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The_Joker
12-17-2012, 05:04 AM
Why? Because it felt that one good team simply beat another.

Stupid mistakes? Geez, the Cowboys sure played perfect themselves. They woulda been up 10-0 if it wasn't for Harrisons forced fumble.

No shame in losing by 3 in OT to a solid team on the road. This wasn't NEARLY as bad as the Browns or Chargers game.

If we had won, we still would have to have beaten Cincy. Now instead of beating the Cowboys as the other game to get in, it's the Browns in Pitt.

Big deal. This team can and, mark my words, will continue on into the playoffs as usual.

I'll gladly accept any bets otherwise.

Rick5895
12-17-2012, 06:18 AM
Why? Because it felt that one good team simply beat another.

Stupid mistakes? Geez, the Cowboys sure played perfect themselves. They woulda been up 10-0 if it wasn't for Harrisons forced fumble.

No shame in losing by 3 in OT to a solid team on the road. This wasn't NEARLY as bad as the Browns or Chargers game.

If we had won, we still would have to have beaten Cincy. Now instead of beating the Cowboys as the other game to get in, it's the Browns in Pitt.

Big deal. This team can and, mark my words, will continue on into the playoffs as usual.

I'll gladly accept any bets otherwise.

I'm a pretty positive guy about the Steelers, some may say with rose colored glasses, LOL. But unless the mental mistakes and turnovers stop we won't win both of the next two games. With our secondary as depleted as it is right now , we will be in trouble vs Cinci.
This team hasn't showed me the intensity I had hoped for the last 2 games and it cost us the division title.

steelfury02
12-17-2012, 06:35 AM
I'm a pretty positive guy about the Steelers, some may say with rose colored glasses, LOL. But unless the mental mistakes and turnovers stop we won't win both of the next two games. With our secondary as depleted as it is right now , we will be in trouble vs Cinci.
This team hasn't showed me the intensity I had hoped for the last 2 games and it cost us the division title.

Yea, and as everyone knows me as one of the pessimists - I even thought that the focus on fundamentals - fumbling on offense and tackling (backup CBs) would have been a lot better. I agree with OP - this loss stung less - but, still not what I want to see from a supposed playoff team. Cincy will give us fits, win or lose. And I believe Cleveland will do the same. Just no discipline and no signs of putting anything consistent together - hence the record. Sure, we can still get in - but we can't beat the bottom of the barrel or the middle of the packs - let alone the elite offenses and defenses (Texans, Pats, Broncos)

SteeleReign
12-17-2012, 06:50 AM
Why? Because it felt that one good team simply beat another.

Stupid mistakes? Geez, the Cowboys sure played perfect themselves. They woulda been up 10-0 if it wasn't for Harrisons forced fumble.

No shame in losing by 3 in OT to a solid team on the road. This wasn't NEARLY as bad as the Browns or Chargers game.

If we had won, we still would have to have beaten Cincy. Now instead of beating the Cowboys as the other game to get in, it's the Browns in Pitt.

Big deal. This team can and, mark my words, will continue on into the playoffs as usual.

I'll gladly accept any bets otherwise.

Big deal? The issue isn't THAT we lost. It's HOW we lost. And, it's not that we lost THIS time like that, it's that we've lost NUMEROUS times like that this season.

I'm going to "mark your words" and believe me, I'd be more than happy to admit that you're right. But, there's no evidence that this team is prepared to win next Sunday or the following.

Again, hope I'm wrong.

maddog78
12-17-2012, 07:06 AM
There were no good teams on the field yesterday. Just two average ones.

SteelCityMom
12-17-2012, 07:29 AM
The ones that should have been won always sting the most for me. I could let the Chargers game go because it was obvious they were the better team and wanted it more that day. It was still depressing, but it was a clear loss.

I HATE (with a passion) losing close games and OT games. They just piss me off more lol.

btaylor179
12-17-2012, 07:37 AM
even if we make playoffs i doubt we can beat anyone

RowHH
12-17-2012, 09:57 PM
even if we make playoffs i doubt we can beat anyone

We could beat the Rats again, and probably Indy. Not the Pats or Broncos. Maybe the Texans -- they're an excellent team but they may pucker up as the favorite, and/or they may be rusty.

Steelerfreak58
12-17-2012, 10:53 PM
This years team is just not that good. If it by some chance squeaks into the playoffs I wouldn't expect them to win anything. Can't win them every year and this was a punishing year starting out of the gate.

austinfrench76
12-18-2012, 03:15 PM
Not me...STILL!!!!

SteelersCanada
12-18-2012, 03:35 PM
There were no good teams on the field yesterday. Just two average ones.

Yep, largely the same team that went 24 - 8 is average. Give me a break.

