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bigTEXan8
01-15-2006, 01:24 PM
Is anyone else irritated we didn't draft Miller instead of drafting TJ. Nothing against TJ, but Miller is so good. Here's his stats this year that really showed up to me:

Rec: 39
Yds: 459
TD: 6
8 receptions of 20+ yards
2 receptions of 40+ yards

This is a team that doesn't throw that much. Think of what they would have been provided he was in a system that is more balanced, instead of an all running team like Pitt. I figured Miller would hav gone in the 1st round, I just wish we would have drafted him.

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 01:41 PM
Smith does pretty good work overall, but one on one there are not many good options against Freeny.

disaacks3
01-15-2006, 01:46 PM
Refs really needed a no-call or "dual" call on those facemasks. The Colts are getting schooled thus far in almost every phase of the game.

nunusguy
01-15-2006, 01:49 PM
14-0 Steelers in Indy ! What a shocker ! So far.

Daonly
01-15-2006, 01:56 PM
I have a two game teaser i took steelers +17 and the Panthers +10, it's looking really good so far! :yahoo:

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 02:05 PM
1st quarter of this game has done nothing to refute the notion that Manning and Dungy are poor big game performers.

Fiddy
01-15-2006, 02:30 PM
I've never heard the RCA dome that quiet...

LoneStarState
01-15-2006, 03:05 PM
I'm just as irritated that we didn't draft Jason Whitten when we took Bennie Joppru.

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 03:15 PM
I'm just as irritated that we didn't draft Jason Whitten when we took Bennie Joppru.

There was no other thread available for you to express that? We are talking about a specific football game in this one.

CoachJim
01-15-2006, 03:24 PM
It just got a lot more quiet ... glad they didn't give'm the saftey cuz Pittsburgh just shoved it down their throats again ... game over.

HoustonFan
01-15-2006, 03:27 PM
Was over there on their msg board. I sooooo, wanted to rub it in. But as a Houston fan I've got class. You'd think they would play w/ more fire w/ what has happened over the past month, and then the Broncos knocking off the Pats.

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 03:33 PM
Excellent effort and speed by Dallas Clark.

Fiddy
01-15-2006, 03:34 PM
Excellent effort and speed by Dallas Clark. I thought he only made those type of catch and runs against us...

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 03:42 PM
Nice no-call on the key 4th down play.

CarrIsFine
01-15-2006, 03:46 PM
Anyone wondering what Manning would have done playing in Houston the last few years? You are seeing it today. Yet some continue to believe that Carr is the problem. It's funny what happens when Superman doesn't have time to throw.

Fiddy
01-15-2006, 03:59 PM
Anyone wondering what Manning would have done playing in Houston the last few years? You are seeing it today. Yet some continue to believe that Carr is the problem. It's funny what happens when Superman doesn't have time to throw. Manning had plenty of time on that last throw when he threw the INT to Polamalu...

gtexan02
01-15-2006, 04:01 PM
Maybe you're right, but that was one play. When Manning has time to throw, he makes much better decisions. When he is being blitzed (see this game and the Charger's game) he makes rushed decisions. So our 50 plays > your 1 play

CoachJim
01-15-2006, 04:03 PM
UNBELIEVABLE:brickwall

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 04:03 PM
Future Hall of Famer Troy Polamalu ices the victory.

or should have iced the victory.

Fiddy
01-15-2006, 04:04 PM
Maybe you're right, but that was one play. When Manning has time to throw, he makes much better decisions. When he is being blitzed (see this game and the Charger's game) he makes rushed decisions. So our 50 plays > your 1 play Manning still has over 200 yards with all this pressure, 200 yards for Carr would be a career day...

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 04:07 PM
Amazing we can't watch and comment on one football game w/o it turning into Carr/Young/ Bush or OL.

aj.
01-15-2006, 04:08 PM
That was the closest 'disputable' I've ever seen on an overturn.

I hate to see the officials become so instrumental in the outcome. The no-call on the false start/encroachment was another that was a bit bizarre.

gwallaia
01-15-2006, 04:09 PM
HA HA HA!!! The Steelers get screwed by the officials!!! If there is any team I don't mind see getting screwed by the zebras, its the Steelers!!!
HA HA HA!!!!

