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Texan in Japan
09-11-2005, 05:13 PM
I watched the Steelers crush TEN today and Willie Parker and Ben R. were awesome. I'm afraid we're looking at 0-2 heading into bye.

Crank_It_Up
09-11-2005, 05:14 PM
just as I predicted

Reddevil63
09-11-2005, 05:17 PM
I watched the Steelers crush TEN today and Willie Parker and Ben R. were awesome. I'm afraid we're looking at 0-2 heading into bye.
I think thats a given (which is sad because no game in the NFL should be) I just hope they can atleast make it interesting.

the wonger need food
09-11-2005, 05:17 PM
I watched the Steelers crush TEN today and Willie Parker and Ben R. were awesome. I'm afraid we're looking at 0-2 heading into bye.

Just in time for the bye week. Plenty of time to get a new coaching staff in place. Someone make a call to Ed Biles and Hugh Campbell. We need them now more than ever!

Marcus
09-11-2005, 05:18 PM
We owe it to ourselves to keep a sense of humor. ;)

It oughta be a kick reading this week's prediction thread, shouldn't it? :drool:

Elite
09-11-2005, 05:18 PM
i say carr throws 4 ints he gets sacked 5 times and we loose 45-6 :texflag:

BuffSoldier
09-11-2005, 05:18 PM
I say we give up 6 sacks next week, give or take 2. :bomb:

DomDavis
09-11-2005, 05:19 PM
Roethlisberger and the Steelers first team offense looked awful in the preseason, so I assume that means it'll be a close game, right guys?

Goldeagle
09-11-2005, 05:22 PM
At what point does David Carrs head get ripped off?? What quarter?

Then we can hear Steve McKinney get on the radio and yell and get mad that we are upset and (lol) spout off at the mouth that the O-Line is one of the best in the league!

the wonger need food
09-11-2005, 05:26 PM
I watched the Steelers crush TEN today and Willie Parker and Ben R. were awesome. I'm afraid we're looking at 0-2 heading into bye.

The boo birds will be chirpin'. Hopefully Daddy Bob will be listening.

Fldvldog
09-11-2005, 05:29 PM
Steelers: 31
Texans: 10

Corrosion
09-11-2005, 05:32 PM
Steelers: 31
Texans: 10

I think you are giving the Texans offense a bit ... way too much credit :brickwall

Crank_It_Up
09-11-2005, 05:33 PM
Texans 10
Steelers 27

swtbound07
09-11-2005, 06:07 PM
i hate to say it, but we are a victim of scheduling....what chance do we have facing such epic quarterbacks as...
JP Losman
Ben Rothlisberger....
now all we need is for ryan leaf to come out of retirement and rip us a new one :brickwall

El Tejano
09-11-2005, 07:04 PM
The Texans shouldn't even bother coming home. That's right I said it. Everyone got on me when I threw a fit after the Bucs game but these guys proved me right. This offense hasn't been ready and will not be next week.

awtysst
09-11-2005, 07:26 PM
Just in time for the bye week. Plenty of time to get a new coaching staff in place. Someone make a call to Ed Biles and Hugh Campbell. We need them now more than ever!

How about Bum Phillps?!

WWJD
09-11-2005, 08:16 PM
Have some faith. It's just one game in a long season.

I do think even if the Texans bring their A game it'd be hard to beat the Steelers but this Texans team is much better than what they've shown.

Crank_It_Up
09-11-2005, 08:37 PM
Have some faith. It's just one game in a long season.

I do think even if the Texans bring their A game it'd be hard to beat the Steelers but this Texans team is much better than what they've shown.
can I interest you in some great real estate in New Orleans?

rittenhouserobz
09-11-2005, 08:46 PM
The idea is to get to the SB in Detroit. At some point, we will have to beat more than one team like the Steelers to get there. For the record, I think the Steelers are going to knock us out by halftime if they remember the last game. :)

WWJD
09-11-2005, 08:47 PM
can I interest you in some great real estate in New Orleans?


I guess that's suppose to be funny and maybe under different circumstances it would be but oh well let's just say I'm not laughing.

It's ONE game. The Texans can do better. I do not expect them to beat the Steelers even at home but I do think they have players that can compete with them.

the wonger need food
09-11-2005, 08:50 PM
The Texans shouldn't even bother coming home. That's right I said it. Everyone got on me when I threw a fit after the Bucs game but these guys proved me right. This offense hasn't been ready and will not be next week.

