SNF Live-Blog: PIT-DEN, 4th Quarter

Sunday, October 21, 2007

All good for the Broncos as we start the 4th quarter. Please, oh please, don't blow it, Shanny...

Big Ben avoided one heck of a pursuit and got it out to Parker for a pass on the flat, and then Parker followed it up with a 30+ yard rush, shaking off a couple of tacklers -- which is rare for this game, the Broncos have looked like a cohesive defensive unit without Bailey on the field, which is very, very weird.

4th and 1 for the Steelers at the Bronco 13, and Big Ben's got the lean, I think. Just barely, and the Steelers are pushing deep in the red zone and trying to get within a score here. Roethlisberger to Spaeth (back-up TE) for the score on the very next play, and after the kick, it's 28-21.

MATT! MATT SPAETH YOU CRAZY OLD COOTS.

Sorry for the outburst. I hadn't exhaled since we went for it on 4 and 1.


"We gave him a new nickname right there." - AM
"Tim Spaeth sounded so right." - JM

How the hell is he so wide open? My sister could have caught that...and she's a retard in a wheelchair. - dummy

I think the Broncos defenders were looking for Tim Spaeth too.

If they convert this 3rd down, I am going to completely lose it. - Peyton Loves Kenny

You and me both Kenny. Fortunately for the first time tonight, the Steelers stop the Broncos on 3 and 14.

If the Broncos keep letting Roethlisberger have all the time in the world to make first downs, I'm going to consider insanity. Wait, what happened to the flag on the play? Parker gets another first down on the next play. They were all totally moving on that play.

What the hell is Madden talking about - 'that's the ole left foot-right foot deal'??? What does that even mean? God I hate the guy, he offers about 2% useful insight/analysis during a game, the rest is complete drivel, peppered with Booms and Right Theres... - grissum

That's the Madden modus operandi.

Do the Steelers practice run blocking during the week? As a rookie coach, perhaps Tomlin has forgotten to include that on the agenda. Could someone at NBC zoom in on his Moleskine scheduler and check on that? - Tuffy

They really haven't had to before this game, have they? They've been running all over people. Two minute warning's here, and they're still moving.

TD Ben to Miller. Good to see the real Steelers showed up in the 4th quarter. Please, please, please, special teams, tell us you're back too.

Big Ben to Miller AGAIN. Someone put a body on the tight ends, please. 28-all. 3rd and 1 with two timeouts and 50 seconds left, as Denver drives to get at least an Elam field goal. That's the second offsides call on the Steelers this drive.

So, is this a catch, an incompletion, a fumble, or what?

It's a catch by Graham at the 31 and down by contact. They're in Elam's field goal range, but they'd like to get closer. Come on, and take a shot at the end zone.

Ugh. I hate that conservative calling -- is Tomlin gonna pull a Shanny and do the last second time-out?

Jason Elam. Dammit. I'm going to be pissed about this game all week. Good thing we were totally flat the first half, giving away this game.

ALL YOUR FIELD GOAL TRIES ARE BELONG TO ELAM. 31-28, Broncos, final score!!!!

We'd like to thank those of you who stuck with us throughout, and go enjoy the rest of the baseball (that is, if you're rooting for the Red Sox; doesn't look good for the Tribe.) Thanks to TSW for joining me. No SNF live-blog next week, as there won't be a Sunday night game. See you in two weeks.

Drop by Signal to Noise sometime, why don't you?

28 Comments:

S2N, are you a Rockies fan as well?

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:33:00 PM  

OK, I wish the Steelers would decide whether they are going to be one of the top teams in the league or if they are going to suck. I need to know if there's hope or not. This is annoying.

Oct 21, 2007, 10:33:00 PM  

They are at best in the 5-10 range...I wish they would play the Cowboys.

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:35:00 PM  

dummy - not really. My dad had me rooting for the Mets as a kid; I enjoy the Rockies and I wish them the best, although I don't much care for their general manager or ownership. I do root for the Avs and Nuggets, though.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:36:00 PM  

Right on...3 out 4 is good enough.

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:37:00 PM  

God I hate Reconstructed Face Ben

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:42:00 PM  

Who the hell is Tim Spaeth?

Oct 21, 2007, 10:46:00 PM  

How the hell is he so wide open? My sister could have caught that...and she's a retard in a wheelchair.

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:47:00 PM  

Cutler needs to learn how to check off plays and call an audible...that play had no chance

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:52:00 PM  

If they convert this 3rd down, I am going to completely lose it.

Oct 21, 2007, 10:54:00 PM  

What the hell is Madden talking about - 'that's the ole left foot-right foot deal'??? What does that even mean? God I hate the guy, he offers about 2% useful insight/analysis during a game, the rest is complete drivel, peppered with Booms and Right Theres...

grissum said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:56:00 PM  

That's the difference between Cutler and Romo...as soon as Cutler stepped up in the pocket, his eyes did not stay downfield...he needs to learn how to keep his eyes up.

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:57:00 PM  

grissum, I completely disagree...it made perfect sense to me. And Madden is by far and away the best Color guy in all of sports.

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 10:58:00 PM  

TSW - When did I become Kenny?

Oct 21, 2007, 11:00:00 PM  

was that not a false start?

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:02:00 PM  

at least JM agrees with me.

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:02:00 PM  

Do the Steelers practice run blocking during the week? As a rookie coach, perhaps Tomlin has forgotten to include that on the agenda. Could someone at NBC zoom in on his Moleskine scheduler and check on that?

Tuffy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:03:00 PM  

It was a false start, though...on two people...and gee dee the Broncos and their 3rd down defense.

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:06:00 PM  

Jesus H. Christ...and you wonder why we lack confidence, tuffy?

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:10:00 PM  

I was in O'Hare a few weeks ago, waiting for a delayed flight the morning after the PIT-AZ game, and there were numerous Steelers fans flying back to PIT on the redeye transferring there. Jerseys everywhere. The most popular one? Miller. Damnedest thing. I was not expecting that.

Tuffy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:11:00 PM  

This is where we really miss Walker...

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:15:00 PM  

This is where I really miss having a defense that can play at the end of a close game.

Oct 21, 2007, 11:17:00 PM  

Anyone see that post (I can't remember which blog it was on...maybe Deadspin) that showed that Elam is the most clutch kicker?

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:19:00 PM  

Well, there goes that game. This is incredibly disappointing.

Oct 21, 2007, 11:22:00 PM  

what a terrible call to run the ball

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:24:00 PM  

Don't pull a Shanny and call a timeout. It will definitely backfire.

Oct 21, 2007, 11:24:00 PM  

FUUUCKKKKK YEEEEAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!1

dummy said...
Oct 21, 2007, 11:26:00 PM  

Great. And I have a physics exam tomorrow. This is going to be a fantastic week.

Oct 21, 2007, 11:29:00 PM  

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