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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Baltimore thread

Happy Thanksgiving from Baltimore.

The weather here is chilly but there's very little wind.

Landry Jones, Derek Moye, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Richard Gordon, Stevenson Sylvester, LaMarr Woodley and Steve McLendon are inactive for the Steelers.

Al Woods will start at nose tackle, while Jarvis Jones will be at outside linebacker for the Steelers.

There are no notable inactives for the Ravens.

27 comments:

Patrick said...

a little surprised DVD is down considering Curtis Brown injury.

Anonymous said...

3 and out vs 8 play 71 yds and a td.. Gonna be one if those games.. Ugh

Henry said...

What is it about 50+ FGs that scare Suisham so much?

Anonymous said...

I was yelling for a punt, not a FG, let's see if we can stay close.

Anonymous said...

IKE!

Mike Rice said...

This team does not look good right now.. Hopefully they shake off the pre game turkey and wake up. Or this will quickly turn into a blowout. That botched fg attempt was pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Sanders is brutal. He looks like Dwight (hands of) Stone. I'll bet NE is thanking their lucky stars the Steelers matched that offer sheet.

Henry said...

Ben needs to quit with the JV throws.

Elite QBs don't need warm up drives EVERY SINGLE GAME!!!

marc said...

Where's the play action?

Patrick said...

Time 4 Sum Aksion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiZMqVXVZgA

Anonymous said...

How many more first downs are the Steelers going to allow?

Anonymous said...

OK, a TD, another puts in the lead.

Anonymous said...

Special teams, thanks for giving it back. Then a little misdirection.

Patrick said...

I want Ray Rice to get hurt as bad I used to wish injury on Ray Ray.

And Cortez Allen saves 4 points.

Anonymous said...

OK, 2 TDs, hold them, then one more TD.

Patrick said...

why didn't they take a TO before the 2 point try?

Anonymous said...

Sanders needs to go. Consistently drops the clutch catch multiple times per game. Terrible call for him to be the go to on 2 pt conversion. Need a big WR for red zone

Anonymous said...

Play Wheaton already. Screw sanders.

adamg said...

Yeah, Sanders is really poor. What did he have about 4 drops? He's not going to be re-signed so no point in giving him significant playing time the rest of the season. Time to see what Wheaton and Moye can contribute.

I understand stopping play when a player's helmet comes off, but the interpretation that negated the TD is just silly. Football isn't played frame-by-frame. Ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Who knows what the outcome may have been had a tying 2-point conversion pass not gone through Emmanuel Sanders’ hands? The last of a handful of Sanders drops allowed the Ravens to escape with a two-point victory.

Anonymous Brian said...

Am I the only person that thinks Tomlin's KO return nonsense LOOKED on-purpose? Meaning bush-league & embarrassing if that was the case?

Maybe I should wait for Tomlin's explanation. Still, can't help but think what I'd think if Harbaugh had done that.

A pirouetting left-footed onside kick?

What is up with the O-line and injuries? Insane.

Anyway, tough loss. Very exciting at the end, as usual. Hated that the Ravens attacked early on offense while the Steelers went ultra-conservative.

Ben looked great in second half. GREAT throw to Miller for the almost-TD.

Don't like fades on 2-pt tries or 3rd / 4th goal either.

Sanders always gets "hurt" when he has a high profile drop or fumble.

Was going to say it's not impossible to go 4-0 and hope for help. But with the apparent O-line situation...? Not a fun year.

adamg said...

Tomlin saw he was on the field and got out of the way. What's the big deal?

I recall Balt whining and crying to the NFL that they didn't want to play any more night games in Pgh and they don't now. It's past time for the Rooneys to say the same, no more SNF/MNF/TNF games in Balt.

Anonymous Brian said...

Not counting the last kneel-down and the slightly bizarre give-up possession at the end of the first half, the Steelers defense stopped the Ravens from scoring - ONCE. One punt. To six scores. Moral victory for keeping them out of the end zone?

Anonymous Brian said...

It looked like he was trying to get in Jones's way ever so slightly and be cute about it.

adamg said...

Forgot to say that although Sanders was terrible, STs are what lost the game. There was the botched FG and then allowing the long KR return after the first TD. Danny Smith certainly hasn't lived up to his reputation as a great ST coach given how many ST-only players are on the roster.

Patrick said...

someone wrote this on thesteelersfans.com and I couldn't agree more:

Also, when we went down 22-14 and got the ball back with about 5:30 to play, I was saying we needed to march down the field as if we needed to score twice. Instead, we had no urgency and took the play clock down to 1 or 2 a couple of times, called an inexplicable timeout with 2:40, and ultimately gave ourselves no chance without an onside kick. Whenever we put ourselves in a position that everything has to go just right at the very end, we end up disappointed.....like in London. I wish end of game management wasn't always such an issue but, alas, it always will be....

Patrick said...

I do want to give huge props to the o-line. What a gutsy game with the injuries and if I'm not mistaken, kept Ben clean?

Is Beachum their new LT for the future even though he is of course not the prototypical LT?