Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by DefenseRules, Jan 12, 2006.
Oh my goodness!
Note: I appologize to the mods, but this piece deserved to be posted in full.
Ed Bouchette must have thought he'd died and gone to heaven after that interview! Bet he speed dialed his editor on this one!!!LOL
Billboard material usually isn't a good thing but the Steelers' best chance is to make it as nasty and physical as possible - this should help do that
I understand the seething hatred of the Dolts, but come on Joey... it IS a thinking game, and really, thinking may cause some breif pain for you, but I assure you that your head won't explode.
The funny thing is combine this guy's comments with Roethlissberger's 'it takes an A+ game from us just to beat a B- game from them' and it looks like an excuse-fest in the works. Damnit I'd really like them to beat the Dolts this weekend, even if it means Joey Porter has to think a little.
The funnier thing is the Colts really don't make it a thinking game. Despite Manning's constant crap at the line, the Colts aren't a tricky offense in any way. They do the same things and they do them well.
To the contrary, moron the porter just showed how he wants to be beaten and what will drive him crazy because it works against him. What a pea brain.
Give Joey the "scarecrow" some credit, at least he's being honest!
Porter is a hell of a football player. But, he won't be getting invited to MENSA conventions.
Yeah, that should work well.
Um, this from a guy who plays for the Coach Gadget.
I actually think this was more a good move than a bad one by Porter.
Its well known that the Colts hate being considered a finesse team. But they are a finesse team. They have even made comments as if they feel they need to prove they are physical.
Porter has challenged them to be physical, to play a style different than what has been successful for them.
If they ever took the bait, Porter would be a genius. Problem is its very unlikely they will take the bait.
That's the creepy thing... the Colts have finally figured out that Manning passing 40 times a game is bad.... .and getting Edge 25 touches is a mandatory gameplan.
Why they didn't do this the past few years is beyond me... but the coaching staff has finally gotten smarter over there in ColtsLand.
while i don't think the squeelers have a great chance to beat the dolts--i do think they will "punch them in the mouth" which will be fun to see!
Perhaps, but don't you think he could have accomplished the same thing without coming off like "Uggg, Joey no like thinky, Joey just like hitting with head." ?
There's a snipet of truth in what he says. I'm sure the trick element in Mannings antics annoys lots of opposing players. But this is just another example of the lack of discipline and intelligence and excuse based mentality Cower coached teams have always fallen victim too in the playoffs. They think if they out hit you they beat you and if you out think them you cheated.
This is why we all hope they can get past the Colts and come visit us in Gillette. But it's also probably why they won't. The way the Bengals played in the first half, had they not eliminated Palmer in the first series I doubt the Steelers would still be playing.
Ben has taken an entirely different tack - saying they must bring their A+ game and just hope Indy brings it's B- game to have a shot. So he's already admitting that the Steelers can't beat Indy unless Indy beats themselves. Ben comes across as a guy who sees the journey as more important than the destination. That was clearly his spin in his AFCC postgame interview last year as I recall.
I'm sure Cowher is cringing, but he created this little monster over the last several years, and now he can't control it even when he wants to.
If its me, AND I believe they would take the bait, I wouldnt care how I am perceived. Hey, Porter may be a dummy, if he is, wehy does he care who knows? If he is not, why would he care what people who read the article think? If I get a better chance to win by people thinking Im stupid, I take it.
In the end, IF (huge if) they were to take the bait, the farther over the top he goes, the more likely they would.
Look at it this way:
-If he showed he's stupid, you have no real feeling of need to outsmart him. But if he questions your 'manhood' saying you cannot physically handle us, you want to pound him into submission.
Remmber "The Hammer". Green Bay didn't laugh at him for being outsmarted, they laughed at him when he got carried off the field.
I think Porter's statements show how moronic he truly is. In the last game where the Steelers were gonna pound us with the running game, they gained a total of 86 yards on 25 carries. Our defense stopped their vaulted run game by pounding them and their smashmouth game. Their battering ram Bettis had 9 yards on 6 carries.
If the steelers can't get past the smashmouth facet of the game and not understand that the game is at least partly mental, then they'll never win another Superbowl. Cowher is known for trick plays. He relies on them to try to outsmart players. Peyton and the no-huddle is supposed to give the team an advantage when run right. If Manning can't read the defense then the no-huddle at least puts the D at a disadvantage.
For Porter to say, "Just line up and play," is stupid. He must have no knowledge of the game other than lining up and chasing the ball.
That's just Porter being Porter. Part of his act, every game he tries to get in a fight with the other team during pregame warmups. He's gotten in fights with Ray Lewis and William Green before, and Reggie Wayne had to get face-to-face with him when the Colts played them. His act is kind of annoying, but that's him.
There may be truth to what he says, but he's stupid for saying it. Smack talk almost always backfires.
You beat me to it, Mo. The Steelers know the Colts pull the no-huddle and other shenanigans, so they need to coach for it. It ain't easy, but you just don't expect Cowher to be the guy to pull it off. Actually, and I know you can put a lot on the unfortunate injury to Palmer, but the Steelers played a pretty smart game last Sunday. Let's see how they fare against the Colts.
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