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BlitzburghRockCity
09-11-2006, 12:09 AM
You can definately tell its week 1 in the NFL. QB's all day are throwing errant passes, WR's running the wrong routes, interceptions, fumbles, most running backs haven't faired all that well, defenses missing tackles.

Watching the Manning bowl tonight...Peyton has made a bunch of bad throws and should have been picked atleast 4 times by now but thanks to the butter fingers of the Giant DB's he's been saved from that to this point.

As far as the Steelers go, we all know the defense needs to tackle better and our ST needs to step it up but our offense looked pretty good overall even with Ben out of the lineup.

Steelerlyn
09-11-2006, 12:12 AM
It is really not until around Week 3 that the cream raises to the top.

Then we have bye weeks lol

:tt02: :banana: :lol:

House of Steel
09-11-2006, 12:12 AM
This is by far the worse Fantasy Football start in my doggone 8 years of doing this. 8 of 9 teams lost. That is just unacceptable in my nature. Time for the spit flying, chin pointing, screaming in their faces, and shouting Bullshit to my players. DARN THEM FOOLS!!!

House of Steel
09-11-2006, 12:16 AM
It is really not until around Week 3 that the cream raises to the top.

Then we have bye weeks lol

:tt02: :banana: :lol:

I hate it we have the bye week so darn early. Now, the Steelers I think have the big advantage since we played Thursday Night and our next game isn't til late Monday Night. Hines will finally be healed of that damn hamstring and everyone else will be healthier. Finally get Ben under center. WE will prevail even better.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-11-2006, 12:19 AM
Didn't help that I didn't get to set my fantasy lineup with all the changes I made until some of the games had already been played :confused:

Steelersfan
09-11-2006, 12:24 AM
I had a great week in FF!.....lol

And yes it has been sloppy. Pats won on a damn safety. I think of all the 4pm games the away team scored on their first drive, which seemed strange.

Steelerlyn
09-11-2006, 12:47 AM
This is by far the worse Fantasy Football start in my doggone 8 years of doing this. 8 of 9 teams lost. That is just unacceptable in my nature. Time for the spit flying, chin pointing, screaming in their faces, and shouting Bullshit to my players. DARN THEM FOOLS!!!


Yeah I did kick your butt today which was not at all what you told me to expect because you won a gazillion trophies in FF oh well, nice game LOL

:tt02: :banana: :lol:

Captcoolhand
09-11-2006, 12:56 AM
Thank God its over right. hopfully next week will be better

AZ_Steeler
09-11-2006, 01:08 AM
You could tell it was the first week! The so called "super-stars" weren't really super-stars this week, Larry Johnson, ALexander, Delhome... the list goes on!

The Steelers execute well, butt hey still had their mistakes like TG said (missed tackles, ST). It was definitely an interesting first week and it's only got to more interesting with the NFL's first scheduled double header tomorrow (Mondya) night!

Hawk Believer
09-11-2006, 03:18 AM
Any dissussion involving sloppy has got to include my Seahawks this week.

My biggest concerns after seeing and listening to most of the game with the Lions...
1) The Lions got 5 sacks! We averaged less than 2 a game last year. We knew we could not replace Hutch, but we thought we could fill in the spot better than this. Maybe they just need more time...

2) 2 blocked field goals... See concern #1.

3) Alexander was held to 50 yards... See concern #1.

4) Regarding the O-Line, I almost puked when I heard Walter Jones went out with an ankle injury. He went back in the next series but looked a little gimpy. He is a lot of man to stand on a gimpy ankle. I don't like to think of what our chances would be with out him out there for most games. Hopefully his ankle heals up quickly.

The O-Line has got to pull it together if we are going to be a threat this year.

Things I am happy with...

1) Defense only allowed 6 points. Our linebackers were our biggest liability 3 seasons back. Now they look to be the the stongest corp of the team

2) Our kick return game looked solid. This was one of our biggest weaknesses last season. Looks like dumping Peter Warrick was a good move.

3) We ran 2 good 2 minute drills that resulted in scores with no time left. The most important of which was the final one to win the game. Some of you might remember the last Seahawk game where they uncharacteristically blew their managment of the 2 min drill...:banging:

4) Our backup runningback Maurice Morris had 23 yards on 3 carries. Its nice to know he's got some skills in case SA gets hurt.

5) Nate Burleson had only one catch but it was for 36 yards. He was brought in to be a deep threat, something lacking in our WRs. I expect to see more out him as he becomes more comfortable with our system.



So all in all, this game did not meet most of our hopes for how the Hawks would look starting out of the gate. But I have faith that SA will find his groove with a vengance and the O-Line is going to tighten things up. Its interesting to think that we may be transitioning from a team that wins by its offense to a team that wins by defense rapidly. But then again, its just the first week. And its easier for the defense to be playing well the first week than it is for the O.

Even though it looked ugly, I have to remind myself that there really isn't such thing as an ugly win when you are playing on the road in the NFL. I give credit to the Lions, their D looked much improved. But I also recognize that if the Seahawks don't step up their level of play they aren' going to be able to pull out many more victories like they did today....

AZ_Steeler
09-11-2006, 12:30 PM
Any dissussion involving sloppy has got to include my Seahawks this week.

My biggest concerns after seeing and listening to most of the game with the Lions...
1) The Lions got 5 sacks! We averaged less than 2 a game last year. We knew we could not replace Hutch, but we thought we could fill in the spot better than this. Maybe they just need more time...

2) 2 blocked field goals... See concern #1.

3) Alexander was held to 50 yards... See concern #1.

