Pigskin Loving Lady
on Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Lots of Steelers fans were waving their Terrible Towels in Tampa, especially after the first touchdown pass from Charlie Batch to Mike Wallace. There was one defender right on Wallace and another one less than 10 feet away. How were they unable to prevent Wallace from catching that ball? They might as well have left the man wide open!
LeGarrette Blount, the rookie running back from Oregon, made his debut in week 3. Blount powered his way through on many of his plays; on six attempts, he ran for 27 yards and a touchdown. The Bucss should be using Blount more after the bye week assuming they don't have go with a lot of pass plays to catch up to an opponent.
I always get a knot in my stomach when Freeman throws the ball deep. In the first half, a Steeler almost intercepted Freeman's pass but he dropped the ball. Freeman ended up throwing an interception to defensive end Brett Keisel who returned it for a touchdown.
Bucs linebacker Quincy Black and cornerback Aqib Talib did each get an interception but the Bucs defense didn't disrupt the Steelers nearly the same way that the Steelers did the Bucs. Talib almost caught an interception while covering Mike Wallace in the end zone; however it bounced off his hands and into those of Mike Wallace for a touchdown. At that point I wanted to leave the bar where I was watching the game, but I had just put in my order and I had another hour remaining in the parking meter. The score at halftime was 28-6 Pittsburgh. With the game making me want to use profanity and wanting to get to Southern California before the evening game, I left right after the kickoff of the third quarter.
Tampa had the ball for 33:06 and Pittsburgh had it for 26:54; yet Pittsburgh were able to score 38 to Tampa's 13. A lot of Tampa's drives didn't get them into the end zone, just close enough for a field goal. At least the Bucs were able to score a touchdown on the Steelers; coming into the game, the Steelers had only allowed one touchdown this season.