The Kid
01-15-2006, 04:11 PM
That overturn of the interception was god awful. If Pittsburgh loses this game because of that call the city is going to riot, and I might fly to Pittsburgh to help.

rmartin65
01-15-2006, 04:15 PM
That was SO a pick.

gwallaia
01-15-2006, 04:18 PM
30 year late retribution for the Mike Renfro call, huh

:redtowel:

Yep.

I giggle every time the Steelers get a bad call against them. Even if they get a thousand bad calls, its still karma coming back to bite them.

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 04:20 PM
how many timeouts did they have? why would Indy go there?

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 04:21 PM
Bus got a clean shot!!!!wow!!!!

DRIFTAWAY
01-15-2006, 04:22 PM
wow

bigcarlos
01-15-2006, 04:26 PM
Hopefully Steelers just down the ball:redtowel:

aj.
01-15-2006, 04:27 PM
Musta been liquored up...

DRIFTAWAY
01-15-2006, 04:27 PM
wow again

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 04:27 PM
Kris Brown anyone???

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 04:28 PM
Musta been liquored up...

i***t kicker

HoustonFan
01-15-2006, 04:28 PM
Vanderjagt, the latest casualty.

Fealy
Brown
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Vanderjagt.

I forgot, but didn't Vinatieri miss one last night as well??

edo783
01-15-2006, 04:29 PM
Vaderjact looks like the judge just said "Give'm the Chair".

Fiddy
01-15-2006, 04:30 PM
That was a great 4th quarter.
The liquored up kicker is gonna get run out of town...

Most underrated play: Big Ben tackling Harper on the fumble return...

bigTEXan8
01-15-2006, 04:30 PM
Peyton Manning can't win the big game...sucks to be him.

aj.
01-15-2006, 04:32 PM
I know what the fans feel like... Win 11 in a row and secure home field throughout, throw in a few distractions along the way like Babygate, Jeff Alm, and the Punch....but then blow it at home in the Divisional round when it's supposed to be your year.

HoustonFan
01-15-2006, 04:34 PM
I feel bad for Dungy...but I don't like the Colts otherwise.

Yeah, I feel bad for him. Only reason I don't like the Colts though is b/c we haven't beaten them yet. You'd think the Indianapolis Chokes would have came thru.

Jack Bauer
01-15-2006, 04:35 PM
Most underrated play: Big Ben tackling Harper on the fumble return...

Most underrated? They made a BIG deal out of that play. It did save the game for the Steelers.

HoustonFan
01-15-2006, 04:40 PM
Part of me still does not like the Denver Broncos even though our future is there. I'd like for the Steelers to win it. At least they are trying to keep one of their guys going for one more game. plus Kubiak can hurry up and take the job and get the coaching staff together.

Fiddy
01-15-2006, 04:41 PM
Most underrated? They made a BIG deal out of that play. It did save the game for the Steelers. I didnt hear all the noise about it during the game.

They are talking about it now on the post game, but my post was made when the Steelers were kneeling....

ThaShark316
01-15-2006, 04:42 PM
Wow, just wow.

The Drunk-***** kicker misses. I was saying it though..

"He'll miss this kick because of them showing that "6/6,14/14 at home" graphic." Colts aren't winning anything now. That window might be closed for good.

TexSon
01-15-2006, 04:45 PM
I know what the fans feel like... Win 11 in a row and secure home field throughout, throw in a few distractions along the way like Babygate, Jeff Alm, and the Punch....but then blow it at home in the Divisional round when it's supposed to be your year.

Yep. It's amazing how similar the Manning Colts and Moon Oilers are.

bigTEXan8
01-15-2006, 04:45 PM
Breaking News:

Vander"jakced" is moving into the RCA Dome never to leave again, in fear the Colts fans will hurt him.

HoustonFan
01-15-2006, 04:46 PM
Wow, just wow.

The Drunk-***** kicker misses. I was saying it though..

