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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:58 pm 
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thought i was imagining things on that first FG attempt, apparently not

it's such a fuckin' drag to play the Bengals these days and wonder which of our players are going to get cheap-shotted

can't imagine how the players feel about it, or the coach for that matter

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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:09 pm 
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swissvale72 wrote:

Patriots. I hope I'm wrong. I really do. I've said, repeatedly, incessantly, ad infinitum, ad fuckin' nasuseum, that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in a game of real consequence.

Regular season games are games of real consequence. Do you not think Belichick and the Patriots are going to try their all to beat us? Do you not think they would rather host the AFCCG than travel for it? If you mean that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in the playoffs, why not just say so?

And I disagree that there is some fundamental law of the universe that states that Tomlin could never beat Belichick in the playoffs, although you didn't say "could" you said "will" so I guess we'll see.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:10 pm 
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StillerDownSouth wrote:
Nice write up....I have given up on the game thread, used to read it during commercial breaks and halftime and chime in occasionally, but lately you are right, its a bitchfest from opening kick off til the end of game, which just proves most of us suffer through Steeler games instead of enjoying them. 19-3 in our last 22 is pretty damn impressive, one would think the tenor on the game board might be a little more joyful.

You'd think.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:12 pm 
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Jeemie wrote:
StillerDownSouth wrote:
Nice write up....I have given up on the game thread, used to read it during commercial breaks and halftime and chime in occasionally, but lately you are right, its a bitchfest from opening kick off til the end of game, which just proves most of us suffer through Steeler games instead of enjoying them. 19-3 in our last 22 is pretty damn impressive, one would think the tenor on the game board might be a little more joyful.


Did you not like the roller coaster as a kid?

I love roller coaster rides...I live every second of those rides.

When you embrace the roller coaster, you’ll learn to see the artistry in the game threads.

Interesting. Please expand on this.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:15 pm 
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Poltargyst wrote:
StillerDownSouth wrote:
Nice write up....I have given up on the game thread, used to read it during commercial breaks and halftime and chime in occasionally, but lately you are right, its a bitchfest from opening kick off til the end of game, which just proves most of us suffer through Steeler games instead of enjoying them. 19-3 in our last 22 is pretty damn impressive, one would think the tenor on the game board might be a little more joyful.

You'd think.


Lmao. "Yay steelers are down 17-0..hip hip HOORAY!"


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:03 am 
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Poltargyst wrote:
swissvale72 wrote:

Patriots. I hope I'm wrong. I really do. I've said, repeatedly, incessantly, ad infinitum, ad fuckin' nasuseum, that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in a game of real consequence.

Regular season games are games of real consequence. Do you not think Belichick and the Patriots are going to try their all to beat us? Do you not think they would rather host the AFCCG than travel for it? If you mean that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in the playoffs, why not just say so?

And I disagree that there is some fundamental law of the universe that states that Tomlin could never beat Belichick in the playoffs, although you didn't say "could" you said "will" so I guess we'll see.


Something has to change and something has. Tomlin is ready. He bought time with lexicon until he figured it. Belichek has stymied our offense since Kordell. Initially cheating Bill knew what we were going to run, he simply reacted to our offense and that strategy has evolved through technology & savant Ernie. They're always ready for us, always positioned. Recently their reaction has been a chess match between Haley and the Patriot machine and until you change the dynamic the outcome won't change. With Ben as player coach we elevate the process, Ben will be reacting to NE, running plays that will work based on what he sees or thinks he sees. The pendulum will swing, we'll be hunting them. Ben has the OL & weapons to beat them one play at a time, one first down at a time. Patience, brains, great throws; Ben is ready. He will make mistakes but he'll also beat them often enough to score points. I believe he can break them. Ben and the offense will be so dialed in and so engaged they won't let up.

Tomlin has figured this out, he's made it happen. His brash comment to Dungy takes on different meaning wearing these glasses. The pressure is on Ben and he's ready. It's time for Ben to get his just due.

To get there we must have home field so we must beat Balt Sunday and then break NE. Let them know it's over. That might set them up for getting beat in the post season before they get a rematch. Ben can't be player coach in a hostile away game. On the D side, with points on their backs they'll play their asses off and with Sutton and Haden we can go man.

