Posted on: October 13, 2009 4:17 am

The Offense Is Rolling Week 5 blog entry

So The Steelers Still Find a way Week in and Week out in making the score alot closer than it actually should be.  But Honestly Pittsburgh Dominated all phases of this game.  I think Daunte Culpepper was a nice change of pace for this Detroit Lion Offense.  He brought some mobility that they did not have before.  But Ben Roethlisberger again proved why he is an Elite QB.  I read an interesting article today on that said through the first 5 games of the season Big Ben Has the Highest Accuracy rating of any QB.  And he is 2nd All-time only behind the Great Tom Brady (during their 18-1 season).  Oh and he's 2nd In Passing Yards This season only behind the great Peyton Manning. But There are still a few things I Took away from this weeks Game.

1.  What is going on with all of the Wide Recievers Dropping Balls this season.  I've seen Hines Ward Drop A few Balls but when he drops them it's when he's in Traffic/Getting Hit, I'll never question his ability.  Mike Wallace Dropped an easy 71 yard TD pass that was beautifully touched pass by Ben.  No Excuse for dropping that pass EVER Period.  You Get paid to make those plays not to drop them.  Santonio Holmes just seems a little off this season so far.  Running wrong routes, Dropping passes. I hope he improves his play as the season goes on.

2.  Welcome Back James Harrison.  I critisized the Outside linebackers for their pass rush (or lack there of).  But the last three games he's amassed 6 sacks with 3 of them coming against the Lions.  Also Lamar Woodley and Lawrence Timmons Picked it up last game.  Overall it seems like the pass defense improved this game with the pass rush. 

3.  Take it easy Troy.  We have another cake game against the Brown's this week and I still don't think you need to rush to get back on the field.  Take one more week of rest and come back 100% healthy against the Vikings.  He's really the only piece of the puzzle missing on our defense.  I think once he returns we as a team return to superbowl form on defense.  You just cannot simply replace a guy like Troy.  His injury isn't all that bad.  Ryan Clark and Tyrone Carter are getting some valueable time start that will just increase the depth on defense.  These guys aren't playing bad at all.

4.  I said it last week and i'll say it again.  The Rashard Mendenhall Era has begun in Pittsburgh.  We all were hoping that he wouldn't have gotten hurt last year.  But he's Fresh and Young and this kid is going to be a Stud in Pittsburgh.  We Love you Willie Parker but I think you've Lost your Starting Position.  With this being your last contract year, Unless Something happens to mendenhall I think Your done in pittsburgh.  It happens to most running backs around age 30.  So don't feel bad.

5. Big Ben only got sacked 3 times this week!  and with the Rushing attack I'd Have to Give Our Offensive Line a B For this game.  They are not nearly as bad as most people were touting them to be.  I'd say they are coming along nicely as a unit and will only get better as they are all locked down for a few seasons. 

So Now A few things about the NFL.  I know the Bengals are leading the Division  But I still think they are the most overrated team in the NFL.  Yes they beat Pittsburgh Fair and Square.  Im still Bitter about the Loss because if the Steelers wouldn't have been so damn conservative this game would not have been close.  and yes they beat the Ravens too.  But are the Ravens that good?.. I still think they are the 2nd best team in the AFC north.  Regardless Carson Palmer has been clutch in the 4th quarter.  They have the Texans, And Bears the Next 2 weeks.. Two POTENT offenses.. don't be suprised if they lose both games and fall to 3rd in the AFC north.

Watch out for the Mannings.  If the Colts and Giants aren't Favorites to make it to the Superbowl I don't know who else is.  Both Teams are Clutch and both Peyton Manning and Eli Manning are playing Elite football.  Im glad we don't play either of them in the Regular season.

Looking ahead to next week against the Brownies.  Should be an easy week.  which QB is going to show up Crappy Derek Anderson Good Anderson or just Crappy Brady Quinn?  Regardless they are just pitiful and I don't see any reason this shouldn't be a blow out.  We Will Dominate on Offense, and on Defense.  4-2 sounds nice going into minnesota with troy back healthy.
Posted on: October 7, 2009 5:29 am

Welcome Back Super Bowl Champs

I honestly Felt Like that was the team we've been waiting for so far this season.  Minus 1 quarter.
The Offensive Line was Explosive And Dominated the entire game.  They Gave up 3 sacks, But 2 of them was Ben Roethlisberger being himself.  Our Rushing Game was Exciting.  Finally got to Unleash the Beast our First Rounder: Rashard Mendenhall.  Hate to see Willie Parker go down like this, but I think everyone in Pittsburgh Knew that this season was his last as a Steeler.

