Monday, October 31, 2011

Trade Ben: Steelers vs Patriots Recap

Steelers 25 Patriots 17

The Steelers kept this game close, despite dominating the Patriots the entire game. They had a few drives just stall out in the redzone. You can't do that against good teams they'll burn you. Which the Patriots almost did, but their defense blows. I mean really just isn't good, it's kind like the opposite of what the Ravens have been for so many years. Can you see my tears?

Ben was on point. No Ward, the Patriots doing their best to take away Wallace, no problem. Manny Sanders, Antonio Brown, and Heath Miller will all catch the ball and rip you apart. Go ahead try to cover all of them NFL!

The defense played a great game and when it mattered the most, they made the stop, got the take away, and the points. Heads up play by Troy on that fumble. Yeah, he totally batted that ball, but made it look like he didn't. Loved that all the backups have really been stepping up and showing what they got. Steelers can draft linebackers. Oh yeah, and just seconds before that Patriots turnover.

That's right, I called it. FIRST!!!


The #1 team! Jim Nance and Phil Simms. What a duo! The best CBS has to offer. I mean, Phil Simms is so insightful, and makes the most intelligent comments about the game. Barf. Hate these guys. Not Jim Nance so much, but mostly all Phil Simms. Nance needs to bitch slap Simms around.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Patriots

Patriots can keep Brady, I'll take Ben. Brady is a pretty boy anyhow, I'll let my field goal kicker win my super bowls. Wussy.

Steelers 33

Patriots 31

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Let the yellow flags fly: Steelers vs Cardinals recap

Steelers 32 Cardinals 20

Defensive backs on both sides were getting all sorts of calls on them for this game. Kind of annoying, but whatever at least the refs were calling them on both sides.

Steelers couldn't run for shit this game, but guess what who cares. They have Ben, Heath, Hines, AB, Manny, and Mike Fucking Wallace. That's right, crowd the damn box, the Steelers are going to burn you with all those weapons. That 95 yard Ben to Wallace touchdown was awesome. More of that please, the next few seasons will be great, especially once the young guys get that much needed experience.

The defense, sans-Woodley, was kind of lackluster. Was not impressed, better bring it next week. Woodley was a beast yet again, that guy is killing it right now.


CBS number 2, Bryant Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf. Yuck.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Cardinals


No, it's not. So please don't talk about it shitty Fox Announcers.

Steelers 45

Cardinals 16

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Half-assed: Steelers vs Jaguar recap

Steelers 17 Jaguars 13

Well for the second time this year, I had the Steelers opponent score dead on. I mean, I'm just that awesome, but you already knew this.

A total tale of two halves. The first half the Steelers just dominated, the Jaguars could do nothing on offense or defense. Then the second half happened. The Steelers offense seemingly disappeared into thin air. Incomplete passes, running game going nowhere, the offensive lined turned back into the pumpkin for sure doing that half.

Gotta give Rashard Mendenhall some credit, after sitting on the sidelines last week and see his backups rip apart the Titans. Mendy came out and ran extremely well before the offense decided to stay in the locker room.

The defense was good all day, they did their job. Held the Jaguars in check, got pressure on the Quarterback, was about to say limited the rushing game but MJD ran for 96 yards though. I guess they still did, writing this the day after probably is not the best thing to do. It was 96 yards, but they weren't spectacular, so the defense did their job, plain and simple.


Oh man, I've been waiting for this team all season. Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts. These guys should be the number 1 team. The only negative I have for these guys, Fouts kind of shout talks, but I'll deal. The best part about these guys, they seemingly never hum on the nuts of whichever team is playing well. They just call the game. Please CBS, Fouts/Eagle for the Steelers the rest of the year or at least make them the number 1 team. COME ON!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Jaguars

I have no idea who that Quarterback is, and that sucks because there are like zero images out there.

Steelers 34

Jaguars 13

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Take that!: Steelers vs Titans recap

The ass-kicking Steelers showed up yesterday.

Steelers 38 Titans 17

The defense dominated and the offense produced. I don't think there is anything more I could ask from the Steelers. Despite the injuries on both sides of the ball, the Steelers still dominated. I was impressed with the backups on defense, it makes me not as worried once the veterans retire or are cut (whichever comes first). Chris Johnson had one good run, then I think he went into the locker room, because I didn't see him the rest of the game.

Was happy to see the younger running backs trying to make a name for themselves by running the ball quite well. Was really hoping Dwyer was going to make that 76 yard run a touchdown, but he still had an impressive game. I thought Redman did a great job, there were a few times he broke tackles or was dragging the defensive players with him. Ben was awesome too, except for the fake spike thing get on the same page guys! Luckily that was before the half and the Titans didn't capitalize on that turnover.


CBS number 2, Bryant Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf. Gumbel is fine with me, he doesn't really bug me. He's got a good voice, and doesn't seem to favor one team or the other. Dan Dierdorf on the other hand sucks.

I said this last week and it still holds true this week. Dierdorf blows. He was all over Hasselback's dick. Hasselback is 36 years old Dan, he's not going to do shit with that franchise, he's just there to fill the void until they think the guy they drafted this year is ready.

I really hope that they're not announcing next weeks game, and I know I could find out if I looked it up, but I'd rather be surprised. And then really pissed off.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Steely McGnome Predicts: Steelers vs Titans

Not sure which group of Steelers are going to show up, the shitastic ones, or the ones that kick everyone's ass. I hoping for the latter.

Steelers 26

Titans 10

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blocked: Steelers vs Texans Recap

Texans 17 Steelers 10

Balls. I mean really Pittsburgh, you could beat down the Texans? The best team from the horrible AFC South. Yeah, Foster ran all over the Steelers but when a team has that many holding penalties in a game it makes you wonder about the ones that aren't being called. But whatever that doesn't control the outcome of the game, the Steelers had their chances to take over this game and failed big time.

Yeah the o-line sucks, but I don't think the play calling is doing anything to alleviate the pressure from the defense. Seems like the routes the wide receivers run are taking too long to develop and Ben is spending too much time in that "pocket". Three step drop, throw. Hey, it's worth a shot, Mike Wallace is fast, but I rarely see him getting passes thrown to him deep, like one a game doesn't cut it. At this point I could care less if Ben has 50 interceptions this season, start launching the ball down the field towards Wallace. Until they can fix this offensive line, it's better than Ben standing there getting hammered every down.

Not sure what the deal with the defense is, it's weird, they play great a few series, then when it really matters they fall apart. That first drive was what it was, not like the Texans did that the whole game, one drive from them didn't impress me. I expect that to happen to the defense now and again. But hardly any at all is really a concern, something else they need to fix along with the offensive line.

Hum on the Texans nuts, they didn't impress, I really hope this is a wake up call to the Steelers players/coaches/front office. You're wasting talented players at this point because certain positions are below par.

As for the prediction, I got the Texans score right, not once but also three years ago as well. The Texans can only score 17 points on the Steelers.


CBS number 2, Bryant Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf. Gumbel is fine with me, he doesn't really bug me. He's got a good voice, and doesn't seem to favor one team or the other. Dan Dierdorf on the other hand sucks. His voice is a big owie to me.