Monday, January 24, 2011

Dallas Bound: Steelers vs Jets Recap

Didn't get around to a recap last week for the Steelers vs Ravens game. This game was kind of similar, except the Steelers didn't blow the lead in the second half like the Ravens did.

First half was great, was extremely relaxed and not all that nervous, but the second half was a different story. It's like the Steelers offense just stayed in the locker room for most of the second half. Not cool Steelers, took another year off my life playing like that in the second half. I'm sure Pouncey going out of the game didn't help that with the Jets D, but really stop killing me.

That goal line stand by the Steelers D keeping LaDainian Tomlinson out of the endzone and in the end the Super Bowl was great. Defining moment in my mind. Maybe one day you can be an announcer at the Super Bowl Tomlinson.

It was kind of fun to see Rex Ryan slam his head set when the Steelers got that last first down. PSAMP has an animated gif of it, go here to check it out.

Packers are up next, very similar team in my opinion, can't wait for the Pro Bowl....almost typed that without laughing.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Ravens Take 3 Playoff Edition

Here we go, welcome to playoff Steely McGnome Predicts. Same as the regular season Steely McGnome Predicts except now with sprinkles.

I kid, I kid.

The Ravens come up to Pittsburgh for round 3 this season in the start of the divisional this Saturday at 4:30. Over the past few years most of these contests have been some of the best games you'll ever watch. I love them, but at the same time they take about a year off my life. That last minute crap is just a killer for the fans of either team, but great for football.

I don't think it'll be that way this Saturday.

Steelers 24

Ravens 10

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Blowout - Steelers vs Browns Recap Take 2

The Browns should have just stayed in the locker room at halftime because the game was over. Worst part about the game was the 4th quarter when the Browns kept trying and couldn't do a thing, even against the Steelers defensive backups. Nothing worse than keeping a game going when you have no chance to win.

Not much to say that hasn't already been said by people who are actually good at recapping. But the only thing that has me concerned going into the playoffs is Special Teams. That's the one part of the Steelers that just doesn't seem to have it right. I know they adjusted for this past week by putting the ball on the ground on kickoffs and trying to keep it out of Cribbs hands. That guy can ruin your day given the opportunity. That's it though. I'm not concerned about the running game, the past two weeks the panthers and browns seemed to be ready for the run. Which was a big mistake on their part, not like Ben is a 2-time Super Bowl winner or anything. Take a note playoff teams, stop the run. Ben won't hurt you.

I wish it were January 15th this weekend. I'm ready.