Exactly! The offense was not ready and preseason had a lot to do with this.

They should have had their starters in the game at least as long as other teams did (not including the Tampa game... it was too late by that time). I guess the coaches figured they didn't need the work and it was a bad miscalculation. Then again, that should be expected by this staff.

Texas
09-11-2005, 09:01 PM
From what I have noticed we beat the teams were supposed to get blown out by and we lose to the teams that are supposed to be close or that were supposed to beat. However I still think we will lose but not as bad as people think. I wouldnt bet on it though

tsip
09-11-2005, 09:10 PM
Have some faith. It's just one game in a long season.

I do think even if the Texans bring their A game it'd be hard to beat the Steelers but this Texans team is much better than what they've shown.

So, where have you been since the 2nd half of last season? Our offense
began looking bad a long time ago...much better??? Where does this thought
have its roots?

WWJD
09-12-2005, 05:16 AM
So, where have you been since the 2nd half of last season? Our offense
began looking bad a long time ago...much better??? Where does this thought
have its roots?


I've never heard such doom and gloom after one game....the Texans have certainly not played well on offense. That's obvious. If fans don't think they have players that can play much better I don't know what to say....Carr can play much better, Davis can play much better, Andre can play much better. Get the drift? The operative word is CAN. Will they? Yea I think so. If others here don't think so you might as well call it a season right now. After the first game it appears many are doing so.

Malloy
09-12-2005, 06:02 AM
I've never heard such doom and gloom after one game....the Texans have certainly not played well on offense. That's obvious. If fans don't think they have players that can play much better I don't know what to say....Carr can play much better, Davis can play much better, Andre can play much better. Get the drift? The operative word is CAN. Will they? Yea I think so. If others here don't think so you might as well call it a season right now. After the first game it appears many are doing so.

I think the reason is that fans are frustrated with the fact that the issues this team has had for a long time now, issues that were supposed to be adressed this off-season, are as evident as they were the last 3 seasons. When a team members themselves (coaching and players alike) focusses on fixing the problems on the team during the off-season and they don't, people get upset.

I'm sure that most fans around here would agree that there is alot of talent on this team, if this talent knows how to work together and if the coaching can make this talent work, that's another matter alltogether.

rittenhouserobz
09-12-2005, 07:15 AM
I think you are exactly right. We Texans fans should recognize the fact that the OL was originally going to be anchored by Boselli. That didn't work. There was the Wand project for 2 years. We tried to get Orlando Pace. We were used as a bargaining chip. Now we are to Victor Riley at LT. I am not mentioning the Center or TE, because we all know those situations all too well. Just more frustration. Again the Texans traded away picks + Glenn for PBuc that could have been used for other needs. It feels like Casserly is applying a band-aid to a sucking chest wound.

Runner
09-12-2005, 07:20 AM
I'm sure that most fans around here would agree that there is alot of talent on this team, if this talent knows how to work together and if the coaching can make this talent work, that's another matter alltogether.

First the coaches have to put the best talent on the field, instead of leaving it on the bench. Second, I don't think some of the coaches know how to improve players/help them learn a system - which is what I thought coaching was.

Texan in Japan
09-12-2005, 07:33 AM
Since I'm in Japan, I could only listen to the Texans game and track it on gamecenter.

It seemed the Bills defense kept us off-balance and did a great job of disrupting our passing game and limiting our running game.

Our defense for the number of times we turned it over did a pretty solid job of keeping the score close...it could have been a lot worse.

However, our offense needs a stud LT,a solid C and a versatile TE. Our defense needs to put pressure on the QB...we just can't seem to make the 3-4 attack like we should.

Although I'm a homer and usually try to remain positive, I'm really wondering if the Capers/Palmer combo can take us to the play-offs. I wouldn't replace them at the bye, but would wait until mid-season to evaluate our progress and potential. If we're 2-6, I'm looking at who should be the next head coach. Its interesting that Jimmy Jones was seen with McNair. If you look at our core its comparable to Aikman (Carr), Smith (Davis) and Irving (Johnson) when Jones was there. I hate to speculate after one game, but this is depressing!

PapaL
09-12-2005, 08:00 AM
Since I'm in Japan, I could only listen to the Texans game and track it on gamecenter.

It seemed the Bills defense kept us off-balance and did a great job of disrupting our passing game and limiting our running game.

