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« on: Dec 12, 2013 at 10:26 »

Time to win some meaningless games.

Woot.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 12, 2013 at 11:02 »

We'll look like a well oiled machine on SNF.

Just to piss us all off a little bit more.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 12, 2013 at 12:44 »

We'll look like a well oiled machine on SNF.

Just to piss us all off a little bit more.

Is there any doubt?  You know they are going to win out and kill that draft position. 

Hopefully another weak, slow, outside linebacker with a spinal condition will fall to us.
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 12, 2013 at 13:54 »

Been a couple of years since we took a DE in R1, especially a 4-3 guy to play in the 3-4.  Time to draft a guy so he can sit for 3 years before we take him for a test spin.
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 13, 2013 at 10:31 »

I'm hoping we reach for an undersized receiver with average speed or a taller receiver with a fragile psyche (provided he prefers to drop the ball).
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 13, 2013 at 11:04 »

I'm hoping we reach for an undersized receiver with average speed or a taller receiver with a fragile psyche (provided he prefers to drop the ball).

Troy Sweed?  Limas Edwards?
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 13, 2013 at 11:14 »

SING ALPHONSO JAKSON!!!111
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 13, 2013 at 16:55 »

To bad we traded away that 3rd round pick.  You never know if the next Landry Jones is going to last until the 4th round.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 14, 2013 at 00:05 »

Just so long as we don't miss out on another sloth-like OT in the 2nd.
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 07:33 »

Thought the post about Landry Jones was funny

Looking to see what the young guys can do.  Shamarko, JJones, Vince Williams, Wheaton, and arnfelt

Also at LT.  Assume Beachum is in but want to see Adams as well.  I don't think Beaxhum should be the LT beyond this session.  Adams hasn't shown that he should be but won't really know if he isn't playing. 

I figure this is a loss.  Can't really root for the draft pick order since it will be the same guys making the pick.
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 10:01 »

Is Moye hurt or is there a chance he sees some action in final games?
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 12:02 »

Is Moye hurt or is there a chance he sees some action in final games?

The answer to both of those questions is no.  If I'm Tomlin, I play Wheaton and Moye and Sanders doesn't even get a hat. 

Moye is probably in the doghouse since he dropped one pass after making the great catch on the fade pattern and the other great catch where he flipped over on his neck.  Although Sanders seems to avoid the doghouse while dropping at least one big pass a week. 

The double standard is the standard, or some shit.
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 13:42 »

Can't really root for the draft pick order since it will be the same guys making the pick.

There's time.  If we start now, maybe we can come up with some sort of remote mind-control of Kevbert.  Finny can telepathically implant the picks.  

May 8th, 2014, New York City.  Kevin Colbert sits in the war room, the Pittsburgh Steelers are up, the clock is ticking.  Suddenly his eyes glaze and roll back into his skull.  His head lilts and his jaw drops slack.  Moments later Colbert snaps to attention, writes something and shoves a folded slip to the runner.

Fifteen seconds later Commissioner Goodell reads, ".. of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select Mike Evans, wide receiver, Texas A&M."

Murmurs break an abrupt silence in the Steelers war room. "I thought we were sticking to the board.  What the fuck, Kevin?  A wide receiver?  In the first!?" Tomlin is furious, "Crichton was the pick there.  Now lookit!  He's off the board.  You mother-fucker."

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« Reply #13 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 19:54 »

Nice Woodley made it a whole game and part of another quarter without pulling a new muscle.
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 21:46 »

Had to miss the first half.  Unbelievable, 30-7.  Ridic.
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 22:12 »

I say it each week but Ryan Clark is beyond worthless.  Fucking horrible.  Go to ESPN or wherever your broadcasting career takes you. Buh-bye.
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 22:30 »

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We'll look like a well oiled machine on SNF.

Just to piss us all off a little bit more.

You called that one for 2.5 quarters. But, as is our practice in 2013, the Steelers are looking to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Am I the only one who thinks Leveon Bell is a sorry-ass excuse for a R2 pick?
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« Reply #17 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 22:34 »

And it's hard for me to see why Dwyer can't seem to get on the field. Because, when he does, good things seem to happen.
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« Reply #18 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 22:40 »

Dwyer is too inconsistent.  And I like Bell, although his YPC isn't all that.  Has the patience to let blocks develop, size to push the pile when needed with some speed.  His value will increase if we ever get some consistency at Oline.

Am I the only one that didn't enjoy this win like I should?
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« Reply #19 on: Dec 15, 2013 at 22:49 »

I am glad that if I stayed up this late, the won.  430a will arrive too soon.

I am sure some are unhappy due to the knock on draft position.  Would have served them right had they lost, as they took their foot off the pedal in the 2nd half.  But I can only root for 'em
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« Reply #20 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 00:07 »

Am I the only one who thinks Leveon Bell is a sorry-ass excuse for a R2 pick?

I'm loving me some Bell.  The numbers may not look good, but damn, he sure does when he runs.  I'm thinking he'll be fine.
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« Reply #21 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 08:25 »

I was ambivalent about Bell when we took him; I think he's shown some terrific stuff, actually, considering how he was rushed into action with the injury, and as noted how he's playing behind an OL that is put through the chipper on a weekly basis.  IMO it's easier to flash a la Dwyer in limited action as the COP guy; if roles were reversed, we might see YPC reversed as well.  Bell, with a season of conditioning and a taste of the action, is going to be a strong every down back, and the fact that he's a solid component of the passing game is a very pleasant surprise.

Went to bed when we were up 24-0.  Can't believe I'm admitting this, but my thought was We're winning this game.  Where the fuck has this team been all season? 

