Steeltown Tricks & Treats
This week’s game against the New England Patriots was full of tricks... (Troy punching that ball …SMART MOVE) and tons of treats (getting to Tom Brady)!!!
Finally all of the elements of success were put together by Dick LeBeau and the Steelers’ defense, as they finally shutdown a team with an awesome pass attack. They locked up in man to man coverage and showed their speed and covered receivers who had been giving strong defenses fits. The blitz showed an urgency getting to the QB, and did I mention great man coverage. I was so excited to not see our catch and release coverage giving up completion after completion, for a change. There may have been more flags, sum questionable, but overall I must say, “Kudos to the DBs I feel so good saying that.
The offense played with a sense that they would have to outgun New England’s gun slinger. They were right, Ben and the Offensive line, the speedy receiver core “young money” (I’m not sure about their “self-named” nickname yet, but if they live up to it, I’m sure it'll grow on me),and ... HEEEATH, did just that! Mendy, “Madman” (my personal nickname for Redman, a credit to his running style), and Mewelde all filled in with spot duty, getting the job done in the trenches when it counted. This win was special, as this team had traditionally beaten the Steelers. These two weeks are very important. One down, good start to the holiday season, now let’s take care of business with the Ratbirds (my nickname for the Ravens).
Thought I’d get in the holiday spirit, enjoy
All of Steeler Nation is the aglow as young ghost and goblins will soon go.
Go down the road to get candy and treats.
Like the ghost of New England came to Steel-town and got beat.
What was oh so wonderful, what is that I see?
The Steelers playing man to man quite capably.
And with the feverish pressure and darkness of steel covered night;
Every manner of demon on the defense had Brady in site.
Quite beautiful it was to see, an offense and play calling,
Complementing such a vicious D
And with all the accolades of this week they're sure to heap from above;
We no who’s coming now, to town,
For those we have no love.
Yes cometh the Ratbirds into town, to cries of nevermore.
We remember week one an awful performance and that horrible score.
We remember terrible ghouls of every sort on offense and on D.
Like a recurring nightmare we can’t wake up from,
In which we cannot flee.
Then we awake in quite a state, and breathe a sigh of relief,
It’s just a dream that’s not my team, not anymore, they'll see!
Be angry as the devil himself, as you go to work this week,
Put in all manners of hellish work, for on Sunday its hell they'll wreak.
The division, our pride, our heart and soul all rest in this next game.
Bring hell to bear on our foes and restore fear to our name.
But if we falter and for us this victory we do not hold.
I'll deal with every obnoxious fan in Nevermore,
If you just go win that 7th Superbowl!!!
Speedy recovery to all our injured players……
Your Steeler Gal