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Jets-Steelers one-liners

Jason Taylor

An emotional speech by coach Rex Ryan the night before the game got his Jets in the proper frame of mind to walk away with a 22-17 win in Pittsburgh.

Said Jets TE Dustin Keller of watching the defense try to stop the Steelers on the game’s final drive, “You go through all the possibilities in your mind, and you don’t know whether to be excited or to throw up. I was in between both.”

Ryan wants to see Jets KR Brad Smith in the Pro Bowl as a reward for his two kickoff returns for touchdowns this season.

Jets WR Braylon Edwards had 100 yards on a season-high eight catches.

The Jets snapped their long touchdown-less streak with a bootleg run by QB Mark Sanchez on fourth-and-one from the seven-yard line.

S Ryan Clark and LB James Farrior laid the blame for the Steelers loss at the feet of the defense.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 23-of-44 passes for 264 yards and scrambled for 22 yards to keep the final drive alive, but couldn’t get one last completion in the end zone to win the game.

TE Matt Spaeth, who caught a touchdown, had his hands on each of those last two passes, but the Steelers’ replacement for injured starter Hearth Miller wasn’t able to reel them in.

The absence of Miller and S Troy Polamalu had a big impact on the Steelers all day long.

Steelers WR Mike Wallace had seven catches for 102 yards to cross the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career.

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25 Responses to “Jets-Steelers one-liners”
  1. richm2256 says: Dec 20, 2010 10:02 AM

    Roethlisberger SUCKED yesterday. Completed 50% of his passes? And please, that defense made Mark Sanchez look like he belonged on an NFL field.

    He doesn’t.

    I get so tired of hearing the Steelers whine every time Troy Palamalu is out of the line-up. He’s a star, no doubt, but one player should not make the difference to a defense’s success.

  2. japdouds says: Dec 20, 2010 10:12 AM

    1.
    richm2256 says: Dec 20, 2010 10:02 AM

    Roethlisberger SUCKED yesterday. Completed 50% of his passes? And please, that defense made Mark Sanchez look like he belonged on an NFL field.

    He doesn’t.

    I get so tired of hearing the Steelers whine every time Troy Palamalu is out of the line-up. He’s a star, no doubt, but one player should not make the difference to a defense’s success.
    ==========================
    You must not have watched the game. Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense carved up the Jets D. Ben had a good day despite his back-up TE’s dropping about 5 passes. And when did the Steelers EVER complain about Troy being out? I’ve never seen a single player or coach complain that Troy was out.

    Finally, learn how to spell Polamalu you moron!

  3. nflgreedleague says: Dec 20, 2010 10:23 AM

    I love this web site. If you post anything remotely perceived as detrimental to the integrity of the league (even if it’s true) your comment is deleted.

    ALL THESE GAMES ARE FIXED BY THE LEAGUE OR VEGAS – GET A CLUE!

  4. psteelfan1 says: Dec 20, 2010 10:24 AM

    Yeah I really here Tomlin and the players whining about not having Troy. No I never here the Steelers make excuses like other teams do. Whatever Steeler haters!

  5. brintfarvruhsux says: Dec 20, 2010 10:26 AM

    Where is Deb? ha ha ha

  6. lance227 says: Dec 20, 2010 10:27 AM

    1) Steelers should have attempted onside kick on free kick after safety. Jets were not positioned for it as knowing Rex he probably didnt even know it was legal

    2) On final drive, Big Ben could have spiked ball (at 10 yd line) before waiting for all linemen to get set. It wouldve saved about seven or eight extra seconds (for at least one more pass attempt) and the 5 yard penalty for illegal procedure wouldnt have made any difference since he was throwing for the end zone anyway.

    Why don’t these multi-millionaire players and coaches practice strategy and learn the rules better??

  7. igottz5onit says: Dec 20, 2010 10:32 AM

    It was a good game but the Jets wanted it more. It will be nice to get Polamalu and possibly Smith back for the playoffs though.

  8. thecgroup says: Dec 20, 2010 10:33 AM

    in the first 14 minutes of the game the officials threw 3 flags that were picked up and indicated no foul.

    the steelers get a first down on a 9 yard run…..

    Not one mention of the these bad officials yet again…. at what point will the media start questioning the officials..

