Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(ESPN)   Justin Tuck says Steelers "have gotten away with murder". Silly tag appears because everyone knows that's the Baltimore Ravens   (espn.go.com) divider line 47
    More: Silly, Justin Tuck, Baltimore Ravens, Steelers, Kevin Gilbride, Jeffri Chadiha, East Rutherford, knocking on wood, Giants  
•       •       •

1125 clicks; posted to Sports » on 02 Nov 2012 at 10:26 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



47 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-11-02 10:34:17 AM  
This reminds me of the contest to win an interview with Ray Lewis. Do you think there are any law officials from Fulton County, GA, who would love to ask about a blood-stained white suit from January 2000 that they were never able to find?
 
2012-11-02 10:36:10 AM  
Tuck sure likes to work the officials for calls.

Anyway if they are holding a lot, they should do it more because they still pretty much stink so bad the offense is limited to WR screens and stretch draws.

/in before rape jokes maybe
 
2012-11-02 10:43:26 AM  
Maybe they've been watching tape on what O-lines get away with in regards to Harrison.

Sure, he's a meathead and a little aggressive, but I swear every time I see him locked up with an offensive lineman he's being held, usually blatantly.

That being said, I still think my Steelers are an 8-8 team this year. If they can somehow miracle out a win this week they may be able to get to 10-6. Fortunately, with Baltimore's defense in trouble 10-6 with a tiebreaker might win the division.
 
2012-11-02 10:45:38 AM  

EyeballKid: This reminds me of the contest to win an interview with Ray Lewis. Do you think there are any law officials from Fulton County, GA, who would love to ask about a blood-stained white suit from January 2000 that they were never able to find?


That all depends, are these law officials armed for this interview, and will the cameras be rolling so everything will be captured?
 
2012-11-02 10:50:08 AM  
Besides, the Steelers get away with rape, not murder.
 
2012-11-02 10:55:54 AM  

slykens1: Maybe they've been watching tape on what O-lines get away with in regards to Harrison.

Sure, he's a meathead and a little aggressive, but I swear every time I see him locked up with an offensive lineman he's being held, usually blatantly.

That being said, I still think my Steelers are an 8-8 team this year. If they can somehow miracle out a win this week they may be able to get to 10-6. Fortunately, with Baltimore's defense in trouble 10-6 with a tiebreaker might win the division.


You're right and it was even worse when he was younger and quicker. He was held on almost every play in the Seattle Super Bowl. Now a days, he looks old for three or four plays then has a burst and gets held.

We'll have to see if Baltimore can do enough offensively to get to 10-6, because I think the Steelers top out at 9-7 unless Polamalu comes back healthy soon.
 
2012-11-02 11:04:06 AM  

js34603: slykens1: Maybe they've been watching tape on what O-lines get away with in regards to Harrison.

Sure, he's a meathead and a little aggressive, but I swear every time I see him locked up with an offensive lineman he's being held, usually blatantly.

That being said, I still think my Steelers are an 8-8 team this year. If they can somehow miracle out a win this week they may be able to get to 10-6. Fortunately, with Baltimore's defense in trouble 10-6 with a tiebreaker might win the division.

You're right and it was even worse when he was younger and quicker. He was held on almost every play in the Seattle Super Bowl. Now a days, he looks old for three or four plays then has a burst and gets held.


I think you're thinking of Clark Haggans, regarding being held like crazy in Super Bowl XL.

But Harrison does get mugged a TON and never gets a call. I had to laugh at the times in previous seasons when I saw a replay of a sack by him - where the holding is as blatant as you'll ever see in the NFL - and he still manages to get to the QB. Not seeing any of that these days, though.
 
2012-11-02 11:04:57 AM  

cgraves67: Besides, the Steelers get away with rape, not murder.


should have been in the first.

/filter!
//i assume
 
2012-11-02 11:17:21 AM  
Haven't the Giants played this "hey refs watch those guys" media game before? And recently?
 
2012-11-02 11:23:51 AM  

slykens1: Sure, he's a meathead and a little aggressive, but I swear every time I see him locked up with an offensive lineman he's being held, usually blatantly.