Our defense for the number of times we turned it over did a pretty solid job of keeping the score close...it could have been a lot worse.

However, our offense needs a stud LT,a solid C and a versatile TE. Our defense needs to put pressure on the QB...we just can't seem to make the 3-4 attack like we should.

Although I'm a homer and usually try to remain positive, I'm really wondering if the Capers/Palmer combo can take us to the play-offs. I wouldn't replace them at the bye, but would wait until mid-season to evaluate our progress and potential. If we're 2-6, I'm looking at who should be the next head coach. Its interesting that Jimmy Jones was seen with McNair. If you look at our core its comparable to Aikman (Carr), Smith (Davis) and Irving (Johnson) when Jones was there. I hate to speculate after one game, but this is depressing!

All things considered after the "game" yesterday, we didnt get a chance to tell if the TE position had improved. Murphy and Bruner had a whole 2 catches between them. They didnt really seem like the problem.

BTW - Who is Jimmy Jones? Brother of Mike Jones? (Who? Mike Jones!) Son of Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones? Just messing with ya, lol.

Rightnow
09-12-2005, 08:36 AM
I can't wait until next week. The Steelers defense is the number one in the league and their new running back Willie Parker racked up 161 yards against the Titans. Whoohooo! It's going to be a close one.

I say: 38-3 Steelers win it.

Perhaps we should go ahead and bench AJ and Dunta. No point in getting them hurt in a losing effort. Carr can stay in, he can set one record: most sacks ever.

:ouch:

HJam72
09-12-2005, 08:52 AM
There is one good thing about this upcoming game. When they see that they OWN us, the Steelers will not pass and blow us out. They will just run, run, run, run. 5 yds., 10, 25, 8, 17, etc., etc. I know our run D isn't that bad really, but our offense will be 3 and out over and over until the D is about to pass out. We are about to get the very definition of a "methodical" beating.

Worst O-line ever....meet the Steel Curtain. :goodnight

BlueHair
09-12-2005, 08:52 AM
With the Texan loss and the way the Cowboys won it's gomma be a long week in Houston :brickwall . And probably even worse next week , but it's our home opener so as always GO TEXANS :texflag:

SteelBlueToro
09-12-2005, 09:23 AM
This is the first time I really don't want to go to the game. It's going to be a massacre... Pitt 55 Hou 3

chuckm
09-12-2005, 09:38 AM
I missed the Cleveland game last year due to a funeral so I can't comment on the mood in the stadium ..... this Sunday's game has the potential to get ugly and fast ....

Hervoyel
09-12-2005, 09:55 AM
I've never heard such doom and gloom after one game....the Texans have certainly not played well on offense. That's obvious. If fans don't think they have players that can play much better I don't know what to say....Carr can play much better, Davis can play much better, Andre can play much better. Get the drift? The operative word is CAN. Will they? Yea I think so. If others here don't think so you might as well call it a season right now. After the first game it appears many are doing so.


Well WWDJ what do you suggest we all do as we start our fourth season with every single one of the same problems we had when we started play in 2002? We've all been waiting for three years to see this team play better and you apparently saw the game. Tell me how this is better or how you think it's going to get better.

You ever hear that overused line about the definition of insanity? It goes something like "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different outcome".

The Texans are starting their fourth year without a line that can get the job done and yet they expect a different outcome. I don't anymore.

Hervoyel
09-12-2005, 10:00 AM
I can't wait until next week. The Steelers defense is the number one in the league and their new running back Willie Parker racked up 161 yards against the Titans. Whoohooo! It's going to be a close one.

I say: 38-3 Steelers win it.

Perhaps we should go ahead and bench AJ and Dunta. No point in getting them hurt in a losing effort. Carr can stay in, he can set one record: most sacks ever.

:ouch:

Willie Parker, where'd he come from? 161 yards in his first start? Last season he had 186 yards in 8 games and now combined (2004 and 2005) I think he just surpassed Tony Hollings career totals if Tony plays the next ten years.

profan
09-12-2005, 10:54 AM
Have some faith. It's just one game in a long season.

I do think even if the Texans bring their A game it'd be hard to beat the Steelers but this Texans team is much better than what they've shown.

