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Old 08-20-2008   #21
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The biggest advantage we're going to have against the Steelers is Mario Williams. The Steelers offensive line was awful last year and I'm not sure if it's any better this year. It's a chance for Mario and the rest of the line to pressure Rothlisberger into making bad reads hopefully.
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I don't like our secondary against their passing attack. However, I think we started to see the decline of the Steelers in last years playoffs. I'm sure their defense will bring blitzes and everything but I think we can handle it. It might be a nail biter. Historically it depends on how the game starts to determine who wins.
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You're luckier than me, your Squeeler fan is leaving, mine lives with me permanently. And they wonder why the divorce rate is skyrocketing!?
Yep, same with me. Unfortunately I also have to live in Pitt. So if the Texans dont win I will be hearing Smack for some time to come.
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The biggest advantage we're going to have against the Steelers is Mario Williams. The Steelers offensive line was awful last year and I'm not sure if it's any better this year. It's a chance for Mario and the rest of the line to pressure Rothlisberger into making bad reads hopefully.
Isn't it great to say that about the other team?
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Playing Pitt right out of the gate will be tough. We will be able to gauge where our team is though. Its a great test. Looking forward to it.
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The player that worries me the most in this game is Hines Ward...

I can just picture him roasting our secondary...

That said...

I think we win this game...

I don't think our defense will play at a shutdown level, but I think our offense will simply outscore them....
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What a game to start the season.

Good team, on their field.


Sure would be an exciting way to start the year with a win!
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FanHouse's JJ Cooper does really nice writing on the Steelers. Here's his review from the third preseason game when the starters were in a lot:

Steelers Fans This Is Your Nightmare

Basically, it talks about the struggles they are having on the offensive line, and exactly who is struggling.

It's worth a read.
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