Sunday, December 19, 2010

Polamalu, Miller out

Troy Polamalu and Heath Miller are inactive today for the Steelers, obviously a big blow for the Steelers.

Ryan Mundy and Matt Spaeth will start instead.

Eric Smith is out at safety for the Jets, leaving them with two backup safeties starting. Damien Woody and Trevor Pryce are also down for New York.

12 comments:

adamg said...

Boy there sure were a lot of Jet dbs holding on to Steeler receivers for dear life there in the end zone on the last play. Just brutal non-calls plus the trip of Sanders right in front of the refs.

The Steelers have only themselves to blame, though.

Anonymous said...

Ya, I totally agree with the lack of flags... that was BS. So was that safety play calling. You dont have Moore in there running the freaking ball on the 2 yard line out of the end zone. What do you have Redman on the roster for??

Anonymous said...

LOL when Jolly Roger is reviewing the game to decide whether to impose the 18 game safety tax on Ryan Clark, someone please ask him to review pass interference. Man Sanders was off to the races and as Adam already pointed out those JETS all world DB's sure were handsy in the endzone. Blaaaaaa

adamg said...

Yeah, Scott blew the block, but still anything other than an up the gut run (straight ahead, cross buck) or maybe a pass off the play fake probably wasn't the best choice.

But, really, I liked the offense a lot today. They max protected and BR had good time to throw and was able to stand in and make the throws. They did well running the ball, too.

adamg said...

I didn't see who the Steeler was who was right inside the goal line, but the defender laid his hands on him about 3 times. The ball was at the 10, so touching a receiver in the end zone is obviously 5 yards past the line of scrimmage.

The call on Clark was ridiculous esp since Harrison hit Edwards exactly the same way later in the game and no flag.

Anonymous said...

Sure, the Jets got away with some PI calls, but we lost because of a special teams TD, the fact that their O-line is equal to our defensive front, and their OC called a good game & Sanchez managed and made a couple plays, as did Edwards...

That was the best our offense (especially the line) looked all year, and they scored...17 points.

Our defense was missing its best player and gave up...to a desperate offense on a playoff team that actually played pretty well...13 points.

marc said...

that play call in the endzone was one of the worst ever. slow developing deep handoff to our weakest runner from inside our own endzone.

the players didn't execute, no doubt, but that doesn't absolve the coach from a terrible play call.

win the last 2 against bad teams and we are fine.

dale, are the chances good #43 and miller play thursday?

Ibygeorge said...

I do not understand why our best RB was not in the game when the ball was being run out of the endzone. Otherwise a good Arians called game. Just a little too conservative in the first quarter. The left side of the endzone looked jammed with players on the last play, no one came out. Did anyone see any new plays in the redzone that had Arian's concern all week.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Mendenhall has to be on the field in that situation. I'd take Redman (Hi, Mrs. Isaac) over Moore there as well. What gives?

Anonymous said...

Dale, you were spot-on with your 17-13 prediction. You just forgot to account for the 9 non-offensive points the Steelers allowed.

Steve-O said...

Defense played well, Kiesel had a couple of nice blocked passes and they did a good job containing Santonio. If the WRs and Spaeth catch a few of those drops we win. The good news is the Steelers clinched a playoff spot anyway.

Anonymous said...

Tough one because overall the offense and defense played pretty well. It really was that kick return that made the difference.