"He'll miss this kick because of them showing that "6/6,14/14 at home" graphic." Colts aren't winning anything now. That window might be closed for good.

don't you just hate when that happens. I think every team has fallen victim to something like that almost every game.

ArlingtonTexan
01-15-2006, 04:47 PM
Wow, just wow.

The Drunk-***** kicker misses. I was saying it though..

"He'll miss this kick because of them showing that "6/6,14/14 at home" graphic." Colts aren't winning anything now. That window might be closed for good.

It never crossed my mind that he would miss it. I get that feeling when I see teams set up for the field goal, but the Colts tried to win the game by throwing down field and not depend on the kicker.

txlonghorn14
01-15-2006, 04:48 PM
i can't believe bettis fumbled! they got friggin lucky. denver is gonna smoke 'em.

HoustonFan
01-15-2006, 04:50 PM
It never crossed my mind that he would miss it. I get that feeling when I see teams set up for the field goal, but the Colts tried to win the game by throwing down field and not depend on the kicker.

I know it crossed my mind. Will give them props on going for the win, though. After all "YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME."

Fldvldog
01-15-2006, 06:15 PM
And the choke continues...

Tale Gator
01-15-2006, 06:15 PM
Manning is just terrible in the playoffs.

edo783
01-15-2006, 06:26 PM
Manning is just terrible in the playoffs.

Yup, overthrew a bunch of passes, tossed a couple into the ground to. Some of those decision were real suspect, but one crazy one worked out. Seemed to lock on to recievers and Steelers jumped routs.

big homey
01-15-2006, 06:29 PM
Manning still has over 200 yards with all this pressure, 200 yards for Carr would be a career day...
Manning only made his throws when he wasn't under pressure, and the Colts don't run the same anemic gameplan the Texans did.

nunusguy
01-15-2006, 06:36 PM
Anybody just catch P. Manning on Fox, he was boo-hoowin and blaming
his OL for breakdowns in protection. Dang, I think he and Gary Walker would
make good teammates, or atleast they'd deserve each other with those
kind of remarks.

HoustonFrog
01-15-2006, 06:40 PM
Anybody just catch P. Manning on Fox, he was boo-hoowin and blaming
his OL for breakdowns in protection. Dang, I think he and Gary Walker would
make good teammates, or atleast they'd deserve each other with those
kind of remarks.

You mean Dan Marino Jr. Always yelling at anyone but yourself.

Wolf
01-15-2006, 06:44 PM
Anybody just catch P. Manning on Fox, he was boo-hoowin and blaming
his OL for breakdowns in protection. Dang, I think he and Gary Walker would
make good teammates, or atleast they'd deserve each other with those
kind of remarks.

I'd love to be sitting next to Carr and here what Carr would have to say after hearing Manning :spy:

Fldvldog
01-15-2006, 06:54 PM
I'd love to be sitting next to Carr and here what Carr would have to say after hearing Manning :spy:

:tv:

Wolf
01-15-2006, 06:57 PM
I always wondered about this and it always seemed weird

in the 1st half colts on about the 1 yard line. they false start moved them back to the 6 ..then steelers jumped.. moved 1/2 the distance to the goal and put them at the 3

I know this has always been the case the 1/2 the distance.. I wondered why the rule came about (1/2 the distance) instead of just putting it on the goal line if the penalty is more than the distance to the endzone

just one of those things that doesn't seem right in my eyes

MorKnolle
01-15-2006, 07:02 PM
The Steelers played an impressive game and I look forward to watching them play Denver next week. This year's playoff games have definitely not been disappointing, they have all been good games and most all of the teams have shown why they belong in the playoffs.

nunusguy
01-15-2006, 08:08 PM
When does Walker go around blaming others for his problems? Walker is a fired up competitor, not a whiner.
I dunno...I'm just disappointed in Walker for lobbying the Texans to draft a
replacement for Carr. In a sense that's pointing a finger at an individual for
the failure of the team, calling for his removal. That's just classless and definitely not helpful for team morale. If that's how he feels, thats one thing but shut up about it. Definitely don't got public with it.

