Re: This is a critical stretch for coach T
Steelers fans' short-term memory is quite laughable at times. 2012 is NOWHERE near comparable to 2009.
2009 was a veteran team with longtime players who collapsed down the stretch. THAT season was THE NIGHTMARE of the ages. What happened in 2009 was NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER. Troy went down and the D completely FELL TO SHIT.
2012 is a young team in transition that have lost longtime core vets, is going to lose some more vets next offseason, and missing their best player (Ben) for a good portion of the season. This team has been through so much crap this season that it's a miracle they still hold on to the final Wildcard Spot. Injuries have decimated this team, but they're still hanging in there and are still in control of their own destiny.
Let's be honest with ourselves. This isn't the same Steelers we've seen during 2004-2010. There are a lot of new young faces. No more Deshea Townsend, Hines Ward, Aaron Smith, or James Farrior. There is obviously going to be some kind of void and chemistry missing. This is a significantly younger and different Steelers team, and with youth comes mistakes. The void is something Tomlin needs to fill with his coaching.
Last edited by Edman; 12-12-2012 at 04:26 PM.