LB Terrell Suggs out the season.
Torn Achilles during workouts. :-(
That's a huge blow to the Ravens. I guess it'll be Upshaw's time, regardless of whether or not he's ready for it to be.
He's expected to see a specialist next week to determine the extent of the tear.
The bigger problem is their pass rush, of which Suggs consisted of about .... 99%. lol With the way that Ngata is continually double and triple teamed on the line, this basically leaves us with no pass rush what-so-ever outside of Kruger. One thing to take away from this is that Sergio Kindle looks like he might actually get a chance to see the field now (unless someone is brought in) and show that he isn't a complete and total waste of a draft pick.
shame for suggs, even as a steeler fan lol. He hounds big ben like flies on stink when they play pittsburgh, and hes damn good at it too. As so many espn reporters will say, the ravens more or less just reload season in, season out. Being on a down year in baltimore is saying they only made it to wild card weekend. Upshaw will be interesting to watch. Who knows, maybe if suggs heals well, you dirty birds will see him back for the post season.
Green Bay 2nd round pick, DT Jerel Worthy had qustions around him going into the draft. Scouts thought that it seemed like he took plays off on occasion. Apparently, he does. lol
Think he may be facing an eye-opener at the NFL level.People criticize and say I may take a play off here or there; there's nobody in the NFL game today or college or all the way down to pee-wee who plays every play full speed, full-go without getting tired. It's impossible.
A lot of Wide Receivers take plays off if they know the play isn't designed for them. In Green Bay he will have to adjust his attitude towards that philosophy or he will be riding the bench.
The Steelers don't rebuild, they reload. Casey Hampton's replacement was just drafted, and Heyward is sitting behind Keisel ready to play. They still have the most dominant LB corp in the NFL without question (when healthy). They have one of the youngest CB corps in the league, having 3 of their starting 5 being in their third or second year now. On offense, there's a plethora of talent in the backfield now with guys like Redman, Rainey and Batch (which I believe will be the 3 back rotation) that have all shown promise or in Redman's case, has shown the ability and talent to be a #1 back in the league. Their offensive line will go from one of the oldest in the league to one of the youngest, seemingly overnight. The line of Adams - Foster - Pouncey - DeCastro - Gilbert has two rookies on it, and the ridiculously talented Pouncey anchoring the middle. I don't think I need to explain why our receivers are called "young money". Pretty much speaks for itself. The only place we're getting a little seasoned in age is our Safeties, but I wouldn't take any tandem over Polamalu and Clark.
This idea that the Steelers are getting old is a tired one, brought on from non-Steelers fans. Take a look at who we've drafted, and who our replacements are just waiting for playing time. I'm not saying that the Steelers have this division all wrapped up, because it's too early to tell, but the loss of Suggs to the Ravens basically removed all pass rush against Roethlisberger. Our new offensive line will keep him upright as we can double team Ngata and healthily manage the rest of that defensive line. That being said, I think the Ravens still have an 10 - 6 / 11 - 5 record because of who else they have on that defense.
Hate the Steelers with a PASSION, but i hope you demolish the Ravens this year. Fuck Harbaugh and his big mouth, he really needs to stfu sometimes, and worry about why he can't make it to the superbowl, or even why his kick can't make a chip shot with time running out.
Steelers/Patriots in the superbowl this year, as always. Don't see anyone else really contending. Out of the NFC, i have no clue. Hopefully not the Giants, i can't watch them beating my team for a third time.
Im kinda iffy about the Steelers interest in pursuing the old smash mouth football again. Seems scary that the Rooney family is dabbling into the affairs of the team like that. It worked for decades but the league is still pass heavy and you saw only tiny glimpses of run heavy offense being king. The broncos did it well, but it was almost entirely at the mercy of how well their defense could hold up.
Wisely the Steelers drafted to favor either strategy of pass heavy or run heavy. The results i feel, are going to take a season to really sink in. So it would not surprise me if the steelers suffer a "down" year (out wild card weekend or not make it). The one thing that is good is Big Ben is familiar with being the secondary option on offense, but hes not a rookie/sophomore that overthrows when he scrambles anymore. Now hes pushing to try and stand with the NFL quarterback elite.
I can't be only one super excited to see what Marshall + Jeffery + Cutler can do next season.
I believe the Bears are going to serve notice on their opponents this year. We have the best mix of offense, defense, and special teams in the NFC North now. I predict that we will win the division title this year, and I sure as hell hope so.
http://www.suntimes.com/sports/footb...mes-brown.html <-- Please god yes!
Oderint dum metuat.Success is dependent on effort.
Besides that Mike Martz is no longer around, and I've no doubt in Mike Tice making a better Oline than Mike Martz. Mike Martz can/could destroy any Oline and make them look like girls scouts.
But yea I agree we have to keep Cutty around from the ground, but then again atleast we got a bit better QB reserve now.
About the draft, I think Bears/Emery would have been drafting linemens if they could. But as I've understood it they took the players that was the highest on their list.
Oderint dum metuat.Success is dependent on effort.