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Steelerlyn
09-08-2006, 01:39 AM
I'll post more tomorrow after a good night's sleep, but I am feeling very good about 2006 right now. After falling behind 17-14 and getting off the field on 3rd down in their own end (which led to the Miller TD), they showed me something right there. This team still wants to win. Also, I'm sure I'm reading into this but at the end of the game watching Bill Cowher, it looked like he found some extra "juice" - it looked to me he realized why he loves this game and especially coaching this team in this city. I think he's back from the offseason and raring to go! I think the team is too :)

Sleep well, my friends.


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SteelersfaninPhilly
09-08-2006, 09:09 AM
Fins 5-13 on third down. Not bad

House of Steel
09-08-2006, 10:38 AM
We got to do better on stopping the opponent on Third Down!!! That is a key. REED HAS TO PRACTICE THOSE KICKS!!! Overall, I am very impressed and happy with the way the outcome came about. I am pumped and feeling awesome this morning. What a day!!! I LOVE THE STEELERS!!!

I think Cowher has his fire back!!!

SteelerFan87
09-08-2006, 11:04 AM
I think the offense was kind of rusty early on, and maybe not used to playing with Charlie. But I think as the game went on they started getting more comfortable. I think Batch will have another good game next week.

And the defense, after letting the dolphins pick apart the secondary for a while to start the 2nd half, they really responded well with the 2 picks. After Polamalu's interception it seemed like the whole defense got faster and more aggressive.

AZ_Steeler
09-08-2006, 11:19 AM
The Steelers were able to get off the field on third down, like Philiy said Miami was 5/13 on third down, of course Culpepper helped out with some bad passes but in the end they did get off the field.

Special teams didn't impress me very much. They gave up some big returns, I bet the Steelers are wishing they hadn't released Chidi now! Jeff Reed's kick, I don't know what happened on that kick, but that is very uncharicteristic of him. Grade: D- ** Grade was edited, Thanks for headsup SF **

The defense did awesome against the run, held Brown to only 30 yards on 15 carries. No complaints on the run support with the exception of Troy missing some tackles. Maybe if he kept his head up a little more he would convert these missed tackles into tackles for losses. Againt the pass, the defense was touch and go. At times they looked impressive, but for the most part Miami helped out by throwing bad passes and receivers dropping balls. Ike still can't catch the ball and Chambers started eating him late in the game. Ike needs to remember the game is 60 minutes and not 45. 3 sacks and 2 INT's isn't bad for the first game of the season and they do have some good things to build on! Grade: Run A+ Pass B-

The offense looked shakey at times, especially when Batch was getting preasure. Parker is legit in my book now! What he did against a tough Miami defense was amazing; I would have liked for him get a TD but you can't complain about a 100+ yard performance. It's really hard to give any thoughts on the passing game because Batch isn't going to be under center normally. Batch came in and did what he had to do though and his numbers weren't to shabby with just over 200 yards and 3 TD's. He looked like a backup at times but he got the job done. Grade: Run A+ Pass B

Of course, now all we are going to hear about is the TD that really wasn't and Miami got screwed! Saban could have got the refs attention if he wanted too, so that's his mistake and he probably learned from it.

The Steelers looked more than ready to defend their title and this wasn't a traditional start to a Steelers season based on their past! Although the last few years have been pretty good starts and the Steelers have started strong :)

House of Steel
09-08-2006, 11:24 AM
Great summary, AZ. I enjoyed reading that. GOOD JOB!!! I agree with everything.

Steelerlyn
09-08-2006, 11:43 AM
Chris, how many 12 ounce curls did you do last night? None of that is from a fuzzy memory?

We did an awesome job we won. They have things to work on but hey we got the W all that matters and in any way possible! But in all seriousness, a great post, AZ!

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Steelersfan
09-08-2006, 12:59 PM
I would have given special teams a D- AZ. They missed a FG (bad!), allowed too many good returns and everytime they kicked to us it made me nervous! Seemed like our return guys were having some problems and I saw the ball bouncing around way too much. We were lucky we didn't turn it over on two of them.