Player coach Ben runs his offense, beats NE and wins SB he'll play another season.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:21 am 
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As always Swiss great write up. Hope like hell you get the chance to post a video of you polar bearing and laughing your ass off the whole time.

What a game last night. A lot to overcome it I did have a wtf scream moment when Tomlin three his challenge flag. Just an epic fail yet again.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
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Old School Steeler wrote:
Poltargyst wrote:
swissvale72 wrote:

Patriots. I hope I'm wrong. I really do. I've said, repeatedly, incessantly, ad infinitum, ad fuckin' nasuseum, that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in a game of real consequence.

Regular season games are games of real consequence. Do you not think Belichick and the Patriots are going to try their all to beat us? Do you not think they would rather host the AFCCG than travel for it? If you mean that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in the playoffs, why not just say so?

And I disagree that there is some fundamental law of the universe that states that Tomlin could never beat Belichick in the playoffs, although you didn't say "could" you said "will" so I guess we'll see.


Something has to change and something has. Tomlin is ready. He bought time with lexicon until he figured it. Belichek has stymied our offense since Kordell. Initially cheating Bill knew what we were going to run, he simply reacted to our offense and that strategy has evolved through technology & savant Ernie. They're always ready for us, always positioned. Recently their reaction has been a chess match between Haley and the Patriot machine and until you change the dynamic the outcome won't change. With Ben as player coach we elevate the process, Ben will be reacting to NE, running plays that will work based on what he sees or thinks he sees. The pendulum will swing, we'll be hunting them. Ben has the OL & weapons to beat them one play at a time, one first down at a time. Patience, brains, great throws; Ben is ready. He will make mistakes but he'll also beat them often enough to score points. I believe he can break them. Ben and the offense will be so dialed in and so engaged they won't let up.

Tomlin has figured this out, he's made it happen. His brash comment to Dungy takes on different meaning wearing these glasses. The pressure is on Ben and he's ready. It's time for Ben to get his just due.

To get there we must have home field so we must beat Balt Sunday and then break NE. Let them know it's over. That might set them up for getting beat in the post season before they get a rematch. Ben can't be player coach in a hostile away game. On the D side, with points on their backs they'll play their asses off and with Sutton and Haden we can go man.

Player coach Ben runs his offense, beats NE and wins SB he'll play another season.

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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:27 am 
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Miter Saw wrote:
Poltargyst wrote:
StillerDownSouth wrote:
Nice write up....I have given up on the game thread, used to read it during commercial breaks and halftime and chime in occasionally, but lately you are right, its a bitchfest from opening kick off til the end of game, which just proves most of us suffer through Steeler games instead of enjoying them. 19-3 in our last 22 is pretty damn impressive, one would think the tenor on the game board might be a little more joyful.

You'd think.


Lmao. "Yay steelers are down 17-0..hip hip HOORAY!"

Well, maintaining some faith in the team wouldn't hurt especially since it was only the first half. Maybe we don't have to celebrate being down 17, but maybe we don't have to declare the season over either.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
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I forgot where or who mentioned Fitchner moving down to the sidelines.

Lest we forget, Haley went UP to the box at the beginning of the year....so maybe Fitchner just got sick of him :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
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Poltargyst wrote:
swissvale72 wrote:

Patriots. I hope I'm wrong. I really do. I've said, repeatedly, incessantly, ad infinitum, ad fuckin' nasuseum, that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in a game of real consequence.

Regular season games are games of real consequence. Do you not think Belichick and the Patriots are going to try their all to beat us? Do you not think they would rather host the AFCCG than travel for it? If you mean that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in the playoffs, why not just say so?

And I disagree that there is some fundamental law of the universe that states that Tomlin could never beat Belichick in the playoffs, although you didn't say "could" you said "will" so I guess we'll see.


Yes, perhaps I should have said Ultimate Consequence, or more coarsely, Win or Go the Fuck Home Consequence. Of course, the Steelers would rather host the AFCCG (see Old School's condition of Ben as player coach above), but all will be left wanting (players, coaches, mgmt, fanbase) if Steelers fall to Patriots in the playoffs yet again.

