Originally Posted by sexyllama
When you are on the bubble at 7-5 this should have been our Super Bowl too.
The Steelers are an up and down team and will probably finish out the season that way (and if we make it the playoffs we'll probably see the same sloppy inconsistent play)
Hopefully, they go on a run like we did previously, GB did, and Giants did. We'll see
I'm not holding my breath though Tomlin's preparation and intensity has been all over the board.
I hear ya llama. The team figured that since Ben was back and SD was 4-8 with a lame duck coach, all they had to do was show up at Heinz Field and collect their win and THAT is on Tomlin.
The team had no focus. The team had no urgency until late in the game. The team just figured they had this in the bag. SD came out focused with a chip on its shoulder.
When the Steelers play say the Giants on the road, they know they have to focus and be sharp. When they play a wounded team like SD in PIT, they just think they are entitled to the win and it bit them in the arse today.