What is wrong with the Steelers? Is it that Troy Polamalu and Aaron Smith are not playing? Is the Offensive Coordinator calling the wrong plays? The poor play of the offensive line? Maybe the pathetic play of the “special” teams or the defensive backs? Surely it is because Ben holds the ball too long. Just what is the problem? The easy excuse is the injuries, but that is just a cover for the real, more serious problem – this team has morphed from a bunch of fighters – a band of brothers determined to find a way to win all the way to a Super Bowl victory – to a bunch of apathetic losers who really don’t seem to give a damn. Sure, there are individuals who have the fire in their hearts and the desire to win – Ben Roethlisberger, James Harrison, Hines Ward, Rashard Mendenhall, David Woodley to name a few – but others are doing a poor impersonation of real NFL players. What a let down for the organization and their teammates, and a slap in the face to the Steelers Nation! Is this an overreaction? No freakin way! Not after 5 losses in a row to the dregs of the league. This is serious business! The Browns couldn’t beat you and your little sister in a pick up game in you back yard, but they looked like a dominant team against this bunch of losers! The Steelers fan base is the most loyal and passionate in the world. They expect, and deserve, to have the players best effort at all times. What we are seeing now is totally unacceptable!
A lot is wrong with this team from a personell and coaching standpoint, but those things can be fixed through healing, drafting, firings, and free agency. The bigger worry is the lack of character. Can it be restored? Can they regain the desire to win? Lets hope so, or it is going to be a long decade. Mr. Tomlin – get control of this team! You talked about “unleashing hell” and didn’t. You talked about making roster changes and didn’t. Words are empty now, actions are required. It’s time to start kicking butt and taking control of this team. The Steelers Nation deserves it, the Rooney’s deserve it, and the proud legacy of Steelers of the past demands it!
Sorry for the commentary, but I am pissed off, and you should be too. I love these guys and will die a Steelers fan, but I call em like I see em. Jeff.