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 01-03-2008, 05:41 PM         #526
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Yoo!!! Whats Good My n*ggas And bi*ches, Crackers/zzzzzzs, Pats Fans, Browns Fans n Jags fans n whoever else is here
1st Let me start off by saying.. fu*k U PATS FANS, Browns fans, and Jag fans all yall can suck on my c*ck


been a min since i've been here... Playoffs are here and where in it to win it.. its gonna be a good fu*kin game.. cant wait to see what happens and when yall is watching tha game..
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 01-03-2008, 06:10 PM         #527
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 01-05-2008, 10:46 PM         #528
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wow that was a good game. wonder what woulda happen if we had all our starters and no injuries. Oh well. Its not the first time its happens and its not going to be the last time. Good game. If he didnt get that 32 yd run in a 4 and 2 situation it would all be diffrent but he did. Good luck jags you got a HARD road in front of you. My guess is GB and Indy in the SB

 11 years ago '05        #529
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yeah it was a good game...this is what its all about...we need to get heathy, make some smart moves in the offseason and continue to be a playoff team...imo we only lost because we couldnt run the clock with davenport but i dont blame anybody

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btw thats a ill avy flex

 01-06-2008, 03:39 PM         #531
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OK yeah good game but here's a couple things where i think we went wrong besides all the injuries..
  • Davenport Should NOT be are Kick Retuner
  • Where Was Cedrick? Why was Nate gettin thrown more balls than him.Nate said it himself he just cant caugh and cedrick got good hands. did Tomlin not see what he did last time we was in the playoffs?
  • Ben didnt have a bad game besides throwin all them picks.
  • Lets go for 2.. YEAH!! WOO!! yes ward got for the 2..wait penalty back ten yards... now kick the fu*kIN Extra Point!
  • what game was the refs watchin?
  • Tomlin Needs To Learn How To Coach A Team..



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btw thats a ill avy flex
Thanks :rasta:


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 01-06-2008, 04:42 PM         #532
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I think it was alright. With all the injuries that we had and Ben did pretty good for the D knowing he was going to put the ball up like 40 times. I wish they would have let him throw it on that 3rd and long when he took up running from the shot gun. I know it was there time out but still. Thats how we got back in the game. Just let him work his magic. Even a screen to Hines or something. He was a beast yesterday. The only other thing was I wish the D wouldnt have fallen apeart on the 4th and 2 and let that fat body run for 32 yds. Other then that time to look to next year. Make some smart moves and be back to the playoffs again

 11 years ago '04        #533
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 flex001 said
[*]Ben didnt have a bad game besides throwin all them picks.




It's the playoffs, one pick is too many let alone three.

If you guys had Willie, it would have been a different game.

 11 years ago '07        #534
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im still recovering from this loss

 11 years ago '05        #535
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 tommymm96 said
If you guys had Willie, it would have been a different game.
i agree with that simply because we could've run the clock a whole lot better and win the game by 1, 4 or 8 points...either way we would've won cause the jags had 0 timeouts left...that silly play where ben tried to run it should'nt have been called aswell...but oh well "shoulda, coulda, woulda's" dont meant sh*t and im not even gonna begin to use injuries as an excuse cause its apart of the game

 01-12-2008, 12:49 AM         #536
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Yeah it is. We will come back hard next year. Get willie back and polish up those rough edges and see what happens.

 01-15-2008, 12:12 AM         #537
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Damn this is a quiet thread now. Anyone got any new news on the team?

 11 years ago '05        #538
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Steelers Sign Two To Reserve/Future List

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed two players to their Reserve/Future List, the team announced today. Long snapper Jared Retkofsky and fullback Billy Latsko both signed with the Steelers and will be on the team’s offseason roster.



Retkofsky (6-5, 260) originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of TCU in 2007. He was in the Steelers training camp before being released. Retkofsky then spent one week on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad during the 2007 season.



Latsko (5-10, 233) was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Florida in 2007. He was released by the Panthers during training camp, but then signed to the team’s practice squad for most of the 2007 season.


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Steelers Sign Defensive Tackle Scott Paxson To Reserve/Future List


PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed defensive tackle Scott Paxson to their Reserve/Future List, the team announced today.

Paxson (6-4, 292) originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2006 but was released during training camp. He then spent time on Pittsburgh’s practice squad during both the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

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Tomlin’s Take on Topics

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin weighed in on a variety of topics during his season-ending press conference.