There's a widely stated and rarely contested claim that offensive holding occurs on practically every play in the NFL. In fact, I'd say that learning how to get away with a few holds here & there is what separates an All Pro veteran from a 4 years & out of the league o-lineman.

/NTTARWT
 
182
2012-11-02 11:30:09 AM  

cgraves67: Besides, the Steelers get away with rape, not murder.


HEY-O!
 
2012-11-02 11:31:19 AM  

cgraves67: Besides, the Steelers get away with rape, not murder.


I got here too late.
 
2012-11-02 11:37:59 AM  

uberaverage: cgraves67: Besides, the Steelers get away with rape, not murder.

I got here too late.


Funny, that's what police in Georgia said, too.
 
2012-11-02 11:38:29 AM  

Harv72b: slykens1: Sure, he's a meathead and a little aggressive, but I swear every time I see him locked up with an offensive lineman he's being held, usually blatantly.

There's a widely stated and rarely contested claim that offensive holding occurs on practically every play in the NFL. In fact, I'd say that learning how to get away with a few holds here & there is what separates an All Pro veteran from a 4 years & out of the league o-lineman.

/NTTARWT


Besides, no one watches football to see good defense. It's about superstar quarterbacks! I hope they make sacks a penalty.
 
2012-11-02 11:42:23 AM  
assets.nydailynews.com

What's goin' on, thread?
 
2012-11-02 11:45:41 AM  

born_yesterday: Besides, no one watches football to see good defense. It's about superstar quarterbacks! I hope they make sacks a penalty.


Let's not give Goodell any ideas, shall we?
 
2012-11-02 11:55:58 AM  

js34603: We'll have to see if Baltimore can do enough offensively to get to 10-6, because I think the Steelers top out at 9-7 unless Polamalu comes back healthy soon.


Let's look at remaining schedules:

BAL (5-2): @CLE OAK @PIT @SD PIT @WAS DEN NYG @CIN
CLE (2-6): @DAL PIT @OAK KC WAS @DEN @PIT
CIN (3-4): DEN NYG @KC OAK @SD DAL @PHL @PIT BAL
PIT (4-3): @NYG KC BAL @CLE @BAL SD @DAL CIN CLE

Baltimore has the best chance to win the division unless Pittsburgh can sweep them, imho. Even then I still think they get to 10 wins.

Cleveland is well, Cleveland.

Cincinatti is looking at three to five more losses. I think they finish behind Baltimore and Pittsburgh unless they get hot and steal a game or two.

Pittsburgh likely loses the NYG, @BAL, @DAL games. When I look at the schedule now they all look winnable but I know they can't do it. So that gets them to 10-6 also. But the defense *must* improve. Funny to say that about the #1 total defense in the league. For once, I'm not really concerned about the offense.
 
2012-11-02 12:09:52 PM  
And here I thought that was always the Lions.
 
2012-11-02 12:20:41 PM  
Make both the D and O lines wear really stiff mittens, or wrap their whole hands and fingers with many layers of tape.

I know that means they wouldn't be able to tackle as well, and not be able to recover fumbles and things, but that's not their primary job anyway, but I don't see it an an issue of both sides are similarly handicapped. I don't get why this hasn't been brought up before, since holding occurs on basically every play.
 
2012-11-02 12:22:47 PM  

grinding_journalist: Make both the D and O lines wear really stiff mittens, or wrap their whole hands and fingers with many layers of tape.

I know that means they wouldn't be able to tackle as well, and not be able to recover fumbles and things, but that's not their primary job anyway, but I don't see it an an issue of both sides are similarly handicapped. I don't get why this hasn't been brought up before, since holding occurs on basically every play.


Whoops; cut the part about it not being their primary job. Still, you're not really supposed to "grab" people anyway most of the time; don't see the issue. It'd make the game more offense-oriented too, like the league wants.
 
2012-11-02 12:26:22 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

Bold words, Giants player.
 
2012-11-02 12:32:39 PM  

js34603: We'll have to see if Baltimore can do enough offensively to get to 10-6, because I think the Steelers top out at 9-7 unless Polamalu comes back healthy soon.