Red_Zone
01-15-2006, 09:14 PM
The Steelers played an impressive game and I look forward to watching them play Denver next week. This year's playoff games have definitely not been disappointing, they have all been good games and most all of the teams have shown why they belong in the playoffs.

It would have been a great game if the zebras weren't so obviously bound and determined to make the Colts win that game. The Steelers definately deserved that win.

nunusguy
01-15-2006, 09:34 PM
The Steelers definately deserved that win.
The Steelers did deserve the win more than the Colts. But I wonder, if
anything, what the final analysis will determine the Colts loss should be attributed to besides a strong Steeler game ? The drop off in effort after the Colts clinched home-field ? The tragedy surrounding the loss of the HCs teenage son ? Maybe it is the Steelers more than anything else: maybe they've figured out how to slow down the juggernaut Colts offense like no body else has ? Kinda like teams began to understand how to play better against Moon and the Oilers and their Run & Shoot back in the early 90s.

ATX_Texan
01-15-2006, 10:18 PM
Wow!!! What a great game.

I still cannot believe that the Colts choked even with all the help they got from the refs. Overturning that interception by Troy P. was one of the worst calls made this season.

Manning and Dungy choked once again and I loved every minute of it.

Tale Gator
01-15-2006, 10:48 PM
Dungy is a great man and doesn't deserve to be called a choker - particularly after what he has been through over the past month.

Manning is a different story though IMHO.

WWJD
01-15-2006, 10:57 PM
I feel very badly for Coach Dungy.He, from all I've heard and read, is a fine gentleman. Much like Coach Capers. But he's human and failure is something that happens to even the best.

I don't get the Peyton hate really other than he's on a rival team. He seems like an upstanding guy and I don't recollect him ever saying much that was out of line.

He had a bad game today. He rarely has those. I wish that both the teams I like had him as QB.....

Snapple
01-16-2006, 12:50 AM
Amazing game, particularly the ending. I still have trouble wrapping my head around the play when Bettis fumbled the ball. I mean, the Bus almost never fumbles, but he did right there on the goalline and nearly gave up a TD and the game, just when they had the whole thing in hand. But then Big Ben of all people chased down Harper and saved the game. And then the missed kick on top of that. That was some crazy-go-nuts kind of finish.

I actually feel kind of bad for the Colts though, because I don't see how they're ever going to get a better team than this. This was "their year," and they didn't get it done. If not this year, maybe it means Peyton will never win it all.

rmartin65
01-16-2006, 09:34 AM
I am glad the Steelers won, I want The Bus to win a super bowl.

Kaiser Toro
01-16-2006, 09:42 AM
I feel very badly for Coach Dungy.He, from all I've heard and read, is a fine gentleman. Much like Coach Capers. But he's human and failure is something that happens to even the best.

I don't get the Peyton hate really other than he's on a rival team. He seems like an upstanding guy and I don't recollect him ever saying much that was out of line.

He had a bad game today. He rarely has those. I wish that both the teams I like had him as QB.....

Agreed. He had no interceptions or fumbles and put his team in a position to lead or extend the game. He was sacked five times, but found the moxie to still guide them to 15 4th quarter points. Overcoming adevrsty to me is part of the definiton of a good leader.

WWJD
01-16-2006, 10:22 AM
I was just mentally going over the Colts game and it was an odd one because the Colts had a very good chance to win that game even though they were outplayed.

They had a TD called back on a false start and I think ended up just getting a FG.

They had a wacky fumble recovery returned where the QB gets a fingernail on the DB and he's tackled...I exaggerate but Ben was running in front of the guy and had to twist his body in an odd way to even touch the guy.

The Colts reliable FG kicker misses a very makeable FG for him.

It was just weird the way that game played out.

Tale Gator
01-16-2006, 11:13 AM
Agreed. He had no interceptions or fumbles and put his team in a position to lead or extend the game. He was sacked five games, but found the moxie to still guide them to 15 4th quarter points. Overcoming adevrsty to me is part of the definiton of a good leader.

