PHI at PIT – 1st Half Thread

Posted: October 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 278 Comments »

The battle for PA.

Go Eagles!!!


  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    LET’S GO BIRDS!

  • TheRogerPodacter

    with dion lewis dressing today, who is the primary backup? him or brown?

    • TheRogerPodacter

      already saw brown in the game, i guess he got the spot.

    • iskar36

      Brown is definitely the primary backup, but I’d like to see Lewis get a couple carries as well.

  • lilmc

    Let’s go Birds!!

  • TheRogerPodacter

    once again, would have been better to take the touchback…

    • iskar36

      At some point, you have to wonder how much of our ST struggles are on April? I certainly don’t give the players a pass, but are we also struggling scheme wise?

      • TheRogerPodacter

        i cant imagine it is just the returner, but more of a group problem….

        • iskar36

          When I said “players” I was referring to both the returners as well as the blockers, but yea. I think there are a few things going wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Good to see Havili on the field to start.

    • TommyLawlor

      Definitely good.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    And obligatory false start…

  • lilmc

    Bell is killing us.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    can’t blame herremans on that play too much… can’t block two guys. seems like more of a miscommunication along the OL somehow.

    • TommyLawlor

      Yeah…and you have to credit PIT. Blitz is designed to confuse. They work sometimes.

      • iskar36

        Is that on Watkins or on Vick/Reyonlds for not making the proper line adjustments?

  • TommyLawlor

    I wanted points, but still liked the drive. Ran the ball. Converted a 3rd down. Vick and the OL can have some confidence after that.

  • bdbd20

    I like what I’ve seen so far. Calm, controlled. Could have completed that 3rd down pass, but things appear to be open.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    nice D on their opening drive!

  • iskar36

    Nnamdi looked good on that stop. He saw it immediately.

  • Baloophi

    Yikes

  • TheRogerPodacter

    did NOT like that decision there from vick. he just threw that one up for grabs…

    • TheRogerPodacter

      and threw it across the field, no less…

  • iskar36

    Eek. That was ugly. Can’t throw it up for grabs like that.

    • TommyLawlor

      I thought he was trying to throw it away and just didn’t get enough on the ball.

      • iskar36

        Oh, you’re absolutely right about that. I don’t question that. But Vick has to get it WAAAAAY further out of bounds.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Ugh…

  • http://twitter.com/Germs33 David Roberts

    of course

  • TheRogerPodacter

    maclin, you gotta get that ball. i dont care if you think the play is over.

    • lilmc

      He just stood there!!!

  • iskar36

    His foot hit the defender. AR needs to challenge.

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      Turnovers are automatic reviews this season.

    • iskar36

      Oh wait, challenges on turnover are automatic. Yay!

    • TommyLawlor

      Still, needs to slide there. No risk.

      • iskar36

        Agreed.

  • Baloophi

    Just ask Eli why we don’t dive head first.

  • bdbd20

    Giants have the Browns just where they want them.

    • lilmc

      Osi pissed off another running back!

  • Baloophi

    This is twice that Vick has taken off at the first sign of pressure… I wonder if this was a point of emphasis this week?

  • bdbd20

    I like the call of a fumble. Automatically reviewed. Good job by refs.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Glad they review all turnovers, but when the ball is loose, you cannot stand there and just watch.

  • iskar36

    That’s not an easy grab, and we got the PI call, but I want to see Maclin come up with that catch.

  • Baloophi

    Troy Aikman: “I don’t know about that one.” – as the video shows Ike Taylor grabbing Maclin’s arms (plural).

    • TheRogerPodacter

      I expect some amount of hands going on in there, but when you swat at the receivers arms before the ball gets there, its a flag.

    • phillychuck

      To be fair, Maclin grabbed him first.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Holy shit.

  • iskar36

    Are you effing kidding me! Hold on to the god damn football!!!

    • TheRogerPodacter

      this one looks like a fumble to me…

    • TheRogerPodacter

      it looks like whoever was running in front of vick blocked the wrong guy? i dunno.

      • iskar36

        I don’t care if all 11 Steelers hit Vick at the same time, hold on to the ball!