I'm gonna have to begrudgingly agree with you. And that's unfortunate. After we drafted Decastro I got pretty excited about the season. When he went down and Pouncey and Polamalu continued their perpetually banged up proclivities I knew it would be a long year. Ability to stay healthy is an integral thing in the NFL these days and these guys don't seem to be able to do it anymore. But go steelers anyway.
 
2012-11-02 12:37:26 PM  

EyeballKid: This reminds me of the contest to win an interview with Ray Lewis. Do you think there are any law officials from Fulton County, GA, who would love to ask about a blood-stained white suit from January 2000 that they were never able to find?


EXACTLY! Yet he is the face of the NFL and whatever credit card he is pushing. Unreal
 
2012-11-02 01:52:39 PM  

slykens1: Cincinatti


That should really count as spelling it wrong twice.
 
2012-11-02 02:05:58 PM  

js34603: He was held on almost every play in the Seattle Super Bowl.


If you're going to troll, don't make it so obvious. Everyone knows that Superbowl was the NFL's 2006 NBA Finals

funk_soul_bubby: [assets.nydailynews.com image 575x491]

What's goin' on, thread?


And then he had another DUI after that!
 
2012-11-02 02:38:55 PM  

The Muthaship: slykens1: Cincinatti

That should really count as spelling it wrong twice.


It should. I'm embarrassed. But when mashing out words on the keyboard sometimes the letters to be doubled get mixed up. :)
 
2012-11-02 02:39:58 PM  

slykens1: The Muthaship: slykens1: Cincinatti

That should really count as spelling it wrong twice.

It should. I'm embarrassed. But when mashing out words on the keyboard sometimes the letters to be doubled get mixed up. :)


In your defense, it's a weird one.
 
2012-11-02 02:48:19 PM  
Steelers are 2-0 against the NFC so far. It's the Steelers, so they'll probably beat the Giants and Cowboys, but lose an incredibly stupid game against KC and at least one against the Browns.
 
2012-11-02 02:52:09 PM  

InfrasonicTom: Haven't the Giants played this "hey refs watch those guys" media game before? And recently?


A team from NYC filled with whiny little biatches? I'm shocked.
 
2012-11-02 02:57:13 PM  

js34603: Tuck sure likes to work the officials for calls.

Anyway if they are holding a lot, they should do it more because they still pretty much stink so bad the offense is limited to WR screens and stretch draws.

/in before rape jokes maybe


to be fair that whole franchise likes to work the officials, that's their shtick
 
2012-11-02 03:44:12 PM  

grinding_journalist: Make both the D and O lines wear really stiff mittens, or wrap their whole hands and fingers with many layers of tape.

I know that means they wouldn't be able to tackle as well, and not be able to recover fumbles and things, but that's not their primary job anyway, but I don't see it an an issue of both sides are similarly handicapped. I don't get why this hasn't been brought up before, since holding occurs on basically every play.


It hasn't been brought up because the NFL doesn't mind holding. Holding = more offense, and 300/400 yard games from rookie QBs and 5000 yards from the vets is music to the NFL's ears.
 
2012-11-02 03:51:35 PM  

JohnBigBootay: js34603: We'll have to see if Baltimore can do enough offensively to get to 10-6, because I think the Steelers top out at 9-7 unless Polamalu comes back healthy soon.

I'm gonna have to begrudgingly agree with you. And that's unfortunate. After we drafted Decastro I got pretty excited about the season. When he went down and Pouncey and Polamalu continued their perpetually banged up proclivities I knew it would be a long year. Ability to stay healthy is an integral thing in the NFL these days and these guys don't seem to be able to do it anymore. But go steelers anyway.


I am actually starting to feel a glimmer of hope for the season that I though died after the Oakland and Tennessee losses. Haley gets a lot of credit from me for changing the O to keep Ben upright behind that "offensive line".

They have also had the lead in the 4th of all their games so they are close to being pretty good. But without Polamalu the defense is average, I don't care what numbers say.
 
