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Old 12-06-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default What Was Once A Promising Season...

......has come crashing down.

For a team that came into the season not only as defending champs, but defending champs who won despite having the toughest schedule in generations....

a team that lost only a handfuls of starters on both sides and seemingly replaced them with equal or better players, or players who at least showed promise (Foote replaced by Timmons, McFadden by Gay, Stapleton by Essex).....

a team that came in with a regular season schedule that at the very least would give them a pretty easy road to the division crown ....

a team that early in the season beat the seemingly toughest opponents on the schedule (Tennessee, San Diego, Minnesota) and played lights out against a surprising Denver team.....

a team who could always count on it's defense to bail out an underperforming offense.....

I would have to say that this has been one of the most disappointing seasons ever.

There has not been a game where all 3 phases have performed well. Our usually stout D has given up too many late game points. Our ST's may not rank near the top, but at least they usually don't give up big plays. Our offense has suffered from poor 3rd down play and red zone failures all year long.

I'll still wave my Terrible Towel. I'll still watch the games. I'll still wear my jerseys. But I cannot help but feel the 2009 Steelers have let Steeler Nation down.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: What Was Once A Promising Season...

The loss of Aaron Smith and Troy is just too much for this once unstoppable defense. Other teams lose players to injury and go sign rent-a-players.

There's no such thing as a rent-a-Troy.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:50 PM   #3
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The injury bug has struck with a vengeance.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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Bens agent needs to ensure that no one from EA sports calls about a Madden cover photo ever.........NO STEELER player for that matter.

HTF does Larry Fitz escape the curse ? Explain that ish to me.
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The loss of Aaron Smith and Troy is just too much for this once unstoppable defense. Other teams lose players to injury and go sign rent-a-players.

There's no such thing as a rent-a-Troy.
Not sure which hurt worse, remember this exact thing happened the last time Smith went down. Both together was a definite killer.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:00 PM   #6
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Maybe Tomlin overemphacized that it was a new team and season.

The scary part is Ward will probably come back for one more season barring injury, then he is due for retirement. Our defense got old in one season.

Could take two seasons to come back from a disappointment like this.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:04 PM   #7
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Default Re: What Was Once A Promising Season...

Did you see the way the Raider's were moving the ball against the defense ?? ... Just a pitiful ending....
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Did you see the way the Raider's were moving the ball against the defense ?? ... Just a pitiful ending....
Aaron Smith in the front and Troy in the secondary. There ya go.
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The o-line played with no heart in the redzone.........They need some fire and No mountain climb with out showing heart and looks like they blew it.........
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......has come crashing down.

For a team that came into the season not only as defending champs, but defending champs who won despite having the toughest schedule in generations....

a team that lost only a handfuls of starters on both sides and seemingly replaced them with equal or better players, or players who at least showed promise (Foote replaced by Timmons, McFadden by Gay, Stapleton by Essex).....

a team that came in with a regular season schedule that at the very least would give them a pretty easy road to the division crown ....

a team that early in the season beat the seemingly toughest opponents on the schedule (Tennessee, San Diego, Minnesota) and played lights out against a surprising Denver team.....

a team who could always count on it's defense to bail out an underperforming offense.....

I would have to say that this has been one of the most disappointing seasons ever.

There has not been a game where all 3 phases have performed well. Our usually stout D has given up too many late game points. Our ST's may not rank near the top, but at least they usually don't give up big plays. Our offense has suffered from poor 3rd down play and red zone failures all year long.

I'll still wave my Terrible Towel. I'll still watch the games. I'll still wear my jerseys. But I cannot help but feel the 2009 Steelers have let Steeler Nation down.

AMEN....Totally feel the same way.
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