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Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v1.0

Postby blackjack68 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:30 am

Ok, so the news is bad the outlook is bleak.

Ben is out for a while.

Troy is out for at least another game or two.

Antonio Brown is out.

We've got Byron "The Statue" Leftwich behind center.

We're facing our largest rival for any shot at the Division.

The line is Vegas moved 8+ points last I heard.



BUT, we get Mendy back.

We don't have Bruce Arians as OC.

The game is in Pittsburgh.

Ravens have some injuries too.

BRING ON THE GROUND ATTACK!!!!


If Lefty can avoid a pick 6, I think we keep it close.

Swiss-ham will be busy this evening.

Here We Go Steelers!


(P.S. I'll be at Zac Brown in East Rutherford tonight and checking the thread, please post scores as they happen. Thanks!)
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby jprolley on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:34 am

Ravens 20

Steelers 16
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby blackjack68 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:41 am

I said post them as they happen...
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby Geezer on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:33 pm

I like Dwyer and Redman as our running backs. I don't view Mendenhall being given the starter's job back as a positive.

I'm bummed that Ben was having his best season and it's been ruined possibly along with any playoff chances. I also like Hayley's offense better than that of Ariens,Gailey,Mullarkey, Whisenhunt and others. Unfortunately I don't see how Leftwich can handle a quick passing offense.

I hope the Steelers hang tough and surprise some people. But any win is going to be tough regardless of the remaining opponent.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby Pavel Bure on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:48 pm

Mendy is the most dynamic back with the best pedigree on the Steelers. While Redman and Dwyer bowl their way forward into the line they typically get what's blocked and not much more. Mendy has the ability to make something out of nothing. Don't let the superb play of the O-line for Dwyer and Redman fool you into thinking they're equal or better than Mendy.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:08 pm

Good....don't let godric make the thread. ;)
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby ulf on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:08 pm

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Ravens 13

Gonna be uglier than Monday. Leftwich is gonna have to connect on a few early play action passes to keep the Ravens at least somewhat honest. If not, we'll see 9 in the box all game, and it could get real ugly.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby Geezer on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:10 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:Mendy is the most dynamic back with the best pedigree on the Steelers. While Redman and Dwyer bowl their way forward into the line they typically get what's blocked and not much more. Mendy has the ability to make something out of nothing. Don't let the superb play of the O-line for Dwyer and Redman fool you into thinking they're equal or better than Mendy.

The blocking has improved this year. But both Dwyer and Redman had excellent yards after contact numbers. I totally disagree that: they get what's blocked and not much more." Rashard does have more breakaway speed and moves. Since Redman and Dwyer have had significantly less playing time than Mendenhall it largely becomes opinion.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby Froggy on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:14 pm

the only things we really have going for us are..

-the ravens' rush defense is really really bad
-the ravens' pass defense is not great, and with their #1 and #3 CB out for the year, they will have trouble staying with our WR's
-our D isn't really much different as it has been.

i really think that if our D can play better than their O, that will decide the game. we shall see. flacco has been LOLbad on the road this year
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby Pavel Bure on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:15 pm

Geezer wrote:
Pavel Bure wrote:Mendy is the most dynamic back with the best pedigree on the Steelers. While Redman and Dwyer bowl their way forward into the line they typically get what's blocked and not much more. Mendy has the ability to make something out of nothing. Don't let the superb play of the O-line for Dwyer and Redman fool you into thinking they're equal or better than Mendy.

The blocking has improved this year. But both Dwyer and Redman had excellent yards after contact numbers. I totally disagree that: they get what's blocked and not much more." Rashard does have more breakaway speed and moves. Since Redman and Dwyer have had significantly less playing time than Mendenhall it largely becomes opinion.

No it doesn't. Dwyer and Redman have a severe lack of playing time when compared to Mendenhall because they're not very good. It shows with where they were drafted or lack of being drafted and lack of playing time on NFL teams. Just because their sample size is small does not mean it's opinion to say they're not as good as Mendenhall. It's like when people were saying Lovejoy was going to be a top 4 defense-man when everything pointed to the opposite. Mendenhall > Redman and Dwyer there's no opinion about it.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby Kaizer on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:23 pm

gonna be a tough game for you guys going up against such an elite QB.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:27 pm

Kaizer wrote:gonna be a tough game for you guys going up against such an elite QB.


