Number one thing on my list. Talking heads. I get tired of hearing every week about how the Steeler's running game will be hurt by Parker not playing. I hear it on ESPN, I hear it on NFL Network, I read it in articles. These guys need to do their homework. Moore is filling in just fine for Parker. In fact, Moore's having a better season than Parker. This could only be because of the rash of injuries Parker has sustained, but it is what it is. There has been no dropoff from Parker to Moore. In fact, in case these "experts" didn't notice, the running game got going last week when Parker went out and Moore came in....And while I'm on the subject, has anybody else noticed that Parker doesn't follow his blockers? It seems like he's always looking for that cut-back. Put some faith in your blockers and run in behind the FB, ok?
Number two thing on my list. Refs. I'm probably going to sound like a Seahawks fan here, but the penalites against the Steelers have been insane! They're so nitpicky, and the commentators are always quick to jump on the ref's side now-a-days, that the average fan who doesn't know the rules will take them at there word that it was a good call. The holding calls have been iffy, they call fouls on the Steelers while missing fouls by the other team...case in point. A foul for blocking out of bounds last week or the week before. Maybe that did accure, but the ref standing on the sidelines completely missed a Steeler being dragged down by his facemask. At the very least, they should have been off-setting. Rekick. I know "picking" in the NFL is illegal, but the WR has every right to run his route. Was Washington supposed to run around the defender?? Its not like he stopped and got in the way. He was running his route. Iffy call.
Number three on my list. Insomnia. 11:30 at night...have to get up by 6am for work...And I'm not even sleepy...or even tired at all. I know if I go to bed, i'll just end up laying there. I know once I finally get tired and I start to drift off, my son (who's not feeling good) will wake up. And I know I'll have to be the one to get up because my wife (who is also not feeling good) has to work in the morning as well.