December 16, 2007

Commence Field Conditions Gameday Discussion...



Let's do this.

112 comments:

Cotter said...

Alright friends. T-minus 15 minutes. Time to walk to the bar...

Tobiathan said...

I'm here, but i'm sick as all get out again. I hate winter...

Not a great opening drive. And i'm kinda worried about this two-headed running-monster Jax has. I don't remember who we took last year in that round but i wanted Jones-Drew for us. Maybe he wouldn't have been a great fit though...

I think we should pick up Matt Jones in free agency. I think he's free after this year.

I like this weather for football though...

BTW- Anybody notice the Subway commercial before kickoff? It had my name written all over it....lol

Cotter said...

3 better than 7.

Cotter said...

Yeah, 1st drive though. Its ok.

Agree on Matt Jones if he's out there.

Tobiathan said...

Remember the good old days before there were commercials between every single down??

Tobiathan said...

Jones has never really been given a chance in Jax. Apparently DelRio would rather have guys out there who can't catch...

Nice run by Willie.

I think we'll be fine too. Jax is kinda one-dimensional this year, and we have a good pass-D.

Atta boy Ben!

Cotter said...

What a move by Willie!

Cotter said...

Not exactly encouraging but still really early.

Willie looks great!

Ben looks ok, obviously his injury isn't too worrisome.

And I'm hungry...

Tobiathan said...

Ben shoulda tucked-n-run on 2d and 5.

I hate that "stay in the pocket no matter what, run as last resort" policy. A QB should take ANY yards he sees. Sure, it's a risk of injury but so is getting slammed to the ground on a sack.

tecmo_bowl_bo_jackson said...

O line = buncha dicks

Cotter said...

Gimme that holding call!

domski43 said...

ben needs to stop changing the play at the line of scrimmage..and letting the playclock run down to one, which gives the d an easy jump on our o line.

Cotter said...

Tec- this is all sean mahans fault. What would pats fans do?

Cotter said...

Domski- he just wants to be like peyton

Tobiathan said...

Is it just me or are the Jagoffs being allowed to brutalize Ben? I'm not sure who to blame: O-line, refs or both.

And yeah- Mahan is getting tore the f*ck up. Sad. They'll probably leave him in there too. I don't know what options we really have at C.

domski43 said...

ben is definately not peyton or tom

Cotter said...

Santonio needs to pick it up. That's 2 golden opportunities missed. Is he trying to be the new Plaxico?

Cotter said...

Ben getting hit is nothing new. That's th o line.

tecmo_bowl_bo_jackson said...

Despite the O sputtering...the D looks fierce. A healthy Troy is a cure-all

Tobiathan said...

BA just *hates* short- and swing-passes doesn't he? Maybe if we took a page out of NE's playbook and took the short passes underneath it would slow this Jagoff D-line down..cuz our O-line sure ain't.

Nice stop by Troy. He's looking himself again. That's good to see...

Cotter said...

Good defensive effort now let's get 7.

domski43 said...

time to go to no huddle and try to catch the jags off guard?? or continue to play possession football?

Tobiathan said...

And apparently our beloved Offensive Coordinator has forgotten totally about Miller and Spaeth...

tecmo said...

awesome punt

Tobiathan said...

And thank the Footbal Gods that stupid dick Simms isn't on today. Dierdorf is actually giving a little Steeler-love for once too.

As soon as we break off a big offensive play we'll blow it open.....

tecmo said...

ps Ive shortened my blogger name in case you were wondering

tecmo said...

fast bill rulez

tecmo said...

HEATH NEEDS THE BALL MORE.

domski43 said...

tobiathan..i couldnt agree more...short passes not only will be effective, but build ben's confidence.

troubledjew said...

god has answered tecmo

Cotter said...

Real clever there Tec. Thank god u told us or we'd never have known who u were.

Its Miller time baby!

tecmo said...

Congrats to Jeff Reed's dick shaft for moving into sole possession of 3rd place on the Steelers all time points list. I thank Cot for that nugget of info

Tobiathan said...