I hope Old School's onto something; I really do. And despite my reservations, and as I've stated previously, I will undoubtedly be believing once again should the Steelers and Patriots meet in January, regardless of locale, but particularly if Steelers prevail in the prelim two weeks hence.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:47 pm 
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Chidi Iwuoma wrote:
thought i was imagining things on that first FG attempt, apparently not

it's such a fuckin' drag to play the Bengals these days and wonder which of our players are going to get cheap-shotted

can't imagine how the players feel about it, or the coach for that matter


http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/130 ... injure-him


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
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swissvale72 wrote:
Chidi Iwuoma wrote:
thought i was imagining things on that first FG attempt, apparently not

it's such a fuckin' drag to play the Bengals these days and wonder which of our players are going to get cheap-shotted

can't imagine how the players feel about it, or the coach for that matter


http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/130 ... injure-him


There was no doubt in my mind it was an attempt to destroy our kicking game. This game was a PR fail of epic proportions. The collective intelligence of the league front office couldn't fill a thimble. Brain damage fears, thuggery, kneeling issue, falling attendance and viewership and they let this happen. Are they purposely trying to destroy their image? The two stooges' talking points and comments glorifying that thug faker is further evidence of the cognitive dissonance. All except Ryan was avoidable with controls. Goodell and the owners that prop him up are appeasing the wrong factions and misdirected appeasement never works out well. There's a much better way to navigate these waters.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
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swissvale72 wrote:
Chidi Iwuoma wrote:
thought i was imagining things on that first FG attempt, apparently not

it's such a fuckin' drag to play the Bengals these days and wonder which of our players are going to get cheap-shotted

can't imagine how the players feel about it, or the coach for that matter


http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/130 ... injure-him
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"It's not an accident at all," said Boswell, who was named the AFC's special teams player of the week. "If you look in the NFL for the last two years, multiple teams have done it just to try to… either if it's running into, blocking the kick, doing something. But Seattle did it last year against the Bills, Ravens did it against us last year — and now Cincinnati."
It's not just a bengals being dirty thing.

Slimy move for sure, but it's the same as proctology exams in the pile and testicle shots.

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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
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swissvale72 wrote:
Poltargyst wrote:
swissvale72 wrote:

Patriots. I hope I'm wrong. I really do. I've said, repeatedly, incessantly, ad infinitum, ad fuckin' nasuseum, that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in a game of real consequence.

Regular season games are games of real consequence. Do you not think Belichick and the Patriots are going to try their all to beat us? Do you not think they would rather host the AFCCG than travel for it? If you mean that Tomlin will never beat Belichick in the playoffs, why not just say so?

And I disagree that there is some fundamental law of the universe that states that Tomlin could never beat Belichick in the playoffs, although you didn't say "could" you said "will" so I guess we'll see.


Yes, perhaps I should have said Ultimate Consequence, or more coarsely, Win or Go the Fuck Home Consequence. Of course, the Steelers would rather host the AFCCG (see Old School's condition of Ben as player coach above), but all will be left wanting (players, coaches, mgmt, fanbase) if Steelers fall to Patriots in the playoffs yet again.

I hope Old School's onto something; I really do. And despite my reservations, and as I've stated previously, I will undoubtedly be believing once again should the Steelers and Patriots meet in January, regardless of locale, but particularly if Steelers prevail in the prelim two weeks hence.


Tomlin should watch the Bum Phillips episode of A Football Life if he wants to know what it will feel like if he never beats Belichick in a playoff game.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
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swissvale72 wrote:
Chidi Iwuoma wrote:
thought i was imagining things on that first FG attempt, apparently not

it's such a fuckin' drag to play the Bengals these days and wonder which of our players are going to get cheap-shotted

can't imagine how the players feel about it, or the coach for that matter


http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/130 ... injure-him

I referenced this play and the one after AB's TD against the Rats last year in another thread. Bottom line is that something like this should have a different penalty that a simple offsides - I'm not sure what it should be but 5 yards means very little if the game is already effectively lost and your only chance is to injure the kicker.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI: Week 14
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Looking like we may see McDonald this Sunday. http://www.steelers.com/team/injury-report.html

That's SBI...


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