Monday, November 28, 2011

Ugly: Steelers vs Chiefs Recap

Steelers 13 Chiefs 9

What an ugly game, but the Steelers won and I'll take it. The offense just couldn't seem to get on the right track at all and I'm blaming Ben. He's a big boy and needs to recognize what the defense is bringing and needs to audible the play to counter it. Plus, the Steelers didn't go into their no-huddle mode at all, this just let the Chiefs defense cover the wideouts and continue to stop the Steelers drive after drive. I expect this from a budding young team, but Ben is a top NFL QB, he's getting the blame for the stalled offense this week.

The Defense got the job done, getting those interceptions from the poorly thrown balls was great to see since the Steelers haven't done much in the take away category this season. Losing Troy to a concussion really sucked. I swear the pressure wasn't there again this week. Just wondering if LeBeau is playing his defensive calls close to his chest saving formations for the playoffs?? Don't know, just want to see some more sacks/QB Pressure on the younger quarterbacks they face.


Sunday Night Football on NBC. That's Al Michaels and Douchy-McDouche Chris Collinsdouche. Hate Collinsdouche, hate the announcing from all networks. Focus on the game, the chitter-chatter about stories that have nothing to do with the game are just extremely annoying.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Chiefs

I have no idea if this is the starting Quarterback for the Chiefs or not this week, since they signed neckbeard this week. Whatever, Flying Woodley doesn't care who the QB is, he'll still wreck shop, even on the sidelines.

Steelers 37

Chiefs 6

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Bye Week. Booo!

The Steelers have a bye this week, as if you didn't know already. Hating on bye weeks, now I have to watch other teams on Sunday.

Watch the skies though, I hear Woodley is out there flying around taking off the heads of random people. And by random people I mean Ravens fans.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Coming up Big: Steelers vs Bengals Round 1 Recap

Steelers 24 Bengals 17

Well, well, look at that. Got the opponent score right again. I'm halfway there to getting it right. This game really looked like a blowout in the first quarter, Steelers leading 14-0. Then late in the first quarter, boom the Bengals drive get a TD and make me sit on the edge of my seat the rest of the game.

The Steelers offense/defense was once again really hot then really cold. I swear there was zero pressure on the ginger quarterback. The defense rarely pressured him, you can't let any QB just sit in the pocket and have time. Gotta get more pressure on the Quarterbacks you face Steelers Defense. DO IT!!!

Willie Gay was playing with a chip on his shoulder this week. He needs to play like that every week. The pick at the end of the game was awesome. Pretty much sealing the game for the Steelers.

Loving Antonio Brown more and more each week, that guy made some great catches, he's only going to get better. And at some point, Wallace and Brown are going to break one of those short passes for a TD, those guys are just too fast not to. Running game was decent, didn't seem like they got a 100 yards on the ground, but they did. I say that, because although it makes me sick to my stomach, the bengals defense played pretty well today, so did their offense. In no way am I going to say that Dalton is a good QB (I just don't do that for rookie QBs), but he played a good game. We'll see how well he's doing in 3 seasons before I crown him a decent QB. But really the Bengals needed to get rid of those me-first players. They're a better team without them.


Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts, my favorite announcing team. I really could have these guys call every Steelers game, they just don't annoy me at all.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Bengals Round 1

The Bengals went and got themselves a ginger Quarterback. Flying Woodley does not care for ginger Quarterbacks.

Steelers 41

Bengals 17

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Gut Check: Steelers vs Ravens Round 2 Recap

Ravens 23 Steelers 20


Swept by the Ravens this season. Awesome. Not really, I hate when the Steelers lose to the Ravens, especially when they just give the game away like they did last night. Take the lead, stop the Ravens, get the ball back and can't get a first down. Fine, pin the Ravens back deep, with just a little over 2 minutes, defense can't stop them and let them march down the field and score a touchdown to win the game.

Other than that I thought the Steelers played a solid game on offense and defense. The offensive line played really well, keeping Ben upright at least. That was a positive. The defense did alright, not nearly enough pressure on Flacco. That pressure is needed against any Quarterback in the NFL, no pressure on them and they'll look like the greatest QB in the world, even if they're not.

Enjoy it Ravens Fans, it doesn't happen often.

The Refs

This does not happen often. I do not like to complain about officiating. They do not determine the outcome of a game, the players and the execution of the plays do. However, I do have a problem with one of the plays last night that did not receive a flag, the hit Ray Lewis put on Hines Ward. Lewis leads with his helmet and makes contact. No flag, but Ryan Clark gets a flag for doing the same thing, and he should have, not saying that was wrong of the refs just saying you need to call it across the board not just when it suits the refs.

I know the NFL is concerned about concussions with the helmet to helmet hits, but the sometimes happens because of the angles players take. I feel as if both of those plays were results of that. Again, if you're going to call it on one and not the other that just doesn't sit right with me.


Sunday Night Football on NBC, Al Michaels and Chris Douchenworth. Double Puke.

Bonus Photoshop this week

Elisha Manning and the New York Giants drove down the field near the end of the game to take the lead and beat the New England Patriots. And what did Elisha Manning get for this, well take a look.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Ravens Round 2

Steelers take on the Ravens Sunday night in Pittsburgh! I bet Ray Lewis is pissed. I hope he wears his new uniform.

Steelers 31

Ravens 20

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