Steelers Lounge Podcast #80: Plaxico Burress

It’s another Steelers Lounge Podcast, y’all…

We’re a few days late, but Adam, JJ and I review the Bengals game, although this was more cathartic therapy session than anything else. The conversation starts by remembering the 1989 team, a group that began the season 0-2 and was outscored 92-10 (not a typo). Fifteen weeks later? They were in the playoffs, where they won a wild-card game. So, yeah, the season’s not over.

At least until you hear this: Remember the 2002 team, which also started 0-2 after getting manhandled by the Pats and Raiders? Adam and JJ aren’t convinced the 2013 version is better than that group, which also made the playoffs (That was the year Tommy Gun out dueled Kelly Holcomb in the wild-card game). So there’s that.

We also touched on David Paulson’s fumble (and why in god’s name the Steelers didn’t hurry to the line to spike it after said fumble), Ping-PongGate, Ben’s improvised running attack, and the general feeling that things could get better before they get worse — and we’re not just talking about over the next few months but possibly the next two seasons.

We do try to find some positives, too; JJ and Adam point to the imminent return of Le’Veon Bell and Heath Miller, and I applaud Danny Smith and the special teams for playing pretty well. Other than that … there isn’t a whole lot.

But, hey, one win can change all that.

Alrighty, talking starts promptly…

Steelers Lounge Podcast #80: Plaxico Burress

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  • David

    MVP thus far? Zoltan Mesko

    Sounds like a character in a sci-fi movie.

  • Eric

    Why was Roethlisberger throwing to Cotchery so much? Hmmm…

    Brown, Antonio 5-10
    Cotchery, Jerricho 6-1
    Moye, Derek 6-5
    Sanders, Emmanuel 5-11
    Wheaton, Markus 5-11

  • Rob D

    That was a good podcast..in that I laughed a lot during it. I’ve given up taking this team’s offense seriously as it’s not worth the time involved. The huddle up after Paulson’s fumble is basically a small portrait of this team’s ineptitude after 2 games. EVeryone and their brother is picking the BEars, it seems. Can’t really blame them.

    (watched a little of Playbook, (with the sound down low so I didn’t try to murder STerling Sharpe and his carny voice through the TV!) and they showed SEattle just annihalating the 9ers line last weekend. If they can do that to a great line, just imagine…no..don’t! You’ll hurt yourself. http://tinyurl.com/k6u8lbo

    Shaun O’Hara breaking out with the “Haley should be worried about his key card not working at the facility” crack. If they look anywhere near as bad as the Tenn, game, I think he’s due for a visit to the principals office at the very least. Or not. This is not a team that does the unexpected too often when it comes to coaches. AT least, important coaches; if you are a ST’s coach they’ll dump you right before the season starts and noone will ever know why! lol..

  • Terribletoweler

    On the receivers getting open: We used to run trips bunch all the time. Now, I haven’t been watching that because I just cross my fingers and watch Ben trying to not get killed and shouting when we run up the middle three times to start the game. But do we still run trips bunch?

    • http://www.steelerslounge.com/ ryan

      Anecdotally, I don’t think so. In fact, I don’t know if it’s happened once this season.

      • Terribletoweler

        That was my feeling too. I’ll try to watch for it this week. I can’t save Ben even if I try to watch him anyway, lol.