This team isn't average, but we've been ravaged by injuries. Before you say "SO HAVE THE COWBOYS AND RAVENS", stop. They haven't even been close to the extent of our injuries so that argument is ridiculous. Sure, they've lost starters but in the case of the Cowboys - that defense is largely average players. Losing them isn't comparable to losing someone like Troy, Ike or Woodley.

The amount of Pro Bowl guys we've lost is beyond ridiculous and the way they've been injured is almost just as ridiculous. The shitty luck we hit every 3 years is almost like Whisenhunt cursed us with some kind of voodoo for not hiring him. This season has been marred and run off course by these injuries and the fact that we're 7 - 7 shouldn't really surprise anyone. I want someone to show me a team that loses half of it's Pro Bowl defensive roster and franchise quarterback that still controls it's own destiny for making the playoffs. I'll wait, I really will.

People need to realize that when we were 6 - 3, we were one of the best - if not the best - team in football at that time. Let's call her a mulligan, draft well and win a title next year.

fer522
12-23-2012, 04:26 PM
Why? Because it felt that one good team simply beat another.

Stupid mistakes? Geez, the Cowboys sure played perfect themselves. They woulda been up 10-0 if it wasn't for Harrisons forced fumble.

No shame in losing by 3 in OT to a solid team on the road. This wasn't NEARLY as bad as the Browns or Chargers game.

If we had won, we still would have to have beaten Cincy. Now instead of beating the Cowboys as the other game to get in, it's the Browns in Pitt.

Big deal. This team can and, mark my words, will continue on into the playoffs as usual.

I'll gladly accept any bets otherwise.

Dude you're a JOKE!!!!!

FrancoLambert
12-23-2012, 04:28 PM
Quackjack's got a pair of really good Black and Gold goggles.

steve314
12-23-2012, 04:31 PM
Quackjack's got a pair of really good Black and Gold goggles.

What do you mean? Through my special B&G goggles, I see the Steelers beating the Browns next week and getting in to the playoffs, and then going on a run to the Super Bowl! I just know they'll do it somehow. I believe! Anyone who does not is just a Negative Nancy and not a real fan!

fer522
12-23-2012, 05:13 PM
What do you mean? Through my special B&G goggles, I see the Steelers beating the Browns next week and getting in to the playoffs, and then going on a run to the Super Bowl! I just know they'll do it somehow. I believe! Anyone who does not is just a Negative Nancy and not a real fan!

Dude they are OUT of the playoffs!!!!!

CTSxViper
12-23-2012, 05:15 PM
Steelers season is over... Check your stats

casteeler
12-23-2012, 05:30 PM
Unreal.Someone run into the Steelers locker room and tell 'em they still have a chance

tanda10506
12-23-2012, 05:31 PM
Yep, largely the same team that went 24 - 8 is average. Give me a break.

This team isn't average, but we've been ravaged by injuries. Before you say "SO HAVE THE COWBOYS AND RAVENS", stop. They haven't even been close to the extent of our injuries so that argument is ridiculous. Sure, they've lost starters but in the case of the Cowboys - that defense is largely average players. Losing them isn't comparable to losing someone like Troy, Ike or Woodley.

The amount of Pro Bowl guys we've lost is beyond ridiculous and the way they've been injured is almost just as ridiculous. The shitty luck we hit every 3 years is almost like Whisenhunt cursed us with some kind of voodoo for not hiring him. This season has been marred and run off course by these injuries and the fact that we're 7 - 7 shouldn't really surprise anyone. I want someone to show me a team that loses half of it's Pro Bowl defensive roster and franchise quarterback that still controls it's own destiny for making the playoffs. I'll wait, I really will.

People need to realize that when we were 6 - 3, we were one of the best - if not the best - team in football at that time. Let's call her a mulligan, draft well and win a title next year.

The Ravens have been just as injured or more, what the hell are you talking about? LeDarius Webb and Lewis out for the season, Ngata with a lingering injury, Suggs missing the first half and playing with one arm in the second, a bunch of O line injuries, yes they are just as injured or worse then we are.

As for the topic, it did sting less for me because I haven't been expecting us to win since losing to SD. That was a blemish on this organization. We had a chance to come out and win 4 games against teams that we were better then and our players came out like lazy asses after beating Baltimore. That could have been a huge turning point for the team, getting that big win with Batch, but instead they came out like it didn't matter. The 05 team came out after a big win and played with just as much intensity the next game, winning 8 in a row. When this team came out looking like they didn't give a damn I lost confidence in them, well that mixed with losses to Tennessee, Oakland, and Cleveland. It didn't matter either way, we weren't going to go beat Denver/Houston/NE or any combination of playoff teams like that in their house, we can't even win in ours against scrubs.

Fire Arians
12-23-2012, 07:17 PM
Dude they are OUT of the playoffs!!!!!

i think he was being sarcastic :chuckle: