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ProFootballTalk: Preseason Report: Pittsburgh Steelers

After one of their worst seasons since 2006, can the Pittsburgh Steelers bounce back and recover this season? The PFT crew discuss their chances, but with Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethisberger at the helm, there no counting out the Steelers.

 

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  1. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 12, 2013 8:20 PM

    After one of their worst seasons since 2006, can the Pittsburgh Steelers bounce back and recover this season?

    Hahahahaha! That’s funny! Good one! Hahahaha!

  2. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 12, 2013 8:48 PM

    Joemontanaflacco says:
    Aug 12, 2013 8:20 PM
    After one of their worst seasons since 2006, can the Pittsburgh Steelers bounce back and recover this season?

    Hahahahaha! That’s funny! Good one! Hahahaha!

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    Report comment. You seem to be following the pattern of one of your alias’ by being the first troll to post . Be careful you are giving yourself away.

    8-8 is not really bad under the circumstances and we Batch slapped the trolls team at their house. ..yikes….and cheers if you know what I mean.

  3. blackngold4life says: Aug 12, 2013 8:58 PM

    They drop 5 games by 3pts or less..end up 8-8 and the worlds commin to an end. How many teams end up 8-8 or worse every year? Yeah its the end of the Steelers as we know um…So y’all hope.

  4. steelcurtainn says: Aug 12, 2013 9:17 PM

    You can never count the Steelers out. Not as long as Big Ben is running the Helm. The Steelers and Bungles will be fighting it out till the end of the season with the steelers prevailing. Here we go Steelers! Here we go!!!!!

  5. sat0290 says: Aug 12, 2013 9:48 PM

    8 – 8 for most Teams is a good year. You know who you are! The Steelers will be better then most Teams. If not THE BEST!!

  6. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 12, 2013 9:51 PM

    I don’t know guys, jmf might be right. I mean the Steelers lost their preseason game, whereas the Ravens looked great, Harbs got a Gatorade shower, and the fans couldn’t stop gushing over that critical pre-game 1 win.

    It’s not looking good for us.

  7. tombstoned says: Aug 12, 2013 10:51 PM

    Sure, lots of teams end up 8-8 or worse. Just not the good teams.

  8. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 13, 2013 7:40 AM

    Eight-and-eight against the weakest schedule in the league “is not really bad.” “Not Really Bad.” I’m pretty sure that’s the title of the Steelers’ 2012 highlight video.

  9. pizzon says: Aug 13, 2013 8:31 AM

    with all the so called experts jumping on the Broncos bandwagon( Peyton cant win in the playoffs) and all the Pats apologists annointing Brady as the next messiah even though he hasnt won anything since spygate, and lets not forget the Texans who aint winning anything as long as Schaub is under center. as long as this team stays healthy I would be more than happy to be all in on this team to be playing in New York in early February.

  10. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 13, 2013 9:25 AM

    I guess the Steelers don’t deserve two coherent sentences with correct grammar and spelling. That’s Ok. Proves no one is taking this team seriously.

  11. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 13, 2013 9:59 AM

    I guess the Steelers don’t deserve two coherent sentences with correct grammar and spelling. That’s Ok. Proves no one is taking this team seriously.

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    Report comment. Two coherent sentences maybe important to you but the truth and not hiding behind an alias or changing it to get on this site is far more important . Also toss in a little integrity and maturity to complete the adult salad….but hey you are a troll so not much is expected.

  12. terryobitts says: Aug 13, 2013 12:01 PM

    Don’t forget that team that won the Superbowl!! Go RAVENS!!

  13. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 13, 2013 12:31 PM

    steelcurtainn:
    Please explain to us the reason or reasons you believe the Steelers “never’ can be counted out as long as “Big Ben is running the helm.”
    How many times in the past nine seasons have Roethlisberger and his offense been called upon to carrying the team into the postseason? I’m talking about carrying — c-a-r-r-y-i-n-g — the entire team with lots of TD passes, lots of points and lots wins via shootouts?
    Try this on for size: Over the past two seasons, Aaron Rodgers has thrown 84 TD passes. That’s EIGHTY-FOUR. Roethlisberger, meanwhile, has thrown 47. If you had to pick one, which one of the two quarterbacks do think has done the most carrying?
    Even though Roethlisberger is paid like Rodgers, he produces TD passes like Kyle Orton.

  14. rockinrodie says: Aug 13, 2013 12:45 PM

    Mike Tomlin, and his propensity to pull untimely boners, is the problem. I hope he learned from last season. His ’08 – ’11 drafts didn’t replenish Coach Bill’s talent, and lack of quality depth is the result of that. Injuries will always doom a thin team. You can’t put Arena Leaguers as special teamers/back up’s and expect to win the AFC North. I love Pit, always have since I was 5, but Tomlin sucks, and he’s not getting better. And until he goes away, this team will be average. I’m sorry, that’s how I see it.

