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SteelCityVoice
10-30-2011, 08:42 PM
Way to go secondary. Proving your elite ranking as a pass defense isn't a mirage.

Keenan, Ike and even William Gay did a great job today.

Scorp
10-30-2011, 08:43 PM
hats off to the entire team. way to go and great job.

Callax
10-30-2011, 08:43 PM
WOW they played great!!
How many announcers will be band wagon jumpers to the Steeler nation Now!!!

answer: many of them, or they will say brady had an off game
brady homers!!!!

Diehardsteel
10-30-2011, 08:44 PM
They were amazing. So much hate from the pats fans and the media leading up to this game. THEY SHOWED UP. Steelersbabex25 was the good luck charm! Don't forget it! :cope::cope::cope:

RIVERS OF STEEL
10-30-2011, 08:44 PM
WOW they played great!!
How many announcers will be band wagon jumpers to the Steeler nation Now!!!

answer: many of them, or they will say brady had an off game
brady homers!!!!

nuthin like a slobbering love fest. what they had to do to get though. damn

SteelCityVoice
10-30-2011, 08:47 PM
So much holding not called on the Patriots today. Woodley still dominated until he got hurt.

Scorp
10-30-2011, 08:50 PM
Isn't it great to be part of Steeler Nation?

Black@Gold Forever32
10-30-2011, 08:51 PM
the secondary and the entire D played great today...such a team effort.....

SnakeEyes43
10-30-2011, 08:59 PM
What a complete 180 from last years game. Awesome job!!!!!

SteelDad
10-30-2011, 09:04 PM
Tremendous team effort today. So many guys contributed it was almost too difficult to keep track.

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nuclearchihuahuas
10-30-2011, 09:06 PM
Isn't it great to be part of Steeler Nation?

OH HELL YEAH! :tt02::tt02:

Stairwayto7
10-30-2011, 09:09 PM
Iy was nice to see Lewis and the newer guys get some playing time and be successful! Great job Dick Lebeau!

steelersbabex25
10-31-2011, 02:35 AM
They were amazing. So much hate from the pats fans and the media leading up to this game. THEY SHOWED UP. Steelersbabex25 was the good luck charm! Don't forget it! :cope::cope::cope:

I was wondering when I would get a little recognition around here :rant2: :lol:

Remember last year (and the year before that and the year before that) when every game we were all on here complaining about our pass defense? The grass really is greener on the other side..

Real Deal Steel
10-31-2011, 03:04 AM
Iy was nice to see Lewis and the newer guys get some playing time and be successful! Great job Dick Lebeau!


Today's game restored my confidence in Dick Lebeau. He really had a gameplan for Brady today.

Diehardsteel
10-31-2011, 03:05 AM
I was wondering when I would get a little recognition around here :rant2: :lol:

Remember last year (and the year before that and the year before that) when every game we were all on here complaining about our pass defense? The grass really is greener on the other side..

:lol: Just hoping that we can keep the Pass Defense one of the best. The secondary is playing out of their minds right now. I expect the holding and pass interference calls to lessen in the coming weeks. You know Tomlin will be on them for that.

steelersbabex25
10-31-2011, 03:15 AM
That holding call on Mundy in the endzone was absolutely the most ridiculous thing that I have ever witnessed in my entire life.

JensK
10-31-2011, 06:16 AM
That holding call on Mundy in the endzone was absolutely the most ridiculous thing that I have ever witnessed in my entire life.

I don't know... He had to arms around him which one cannot do. It was not the most obvious holding call you'll ever see but I have to say that I think it was an OK call.

scott0326
10-31-2011, 06:26 AM
William Gay has been playing really well lately..

STEELWILLiam
10-31-2011, 09:37 AM
I was glad to see the young players out on the field today, and playing well. I haven't seen Brady look that rattled against us in..well ever. I know we only won by 8 points, but it kind of felt like it could have been a lot more. The secondary was at their best, and it was the young guys like Lewis, Gay and Allen who stepped up huge. If those guys can play well, along with the vets, the defense has potential to be better than it was last year (as long as we can stop the run).

coldrolled
10-31-2011, 09:46 AM
Awesome Defense.. Dont forget to thank Lake also..... He trained up our new DB's..

