Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SPORTS: They Might Be Giants After All

*Posted October 30, 2008*

Well, the Super Bowl preview did not disappoint. But it was the Steeler's inability to protect Ben Roethlisberger that led to their defeat at the hands of the New York Giants. The silver lining is that the Steelers have, without a doubt, the very best defense in the entire NFL. To hold that Giants offense to no TDs in the first 3.5 quarters given all their turnovers is simply stunning. On 4th and goal from the 1, big fat nose tackle Casey Hampton was pushed back into the endzone as the Giants ran up the middle, yet the rest of the defense had his back and stopped the ogre Brandon Jacobs. They are finally starting to click as a unit despite all the injuries. But the offense took a big nap in the second half, and the injuries and close calls finally caught up to them. The Steelers still have some breathing room in the woeful AFC North division, so they need to concentrate on getting healthy. No more dumb injuries, no more arrests for smoking weed. You can't fix the offensive line problem, but we won a Super Bowl not long ago by running the ball on offense and stopping the run on defense. No worries here in Pittsburgh, we're still a force to be reckoned with.

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