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The AFC divisional playoff game Sunday at the RCA Dome is a rematch of the Steelers' 26-7 Monday night loss on Nov. 28, but Porter was unimpressed by the Colts' play in that game.

"They don't want to just sit there, line up and play football," Porter told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They want to try to catch you off guard. They don't want to play smash-mouth football, they want to trick you. ... They want to catch you substituting. Know what I mean? They don't want to just call a play, get up there and run a play. They want to make you think. They want it to be a thinking game instead of a football game."

He called Edgerrin James' 124 yards in the November matchup a "cheap 100," and said the Colts couldn't line up and run straight at the Steelers defense.

"I don't think they outhit us," Porter told the paper. "If they would have outhit us, they would have just lined up, and they wouldn't have done all the audibles every play. If you want to outhit us, line up and play football. That's when you outhit us. Line up, you get your people, we got our eight men in the box, run the ball."

By contrast, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger praised the Colts on Wednesday.

"This team is an unbelievable football team," Roethlisberger said of the Colts, who won their first 13 games before dropping two of their final three. "They're as good as it gets in the NFL. It's going to take our A-plus game to go out and beat their B-minus game."

This statistic might surprise those who consider the Steelers to be a slug-it-out-in-the-trenches team that bogs down when it can't run: Pittsburgh has averaged 29.5 points in its last six games, while the sleeker and supposedly faster Colts have averaged 22.3.

Also, the Steelers' defense has allowed only 13 points in the second half during their winning streak. To the Steelers, that means if they can hang around, keep the game close and start to frustrate Peyton Manning and Edgerrin James, they have a chance to steal the game.

"We're not going to be able to get behind by so many points and then try to fight back and play well after that," linebacker James Farrior said, referring to last Sunday's comeback from a 10-point deficit in a 31-17 win at Cincinnati. "We need to start off fast and keep it going. When you fall behind this team, it's going to be tough to come back."
I'll admit I'm not a fan of either the Colts or Steelers, but isn't this something fairly silly to say prior to a HUGE game in which the Colts thoroughly spanked Pitt in their last matchup? :unsure:
 
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I've only heard soundbites of Porter before so I didn't have much of an opinion, but after reading this the guy should stay away from the reporters.The highlighted parts are hilarious:"They want it to be a thinking game instead of a football game."Like somehow they are mutually exclusive :lmao: ."He called Edgerrin James' 124 yards in the November matchup a "cheap 100," and said the Colts couldn't line up and run straight at the Steelers defense."Yeah, Joey, he actually ran around you instead of right into you. What a "cheap" way to get yards.Some serious sour grapes here.

 
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The AFC divisional playoff game Sunday at the RCA Dome is a rematch of the Steelers' 26-7 Monday night loss on Nov. 28, but Porter was unimpressed by the Colts' play in that game.

"They don't want to just sit there, line up and play football," Porter told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They want to try to catch you off guard. They don't want to play smash-mouth football, they want to trick you. ... They want to catch you substituting. Know what I mean? They don't want to just call a play, get up there and run a play. They want to make you think. They want it to be a thinking game instead of a football game."

He called Edgerrin James' 124 yards in the November matchup a "cheap 100," and said the Colts couldn't line up and run straight at the Steelers defense.

"I don't think they outhit us," Porter told the paper. "If they would have outhit us, they would have just lined up, and they wouldn't have done all the audibles every play. If you want to outhit us, line up and play football. That's when you outhit us. Line up, you get your people, we got our eight men in the box, run the ball."

By contrast, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger praised the Colts on Wednesday.

"This team is an unbelievable football team," Roethlisberger said of the Colts, who won their first 13 games before dropping two of their final three. "They're as good as it gets in the NFL. It's going to take our A-plus game to go out and beat their B-minus game."

This statistic might surprise those who consider the Steelers to be a slug-it-out-in-the-trenches team that bogs down when it can't run: Pittsburgh has averaged 29.5 points in its last six games, while the sleeker and supposedly faster Colts have averaged 22.3.

