The patsies made the plays that won the game, while our super genius O coordinator played it to safe against a suspect D. I have nothing but praise to Brady & the O, but the STEELERS let a suspect D dictate the game instead of the other way around. And if the STEELERS had a reliable option other then Hines and Heath (Holmes definately was not ready 2 play) washington wilson and reid cannot carry us deep in the playoffs
and ur pats are perfect? lol i still dont get you guys! brady's playin lights out! moss is ballin! ur o-line is giving brady 15 minutes to read the d! those are true! thats all! hell i could throw 25 touchdowns to randy moss if i had 15 minutes to find an open reciever! u barely beat the eagles ravens colts and put a whoopin on us! the game could and should have been much closer!
you won! congrats! no one is taking that away from u or making excuses! the game could have been a lot better if our players showed up and we didnt make bonehead mistakes! u have a good team, not a perfect team! not yet! until you go 16-0 and then win the superbowl, ur not perfect! no one is an elite team until the final gun on the first sunday in feb. until then we wont know who's perfect or not! theres only one game in the entire season that matters! thats the last game of the year! until ur holding that lombardi above ur head, you are not elite!
HERE WE GO!! HERE WE GO!! HERE WE GO STEELERS!! HERE WE GO!! PITTSBURGH'S GOIN TO THE SUPERBOWL!! We're gonna be the first to 6!!!
Look garranting a win is OLD. it was news when Joe Willie namath did it way back in 1968 0r 69,but it's been done so many times since then I'm suprised any one pays any attension to it any more.
I even do like the fact that Smith did it. That at least showed that he believed in his team.
The whole guarantee thing was so overblown. Tomlin put it best, saying that a team like the Patriots doesn't need something like that to motivate them. The inference is that they SHOULDN'T need something as trivial as Smith's guarantee to motivate them, and that if that's what does motivate them, something's wrong there.
The only way Smith's guarantee affected the game was the way that Smith got into his own head. Whether he was trying to hard, or just was distracted by his guarantee, Smith did not bring his A game, and the Steelers lost because of it. If Smith is at the top of his game, the Pats don't get those 2 big plays that broke the game open. Hell, maybe on one of those plays Smith flies over and crushes Moss, setting the tone for the game and making Moss think twice about going over the middle. Who knows?
I think talent-wise, the Steelers were good enough to win that game. Look at the 1st half. We didn't play our best football, but we were still just down by 3 points. Then in the 2nd half, we get ready to try a trick play that would have been a huge play to Ward, but Mahan gets owned by Wilfork and the play is blown up. If Mahan does his job there that could have been a dagger to the Pats heart, but instead the offense gets derailed, and then the Pats respond with a dagger of their own. That trick play they ran (which was exactly what we used to beat the Bengals in 05) really took the wind out of our sails. After that, the Steelers threw in the towel. And I can't blame them for that. We kept it close for a while, and had a chance to win. Once the Pats started to take control of the game, why empty the bag of tricks trying to get back into a meaningless game? Let them have round 1. The real game is in the playoffs. Just like the Colts in 05. And really, we got our asses beat much worse by the Colts that year, than we did by the Pats this year, even though the Pats won by (I think) 2 more points than the Colts did. In that game, our defense got torched, and our offense got totally overwhelmed. Yesterday, our defense got torched in the 2nd half, but our offense was able to move the ball pretty well.
I work with a Patsy fan who was upset about the first play where they burned AS for the long touchdown and Brady was up in Smiths face when James Harrison came up behind Tom and gave him a little "back off" bump. He thought it was a cheap shot. No cheaper than the in-your-face little head butt he gave Anthony Smith. I loved it when Harrison did that and I laughed at Brady's hasty retreat when he turned to see who nudged him. That was one of the highlights of the game for me.
Now THAT would have been awesome. Totally worth the fine.
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