    I don’t care who the calls go for or against this mediocrity needs to be addressed and the NFL wont until the media starts too…

  9. robzar says: Dec 20, 2010 10:46 AM

    If you have to give your team a big “emotional” speach before a game in late December with your team fighting for first place or a playoff spot, then you have not done your job as a head coach leading up to that point. The round mound of sound is a fraud and a fool.

  10. grpatriot says: Dec 20, 2010 10:48 AM

    Could have been worse! Hoculi could’ve been there with Goodell at the game! 15 secs after the play, then they call a personal foul?????
    Pretty clear shoulder to the chest hit! I’m sure McCourty will get a nastygram from the League…
    Hoculi needs to go! He has blown several calls in crutial situations. Why so long. They looking at the replay? Did they huddle and say, “Goodell is here, we better throw a flag!”

  11. bradybunch12 says: Dec 20, 2010 10:52 AM

    So Dick LeBeau is no genius without Polamalu on the field shocker, so Steelers can go 3 and 1 without Ben Roethlisberger but go 5 and 7 without Polamalu.

  12. holeinone09 says: Dec 20, 2010 10:55 AM

    richm2256, can’t you show some honesty and football knowledge, for ONCE? Your comment that Ben sucked just shows how much of a hater you are. Did you watch the game? You can hate him but come on, man! You are so busy posting hate real fast on every Steeler thread that you can’t show any credibility as a knowledgable football fan. Sheesh!

    I sincerely hope that the Steelers get to play the Pats in the playoffs. That is my Christmas wish.

    GO STEELERS!!

  13. masteel says: Dec 20, 2010 10:59 AM

    Each game seems to turn on a few plays – and for Steelers yesterday it was same

    #1 Kick-Off return at start of game for Jets, THAT was a sin and set in motion the Jets team having confidence to play game

    #2 Defense completely missing Sanchez bootleg on the 4th down play

    #3 Terrible play-call exposing Moore to get tackled for that safety in our end zone. WHY wasn’t Redman running that out of end zone.

    #4 Ben totally throwing TOO late to Spaeth at back of end zone, Spaeth was open initially he could have dropped a pass right into him for the game winning TD.

    Jets executed better than Steelers yesterday and it hurt.

    Steeler Fan

  14. connie73 says: Dec 20, 2010 11:05 AM

    This is for nflgreedleague

    You are so right can’t tell you how many times I have posted my feeling on a couple of things and they never get posted.
    I say the NFL does not want the Steelers in the super bowl. Can you just hear the media from around the world asking Ben questions like
    Hey Ben when was the last time you tried to rape someone???? When was the last time you walked around with your junk sticking out???
    Does anyone want him to endorse a product for them. I don’t think so. He has done nothing to show me he is a better person.
    But Vick has.

  15. johntonioholmes says: Dec 20, 2010 11:05 AM

    Here’s another one-liner:

    Revis and Cromartie got burned on several plays, but made up for it by interfering the the receiver. For some reason, no flags were thrown.

  16. shotgunformation5wide says: Dec 20, 2010 11:06 AM

    Although it was a good game by the Jets, .. I have to criticize Arians a bit. His play calling, in my opinion, is terrible. Please take the TE out of the spread offense …. Matt Spaeth was either dropping into the flat or streaking up the middle …either way, he had NO separation from the defenders. If its a big target you need, … Use Arnaz Battle. The spread offense worked flawless when it was all WR’s in the game. All you need is a WR matched up on one of those LB’s. I saw no ‘Motion’ …. which frees up your receivers from being jammed on the line. WOW! Then the Shotgunformation – Handoff which resulted in a safety!?!? Is this guy trying to torpedoe Mike Tomlin’s legacy? If I can quote coach Lomabardi – What the (Blank) is going on out there?

  17. ctsteelersfan says: Dec 20, 2010 11:08 AM

    Lets be real, the Jets needed it more. the steelers lose and still clinch a playoff spot, they still control their destiny to 1st round bye. can someone tell me why they didn’t call the PI on the pass to sanders before the pass down to the 10 to Brown? also, can someone tell me why on the play to the 10yd line, the DB who launched himself, lead with his head and made helmet to helmet contract didn’t get called? it should have been 1st and goal at the 5 with 19 seconds left instead of 2 and goal at 10 with 9 seconds.