Yeah, we seem too focused on big downfeild plays.

And can we call the plays or what?..lol

A lil mo' Heath, please!

Cotter said...

Ps we should prob trade willie while he's hot...

Kidding.

tecmo said...

Was Anthony Smith trying to hold Fred Taylor's hand? WTF?

Cotter said...

Anthony Smith is the achilles heel.

Tobiathan said...

I don't wanna start complaining too much again, but it looks like our guys are getting held all over the place on the D-line. Dierdirf even mentioned it earlier. But i guess that's to be expected by now...

Was that Keisel who knocked down the pass on 2d down? He hasn't had many sacks, but he's had his hands on a lot of passes this year....

Cotter said...

Just kiddin I love Smith but yeah this aint powder puff, hit him.

Tobiathan said...

I'm not disagreeing about Anthony Smith, but i've seen Taylor knock a lot of guys down with that stiff arm. At least Smith stuck with it.

Nice run Willie!

Cotter said...

Clutch play calling there. Thanks BA.

Cotter said...

I'm ok with running Najeh in that sitch but that was really puzzling. Just hand it to him or throw a swing pass.

Tobiathan said...

Our offense is struggling. Will Arians ever do anything clever and timely?

Cotter said...

Holding on Mahan, great contribution you fuck

Tobiathan said...

Of course they'll call US on holding....

Mahan did get toasted on that play though....

Can we maybe see some ingenuity from BA???

domski43 said...

come on hines!!!

Cotter said...

I hear Bruce Arians perspires cleverly.

Tobiathan said...

Here we go with the BS calls. Never mind the Jax guys slamming Ben to the ground play after play...

F*ckwad refs.

Attaboy Troy!

Cotter said...

Never like to give up 4th and 1 but Jones-Drew aint easy to bring down. I'd really like to see a big play on D here.

Tobiathan said...

Shoulda wrapped him up there. Seemed a little strange that none of our guys trying to get off the pile could break loose. Almost like somebody was hol...aw, fuckit. What's the point?

It's time for a big defensive play...

domski43 said...

cant stop taylor..cant get pressure on garrard

Cotter said...

Or they could give up the TD.

That's pretty awesome...

Cotter said...

Piss break.

Cotter said...

Big Snack eat it up!

Tobiathan said...

Jax D-line is tough. They have been for years. But that ain't an excuse; the Steeler offense needs to get something going. The short-pass game DEFINITELY looks ike an obviously good choice here. Why wouldn't it seem more obvious to BA?

Pittsburgh's done a decent job of adjusting in the second half for most of the season. From what i've seen so far i'd say we could dominate the second half of the game if we get ANY kind of passing game on.

Hopefully we'll see some of that fortitude this half...

And hopefully we don't see anymore bad/no-calls on our beloved Zebras...

Like the Subway comercial from before the game:

Officials speaking as if announcing a call to crowd: "As usual, we'll make a bad call in the first half and call a penalty for no foul against the other team in the second half to make up for it"

I love Subway for that.

domski43 said...

can i get a pass rush?

Tobiathan said...

Come on Defense! It's time for a BIG PLAY!!!

Go Stillers!

Cotter said...

Gotta stop those 4th downs.

What the hell is going on?

domski43 said...

keep hitting garrard...i hope ben is taking notes on how to get rid of the ball quickly

Cotter said...

Think they'll call a wr reverse?

domski43 said...

steelers d line getting owned

Cotter said...

Can we please tackle jones-drew?

Cotter said...

Where's that blitzburgh pressure?

domski43 said...

dont forget to cover the underneath route from the slot...jags deserved that td

Cotter said...

Need 7 points, now.

Cotter said...

All they're doing is taking what we're giving - run or throw 5 or 6 yard pass. Can we sort it out?

domski43 said...

anyone else sick of seeing ben on his back???

Tobiathan said...

Wow.

domski43 said...

now that is the perfect play action pass...the steelers d bit so hard!!! mr. arians?? did you notice that the jags established the run, then went to play action??? Hey, at least the browns are winning.

