Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A win is a win - Steelers vs Bill recap

Well, well, well. The Steelers let the Bills stay in the game and somehow overcame a certain loss in Buffalo this past Sunday.

There's a reason why you can't say a game is over by halftime, since the Steelers dominated the Bills in the first half and let them hang around, then comeback and go into overtime. Had it not been a drop by Stevie Johnson the Steelers would have lost. BUT, they didn't, it's another win for the Steelers.

Worry about celebrating after you catch the ball Stevie, not as the ball is floating into your arms. Fail.

There was a time I wished every game was like last week against the Raiders. 35-3 blowout. Not anymore, a lot of games like that don't prepare you for the post-season. They just let you waltz into the post-season then get blown out by a team that hit their stride while you were "resting". Games like this can define a season, good or bad.

I had a bad feeling this game was going to go down like it did. The Steelers dominated and were only up by 13 at the half. That's never good with any team. I would have felt better had the score been 21-0 going into the second half, but it wasn't. The Bills just aren't there yet, I mean they've been rebuilding since the late 90's right? That's starting to get Detroit bad.

Steelers win, onto the Ratbirds next week.

I suck at recaps.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Steely McGnome Predicts - Steelers vs Bills

This week the Steelers travel up to Toronto...wait, not yet. They're still in Buffalo. They'll be taking on the Bills, who came back last week and defeated the lowly Bungles. Whoopity do. The bungles suck.

Steelers 38

Bills 10

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Steelers vs Raiders Recap

That image says it all about the Raiders this past Sunday. Hopes crushed. The Steelers shut you down on Sunday and that's putting it nicely.

I had to watch this game online, since the stupid Ravens were on the local CBS this week. Luckily I found something worthwhile to watch. The Raiders had no answers to the Steelers on all aspects of the game. So Oakland, you're not quite there, maybe if you draft a franchise QB to groom instead of picking up free agent after free agent for the position. So, maybe in a few years the Raiders may actually be good. (Well, once Al Davis dies).

All those penalties sucked balls, but I'm not getting into that, there are plenty of others talking about that. Stupid Ginger Commissioner.

The running game from the Steelers lacked a little. The numbers lie, not saying I won't take them, but they lie. Ben got a lot of those yards on 3 rushes, they were passing plays with the Raiders dropping seemingly everyone back and there were clear lanes for Ben to run. Other than that the Raiders kind of shut down Mendenhall. NEED A REAL FULLBACK.

Oh, and the final score was 35-3. This has been the closest prediction in a long time for Steely McGnome.

Gobble Gobble bitch.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Raiders

Man. Woodley and the Steelers D needs to step up and start stopping teams again. All this scoring on them is making me mad.

Here we go.

Steelers 27

Raiders 10


Monday, November 15, 2010

Missed Opportunities - Steelers vs Patriots recap


I hate the Patriots, I just don't think they're that good. Not like Brady has ever led his team down the field in a Super Bowl for a touchdown to win the game. Only field goals. That doesn't impress me and it never will. Yeah sure, he's won 3. Big whoop!

At least this loss was during the regular season and not the post season. The loss would have hurt more.

Not sure what is up with the Steelers defense. I thought for sure with the addition of Bryant McFadden the secondary was going to go back to being somewhat dominant, but they are sucking it up. The defensive line and linebackers aren't getting dick for pressure. This straight on rushing the line DOES NOT WORK! I don't know why they continued to do that play after play. Bring some damn pressure, it worked when you did.

The running game never really got going, but it could have been effective. But one thing the offense really needs, a damn fullback. That singleback shit pisses me off to no end.

Gotta catch the ball when it hits you in the hands, especially in the end zone. Those were missed opportunities to keep the game close and get the momentum. That just never happened until the 4th quarter and the defense couldn't stop the Patriots to keep the game close. Pretty much ending the game late in the 4th quarter. Not the end of the 3rd quarter like the announcers made it seem like.

Gawd I hate Chris Collinsworth, he was downing Brady's cock all night it was horrible to listen to.