How do you know this? Don't tell me they have talent, without showing me i games. just go out and do it.Games are not won on paper, games are won on the field, until this teams shows it can win on the field, there will be little faith.

texan279
09-12-2005, 10:55 AM
Texans 2
Mini Steelers 185

Corrosion
09-12-2005, 11:01 AM
This is the first time I really don't want to go to the game. It's going to be a massacre... Pitt 55 Hou 3


Eeeeek , someone actually has a worse prediction than mine @ 45-9 :brickwall

You ever hear that overused line about the definition of insanity? It goes something like "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different outcome".

The Texans are starting their fourth year without a line that can get the job done and yet they expect a different outcome. I don't anymore.

you are :deadhorse ....Until Casserly or Capers has to actually play QB or run the ball behind that line they will NEVER understand how pathetic it really is ....Unfortunately this will never happen so dont expect any results ... Until Mr McNair gets FED UP and Fires the lot of'm.


Willie Parker, where'd he come from? 161 yards in his first start? Last season he had 186 yards in 8 games and now combined (2004 and 2005) I think he just surpassed Tony Hollings career totals if Tony plays the next ten years.

He came from behind that Steelers O-line ..... Hell , even Hollings would avg 3.9 a carry behind those guy's . Well , maybe thats a stretch but you get the idea . You really think Ben is that good'a QB or does the fact he plays behind an O-line that gives him plenty of time make him look so good ? I think a LOT of his success has to do with that O-line and the fact they dont have to pick the guy up off his can every time he drops back to pass .


:homer: Before Training camp , before Pre-season and before this debacle against the Bills there were a few .... Glass half empty or Chicken Littles .... Now they look like Prophets . 5-11 here we come ! :goodnight

Double Barrel
09-12-2005, 12:31 PM
This next game should be Battle Red...so that all of our players' blood doesn't stain our clothes from the massacre on the field.

Although I wish I could say different...I don't have a good feeling about next Sunday. :(

SBTexans08
09-12-2005, 12:36 PM
This next game should be Battle Red...so that all of our players' blood doesn't stain our clothes from the massacre on the field.

Although I wish I could say different...I don't have a good feeling about next Sunday. :(
:heh: Damn...I hate to admit it....but you're right. It should be battle red for that reason and that reason only.

JustBonee
09-12-2005, 01:04 PM
:heh: Damn...I hate to admit it....but you're right. It should be battle red for that reason and that reason only.
Maybe Battle Red and BAGS ... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/Bonniebmt/bag.jpg .... are we there yet?

CoolieMan
09-12-2005, 02:00 PM
Willie Parker, where'd he come from? 161 yards in his first start? Last season he had 186 yards in 8 games and now combined (2004 and 2005) I think he just surpassed Tony Hollings career totals if Tony plays the next ten years.

Undrafted free agent last season....he did put up 102 yards in the last game of the year in 2004 against a buffalo team that had to win to have a shot to make the playoffs.....granted he did this with 2nd and 3rd stringers around him.....


some of the posts in here are freakin hilarious......there is no way the Texans are as bad as they looked yesterday...that said....unless the OL can play much better or your secondary can actually cover someone....it will be a long day next Sunday....

Brewer16
09-12-2005, 02:07 PM
I say Pittsburgh wins it 35-10. I know they have the number one defense, but there's no way our offense can be THAT bad again...at least I hope not.

Corrosion
09-12-2005, 02:09 PM
Undrafted free agent last season....he did put up 102 yards in the last game of the year in 2004 against a buffalo team that had to win to have a shot to make the playoffs.....granted he did this with 2nd and 3rd stringers around him.....


some of the posts in here are freakin hilarious......there is no way the Texans are as bad as they looked yesterday...that said....unless the OL can play much better or your secondary can actually cover someone....it will be a long day next Sunday....


Lets start by saying .... Our secondary is probably the only bright spot on the team .... That said .... Go ahead and look past this game on your schedule , act as if it doesnt exist .... here's the Patriots home page http://www.patriots.com/homepage/ .... Im sure you can find their MB from there .... :brickwall

Double Barrel
09-12-2005, 02:09 PM
there is no way the Texans are as bad as they looked yesterday

:ok: if you say so!

Is that like looking at a thunderstorm and saying, "there is no way that rain is as wet as it looks"? :heh:

I hope you're right, though. At the moment, they are a paper tiger.

Hervoyel
09-12-2005, 02:10 PM
Undrafted free agent last season....he did put up 102 yards in the last game of the year in 2004 against a buffalo team that had to win to have a shot to make the playoffs.....granted he did this with 2nd and 3rd stringers around him.....


some of the posts in here are freakin hilarious......there is no way the Texans are as bad as they looked yesterday...that said....unless the OL can play much better or your secondary can actually cover someone....it will be a long day next Sunday....


