Steelers Lounge Podcast #54: Seahawks Recap — Hardy Nickerson

That’s more like it. Nothing like Pete Carroll and his comfortable khakis to right a team fresh off a beatdown by their division rivals.

In this podcast we talk about all that went well a week after nothing did, including the play of Marcus Gilbert and Ramon Foster, two guys forced into the lineup because of injuries (repeat it with us: the o-line mediocrity is a bug not a feature).

We also touch on Big Ben looking a little off but still putting up impressive numbers, Mike Wallace as possibly a better Steelers WR than Santonio Holmes, Deebo and Troy showing up to play, and William Gay getting the start against a team that had absolutely no intentions of throwing anything more than bubble screens all day long.

We also discuss the NFL’s clarification on the chop block rule that had Big Snack so worked up after the Ravens game, and hit on Baltimore’s letdown effort after their Week 1 Super Bowl win.

Alright, let’s get to it…

Steelers Lounge Podcast #54: Seahawks Recap

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  • Jeaves5

    I for one like the Intro and Outro music you guys have for the Podcast…

  • Rob D

    These first two games represent almost nothing for me in terms of evaluating the team. They didn’t show up in Baltimore and they just played a team that has no offensive capabilities. The next team up is currently revealing themselves to be nothing much without a certain HOF QB at the helm. Want to talk about a true MVP? Manning alone made that team into a SB contender. The Steelers should pulverize another weak sister (I hesitate to use that term since both my sisters are stronger than me..lol..) and that’s what good teams usually do to bad teams. But I fear we aren’t going to be tested much with this weak schedule. Maybe that’s a good thing considering all the youth at WR, the changes along the O-line and the insertion of guys like Ziggy into the starting lineup if Keisel can’t go.

    I hope the Steelers continue to use the whole roster and give some of our younger kids the opportunity to be in 3rd down situations etc. That kind of exposure will pay dividends later on in this year.

    So…more McClendon and Ziggy and Heyward if you please.

  • Anonymous

    I thought that by mid-season last year Wallace was as good a receiver as Holmes ever was. And that’s no knock on Holmes who is and still is excellent, but Wallace was one of the best in the league last season. Who was better? Fitzgerald, Johnson & Johnson? And Wallace is still noticeably improving with experience. If his first two games this season aren’t inflated, then he’s currently better than any Steelers wide receiver I’ve ever seen contemporaneously (Lipps, Swann, and Stallworth are before my time, so Ward, Holmes, and Thigpen and the competition).

  • Anonymous

    I thought that by mid-season last year Wallace was as good a receiver as Holmes ever was. And that’s no knock on Holmes who is and still is excellent, but Wallace was one of the best in the league last season. Who was better? Fitzgerald, Johnson & Johnson? And Wallace is still noticeably improving with experience. If his first two games this season aren’t inflated, then he’s currently better than any Steelers wide receiver I’ve ever seen contemporaneously (Lipps, Swann, and Stallworth are before my time, so Ward, Holmes, and Thigpen and the competition).

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UR6KXGPFIFYZSVJNCXCJNHDQJQ Bob Costas

      You forgot Troy Edwards.

      • Anonymous

        Did I? Did I really?

        …yes, but had I remembered him I wouldn’t have put him in the list anyway.