Also, the Steelers' defense has allowed only 13 points in the second half during their winning streak. To the Steelers, that means if they can hang around, keep the game close and start to frustrate Peyton Manning and Edgerrin James, they have a chance to steal the game.

"We're not going to be able to get behind by so many points and then try to fight back and play well after that," linebacker James Farrior said, referring to last Sunday's comeback from a 10-point deficit in a 31-17 win at Cincinnati. "We need to start off fast and keep it going. When you fall behind this team, it's going to be tough to come back."
I'll admit I'm not a fan of either the Colts or Steelers, but isn't this something fairly silly to say prior to a HUGE game in which the Colts thoroughly spanked Pitt in their last matchup? :unsure:
Fact that people think Steelers were spanked baffles me. Big surprise in store for all the media whores.
 
Thats just Porter - he's that type of player.He likes to try and get under the skin of the opposition. But it is ridiculous at the amount of time and audible swithes Manning makes at the LOS.I could see how it would frustrate a linebacker

 
The AFC divisional playoff game Sunday at the RCA Dome is a rematch of the Steelers' 26-7 Monday night loss on Nov. 28, but Porter was unimpressed by the Colts' play in that game.

"They don't want to just sit there, line up and play football," Porter told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They want to try to catch you off guard. They don't want to play smash-mouth football, they want to trick you. ... They want to catch you substituting. Know what I mean? They don't want to just call a play, get up there and run a play. They want to make you think. They want it to be a thinking game instead of a football game."

He called Edgerrin James' 124 yards in the November matchup a "cheap 100," and said the Colts couldn't line up and run straight at the Steelers defense.

"I don't think they outhit us," Porter told the paper. "If they would have outhit us, they would have just lined up, and they wouldn't have done all the audibles every play. If you want to outhit us, line up and play football. That's when you outhit us. Line up, you get your people, we got our eight men in the box, run the ball."

By contrast, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger praised the Colts on Wednesday.

"This team is an unbelievable football team," Roethlisberger said of the Colts, who won their first 13 games before dropping two of their final three. "They're as good as it gets in the NFL. It's going to take our A-plus game to go out and beat their B-minus game."

This statistic might surprise those who consider the Steelers to be a slug-it-out-in-the-trenches team that bogs down when it can't run: Pittsburgh has averaged 29.5 points in its last six games, while the sleeker and supposedly faster Colts have averaged 22.3.

Also, the Steelers' defense has allowed only 13 points in the second half during their winning streak. To the Steelers, that means if they can hang around, keep the game close and start to frustrate Peyton Manning and Edgerrin James, they have a chance to steal the game.

"We're not going to be able to get behind by so many points and then try to fight back and play well after that," linebacker James Farrior said, referring to last Sunday's comeback from a 10-point deficit in a 31-17 win at Cincinnati. "We need to start off fast and keep it going. When you fall behind this team, it's going to be tough to come back."
I'll admit I'm not a fan of either the Colts or Steelers, but isn't this something fairly silly to say prior to a HUGE game in which the Colts thoroughly spanked Pitt in their last matchup? :unsure:
Fact that people think Steelers were spanked baffles me. Big surprise in store for all the media whores.
I guess you think the Colts just eeked out that 26-7 victory.
 
The 2 TD's scored for the colts were1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field positionI think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.

 
First, shut up Joey. Show up for a big game, and then you can run your damn mouth.Second, anyone who thinks the Steelers got spanked last time didn't pay much attention. Ben was admittedly rusty after missing a month and missed a lot of open targets, they had a backup rookie LT playing in the dome, and the noise gave them serious problems because it was a lot louder than they expected it to be. Pumping crowd noise through speakers tends to do that.And despite that, Jeff Reed missed a game-tying field goal about 5 minutes into the 2nd quarter and they were only down 13-7 before Ben threw the INT with 30 seconds left in the first half. That led to a 16-7 deficit and prompted Cowher to go for the onside kick to start the 2nd half.. the rest is history.They were beat, but no matter who wins this time, I don't expect this game to be anything like the first one.

 
The AFC divisional playoff game Sunday at the RCA Dome is a rematch of the Steelers' 26-7 Monday night loss on Nov. 28, but Porter was unimpressed by the Colts' play in that game.

"They don't want to just sit there, line up and play football," Porter told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They want to try to catch you off guard. They don't want to play smash-mouth football, they want to trick you. ... They want to catch you substituting. Know what I mean? They don't want to just call a play, get up there and run a play. They want to make you think. They want it to be a thinking game instead of a football game."

He called Edgerrin James' 124 yards in the November matchup a "cheap 100," and said the Colts couldn't line up and run straight at the Steelers defense.

"I don't think they outhit us," Porter told the paper. "If they would have outhit us, they would have just lined up, and they wouldn't have done all the audibles every play. If you want to outhit us, line up and play football. That's when you outhit us. Line up, you get your people, we got our eight men in the box, run the ball."

By contrast, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger praised the Colts on Wednesday.

"This team is an unbelievable football team," Roethlisberger said of the Colts, who won their first 13 games before dropping two of their final three. "They're as good as it gets in the NFL. It's going to take our A-plus game to go out and beat their B-minus game."

This statistic might surprise those who consider the Steelers to be a slug-it-out-in-the-trenches team that bogs down when it can't run: Pittsburgh has averaged 29.5 points in its last six games, while the sleeker and supposedly faster Colts have averaged 22.3.

Also, the Steelers' defense has allowed only 13 points in the second half during their winning streak. To the Steelers, that means if they can hang around, keep the game close and start to frustrate Peyton Manning and Edgerrin James, they have a chance to steal the game.

"We're not going to be able to get behind by so many points and then try to fight back and play well after that," linebacker James Farrior said, referring to last Sunday's comeback from a 10-point deficit in a 31-17 win at Cincinnati. "We need to start off fast and keep it going. When you fall behind this team, it's going to be tough to come back."
I'll admit I'm not a fan of either the Colts or Steelers, but isn't this something fairly silly to say prior to a HUGE game in which the Colts thoroughly spanked Pitt in their last matchup? :unsure:
Fact that people think Steelers were spanked baffles me. Big surprise in store for all the media whores.
:confused: After the game:

“There's not much to say,” Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher said. “They pretty much dominated us.”
 
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The 2 TD's scored for the colts were

1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards

2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field position

I think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.

The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.

The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.

Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.

I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.
I think the Steelers have more than just a shot - they've been playing absolutely fantastic the past few weeks. I'm really looking forward to this game. Offensively and defensively they have been great. With a healthy Ben, this should be a real test for the Colts D (who i'm still not sold on...)
 
Berger played well last weekend.....no doubtI hope he's bringing his "A" game this weekend as wellHe looks poised out there.A big factor here will be the rust the Colts offence SHOULD have for their 1 month layoff.Hopefully the Pittsburgh D gives Manning a couple of new looks to throw him off.We've also got to get a decent pass rush - we can't let Manning feel comfy in the pocket.

 
mindless but more than likely true.

Pitt's secondary is outmatched by the INDY WR's and TE's.

It's just true.

But 90% of the NFL is outmatched by those guys.

My brother is a HUGE Steelers fan and I've been saying that PITT will lose this game by 17 no less.

Just my 2 cents.

Pitt 14

IND 31

Don't get me wrong I HOPE PITT can pull it off!!!

That's the only way the they will travel to NE (IF NE WINS) BIG IF

 
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Joey Porter starting to be more and more like Lee Flowers. A guy that is past his prime running his mouth.Shut up and play, Joey. :towelwave:

 
Porter = idiot

Roethlesburger= not an idiot
My thoughts exactly. Porter might as well admit that he is a big dumb tough guy who can be outsmarted pretty easily.

And considering the play by the Steelers that broke the Bengals back last week was a trick play (in other words, a play where their offense outsmarted the Bengals defense), it makes him look that much dumber.

 
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Maybe Porter can ask Manning to arm wrestle him for the right to move on the AFCC instead?

 
I would like to think that Porter is a genius, trying to goad the Colts into abandoning the hurry-up, wide-open, audible-crazy Colt offense for a more conventional offense to prove they are more physical than the Steelers. I would like to think that (not that it would work), but in reality it is just Porter shooting his mouth off, being stupid.In defense of Porter his remarks were in response to reporters saying that the Colts were saying they were more physical than the Steelers in the first meeting. But Proter should be smart enough to keep his mouth shut before a big game.Oh well, no one ever accused Joey Porter of being a Rhodes scholar.

 
The 2 TD's scored for the colts were

1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards

2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field position

I think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.

The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.

The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.

Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.

I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.
Maybe they will get a "questionable" hit on Manning and knock him out of the game early. It is a strategy that works for them.
 
:cry:

The 2 TD's scored for the colts were

1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards

2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field position

I think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.

The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.

The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.

Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.

I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.
Maybe they will get a "questionable" hit on Manning and knock him out of the game early. It is a strategy that works for them.
 
The 2 TD's scored for the colts were

1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards

2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field position

I think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.

The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.

The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.

Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.

I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.
Maybe they will get a "questionable" hit on Manning and knock him out of the game early. It is a strategy that works for them.
The only ones questioning the hit seem to Bengals fans and Steelers haters. Which one are you?
 
The 2 TD's scored for the colts were

1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards

2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field position

I think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.

The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.

The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.

Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.

I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.
Maybe they will get a "questionable" hit on Manning and knock him out of the game early. It is a strategy that works for them.
The only ones questioning the hit seem to Bengals fans and Steelers haters. Which one are you?
Actually a Texans fan and a Steelers D/ST owner (in a dynasty league). :thumbup: I can still see both sides of the argument regarding clean vs. cheap. But, for the record I do not see PIT pulling out a win.
 
I would like to think that Porter is a genius, trying to goad the Colts into abandoning the hurry-up, wide-open, audible-crazy Colt offense for a more conventional offense to prove they are more physical than the Steelers. I would like to think that (not that it would work), but in reality it is just Porter shooting his mouth off, being stupid.

In defense of Porter his remarks were in response to reporters saying that the Colts were saying they were more physical than the Steelers in the first meeting. But Proter should be smart enough to keep his mouth shut before a big game.

Oh well, no one ever accused Joey Porter of being a Rhodes scholar.
Like Manning and the colts would hcnage what they do because a linebacker teased them. At the end of the day the Steelers lost to the colts and edge ran all over their defense. I like how the 70 yard bomb is discounted as some sort of a lucky play or something. These "tough" steelers were trying to bring the DBs up to stop the "soft" Colts running game and got caught. After that they stopped doing it as much and james went nuts.Hopefully for Porter's sake he is just saying this for fun and doesn't really buy it.

 
The 2 TD's scored for the colts were

1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards

2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field position

I think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.

The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.

The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.

Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.

I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.
Maybe they will get a "questionable" hit on Manning and knock him out of the game early. It is a strategy that works for them.
The only ones questioning the hit seem to Bengals fans and Steelers haters. Which one are you?
Actually a Texans fan and a Steelers D/ST owner (in a dynasty league). :thumbup: I can still see both sides of the argument regarding clean vs. cheap. But, for the record I do not see PIT pulling out a win.
there is no way it was a cheap hitplamer said it

marv said it

everyone said it

Let it go....

 
I'll admit I'm not a fan of either the Colts or Steelers, but isn't this something fairly silly to say prior to a HUGE game in which the Colts thoroughly spanked Pitt in their last matchup? :unsure:
I'm witcha - very very stupid thing to do.Even dumber than O-Gun's statements about the Panthers being "over-hyped"

 
The 2 TD's scored for the colts were

1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards

2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field position

I think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.

The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.

The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.

Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.

I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.
Play the Steeler's game you say? Hmmmm. I guess that would mean "not thinking" (stupid) and just run into somebody - according to Porter. Heck, why doesn't Porter just insist that they play the game on one of those old electric football games where the players only go one direction until you switch them? Porter is as dumb as an electric football player.

 
The 2 TD's scored for the colts were

1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards

2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field position

I think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.

The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.

The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.

Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.