  18. jetsarestacked says: Dec 20, 2010 11:49 AM

    How any steelers fan can harp on the officiating is beyond me. There were no game changing calls. If you ask me the most agregious actions by the refs were two god awful spots that gave the steelers first downs after barely getting 9 yards. Heck one of those spots the steelers needed like 2 yards!

    The jets were the better team yesterday and are 6-1 on the road for a reason. Spare me the sour grapes.

  19. citizenstrange says: Dec 20, 2010 11:58 AM

    The game was over as soon as the Jets got a TD on the opening kickoff because even if the Steeler defense held the Jets to 13 points the rest of the game – which they did – there was NO WAY Roethlisberger was going to score 20. It just isn’t in him.

  20. odds75to1 says: Dec 20, 2010 12:43 PM

    Said Jets TE Dustin Keller of watching the defense try to stop the Steelers on the game’s final drive, “You go through all the possibilities in your mind, and you don’t know whether to be excited or to throw up. I was in between both.”

    HAHA that’s how feel during every Lions game I watch!

  21. somesome says: Dec 20, 2010 1:21 PM

    Really you wish to see the Pats in the Playoffs??? The Steelers have nothing to beat the Pats, the Ravens do and still got out scored.

    Most concerning at this point should be that the Steelers lost 3 AT HOME already this year. And that Polamalu is out AGAIN… he is great but I am absolutely done with the comparisons to Reed. This was game number 19 in 5 seasons for Troy to miss and he is just more likely to add to that this year. Unfortunately wittout him the Steelers are just an okay team. The beginning of the season showed that it is more important for the Steelers to have Troy than it is to have Ben healthy.

  22. Deb says: Dec 20, 2010 2:02 PM

    @brintfavruhsux …

    Why I’m right here, honey. Congrats to the Jets for a well-deserved win. At least we didn’t lose because our offense stood on the field looking confused and silly while the clock ran out :)

    @japdouds …

    richm2256 is an irrational Roethlisberger hater incapable of reflecting objectively on any Steelers game. Ever see the original movie MASH when they drove Frank Burns away in a strait-jacket? One day richm2256 will be carted off to the loony bin in similar fashion, shouting “Raplisberger!!!”

    Special teams did us in yesterday between the kick return and the superior punting. It’s always frustrating when Polamalu is missing, but not having Heath Miller was the bigger issue. Matt Spaeth is a poor substitute. I thought the flags on both Flozell and Clark were justified, and personally would like to knock Flozell in the head. That was a costly penalty–and so unnecessary.

  23. ice90 says: Dec 20, 2010 3:34 PM

    igottz5onit says:
    Dec 20, 2010 10:32 AM
    It was a good game but the Jets wanted it more. It will be nice to get Polamalu and possibly Smith back for the playoffs though.
    ————————————————

    Thank you for the first logical post I’ve read in awhile. The Jets played a good game and deserved to win. That doesn’t mean the Steelers suck. They had a chance to pull it out and couldn’t get it done. End of story.

    And for all the Sanchez haters….. grow up! This guy has accounted for himself very well in 2 seasons. He’s been a stand-up guy since coming in the league. His coach talks a lot of smack but he doesn’t. Give the kid some credit.

  24. NFLJunkie says: Dec 20, 2010 4:27 PM

    Ryan wants to see Jets KR Brad Smith in the Pro Bowl as a reward for his two kickoff returns for touchdowns this season.

    Nice to know Rex thinks it would be an “embarrassment” if a guy like Marc Mariani (who returns both kicks and punts, and has scored touchdowns of at least 85 yards as both a kick returner and a punt returner) gets that deserved reward instead.

  25. goldsteel says: Dec 21, 2010 12:30 AM

    You see something new in the NFL every year. In one case, the Steelers lost the game and qualified for the playoffs. (?) Go figure.

    I wish the Steelers had clinched the second seed by winning the game. But it wasn’t meant to be. Give the Jets credit They made more plays than the Steelers did. Since the Steelers are in the playoffs maybe they rest Troy for the next two games?

    GO STEELERS!

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