Re: 10 years ago: The 1997 Steelers
The Steelers lost so many players to free agency during the last half of the 90's, it finally caught up with them those 3 years they didn't make the playoffs. I do not think it was so much decisions although those decisions were magnified a little more because of the losing. But losing that much talent finally overwhelmed the team and having a couple of bad draft picks made it look worse. Whats funny is, even with those 3 years of not making the playoffs, Steelers still have the best record in football since 1992. I just wish we could have had Neil get one more drive in him in SB XXX. That would have been a perfect tenure for Cowher had that happened....