AZ_Steeler
09-08-2006, 01:08 PM
I would have given special teams a D- AZ. They missed a FG (bad!), allowed too many good returns and everytime they kicked to us it made me nervous! Seemed like our return guys were having some problems and I saw the ball bouncing around way too much. We were lucky we didn't turn it over on two of them.

You have a really good point there SF, I had forgot about the Steelers return game... Holmes fielding a ball at the Stelers own 5, Ike running into a ball that became live, then Ricardo... I have no idea what he was thinking, it looked like he was standing in front of train coming full speed at him and he got scared! You're absolutely right though, I'll updated that grade!

Thanks! :bigthumb:

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Chris, how many 12 ounce curls did you do last night? None of that is from a fuzzy memory?

We did an awesome job we won. They have things to work on but hey we got the W all that matters and in any way possible! But in all seriousness, a great post, AZ!

It's was one 12 oz coke... from the can! The Steelers did look good and got the W, that is the important thing you're right! There is always room for improvement though. You (meaning the Steelers) can't get to happy with a W because then you (meaning the Steelers again) start to think you're all that and a bag a chips and things start to go down hill from there... that's what I think but my wife also thinks I'm a little OCD ;)

Steelersfan
09-08-2006, 01:18 PM
That's not a bad thing AZ. I do that at times too. We won the game yes. Great way to start the year! But there are still things that need to be worked on. Special Teams is on the top of that list. I'm holding off on the offense basically until Ben is back. I do think they played pretty well with Batch. The D played great against the run and decent against the pass but missed too many tackles.
All things that can be fixed though!

Steelersfan
09-08-2006, 01:27 PM
This is from the Post-Gazette.


Special Teams:Ryan Clark missed the first tackle on Wes Welker's 47-yard punt return to the Steelers' 15, setting up the Dolphins' first touchdown. James Harrison's holding penalty negated Ricardo Colclough's 62-yard return on the ensuing kickoff. P Chris Gardocki did a nice job in the first half, averaging 49.5 yards on four punts, but K Jeff Reed yanked a 44-yard field goal with 3:09 left.
GRADE: F

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06251/720143-66.stm

AZ_Steeler
09-08-2006, 01:35 PM
This is from the Post-Gazette.


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06251/720143-66.stm



Wow! I must have been blinded by the "W" when I gave the Steelers ST a C-... lol :dunno:

Steelersfan
09-08-2006, 01:36 PM
Wow! I must have been blinded by the "W" when I gave the Steelers ST a C-... lol :dunno:


LOL.... Wasn't picking on you AZ. Just happened to see this after we posted here.

AZ_Steeler
09-08-2006, 01:40 PM
LOL.... Wasn't picking on you AZ. Just happened to see this after we posted here.

I know you're not picking on me... I'm picking on myself though! :D

I got a sense of humor and don't take to much personally so don't worry about me.

Steelerlyn
09-08-2006, 02:29 PM
If we had lost that game, many things would have factored in but all in all Special teams would have been the reason and that is why I said what I said to you AZ in my 1st post:)


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BlitzburghRockCity
09-09-2006, 12:57 AM
ST definately needs some work. Especially the coverage units and Jeff Reed. The return game was adequate and Holmes will only get better once he realizes you don't field and return kicks inside your own 10 and then fall down :lol:

House of Steel
09-09-2006, 01:04 AM
Holmes made a very grave Rookie Mistake. He will learn sooner or later. Ricardo, I will let you in on my thoughts with that one. When I read that on the helmets where he just literally stood there like a man stuck on stupid, I was like, RUN YOU STUPID SOB RUN!!! I couldn't believe it. Reed really got me a little ticked off, that guy is suppose to be the master of Heinz Field and yet pulled an easy 3 pointer????

there is many improvements that need to be adjusted before going to JAX. We got a lot of time of rest, 9 days worth.

Matt, what do you think of the Najeh signing? I was really stratching my head for the longest time trying to figure out that boneheaded move from the FO. VERY UNSTEELERLIKE!!!

