The Steelers have pretty much owned us which is dissapointing.
The Harbaugh to Aaron Bailey Hail Mary that rolled of Bailey's stomach and Coryatt missed interception which would have won the game, That was rough, great game in a losing effort.
Nick Harper, not taking the fumble return to outside so Roethlisberger would not have been able to catch was another tough loss.
Last years regular season loss hurt to and had big time negative playoff implications for us. The planets was aligned for us to win and we still loss. Roethlisberger was out. Vinatieri missed a 43 yard FB at the end of the game which would have won it for us to add to his nightmare season. Rigo had the football laces facing toward him which is bad but the replay show he Vinny chili dipped, kicked grass before hitting the football and missed badly, was not even close. The game showed on replay this week.
Here is an other what if. Paris Campbell caught a pass on the left flat, had running room, looked like he probably would have scored, but he got tripped on his own feet and went down inside the Pittsburgh 10, he had a blocker on the defender in front of him so I think he had a good chance to score a TD. Anyway, on the next play or 2, Q Nelson was blocked back in Jacoby Brissett and that is when he injured his knee which also affect the his play and season. If Campbell had scored, Brissett would not have gotten hurt a couple plays later and who knows.
We did beat the Steelers in the regular season in about the 1977 season, after 2 playoff losses to the Steelers in 1975 and 1976, I remember a comment by Left OT David Taylor who finally held his own aganst DE Dwight White, who nasty a football player but a showed to be a decent man off the field. Anyway Taylor said he did not let White's intimidation tactics get to him (poking at eyes).
Something positive about Dwight White, I remember when Rocky Bleier made his comeback in uniform. the whole Steeler team came out first and was on sidelines and then Rocky Bleier was introduce last as the Vietnam veteran making his return debut. Dwight White was the first or one of the first Steeler to run to the tunnel to great him at the end zone as he came out of the tunnel, nice showing.
I remember we beat the Steelers in a regular season game in the Peyton Manning era. Our safety Melvin B, (sp) made a big defensive play at the end of the game to prevent the Steeler comeback.
I think TY, Campbell, and Pittman are locks at the 1-3 WR. I like Pascal at #4. There will be quality competition for the #5 WR between Marcus Robinson, Fountain, Rogers, others. Robinson is pretty solid veteran. Fountain was have a very good pre-season, making that 2nd year jump, until he had that unfortunate injury in the last pre-season game last year.
Hope Rivers can develop a prior basketball player to TE relationship, is liking Antonio Gates, would not expect that great of a success but something to that effect.
I like Wilkins at our #3 RB, he is a competitor, look at his play his senior year in college against #1 Alabama, he rose to the occasion and did not back down and played impressively against them, like a 1 man team. I would not let a RB who averages 5.8 YPC go and until he shows shows he cannot average 4.3 or better or even the 4.0 target bench march.