I like the trend of breaking Bengals' jaws.  Although busting up the punter is slightly less impressive than having a WR bust up one of their LBs, but still.
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« Reply #22 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 08:30 »

I thought with the 'Phins winning, we were mathematically out. But I guess the tie-breaker format changes when there are more than two teams tied? So there must be some unlikely scenario of multiple teams finishing 8-8, where the Steelers would get the #6 spot?

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« Reply #23 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 08:54 »

I thought with the 'Phins winning, we were mathematically out. But I guess the tie-breaker format changes when there are more than two teams tied? So there must be some unlikely scenario of multiple teams finishing 8-8, where the Steelers would get the #6 spot?



PIT wins out + NYJ wins out + MIA loses to BUF + SD loses 1 of last 2 (v OAK, KC) + BAL loses 2 of last 3 (DET, NE, CIN)


The tie-breaker is basically Jets would beat out Miami and we'd beat the Jets.  Not sure what's more unlikely, the Jets winning out, us winning out, or the rest of that bullshit happening.


If AB doesn't step out (I know, I know), Detroit beating the Ravens tonight would put us in the 6 spot.  What a woulda, shoulda, coulda, type of year it's been.
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« Reply #24 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 09:26 »

No problem!

One season, late 80s, they needed a bunch of help on the final day and everything fell into place.
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« Reply #25 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:44 »

It *was* good to see a win though.  The draft is what it will be.  Maybe back-to-back mediocre seasons will refocus all concerned and we can look forward to a better 2014 season.  Yeah, that's the ticket.  Although, it's really 3 years running IMO.  Even though they were 12-4 in 2011, you could see the signs of what we have now happening back then.  No idea how that team went 12-4.
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« Reply #26 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 12:59 »

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IMO it's easier to flash a la Dwyer in limited action as the COP guy; if roles were reversed, we might see YPC reversed as well.

That's very true. We've seen that RB before that we thought could be "the guy" because they made some big plays at certain times. Still, I'm not sure what Dwyer did to get so deep into the dog house, and think that he should be getting the ball a little more regularly.

As for Bell:  Yes, he is a good receiver and can lower the shoulder better than I expected. But I have a hard time seeing him as a real long-term solution at RB. He seems to wait too long to make a decision on where to go with the ball and the bounce-out can only take you so far. Maybe that will improve with more experience though, and how can you tell anything with this oline?
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« Reply #27 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 13:08 »

Wanted to add that Beachum, while certainly not "the answer" at tackle long-term IMO, is a pretty tough player. For a guy who is way under-sized at the position, he certainly plays a lot bigger than Adams or Gilbert. I would count on him ahead of a lot of other guys that we've drafted in recent years.
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« Reply #28 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 14:06 »

No problem!

One season, late 80s, they needed a bunch of help on the final day and everything fell into place.

Yes, I remember it well.  A Mark Stock dropped pass away...

Anyways, I hope the "scenario impossible" happens next week.  I'll be at Heinz for the first time in a few years for the finale.
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« Reply #29 on: Dec 16, 2013 at 21:50 »

Am I the only one who thinks Leveon Bell is a sorry-ass excuse for a R2 pick?

I'm loving me some Bell.  The numbers may not look good, but damn, he sure does when he runs.  I'm thinking he'll be fine.

The question becomes, would you rather see Mendy in there or Bell? I take Bell in a heartbeat. He is going to be a pretty good 3 down back. Has exceptional patience, and an ability to make a cut and go. Is pretty physical with a knack for falling forward. I don't think we will see a ton of super long runs, but will pound it in there snapping off 7 yard, 12 yard runs on a consistent basis. He seems to have pretty good hands and one of receptions last night was pretty nice when he was running away from Ben. He blocks ok as well.... I don't think he is Dickerson material, and will probably never be truly elite, but he is way better than Mendy ( fumblezilla). With a decent OL, I can see him being a very solid all around player. And any guy who goes in like that on the goal line with the game on the line ( against the Rats no less) gets some props. Eff that stupid helmet rule , that was a motherfucking TD
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« Reply #30 on: Dec 17, 2013 at 06:46 »

Eff that stupid helmet rule , that was a motherfucking TD

And he still held on to the ball after being knocked out.

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« Reply #31 on: Dec 17, 2013 at 09:52 »

Am I the only one who thinks Leveon Bell is a sorry-ass excuse for a R2 pick?

I'm loving me some Bell.  The numbers may not look good, but damn, he sure does when he runs.  I'm thinking he'll be fine.

And any guy who goes in like that on the goal line with the game on the line ( against the Rats no less) gets some props. Eff that stupid helmet rule , that was a motherfucking TD

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FWIW, Bell has over 1000 all purpose yards this season.  Only the 3rd rookie behind Franco (1200+) and Bam Morris (1050~ish) to do it.  Still has 2 games to go and didn't even play in the first 4.  Dude's a stud.  Only gonna get better, IMO.
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« Reply #32 on: Dec 19, 2013 at 09:06 »

Garvin fined for hitting too hard.

Fine will likely be reduced due to it being such a large portion of his gameday salary.  I'm gonna guess 7.5K and no more than 10K.

Did not know that punters and kickers are considered "defenseless" even if they're trying to make a tackle.

SMH.

Why even let them stay on the field then?
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« Reply #33 on: Dec 19, 2013 at 09:20 »

As soon as I saw the blood coming from the punter's mouth I knew a fine was coming. 

I think we lead the league in fines for plays where no flag is thrown.

If they are defenseless then they should not be allowed to tackle.

Next QBs will be considered defenseless and blindside hits will be outlawed.
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