Curtis, I didn't paint them to be an overwhelming power house in any context other the giants game. Which they were. I didn't bring up the broncos, raiders, or titans games. If only you saw the back and forths between trumpet and I for those games. We called things like we saw them privately and publicly. Neither of us ever said anything out of line with reality. The line was garbage at doing everything , we couldn't run the ball, and the defense spit the bit in the 4th quarter to lose the game. I call it like I see it, even if were not doing well. I'm one of the most critical fans on the planet. Were in a hole, but one that's easily corrected, if we execute like we should.
Originally Posted by Curtis
I didn't say we were going to bulldoze the rest of our games and the playoff field and win the superbowl. I just simply said my opinion on what I saw, and what I saw makes me feel positive about the rest of the season. The team was finally clicking on both sides of the ball.
I know the season is only 50% complete for us. I know full well the important games for us happen the next 4 weeks. Our season boils down to the h2h games with the ravens, along with playing well in the others. I know anything can happen on any given Sunday.
All that said, my observation of us dominating the giants was in no way wrong, or suppositional about the remainder of the season. However I'm quite optimistic about the back half of the schedule. Look at it and tell me why I shouldn't be.
We face ONE team with a winning record, the ravens. A team that is ebbing, as were moving towards peaking. We play 5 of 8 at home, where we have one of the best home records in the league the last decade. Our 3 away games are vs the ravens, the cowboys, and the browns. None of those games gives me much pause, especially not the boys, and double especially the browns. We win in Ohio at a higher clip than Pittsburgh, and jerryland (added to the fickle nature of their fans, and a great number of fans showing up sporting black and gold as a result) doesn't inspire any fear. To be fair, the away game at Baltimore gives me some. Our rivalry is so hard fought, and so close. However, with how their team is playing right now, and factoring in I believe we beat them soundly in Pittsburgh in 2 weeks, I see no team that is favored vs Pittsburgh the rest of the season if we play to our capabilities. I'll adjust that opinion on a week to week basis, as the actual games play out.
At home we play the browns, Bengals, chargers, ravens, and chiefs. Is anyone selecting any of those teams in a straight up pick em' vs the steelers at home sans the ravens?
I'm just hoping we don't follow our familiar trend and play down to our competition. Please see the broncos, titans, and raiders games. I don't think we will. Haleys offense is clicking, both rushing and passing, as is the d sans polamalu.
Just having watched this team for so long, it seems the lesser practices have played a part. It took em nearly half a season to figure things out. When the teams premise is to be physical and you can't practice it, it takes a few games to figure it out at speed with pads on. Both units have gotten better as the season has drawn on. I'm just sayin...
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