2012-11-02 03:55:24 PM  

WhackingDay: Steelers are 2-0 against the NFC so far. It's the Steelers, so they'll probably beat the Giants and Cowboys, but lose an incredibly stupid game against KC and at least one against the Browns.


Hahahaha, that is so very Steelers. You are probably right. :(
 
2012-11-02 03:56:10 PM  

js34603: I am actually starting to feel a glimmer of hope for the season


I too have a glimmer of hope but I expect them to be dashed Sunday. Those early season final possession losses against non-playoff teams are gonna come back to haunt the steelers. That's my fear anyway. I'll watch anyway.

/here we go...
 
2012-11-02 03:56:51 PM  

slykens1: js34603: We'll have to see if Baltimore can do enough offensively to get to 10-6, because I think the Steelers top out at 9-7 unless Polamalu comes back healthy soon.

Let's look at remaining schedules:

BAL (5-2): @CLE OAK @PIT @SD PIT @WAS DEN NYG @CIN
CLE (2-6): @DAL PIT @OAK KC WAS @DEN @PIT
CIN (3-4): DEN NYG @KC OAK @SD DAL @PHL @PIT BAL
PIT (4-3): @NYG KC BAL @CLE @BAL SD @DAL CIN CLE

Baltimore has the best chance to win the division unless Pittsburgh can sweep them, imho. Even then I still think they get to 10 wins.

Cleveland is well, Cleveland.

Cincinatti is looking at three to five more losses. I think they finish behind Baltimore and Pittsburgh unless they get hot and steal a game or two.

Pittsburgh likely loses the NYG, @BAL, @DAL games. When I look at the schedule now they all look winnable but I know they can't do it. So that gets them to 10-6 also. But the defense *must* improve. Funny to say that about the #1 total defense in the league. For once, I'm not really concerned about the offense.


I feel like they will win the home games and lose the road games which puts them at 9-7. I really think they'll lose in Cleveland this year, but if they sweep that gives them a chance to blow a home game and still get to 9 wins.

If they can pull a win this week, 10 is a possibility. I also 100% agree with you about the defense..the numbers don't really reflect how the defense has played. They blew 10 point fourth quarter leads to Tenn and Oakland including a game winning drive by freaking Hasselback.

I don't have confidence they can stop good Os when the game is on the line.
 
2012-11-02 03:58:52 PM  

Doogled: js34603: He was held on almost every play in the Seattle Super Bowl.

If you're going to troll, don't make it so obvious. Everyone knows that Superbowl was the NFL's 2006 NBA Finals

funk_soul_bubby: [assets.nydailynews.com image 575x491]

What's goin' on, thread?

And then he had another DUI after that!


Yeah they missed a lot of calls. But I'm sure you think it was a conspiracy against your team instead of bad officiating.
 
2012-11-02 04:05:33 PM  

JohnBigBootay: js34603: I am actually starting to feel a glimmer of hope for the season

I too have a glimmer of hope but I expect them to be dashed Sunday. Those early season final possession losses against non-playoff teams are gonna come back to haunt the steelers. That's my fear anyway. I'll watch anyway.

/here we go...


Well after the Oakland and Tennesee losses, with all the injuries, I had resigned myself to a rebuilding year, maybe a top 10 draft pick, and getting everyone back healthy for one last run next year.

Then they get a little streak going with a good road win against a division opponent and a good performance at home against a rugged Redskins team. So they are basically building my hopes again to either finish 8-8 and miss the playoffs and get a bad draft pick or finish like 9-7, get beat in the first round and get a really low draft pick. Either way disappointment, but they have been playing better and if Polamalu gets healthy and maybe DeCastro even comes back...

Damnit getting my hopes up.
 
2012-11-02 04:49:11 PM  

js34603: Doogled: js34603: He was held on almost every play in the Seattle Super Bowl.

If you're going to troll, don't make it so obvious. Everyone knows that Superbowl was the NFL's 2006 NBA Finals

funk_soul_bubby: [assets.nydailynews.com image 575x491]

What's goin' on, thread?

And then he had another DUI after that!

Yeah they missed a lot of calls. But I'm sure you think it was a conspiracy against your team instead of bad officiating.