Tobiathan said...

Kinda hard to believe they've missed two extra points though. That *could* come back to haunt them. If we had an offense...

Cotter said...

or the back of jax's receivers as they score on us. What the hell is going on here anthony smith?

domski43 said...

just like steelers fans to leave the game early

Tobiathan said...

Insult to injury:

I just lost picture. On only ONE station. Guess which one...

domski43 said...

we need a defensive touchdown

troubledjew said...

its the 3rd quarter fwp has run relatively well yet we give up on the run. yes ben is good getting flushed but if u dont run theres no threat

Cotter said...

Hey news flash - Browns are still winning.

Tobiathan said...

The Jets have held the Pats to 17 points well into the fourth quarter. Huh.

I still have zero on my TV. Just KDKA. Just the Steeler game. No other channel.

Ugh.

Cotter said...

Get a stop, ball back and give it to your playmaker.

domski43 said...

steelers d is mailing it in

Tobiathan said...

TJ-

I was thinking the same thing. Why quit on Willie? But, we didn't exploit the play-action early on either, so i'm not sure if it matters by now.

It sure couldn't hurt for FWP to break one though.

Wish i could see the game. Especially since i'm IN Pittsburgh. A mile from Heinz Field.

Ugh.

troubledjew said...

this should be steeler weather. the jags are coming to the cold and theyre pounding the steelers d. this is like the only game the jags ever play in winter weather

Cotter said...

Where's the physicality?

domski43 said...

i take that back...ANTHONY SMITH!!!

Cotter said...

The Prophet comes through finally!!

domski43 said...

time to play d!

Cotter said...

It's a game again, yay!

T - u better get that tv sorted out we got a game here!

Cotter said...

Domski - u drinkin u bitch? Probably zima or something...

Tobiathan said...

I still have nothing.

domski43 said...

fred taylor is a beast

Tobiathan said...

If my not seeing the game means we pull it out, i'm OK with that.

'Cuz i'm Black-n-Gold like that.

Cotter said...

Fred Taylor show. That's about it.

Tobiathan said...

Why? What happened??

domski43 said...

come on willie break one!!!

Cotter said...

T - I wasn't going to drink today just like last week, but at some point I realized when I didn't drink we lost. So rolling rock it is. Now that's sacrifice...

domski43 said...

ben made A play!

Tobiathan said...

Do i hear crickets chirping?

Hello?

I'm running blind here....

Cotter said...

Go Willie go!

Tobiathan said...

If i thought me drinking would help i'd start ponding the vodka NOW!

Go Stillers! I believe in you!

PS- the Jets just pulled within 3 of the Pats! Yeah- the Jets.

domski43 said...

NATE WASHINGTON!!!!!!!! R U KIDDING ME???

Cotter said...

Nate Washington TD!

Cotter said...

Successful 2 point conversion cedrick wilson passing it in!

domski43 said...

this is getting good

domski43 said...

props to ben for that block!

domski43 said...

steelers d is looking like shit

domski43 said...

beat twice with draw play

Cotter said...

Anyone remember Denver?

domski43 said...

start praying

domski43 said...

steelers, prove to me that you can come from behind

Tobiathan said...

And STILL no game for me....

I hope we can pull this out. I have no idea what's happening..

domski43 said...

why throw underneath?? jags deserved to win the game...physically dominated us on both sides of the ball.

thank god we beat the browns twice

troubledjew said...

this is denver all over although jags have a better run d obviously fwp was moving the ball. yet we didnt run the ball in the first half and most importantly on the drive in the 2nd quarter when the steelers got the ball with 7 minutes remaining. winning 7-3 that was a classic time to use the time killing run

Tobiathan said...

so we lost?

that sucks.

but, we do have the tie-breaker over the Browns, and the next couple games are very winnable. coming off back-to-back losses might make our guys play harder too. they need to. too many mistakes last couple weeks.

guess i'm glad i didn't have to watch it...

Cotter said...

Wait til I have to write this one up...