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    Madden: Steelers can't be Raven about win

    By: Mark Madden Beaver County Times
    Monday January 17, 2011


    Nice game, Steelers. Gutsy.

    But you’ll have to play much better than that to beat the New York Jets.

    There’s no dismissing the Steelers’ resilience. No doubting — ever again — the clutch nature of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who pulled a nail out of the Steelers’ coffin on third-and-19 and hammered it into the Ravens’.

    Any other town, they’d already be building a statue of Roethlisberger. That’s OK. I’ll do it myself.

    But special teams were a disaster. Consider Baltimore’s fourth-quarter punt-return touchdown that got penalized back to the Steelers’ 29 but still set up the Ravens’ game-tying field goal. The Steelers committed three penalties on special teams. Shaun Suisham missed a 43-yard field goal.

    One-for-two in a playoff game: Sounds about right for Suisham.

    Chris Kemoeatu: Idiot, selfish or both? He dove violently into the pile after what turned out to be the Steelers’ game-winning touchdown, got flagged and pushed the kickoff back to the 15. Players get cut for less.

    Speaking of stupid, the entire offensive platoon stood around and watched Baltimore’s Cory Redding pick up a live ball and stroll into the end zone. Play to the whistle. That’s Football 101.

    Sloppiness. Two turnovers. Nine penalties for 93 yards. Missed tackles. Even Troy Polamalu was often a day late and a dollar shot.

    No complaint about the result. A win is a win is a win, even more so in a playoff situation. Even more so against the Ravens, half of a rivalry coach Mike Tomlin accurately described as “Hagler-Hearns.”

    Tomlin showed fortitude in the final quarter when he spurned a short go-ahead field-goal attempt to go for it on fourth-and-one. Roethlisberger sneaked past the sticks, but the Steelers still had to settle for three points four plays later. If the Steelers get stopped, Tomlin gets crucified.

    Next Sunday goes beyond fortitude. Beyond slugging it out with an enemy. This is a shot at the Super Bowl. Don’t dare underestimate the Jets. They won a best-of-three against New England. Beat the Steelers at Heinz Field. The Jets are formidable. They have a “team of destiny” feel.

    The villain in this past Saturday’s game? Believe it or not, it wasn’t a Raven. The officials seemed determined to ruin this game from the start, and certainly made it grind to a halt on more than one occasion by calling 15 penalties for 167 yards. It was a rough game. It wasn’t Afghanistan.

    The hero? That’s easy.

    Roethlisberger not only continues to further his reputation as a catalyst that wins big games, he is actually gaining ground on Tom Brady as football’s best quarterback. He doesn’t have the sheer numbers, and may never. But he continues to string together signature moments in the manner of his hero, John Elway. “Third-and-19” will resonate for quite some time.

    In the end, it’s about how many Super Bowls you win. Roethlisberger could yet win more than Brady. Needs to beat Brady head-up in a playoff game, too. But that can’t happen this season.

    Meantime, let’s enjoy the last moment of Steelers-Ravens III: T.J. Houshmandzadeh drops Baltimore’s final hope. JACKPOT!

    http://www.timesonline.com/sports/sp...about-win.html

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    Default Re: Madden: Steelers must play better to win against Jets

    I'm not a Madden fan but he is 100% correct.

    ST's need to improve, offensive consistency needs to improve, coaching needs to improve, discipline needs to improve, turnovers need to improve, Ben needs to get off to better starts in games, etc.

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    Default Re: Madden: Steelers must play better to win against Jets

    All they have to do is not give up a TD on a kick return....(or a stupid fumble return for a TD after a pass that everyone took for granted was an incomplete pass).

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    Default Re: Madden: Steelers must play better to win against Jets

    does anybody feel politics will come into play -new york being big market,jets haven't been there in many yrs. Bens issues? or do i worry about stupid ****

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    ..or do i worry about stupid ****
    You're worrying about stupid ****. I'd worry more about the Steelers making so many mistakes that they give this game to the Jets more than a conspiracy theory with the NFL.
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    Default Re: Madden: Steelers must play better to win against Jets

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    does anybody feel politics will come into play -new york being big market,jets haven't been there in many yrs. Bens issues? or do i worry about stupid ****
    In Goodell's NFL anything is possible. However the Steelers are a ratings draw in big games. The game we just played in was the highest rated divisonal playoff game of all time. Even with NY being a huge market, the Steelers have such widespread popularity that it benefits the league when we win.

    Although Im sure someone in the league office is wacking off as we speak thinking of a New York vs Chicago Super Bowl.

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    Default Re: Madden: Steelers must play better to win against Jets

    I hope that kickoff team continues with the squib kick. I'm beginning to enjoy seeing the opposing team start at the 35 or 40 yard line. It sure beats giving up 6 points.

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    Default Re: Madden: Steelers must play better to win against Jets

    I agree with the article but I hate Mark Madden in general.
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    Default Re: Madden: Steelers must play better to win against Jets

    Mark Madden's articles say 2 things.

    1. Look at me, I'm an attention whore craving for ratings. Look at what I learned aboput self promotion from WCW

    and/or

    2. when I don't have anything good to spew about with that , let me just throw about some redundant points that involved no thinking.

    A frickin' monkey could watch that game and see how our Special Teams performed and say "they need to get better: or "they can't turn the ball over that much"

    Turnovers, good Special Teams play... you can say that about EVERY game. Those are needs for every game. Sometimes you can overcome them, sometimes you can't but at this level of games, you need strong ST's and to protect the ball. This isn't really ground breaking stuff here, but then again, I wouldn't expect any from Madden the Hutt.

    Maybe we need to play better against Jets, perhaps we don't. Every game changes. Going into the Ravens game, one of the most crucial aspects of it was to NOT turn the ball over and we did and we won. Had someone told any of us how many times we turned it over and where, everyone would've assumed we lost especially factoring in a TO going for 6. Perhaps we need to play perfect against the jets, perhaps we are able to force Mark Sanchez into turnovers that a below average Patriots defense couldn't do and we end up with a Ravens game type of scenerio where their mistakes give us the advantage.

    In a perfect world scenerio, we could always say that everything needs to be flawless but football games aren't flawless, not for either side. This could be a low scoring 17-14 type game or end up like the Ravens/Steelers game and be 31-24. I don't think we need to play better against the Jets than we did against Baltimore, we just need to play better than than the Jets. Against Baltimore, in the end, we played better than them and that's all that really matters at the end of the day.
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