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Old 09-30-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Are we DUE for a down year?

I have noticed a trend with the Steelers in this decade. If the trend continues, we should have a losing season this year, only to have two more good seasons.

Check out this trend.

2001 and 2, winning records, AFCC champions.

2003, losing season

2004-5, Winning records AFCN Champions/SB champions (not AFCN second year).

2006, losing season

2007-8, winning records, AFCN champions/SB champions.

2009 . . . ??
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Now, it could be argued that 1998-2000 the impact of FA and salary capping as it now stands.

That would mean that, as it settled out, the Steelers run a cycle under the salary cap of 2 on, 1 off.

Hey, I am ALL FOR breaking that cycle this year! Both games were lost in the last minute. It is a LOOONG way away from 2003 and 2006. I just found it all interesting.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Are we DUE for a down year?

Tomlin don't believe in that hocus pocus.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: Are we DUE for a down year?

I like to see the glass half full so I want to specify that in 2006 we finished even at 8-8 not a losing season
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Are we DUE for a down year?

No. By the time the "Bye" hits, we will be 5-2 and on our way.

The 49'ers went 17 years without a down year. I don't think you are ever due one.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:20 PM   #5
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The Steelers went from 1972-84 without ever going below 8-8.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:24 PM   #6
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No team is due for a loss in any season. The players and team just need to not get laid back, relaxed and halfass a season just because they won the super bowl or got deep in the playoffs. Show heart every season!
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:28 PM   #7
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thats a horroble trend that must come to an end. tomlin is 0-2 in 0-2 in 4:15 games this year.

- can no lose any more games!
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:11 PM   #8
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An interesting analysis and due to the structure of the league there is cycle to winning. Still I would have never expected this year to be a down year.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:25 PM   #9
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Default Re: Are we DUE for a down year?

I asked this same question a while ago.

No team is "due" a down year, no team is "due" a winning season. You either win or you lose. Just because you win a Super Bowl it doesn't give you an excuse to just lay back the next season. That's just pointless. That's why they play the games.

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2004 Patriots* (14-2, Won Super Bowl XXXIX)
2005 Patriots (10-6, went to AFC Divisional Playoffs)
2007 Colts (12-4, went to AFC Divisional Playoffs
2008 Giants (12-4, went to NFC Divisional Playoffs)

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I asked this same question a while ago.

No team is "due" a down year, no team is "due" a winning season. You either win or you lose. Just because you win a Super Bowl it doesn't give you an excuse to just lay back the next season. That's just pointless. That's why they play the games.

See:

2004 Patriots* (14-2, Won Super Bowl XXXIX)
2005 Patriots (10-6, went to AFC Divisional Playoffs)
2007 Colts (12-4, went to AFC Divisional Playoffs
2008 Giants (12-4, went to NFC Divisional Playoffs)
No one said its an "excuse".

What I am pointing out, is a cycle that the STEELERS have seemed to run on. I really don't care what other teams have done, as their ownership does things a different way.

Is it just happenstance that the Steelers go 2 and 1, 2 and 1, 2 and then this year? maybe so. Maybe those are the only two games we lose all year. I sure hope so myself.

But it has nothing to do with other teams.
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