View From 522: Steelers vs. Browns

Since Gretz is a season-ticket holder, he’s going to take a look at the debauchery and insanity that takes place in the Heinz Field stands after every home game he attends. And yes, this is one very late in the week and yes it’s random thrown together. I mean even more than usual.

I’ve really been slacking on these this season, I know, and I apologize. But it’s been hard to find time to squeeze them in during the week and, making matters worse, during Thursday’s game against Cleveland I realized my camera battery wasn’t charged so I don’t even have any random pictures of obscure or random jerseys.

I’m going to make this quick since there’s another game in three hours and I like to have these on the site before the next game kicks off:

1) You could hear James Harrison hit Colt McCoy all the way up in the upper deck. At the time, we were asking how he returned to the game, and why. Looking back on it now it’s even more amazing to see just how poorly the Browns handled it.

2) William Gay’s interception may have been more the result of a poor throw by a quarterback that shouldn’t have been in the game at that point, but I’m still glad he came up with it. Gay has had a really strong season and has been playing extremely well ever since the first Cincinnati game. But I’ll say this: If the Browns keep Seneca Wallace in that game might have a different result.

3) Antonio Brown simply makes big plays. You knew after that interception that, at some point, the Steelers were going to have to throw the football to get a first down, and as soon as Ben Roethlisberger put that ball in the air you could tell that if Brown caught it he was going to have a chance to score.

4) Speaking of Roethlisberger, pretty much everybody thought he was done. Especially when he didn’t even bother to go to the bench and went straight to the tunnel that leads to the X-ray room.

5) Needless to say, we were all pretty shocked he came back in. At one point it looked like he was starting to move around a little better on one of his early second half drives, but before that series ended he started to look even worse. It’s amazing that we didn’t have to see two linemen carrying him down the field to line up like that Byron Leftwich game in college at Marshall University.

6) Mike Tomlin’s decision to go for it on the fourth-and-goal was the right call in my opinion. Cleveland’s decision to kick a field goal on their first drive in that same situation was the wrong call. And one more bonus point: When your team is on the field with a fourth-and-goal, and the players on offense are telling you to quiet down, that does not mean MAKE MORE NOISE.

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  • Rob D

    Thanks for this one..I like to hear what is going on in the stands during games.
    Agree about Gay, He deserved a little glory. He’s not my favourite player but here is absolutely no quit in him.That means something for me.

    • Rodney

      Has there been any word for “GOD”del about the DL who took the wicked club shot to the head of Ben?  Does this guy get by because it was the Steelers?  Actually he probably got a letter from Godell saying good shot to the head and he should have swung harder to end Ben’s carreer and get rid of him all together, just like he would like to get rid of Silverback. All I can say is WOW.