone knew coming into the season we had a hill to climb, im not disappointed with the season so far. With as many injuries we have had this season it could have been a par 500 season but ITS NOT QUIT WHINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!:evilshake:

damn if only I was as perfect as you.

Its not that we lost yesterday, its the play of little ben....o-line or no o-line he has no excuse for his play right now.

He comes out last week and says things are going to be different, and then BOOM 3 picks.....so I'll **** and moan all I want about a man who is getting paid more money than any of us on this board will ever see in our lives.....think about that. He is getting paid all that money to be good at a ****ing game, and he is choking like an amateur porn star on Peter North.....

Steel Trap86
11-10-2008, 10:08 AM
I'm glad im not the only fan thats not whining, but it's a select few of us. I dont think Ben is worth the 8yrs we gave him, but hes one of the ELITE qbs in the league and has played hard for us. We dont give the protection to give him time in the pocket. The coaches dont take advantage of our TE's, keep Spaeth in and send Heath to pick up first downs or red zone TD's. Other than Hines our receivers have stones for hands, even if he gets the ball there only 1or2 of his passes are brought in. We finnally have the steel curtain back so that a huge up side to the season. Everyone knew coming into the season we had a hill to climb, im not disappointed with the season so far. With as many injuries we have had this season it could have been a par 500 season but ITS NOT QUIT WHINING!!!!!!!!!!!!!:evilshake:

ya that gameday thread is riddled with haters!!! the defense is playing steelers football, i think we need to create more turnovers, but i cant say enough about the job they've done this year they have given us a chance to win every game. We need to focus in on Ben and the offensive struggles....I can't believe some of the throws he made yesterday, those interceptions dont happen and we win that game. we'll bounce back next sunday vs. the chargers

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and he is choking like an amateur porn star on Peter North.....

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SteelfordWexler
11-10-2008, 11:49 AM
There are a lot of things to be optomistic about as a Steeler fan.

I haven't re-watched the game yet - but I think Ben had a pocket to throw from pretty often - I think the o-line -especialy the front - are improving. Our tackles struggle, but....

Hines Ward is playing very well again this year. Washington has become much more reliable and explosive.

The defense plays well all the time. In the second half, they had trouble creating pressure with 4 rushing like they did in the first half, but with Woodley out, that was going to be a challenge. That, a HOF QB and some short fields killed us yesterday. Ike Taylor was very good - but very unlucky. William Gay seemed to show up making plays as well. Troy is back and the front line is dominant against the run.

Mewelde Moore has been praised ad-nausium on this site, but he was an awesome pick up.

Our weak link right now is that Ben is pressing and impatient. He is also hurt and looks like he has little power to throw. Once in a while you see him whip one in there (like the throw last week to Ward at the 1) but most of his passes float. Even the last throw to the endzone last night looked like it took everything he had and it was a moon ball. This is a very tough situation for the coaching staff. I think Ben hesitates to make the tough throws like the skinny post. Hines usually catches a bunch of these - the TD against Houston was that pattern (before the injury)- but it takes velocity and confidence from the QB to throw this in the redzone- ours has neither. Other than the bomb to Washington that was called back against the Giants, I can't recall a deep ball from him that hasn't been underthrown.

But have faith - Ben isn't a fluke and didn't forget how to play. He didn't take too much punishment Sunday - maybe we make some progress this week and he can actually practice. He just needs to get healthy and regain some confidence.

Also, don't get too crazy about Baltimore yet. They are winning games they should win, but are still unproven. This is going to come down to our game on 12/14. We will see who they are the next few weeks as they take on NYG, PHI, and WAS.

BLITZBURGH88
11-10-2008, 12:27 PM
THE STEEL CURTAIN IS BACK, but you are right about the receivers, they should bench Santonio Holmes and play the kid(Limas Sweed). We are very fortunate to be above five hundred with the injuries.:helmet:

HUNT4SEVEN
11-10-2008, 01:35 PM
The reason why were upset is because we lost two games we should've of won,:rant2:the play calling sucks an Ben is hurt, we keep shooting our selves in the foot:cursin:we should be 8-1:rant2:we have all the talent we need to make an superbowl run, an it hurts to see us :whiz:our chances away like we :cursin:

Dean Denton
11-10-2008, 01:54 PM
Yes, I keep hearing how this team has not reached their potential on the Off side of the ball, and I wonder maybe we have. With BA calling the plays, and a gimpy QB, and a 3rd down back starting at HB, maybe this is the best we can do. Then I would also like to look at our Head Coach. Does this guy know anything about Off? For as long as I can remember the Steelers have been a power run team with a Strong OL, and Fat Backs to carry the load. I look at this team, and think this is not the Steelers that I know, nor is it a team I want too. Yes our Def is lights out, but thats because we still have Dick calling the shots.
I wonder if Bill would want his job back next year??????