You're talking about a team who beat your Steelers in 2002 with only 47 yards of offense. Technically speaking from that game to this one we're only 73 yards better than we were then so yeah, we suck pretty bad.

CoolieMan
09-12-2005, 02:11 PM
Lets start by saying .... Our secondary is probably the only bright spot on the team .... That said .... Go ahead and look past this game on your schedule , act as if it doesnt exist .... here's the Patriots home page http://www.patriots.com/homepage/ .... Im sure you can find their MB from there .... :brickwall


don't get all pissy....Didn't I point out that the texans were not as bad as they looked yesterday....I was really hoping they would beat the hell out of the bills since their fans are ignorant.....

CoolieMan
09-12-2005, 02:12 PM
You're talking about a team who beat your Steelers in 2002 with only 47 yards of offense. Technically speaking from that game to this one we're only 73 yards better than we were then so yeah, we suck pretty bad.

yeah yeah yeah....but you guys let Aaron Glenn go.....and I for one am happy as hell.....

Corrosion
09-12-2005, 02:21 PM
don't get all pissy....Didn't I point out that the texans were not as bad as they looked yesterday....I was really hoping they would beat the hell out of the bills since their fans are ignorant.....


Im not "gettin all Pissy" .... just saving us both the trouble of watching next weeks debacle the Texans call an NFL game :tomato:

WWJD
09-12-2005, 04:03 PM
How do you know this? Don't tell me they have talent, without showing me i games. just go out and do it.Games are not won on paper, games are won on the field, until this teams shows it can win on the field, there will be little faith.


Ok let me start over. I said have faith, it's one game in a long season.

I said I THINK even if the Texans play their A game they'd have a hard time beating the Steelers.

The Texans DO have talent and DO have the capability to beat teams. They are lacking in the O line no doubt but there are ways to score and play well without having the best O line in the league. When you have players like Johnson and DD you can score in this league.

I simply don't get the doom and gloom. One thing though....just from this board it's more what the Texans didn't do and less what the Bills did. I don't see many people giving the Bills any credit. It's just how bad the Texans are.

WWJD
09-12-2005, 04:16 PM
Well WWDJ what do you suggest we all do as we start our fourth season with every single one of the same problems we had when we started play in 2002? We've all been waiting for three years to see this team play better and you apparently saw the game. Tell me how this is better or how you think it's going to get better.

You ever hear that overused line about the definition of insanity? It goes something like "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different outcome".

The Texans are starting their fourth year without a line that can get the job done and yet they expect a different outcome. I don't anymore.


This team HAS played better each year. I didn't think they were a playoff team based on the very tough division they are in and also conference. This is the first game. They stunk. They played a much better team.

mulpwr
09-12-2005, 04:26 PM
Thanks for the laughs. :tv: :yahoo: It should be a :penalty: to have funny remarks like i've seen posted. :cool:

rick723
09-15-2005, 10:51 PM
Just in time for the bye week. Plenty of time to get a new coaching staff in place. Someone make a call to Ed Biles and Hugh Campbell. We need them now more than ever!

You guys, Dom Capers is a good coach. He is one of the builders of the Steeler Defence. I just can't wish you luck sunday

done88
09-15-2005, 11:00 PM
A big game at home. They are a big Dawg. Look for the Texans to throw a shutout and win by nine points. Three field goals on the way to developing the offense. By the end of the season it will be a well oiled machine.

rick723
09-15-2005, 11:10 PM
Willie Parker, where'd he come from? 161 yards in his first start? Last season he had 186 yards in 8 games and now combined (2004 and 2005) I think he just surpassed Tony Hollings career totals if Tony plays the next ten years.

Willie was signed by Mac Brown at UNC, Mac was hired by Texas and the new coach at UNC, John Bunting told Willie he wanted him heavier, Willie said no so, was the 3rd string back. Willie showed up at Latrobe *Steeler camp* and asked for a tryout, he made the team as an undrafted rookie. He started the Buffalo game last year. Steelers 3rd string against Buffalos 1st string, who were trying to make the playoffs. Willie torched them for 102 yards. Us Steeler fans were never worried about using our 3rd string back. Even Duce now says, Willie should start