Week 6 Game Thread: Steelers vs. Jets

May the Power of Bussie compel the Steelers to a win. (Seriously, I’m officially tapped for ideas.)

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  • Eric

    Steelers win.

    Defense gets a turnover.

  • calig23

    Good pressure by Jones on 3rd down.

  • calig23

    This team is so bad. At everything.

  • calig23

    Normally, I would say that the Jets should have gone for it, but honestly, I don’t think it matters.

  • calig23

    I know it worked, but a WR screen on 3rd and 15 is just ridiculous.

  • calig23

    Of course. Steelers tie it up, and then kick off out of bounds.

  • calig23

    Well. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a trick play like that.

  • Cols714

    maybe Jarvis Jones isn’t any good. Worilds has a sack already.

  • calig23

    If that was Tom Brady, it’s almost certainly a penalty. Oh well.

  • calig23

    Brown should have caught that pass.

  • calig23

    How the hell do you commit a false start on 3rd down after a timeout? Inexcusable.

  • calig23

    Love how the defense, after playing fairly well the entire first half, completely chokes in the final minute and lets the Jets march right down the field and get a field goal.

  • calig23

    Good job by the defense to start the 2nd half.

  • calig23

    TD, Sanders!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • calig23

    Finally, a turnover. Clark picks off Smith in the redzone.

  • calig23

    Ok guys, pound it in!

  • calig23

    Or, just go backwards. Blown up running play on 1st down, holding call on 2nd down

  • calig23

    This team is so bad in the redzone. Third and goal and you run that play?

  • calig23

    How does Clark not get that interception? It hit him right in the chest.

    • Randy Steele

      Talk about dropping the soap…

  • calig23

    Gah! They are so bad at tackling

  • calig23

    And another turnover! Timmons picks off a pass.

  • Randy Steele

    And a big thanks to calig23 for keeping this thread alive, single-handedly. He must be worn out.

  • Randy Steele

    Number one: the offensive line didn’t totally suck today.
    Number two: no turnovers (although that last fumble by Saunders? was close.)
    Number three: they’re a different defense when they’re not playing from behind the entire game.

  • Eric

    The Bills were so close to knocking off the Bengals. If they would have the Steelers would have been only one loss behind the rest of the AFCN.

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

    Echo Randy’s game ball for calig23.

  • Cols714

    how in the hell did New Orleans lose?

    • Rob D

      By playing conservatively WITH the ball. They handed Brady the ball over and over again and he finally burnt them. Honestly, that was like Cowher ball all over again. You have Drew Brees..Use him..lol

      • EasyLikeSundayMorning

        Funny you mentioned Cowher. I thought he was a good coach and certainly enjoyed most of his time in Pittsburgh. But his comments in the broadcast booth reminded me of how his cautiousness in most playoff games used to bother me. There were several examples, but one was when we were up 10 with a third and 1 from inside the 5, he said he’d definitely kick a FG if he didn’t get a first down. I’m not saying that’s always the wrong play, but sometimes you have to step on a throat. Games like the AFCCG against SD and Indy stayed close way too long. And I can’t prove this, but the team always seemed tight in the postseason until Ben came along.

        Speaking of Ben, nice to see him get his accuracy back yesterday. He’s put up some big stats this season, but I thought this was by far his best game.

        • Eric

          I would have kicked a field goal instead of making that comment.

          • countertorque

            Bill Cowher would have, certainly.

        • Rob D

          Yep, I’m a big Cowher fan but agree with your comments. You had to deal with having no fingernails left after most games, especially playoff contests. When it was all working,,the D not allowing quick scores, the running game churning up yardage and first downs in incremental fashion. and the very judicious use of the passing game, you’d marvel at the efficient way they put away teams. In too many AFCCG’s at home though, we saw the darker side and how just one letdown could destroy all the hard work. I still get the shakes thinking of the Jets kicker Brien missing those two FG’s for instance..ai caramba! lol..

          I still miss Cowher’s chin, his enthusiasm for the game, and his decent man nature. He always surrounded himself with top notch assistants and that’s shows a man comfortable in his own skin and confident in his talents. I’m glad we had him, with all his faults. (worst loss in the Cowher era for me was the San Diego 1994 AFCCG disaster..I still hate thinking about it.http://articles.latimes.com/1995-01-16/sports/sp-20569_1_san-diego-chargers)

          • Intropy

            Alfred freaking Pupunu. I can still see him wide open in the middle of the field with all that grass in front of him. Definitely the worst loss I ever saw. The Steelers were dominant that year. Only the Cowboys and 49ers were even in the same league. The Chargers were not even close, but all the dumb “going to the superbowl” celebration with the AFCCG coming up in a week wrankled, and I suspect the team was guilty of some of that feeling as well.

