Originally Posted by GoFor7
Quite a contrast from what Artie said last week and what Colbert said today. Artie tried to sugar coat a lot of things, Colbert was blunt and to the point: 8-8. A lot of things about this Steelers team sucked and he acknowledged it. Artie tried to convince the media the Steelers are up there with the other playoff teams while Colbert bluntly put it that the Steelers aren't anywhere near that good.
Memo to Artie: Let Kevin Colbert handle football operations as you aren't very good at it.
I feel that both were correct.
This team was 6-3 and arguably one of the best in the league (many sources had them as the top team in their power-rankings...not that power-ranking mean much), and Las Vegas had them as the third or fourth best odds to win it all.
And then... injuries
Furthermore, this team is young at several key positions: WR, CB, ILB, DE, O-line.
, there is also dead weight and/or a need for change (or cuts or whatever).