Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Sep 2009

Week 3 Open Discussion Thread

It's probably not good for business to mention this, but ... kind of a stinky week of games, huh? The only matchup of 2-0 teams, somehow, is San Francisco-Minnesota.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 24 Sep 2009

4 replies , Last at 27 Sep 2009, 7:13pm by Dunbar

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Re: Week 3 Open Discussion Thread
by Sifter :: Sun, 09/27/2009 - 1:17pm

Oops Frank Gore down already after one play. I think Coffee will do a decent job though, well as good as one can do against the Vikes. Didn't Coffee lead the preaseason in rushing or was at least close?

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Re: Week 3 Open Discussion Thread
by joe football (not verified) :: Sun, 09/27/2009 - 1:37pm

It's like they want to kill these threads

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Re: Week 3 Open Discussion Thread
by Dunbar (not verified) :: Sun, 09/27/2009 - 5:02pm

Yeah, not sure why they don't link the open discussion on the front page. It's not that hard to find, really, but it's kind of out of the way.

Just watched Roethlisberger and Willie Parker (go Willie!) toy with the Bengals en route to a 10-0 lead. The touchdown pass to Parker, where the pocket collapsed, Roethlisberger rolled left, dodged a diving Robert Geathers, hit a wide-open Parker on the left sideline, and laughed at Rey Maualuga (who left Parker to run toward Roethlisberger and never got within 5 yards of him) as Parker juked a Bengals defender, squeezed past a couple more, and scored, was pretty awesome. I know it's the Bengals, but the Steelers are looking pretty good right now.

I'm finishing this up just after out-of-nowhere rookie Mike Wallace caught a 51-yard bomb from Roethlisberger to get the Steelers within spitting distance of the end zone again... and they promptly squandered three downs and settled for three points. So I guess the world hasn't been completely turned on its head.

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Re: Week 3 Open Discussion Thread
by Dunbar (not verified) :: Sun, 09/27/2009 - 7:13pm

Well, that was a pretty epic failure. Game balls go to Limas Sweed for dropping an easy touchdown in the end zone and to Mike Tomlin and Bruce Arians for going into turtle mode from the second quarter on. Good job, guys.

/bitter homer who realizes he jinxed his team earlier by taunting the Bungles

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