What they’re really thinking: Whew! Edition


I’m sure not writing the post I THOUGHT I was going to be writing. The post I THOUGHT I was going to be writing after we played the Browns would have gone something like, “Wow. 134-0! Steelers rock. Browns suck!”

Instead, I’m all, “Whew! That was a little too close for my liking.”

1. The Special Teams of Suck must have had orders to suck as much as they possibly could. I’m really over that shit and I’d like to not have to hold my breath in dread every time we punt/kick the ball.

That said, how about Jeff Reed getting laid up (but unfortunately for Skeeve, not laid) as he tried to stop the returner?

That was frickin’ hilarious to see. And I’m not the only one that thought so.

2. Troysus showed up again and brought his ballet moves with him.

3. How about The Duke? Finally freeing himself of the shackles and throwing wide the door to his rushing game? You could see it in his face when he finally decided to go ahead and win the thing.

4. Nothing like the distinct possibility of losing to the Browns to bring out the crazed Wookie in him.

Get on with your bad self, Chewie!

You can watch the kickass run here. (h/t NY Luvs Pitts)

5. A friend from Cincy emailed me all, “Man, are the Steelers LUCKY!” I wrote him back, “That is true, however, big fat Romeo has no one to blame but himself for wasting those timeouts to challenge the Heath TD. Those timeouts would have bought them precious yardage during that final drive.”

He wrote back, “True. But who the hell lets Ben Worthlessbooger run for 30 yards?!”

I wrote back, “A shitty defense.”

He wrote back, “I hate you.”

I wrote back, “You love me.”

6. That said, I seriously questioned Mike Tomlin’s decision to challenge the TD by the Browns on the kick return. That was wasteful wishful thinking.

7. Willie Parker is the slippiest son of a bitch that ever did run a football. Stay on your feet. God.

8. Alan Faneca, you big crybaby, you?

“I just remember I was in the pocket and I heard Alan [Faneca] literally saying, ‘Go! Go! Go!’ … and I started running,” Roethlisberger said. “I think I surprised the DB. I surprised myself because I was ready to slide.”


“Faneca just took over the huddle,” said Parker, who ran 25 times for 105 yards. “It’s usually Ben or somebody else. When you see the fire in your lineman’s eyes like that, you’re going to go and give it your all.”

I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I really hope you don’t have to leave us.

9. Speaking of crybabies:

Linebacker Antwan Peek, who had one of the four sacks on Roethlisberger, blamed himself for excessively complaining to officials about being held. Peek said he was held three times, including on the Roethlisberger 30-yard touchdown run.

Then on a key third-and-18 Roethlisberger completion to Miller preceding his touchdown, Peek was blatantly tackled to the ground by Pittsburgh right tackle Willie Colon. The officials swallowed their whistles.

Anyway, to sum up the game: Whew!


  1. Steve
    November 12, 2007 5:24 pm

    In the video link of Ben’s run, between 0:27 – 0:28, there is a great shot of 26 on the browns. He jumps up and down like a little boy who just got his birthday taken away.

  2. unsatisfied
    November 12, 2007 6:22 pm

    the steelers need to leave james harrison on special teams.

    they also need to put him on offense, left wing for sidney crosby or wherever the hell else he wants to play.

    that dude is a STUD.

    as for the brownies reactions — I lived over there (against my will) for over 2 years before moving back here. let me assure that this is their usual wussed-out response.

  3. Bob Carney
    November 12, 2007 8:21 pm

    Pretty or not…we beat the Browns.

    Now we have a couple tough ones lines up and they will need a little more than luck.

  4. Bob
    November 13, 2007 9:01 am

    A lot of Fast Willie’s problems come from a really, really, really lousy playing surface. His game relies on a lot of quick cuts, and there’s no way to make cuts on that mud pit.

    Before the season is over, we’re going to regret not having a big dump truck of a running back to complement Willie. And no, The Splendid Pooper (aka Najeh) doesn’t count.

  5. NY Luvs Pitts
    November 13, 2007 9:11 am

    GO BIG BEN!!!

  6. danopsu
    November 13, 2007 2:32 pm

    I would like to see the Steelers extend a decent offer to Faneca. I havent seen the O-line be anything but a sieve except for him. He deserves to be a Steeler for life.