LatrobePA
10-31-2011, 09:58 AM
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Post-Patriots thoughts

Tom Brady was supposed to own Dick LeBeau, but that was LeBeau's defense on the field Sunday - minus several stars - that shut down the vaunted New England offense.

Or was it Bruce Arians' offense that did that?

The Steelers offense did a great job of keeping the chains moving via the short passing game and the defense was outstanding when it was on the field, particularly in forcing three and outs in the first series of each half.

Part of the reason for that was Ike Taylor's blanket coverage all day on safety net Wes Welker, but the Steelers also got a strong game from youngster Cortez Allen, who had Rob Gronkowski one on one several times, forcing Brady to hold the ball.

If Taylor doesn't make the Pro Bowl off of what he's done the past two weeks - shutting down Larry Fitzgerald and Welker - they should just stop playing the game.

But the addition of the likes of Allen, Stevenson Sylvester, Cameron Heyward and even Chris Carter bodes well for the Steelers the rest of this season.

LeBeau showed that you can teach an old dog new tricks by stepping out of character and having his corners play a lot of press man coverage.

According to Tom Brady, it was more than the Steelers had shown all season. And the Patriots couldn't beat it.

The same plan should be used against Baltimore next week. The Ravens receivers can't beat and egg and Joe Flacco looks to have completely lost his confidence.

Or, as Bill Hillgrove put it, "Flacco is playing like Tyler Palko's backup."

Don't look now, but the old, slow and done Steelers now have the best record in the AFC.

Wonder if anyone will bring that up to old, slow and done Warren Sapp this week?

The Steelers could get James Harrison back this week against the Ravens, but it looks like they could be without LaMarr Woodley, who sacked Brady twice in the first half, then went down in the third quarter with a hamstring injury.

The beat goes on for the Steelers, who have had their worst season for injuries in quite some time.

Loved the play by Troy Polamalu to bat Brett Keisel's sack-strip backward toward the end zone. Polamalu was going to have to fight a couple of offensive linemen for the ball.

Instead, Ziggy Hood nearly recovered it in the end zone before it went for a safety.

On a final note, this is why you play the games instead of just figuring out who is going to beat who on paper.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-31-2011, 11:23 AM
It's nice to see the secondary really going out and making big plays, especially against one of the best offenses in the league that's full of weapons all over the place. Everyone was worried about this group heading into 2011 but so far they have answered the call. Young guys are stepping up, we are seeing the future unfold in front of us.

steelersbabex25
10-31-2011, 01:38 PM
I don't know... He had to arms around him which one cannot do. It was not the most obvious holding call you'll ever see but I have to say that I think it was an OK call.

He had his arms around him yes, but after the ball was tipped. After the ball it tipped the fact that Mundy jumped over him to get to the ball is a moot point.

BlitzburghRockCity
10-31-2011, 03:04 PM
Oustanding play by the Secondary and really the entire defense. When you can hold Tom Brady to a season low 197 yds. passing, that's saying something. Up until last weekend he was averaging over 300 yds per game. Taylor continually batted down passes that came his way. The rest of the secondary did a real solid job of making the tackle when the receiver did catch a pass, thus minimizing most of the big plays.

Carnell Lake and his group have come together in the face of adversity and stepped up their game. Amidst all of the injuries to the Steelers defensive line and linebackers so far in 2011, the secondary has been the most healthy and it's beginning to pay off in a big way.

Ike Taylor is lights out, just put him on the teams best WR and let him go all day long. He can take away his part of the field and free up the Safeties to help elsewhere. His play has been beyond invaluable and worth every dime he was paid in the offseason (relatively speaking).

Gay and Lewis both had great training camps and preseason and have continued that in the regular season. McFadden battled hamstring injuries and even when he did play he just wasn't the same player as in years past. Lewis is clearly taking his opportunities seriously and the light bulb is finally coming on for him. All this experience is making him better and better.

Will Gay spent the last 2 years just getting beat like a rag doll but man what a difference a year makes. He may not make every play but he's clearly done a great job this year and is no longer just a CB that can blitz.

Polamalu and Clark; Troy is playing like the Troy we're used to seeing. He's on fire, flying to the ball, diving over lineman, and sooner or later the dude is going to catch one of those INT's he keeps finding in his hands ;). It's imperative that he stay healthy and on the field for the defense to be successful. Ryan Clark has had his moments this year with some bad penalties but he does have an interception and overall is having a good year.