That's it. Losses suck. Losses to the Patriots/Ravens suck even more.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Patriots

Steelers take on the Patriots this Sunday night. It's the Steelers 3rd straight primetime game.

NFL must love the Steelers in the spotlight, I mean you could have spaced these games out. Just sayin'.

Steelers 31

Patriots 20

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Steelers vs Bengals recap

The hell. Too damn hard to find a picture of the game on the internet. Damn NFL locking down their images or something. Guess I could have taken more than 2 minutes to look, but I shouldn't have to. I SHOULD have snapped a picture of one of Chad Oinchocinco's temper tantrums. That was great to watch. Man he sucks. The Steelers expose him for the phony that he is. Too bad the same can't be said about T.O.

I know T.O. runs his mouth and can have a bad attitude, but he can produce. He did last night that's for damn sure, could you cover the guy maybe?

The game looked like a blowout by the Steelers early on, then the o-line started going down. I thought for sure the Bungs would take advantage, but that make-shift line did the job. I didn't get some of the three straight runs that ended with a punt. I know you want to establish the run, but you have Ben as your QB now, let him pass for the 1st down ESPECIALLY if you're going to run the ball in singleback formation. If you're not even going to put a "fullback" in the backfield. Just pass on 3rd and short. No fullback and a charging D, you'll probably never convert. I miss Dan Kreider sometimes.

That damn comeback took a few years off my life, and Skippy IF the Steelers offer you a new contract after this season and it's not the amount of money you want and you bitch. Have fun kicking in the UFL.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Steely McGnome Predicts - Steelers vs Bengals

This week the Steelers travel into Bungle territory to face the dynamic duo and Carson Palmer, elite NFL Quarterback.

This is a big game for both teams, the bungles need to start climbing out of the basement and the Steelers need to keep pace with the stupid Ravens.

Flying Woodley has the answer.

Steelers 28

Bengals 14


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Steely McGnome Recaps Steelers vs Saints

Just what you needed, some other a-hole recapping a game. I try to do this every week but it just doesn't always happen. I think I've done one recap so far this year. Whatever, like 1 person might read this.

Well kids, Steely McGnome was WAY off on the final score. Saints won 20-10, bastards.

I wouldn't look too much into the Saints as being all that great this year (so far). I've seen this before where the Super Bowl champions go into the season and lose to really crappy teams, then beat good teams only to not make the playoffs because of injuries and just really shitty play down the stretch. Actually, I've seen it twice in recent years. Both years after the Steelers won the Super Bowl.

Steelers had their chances to take this game and it just didn't happen. Plus the Saints defense played really well despite injuries, can't take that away from them at all.

It's easy to point the finger at the play calling at times, looking at you Arians, but Ben needs to recognize those blitzes and get the necessary protection and routes to his receivers before the snap. If he wants to be the man, he's got to act like it. And I'm sick of hearing about the rust that Ben has from missing 4 games. I bet it was there the 1st week, not like he was injured and out an entire year, yeah every game he'll be rusty. Not the case, get over it announcers, call the game and not everything else.

I also read somewhere complaining about Antwaan Randle El's punt returning production. Yes, it's true, he's not getting the return yards, BUT he's back there on a short field. Most of the time he's fielding punts when the opposing team is in between 40 yard lines. Meaning that there will be a swarm of defenders by the time the ball arrives. Who do you want back there, a rookie who thinks he can break away from those defenders, but in reality gets knocked for a loss or worse muffs the punt. Or do you want the veteran and can recognize when to call a fair catch to prevent the ball being downed inside the ten or fielding a punt and getting a few more yards. Yes Sanders had a long punt return, but that's when the Saints were punting from their 20, lots of room to run. I'd say the Steelers are making the right choices in the return game.

The Steelers defense is unfortunately breaking at this point, but I'm not blaming them. The D has been put into too many situations where they're excepted to stop a team with a short field within minutes of each other. Defenses are going to break when you keep giving an offense multiple times to try and score.

Losses suck, but they happen. It's not the end of the world.