heh... that's exactly how I see it. I was going to be happy with 9 & 7, and
instead got the best regular season ever in the AFC. And some people
bitched about not going to the Superbowl. Now, I do understand the
frustration, and I do understand the disappointment. Totally.
But the season was not supposed to amount to anything and we got the "Year
of Ben," James Harrison's coming out, Chris Hoke stepping up, and a
fantastic season... IMO.
And now the team looks better to me than the 2002 team that was supposed to
go to the Superbowl. Yeah Plastico is gone... so what? He was over-rated
and didn't make that may big plays that ARE or Fred Gibson or maybe Cedric
Wilson can't make. His height never helped him make a catch that I recall
and he wasn't all that fast - his RAC was pathetic. And Ross? That article
that made the incredibly stupid statement that Starks can't replace Ross was
obviously written by someone who never saw Ross play. Starks can easily
replace and exceed Ross... hell, Brooks probably can. And I believe Chris
Kemo is going to be hard for Simmons to keep out of his slot. And now Ben
is a play-off experienced veteran with as much actual under-pressure game
experience, and media attention experience, as many starting QB's with 2 or
3 years experience. And who knows what a TE like Miller can do to help him.
If Duce stays relatively healthy and Bettis plays close to like he did last
season when called on, and Hines plays his typical game and either (or both)
Gibson or Wilson, not to mention ARE (or Cobb), step up... it could be just
like 1995... but with a better QB.
I am looking forward to a good season of Steeler football. Superbowl or no,
I feel something special coming. Just like last season was special. I'd
love a Superbowl victory, but if we can't have that then a lot of winning
games is the next best thing. Sure as hell beats losing all the time like
the bungles, the brownstains, and even the rats (whose lone "glory moment"
is a fading memory and have since returned to being the Steelers bitches
where they belong.)
the advice that TheBrownsBoss that has been posting around here lately is in fact, not a Browns fan at all? Have you seen the posts in the Browns NG? You should do all of us a favor and just ignore the posts and stop propagating the trolls by replying to them, tyvm.Nope he is the same child molestor from the Browns group. He was only recently released from prison. Happy New Year.you as the killfile continues to grow.Huh? Er, I may have glanced at the Clowns NG but don't particularly give much of a rat's ass about it or whether CBB is the TJM of Clowns Nation. Haven&
Hello all! I know that there are some A/V aficionados in here, and I was hoping to solicit some advice: I'm in the market to buy a new TV. I'd *like* to buy the best thing that I can, but I don't even know where to start. I've been looking at a you push this button, then that button, and then these two together at the same time. The TV has been working just fine ever since, except some times it turns it's self back on 5 minutes after you turn it off (true) but it's still better than the old one that used to have the volume go up and down by it
season. After 8 years Lewis remains the dominant player at his position. You can only hope Rottenburger's career spans half that. Does Quittsburgh even have a defensive player remotely good enough to have remained with the team for 8 years on it's roster? Drew -- RävNsfän ® "Talk is cheap , lets go play" (Johnny Unitas - Baltimore Colts)I can't disagree with you but do you think the "genius" Brian Billick would have beaten a team like the New Unitas - Baltimore Colts)Same old Quittsburgh fan drool. Ravens
Getting ready for a new season. Did we help ourselves in the off season? Losses: Wayne Gandy I see our OL as being weaker for this loss. Smith's ability to transition to LT remains to be proved. If Ross isnt better at RT than he was at RG we will be reduced to Fordham, a journeyman at best. team during the Cowhead era is like watching NASCAR. You don't really want to see a disaster but you can be pretty sure that it will happen. Look for the team to run under yellow caution for a significant part of the season. Afterall it always has before in the Cowhead era. Eat mor chickn
back to the superbowl. And every year it is the same old JoPa story . new guys, learning schemes, injuries, missed kicks, new coaches, then the pouty lip and the jaw, that one play could have made the difference. Ben has become this years scapegoat and when we lose in the playoffs. Bill will say,"Yeah, maybe I should have taken Ben out eariler, we needed a spark and I think that with Tommy it was just a little too late." Get ready to write this season
It is the start of the new season and it feels good to talk about the WORLD CHAMPION PITTSBURGH STEELER! Alas, as a RB. I don't think this will happen because the Steelers seem to love Duce. The Ravens would hate to see Jam in the same division. He's a UFA, so it's not their call. With everyone talking about Alexander and James, Jam will fly under some teams who can play both the pass and run in our system. Orpheus won't break the bank and he can do for his old team what Kimo did when the Steelers signed him. Orpheus is also a decent pass rusher in the Nickel and dime. At 305
season and not only ride a high speed sports bike but doing so without a helmet ! We can now see this HAS sadly shaken his psychological state and Ben is not the same QB he was last season or even his rookie season season as Ben was? Can't wait to see Ben's final sacks/game average and his turnovers/game average and overall season passer rating. It won't be pretty. Lets pray Ben will be back to his old of his life and this poor season. Yep, i've bitched and complained alot this season too but today i'm seeing things in a whole new light .today is the first day
