BSPN Looks At Steelers-Bucs

September 25th, 2010

Trey Wingo, Mark Schlereth and Marcellus Wiley of BSPN break down the Steelers-Bucs game. After listening to their analysis, what say you Bucs fans?

13 Responses to “BSPN Looks At Steelers-Bucs”

  1. lovethepewter Says:

    Oh they pick the Steelers??????? Thats crazy. Our offense is better, if we play safe football and turn the ball over 0 times, we will win.

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    F^*& you!!! Bspn!!

  3. Bucked up Says:

    BSPN can suck it.
    Were gonna tear down the steel curtain, Shred it up and give it back to Tomlin and his boys to use to wipe off their tears and cover their wounds on the way back to steel town!!!!
    Go Bucs !!!

  4. Derek "OldSchool" Fournier Says:

    Love the heat the posters are bringing. This is another great chance to build confidence. I like our Offense much better right now and think that if Greg calls a solid game, leverages K2 to force some mismatches, we win this and get no more respect than we had the week before.

    That’s OK. Keep the respect. I will take the wins.

  5. Bucfever40 Says:

    It took several decades to do away with the losing image, after several years of a dominating defense that will go down as some of the best all time D’s the league has ever seen, unfortunately retooling has us back to the old losing stigma, the only way to regain that highly respected image is to (again) making a name for themselves. Right now the Bucs have some really special, young talent on both sides of the ball, a few key pieces away from being a dynamic young team. Not since Williams or Testaverde, have we had a franchise type player at QB in Josh Freeman, he literally gives us a chance to win every game, and it’s because of his rare abilities to make the type of throws only SOME can make at this level, that mixed in with a penchant to run at will when needed, someone his size will have to be accounted for every play, as he’s shown already the ability to avoid sure tackles, he’s smart as a whip and has seemingly dedicated his time and efforts to honing in on his untapped talent. I say Josh will soon be mentioned in the same breath as Rogers, Breeze and Brady, not now, but within the next couple of years, he will be our main weapon here!

  6. Ish Says:

    The bad thing about the Pittsburgh game is that if we win, well, they’re playing their 4th string QB, so, we should have won.

    If we lose, its “same ole Bucs.”

    So, Derek’s right, when we win, we’ll gain no more respect than we have right now.

    Heck, we’ll could go 14-0 before anyone decides we are worth talking about.

  7. gitarlvr Says:

    By and large I don’t think that coaching is as big a deal as it is made out to be in the NFL. For the most part I think that player talent has a LOT more to do with wins and losses than schemes and coaching decisions. That being said, I think this is a game where the Bucs can steal a win based on their coaching decisions. Now I know no one wants to see a return to the Mike Shula, Clyde Christensen days of ultra conservative offense. But in this game it just makes sense. The steelers are starting a washed up QB who was mediocre to begin with and the bucs defense has just as much opportunity to give him hell as the steelers defense does with young Josh Freeman. So if the Bucs reign in their passing game, stick with the run and play defense, they have every opportunity to win this game. No need to force Josh Freeman to try to win this thing when Batch is the opposing QB(different story if Roethlisberger is in there). Ultra conservative offense + winning the turnover battle = Bucs 3-0!!!!

  8. Jameson Says:

    If the Bucs protect the ball, this game is ours to lose. That is easily what it comes down to. The Steelers beat the Titans last week by one score, and that was with the help of 7 turnovers! I can’t help people are buying the hype on the Steelers this year… ugh.

  9. gitarlvr Says:

    Well the reason that people are buying the hype on the steelers this year is because if their defense can force seven turnovers in a game, just imagine what the team will do once they have their pro-bowl QB back. The hype is focused toward what will happen for them once Big Ben is back. However, that is irrelevant for this game since Charlie Batch is their QB. Our QB is less experienced but far more talented and athletic at this point. As we both seem to agree the turnovers will be the difference. BUT, the Steelers defense is much more seasoned than the Bucs and I firmly believe the Bucs have to be ready to run it the vast majority of the time and punt the ball to have a chance at winning a defensive slugfest.

  10. BamBamBuc Says:

    Interesting… I just watched the Steelers/Titans game on DirecTV NFL Shortcuts (the whole game, every play, in 30 minutes). What I noticed was that 4 of those turnovers they “forced” were fumbles, one fumble was special teams, two were nearly incomplete passes (I thought one would be overturned for sure). The other 3 INTs, Polamalu made a great play on one, the Titans WR didn’t even go up for the ball on one, and another was a good play on a zone blitz. Basically, it was almost as much the Titans turning the ball over, as it was the Steelers taking it away.

    As for the Steelers “shutting down Chris Johnson”…. yes, they held him to less than 50 yards for the game, but watching the game, Johnson ran pretty well. He even broke an 85 yard TD run that was called back due to a holding penalty. Once again, was it the Steelers D playing so well? or was it the Titans shooting themselves in the foot.

    Even with Pittsburgh scoring on a trick play reverse on the opening return of the game, they only scored 4 FGs on the 7 turnovers. They couldn’t move the ball at all, one FG was due to several penalties in a row on the Titans D that moved the ball down to the 10 yard line, and they still couldn’t get a TD.

    The Titans had 11 penalties for 72 yards and still almost came back to tie the game at the end. All the hype over the Steelers D, and I really didn’t see them “dominate” the way the media is making it out to be. I know many people are only seeing the “highlights” shown on NFL Network and other media outlets, but watching the whole game (especially the 85 yard run by Johnson that got called back and not shown in “highlights”), the Steelers D was good, but not what they’d make you think it was.

  11. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    ISH makes a valid point. If Tampa beats Steelers, they did not have starting QB, If Tampa looses, same old Bucs.

  12. Pete Dutcher Says:


    Please…where do I find todays game roster and active players? I have two Bucs on my fantasy team and have no idea if they are even playing!

  13. Joe Says:

    Pete Ducher:

    It will be a couple of hours before the inactives are announced.

    I will Twitter then when I hear, if that helps?