Steelerlyn
09-09-2006, 01:07 AM
What is unSteeler like about it, David? :scratch:

BlitzburghRockCity
09-09-2006, 01:08 AM
BC preached all through camp that Willie was going to take over the short yardage stuff. Parker showed he can do it no problem but I can see where we don't want to wear him out like that because if you noticed, Haynes only had a couple token carries and Parker was in on virtually every running play. We'll see how it goes, if nothing else Davenport will give us a battering ram to help spell Willie..but releasing Chidi wasn't what I had in mind though to get him :scratch:

Koopa
09-09-2006, 01:09 AM
What is unSteeler like about it, David? :scratch:


i think he's refering to davenports pooping problems in the past.....the steelers usually don't sign ppl with a "troubled" past

House of Steel
09-09-2006, 01:10 AM
What is unSteeler like about it, David? :scratch:

Who in their right mind would trade a 7th Rounder to New England for a kid that just prove a legit player in a meaningless Pre-Season only to be cut to found out, oh hey they signed a veteran over me, so I am history.

COME ON LYN!!! Najeh's history is not Steeler like.

I never seen a more boneheaded move by a Front Office than us. THIS IS HIGHLY UNCHARACTER LIKE coming from the Rooneys. They are old school.

GIVE ME A BREAK, save the excuses. It tells me they made a mistake and trying to cover up one for another. This Najeh signing is a mistake too.

Koopa
09-09-2006, 01:13 AM
Who in their right mind would trade a 7th Rounder to New England for a kid that just prove a legit player in a meaningless Pre-Season only to be cut to found out, oh hey they signed a veteran over me, so I am history.

COME ON LYN!!! Najeh's history is not Steeler like.

I never seen a more boneheaded move by a Front Office than us. THIS IS HIGHLY UNCHARACTER LIKE coming from the Rooneys. They are old school.

GIVE ME A BREAK, save the excuses. It tells me they made a mistake and trying to cover up one for another. This Najeh signing is a mistake too.

how many 7th rounders have actually made an impact?? i'm fine with that trade....i'm glad we are at least attempting to get better. what davenport did was in the past....the steelers wouldn't have signed him if they thought he still couldn't find the restroom

House of Steel
09-09-2006, 01:16 AM
i think he's refering to davenports pooping problems in the past.....the steelers usually don't sign ppl with a "troubled" past

Yeah, that is it. Koopa. That is that stupid cut of Chidi that Matt quoted and then on top of wasting a 7th rounder on a kid from NE only to get cut???? :banging: :banging: :banging: That is what I am doing!!!

Koopa, from your last post, You do realize the history of Colbert and Cowher, they have found some diamonds in the rough in the latter rounds of the NFL Draft, so I hope you can understand and respect from where I am coming from in that agenda. I see your point, too, not to be a smart ellick.

Steelerlyn
09-09-2006, 01:20 AM
i think he's refering to davenports pooping problems in the past.....the steelers usually don't sign ppl with a "troubled" past


I would rather have a player with a "pooping problem" than one who hits his wife and is not aware of the rule to let the ball go inside the 10 yard line............I think you learn that in Pop Warner footballl.

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BlitzburghRockCity
09-09-2006, 01:24 AM
If he works out then yeah we found a diamond in the rough..if we doesnt we don't lose much but atleast we gave him chance. Wonder what Bettis thinks of all this signing.

Koopa
09-09-2006, 01:24 AM
I would rather have a player with a "pooping problem" than one who hits his wife and is not aware of the rule to let the ball go inside the 10 yard line............I think you learn that in Pop Warner footballl.

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holmes did no such thing, it's just a gold digger seeing green and wanting more then she deserves so she makes up some bull then all of sudden wants to call it off.....funny how he never had problems then money comes in and bam he's a "wife beater" holmes is innocent. por favor believe it.........and that was a rookie mistake, and he slipped, if he had better shoes on he could've got some good yardage

House of Steel
09-09-2006, 01:25 AM
I would rather have a player with a "pooping problem" than one who hits his wife and is not aware of the rule to let the ball go inside the 10 yard line............I think you learn that in Pop Warner footballl.

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What a smart *** way to respond, Lyn. ;) :rolleyes: :rolleyes: