Thursday, August 21, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Pittsburgh Steelers

Our preview extravaganza takes us to Pittsburgh as we take a look at the defending AFC North champions, the Steelers.

What is there to say about the Steelers that hasn't already been said. They have a good team from bottom to top. They have a good quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger. They have a good running back in Willie Parker (until he got hurt).

They have good receivers in Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes. They also have a good defense led by Troy Polamalu. The Steelers also have a good young coach in Mike Tomlin.

The Steelers biggest problem is that they are good. In the AFC, good is not good enough to run the gauntlet. You have to be at that elite level with the likes of the Patriots and Colts. An elite team doesn't lose to Jacksonville twice at home, especially if the weather gives the elite team an advantage.

The Steelers have quite a ways to go before they can be in that class with the Patriots and Colts.

The Steelers open the 2008 season at home when they take on the Houston Texans. At home, the Steelers will face such notables as New York, Indy, San Diego and Dallas. On the road, the Steelers will face New England, Washington and Jacksonville.

Time for those burnin' questions (yearbook style):
  • Roethlisberger will most likely: Start a Mexican Fast Food chain.....I mean throw for 3000 yards

  • Number of times Roethlisberger gets hurt this season: At least once

  • Name the injury: But it's too hard!

  • Willie Parker will: Rush for 1200 yards

  • Leading receiver: Hines Ward

  • Ketchup or Catsup for Hines Ward: I think he's a Catsup type of guy (but does he use Heinz?)

  • Most likely to be named after a McDonald's sandwich: It's a no brainer, Troy Polamalu

  • Name of the sandwich: Duh! The Polamalu (Cheeseburger with pineapple slices)

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Billy Latsko, Polamalu and Mitch Berger (The real Berger)

  • 80s song to best describe team: Jack and Diane- John Cougar Mellencamp

  • In 2008, the Steelers will: Go 9-7

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