  • DamonL86

    You cannot be serious

  • Baloophi

    This is bananas. Anyone think we’ll miss those 7 points later???

  • Kevin_aka_RC

    Sometimes, I really hate Michael Vick

    • lilmc

      I just said the same thing.

    • TommyLawlor

      He does kill me at times.

  • phillychuck

    How can you win in the NFL when your QB has the IQ of a rock? Two fumbles in two carries, only saved by a lucky break on the first one.

  • DarthBanner

    With a decent QB that wasn’t a turnover machine the Eagles could be dangerous.

  • bdbd20

    Just wow. That’s on Andy. Why do you even call that play on 1st down?

    • Baloophi

      He finally listens to criticism for not running that play last week and then gets burned with it here. Out of curiosity, can anyone recall a McCoy run inside the 10 yard line this season?

      • TheRogerPodacter

        he had three tries inside the 5 last week and couldnt punch it in.

        • Baloophi

          But didn’t fumble, right?

  • A_T_G

    I guess it is good we didn’t run that against NY last week.

    • TommyLawlor

      Might just be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Buchanan/1557343118 Scott Buchanan

    Can’t win with #7

  • bdbd20

    Cedric Thorton doing some work

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    So the boneheaded eagles came to play.

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    What the heck was that phantom call

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      Never mind, they finally showed the shove on Tapp. stupid

  • TheRogerPodacter

    omg tapp…. you gotta play smarter than that!

    • iskar36

      Did anyone see what Tapp did? If it was the hit on the QB, that’s a bad call in my opinion, but if it was something later than that, that’s really dumb by Tapp.

      • TheRogerPodacter

        after that, he pushed an OL. just a shove, but very late after the play. dont give the refs an excuse to throw the flag on that one.

        • iskar36

          Real dumb

    • A_T_G

      I’m starting to wonder why he sees the field.

  • ACViking

    Daryl Tapp has committed a *STUPID* personal foul in almost every game since the 2nd preseason game.

    STUPID

    • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

      Yeah, beginning to see it’s time to see what Curry can do. At least when he has a dumb penalty we could chalk it up to immaturity (not excuse it mind you).

  • bdbd20

    Please decline the penalty, Andy. Don’t be a moron.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Jenkins just got tackled.

  • iskar36

    I’m not a fan of the repunt. Damaris Johnson has not done much positive in the return game and we risk pinning ourselves further back.

    • iskar36

      We gained 10 yards, so it worked, so i was wr.. wro… not correct.

      • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

        haha nice…

    • TheRogerPodacter

      lol was just about to say that. good call in the end. and we still can’t cover anybody on punts. granted, the kick was short so i dont know how much we *could* have block on it lol

    • bdbd20

      I liked the decision. Take a chance at some better field position. Worst case, try to get a touchback.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    This game is turning into which team can make the least amount of boneheaded plays. So far the Eagles are losing by virtue of 1 turnover to 0.

  • iskar36

    No turnovers Vick!

    • iskar36

      Fuck!!!!

    • TheRogerPodacter

      oh wait.

  • A_T_G

    Let’s see another methodical drive, that ends in 7 this time. For us.

  • dropscience

    Un. Fucking. Real.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    HOLY SHIT! REALLY?! REALLY, VICK?1 REALLY?!

  • Baloophi

    COME ON!!!!!

  • phillychuck

    Foles, please.

    • Kevin_aka_RC

      Have no choice. Vick has no-showed

  • iskar36

    Aikman – “Trying to protect the ball”
    Really? With one hand? Get both hands down!

    • phillychuck

      Carrying the ball in the wrong arm. If he had thrown the ball on time, he wouldn’t have to scramble with it anyway.

  • Crus57

    Vick picked a bad time to get his gloves sponsored by Teflon.

  • bdbd20

    So, who’s gonna score this TD for Pitt? Wallace, Miller, or Brown?

  • DTrainExpress

    Can we please end the Mike Vick Experiment? His brief run in 2010 was a fluke, this is him, he sucks.

  • TommyLawlor

    I really don’t know what to say about Vick right now. The turnovers are killing us. I don’t think Reid wants to pull him, but man…you just can’t keep doing that. We’re only 1 Qtr into this game.