I made some Comments in my last blog about how Bruce Arians needed to be More creative in his play calling especially late in the game.  So what does he do this game?  The Half-back Sweep Pass.  Mendenhall Throws a Laser to Heath Miller In the back of the endzone.  No one knew that was coming.  Also They were NOT a run first team in the 4th quarter.  They didn't sit on the lead like they've done in the Previous 2 games. 

How Great it will be to have Troy Polamalu back.  BUT i DO NOT want him back yet.  He needs to rest a few more weeks and come back healthy for Brett Farve, Adrian Peterson and the Vikings.  We Should win the next two games against Detroit Lions and The Cleveland Browns.  I WONT say its a definite because this is the NFL and Until we finally put someone out of the water and play 60 minutes of Defensive football. 

Im loving the offense after Sundays performance.  We mixed it up in the redzone and instead of kicking field goals we scored TD's.  Another improvement.

Things we need to work on:

1. Communication between the QB and Recievers.  It seems like there have been more miscues so far this season than i can ever remember with route running or hot reads.

2. Our Outside Linebackers HAVE to get MORE pressure.  I don't know whats going on with Lawrence Timmons and James Harrison but they need to elevate there game and get some more pressure on the QB.  When We are Blitzing and not getting pressure our Secondary is left vulnerable.  Dick lebeau where are the schemes!  -Again Troy had a big part in this haha

3.  Zone Coverage.  Got picked apart by one Man (Antonio Gates)  We need to tighten up!

4. Special Teams- HOLD ON TO THE BALL.  We would not even be discussing another 4th quarter comeback had special teams held on to a football.  Twice.  The onsides Get on the ball no excuses.  Stefan Logan I don't care how many people are gang tackling you get to your knees and hold on to the ball.

Overall Things are definitly looking up for Pittsburgh.  We Bend But were not going to break.  Keep on that stairway to seven!
Posted on: October 4, 2009 5:42 am

Why The Steelers are 1-2 but should be 3-0

Okay so we all know there are no excuses in football.. A win is a win is a win.  But it frustrates me when the Steelers are 1-2 and lose 2 very close games when they should have easily been 3-0.  First off the Bears Game.  You know I'm Okay with that loss.  Any Time a kicker misses 2 field goals in the 4th quarter you deserve to lose.  But seriously, Im sick of the field goals already.  Lets get a little more creative with play calling in the redzone and put some TD's on the board.  Hats off to the Bears Defense and The Bengals Defense For Holding us to Field Goal Attempts.  Fact is I think Bruce Arians needs to be a little more creative with the play calling and find a way for us to put 7 on the board. 

The Bengals Loss was just Terrible for me to watch.  Why is it that when the Steelers Get a lead we have to rush the first two downs and than throw on third and long.  Newsflash: YOUR NOT FOOLING ANYONE.  It makes me sick I know you want to run the clock out, but obviously thats not working is it.  I want to see a nice mix like in the first half with some Play action Passes to start a series, or even just shotgun formations.  Not Strong or I formations Where you know whats coming.  The Coordinator Needs to get his head out of his arse and Play to win not to lose.  Oh and i'm all for Benching Limas Sweed for the season.  Time after time your given the opportunity to come up with a big play and you drop the football.  YOU lost us the game.

Where is my DE-FENSE.  I seriously just hope that this is early season rust for our linebackers.  We have to find ways to get to the QB.  There is no pressure at all and it is killing our secondary especially late in the game.  We are still one of the top rush defenses in the league.  But there is no pass rush at all.  I think that really shows how much we depend on troy polumalu. 

People can say our crappy our O-line is, But honestly i think they have done a SUBURB job so far this season.  A few Sacks, which a few were coverage sacks.  And definitly improving on run blocking.  Overall Great job. 

So if not for a couple of early Season Miscues and mishaps  we could easily be 3-0 but instead im here ranting about our 1-2 team.  But I have no worries.  We are so close to being the complete team that come playoff time we'll be set to make the run for 7.
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