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Steel Trap86
01-26-2011, 01:24 AM
Yes I mean Spaeth and Johnson too, because they have been knocking the **** out of people lately. Especially Miller. I haven't seen him throw blocks like this a long time. His production level has gone up a bit in the last month, but it was a disappointing year with only 42 catches and 2 TD's since he had one of the best years of his career last year with 76 catches and 6 TD's. But in the Jets game, Miller, Spaeth and Johnson all took turns abusing David Harris. Spaeth was throwing some monster blocks and it boosted the running game and it that was the main reason we won.

You can count on these 3 guys giving Green Bay some problems in the Superbowl :yellowthumb:

Black@Gold Forever32
01-26-2011, 01:37 AM
Miller since coming off his concussion has been killing fools and I havn't seen block like this since 2005 his rookie year....Not that I didn't think he was terrible in that regard but at times Heath could have some sloppy blocking days....But since that nasty hit in the 2nd Ravens game he is one determined SOB......I agree Spaeth has picked up as well in his blocking.....I always thought Johnson was a monster blocker and he has been a beast all year blocking wise.....

Steel Trap86
01-26-2011, 02:03 AM
Miller since coming off his concussion has been killing fools and I havn't seen block like this since 2005 his rookie year....Not that I didn't think he was terrible in that regard but at times Heath could have some sloppy blocking days....But since that nasty hit in the 2nd Ravens game he is one determined SOB......I agree Spaeth has picked up as well in his blocking.....I always thought Johnson was a monster blocker and he has been a beast all year blocking wise.....

Ya I agree, he hasn't been this gritty since his rookie season. Also since he took that nasty hit in the Ravens game back in December. I like it

K Train
01-26-2011, 02:43 AM
heath ****ing destroyed someone on the goal line last week....hes definitely regressed as a blocker since 05 but hes been hungry lately

david johnson gets a hand on someone and its over

UKSTEELER
01-26-2011, 06:33 AM
I noticed Spaeth had a key block on the Mendy TD, looked aggresive and finished his block, props to him he's come along in that aspect.
:cope:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-26-2011, 10:41 AM
All 3 of them have been instrumental late in the season and in playoffs. Johnson is really becoming a dominant blocker, a big reason he gets so much playing time. Miller has been on a mission since coming back from that concussion. The dude has been lights out nearly every block and money on every reception. If they would only use him more in the back of the end zone, it's an automatic 6 every time.

Rampage
01-26-2011, 10:59 AM
These guys have been blocking very well as of late. I have to say that I have manlove for Johnson and his blocking. If Arians doesn't want a fullback, I am cool with this kid being the blocking TE.

NHStlrfan
01-26-2011, 11:15 AM
Is Johnson perhaps an alternative to fill in at tackle in a pinch? He seems to have gotten bigger as the season has progressed. It's not a stretch for a tight end to outgrow the position. At this point when he's in he's blocking better than the left tackle at times.

John Clayton just made a great point. Green Bay has not been very effective in stopping tight ends this year. That could play well into the Steelers passing game. Again another reason that Miller's level of play may be an even greater advantage than expected.

Root4Stlrs
01-26-2011, 11:25 AM
All three have been great. Miller literally threw that guy halfway across the end zone. That was great to see. I think these guys have been a big boost in terms of helping out our patchwork offensive line to be successful. Kemo and Flo were both good last week-end also. I was amazed at well they all played. Guess they are tired of being bad-mouthed by the so-called experts all the time.

Black@Gold Forever32
01-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Is Johnson perhaps an alternative to fill in at tackle in a pinch? He seems to have gotten bigger as the season has progressed. It's not a stretch for a tight end to outgrow the position. At this point when he's in he's blocking better than the left tackle at times.

John Clayton just made a great point. Green Bay has not been very effective in stopping tight ends this year. That could play well into the Steelers passing game. Again another reason that Miller's level of play may be an even greater advantage than expected.

Offenses can exploit the middle of the Packers defense.......I would use TE's and the RB's in the passing game.......