Not a Seahawks fan
 
2012-11-02 05:40:02 PM  
He's full of shiat. Willie Colon, the Human Holding Machine, got flagged four times in a single game. The Steelers are a penalty factory. If they got flagged as little as the Giants they'd be undefeated.

And yet, Ben Roethlisberger STILL can't buy a roughing the passer call. He's had severely sprained ankles, broken feet, broken noses, concussions, late hits, etc., and for his trouble he got one (count 'me, one) call in three years. But hey, the Steelers get all the calls, right? If you say that you no longer have any right to speak on the subject because you know nothing about football.

Tuck can shut up and color.
 
2012-11-02 06:48:12 PM  
As a Ravens fan, I think the Steelers have a really good run down the stretch.

These are the wins I would expect:
@NYG KC BAL @CLE @BAL SD @DAL CIN CLE
Which gives them 10 wins.

For the Ravens I'm seeing:
@CLE OAK @PIT @SD PIT @WAS DEN NYG @CIN
Which gives us 9.

Our depleted secondary is going to get torched by even a mediocre QB so unless Suggs can play lights out football all season, we're in trouble. And sadly, even if he does we still might get lit up.
 
2012-11-02 06:48:57 PM  
Sorry, can't count. Steelers and Ravens both hit 9 wins... could be interesting.
 
2012-11-02 08:59:09 PM  
This just in: Gnats whine a lot, before and after the game.
 
2012-11-02 09:32:18 PM  
As a Colts fan, I'm still holding a grudge against the Steelers for the 1995 AFC championship game.

/not really
//kinda
///with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns
 
2012-11-02 09:44:45 PM  
I wish a Steeler would reply something along the lines of, "Wow, if I was a ref, I would be kind of pissed that Justin Tuck is saying I can't do my job."
 
2012-11-03 12:28:05 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: And yet, Ben Roethlisberger STILL can't buy a roughing the passer call.


c10566323.r23.cf2.rackcdn.com

Price of being strong like bull, I suppose.
 
2012-11-03 09:21:46 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He's full of shiat. Willie Colon, the Human Holding Machine, got flagged four times in a single game. The Steelers are a penalty factory. If they got flagged as little as the Giants they'd be undefeated.

And yet, Ben Roethlisberger STILL can't buy a roughing the passer call. He's had severely sprained ankles, broken feet, broken noses, concussions, late hits, etc., and for his trouble he got one (count 'me, one) call in three years. But hey, the Steelers get all the calls, right? If you say that you no longer have any right to speak on the subject because you know nothing about football.

Tuck can shut up and color.



Newsflash: Willie Colon is a well below-average lineman and DOES hold on every play. He is the worst possible example you could use in an argument about the Steelers not getting calls. If anything he should be called much more often than he is.
 
2012-11-03 10:59:40 AM  

downtownkid: Adolf Oliver Nipples: He's full of shiat. Willie Colon, the Human Holding Machine, got flagged four times in a single game. The Steelers are a penalty factory. If they got flagged as little as the Giants they'd be undefeated.

And yet, Ben Roethlisberger STILL can't buy a roughing the passer call. He's had severely sprained ankles, broken feet, broken noses, concussions, late hits, etc., and for his trouble he got one (count 'me, one) call in three years. But hey, the Steelers get all the calls, right? If you say that you no longer have any right to speak on the subject because you know nothing about football.

Tuck can shut up and color.


Newsflash: Willie Colon is a well below-average lineman and DOES hold on every play. He is the worst possible example you could use in an argument about the Steelers not getting calls. If anything he should be called much more often than he is.


Yes, he should, hence what I called him. The point is that the Steelers are not "getting away with murder", not that they should get more calls. Incidentally, did you note that since they moved him off the end and put Mike Adams there he's not drawn a flag? he's not suited to play the end of the line, it's that simple.

Ben, on the other hand, should get more calls. I do understand the difficulty, as that picture indicated, but seriously, the guy gets broken to bits every year and NONE of those hits are illegal? Tom Brady gets a call if the wind is a little too stiff.
 
Displayed 47 of 47 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report