The following are some of the topics that he addressed.


On quarterback Ben Roethlisberger:

He did a nice job of course. He is a pro-bowler. He set franchise marks in some areas. He’s a merging big time football player. He is very good. He is very professional. Aside from what happened inside the white lines in the stadiums, I like the direction he is going it terms of take the reigns in a leadership position. Is he a developing guy? Absolutely. He is still 25 years old. But I look forward to what lies ahead with him.


On linebacker James Harrison:


That season speaks for itself. He is a Pro Bowl starter and the team MVP. He is a great success story. People that aren’t in this business and around on a day-to-day basis don’t have an understanding of how it grows and develops. It is nothing mystical. It doesn’t surprise me one bit; his performance this year for us. Since the day I got here, last winter, I’ve run into that guy in the morning, more than any other football player. He is a self-made guy. He is a professional. He would love for you to believe he is wild and it just happens for him and I understand the persona. It is a work hard, make it look easy persona. This guy is a tremendous professional. He has no bounds, in terms of preparing himself and it is good to see the results that happen for people that perform like that. It better be a source of inspiration for others, because those are the kinds of efforts we are going to need, individually and collectively to become World Champs.


On going for the two-point conversion:


If I had it do over I would. Sometimes after games are over I don’t do a nice job of explaining. But it was simple really for me. If you look at how the game unfolded and I’ll take a little bit to do that now. We had a turnover to start the second half. We kicked a filed goal and we were down by 11. They drove the field and scored and were up by 18. That created a little indecision in us, in terms of maybe weren’t capable of consistently stopping them. We scored and we cut it to 11, we kicked the extra point and we were down by 11. We scored again I wanted to make it a filed goal football game. So we went for two. Again, not knowing whether or not we were going to consistently stop them. We did. Great. We didn’t get it. We were down by five at that point. We go up by one, there is no need of going up by two. We desire to be up by there and that is just the way we played it.


On if team speed is an issue:



That is always an element of football. I think every coach that sits at these tables, in front of mics, have the desire to be younger, bigger, stronger and faster. That won’t change. Does the offseason change the personality? Over time, yes, but we just have to get better. We have a desire to be great. We want to be the one that stands alone and hoist the Lombardi (Trophy). That is not us right now, so the things we do are going to be done with those intentions in mind.


Summarizing the Jacksonville loss:



I am not ready yet. It was an emotional game. It was a gut-wrenching defeat, but every January defeat I have experienced has been the same. We turned the ball over. We got behind. We fought our way back into the game and we came up short.


On being a 3-4 defense convert:


I enjoy the way we play defense with the pieces we have in place. Are we going to grow and evolve in search for what we are capable being? Yes. But I’m not willing to think about it or disclose that at this time.

 11 years ago '05        #541
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Looking to improve their coverage



Special teams were an area of concern for head coach Tomlin going into the season and he gave it the attention he thought it needed. There were practices during training camp that focused on nothing but special teams. But the coverage units still struggled, and on Thursday Tomlin talked about those struggles.



“My concern with the special teams is not new,” said Tomlin. “I sat before you guys in the spring and summer and fielded a bunch of questions about why I had the attention to special teams that I had. I wasn’t interested in throwing up a red flag and saying, ‘Hey, I am worried about special teams,’ but obviously I was.



“A special teams unit is comprised of four or five core guys; I like to call them phase guys, and a supporting cast. When I evaluated this football team and looked at what was done in the past and where we were going, I felt a void in that area for men who had those leading roles in the past.”



Tomlin referred to Sean Morey and Chidi Iwuoma, both special teams standouts in 2006 who were not on the team this year, and James Harrison, another special teams ace whose role changed when he became a starter, as part of that void.



“It would be the equivalent of losing seven, eight or nine starters on an offensive or defensive unit, when you are talking about that,” said Tomlin. “That is why I gave it it’s just due in preparation leading into the season. I was looking for men to seize those roles and move forward. We were unsuccessful in that area. We have to coach better. We have to play better. We will leave no stone unturned, in terms of making ourselves an elite special teams unit. That is the standard, because it is going to help us become World Champs.”

***Injury updates***

Wide receiver Hines Ward had surgery on Wednesday to repair a partial medial meniscus in his right knee. Ward played with the injury down the stretch, although he missed the game against the Ravens in Baltimore to end the season in an effort to rest the knee.



