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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:00 am

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I just want a low penalty, no trick plays when you are moving the football down the field at will, Ben not throwing deep on 3rd and 3 all the time, move the damn chains, could you please tackle that guy, kind of game. Is that to much to ask?

I am with you there! There is nothing worse than a drive that stalls because of a stupid fuckin' playcall on offense. We just need to take those reverse end around and bubble screens out for this game. Let's move vertically, not sideways! The Ratbirds' defensive front and linebackers are too fast and disciplined for that shit.

I can see maybe a few holding penalties here and there, but there is absolutely no excuse for false starts at home. If one of our offensive lineman needs to hold to protect Ben, then I am good with that. The last thing we need is for him to get hurt right before the postseason.

We need this victory!

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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:27 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:58 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:26 am

L. Green is likely out
Coates is out with a hamstring
Tuitt is likely out

Of these 3, Tuitt is the one we'll miss the moss.

At the TE position, James and Grimble did well holding down the fort earlier in the season. Ben just needs to use them when they're standing in the middle of the field wide open instead of forcing the ball deep.

At WR, we certainly fall off after Brown, but Eli has proven himself to be valuable and consistent. Someone else will need to step up this weekend. A no-namer, who will take advantage of single coverage.

The defene front line is our weak link in this game. With our top guys out, the pressure will fall on LBs and DBs to cover, as well as protect the run. And really this will depend on Butler creating a game plan which is damn near perfect.

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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:59 am

We still got our #2 WR (Le'Veon Bell)
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:39 pm

Despite the injuries the betting $$$ have gone to the Steelers - line opened Steelers 3&1/2 and is up to 5&1/2 - 6. Sharps might be waiting to get to 6 before betting Ravens


http://www.vegasinsider.com/nfl/odds/las-vegas/

I do not get it - Ravens have owned Steelers and Steelers are banged up

Cannot see why this is more than Steelers by 3 (even with 3 points for home field)
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:02 pm

Good news is it looks like both DeAngelo and DHB will be back so that should help make up for the losses of the other two, Rogers has looked good and I think Cobi Hamilton could be a surprise on sunday too
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:57 pm

Well, it really does come down to tomorrow. No help from any AFC team from today's game.
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:18 pm

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Well, it really does come down to tomorrow. No help from any AFC team from today's game.

If they cannot beat the Ravens at home the Steelers have no business being in the playoffs

With Derek Carr breaking his leg the Raiders are done - Steelers only potential AFC threat left for Pats*
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:08 am

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jak341 wrote:
Well, it really does come down to tomorrow. No help from any AFC team from today's game.

If they cannot beat the Ravens at home the Steelers have no business being in the playoffs

With Derek Carr breaking his leg the Raiders are done - Steelers only potential AFC threat left for Pats**

If they cant win tomorrow, they will not get into the playoffs. Miami and KC have better records and the Ravens win the division by beating the Bungles in week 17. Its truly win or go home tomorrow.

Honestly, if you consider the Steelers are without their best Defensive player in Heyward, possibly Tuitt and their #2, 3, 4 WR's in Bryant, Wheaton, Coates and #1 TE in Green.....it wont be shocking if they don't pull it out tomorrow. Just hoping for the best and a W tomorrow for Xmas.
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:20 am

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Well, it really does come down to tomorrow. No help from any AFC team from today's game.

If they cannot beat the Ravens at home the Steelers have no business being in the playoffs

With Derek Carr breaking his leg the Raiders are done - Steelers only potential AFC threat left for Pats***

If they cant win tomorrow, they will not get into the playoffs.  Miami and KC have better records and the Ravens win the division by beating the Bungles in week 17.  Its truly win or go home tomorrow.

Honestly, if you consider the Steelers are without their best Defensive player in Heyward, possibly Tuitt and their #2, 3, 4 WR's in Bryant, Wheaton, Coates and #1 TE in Green.....it wont be shocking if they don't pull it out tomorrow.  Just hoping for the best and a W tomorrow for Xmas.

Yeah but we killed KC so we own the tiebreak if they finish with the same record
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:14 am

It all comes down to the patchwork defensive line for the Steelers. The Ravens, with Pro Bowler Yanda, have had success running the ball on the Steelers the last few years. If the Steelers can stop the run, they will win. If not, play action and long drives will kill them. I'm excited to see if Hargraves, Walton, and McCullers can man up and get the Steelers into the playoffs.
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:27 am

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It all comes down to the patchwork defensive line for the Steelers.  The Ravens, with Pro Bowler Yanda, have had success running the ball on the Steelers the last few years. If the Steelers can stop the run, they will win. If not, play action and long drives will kill them. I'm  excited to see if Hargraves, Walton, and McCullers can man up and get the Steelers into the playoffs.

I agree. Davis has been tackling well lately but we need to drop West in the backfield or no further than the line of scrimmage. We need pressures/sacks in this game and I think this will be Shazier's chance to shine. We will need to blitz him and maybe Davis to keep Bert honest.

If we can't get Bell going in the run game screen passes can do the same thing. We need Bell to have a great game. Someone like DHB or Hamilton needs to fill the void as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:08 am

What's up with the nfl channel announcing a Thursday Night Football Special on Christmas Day?

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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:59 am

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What's up with the nfl channel announcing a Thursday Night Football Special on Christmas Day?


I just wonder what would happen if Cowboy's fans had to subscribe to NFL network to be able to watch their annual Thanksgiving game.
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:06 pm

Here's to the Steelers will to win be greater then the Ravens. going to be a rough tough game.

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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:29 pm

Here we go...Twitter and Green are out.
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:39 pm

Looks like the game plan will be establish the run...
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:43 pm

TD!!!! X. Grimble!
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:43 pm

Way to start!
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:46 pm

I think these boys came to play.
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:47 pm

Best drive of the season. In the most important game thus far. Bravo.
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:49 pm

And Smith Jr. just torched the Defense...with a 15 yard penalty added.
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:50 pm

At least they were held to a field goal
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PostSubject: Re: Next Up: Ratbirds on Christmas   Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:51 pm

14-3 here and then send the dogs at Flacco the rest of the way. Pound their ass.
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