Thursday, September 10, 2009
Steelers Running Diary - 3rd Quarter
10:20 - Polamalu will NOT return to the game. Poop. I take all the blame for the jinx. If that's not enough, the Titan's offense has been able to exploit the team in his absence. Case in point: Johnson dances up field for a big gain. I was worried going into this half. Now I'm flat out scared.
10:24 - FUMBLE!!!!!!!!!! Defending MVP James Harrison forces a fumble by injuring Bo Scaife's knee. Once again, the defense is playing out of their mind. Legendary.
10:29 - But what do the Steelers do with the great field position? Run + Run + Run = 3 and out. Do you think Tomlin regrets making Willie Parker his short yardage back yet?
10:33 - Steeler D manhandled the Titans on this drive, resulting in a quick 3 and out. The Steelers are winning the field position battle, Big Ben just can't take another dumb loss.
10:37 - 13 carries for 19 yards. You know who I'm talking about, and you know I'm upset about it...
10:46 - Steelers and Titans both trade drives that result in nothing. Something big is going to happen before this quarter ends... you'll see...
10:52 - ...wrong again. Mendenhall runs twice for about 3 yards, and Hines catches a ball short of the mark, meaning Sepulveda goes out there for his SIXTH punt of the game. Only 15 minutes remain, and I'm still not sure about this game. Fisher wants to win this one for dead McNair. The Steelers don't have that kind of motivation.
Three down, one to go.