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@jeffsnedden You probably should have mentioned that in the article, because I was expecting Bettis number one and said "what about Farrior?" when I got to #2... that's when I realized Bettis was a trade.
1 year ago on Free Agency and the Steelers: Best & Worst Signings
The "Buck" isn't a position of leadership, the "Mack" is. The Buck is the run stuffer, the Mack is the play maker. Farrior was the "Mack" linebacker last year, and Timmons was the "Buck." Timmons will move over to Mack, which is a position he fits better. He'll be making the calls, he'll be the leader. The Buck is just the head basher.
There was a great article about the difference in the two positions written up a couple years ago. Surprised people are still getting confused by the two...
1 year ago on The Steelers and The Battle for The "Buck" in 2012
You are missing one extremely important fact:
Football is a contact sport and you haven't laid out enough incentive for them to risk injury.
Also, going through every NFL city means players would have to play in, say, Lambeau in Feb. I doubt many players would jump at the opportunity to play in the pro bowl for little pay, risk of injury, for extremely limited incentive.
1 year ago on How the NFL Can Save the Pro Bowl in Five Easy Steps
Ike has always been 'penalized' by the media for having frying-pan hands (broken thumb? Maybe it'll help him catch the ball??). He's a shut down corner, but without the INT's, people forget about him... it is a shame.
1 year, 8 months ago on Steelers Hit it Big on Blue Chip, Red Chip List
craig.gottschalk My point was, there isn't anything wrong with the 'camp bodies' doing bad at the end of a preseason game ;)
1 year, 9 months ago on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Steelers Vs. Eagles
craig.gottschalkKimmy I'm as big of a fan of Chaz as you are, Craig, but you have to face the facts. Even if Chazz was locked in at #2, they would have given him at least one series in the game. I think they are going to push out Batch on age alone, which is sad. I think the team is better off in Charlie's hands than Leftwich's and his slow firing cannon, but I'm not on the coaching staff...
You want a 'bad' for the defense? The 5th and 6th stringers (who won't make the team) looked bad against kafka.
TheDoulder congrats on reading all the comments and seeing that I made the same thing (like the 3rd comment made) but with less douchery.
And don't think Phil is a saint either. Did you see the temper tantrum he threw when Jay Cutler (or was it Jake Plummer?) was QB... and that was ON THE FIELD.
1 year, 9 months ago on Why is Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger always ranked so low on the list of top QB’s?
NeilConde Your point can be killed just as quickly as mine killed the Ben talk. Just like how it is unfair to claim Ben's playoff wins mean he's better, it is unfair to say his off the field shows his lack of judgement. Should I mention how Phil cries like a girl when he was playing against Culter and the Broncos (that was ON the field).Also, Phil had a really good running game, fantastic O-Line, and superb defense in the playoffs, and still ended up choking. He has the stats because Norv can't setup a good running attack, so he's in a passing system. Ben is in a running (more 'balanced', lately) system. So STATS only show a little bit. It doesn't show everything.Ben HAS taken the team on his back and won games on his arm. The Broncos playoff game before Superbowl XL is solid proof of that. That year, Phil was terrorized by Champ Bailey. Ben destroyed Champ that game when they came out throwing, even getting Cedrick Wilson (who?) open in the endzone when he was to be covered by Bailey (Ben looked him off and took him out of position).
Who's the homer, again, Chargerboy? Perhaps you should work on why your team has talent but can't go anywhere (especially with that top of the line QB you have).
I may be a fan of the Steelers, but I'm a realist... and can also bring other fanboys down to reality as well.
First, I'm a Steelers fan and love Ben, but I absolutely HATE this argument.
Is Ben the better QB in my opinion? Yes. Why? His intangibles.
But is Trent Dilfer a better QB than Dan Marino? Trent Dilfer won a SuperBowl and Dan Marino didn't!!
Now, I personally think Dilfer is a tool and became an even bigger one once he went to ESPN, but the point is that we can't just argue that Ben's been to more superbowls. Believe it or not, there is 21 OTHER starters on the team (and countless backups and special package players). ALL those players account for going to the superbowl. The reason Marino never went was a terrible defense and no running game. You cannot just sit on the big games for Ben. You have to talk about his intangibles, like how he extends plays, has a pump fake that still takes defenders out of their zones, etc...
Gooddell has final say on off the field, but on the field (where the steelers, or at least James Harrison, gets hurt the most) it goes to a committee. The problem? The same committee oversees appeals. I keep getting frustrated when the "on the field" and appeals process unfairness is pinned on Gooddell.
Please also note that the players are trying to get a non-partisan 3rd party, not the players, themselves, to be a part of the fine system. The only reason they threw out putting players on it was to show that non-partisan 3rd party is the compromise, not the start position (standard negotiation tactic).The players want one of two things: Non-partisan 3rd party involved in the fines and appeals process, or a spelled out list of infractions and their punishments filled out so it is black and white (similar to what the NFL is doing for the officials. Take the thinking and judgement out, just make everything black and white).
1 year, 9 months ago on CBA Could Be in Trouble: The Fine System and Why The Steelers Will Lose This Battle