  15. jtbsteeler says: Aug 13, 2013 1:10 PM

    ““This is THE BEST , most complete and deep Raven squad to ever take the field.
    See you in N.J in February”

    bbbbWindows – Ranked #1 Ravens fan in America.

  16. southcarolinamike says: Aug 13, 2013 2:57 PM

    After the completely unprofessional performance the starters put on last night, I’m convinced the Steelers will go 8-8 this season at best. Overthrown balls, dropped balls, safety missing an easy open field tackle, giving away an easy inside move to a rusher on punt block, etc.

    This team either has a lot of work to do or there is no talent….or, they have a lot of work to do and there is no talent. Hard to say. We’ll know more when we are watching the other teams in the league in the playoffs.

  17. steelcurtainn says: Aug 13, 2013 3:06 PM

    bobzilla:

    I am going to try and be nice about this since we have had our differences of opinions in the past. So here goes.

    Please explain to us the reason or reasons you believe the Steelers “never’ can be counted out as long as “Big Ben is running the helm.”

    Big Ben has been to 3 superbowls and has HELPED(read carefully) the team get to all three superbowls. He is one of the leagues best clutch qbs bar none.

    Obviously, your a stat guy. I could give a rats diddly about what kind of numbers he puts up against one of the great qbs in Aaron Rodgers. Is Big Ben overpaid compared to Aaron Rodgers contract, sure he is. Why are u comparing these guys. These are two different guys in two different systems. Last year, Rodgers threw a 100 more passes then Big Ben did, why wouldn’t he have more tds. In 2011, they threw about the same as many passes with Rodgers throwing more then double the td passes then Big Ben but who cares, like I said, why are you comparing. The steelers don’t have Aaron Rodgers, they have Big Ben. So sure Rodgers is carrying the team more then Big Ben under a different team and different system if that makes you happy.

    Look bobzilla bottom line is your never going to like the guy and I support him. Just don’t go hopping on the bandwagon if he helps the steelers win another superbowl….Like I said, do I think he should be receiving the big contract like the better qbs in the league, probably not. But he’s the steeler qb and I wouldn’t trade him currently for anyone. But then again that’s just me.

    Btw, by no means am I saying this to be mean but anyone who would take “a team who is always in the hunt” over one who cant qualify for the playoffs against the weaker schedule in the league and is tired of people talking about superbowls” is all I needed to know about you. They play the games to go to the superbowl not to be in the hunt every year although it would be nice if the steelers were. I’d take a superbowl over being in the hunt any year…..but then again that’s just me…….good day!

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 13, 2013 3:34 PM

    Btw, by no means am I saying this to be mean but anyone who would take “a team who is always in the hunt” over one who cant qualify for the playoffs against the weaker schedule in the league and is tired of people talking about superbowls” is all I needed to know about you. They play the games to go to the superbowl not to be in the hunt every year although it would be nice if the steelers were. I’d take a superbowl over being in the hunt any year…..but then again that’s just me…….good day!

    Steel, very well said. Time to face reality…..Ben is what we got…so get on board or get off….you are with us or against us. It doesn’t mean what Bobzilla says is wrong…but it won’t change the team Ben is on.
    Go steelers!

  19. blackngold4life says: Aug 13, 2013 3:45 PM

    I LOVE all the hate towards the Steelers..especially from so calld fans..after all NOBODY HATES a looser.. let’s continue this hate fest in January

  20. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 13, 2013 4:39 PM

    This team either has a lot of work to do or there is no talent….or, they have a lot of work to do and there is no talent. Hard to say. We’ll know more when we are watching the other teams in the league in the playoffs.

    You better sit down and rest captain obvious. All that thinking surely has you worn out…sigh…it’s just preseason.

  21. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 13, 2013 4:46 PM

    steelcutainn:
    Thanks for being nice.
    Nice people are those who can’t support an argument with facts. You make broad assertions without a hint of evidence to support your claims, other than Roethlisberger’s been to three Super Bowls. Three Super Bowls in which he was the worst QB on the field the days those games were played…
    If you actually knew ANYTHING about Steelers football, your comment would have been: “The Steelers never can be counted out as long as Dick LeBeau has the defense playing as well as he has the past nine seasons.” Defense, my friend, has been the catalyst of the Steelers’ three Super Bowl appearances. No. 1 five times in the past nine seasons.
    Oops.
    Sorry.
    I forgot that stats give you a headache.

  22. steelv says: Aug 13, 2013 4:48 PM

    Im with you blackngold4life. No one hates Cincy or the Cardinals or the Rams or even the Cowboys anymore. Why? Because they are irrelevant. They just dont mean anything until they prove to be worth thinking about.

