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Old 12-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Please come off the ledge

Fellow Steeler fans, please hear me out.

Today's game sucked. We played poorly. We coached poorly and we had plays (incomplete pass / fumble going for a TD) that went against out way and yes, you are absolutely correct to be pissed about what happened today.

But don't lose hope. Here's why:

1. We control our own destiny. We win and we're in. The chargers or jets or dolphins can't say that. And once we're in the playoffs, it's a new game

2. We have a good defense. Please just don't use the last game to base your opinion on this but look at the whole season body of work. I would argue that our defense is better than all other defenses in the AFC other than Houston. And that means we have a chance in the playoffs

3. Ben is back. He was rusty today but his legs looked fresh. We could have lost him for the season with that injury but his arm strength looked good. Having him back means that we have a chance with any team

4. Cincy lost. Believe it or not - EVEN IF WE LOSE NEXT WEEK AGAINST THE COWBOYS - we can still make the playoffs if we beat the Bengals at home the following week and Browns the week after. And once we are in - its a new ball game.

Think of it this way. If I were an AFC division champ, the last team I would want to play is a Steeler team that has nothing to lose and gets no respect.

Have hope. I think we will be rewarded.
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I never lose hope, my Steelers brother.
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Nice post. THESE are the threads I don't mind keeping. No, not because they're positive, but because it's well-written, well thought out and intelligent. Thanks ETL.
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Totally agree. I always old out hope. I just HOPE that the team is done with playing down to the opponent.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #5
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I've lost Hope. Damn dog ran out after I screamed after that last TD the chargers scored.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
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Totally agree. I always old out hope. I just HOPE that the team is done with playing down to the opponent.
I think you've been a fan long enough to know that we rarely blow out a team - especially a "bad" team. Yes, we seem to play down to our opponents and we get burned.

I have never played professional football so I don't know what it's like week in and week out mentally. It seems that when we get a chip on our shoulder we play well and when we are expected to win, we get lazy and expect other players to make plays.

I suspect a big emotional let down happened today after the big emotional win last week and players on a high with Ben returning.

I actually expect us to beat the Cowboys solidly next week
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and with the 19th pick in the 2013 nfl draft, the steelers pick.....
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And it was completely predictable . Any and all steeler fans should have seen it coming.
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I've lost Hope. Damn dog ran out after I screamed after that last TD the chargers scored.
Your poor dog.
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I've lost Hope. Damn dog ran out after I screamed after that last TD the chargers scored.
Get out. I'm serious, get the hell out.
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