“The prognosis is very good,” said head coach Mike Tomlin. “Things are looking well. He is resting. It is going to require six weeks or so before he can get about his business of preparing himself for 2008.”



Several other players will also undergo offseason surgery, including guard Kendall Simmons on his right fourth finger, Andre Frazier for a sports hernia, Trai Ess3x on his right ankle and Marquis Cooper for a meniscus injury. At this point Troy Polamalu (knee) is not scheduled for off-season surgery.

 11 years ago '04        #542
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 11 years ago '05        #543
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Ex-Steeler Ernie Holmes Dies at 59



R.I.P to a part of the legendary 1970's steel cutain

 01-20-2008, 01:00 AM         #544
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 01-20-2008, 01:22 AM         #545
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You KNOW im part of that steeler nation!!!!

HERE WE GO!!!!!

props for startin the thread

 11 years ago '05        #546
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aint been at it for a few but im gonna keep the updates coming whenever im on

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1st and 10 with Allen Rossum


First and 10 is a feature that runs in Steelers Digest, the official publication of the Pittsburgh Steelers.



Return specialist Allen Rossum took time out to talk with Teresa Varley and shared his thoughts about punt and kickoff returns, hard hits and his family.



1.What goes through your mind when you are standing there waiting for the ball to come to you?

The first thing that goes through my mind is to figure out where the ball is going to land and catch it. That is the most important thing, ball security. Then after I catch it I let natural instincts take over. I never say I am going to step this way first or anything like that. Every return is different. I may have a lot of room; I may have no room at all. It all varies.



2. What is the feeling when you have the ball in your hands and you see a crease of daylight in front of you?


It’s going to slow. I got about a 13-yard return against Seattle and Coach Ligs commented on it and I thought it was about a three-yard return. It happens so fast that it doesn’t seem like I went anywhere. Then at times when everything is wide open and there is a humungous hole it seems like I am going so slow, like I am barely moving. It seems like I should be running a lot faster. It varies.



3. What was the hardest hit anyone ever put on you? Did you see it coming?



It was a Monday night game against the Cowboys when I was playing for Philadelphia. I had a great game. At the end of the game I had a fair catch on a punt. Right before I caught it a guy ran right through me. I laid there for a little bit. It was the hardest I was ever hit. I didn’t see it coming at all. When you see a hit coming you can prepare for it mentally or physically, brace yourself for it. Those ones you don’t see coming, when you are looking up, those are the worst ones.



4. What do you prefer – punt returns or kickoff returns and why?



Right now kickoff returns because we are having more success. But I do love returning punts. If you make one guy miss the opportunity to score is a lot higher percentage than on kickoff returns. On kickoff returns guys have a long way to run and they can see everything developing in front of them, plus you have a couple of safeties sitting there. Punt returns you have the gunners who are trying to gun for you. The only safety net is maybe the punter. You don’t want to let the punter tackle you, but it happens. I like them 50/50, but we just are having more success on the kickoff returns.


5. What skill set does each require?


Punt return and kickoff return are two totally different things. They are two totally different balls. One is a tight spiral that at times turns over and at times doesn’t. Kickoff is an easier catch because it is a spiral and you can tell where it is going to land. It’s a totally different mindset. You can run forward and catch a kickoff return. Not many people can run forward with a full head of steam and catch a punt. You have to be set with punt returns because the ball can change at any moment because of the style of kick that it is.



6. You wasted no time having an impact on this team with your touchdown return. Is there pressure to keep it up once you do that?


Nobody can put more pressure on me than myself. I am harder on myself than anybody, than any coach can be. I am always looking for a big return. But I also have to be patient for those five and 10-yard returns or when Najeh (Davenport) holds me in on a kickoff return, I have to be patient with those things. They are paid to do a job too. I have to listen to him, listen to my coaches, read my blocks and not expect every one to go for a touchdown, even though I do want them too. The beauty of this thing is we have a humungous upside because we haven’t had that much time together. We are starting to have more success as we are together. Just watching film and seeing how hard these guys are working gives me confidence in everything that I want to do out on the field. I am always looking forward to the next day, the next game. I get more and more excited and confident. Confidence is the biggest thing. It’s about whoever is going to have the most confidence and intellectual ability in knowing what to do. We all watch film, we all lift weights and we all run. It comes down to the mental edge.