  23. steelcurtainn says: Aug 13, 2013 5:22 PM

    Bobzilla

    I am not going to go back and forth with you on this matter. Who ever said stats gave me a headache. If Stats were a catalyst of superbowls every year, the ravens wouldn’t won last year. Who gives a crap about stats. Just because we don’t see eye to eye on certain things doesn’t mean I don’t know steeler football. I certainly know tons steeler football despite your comments. If you don’t like my comments do yourself a favor and dont respond to them.

    Oh and by the way, I do know Dick Lebeaus defense is just a responsible as winning them superbowls as Big Ben was driving down against Arizona on the last drive and winning the superbowl 43. Its a team game, bobzilla, wake up.

  24. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 13, 2013 5:51 PM

    Steelcurtain, so much for trying to be nice. Some people love to be miserable know it alls, but want to be sociable at the same time. Can’t and won’t happen…just let him watch tv alone content that arguing with himself he can’t lose….sigh. You tried.

  25. steelcurtainn says: Aug 13, 2013 6:41 PM

    @nofool

    Thanks! I appreciate your kind words. You think a guy like Big Ben who has helped bring the steelers to 3 superbowls(with a great defense) would get more support then the obvious bashing bobzilla gives him all the time. I’d hate to see what he would say about past steelers qbs(brister, odonnell, kordell, etc.). In his eyes, he thinks the steelers defense was ONLY responsible for getting to ALL 3 of them superbowls. He just doesn’t get it.

  26. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 13, 2013 7:54 PM

    Your beloved Big Ben’s $100 million dollar contract is the reason the TEAM’s been purged of quality talent. Based purely on pay grade, Roethlisberger has contributed the least to the success of the team.
    I don’t expect those with reading disabilities to understand the dynamics of The Ultimate Team Sport.
    Roethlisberger has thrown 191 career TD passes in nine seasons. Do the math. That’s less than 22 TD passes per season. In Super Bowls, he’s been even less average.
    Should Pittsburgh ever acquire an actual elite QB, you people won’t know how to act, just as you don’t know now.
    Dominant defenses don’t grow on trees. The Steelers defenses, from 2008 to 2011, were compared to some of the greatest defenses in NFL history. Get back to me when the Steelers offense breaks out of the bottom 10.

  27. Nofoolnodrool says: Aug 13, 2013 8:33 PM

    Steel curtain, bobzilla has issues with women, Ben, and having to have the last word. Let him gloat thinking he s as good as he thinks he is…he won’t be quiet, but at least you will feel like you have helped the emotionally unstable.

  28. steelcurtainn says: Aug 13, 2013 10:11 PM

    nofool, Thanks, that’s good to know. I’m done. Its a no win situation. Despite the differences of opinions in Big Ben, bobzilla is still a Steeler fan (even tho sometimes I wonder)…… I’ll leave it at that.

  29. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 14, 2013 9:38 AM

    Issues with women?
    Just because I believe you two girls are silly, little Huggy Bear Big Benny groupies?
    Really?
    Please accept my heartfelt apologies.

  30. dadindebt6 says: Aug 14, 2013 1:08 PM

    Bobzilla,

    Just to be picky, you said to get back to you when the Pittsburgh offense was out of the bottom ten. Well, it hasn’t been in the botton ten in total yards or points scored since Tomlin took over and probably even longer. Yes, they have been very close to the bottom ten, especially last year, but being 11th from the bottom is still not bottom ten.
    Having said that, the offense needs to pick it up. I was pleased with what I saw in the game against the Giants as far as the zone blocking and the running game. That was the only good part of that game. Ben and the receivers need to pick it up a notch.

  31. dadindebt6 says: Aug 14, 2013 1:13 PM

    PS
    The stats page at the four letter website onlywent back to 2002. No bottom ten finishes at all since then for Pittsburgh in yards or points. Twice they were the 11tth worst, but still not bottom ten.

  32. southcarolinamike says: Aug 14, 2013 2:23 PM

    It’s funny to read the comments about offensive and defensive ranking because they mean nothing. The Steelers need to correct three things this year, in any order. First, the defense didn’t create enough turnovers last year. Second, the offense had too many turnovers. Third, they don’t score enough points because they give the ball away too much and don’t create a short field with turnovers.

    The Steelers ranked the following in the AFC last year. 12th overall in takeways with Indy, Buffalo, NYJ and KC the only teams being worse. 4th worst in giveaways with Buffalo, NYJ and KC the only teams being worse. 10th overall in turnover margin with Indy, Buffalo, NYJ and KC being the only worse teams. Hint: When you are mentioned in the same breath as Buffalo, NYJ and KC, you probably aren’t going to make the playoffs and your team isn’t very good.

    Now, can we please stop talking about offensive and defensive rankings. Neither their offenses or defenses are very good.

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