I think there is just an odd arrogance with Manning that really annoys some of us -- add in all the Manning media hype and you have a sure-fire formula for piling on after a poor performance.

Kaiser Toro
01-16-2006, 11:30 AM
I think there is just an odd arrogance with Manning that really annoys some of us -- add in all the Manning media hype and you have a sure-fire formula for piling on after a poor performance.

I do get your drift. Arrogance and confidence can be easily confused to the outsider trying to look in.

Tale Gator
01-16-2006, 12:05 PM
I do get your drift. Arrogance and confidence can be easily confused to the outsider trying to look in.-

After several years of hearing Manning in various interviews an 'outsider' can get a good feel of someone's motivations -- certainly with Manning it's more than just confidence IMHO.

Red_Zone
01-18-2006, 12:03 AM
Agreed. He had no interceptions or fumbles and put his team in a position to lead or extend the game. He was sacked five times, but found the moxie to still guide them to 15 4th quarter points. Overcoming adevrsty to me is part of the definiton of a good leader.


No interceptions? What game were you watching? Just because the refs didn't call it doesn't mean it didn't happen. He was intercepted and without that bad call on the int, it's doubtful the colts would have had those 15 points. To have a call go like that just had to take the wind out of the steelers sails, it's hard to get over something like that.

without the interference from the refs I fully believe the colts would have had at least one less TD and the steelers on more TD.

All that being said, I like Manning and I like the Colts. They had a great year and did overcome adversity but in this game, the steelers outplayed them on both sides of the ball and won despite the refs doing every thing possible to keep that from happening.

Kaiser Toro
01-18-2006, 12:15 AM
No interceptions? What game were you watching? Just because the refs didn't call it doesn't mean it didn't happen. He was intercepted and without that bad call on the int, it's doubtful the colts would have had those 15 points. To have a call go like that just had to take the wind out of the steelers sails, it's hard to get over something like that.

without the interference from the refs I fully believe the colts would have had at least one less TD and the steelers on more TD.

All that being said, I like Manning and I like the Colts. They had a great year and did overcome adversity but in this game, the steelers outplayed them on both sides of the ball and won despite the refs doing every thing possible to keep that from happening.

RZ the official record clearly states no interceptions. I saw the ref call it as such and the Colts drove and scored. That was the game I watched. You watched the same game, although maybe hoping for some revisionist history.

Red_Zone
01-18-2006, 09:59 PM
RZ the official record clearly states no interceptions. I saw the ref call it as such and the Colts drove and scored. That was the game I watched. You watched the same game, although maybe hoping for some revisionist history.

And you know the official record is bogus, millions of peope saw that interception. Crooked officiating can put lies in the record but they can't change the fact of what happened. The Steelers not only had to defeat the Colts last Sunday, they had to defeat the Officials as well.

By DAVE GOLDBERG, AP Football Writer
Mon Jan 16, 9:39 PM ET

The NFL said the referee made a mistake: Troy Polamalu caught the ball. The league acknowledged Monday that referee Pete Morelli erred when he overturned on replay Polamalu's interception of a Peyton Manning pass Sunday in the playoff game between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.


Mike Pereira, the league's vice president of officiating, said in a statement that Morelli should have let the call on the field stand.

"He maintained possession long enough to establish a catch," Pereira said. "Therefore, the replay review should have upheld the call on the field that it was a catch and fumble."Officials Botch call NFL Says. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060117/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_steelers_colts_wrong_call)

Kaiser Toro
01-18-2006, 10:34 PM
And you know the official record is bogus, millions of peope saw that interception. Crooked officiating can put lies in the record but they can't change the fact of what happened. The Steelers not only had to defeat the Colts last Sunday, they had to defeat the Officials as well.

Officials Botch call NFL Says. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060117/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_steelers_colts_wrong_call)

You are not turning conspiracy theorist on me? :) The record clearly shows no Int.

Red_Zone
01-18-2006, 11:26 PM
You are not turning conspiracy theorist on me? :) The record clearly shows no Int.

Records show many things but not always the truth, however the truth is out there.....................:spy: