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« Reply #10 on: Feb 05, 2009 at 11:02 »



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That and taking the 3 points on the first drive were great coaching decisions.  Made up for some of the other head scratchers recently.  Considering how tight the game was, Arizona was right on the cusp of field goal range when Warner fumbled.

Give Mitchy boy and special teams some credit on the safety punt.  Cards started at about the 35 yard line.  Normally, when Berger is punting from his own 20, we are lucky if the ball isn't returned past mid field.
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« Reply #11 on: Feb 05, 2009 at 11:59 »

The thing that needs to get fixed is our 1st and goal game....we had 6 plays in a row (after the roughing of ernster) from around the 5 and couldn't punch it in.  unacceptable.

THAT is why they didn't cut him and get a new punter.  Nobody takes a roughing penalty on a hold like Ernster.  I believe he lead the league in that stat.

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« Reply #12 on: Feb 05, 2009 at 12:11 »


When FWP barely got out of the endzone, it looked to me like if he followed his blocker, Kemo IIRC, there weren't any defenders inside the 10.  I wonder how the D knew he was running up the middle?

Yeah, he was following Kemo who was pulling and turned it up between the RG and RT.  There were zero defenders to the outside.  If he follows Kemo and bounces it out, who knows how many yards he gets.

It's a tough sitch though because it's very rare for a RB to bounce it when they're standing in their own EZ.  Usually they find a seam and try to snake through for a couple to give the offense some room.  For a guy like Parker...with his speed though...
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« Reply #13 on: Feb 05, 2009 at 12:38 »

Watching it right now. Willie was making great yards outside in the 1st quarter. Briliant move by BA to run him up the middle the rest of the game.

As far the near FWP safety, IMO, it just looks like he could have followed Kemo outside. #58 Dansby is inside of Kemo ready to make the play. In order to bounce that, he would have had to go laterally 2-3 yards deep in the EZ. Pretty dam risky, and I think the LB Kemo didn't block, Dansby, gets him.

How Big Ben isn't the MVP, I will never know. The early slants to SH are all Ben, who is reading the D and getting out of the called running play. That 3rd down scramble and throw to Heat on the 1st TD drive is just flat out impossible. When he initially scambles left, Rolle comes up to cut it off, and when Ben runs back right, Rolle starts chasing after him from like 15 yards away, leaving the open space where Miller makes the catch. Unbelievable. On the winning drive, both big plays are the direct result of Ben pump faking. On the 40 yarder to SH, Ben fakes to MM in the flat on the sideline which brings Rodgers-Cromartie up off of SH. SH is then open and safety slips after coming up and trying to make the tackle, but its RC blown coverage due to Ben's pump, which was one of the best pumps ever. Basically the same thing happens on the TD. MM is on the sideline in the flat, Ben pumps to him bringing RC up a little, then Ben points to the middle of the field, delaying the safety help in the corner, and delivers the PERFECT pass in the window the Ben created for himself. I love you SH, but Ben is THE MAN.

FWIW- Steelers are 6-0 in the playoffs when FWP starts.
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« Reply #14 on: Feb 05, 2009 at 13:02 »

agreed, those pump fakes were sick as were the scrambles....watching the DVR of the game, he makes little head turns and remembers where guys are and then hits them during a scramble, heath especially....I love how he pumps to the flat and then POINTS to the middle and then the the throw to SanAntonio...those split seconds were just natural, innate ability.  MVP.


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« Reply #15 on: Feb 05, 2009 at 13:30 »


The comment about Harrison being ejected from the game was absolutely ridiculous.


This can't be overstated enough. He blocked the guy, held him down (which happens on 95% of the punt returns in the NFL) and pushed the guy over while they play was still going on and while everyone else is still blocking/engaged. I honestly don't even think it was a worth a penalty. This is football, asshat.

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« Reply #16 on: Feb 05, 2009 at 17:15 »

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Tomlin said he was going to take an intentinal safety if they didn't get the 1st down, instead of punting with the ball inside the 1 yd line.

I don't believe him.  Belicheat is the only coach in the history of the league smart enough to think of taking an intentional safety.
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« Reply #17 on: Feb 06, 2009 at 07:26 »

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This can't be overstated enough. He blocked the guy, held him down (which happens on 95% of the punt returns in the NFL) and pushed the guy over while they play was still going on and while everyone else is still blocking/engaged. I honestly don't even think it was a worth a penalty. This is football, asshat.

Madden needs to retire.

Well, yes, Madden does need to retire.  But, I have to give him credit for coming back and calling a strong ending, not to mention some great comments after the game.  And I say this as someone who wasn't a John Madden fan when he was in his prime.

I think the reaction during the game was typical.  When I first saw it, I thought it was horrible.  But it's one of those plays that, on second look, wasn't nearly as bad as it might have seemed.  Out in the open like it was, it was probably destined to draw a flag, but the talk that "Harrison should have been thrown out!" is laughable.  I've seen worse in backyard football.
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« Reply #18 on: Feb 07, 2009 at 14:14 »


Give Mitchy boy and special teams some credit on the safety punt.  Cards started at about the 35 yard line.  Normally, when Berger is punting from his own 20, we are lucky if the ball isn't returned past mid field.

I always thought when he punted from his own 20 we were lucky if it went past mid field

  I think it was on NFL Total Access that they broke down the final td play and stated that Ben went though his normal progressions #1 Willie Parker, and I was going WTF how is he even in the progression let alone #1, Fricken Arians, #2 Heath and then Holmes...

I know they meant MM but thought if anyone would of put Parker in on a passing situation it would be Arians
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« Reply #19 on: Feb 07, 2009 at 14:25 »

FWP would have gotten a shoulder pad on it.

We had a #1 RB who could not catch.
No help from any draft choices that I can recall. Well, one nice block by Sweed.
A punter who almost whiffed and was so bad he bounced them off the opposition's heads.
An O-line that was iffy on a good day.
A couple if waddlers handing KO returns, where 'breaking one' meant they got over the 40.
A punt return duo, where only ones seems to be able to process what to do on a punt landing inside the 20.

Yeah, there's a little room for improvement.
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