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  1. Quite frankly, I'm hoping that the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger make all their critics eat **** this season.
  2. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    Because putting 50+ points on the board is rare for any team.
  3. 2019 NFL season predictions

    It's not that far-fetched, if what they say about history rhyming is true. 2018-2019 could be like 2009-2010 for the Steelers. In the 2009 season, the Steelers had piss-poor special teams and a narcoleptic fourth-quarter defense, and Ben Roethlisberger took the lion's share of the blame for the Steelers narrowly missing the playoffs despite having a very productive season himself. Then, in the 2010 off-season, Roethlisberger became public enemy #1 in the NFL realm. But then, in the 2010 season, the Steelers advanced to the Super Bowl. In the 2018 season, the Steelers had piss-poor special teams and a narcoleptic fourth-quarter defense, and Ben Roethlisberger took the lion's share of the blame for the Steelers narrowly missing the playoffs despite having a very productive season himself. Then, in the 2019 off-season, Roethlisberger became public enemy #1 in the NFL realm. But then, in the 2019 season...(time will tell).
  4. It's worth noting that the AFC North and NFC East are the only divisions with two teams in the top 10 on this chart.
  5. Kansas City cuts WR Sammie Coates

    My lasting memory of him was in the 2016 AFC Championship Game, when he got wide open down the left side of the field and dropped a third-down pass that hit him square in the hands, forcing the Steelers to punt. Then Cobi Hamilton dropped a TD pass, and Eli Rogers lost a fumble that gave the Patriots a short field for the final dagger. Luckily for them, Ben Roethlisberger threw a desperation INT late in the game, so everybody could just pretend that the loss was his fault instead.
  6. NFL Draft GDT: Day One (no spoiled picks!!)

    Anger will make people do crazy things. The Steelers have spent four months getting **** on by the rest of the NFL, including those with no right to **** on them. They're angry. More importantly, they're quietly angry. Don't be surprised if they blindside an NFL that's left them for dead.
  7. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    Accusations of racism don't have to make sense anymore. The last five years have made that blatantly obvious.
  8. 2019 Steelers offseason news

    Antonio Brown is like Barry Bonds: Forget that they're raging, insufferable *******s; we just hate them because they're black! Give me a ******* break.
  9. That'd be a nightmare scenario if it happened, because it'd be tough for the Selection Committee to induct three QBs at the same time, but if they all retired together, then I'd say the selections happen like this: 1. Brady and Brees go in together on the first ballot. 2. Rodgers waits a year, due to the brevity of his career relative to Brady and Brees. 3. Roethlisberger waits two years, due to the lack of major awards. 4. Eli Manning waits five years, due to his mediocre efficiency. 5. Rivers ends up as a Senior Committee inductee, if he ever gets in at all.
  10. NFL General Random Thoughts Thread

    On the other hand, WRs are useful when you want to cut down a QB and pretend he's not that good.
  11. With ten picks

    Don't be surprised if the Steelers bundle their first-round pick with one of their third-round picks and one of their sixth-round picks to trade up. They could trade up as high as the 15th pick.
  12. During every QB-rich era in NFL history, there have been anywhere from eight to 11 Hall-of-Fame QBs active at the same time. There were exactly eight active Hall-of-Fame QBs from 1957-1962, and again from 1991-1994. The most QB-rich era, however, was from 1967-1975. Not only were there at least eight active Hall-of-Fame QBs during that time, but there were at least nine active from 1969-1975, and 10 or 11 active from 1970-1974. The current QB-rich era is better than 1957-1962 and 1991-1994, but to avoid setting a new precedent, I'll say that this current era has had nine or 10 active Hall-of-Fame QBs, not 11 or more. Now let's pick them out. We already have Brett Favre (transcending two QB-rich eras) and Kurt Warner in the Hall of Fame, and Peyton Manning will join them in two more years, so that's three already. This leaves six or seven more openings. Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers are certain first-ballot Hall-of-Famers, and Ben Roethlisberger is a certain a Hall-of-Famer, though the remainder of his career and the eligibility of other Hall-of-Fame QBs will determine whether he gets in on the first ballot or not. Eli Manning is a certain a Hall-of-Famer as well, due to his enormous impact on the history of the game, but his mediocre efficiency as a passer ensures that he won't get in on the first ballot. Add up the names above, and that's eight certain Hall-of-Fame QBs from this era, leaving just one or two more openings for up to six other QBs: Philip Rivers, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson. Of those six, Tony Romo and Cam Newton are the easiest to eliminate. Romo was efficient, but his career was too short, and he has neither the playoff success nor the individual awards to merit further consideration. (He could eventually get in as a contributor, though.) Cam Newton has a league MVP award, a First-Team All-Pro selection and a Super Bowl appearance, but that appears to be an aberration, and he's been far too inconsistent statistically. Of the remaining four QBs, the dark horse is Russell Wilson. In just seven seasons, he's been invited to the Pro Bowl five times, and he's been to two Super Bowls, winning one of them. If he keeps up his pace, then he'll get in the Hall of Fame too. This, then, would leave Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan and Andrew Luck fighting for one final opening. Of those three, Luck is the easiest to eliminate right now, though time is on his side compared to the other two. Between Philip Rivers and Matt Ryan, it's tough. Matt Ryan has a league MVP award, a First-Team All-Pro selection and a Super Bowl appearance, but it took almost a decade for him to be more than just good. By comparison, Rivers has been much more consistent, but he lacks the playoff success and individual awards. It's possible that neither of them will get in. EDIT: I need to include Donovan McNabb in this comparison as well. He's in the mix with Philip Rivers and Matt Ryan, with six Pro Bowl invitations and a Super Bowl appearance. He has more Pro Bowl invitations than Matt Ryan, but no individual awards. He has a Super Bowl appearance, unlike Rivers, but fewer Pro Bowl invitations. He's retired now, so he has no chance to build his legacy like the other two. Between the 2002 NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XXXIX, he developed a reputation as a choker in big games, and this will more than likely keep him out of the Hall of Fame.
  13. Official FIRE KEVIN COLBERT Thread

    Apparently, I'm the only Steeler fan who a) feels relieved that the Antonio Brown saga is over, and b) doesn't consider his fandom to be a chore. Antonio Brown can **** off, and so can any Steeler fan who wants to lynch Art Rooney, Kevin Colbert, Mike Tomlin or Ben Roethlisberger. Mistakes were made by the front office, but unlike many (most?) Steeler fans, I forgive them. The shiny hood ornament got ripped off the front of the car, but amazingly, the car still runs. If there's any lesson to be learned here, it's to make four-year rentals out of the two most disposable positions on a football team: RB and WR. Invest the big money only in the QB, the offensive line and the defense. The QB is the engine. The offensive line is the transmission. The defense is the chassis. The RBs and WRs are superficial trim pieces. If they want to stay in Pittsburgh, then they can settle for less. If not, then they can be replaced in the draft.
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