Re: Earth to Steeler Nation - we are 8-3 if Ben doesn't get hurt
We simply don't have control of this season right now, lads and gents. Earlier in the season, you could almost GUARANTEE the defense was going to get scorched in their bend but don't break defensive philosophy & blow a 4th QRT lead while the offense would be clicking in T.O.P and 3rd down conversions.
Now, it's flipped. Turnovers galore. No running game after an impressive 3 game stretch. Injuries OUT THE WHAZOO. People make me sick in blaming Tomlin about these losses. The dude has been dealing with musical chairs on this very soft football team for YEARS and STILL keeping the team contending with the yearly 3rd or 4th stringer getting playing time with each position!
Most coach's put their players in bad situations with a 100% healthy roster and would IMPLODE and CRUMBLE dealing with our injuries. Hats off to Tomlin for keeping the team in games and having guys ready to step up. You can't help the ball being put on the ground and Tomlin has had some coaching no-no's this season, but the dude is dealing with the impossible and still keeping his team in the game. That's impressive. We're LUCKY to have a coach like Tomlin!
"I believe the game is designed to reward the one's who hit the hardest. If you can't take it, you shouldn't play!" -Jack Lambert