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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Steelers-Packers gameday thread

The Steelers had to put Jarvis Jones on their inactive list today after he fell ill with the flu Saturday night at the team hotel.

With Jones down, Chris Carter will get his first start of the season at outside linebacker. The only other outside linebacker on the roster - Jammal Westerman - was signed this week when LaMarr Woodley was placed on injured reserve. Westerman is inactive  as well.

Lawrence Timmons and Stevenson Sylvester would presumably be the backups at outside linebacker.

It is cold and snowy here in Green Bay. There was a pretty steady wind early on, but that seems to have died down a bit.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why on a cold, windy day do you play a defense with only 2 DLs? Even GB's pitiful OL could handlle that.

adamg said...

Not sure why when your offense is backed up against its own goal line, the ball is handed off. Just take the snap and have the qb bull forward as far as he can until there's some space.

Anonymous said...

Wtf!!! Clark was down.

And from a thread a couple games ago- yes I do want my punter to throw.

Patrick said...

some of the worst coaching in the NFL on display today.

Throwing on that last drive on 2nd down and then refusing to kneel it and kick what was essentially an XP.

You guys really think Tomlin has it together?

marc said...

Agreed, Patrick. Hard to understand why they didn't just kill the clock there.

Anonymous said...

How about the clock management befor e the half???

kyle said...

That throw was a great call. Brown was wide open. Ben's throw was awful. You can't fault the coach for the franchise quarterback throwing a bad pass.

The only coaching decision I would really question from this game would be not squib-kicking that last kickoff to run some time and make a run back less likely. Other than that, those coaches and those players just won a game on the road in the snow after at least two terrible calls by the officiating crew.

Patrick, I think you forget how things are relative. You know who is a bad coach? Jim Schwartz is a bad coach. He will probably be fired at the end of the year. His team is loaded with talent on both sides of the ball yet he has one good season in his career. He literally cost his team a win last year by challenging a play he wasn't allowed to challenge. His players get continually flagged for personal fouls and dumb mistakes. Jim Schwartz does not have it together.

Very few coaches in the league have been more successful than Mike Tomlin but keep on thinking everything bad is his fault and everything good is despite him. That's a reasonable stance.

kyle said...

Oh, wait. You guys mean Bell's touchdown? If they kneel on 2nd and 3rd and then kick the field goal, there's still time on the clock. Certainly not a lot of time but considering the kickoff return the Packers had after the touchdown it doesn't look too bad to me. If the game had been at home, I'd probably be more likely to agree but on the road, in those conditions, with those refs? I don't know. I'm ok with 7 over 3.

Anonymous said...

You kneel on 2nd down, run on 3rd down, and if you don't score, kick the fieldgoal on 4th down. Squib kick the kickoff, and the opposing team is left with less than 30 seconds, worst case scenario.

Anonymous said...

Only Steeler fans would bitch and moan about the coach after a win. The guy's a good coach. Does he make mistakes? Yes. But please, keep rooting for instability and a coaching carousel. Or better yet, stop what your doing, get up off your mom's couch and go buy a Browns jersey. I don't want you rooting for my favorite team anymore.

Anonymous said...

Only Steeler fans would bitch and moan about the coach after a win. The guy's a good coach. Does he make mistakes? Yes. But please, keep rooting for instability and a coaching carousel. Or better yet, stop what your doing, get up off your mom's couch and go buy a Browns jersey. I don't want you rooting for my favorite team anymore.

adamg said...

What's the point of having replay if the NFL doesn't use it to get calls right? I give the refs credit for trying hard to sort it out on the field, but in a case like that, they should be able to ask for their own video review to get the call correct.

As for the end of the game, there's no FG guarantee, so score when you can.