I'm confident Joe Flacco recieves his power from his unibrow.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby npv708 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:40 pm

34-13 Ravens.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:13 pm

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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby ivand87 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:24 pm

3 weeks would be amazing... I say he'll miss 5-6 games and even that would be good based on his injuries and how unpredictable the rib injury seems to be...
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby DelPen on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:28 pm

Our pass defense is supposedly good. There run defense is apparently abominable. Advantage us.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby JS© on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:38 pm

Suisham stays busy all night, 19-16 Stillers
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby Geezer on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:11 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:
Geezer wrote:
Pavel Bure wrote:Mendy is the most dynamic back with the best pedigree on the Steelers. While Redman and Dwyer bowl their way forward into the line they typically get what's blocked and not much more. Mendy has the ability to make something out of nothing. Don't let the superb play of the O-line for Dwyer and Redman fool you into thinking they're equal or better than Mendy.

The blocking has improved this year. But both Dwyer and Redman had excellent yards after contact numbers. I totally disagree that: they get what's blocked and not much more." Rashard does have more breakaway speed and moves. Since Redman and Dwyer have had significantly less playing time than Mendenhall it largely becomes opinion.

No it doesn't. Dwyer and Redman have a severe lack of playing time when compared to Mendenhall because they're not very good. It shows with where they were drafted or lack of being drafted and lack of playing time on NFL teams. Just because their sample size is small does not mean it's opinion to say they're not as good as Mendenhall. It's like when people were saying Lovejoy was going to be a top 4 defense-man when everything pointed to the opposite. Mendenhall > Redman and Dwyer there's no opinion about it.

I didn't realize opinion didn't matter compared to your self-proclaimed expertise. Let's examine that a bit.

Lack of being drafted; Adrian Foster wasn't drafted; so that makes Mendenhall better? Willie Parker wasn't drafted and he was a better player than Rashard.

Lower draft position; again this means squat. I could list low round running backs all day long who were good NFL players.
I'll use Steeler examples that you likely don't know. Walter Abercrombie and Greg Hawthorne were 1st round Steeler RBs;both busts. Frank Pollard was a 10th round pick also from Baylor who was better than tboth those clowns combined. Interestingly enough he and Parker both have a higher yards per carry than the elusive dancing Mendy. So do Dwyer and Rednan but I already stated they've had less carries. I found it interesting that Dwyer's had Three 100 yard games in 4 starts while Mendenhall has had Eight in however many starts he's managed in his 4 1/2 years.
I hope Mendenhall does well the rest of the year. I'll stick with my invalid opinions and you can stick to your unquestionable NFL knowledge.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:13 pm

27-13 Ravens
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby penny lane on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:32 pm

Ike is going to need one of those~ bend, but don't break games. I am looking at Pouncey and the O line to be great.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby Lt. Dish on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:49 pm

penny lane wrote:Ike is going to need one of those~ bend, but don't break games. I am looking at Pouncey and the O line to be great.


I agree. Give Leftwich time to throw long. Hand off and throw long.

I expect Flacco to be...hell, whoever knows what to expect from him? I'm sure I expect John Harbaugh to be a total jerk.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:57 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:
penny lane wrote:Ike is going to need one of those~ bend, but don't break games. I am looking at Pouncey and the O line to be great.


I agree. Give Leftwich time to throw long. Hand off and throw long.

I expect Flacco to be...hell, whoever knows what to expect from him? I'm sure I expect John Harbaugh to be a total jerk.


If Flacco went 22-28 for 290 yards and 3 tds I wouldn't be surprised.

If Flacco went 11-31 for 112 yards and 2 ints i wouldn't be surprised.

He has had some good games here but what has been missed as in some of those close games (like the 2 playoff games) he has been absolutely horrid. People just didn't realize because they came down to the wire. If you look at the stats on those games they were tight because of defensive plays, penalties or special teams.

I think Baltimore pulls out a close game when our defense tires in the 4th from being on the field too way way way too much.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby ulf on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:58 pm

BurghersAndDogsSports wrote:
I think Baltimore pulls out a close game when our defense tires in the 4th from being on the field too way way way too much.

and then everyone can say our D can't close out a game :lol:
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby Lt. Dish on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:02 pm

At this point, I think I'll be glad if we don't have to see Charlie at all.
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Re: Are You Ready for Some Football - Steelers/Ravens 2012 v

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:20 pm

ulf wrote:
BurghersAndDogsSports wrote:
I think Baltimore pulls out a close game when our defense tires in the 4th from being on the field too way way way too much.

and then everyone can say our D can't close out a game :lol:


Haha yup can't wait.
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