    • iskar36

      At some point, AR will be forced to send a message to Vick. He has been waaay to loose with the football throughout the season.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

      All year. It’s been like this all year. Vick has cost us more points than he’s scored. Perhaps twice as many.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Don’t fuckin’ pat him on the back when he’s walking off the field. Grab a hold of him and forcibly remove his head from his ass!

  • Baloophi

    Weren’t we moving the ball with safe passes and runs? Stop scrambling!

    • lilmc

      Vick has no recognition of pressure.

      • Baloophi

        Maybe they can project the feed of the game onto his visor…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

    Vick is killing us today.

  • iskar36

    1st quarter, Vick has thrown it up for grabs once (DeSean made a good play to make sure the defender did not catch it cleanly in bounds), fumbled once in the redzone, once in our own territory, and got lucky he kicked someone after diving face first on what easily could have been a 3rd fumble.

  • Crus57

    If it was a RB who had just committed those fumbles, he’d not see the field for weeks.

  • GermanEagle

    Timmons with a monster game so far!

  • TheRogerPodacter

    D had that screen very well covered.

  • phillychuck

    You’d have to be a complete idiot right now not to lay the blame on Vick for completely sabotaging this game. Vick is what he is, an athletic, QB who can’t read defenses and takes lots of unnecessary risks. You can’t win a SB with that kind of crap.

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    The Eagles–all by themselves–are making putting Timmons on the All Pro team along with Daryl Washington at LB

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

      I just think he’s on fire today. They could be blocking him better, but he is really moving out there.

  • A_T_G

    On the plus side, um… um… Vick isn’t on my fantasy team?

  • dropscience

    Guess Brown is enjoying himself a Butterfinger.

    • A_T_G

      Beautiful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Buchanan/1557343118 Scott Buchanan

    Can we begin the Foles era now???

  • Kevin_aka_RC

    As bad as Vick is, the D is balling

    • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

      With some major help from the Steelers.

  • GermanEagle

    Big Ben doesn’t look any better than Vick!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

      Did I miss his two turnovers?

      Vick’s throwing the ball better, but … TURNOVERS!

    • TommyLawlor

      That is helping us.

  • phillychuck

    Jenkins was held badly on the 4th down play, too.

    • DTrainExpress

      I thought that was incredibly blatant. But I’ll take it not being called.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

      We weren’t taken that even if they called it, though.

  • DarthBanner

    Honestly, perhaps the best thing that could happen to the Eagles would be a Vick injury.

  • A_T_G

    You know, this has to be pretty demoralizing for the Steelers.

    • TommyLawlor

      They’re as pissed off as we are.

    • DarthBanner

      at least until Vick turns it over again…

  • ACViking

    RULE #1 in the NFL . . .

    Never keep a good team in a game.

    It never ends well.

    • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

      Question is, who is keeping who in the game?

  • iskar36

    Ouch, that looked painful.

  • phillychuck

    Steelers still tied despite playing like crap. They should be pretty happy about that, actually.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      same could be said for us….

  • TheRogerPodacter

    nice collision right there. kinda glad it was brown and not mccoy. lol

  • GermanEagle

    Timmons = player of the game

  • phillychuck

    Refs missed a pretty obvious PI v. Jackson on the deep ball.

    • DTrainExpress

      Come on, a WR only needs one arm.

  • iskar36

    I’m not a fan of that throw. DeSean was blanketed in double coverage. The was a lot riskier of a throw than I would have liked right now.

    • GermanEagle

      That was pass interference!

      • iskar36

        Yea, but that doesn’t change the fact that it was double coverage with DeSean blanketed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

      It also looked like DeSean had stopped running.

  • dropscience

    He held on!

  • Andrew Moore

    Of course we’re totally dominating every phase of this game except the point scoring part.

    We’ll probably wait just long enough for the Steelers to get their act together then we’ll start playing. You know, when you’re on the road, you don’t want to score too early, or take the crowd out of the game or anything. Also, it’s good if you can spot the other team 10 or 14 points, otherwise it’s just not sporting. I’ve been a Vick supporter, but I’m really starting to hate the turnovers. Not sure if I can take it much longer.

