Originally Posted by HometownGal
Steelers fans have become spoiled, plain and simple.
Well, you are correct about that. Regularly going to the playoffs, an increasingly unlikely occurrence this season, will do that to you.
In Cowher's tenure, I believe the only 2 teams that started 1-3 were the 2000 team (which actually started 0-3 and went 9-4 the rest of the way in a season that began with the failed Kent Graham experiment) and the 2002 team (which went 9-2-1 the rest of the regular season after an 0-2 start).
In both cases there was a big shake-up at QB, with Kordell replacing Graham in 2000 and Maddox replacing Kordell in game 3 of the 2002 season (with Kordell steppping in as a relief pitcher while Maddox recuperated from being paralyzed in the Titans game).
The Steelers are entering a softer part of their schedule, but with a 1-3 start they probably need to go 10-2 the rest of the way to have a realistic shot at the playoffs. Anything is possible, but with road games at Baltimore, Cincy, Atlanta, and Carolina, they have left themselves little margin for error and now are at a disadvantage on tiebreakers with 2 potential candidates for the wild card.
This team needs to throttle the Chiefs on Sunday and hopefully get some confidence back.
Talking about almost being there is nice, but blowing a lead in the second half again provides scant reason for optimism.