First, how fun was it seeing Coach LeBeau send the house on a couple plays last night? It's just plain cool watching and wondering who's going to rush and who's going to drop back into coverage and HOLY CRAP THEY'RE ALL COMING FOR YOU JOE!!!
I said it in the game thread comments, but whether or not you think the ball broke the goal line plane on that pass to Santonio shouldn't affect which team you think should have won that game - All the ravens had to do was play good coverage on Holmes with two defenders right in the area to make the "controversy" go away... Not to mention that we still had another down to play with...
From the PG:
The Steelers were 8 for 17 on third down, a 47 percent conversion rate, against a Ravens defense that was permitting only 29.5 percent on third down.
We've been complaining about the offense, but they've been finding ways to win against guys who aren't exactly scrubs - NE may be fading on the D side of the ball, but they're still very hard to play, and look at the way the Cowgirls crushed New York last night - 8 sacks on the Giants makes me feel pretty good about the way our line played against Ware & co... Pity to see Ware get all those sacks - probably hurts James Harrison's chances at DPOY pretty badly.
Smart, smart play by "big play" Gay kneeling down at the end of the game last night - Anyone else think that Farrior was yelling at him to do just that? :)
Mike Tomlin keeps making the Rooneys look smarter and smarter... Hopefully he's here for at least as long as the Chin...
A lot of people are saying they don't want to see the Ravens again in the playoffs - I hope we do and Spikey or Berger somehow get a chance to even the score with Frank Walker.... This team's for real, and I'm not scared of anyone in the playoffs - nothing's guaranteed, but we have the personnel and, more importantly, the heart to have a good chance in every game.
Ok, morning break's over - back to work for me, hope everyone's enjoying yesterday's win as much as I am!