  • ACViking

    Timmons and Washington . . . All Pro.

    Who else do we play in the 3-4 defense?

  • Baloophi

    3rd and 12, your QB has fumbled three times, so you… call a QB draw. Smart.

    • iskar36

      Exactly what I was thinking.

    • Crus57

      Maybe they’re subtly trying to get Vick injured..

    • TheRogerPodacter

      i have a hard time imagining that being a called QB draw with the problems vick has been having…

      • Baloophi

        And yet, there it was! (the OL was all running down the field with the WR’s blocking)

  • DarthBanner

    Maybe on 3rd and 13 we shouldn’t be calling a QB draw with the fumble machine.

    • TommyLawlor

      I don’t like that call at all. I did like the QB draw at the GL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

    Hold on, since when is illegal hands to the face not illegal on running downs?

  • A_T_G

    You know, if Timmons and Vick collide and both have to leave the game, we win by 42.

  • ACViking

    McBriar’s a huge upgrade on Henry at punter. His touchbacks go deeper in the EZ

    • Baloophi

      Ha!

  • saltyyambag

    Shady needs to do a better job of blocking. That was awful.

  • ACViking

    T-LAW:

    On the DGR . . . PLEASE CONFIRM THAT WAS A CALLED DRAW.

    And not Vick seeing the blitz and 0-coverage, so he tried to split the line.

    • Baloophi

      Didn’t it seem like the line was running down the field and the WR’s blocking?

  • iskar36

    I’m not a fan of the Steelers starting to get into a rhythm.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      yea. dont like it at all…

  • phillychuck

    We’re about to get blown out.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    is disqus working funny for anyone else? it keeps saying there are new comments… then nothing happens. or it will say 4 new comments when only one is there… weird.

    • phillychuck

      Sometimes the comments are below where your cursor resides, and you have to scroll down to see ‘em.

      • TheRogerPodacter

        i mean the one on the side of a comment that says this post has replies.

        • iskar36

          Mine does that too, but it corrects itself eventually once you click on it.

    • saltyyambag

      It will show that if there are replies to previous posts. You might have to scroll down

  • Baloophi

    I don’t think the Steelers have a leg to stand on in terms of non-called PI’s…

  • phillychuck

    Could Aikman and Buck be any more clearly rooting for the Steelers?

    • Baloophi

      When they cut to the booth shot they’ll be waving “Terrible towels”

  • iskar36

    Where the hell is our pass rush? I want Ben sacked!

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Our defense looks tired already.

  • Baloophi

    This is about a 48 minute drive, right?

  • ACViking

    Steelers are *out-scheming* the Eagles defense right now.

    Formations killing Eagles on passes

    • TheRogerPodacter

      i guess it comes down to… what team can make adjustments first? i think we’re all used to the eagles being slow to adjust.

  • iskar36

    Terrible job by Kendricks on that play. He has to make that tackle!

  • DamonL86

    Terrific tackling

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Thus begins the blowout.

  • phillychuck

    Really bad play by Kendricks there.

  • GermanEagle

    Ken ricks gotta make that tackle

  • Baloophi

    The good news is that it takes the Steelers 22 possessions to score any points.

    The bad news is we’re likely to give them the ball 39 more times.

  • GermanEagle

    With all the hype about as D line! The pass rush is just disappointing.

    • iskar36

      Agreed. At some point, I need to Roethlisberger being brought down for a sack a few times.

  • Steag209

    Vick’s really walking in thin ice in my book

    • Baloophi

      It certainly looks like his hands are encased in ice.

  • ACViking

    Seems like Kendricks was “out-quicked” by Mendenhall.

    An example of rookie Kendricks misjudging the speed of the game, maybe?

    • TommyLawlor

      I think so. He’ll learn about that stuff over time. Still, costly mistake.

      • phillychuck

        He’s got to drive on the outside shoulder, and not hesitate. At worst he turns him back toward the pursuit.

    • Neil

      Kendricks took a bad angle, that’s all.

      • ACViking

        Angle’s are about speed

        • Neil

          There was nothing lacking in Kendricks athletically though that led to that play. He just had to pursue running more toward the sideline.