BlitzburghRockCity
11-10-2008, 02:24 PM
I don't think anybody here is actually whining as you put it, although maybe some are. The point is this team is underachieving and they show no signs of getting out of the funk. Nobody on this board is ready to call Ben a terrible QB or bench him for the season. We know he's got the talent, he showed it last year and in previous years but the fact is between the play calling, Ben being beat up, not seeing the field like he should, the Tackles not blocking, WR's and Qb not on the same page at crucial times, poor decisions by Ben at crucial times, and the TE's not being used...combined with questionable play calling this offense is not playing at the same level the Defense and ST are and it's killing us. We haven't beaten a team with a winning record at the time we played them yet and until we do we're not capable of anything other than alittle above average mediocrity.

SteelerFan87
11-10-2008, 02:37 PM
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Oh noes!!! Cut Ben! Fire Tomlin! Shoot Arians! (Well ok, I wouldn't mind that one) :lol:

Gotta love the panic and overreaction that ensues when the Steelers lose a game. :lol:
The Colts are a good team. They been CRUSHED by injuries this year, but are starting to get healthy. Right now, they are better than their record. And we still outplayed them for most of the game. If Dallas Baker knew how to catch a football, we win that game.
My only complaint is that we cut Najeh when we knew Parker was out this week. That makes no sense. Moore was getting stuffed by the Colts. Maybe if we had Najeh as an option to go to, he might have been able to get something going on the ground. Other complaint is the brilliant idea to run the same play over and over again on the goal line hoping maybe the Colts will forget where Moore is running to. That play call was a complete joke.

Dean Denton
11-10-2008, 02:53 PM
I think the panic button is being hit because we just lost to a team at home that we should have beat. and we should have beat them good. Sure they are getting players back, but we handed them this game. Well Ben did with his bad reads. Now we have the Charges coming in here, and we have no clue if we can beat them. We just dont know. And the reason we dont know is because Ben is going to continue to play. He is average at best right now, and with our schedule thats not good enough. Since when do the Steelers put one man above the team? Sure he has come through before, but that was then, and today I dont think so. Not hurt anyways.

Troyisabeast_43
11-10-2008, 03:26 PM
I think the panic button is being hit because we just lost to a team at home that we should have beat. and we should have beat them good. Sure they are getting players back, but we handed them this game. Well Ben did with his bad reads. Now we have the Charges coming in here, and we have no clue if we can beat them. We just dont know. And the reason we dont know is because Ben is going to continue to play. He is average at best right now, and with our schedule thats not good enough. Since when do the Steelers put one man above the team? Sure he has come through before, but that was then, and today I dont think so. Not hurt anyways.

I agree with you Dean and the Chargers are a lot like the Colts coming in here this week. They are a desperate team who has underachieved all year and much like the Colts they have not been very good on the road this year. But the Chargers much like the Colts even though I dont think they are as good as Indy are very capable of coming in here and beating the Steelers. A few weeks ago I wouldnt have thought that, but like you said since Ben is now the ex-factor and we dont know which Ben will show up nothing is a safe bet.

With that being said Ben,Tomlin,and Arians had better step up their game and get their heads out of their asses and they had better figure out a way to win this game this week against the Chargers at home or they are in serious serious trouble. The Steelers cannot afford to lose 3 games in a row at Heinz Field. Bouncing back and winning this week against San Diego I feel is an absolute MUST at this point and time. There will be no excuses for losing this game to the Chargers this week. They cannot run the ball with LT at all now, they have looked horrific on the road all year especially on the East Coast where they never win, and barely got by the horrible Chiefs yesterday. Mike Tomlin should take a ton of heat if the Steelers lose to the Chargers this week at home the same way they have lost the last 2 games at home to the Giants and Colts by giving the games away...

Steel Trap86
11-10-2008, 06:30 PM
I don't think anybody here is actually whining as you put it, although maybe some are. The point is this team is underachieving and they show no signs of getting out of the funk. Nobody on this board is ready to call Ben a terrible QB or bench him for the season. We know he's got the talent, he showed it last year and in previous years but the fact is between the play calling, Ben being beat up, not seeing the field like he should, the Tackles not blocking, WR's and Qb not on the same page at crucial times, poor decisions by Ben at crucial times, and the TE's not being used...combined with questionable play calling this offense is not playing at the same level the Defense and ST are and it's killing us. We haven't beaten a team with a winning record at the time we played them yet and until we do we're not capable of anything other than alittle above average mediocrity.

