Steelers Lounge Podcast #55: Colts Recap — Joey Porter

We suppose it only makes sense that we’d dedicate this podcast to J. Peezy, who probably played one of the best games of his career against the Colts during that January 2006 AFC Divisional get-together.

Thing is, we coulda used him Sunday night, too. And I don’t mean as a rush linebacker, I’m thinking more like letting him play left tackle. Whatever, as Mike Tomlin is fond of saying: style points don’t matter. And that’s a good thing because if they did the Steelers would’ve lost points based on Jonathan Scott’s unique back-to-the-rusher blocking style whenever Dwight Freeney busted out that spin move.

So no, it wasn’t pretty, and yes, the Steelers absolutely have to quit gifting opponents points dumb turnovers, but they’re 2-1. Hey, we can’t all be the Lions and the Bills.

Okay, talking starts now…

Steelers Lounge Podcast #55: Colts Recap

Steelers Lounge Podcast

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  • Bob Costas
  • Anonymous

    JOnathan Scott always learned that as a tackle it’s his responsibility to mirror the man he’s blocking. He goes to his right, I go left. He goes left, I go right. He spins, I spin. Now that I’m facing backwards and can’t see him he must have stopped spinning, so I stop too. And that’s how you arrive at the fundiment block. Hey, it works for LaMarr Woodley.

    Ahhh, I made that joke after reading the summary but before listening. I see I’ve copied you.

  • Anonymous

    We lose one tackle per week. When we go to Phoenix to face the Cardinals, expect to see Hines Ward starting at right tackle.

  • Cols714

    This isn’t aimed at anyone on this blog, but reading other sites, I have to ask “Are Steelers fans the most spoiled fans in the NFL?”

    You’d think the Steelers lost by reading the comments out there. Yeesh. It was a tough game, the OL got destroyed. Yet the Steelers won the damn game. At least we could be happy about it.

    I know that I’m much happier that we won than lost.

    • GlennW

      Yes and no.  Yes, Steelers fans can act pretty spoiled (especially those who live in Pittsburgh itself and/or participate in talk radio, by my observation).  No, this is not particularly unusual for the fans of a perennially successful franchise.  I live in New England, so trust me on that last statement.

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    With all the talk about Steelers WRs over the years, I was surprised that Louis Lipps wasn’t mentioned. His stats in his first two years were arguably better than Wallace’s in his first two (with more TDs and comparable yards and YPC) and the rest of his career was pretty good, too. Not only did he play in an era that had fewer passing yards than today’s, he had guys like Mark Malone, David Woodley and Bubby Brister attempting to get him the ball. If his career had started 10 years earlier, he might be in the HOF.

  • Anonymous

    I find it interesting that the Steelers made such an important issue out of getting that last first down in order to run down the clock. Imagine being concerned that Curtis Painter might get a chance to run a minute-drive.