          • EasyLikeSundayMorning

            Tony Martin, too… http://articles.latimes.com/1995-01-16/sports/sp-20569_1_san-diego-chargers

            If Harbaugh had completed the Hail Mary the next year, I think I would have had to find a therapist.

          • Rob D

            Man o man..why’d we bring this stuff up..?? LOL..pure torture. When the Harbaugh pass was in the air. I was sure it would be caught and we’d be watching Jim in highlight reels to this day..jumping around like a lunatic and no doubt dying on the field after the STeeler bench throttled him…lol…he’d have been a dead hero. But a hero nonetheless. I was sick for two days afterward, my stomach was a mess. Then the SB ..more pain.
            If you don’t want pain, don’t have a rooting interest. Simple. But this team has given me WAY more delight and outright ecstatic glee than pain and misery by a wide margin than I ever had the right to expect. More pain and joy to follow, I’m sure. And we’ll all be watching.

    • Randy Steele

      They choose not to try to win.

      • Eric

        I don’t know. I actually watched most of that game and Brees was really struggling. He had a couple throws that could have been picked off. I would have been concerned with asking him to throw too much to kill the clock, especially with Graham injured. I thought the naked bootleg with Brees on the Saints last 3rd down was a really smart call. If the Pats outside defender had gotten sucked inside Brees would have had a 1st down and the game was over. Anyways, I could see why the Saints got conservative at the end, even though it came back to bite them.

  • Cols714

    After last game I have to wonder that if the Steelers had started Gay instead of Allen (who was really rusty) and someone other than Vince Williams at ILB vs the Vikings if they would have won that game easily.

  • Eric

    Well, Levi Brown’s tenure was a short one. He and David Johnson were placed on IR. At least we’ll always have JJ’s rant.

    • David

      Kind of like, being from Penn St., he wanted to retire as a PA player, w/o ever playing a snap.

      But nothing surprises me this season. Nothing below would surprise me this season:
      -Ben becomes an ordained minister
      -Troy cuts his hair and shaves it bald

      -Coach T becomes nostalgic and suits up as a DB vs the Raisins

      -Sweezy gets hurt and we sign Jeff Reed

      Nothing.

      • Eric

        Now you have me kind of hoping for a Jeff Reed reunion.

        • Rob D

          You can’t freeze a psychopath!
          I miss him..sigh

  • EasyLikeSundayMorning

    Maybe trading for Brown and deactivating Adams for a game will motivate Adams to pay more attention in his blocking assignment meetings.

    And I guess Max Starks has changed his phone number. I have a hard time believing he’s not as good as Guy Whimper.

  • Canadian Steeler

    I’ve been pretty annoyingly busy recently, so I haven’t been able to post as much (still enjoying the podcasts though). Wow are the Jets ever bad. I think it took us more than a little bit to get going in this game, but I still felt pretty confident throughout. A few things.

    Jarvis is getting closer but is still a bit of a weird player. He doesn’t seem exceptionally fast and definitely isn’t James Harrison strong, but he still manages to find his way to making a couple of pressures every game. He’s getting closer to finishing, and you could definitely give him credit on the Timmons sack, but after years of being spoiled with Deebo it seems weird to have a guy who’s pressure doesn’t come from just straight physical dominance. Not that I’m complaining about him as a rookie though.

    Saw Kaboly mention (http://triblive.com/mobile/4877635-96/steelers-game-jets) that Beachum didn’t allow a pressure/sack after getting manhandled by Wilkerson early. Hopefully it was a bit of a Welcome to the NFL moment, like DeCastro getting whipped by Geno Atkins last year, because that’s pretty awesome against the Jets d-line. I think even if Mike Adams finds his way back into the line-up, Beachum is good enough to stay in. Maybe see if you could try Adams on the right?

    Antonio Brown’s been awesome. Thankfully traded for him in fantasy right before the Bears game (I must be the only person with 3 Steelers on my homer team), but really great to see him as a the number 1 WR on PFF and 2 (behind Welker) on FO. Yeah he still has some drops, but I think our deficiency at WR may be more to do with Sanders (and little behind him) than Brown. He’s a number 1.