4) Regarding the O-Line, I almost puked when I heard Walter Jones went out with an ankle injury. He went back in the next series but looked a little gimpy. He is a lot of man to stand on a gimpy ankle. I don't like to think of what our chances would be with out him out there for most games. Hopefully his ankle heals up quickly.

The O-Line has got to pull it together if we are going to be a threat this year.

Things I am happy with...

1) Defense only allowed 6 points. Our linebackers were our biggest liability 3 seasons back. Now they look to be the the stongest corp of the team

2) Our kick return game looked solid. This was one of our biggest weaknesses last season. Looks like dumping Peter Warrick was a good move.

3) We ran 2 good 2 minute drills that resulted in scores with no time left. The most important of which was the final one to win the game. Some of you might remember the last Seahawk game where they uncharacteristically blew their managment of the 2 min drill...:banging:

4) Our backup runningback Maurice Morris had 23 yards on 3 carries. Its nice to know he's got some skills in case SA gets hurt.

5) Nate Burleson had only one catch but it was for 36 yards. He was brought in to be a deep threat, something lacking in our WRs. I expect to see more out him as he becomes more comfortable with our system.



So all in all, this game did not meet most of our hopes for how the Hawks would look starting out of the gate. But I have faith that SA will find his groove with a vengance and the O-Line is going to tighten things up. Its interesting to think that we may be transitioning from a team that wins by its offense to a team that wins by defense rapidly. But then again, its just the first week. And its easier for the defense to be playing well the first week than it is for the O.

Even though it looked ugly, I have to remind myself that there really isn't such thing as an ugly win when you are playing on the road in the NFL. I give credit to the Lions, their D looked much improved. But I also recognize that if the Seahawks don't step up their level of play they aren' going to be able to pull out many more victories like they did today....

I've been waiting for you to post up your thoughts on the Seahawks. My biggest question was if the Lions defense had really improved that much? I never expected Alexander to be held in check and not find the endzone. Luckily this was the first week and Seatle didn't have a so called "tough" matchup, hopefully they can get things turned around before next week when they face a tougher Cardinals team. Although the Cardinals are in the same boat as Seatle... one sorry offensive line!

suitanim
09-11-2006, 12:53 PM
Wow, quite a few things I saw yesterday stand out:

My favorite is watching the Pats struggle. The media continues to nuthug the Pats, but it's basically over in NE. One QB, a decent defense and a good coach is NOT ENOUGH to win with. I may downgrade them to 8-8 after yesterday, because the Bills are still awful, and they almost beat the Pats at home.

The Dolphins win was bigger than we will get credit for. Why? First off, the Dolphins have a superb September record, and almost always get out of the gate fast, while the Steelers are generally slow starters. If we roll out of JAX with a win, we are in really good shape for this early in the year, especially considering how brutal our schedule will be.

I'm not sure how much credence I place on a few of yesterday's upsets. A few teams, like Carolina and Seattle are sure to rebound after a slow start, and some teams just overachieved, like the Baltirats. Things will start to shake out in a few weeks. I also think the Cinci win in KC wasn't as impressive as some would think. Palmer looked okay, but KC's defense is still only mediocre or slightly above, and the holes in their Oline are obvious.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-11-2006, 12:59 PM
This is the time of year when everybody is referred to as a contender especially if you win you're first game in convincing fashion. Then by mid October to late October, the wannabe's are separated from the true contenders and things start to become alittle more clear.

I don't think the Cincy win was all that impressive either. The Chiefs are under a new coach right now and still feeling their way and then they lose Trent to injury. The Chiefs will rebound to atleast have a winning record this year. Everyone acts like beating the Bucs was some great accomplishment. Their defense is above average at best anymore and Chris Simms is still young. They're not a great running team even with Alstott back there either and their OL is average at best.

Steelersfan
09-11-2006, 01:04 PM
You'll see the Panthers bounce back when Smith is healthy. Their D played well considering the offense did nothing.
Bengals got an easy win over a KC team that is still trying to figure things out.
I still say the Falcons will be lucky to make the playoffs.
Broncos are gonna be in trouble if Plummer keeps turning the ball over. They won last year because he didn't. Looks like he might be back to his old self.

AZ_Steeler
09-11-2006, 01:13 PM
Suitanim touched a good point, because I have always felt the Steelers come out of the gate a little slow then about the 3rd or 4th game they kick it in gear and then their off and running! All things considered the Steelers looked better than their norm of the past (the last couple of years they have looked good on opening day). Like suit said, a win in Jacksonville and the Steelers will be in awesome shape as long as it doesn't go to their heads, which I don't think Cowher will let happen.

Cinci wasn't impressive at all. They probably won't have a true test until they do play the Steelers in week 3. Carolina showed yesterday they are mediocre at best without Steve Smith. They are going to need both Smith and Johnson healthy to make it to the SB.

Broncos were horrible; this was the game I had to watch. IMO Plummer is terrified of Cutler taking his job because Cutler was very impressive in preseason. Yeah it was only preseason but you can't deny the numbers Cutler put. If Plummer continues down this path of his old self, look for Shanahan to yank him and go with Cutler!

SteelerSal
09-11-2006, 02:26 PM
Broncos were horrible; this was the game I had to watch. IMO Plummer is terrified of Cutler taking his job because Cutler was very impressive in preseason. Yeah it was only preseason but you can't deny the numbers Cutler put. If Plummer continues down this path of his old self, look for Shanahan to yank him and go with Cutler!


Cutler will be starting by week 5. He, IMO, was the best QB in this draft.

House of Steel
09-11-2006, 03:59 PM
Cutler will be starting by week 5. He, IMO, was the best QB in this draft.

I agree with that, Plummer blew up yesterday. That was an awful display he put on.