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  • YES!!! Dr. Z picks Pittsburgh......we are the true underdogs

    I cant wait to prove this guy wrong again


    Here's the thing about blitzing: It can't be a casual thing or a mere change of pace. A coach has to be dedicated to it, and he has to have players who share his enthusiasm. Last weekend we saw two quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, who normally handle blitzes with the utmost disdain, unhinged by them. Against Manning, Pittsburgh rushed two or three linemen and surrounded them with blitzers. Inside linebacker James Farrior (2 1/2 sacks) was devastating, as was safety Troy Polamalu, who's adept at squeezing through small openings inside. Denver's defense put big heat on Brady, especially on third down, but in the second half it was the Pats who were moving the ball and the Broncos who were hanging on.

    Aside from Carolina against New York, teams haven't established much of a running game in the postseason. The Steelers typically turn to the run in the second half to protect a lead. I think they'll throw the ball early again this week. I think Denver will too, especially if Pittsburgh decides to change gears and play coverage instead of an all-out rush. Coming off a weekend of shocking upsets, I think the trend will continue.
    Steelers 20, Broncos 17.
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    Originally posted by bronc_fan23
    I cant wait to prove this guy wrong again


    Here's the thing about blitzing: It can't be a casual thing or a mere change of pace. A coach has to be dedicated to it, and he has to have players who share his enthusiasm. Last weekend we saw two quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, who normally handle blitzes with the utmost disdain, unhinged by them. Against Manning, Pittsburgh rushed two or three linemen and surrounded them with blitzers. Inside linebacker James Farrior (2 1/2 sacks) was devastating, as was safety Troy Polamalu, who's adept at squeezing through small openings inside. Denver's defense put big heat on Brady, especially on third down, but in the second half it was the Pats who were moving the ball and the Broncos who were hanging on.

    Aside from Carolina against New York, teams haven't established much of a running game in the postseason. The Steelers typically turn to the run in the second half to protect a lead. I think they'll throw the ball early again this week. I think Denver will too, especially if Pittsburgh decides to change gears and play coverage instead of an all-out rush. Coming off a weekend of shocking upsets, I think the trend will continue.
    Steelers 20, Broncos 17.

    YES!! So happy to hear we are not picked again!! Good treand for us to go out and win!

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    • #3
      Actually aren't the Broncos 3 1/2 point favs?

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      • #4
        Sean Salisbury, Mike Ditka picked you guys. That sooooo counters Dr. Z.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SteelManiac55
          Sean Salisbury, Mike Ditka picked you guys. That sooooo counters Dr. Z.

          we were favored last week to but of course everyone picks NE.......Golic picked you guys and im sure peter king and everyone from SI will to
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          • #6
            And Salisbury Steak promptly got back on the fence and said his heart says Pitt on the Dan Patrick Show today.

            He'll waffle back and forth until Sunday.

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            • #7
              I've heard many pick the Broncos. I've heard more people pick the Broncos than the Men of Steel to this point. But they real point is, it realllllllllly doesn't matter.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SteelManiac55
                I've heard many pick the Broncos. I've heard more people pick the Broncos than the Men of Steel to this point. But they real point is, it realllllllllly doesn't matter.
                i like being the underdog.....superstitions i guess
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SteelManiac55
                  Sean Salisbury, Mike Ditka picked you guys. That sooooo counters Dr. Z.

                  Which means salisbury changed his mind again.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MoFo_JoRo
                    Which means salisbury changed his mind again.
                    steak changes his mind more than his socks....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bronc_fan23
                      we were favored last week to but of course everyone picks NE.......Golic picked you guys and im sure peter king and everyone from SI will to

                      You have to remember you cant count Marino, Hodge and Bradshaw picks since Hodge and Bradshaw are former Steelers and Marino is from Pittsburgh. We are the under dogs for sure coming into Mile Hile!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bronc_fan23
                        i like being the underdog.....superstitions i guess
                        So do we, that's why we keep trying to argue with you guys that you are favored

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                        • #13
                          So basically from what i gather, this is a contest between both teams for who can get the least respect. "You have the support of the media" "no no, i insist, you take it." What an odd championship game...
                          Superintendent Chalmers: "Thank the Lord"? That sounded like a prayer. A prayer in a public school. God has no place within these walls, just like facts don't have a place within an organized religion."

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                          • #14
                            face it....the media hates the "beard bowl".....

                            theyre all over the place in picks this week.....
                            "I'm also serious when I say: You can't stop Elvis Dumervil; you can only hope to contain him." -Peter King-

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hampton_eatsQB
                              You have to remember you cant count Marino, Hodge and Bradshaw picks since Hodge and Bradshaw are former Steelers and Marino is from Pittsburgh. We are the under dogs for sure coming into Mile Hile!
                              marino picked indy last week ....... excommunicated as well

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