I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.
Maybe they will get a "questionable" hit on Manning and knock him out of the game early. It is a strategy that works for them.
The only ones questioning the hit seem to Bengals fans and Steelers haters. Which one are you?
Actually a Texans fan and a Steelers D/ST owner (in a dynasty league). :thumbup: I can still see both sides of the argument regarding clean vs. cheap. But, for the record I do not see PIT pulling out a win.
there is no way it was a cheap hitplamer said it

marv said it

everyone said it

Let it go....
SERIOUSLY - I'm with this - that was a 110 percent CLEAN hit. Bengals fans - let the shyte go.That's like blaming the Cleveland Browns simply becauise Marino tore his Achilles heel while playing in a game against them.

 
I'll admit I'm not a fan of either the Colts or Steelers, but isn't this something fairly silly to say prior to a HUGE game in which the Colts thoroughly spanked Pitt in their last matchup?  :unsure:
I'm witcha - very very stupid thing to do.Even dumber than O-Gun's statements about the Panthers being "over-hyped"
Look at it this way - at least it isn't a kicker talking trash before a playoff game (I'm talking about YOU, liquored up idiot kicker - I hope the Colts put a muzzle on you this postseason). :wall:
 
The 2 TD's scored for the colts were

1. First play from scrimmage Marvin Harrison bomb for 70+ yards

2. Botched on-side kick to give colts great Field position

I think what most of us steeler fans are saying is if the Steelers force Indy to play our game than the Steelrs have a real good shot here.

The key for us is not to turnover the ball and move the chains with our running game.

The defence will have to hold Manning in check well into the 4th quarter for us to have a chance here.

Its gonna be tough but I think we can do it - as long as we don't have to play catch up.

I hope we have one more trick play like that sweet toss from Berger to Wilson last week.
Maybe they will get a "questionable" hit on Manning and knock him out of the game early. It is a strategy that works for them.
The only ones questioning the hit seem to Bengals fans and Steelers haters. Which one are you?
Actually a Texans fan and a Steelers D/ST owner (in a dynasty league). :thumbup: I can still see both sides of the argument regarding clean vs. cheap. But, for the record I do not see PIT pulling out a win.
there is no way it was a cheap hitplamer said it

marv said it

everyone said it

Let it go....
SERIOUSLY - I'm with this - that was a 110 percent CLEAN hit. Bengals fans - let the shyte go.That's like blaming the Cleveland Browns simply becauise Marino tore his Achilles heel while playing in a game against them.
Marino was a fragile sissy boy and threw like a girl! Oops - didn't mean to change the subject!
 
I would like to think that Porter is a genius, trying to goad the Colts into abandoning the hurry-up, wide-open, audible-crazy Colt offense for a more conventional offense to prove they are more physical than the Steelers.  I would like to think that (not that it would work), but in reality it is just Porter shooting his mouth off, being stupid.

In defense of Porter his remarks were in response to reporters saying that the Colts were saying they were more physical than the Steelers in the first meeting.  But Proter should be smart enough to keep his mouth shut before a big game.

Oh well, no one ever accused Joey Porter of being a Rhodes scholar.
Like Manning and the colts would hcnage what they do because a linebacker teased them. At the end of the day the Steelers lost to the colts and edge ran all over their defense. I like how the 70 yard bomb is discounted as some sort of a lucky play or something. These "tough" steelers were trying to bring the DBs up to stop the "soft" Colts running game and got caught. After that they stopped doing it as much and james went nuts.Hopefully for Porter's sake he is just saying this for fun and doesn't really buy it.
I haven't read anyone discounting that long TD. It happened because Polamalu was near the line and Ike got caught looking in the backfield. All that's been said is that the Steelers adjusted after that play and did a good job, which they did. I'm sure they'd rather let Edge have a decent day and limit Manning's big plays in the passing game.
 
I'll admit I'm not a fan of either the Colts or Steelers, but isn't this something fairly silly to say prior to a HUGE game in which the Colts thoroughly spanked Pitt in their last matchup?  :unsure:
I'm witcha - very very stupid thing to do.Even dumber than O-Gun's statements about the Panthers being "over-hyped"
Look at it this way - at least it isn't a kicker talking trash before a playoff game (I'm talking about YOU, liquored up idiot kicker - I hope the Colts put a muzzle on you this postseason). :wall:
:lmao: Nice.

