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The Crystal Ball

Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:30 pm
 
Saturday we witnessed two teams that are going to be the future of the NFL. Even though they got beaten the Bengals and Lions are a solid young team and im here to say it, the future. Then you have a young Tampa Bay team, even though they had a bad season, they will bounce back. Also a future elite quarterback in Carolina, an agressive 49ers team and a clicking Houston Texans team. Im thinking a couple of these teams will have a ring sooner than later. As my team, the Steelers, were eleminated from the playoffs via another young team lead by the man named, Tebow. Even though he beat my team i cannot find a way to dislike him,damn you Timmy. I know my team is getting older as do i see more and more elite teams falling victim of age. The Ravens, Cowboys,Colts,and even the Patriots are included. Im not saying they are not gonna be competetive, im saying that we are witnessing a change in the status quoe. And speaking of the Colts, i heard that Manning  could be available to go to the Cardinals. Im not a fan, but it dosent take a rocket scientist to see that Peyton Manning is one of the best quarterbacks ever. How does a team go from superbowl contenders to the worst team in football. He is the Colts.  And trading him to build a team around an unproven rookie is absurd. What does everyone else think about the future?
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Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 1:49 am
 

The Crystal Ball

There isnt a team in the league that i cannot stand more than the Baltimore Ravens. I think the reason i wanted us to win so badly was to hopefully see the Ravens in the AFC  championship and get utter revenge over their sweep of us. Its funny how they mocked us this season although this was the first season that they had beaten us in a long while. And i totally agree that the Steelers do need a capable backup. Batch although reliable should be able to collect retirement benefits soon lol. If we dont fix the broken OL, Ben is gonna be in for another rough season. And i say this not minding what anyone says, Ben Rothlisberger is the toughest QB in the league but even he cannot withstand any more punishment that he is receiving every weekend. Being a Steelers fan i know that our front office is reliable enough to draft enough good players to replace our aging stars. There is no way that anyone could deny the Rooneys draft record. Talking about good QB backups, i wonder why no one went after Stanton the third string QB for the Detroit Lions. I think he could actually be a decent starter.




Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 12:07 pm
 

The Crystal Ball

Then you have a young Tampa Bay team, even though they had a bad season, they will bounce back.
Talk about regression in a major way. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers experienced that this season. Unless the team as a whole buys into the new schemes ran by the new coaching staff right away I think this team's bounce back will be three to four years away.
As my team, the , were eleminated from the playoffs via another young team lead by the man named, Tebow. Even though he beat my team i cannot find a way to dislike him,damn you Timmy.
I feel your pain in watching the Steelers get bounced. As much as it sucks, I would rather it have been by Tim Tebow than by Joe Flacco. If Flacco was responsible for bouncing the Steelers Ravens fans would crowing or sqawking (or whatever sound a raven makes)  about it for at least the next decade.
And speaking of the , i heard that Manning  could be available to go to the . Im not a fan, but it dosent take a rocket scientist to see that is one of the best quarterbacks ever. How does a team go from superbowl contenders to the worst team in football. He is the Colts.  And trading him to build a team around an unproven rookie is absurd.
The problem that the Colts faced from the quarterback position are just like the same ones the Steelers had to deal with the last few weeks of the season. When you don't have a highly capable #2 quarterback behind your main guy the team struggles offensively. As much as I like Charlie Batch he is a serviceable quarterback whose job it is to not lose the game. I would like to see the Steelers use this offseason to really develop their quarterbacks so that if Ben Roethlisberger goes down again they would not miss a beat in his absence, and can actually have the luxury of sitting him multiple games so that he could fully heal. While that isn't the only issue with the Steelers it is a glaring and it really stood out for a national audience in that Monday Night game against the San Francisco 49ers a month ago.


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