Originally Posted by Suitanim
If the playoffs started today, the Steelers would be where they deserve to be: At home eating pizza, drinking beer and watching the playoff games along with the rest of us. Should we have 2 more wins? Yes. Why don't we? Because we had an injury at QB and had to play Tommy Maddox...and it's ultimately the Steelers fault for keeping a washed up has-been noodle-armed QB on the team, let alone #2 on the depth chart.
If we win out, go 11-5 and make the playoffs, we'll deserve to be there, but we don't right now.
I heartily concur. Ed.B. of the P-G blames 2 of the losses on the coaching. I assume he means not using Bettis in OT in the Jax loss and the f****d up game plan in the Baltimore loss. In other words, Maddox is awful but the coaches should have known that and adjusted accordingly. Agree or disagree?
After the Baltimore game all the other flaws in this team were more obvious. Since this franchise should aspire to the Super Bowl, not simply the playoffs, not making the playoffs would at least avoid this year being a repeat of 2002 and 2006 being a repeat of 2003 if management remains in denial regarding this team's flaws.