          • ACViking

            What I mean is, Kendricks — who is incredibly gifted — just misplayed it.

            I’m just wondering, did he miss because he’s still learning about how quick NFL backs are.

            Agree that the Sideline is MK’s best friend.

          • Neil

            Word, I thought when you said out-quicked you were saying Kendricks was just too slow to make the play. Glad to have that cleared up.

  • ACViking

    Down 7-0 . . .

    Clearly, it’s time to throw the ball.

  • TommyLawlor

    This is an important drive for Vick and the offense.

  • iskar36

    Come on Jackson. Hold on to the ball!

    • lilmc

      As a team we are so careless with the damn ball!

  • bdbd20

    This team is so undisciplined. It has to be on AR at this point. Speechless.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bjpasquale Ben Pasquale

      It has to be on AR that Vick can’t hang on to the ball?

      • dropscience

        I agree with you, but could argue that Vick continuing to get chances to fumble is absolutely on AR.

        • http://www.facebook.com/bjpasquale Ben Pasquale

          I’m ready for Foles…still that’s a dramatic step

  • dropscience

    Jackson…what makes him dangerous, makes him…dangerous.

  • GermanEagle

    Can we please hold on to the bloody football?!

  • Baloophi

    Does anyone else think the effort to sell Aaron Rodgers as a comedic pitch-man has failed?

    • ACViking

      It’s still early. Give him time.

      Not.

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      Anything is better than Peyton’s wooden acting.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

      I kinda like him. He’s like a more charismatic, less charming Peyton Manning.

  • nicolajNN

    Just think last year Jackson would have fallen down 5 yards earlier and everyone would be mad about his lack of effort

  • iskar36

    What the hell was that?! That was the ugliest looking screen I have ever seen.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    what was that god awful play? fake the reverse… then a rb screen up the middle?!?

    • A_T_G

      I think the screen was there if McCoy turned and ran.

    • Baloophi

      I think it’s a good idea to have a play where all 11 players are designed to be 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage… only good things can happen.

  • iskar36

    Ugh, this is pathetic.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    How can you not see the overload blitz? I see the overload blitz. How can the players, who watch tape and prepare for this each week not see the overload blitz?!

  • GermanEagle

    McBriar all Pro!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

    Vick’s gotta see that coming and get the ball out or head left.

  • rls255

    Wip reporting that polamalu (sp?) is out for the game

  • iskar36

    Good job McBriar. Way to be an upgrade…

  • Baloophi

    Don’t worry everybody, Andy Reid will “take a look” at the turnover issue this week.

    • TommyLawlor

      Quit using your time machine or at least warn us with a spoiler alert!!!

      • ACViking

        You will NOT be able to TOP this in-game comment this season!!!

        Well done.

  • ACViking

    T-LAW:

    The Eagles are TERRIBLE against the 3-4 defensive teams.

    What’s the deal?!

    • TommyLawlor

      Did fine vs BAL. Not so much vs ARZ or today.

      • ACViking

        YOU R RIGHT.

        I’m frustrated as Heck!

  • iskar36

    Oh for fuck sake!

  • bdbd20

    This game is turning into comedy.

  • GermanEagle

    Another TD and game over

    • Baloophi

      Definitely has that feel. We’d have to luck into points, and I don’t think Big Ben coughs it up much.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    This is awful

  • A_T_G

    So, is Chas back next week?

    • TommyLawlor

      No long PRs…look at it that way.

  • DarthBanner

    Anybody else ready for Foles in the 2nd half?

    • bdbd20

      Not this game. No sense in getting the kid killed. Let Vick finish. Detroit’s D is pretty average. If not then, wait until after the bye.

  • Kevin_aka_RC

    The front 4 is just not getting home. We need to start blitzing/stunting a bit more to make their OL hesitate a little.

  • phillychuck

    Don’t think we can score more than about 10 on this D, if that. This isn’t really a very fun team to watch, id it?

  • rls255

    A turnover would be really nice here…..

    • DarthBanner

      I’m sure if we get the ball back Vick will give you 1.

