The Pittsburgh Steelers Team Awards
This article will be for team awards. In my opinion at least. I chose this photo for the front because it just "screams" the truth.
Have a laugh. I put William Gay up here for his deplorable play which I will get to later. I will be awarding the Steelers team awards, at least from my point of view that is.
I will even be welcoming Ravens and Bengal fans to read the slideshow! Hopefully we can have three AFC North teams in the playoffs in the upcoming season.
Hopefully everyone agrees, and if you have any feedback for me let me know in the comments. While you're at it, let me know how much you love Mike Tomlin!
If I am not mistaken that is a celebratory jump rather than him attacking his line for being sacked again.
The reason I chose Roethlisberger for THE team MVP is that he is the reason we won the games we did win. He set team records in almost every category for the Steelers.
He had 4,300 yards and helped his receivers reach career highs in catches and yards(Holmes, Miller) and he also gave my favorite player Ward his second consecutive 1,000 season.
While I do think it would have been nice for him to be in the Pro Bowl, Schaub should've been the first guy they called when looking for a Brady replacement.
Least Valuable Player
Welcome to free agency Mr. William Gay!
You are clearly the weakest link in our roster, and must be lost. I am sorry to be so harsh but you blew SO MANY big plays!
Have a look see at this photo. Know what's missing? If you guessed seven points you'd be wrong. This was one of many touchdowns he allowed over the season. He clearly couldn't replace McFadden.
He has no positives, he can't blitz, cover man, or cover zone! He must be replaced! The Steelers should replace him with a good corner like Leigh Bodden, Richard Marshall, or maybe Carlos Rogers if any of them are available.
That is a perfect picture to signify his future superstar capabilities. The dude right next to these words ran for more than 1,100 yards in 12 games.
He could've been the number two rusher in the NFL if he started all of the games. The reason Big Ben didn't win this one is because he did all of that with his fantastic receivers (Ward, 'Tone, Wally, "Heath" Earl Miller). Mendenhall did all of these things DESPITE his surroundings. if we had a more consistent lin, he would've maintained that 5.5 YPC!
Offensive Liability Supect No. 1
Oh he got crunched! As did the Cardinal, but you get the point.
He had a bright future coming out of college but his suspect hands are a massive concern. I believe his time is over. He is so far a bust. I hate his play so much that I can't even think straight. He blew a TD catch in a Cincy game that literally would've put us in the playoffs. Instead he chose to drop it, leading to a loss by three in overtime.
Basically, when he plays all I can say is AAAAARRGH!!!
Rookie of the Year
Can anyone seriously say I am wrong?
I am amazed by this kid, and he has a great future ahead of him.
He has a rare combination of speed, hands, and enough strength to break tackles. Did anyone not see how amazing that catch was in the Packers game? He has it in his hands. He just needs to walk it in for this past drat to be a touchdown. I know that was cheesy, but I had to do it.
Defensive Player of the Year
Yeah, that's how he rolls...he had 13.5 sacks, almost all of which were in the last eight games. If he would've been like that all season, he would've broken Strahan's record.
Yeah, I said it! He is also one of those players that you need to respect with double teams. He even breaks through those. He can't seem to stop making big plays when they count, and did you see that touchdown against the Vikings? He broke two tackles on that play.
Defensive Liability of the Year
I can't really pick one player, but the main focus is our defensive back-ups. I can't tell you how much I wish we could've simply moved Ryan Clark to SS and Carter to FS. Mainly because Carter is a much better free safety rather than strong safety.
They aren't the only ones who failed. When Aaron Smith went down, no one knew the void he would leave. The only backup who did anything legitimate was Ziggy Hood. I shutter to think what would happen if we lost Harrison or Woodley.
Special Teams Player of the Year
I couldn't find any pictures of Stephan Logan using this picture system. He should be the consensus choice for special teams. He set a Steelers record for kick return yards, and while he didn't do too well in punts he had the second best return yards per kick in Steelers history.
I can only see him getting better. Now, to talk about something somewhat interesting. The only player on special teams who could stop a punt returner was Sepulveda. I wish he was on kicks.
He is an ex-linebacker and if you google some of the hits he made in college, you'd be amazed. Steelers! Put him on kick returns, he won't shy away from Joshua Cribbs for two touchdowns!
Coach of the Year
Those are superb eyebrows! Most people would assume that Tomlin would win. I mean he is the head coach after all. In this case, they would be right.
He has just been so helpful for the team. He is a player's coach, and he is a great motivator. He doesn't crack under pressure, and he never freaks out. He is by far the calmest coach I see in the NFL today. He has the same Attitude after a loss that he has after a win "We've gotten through this week, now we have to focus on the Ravens." He is a perfect coach for the Steelers, and I hope to see him on our sideline for the next 20 years.
Coaching Liability of the Year
I have recently been swayed into disliking Bruce Arians. Before, I had the thinking of "well he had a 4,000 yards passer and thousand yard receivers and a rusher" so he must be a success.
I realized in someone else's article that it is quite different. He is extremely predictable, and awful in third down situations. He never uses trick plays. We even have people who would be perfect for them, such as Mike Wallace. We could use him in plays like the reverse because of his speed. The last trick play I remember him doing with success was the Mewelde Moore touchdown against the Chargers. That Santonio Holmes pass was just plain sad! He is a true receiver, he can't do the quarterback thing. He also never uses his fullback for anything besides blocking. Anyone who disagrees with my new found thoughts should tell me in the comments section.
Thank you for making it this far! I appreciate the reads, and I wish to thank everyone who commented and read my last article.
Thanks a bunch,