Man when people say "**** the steelers they're bums" and "polamolu is a joke with a bad haircut" and "ben worthlessburger is **** i hate him i hate him i hate him Bench him" that to me is crying. I agree 100% with you on the fact that we are underachieving. Big Ben's production is defenatley down and we know its because he is banged up from being sacked however many times he has been, but I do know it is the third most in the league. I think the fact is that Ben is going to be playing hurt all season. In my opinion he for the most part is at fault for the loss against the Colts yesterday, he even admitted it. It all comes down to that pick right before the half that led to the Colts TD as well as Moore being stuffed at the goal line on 3rd & goal...which was just ****** play calling. But these mistakes I think can still be corrected before january. I think it comes down to resting Ben for maybe a couple weeks before playoffs (if we clinch) and give leftwich playing time just incase even with the rest Ben still cant perform like a playoff quarterback, Leftwich will be ready to go. and i really hope it doesnt come to that.

But the Steelers right now, are still the best 6-3 team in the NFL in my books, Ben & Willie just need to recharge.

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Dean Denton
11-10-2008, 06:44 PM
Ben can sit for a month and it wont make his shoulder any better. This is what we get from here on out.
And good for Ben that he can admit to the Colts lose was on him. Great! He's been talking about playing better for weeks now, and we are all still waiting to see it. To me he's getting worse. 9 int's in 10 Quarters. What the Hell is that? I will not sugarcoat his bad play. Nor will I baby him for playing like this. He's getting the big $$$ now, and needs to show some leadership. He needs to put the team first.and if that means stepping down to let Lefty play to keep their playoff hopes alive, then do it.

Stairwayto7
11-10-2008, 07:18 PM
damn if only I was as perfect as you.

Its not that we lost yesterday, its the play of little ben....o-line or no o-line he has no excuse for his play right now.

He comes out last week and says things are going to be different, and then BOOM 3 picks.....so I'll **** and moan all I want about a man who is getting paid more money than any of us on this board will ever see in our lives.....think about that. He is getting paid all that money to be good at a ****ing game, and he is choking like an amateur porn star on Peter North.....

I agree! Ben`s play over the past month has been horrible. Thats what has me nervous. And yes its a game, but its a game, One game, out of only 16. In baseball you lose a game, and its let get them tomorrow night. In football its a 1/16th of your season. It`s 1/8th of your home games. Another loss to a descent team. The ravens and the redskins are the onlyt two teams that we beat that our descent.

Steel Trap86
11-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Ben can sit for a month and it wont make his shoulder any better. This is what we get from here on out.
And good for Ben that he can admit to the Colts lose was on him. Great! He's been talking about playing better for weeks now, and we are all still waiting to see it. To me he's getting worse. 9 int's in 10 Quarters. What the Hell is that? I will not sugarcoat his bad play. Nor will I baby him for playing like this. He's getting the big $$$ now, and needs to show some leadership. He needs to put the team first.and if that means stepping down to let Lefty play to keep their playoff hopes alive, then do it.

ya but they arent just gonna bench him unless he breaks that shoulder, they're paying him the big bucks like you said so he's in. BUT if he continues this down slide which I dont think he will, they bench him if it means winning playoff games.

steelerschick1220
11-10-2008, 10:25 PM
I was pretty pissed when I came home and saw a loss when I was expecting a win. I am over it now, I have forgiven Ben, I still love this team, and I am looking forward to the Chargers.

I think the bigger question is this: Why can we not win a game at with a 4:15 start time? Have we ever won one under Tomlin? If can't start winning at this time slot, our record is going down the tank in the coming weeks.

snowman79
11-11-2008, 08:19 AM
Ben needs to put his hand up and say it was him that cost us the game - end off. Its gone now and we need to look forward to the Chargers we have two winnable games coming up and the Ratbirds have two tough games, lets stop dwelling on Sundays loss and get back on track - get behind the team EVERYBODY from the ball boys to the Head Coach WE ARE ONE UNIT - ONE TEAM - ONE STEELER NATION "BELIEVE PEOPLE"
WE ARE THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS - write us off at your peril.

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO !!!!!!!!!!!

Remember all those who have fallen for the cause of justice and freedom
"LEST WE FORGET"

Dean Denton
11-11-2008, 11:22 AM
ya but they arent just gonna bench him unless he breaks that shoulder, they're paying him the big bucks like you said so he's in. BUT if he continues this down slide which I dont think he will, they bench him if it means winning playoff games.
The way he's playing it looks like sometthing is broke to me. Look, I'll take a healthy Jon Kitna over and beat up John Elway any day of the week. We have back ups, and we have a pretty good back up at that.