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Old 10-14-2012, 01:17 PM   #61
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So other than consistently bad play and bad decisions, we're fine? And you're only pointing to game changing plays we can't make. Feel free to list out all of that stiff Hasslebeck's easy completions, or the struggling Chris Johnson's gashes of our defense on a routine basis.

A good team blows out Tennessee, it doesn't need to "find a way to win" against what everyone thought was the worst team in football.

I agree. Most of it isn't actually "over-reaction". The fact is, unfortunately, alot of it is absolutely true.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:19 PM   #62
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If those plays are made. It just may be a blowout or a 2 td win.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #63
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I still see us going 10-6 and making a deep run in the playoffs maybe superbowl, just look at the last two super bowl winners.
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I still see us going 10-6 and making a deep run in the playoffs maybe superbowl, just look at the last two super bowl winners.
I agree - finally someone positive on here - Look, we played some bad games to start the year - we all know every team gets UP to play the Steelers - Players need to have short memories, and we do too - Until we're officially eliminated, I'm planning on watching our boys play until late January- Early February!

HERE WE GO STEELERS!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:46 PM   #66
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Steelers are remaining optimistic despite 2-3 start to NFL season

By Alan Robinson
Published: Sunday, October 14, 2012



The Steelers’ 2-3 record is not unprecedented, nor has the team never rebounded from such a start. The Steelers have been 2-3 or worse 13 times since the 1970 NFL merger. Their five-game results and final record during those seasons:

Year Start Finish

2006 2-3 8-8

2003 2-3 6-10

2002 2-3 10-5-1*

2000 2-3 9-7

1999 2-3 6-10

1990 2-3 9-7

1989 2-3 9-7*

1988 1-4 5-11

1986 1-4 6-10

1985 2-3 7-9

1976 1-4 10-4*

1971 2-3 6-8

1970 2-3 5-9

*Made playoffs

Maybe the Steelers will look back on this stretch in December, as Larry Foote suggests, and say it prevented them only from having a great season.

Or maybe they will remember this as the time their season got away.

The Steelers (2-3) already have reached a crisis level. Keep this up, and they might be doomed to the worst Steelers season since the 2003 team went 6-10. Even if they get it fixed, there is plenty of catching up to do.

There were two can’t-lose games in the front half of their schedule: against the statistically terrible Titans and the bad-all-around Raiders. The Steelers gave up late leads and lost on final-play field goals, including their 26-23 loss Thursday at Tennessee.

“We’ve dug deeper since I’ve been here,” left tackle Max Starks said. “I’m not worried. I’m not discouraged. If this is the worst that can happen, we’ll be all right.”

Still, this team is one loss away from matching the regular-season total of each of their past two teams, which went 12-4.

What must be most troubling is there isn’t an easy fix, not with major issues on both sides of the ball.

Offensively, they can’t run — a running back has yet to gain 70 yards in a game — or put away games in the fourth quarter, during which they’ve been outscored, 47-29. Their 3-yards-per-carry average is the NFL’s second lowest.

And whether their games involve regular officials or replacements, it doesn’t matter; flags are flying with such regularity that the Steelers are the NFL’s most-penalized team (79.5 yards per game). A season ago, they were 14th in penalties.

Defensively, they can’t get off the field, as opponents are converting on nearly half of all third downs (29 of 59); only the Raiders are worse. They’re also near the bottom with only two interceptions.

“We’ve got to be more efficient in different areas,” left guard Willie Colon said. “The main thing is we’ve got to stay together as a team. We can’t point fingers. We can’t get into who’s at fault. We’ve got to flat-out do better. Somehow, somewhere, we’ve got to pick it up.”

The supposed easy stretch of the schedule is over. The Steelers travel to Cincinnati on Sunday night, then play the Redskins at home and the Super Bowl champion Giants on the road. Their four games after that include two against the AFC North-leading Ravens (5-1).

Then there’s this: The Steelers since 1970 have reached the playoffs only three times after having a losing record at this stage of the season (2002, 1989 and 1976).

“One of the biggest things is that time is still on our side,” Starks said. “But we’ve got to be vigilant. We can’t be careless with that time.”

Foote has been through numerous crisis levels during his 10 seasons in Pittsburgh.

“I’ve seen this pop up before late in the season, but this is uncharted waters at the start of a season,” Foote said. “I’ve never been here before. That’s why this game is so great, so emotional, why we respect it so much, because it is a challenge.

“Now we’ve got to take it head on. We got to own it, and we have to take responsibility. And the next game we’ve got to go win.”

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I remember, in 1989, five teams had to lose on the final day (or several teams over the final two week)... and they did. It was like a 5% chance... but, it worked out.

In 2009, I think that only one other team had to lose, but didn't.

As in: some years, LUCK gets you into the play-offs. And, I'm feeling lucky.
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