  • GermanEagle

    Coleman quote: we want to be the best eagles D ever! Way to go…

  • TheRogerPodacter

    so wait… we get the guy down in bounds, but then we call a timeout? ok…..

  • DarthBanner

    If Juan doesn’t start generating pressure his defense is going to sour pretty quickly as the season wears on.

  • bdbd20

    When is the last time this defense had a sack or turnover?

    • TheRogerPodacter

      giants game?

    • DarthBanner

      Arizona for a sack. over 60 consecutive pass plays without a sack for the defense.

  • phillychuck

    Why offsetting penalties there?

  • ACViking

    DRC played off on ABrown’s 3rd down slant.

    We saw that earlier this year w/ Nnamdi playing off on a slant.

    In the second half, Eagles went all bump-and-run.

  • bdbd20

    It’s games like this that make it difficult to support Reid. It may be time for a change.

    • rls255

      I think it’s more of our guys not making plays and their guys are.

  • phillychuck

    Babin is getting no push. Graham needs to play more.

  • DamonL86

    Brilliant defense

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

    Ben’s basically playing option football out there. Check out that TD drive, Tommy, he ran a couple that looked like an inverted veer.

  • bdbd20

    Ben is just toying with us.

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

    Anyone ready to take Nnamdi out for Hughes?

  • ACViking

    T-Law:

    Two questions for you.

    1. Agree that the Refs (even after the real guys came back) are NOT calling OTs lining up in the backfield at all this season?

    2. Is there anything to Seth Joyner’s comments about Nnamdi’s confidence?

    Just wondering.

  • dropscience

    Coleman with a savvy shoe throw.

    • TheRogerPodacter

      he’s playing like a vet out there.

  • http://twitter.com/corry_k Corry Henry

    Well I was starting to believe in the D. Not so much anymore.

  • iskar36

    Not that it would have made a huge difference, but Coleman tossed Browns shoe. I think that probably could have been a penalty.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    did anyone else notice that DRC jumped over cotchery instead of tapping him down? if ryans wasnt there, he could have just crawled into the endzone…

  • DamonL86

    td coming up here

  • phillychuck

    Did you guys lose the HD picture?

    • TheRogerPodacter

      yep. SD looks like shit too. i can’t see the whole screen. i think they mixed the two up

    • saltyyambag

      yes

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000462635892 Thorin McGee

      Me too. Sounds went low def too.

  • ACViking

    Why, if Brown motions to the right, isn’t Nnamdi moving up to press?

  • iskar36

    PICK THAT BALL!!!!

    • Kevin_aka_RC

      Tough play because the ball was tipped and was behind DRC

      • iskar36

        Oh, that was less of a rant and more of a moment to nearly get excited about. It was certainly a tough play to make.

  • bdbd20

    Good hold by DRC. Pitt would probably have just kicked it if they took the penalty.

  • TheRogerPodacter

    DRC couldnt hold on to that INT, vick keeps fumbling when big ben holds onto the ball ok. what are the steelers doing that we are not?

  • GermanEagle

    You might not believe it now, but the cotchery stumble will come back to haunt the steelers.

    • ACViking

      I’ll bite.

      I don’t believe it.

      I think Vick’s GL fumble will hurt more

    • TheRogerPodacter

      kinda like how our RZ fumble is going to haunt us.
      everybody is haunted, its a draw. lol

    • phillychuck

      When? for the division total points tiebreaker?

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      Why? Did he hurt his kneecap?

  • SteveH

    This game… ugh… Asomugha looks like he couldn’t cover a toddler right now.

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_suraci Daniel

      I really want to see him benched. Hughes out played him last week and he needs a wake up call, even if Hughes blows.

      • SteveH

        Asomugha looks slow and is playing with 0 confidence.

  • ACViking

    It’s only 10-0.

    Crank up the passing game. Get a TD fast.

    The Eagles are right back in it.

    Of course, the Steelers get the ball first . . . so the defense, which has been outplayed since the start of the 2nd Q will need a stop.

    A D-stop will let MM and AR throw the ball “within the scope of the game plan.”

    A Steelers TD will require the Eagles to throw the ball outside “the scope” of the game plan

    It’s win-win for AR.

  • TheRogerPodacter