NHStlrfan
01-26-2011, 01:40 PM
Offenses can exploit the middle of the Packers defense.......I would use TE's and the RB's in the passing game.......

Lets all hope BA sees that as there are a number of other commentators looking at this as well. Of course that means Green Bay will also look to sure that area up. The trouble for GB is to do that they will need to drop someone out of the rush to cover the TE or Back.

Steel Trap86
01-26-2011, 01:55 PM
Is Johnson perhaps an alternative to fill in at tackle in a pinch? He seems to have gotten bigger as the season has progressed. It's not a stretch for a tight end to outgrow the position. At this point when he's in he's blocking better than the left tackle at times.

John Clayton just made a great point. Green Bay has not been very effective in stopping tight ends this year. That could play well into the Steelers passing game. Again another reason that Miller's level of play may be an even greater advantage than expected.

I know Speath is an alternative at guard. I think it was the Ravens game where Ngata broke Ben's nose that we almost put him in. I'm with ya on Johnson, he is a ****ing tank. When Heath went down he made a couple nice 3rd down catches and showed a bit of promise, but I think this guy belongs at full back next season lol

NHStlrfan
01-26-2011, 02:10 PM
I know Speath is an alternative at guard. I think it was the Ravens game where Ngata broke Ben's nose that we almost put him in. I'm with ya on Johnson, he is a ****ing tank. When Heath went down he made a couple nice 3rd down catches and showed a bit of promise, but I think this guy belongs at full back next season lol

BA and a full back!? Now that would be a nice change of pace! LOL

Dee Mca
01-26-2011, 02:18 PM
Speath should be making those catches he is like a foot taller then any DB in the league.
Mad love for the blocking these guys are doing though. I love a running game reason why I hate Peyton "Throw the ball 60 times a game" Manning. All they do is pass.

NHStlrfan
01-26-2011, 02:23 PM
Speath should be making those catches he is like a foot taller then any DB in the league.
Mad love for the blocking these guys are doing though. I love a running game reason why I hate Peyton "Throw the ball 60 times a game" Manning. All they do is pass.

As Merrill Hoge says, you have to have a FACTOR BACK! No run means limited titles! NE lost Corey Dillon and well, no more titles! Its the ground game that seals the win! :yellowthumb:

Steel Trap86
01-26-2011, 08:21 PM
heath ****ing destroyed someone on the goal line last week....hes definitely regressed as a blocker since 05 but hes been hungry lately


I just saw the replay on playbook, it was Brian Thomas and he got blown back about 10 yards into the endzone lol

While they were focusing in on Millers blocking, it wasn't hard to miss Spaeth and Johnson all destroying David Harris on seperate plays. These 3 look better then some of our linemen right now.

steelersbabex25
01-28-2011, 06:13 PM
Just watched the Packers vs Steelers game from last year, and Speath absolutely blew up some defensemmn for Mendy and..ahem..Willie Parker. I hope he plays somewhat the same role in the Superbowl.

SteelerDave74
01-28-2011, 06:31 PM
Those three men are playing lights out. Miller, I swear ever since he has came back from that concussion, I feel he has something to prove. Lately, I am getting fired up with him blocking the hell out of people and opening up the rushing lanes. Yes, I wish Bruce Arians would call his number more in the offensive game plan.

andyg1984
01-29-2011, 01:55 PM
david johnson is such a beast .. loving him ..

coldrolled
01-29-2011, 02:36 PM
After using the first two top picks on OL.

We need to draft a TE this year... We need to also upgrade the OC.

We need to upgrade our depth at the CB, TE, S, NT, K, DE

and Spend some big dollars on a starting FA CB...

jnes1216
01-30-2011, 12:16 AM
Those three men are playing lights out. Miller, I swear ever since he has came back from that concussion, I feel he has something to prove. Lately, I am getting fired up with him blocking the hell out of people and opening up the rushing lanes. Yes, I wish Bruce Arians would call his number more in the offensive game plan.

You're right, Miller has really taken the captaincy to heart and is playing great. He could be a big factor in this game. I hope he is, he deserves some recognition.