Or something like that.
Recently at Behind the Steel Curtain did Steelers Nation a favor by putting things in perspective, offering that:
Part of me almost wishes we could go something like 3-13 so some of us could truly understand what bad really is.Let's be clear. Going 0-2 is not trivial in the NFL. The statistics about the slim number of 0-2 teams making the playoffs and such are not pretty. What's more, the Steelers have been terrible on offense (outside of the two minute drill) and been so-so on defense.
But some of the outright panic, the "Fire Colbert!" "Fire Tomlin!" "Let's play for the first pick in the draft!" is simply unwarranted.
- That doesn't mean that all of the news out of Pittsburgh is good. Far from it.
- Ed Bouchette reporting that Antonio Brown and Todd Haley had a heated dispute which left both of them simmering the next day
- Brown downplaying the incident
- The Steelers '08ers were calling a meeting
- Someone describing the organization as being in "Panic Mode"
- Todd Haley denying the sideline incident had been confrontational
Since no ESPN camera's caught the flair up fans are left to choose between Haley and Brown's statements and those of undisclosed sources.
- Clearly, however, frustration was setting in with the Steelers offense.
- Show me a wide receiver who doesn't want the ball more, and I'll show you a wide receiver who shouldn't merit consideration for an NAIA squad.
As of now, the only prudent thing is to wait.
08ers Hold Meeting
The issue of the team being in panic mode is another interesting one especially because Tunch Ilkin made a statement after the Titans game that this was a franchise that doesn't do panic.
- Since there is no one knows who made the "panic" mode statement, it is very difficult to assess.
- One of the things that was evident in 2012 was that the Steelers did suffer from a leadership void.
- Some of those are lessons players must learn on their own through experience.
Woodruff was the last Super Bowl veteran remaining on Chuck Noll's defense (Mike Webster and John Stallworth were still around) when Woodson arrived in 1987. Rod Woodson arrived as a hotshot, having held out all of training camp and half of the season. It was said that he ran with the fast crowd, including Delton Hall.
- Noll and Tony Dungy could not have picked a better mentor in Woodruff. The results speak for themselves.
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