, you heard it here first. -Heath "Black & Gold 4 Life"Reports out of Green Bay say that the Packers have contacted the family of famed coach Vince Lombardi, and requested permission to dig him up and sit him along the sideline next season as their new head coach .. Sources say this is in keeping with the trend of digging up all of the old has beens like Gibbs, Vermille, Parcells, Jimmy Johnson?????Ok, so I was wrong about Ditka, but what makes you think that just because a coach is a little on in years that he can't coach anymore? I think Vermille did a pretty
team won. I'm only sorry you didn't hang round long enough so that we could kick your asses ourselves.You have a mind ? L O L ! The two Steeler Superbowl victories kinda fucks up that line of bullshit, doesn't it ? Like you did earlier in the season, dickhead? This coming from a fan of the cheatingest franchise in all of pro football ! Stay down there in that shithole of a newsgroup and never again soil this place with your weak opinions.. You've been dismissed ..fuck off.boozedad stfu you ignorant goatfucker, the squealers and their steroid brigade are
Simmons strikes again: (An intriguing e-mail from Derek in St. Petersburg, Fla.: "I'm trying to warn everyone early -- Jake Plummer's season is eerily reminiscent of Kordell Stewart's 2001-02 season when he led the Steelers to a 13-3 season and was mentioned in the MVP race. Then he reverted back to the same old Kordell and killed the Steelers in the playoffs. I'll be looking forward to betting against 'The Snake' in the postseason.") http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/051209Interesting What's funny is that the 1st half
entire game. You don't think teams tried to stop the Steelers running game all season? Including Belichick? It's a matter of imposing your will on the other team. If they do -- there *is* no answer. Sorry trolls. Steelers will win. I think the Steeler fans' & in the weeds"! I'll bet everyone tries to copy this strategy! This time, I think we're going to fool you with the old Statue of Liberty play. You're dreaming, here. "Spot" 21 points? What a tard. Those points were earned. I agree, a
of adversity (like playing on the road, not having time to rest, bad ref calls), but if they lose they don't whine like spoiled 8 year old girls. Assuming that there were some bad calls that went in our favor that doesn't change the final outcome. You could analyze ANY football game (or any of justice, the better team won and that's as it should be. Thanks for a season I'll never forget Steelers! May this be the beginning of a new Steel Dynasty! ZachTotally agree Zach. As for the trolls ..i don't mind a good troll but i don't need another asshole.
i´m raffa from germany could someone tell me when the nfl season will start?Im Stan From the UK. Weekend of September 9th through 12th. Stan Cox P.S. Wish it was next weekendthank you very much!
every NFL team as Ricky bobby so it would never hurt again? Not likely Jethro. With the exception of myself and some other frequent flyer trolls, all the regulars that still read the ng are obviously avoiding your posts like the plague largely because they know your routine and who you dispelling to everyone now that this kind of run-on psycho-babble doesn't fit the same psychotic-character profile of your easily identifiable cartoon MO as JDWildOne. The netcop bit is a new twist to your Usenet-character profile though only intended as an attempt to camouflage the original character.
hand have been trolling for the last 399 days - I think you get off on it At this point in the season and after witnessing how bad the Patriots are, I can promise you two things: 1) We won't meet I fear 8 straight losses for you .. I know I said 2 things . but 1 and 2 are really the same thing.1) Like I said before, the Bills loved the 31-0 ass kicking they gave us in week 1 last 39;re going to get through this Danny Boy ..you're going to be alright.Sounds like that old SNL skit with that weenie Al Franken. Hey, nice win but 1 win against a great team does not
about being perfect or losing. No one wins that way. We have to be the most passive friggin team in the NFL.brainless trust. Carter just did? I assault Maddox. It gets even worse when you see the backups. At corner, who takes over if somebody goes down, and at tackle, well, anybody can see that Ross is a joke. has always been most passive Yup. Up 10-0, then collapse. Same old Steelers.What a freakin nightmare. Maddox obviously trying to carry the team on his back and do things that he can't do.back and do Yeah, he's panicking. They are totally psyched out by this team.
left are the Patriots and Ravens, and the Pats seem to be a notch below the league's best also.I disagree, it was a "GREAT" year for Steelers trolls. It kept your mouth shut!How are the Stealers doin this year Mrs. Allen? "Ben, you're starting to make me think you're not that smart,& the Bengals. And they also have 5 rings to fall back on. How 'bout them Bengals?Yep - and not to mention they get a chance for correcting things against those same Bun-gals to close the season. I'm thinking the Steelers will win that game.
too. I agree also Rocky. If Arians is STILL the OC next year, then I am thinking that John is right in his thinking on Tomlin. Like Mike C even said, to quote the Who song, "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."Maybe we'll get lucky and Miami will offer him the head coaching job after the season. I can't see how the Fins can keep Cameron after an 0-16 season.John, I can't disagree with any of your points, except possibly the final comment. I'm giving the guy the benefit of the doubt and I believe he's smart enough that he will
THE STEELERS WON THE SUPER BOWL!!!!! Why should the SB be any different than any regular season or playoff game where there are blown and missed calls in every damn single one!!!! You here still in a tizzy about the SB and half of them are Seattle Trolls just kicking up trouble. If our own Trolls would stop be baited into responding to them, they would eventually disappear. Thank you sacked and possibly fumbles. I don't know about your Browns, it's not the same old rivalry that it use to be. Maybe it will be again when you guys stop being an expansion team and