I voiced that I was rooting for Tebow to prove all the doubters wrong all season as I do with most rookies who come in to the league with questions about them being able to play in the NFL. When guys like Luck come in with all these high expectations....I don't really root for. I laughed and called both botch kicks. I wouldn't have mentioned this of course if either would have been in. In either case, all great things must come to an end.
It has come down to this....the AFC West champion in the San Diego Chargers led by their elite qb Philip Rivers.
^I hate typos....let me try again. It has come down to this........the AFC West champion in the Denver Broncos led by Tim Tebow will matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers led by their elite qb Ben Roethlisberger.
I've heard several statements about Mendenhall's injury and how the Steelers won't be able to play well without him. For the idiots believing that garbage who watch TV to figure out who to pick for the pro bowl, who is the elite qbs, who is the best teams, and so on. Thank goodness, I'm here to share my wisdom with all of you because most of you would be brainwashed into believing nonsense. Nonsense like Haynesworth/Ocho Cinco were great acquistions for the Pats during the offseason, believing that the Steelers would not make the playoffs after a quarter of the season has been played, and I could go on. He isn't top 20 in any category and somehow he is the reason Steelers can't make a playoff run in the playoffs? Really? I'm sure those 60 yards per game will be missed....not!! Redman rushed for like 97 yards vs the Browns after he went down. 2 count'em 2 100 yard rushing games for Mendenhall this year. Jonathon Dwyer who has had like 20-30 rush attempts this year has 1 and he is on the Steelers as well. For anyone to believe Mendenhall's performance have played a huge factor in Steelers offense this year hasn't watched many games at all. Ben and the passing game has carried the offense all year long. Mendenhall has done jack besides run TDs in after the passing game takes them down in the redzone. At times, ground game couldn't even get it in vs the Browns defensive line. By the way, Browns are one of the worst at stopping the run. Here are some stats for you:
The Steelers placed starting running back Rashard Mendenhall on injured reserve this week after he tore his ACL. Statistics say Pittsburgh's running game will be more explosive without him. Since the start of 2010, Mendenhall averaged 3.9 yards per carry, the fifth worst among the 28 players with at least 300 rushes in the past two seasons (according to ESPN S&I). Isaac Redman, who is expected to replace Mendenhall, is averaging 4.5 yards per carry over that span. Mendenhall also had the second fewest yards after contact (1.6 per carry) among running backs with at least 200 carries. The rest of the Steelers averaged 2.6 yards after contact.
I have no doubt in the Steelers defense vs the Broncos this week. My one concern if I had one would be Tebow can run the football. Seneca Wallace did good when his receivers weren't open and was able to create big yardage on the ground because of it. That is virtually the only concern is that Tebow can make plays with his feet. Surprised??Don't be.......STAY JEALOUS!!