I mean, these guys are use to beating the **** out of each other during the regular season. Ray Lewis never quits. The interesting thing to see in this game, is if they balance their hard hitting. I mean, yes we all know that they want to go full on. If they do however, it could potentially put guys out of the big game. I mean imagine that lewis goes for a hard hit and gets hurt, but the ravens wind up winning. That would be horrible for the Rats. Same goes for Polamalu. We'd be screwed.
Do you guys think that they are just going to go balls out? Or make the hard hits when its safe, but not go out of the way. Its not going to be touch football, we know that for damn sure.
Either way, I would not want to see any other teams going for it in the AFC. Good Defense always wins football games. There are two prime examples. Hell, I might as well consider this the SuperBowl.
As for head hunting, I'd hate to see it, but its only fair. Ward is known for laying out people. He's been laid out a few times, but the smile always puts the fear away from him and back into the defender. Hines was not too much of a key player against the chargers. He caught some balls, but he was pretty much shut down for the night. It would be interesting to use him as a sleeper, and not pass him the ball and keep him fresh for half the night, then during the second half just bomb it to him or Holmes.
Heith is going to get back into the game a little more. Expect more short passes to him. I would expect a few trick plays from the Stillers as well, and of course we are going to be trying to ride out the momentum of Willie parker and give him the ball a lot more to make plays.
I am afraid though that Ray Lewis and the rest of the defense is going to **** down our run game, and I expect the same from the steelers. Its going to be a back and forth 'slober knocker' that will show who the better QB will be, and who's offensive line is going to show up.
The Stillers are notorious for collapsing and letting the defenders to Ben, I just hope they can stand up to the Rats as they did the Chargers. But, when you face one of the most highly regarded defenses that have proved themselves, I am going to expect about 3-4 sacks on Ben.
God I'm so excited, I want Sunday tomorrow.