7. You have lasted 10 years in this league mainly as a return man. How have you been able to have that kind of longevity?


The first thing you have to do is have some great guys who are going to block for you. They have to be dedicated to sacrifice their body for you. Blocking is a hard thing. I have tried it and don’t like it. Second you have to have a great scheme. You have to have coaches who will put you in the right position and scheme for you to have success. You also have to have coaches who will let you be yourself and not feel like a robot. Sometimes you are going to take chances and it’s not going to work out. Sometimes you are going to take chances and it’s going to look like you are a genius. You have to have a lot of courage to play this long because you are going to have some ups and downs, bumps and bruises. But success comes along with that, along with hard work.



8. What was it like for you to come to a team at the start of the season, after sweating it out with another team in camp? How accepting were the players from the start and how are things now?


It was very accepting from a lot of players. I knew a couple of players prior to coming here. The secondary is always a close-knit group. I knew Deshea (Townsend) and Hines (Ward) since we all came out together the same year. I guess you can say we are all old. I had known them and a few other guys. I just tried to fit it. I didn’t try to change anything, just fit in with what they were doing. I didn’t try to be the type of guy who likes to do it my way. I think I was accepted more that way.



9. With your wife being a Steelers fan, before coming to the team were there ever times she cheered for the Steelers and you didn’t want her to?


Last year when I was with Atlanta the Steelers came to town and her parents came for the game and they are Steelers fans. They wanted to sit with her in the Falcons section and cheer for the Steelers unless I was on the field. I told them it wasn’t happening, that they weren’t getting tickets that way. Whatever team I am on I get family support, but now I am hearing I can finally cheer for my favorite team and for you. It’s been a great year. She is a huge football fan. She asks me a ton of questions after every game and all I want to do is relax. I wish I could put her questions on a tape recorder and answer them later. She has a million questions about each play. It’s funny. I laugh at it. She is so in to the game. She is in to basketball the same way. It makes it fun to go to a sporting event with your wife and it’s not a drag, she isn’t bored and doesn’t want to go home. She is a huge sports fan and I love it.


10. You have four daughters. Do they all have daddy wrapped around their little finger?


You wouldn’t believe it. They can make me do anything, unless they have been bad. I am a stickler on education and discipline as far as minding adults and showing respect. But other than that if we are in a store and they want something they are about to get it. It will be my wife saying no they have too much. But I am a sucker for my daughters.

 02-04-2008, 01:39 PM         #548
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them fu*kin cheat pats lost!!!!!!!!!!! this is a happy day!

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 Bella420 said
them fu*kin cheat pats lost!!!!!!!!!!! this is a happy day!

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Roethlisberger hopes to return to Super Bowl

Ben Roethlisberger was in Phoenix this week at the sight of Super Bowl XLII to take part in a Pro Bowl press conference, but he couldn’t help but talk about wanting to return to the big game.



Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a win in Super Bowl XL and thinks that the team has the talent to get back.

"I think we have a lot of the tools, and I think we have a lot of the players that are essential for us next year," said Roethlisberger. "I think there are some things that we all need to work on, myself included, and I think we'll be just fine because we have each other, and everybody we have in that room is talented and can get it done."

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Roethlisberger was asked about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the press conference and answered by referencing an interview he did last this season with Steelers Digest.



"Somebody asked me this year, 'If you could be a Super Hero, which one would you be?'" said Roethlisberger. "I said, 'Tom Brady.'"



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Roethlisberger will be joined at the Pro Bowl by teammates guard Alan Faneca and linebacker James Harrison. Running back Willie Parker and safety Troy Polamalu will both miss the game because of injuries.

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While Roethlisberger won’t be staying in Phoenix for the Super Bowl, he will be a part of the hype as he is featured in an ad for the new season of “American Idol” that will air during the telecast.



Roethlisberger spent about eight hours on the set but didn’t want to reveal too many details about the shoot.



“It ties in football and American Idol so I will leave it at that,” said Roethlisberger.



One of the scenes had Roethlisberger as a player in the locker room daydreaming about being a contestant on “American Idol” while the coach of the team was delivering a pep talk.



“They did some different stuff,” he said. “You never know how it is going to end up turning out. I am in the locker room for a part of it. I am in the American Idol crowd for a part of it. It’s a little bit of jumping around so we’ll see how they kind of tie it together.”

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