Re: What is Pittsburgh's Problem???
posted at 12/7/2009 7:37 PM EST
In Response to What is Pittsburgh's Problem???
[QUOTE]Seriously, they lose one player and they go from champion to also ran? I am honestly confused as to why they have taken a step back. They returned almost all their starters, and are losing to teams like KC and Oakland? Huh? I, of course, am glad. If they won another Super Bowl, they would be tied with the Pats and there would be co-teams of the decade (an empty title, but whatever). So at this point, the Steelers, unless they get it together, will remain the late-90's Broncos to our early-90's Cowboys. In any event, maybe we should have a joint Steeler-Patriot fan therapy session.
Posted by Caesar1177[/QUOTE]
As Jbolt has said on this site, 'Their Cornerbacks are soft!" I've been saying for years now that the Steelers Pass Defense is suspect. If you look back over the decade, the Steelers have not been a team that routinely beat teams by alot of points. They've won alot of close games. This year they are losing all the close games. With no disrespect to the Chiefs or the Raiders, the Steelers should win against both of these teams, even without Polamalu. You are what your record says you are, and at 6-6, the Steelers are a mediocre team. Since the playoffs are now out of the picture, I'm looking forward to see how they respond. I'm not a bandwagon-jumper, so I'll continue to watch them as long as the effort is there. But I'm also a big fan of the NFL as a whole, so it will still be exciting to see how the season plays out for all the top teams. I know how hard it must be for you as A Patriot fan to be at 7-5, because I think alot of people, myself included, thought with the return of Tom Brady that the Patriots would be as good or allmost as good as they were two years ago. Especially after the way the team battled last year, without Brady & alot of other key injuries. The Patriots still have a one game lead , and I just think they will make a run at the end of the season.
Even though Cincinnati beat us twice, I like their coach, and after all he's been thru since Palmer got hurt against the Steelers in the 2005 playoffs, I wouldn't mind seeing them do well the rest of the year. The Chargers, and especially Phil Rivers, may be a team to look out for. And of course, as long as Peyton Manning doesn't get injured, the Colts are going to be tough.