 
I just hope Bill Cowher goes public with his intent to do an onside kick again like he did back in November before doing it. Also, onside kicking is for pu$$ies... talk about trying to trick. :potkettle:

 
what a moron. Pitt would never try to use a trick play like direct snapping it to Randel El and having him throw back to Roethlesburger or anything...no, never :rolleyes:

 
I'm in the crowd that thinks Porter is an idiot.He carries a pretty big cap hit and hasn't been the same since he got shot in the butt.

 
the steelers have a chance if they can pressure manning the way the chargers did (same scheme...not the same athletes at OLB).

 
The AFC divisional playoff game Sunday at the RCA Dome is a rematch of the Steelers' 26-7 Monday night loss on Nov. 28, but Porter was unimpressed by the Colts' play in that game.

"They don't want to just sit there, line up and play football," Porter told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They want to try to catch you off guard. They don't want to play smash-mouth football, they want to trick you. ... They want to catch you substituting. Know what I mean? They don't want to just call a play, get up there and run a play. They want to make you think. They want it to be a thinking game instead of a football game."

He called Edgerrin James' 124 yards in the November matchup a "cheap 100," and said the Colts couldn't line up and run straight at the Steelers defense.

"I don't think they outhit us," Porter told the paper. "If they would have outhit us, they would have just lined up, and they wouldn't have done all the audibles every play. If you want to outhit us, line up and play football. That's when you outhit us. Line up, you get your people, we got our eight men in the box, run the ball."

By contrast, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger praised the Colts on Wednesday.

"This team is an unbelievable football team," Roethlisberger said of the Colts, who won their first 13 games before dropping two of their final three. "They're as good as it gets in the NFL. It's going to take our A-plus game to go out and beat their B-minus game."

This statistic might surprise those who consider the Steelers to be a slug-it-out-in-the-trenches team that bogs down when it can't run: Pittsburgh has averaged 29.5 points in its last six games, while the sleeker and supposedly faster Colts have averaged 22.3.

Also, the Steelers' defense has allowed only 13 points in the second half during their winning streak. To the Steelers, that means if they can hang around, keep the game close and start to frustrate Peyton Manning and Edgerrin James, they have a chance to steal the game.

"We're not going to be able to get behind by so many points and then try to fight back and play well after that," linebacker James Farrior said, referring to last Sunday's comeback from a 10-point deficit in a 31-17 win at Cincinnati. "We need to start off fast and keep it going. When you fall behind this team, it's going to be tough to come back."
I'll admit I'm not a fan of either the Colts or Steelers, but isn't this something fairly silly to say prior to a HUGE game in which the Colts thoroughly spanked Pitt in their last matchup? :unsure:
Fact that people think Steelers were spanked baffles me. Big surprise in store for all the media whores.
:confused: After the game:

“There's not much to say,” Steelers Head Coach Bill Cowher said. “They pretty much dominated us.”
:lmao: :own3d:
 
what a moron. Pitt would never try to use a trick play like direct snapping it to Randel El and having him throw back to Roethlesburger or anything...no, never :rolleyes:
Still bugging you, huh?
 
what a moron.  Pitt would never try to use a trick play like direct snapping it to Randel El and having him throw back to Roethlesburger or anything...no, never :rolleyes:
The difference here is that Pitts doesn't try to trick its opponent 4-5 times a game with gimmick plays.Did you see what Manning tried to pull on the Titans right before the half ??

Now thats a slap in the face to your opponent.

 
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I think Joey Porter is wrong in his assessment of the first game, I mean I saw nothing cheap about Edge's 100+ yards, but does anyone really believe that his remarks are going to have an impact on the game?The Colts won't need any help getting fired up Sunday and once the game starts all the talking done during the week won't matter one lick.I don't think it is smart to run your mouth off before a big game but I doubt that it really matters much once the game starts.

 

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