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hawaiiansteel
11-27-2012, 02:22 PM
Ryan Clark: Pittsburgh Steelers a 'spoiled bunch'

By Kareem Copeland
Published: Nov. 27, 2012 at 09:21 a.m. Updated: Nov. 27, 2012

This is a problem most teams around the NFL would love to have.

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark had to respond to widespread panic after a 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Steelers are 6-5 and would be the second wild card if the playoffs began today.

"You lose one game in Pittsburgh and the sky is falling, it's just part of the culture," Clark told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's part of winning six Super Bowls, it's part of being 12-4 three of the last four years. We're a spoiled bunch and overall we've become entitled. But you can't be entitled, you can't walk into places and just think because you're the Pittsburgh Steelers you're going to win.

"We need to execute and we haven't been executing. Do we need to win next week? Without a doubt. We could have needed to win next week had we won this game."

Execution becomes that much more important when you're down a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and a former defensive player of the year. Not sure you're allowed to panic when the team is playing without Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu and Antonio Brown. LaMarr Woodley, Mike Adams and Willie Colon all left Sunday's loss with injuries. The Steelers were down to Charlie Batch under center with Byron Leftwich out.

Sometimes injuries derail a season and the Steelers haven't been truly healthy all year long. The bottom line: the Steelers are not championship contenders without Roethlisberger.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000101645/article/ryan-clark-pittsburgh-steelers-a-spoiled-bunch

SidSmythe
11-27-2012, 02:37 PM
He's right!! He brings it every game so he can say it!!
He must visit this forum. haha

Mister Pittsburgh
11-27-2012, 02:43 PM
a lot of these new guys know nothing but winning and playoffs and superbowls.

lloydroid
11-27-2012, 03:40 PM
Well, I can't fault him, because he is, by far, one of the players balling out of his mind out there. He is playing his best football. I thought he was going to collapse from seemingly making every tackle in that game. The people more spoiled than the team are the fans. But then again, 8 turnovers is simply unacceptable, period, every time. We do have the right to be ticked off over that, as well as Wall-ASS' lackadaisical, uncaring play.

fezziwig
11-27-2012, 05:44 PM
Clark is such a great player and on top of that , I like him as well. It's tough sometimes to cheer on a guy that you don't alway care for or respect but it does make it nice when the players is the full package.
He sure does walk the walk so he sure has earned the right to talk.

papillon
11-28-2012, 12:12 AM
a lot of these new guys know nothing but winning and playoffs and superbowls.

The new guys may not know about first hand, but a stroll through Heinz field and the Steelers locker room and I'm sure they they understand the expectations of the fans and the organization. I'm sure it doesn't take long for new players to realize the winning tradition ion Pittsburgh.

Pappy

Oviedo
11-28-2012, 10:22 AM
Ryan Clark: Pittsburgh Steelers a 'spoiled bunch'

By Kareem Copeland
Published: Nov. 27, 2012 at 09:21 a.m. Updated: Nov. 27, 2012

This is a problem most teams around the NFL would love to have.

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark had to respond to widespread panic after a 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Steelers are 6-5 and would be the second wild card if the playoffs began today.

"You lose one game in Pittsburgh and the sky is falling, it's just part of the culture," Clark told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's part of winning six Super Bowls, it's part of being 12-4 three of the last four years. We're a spoiled bunch and overall we've become entitled. But you can't be entitled, you can't walk into places and just think because you're the Pittsburgh Steelers you're going to win.

"We need to execute and we haven't been executing. Do we need to win next week? Without a doubt. We could have needed to win next week had we won this game."

Execution becomes that much more important when you're down a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and a former defensive player of the year. Not sure you're allowed to panic when the team is playing without Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu and Antonio Brown. LaMarr Woodley, Mike Adams and Willie Colon all left Sunday's loss with injuries. The Steelers were down to Charlie Batch under center with Byron Leftwich out.

Sometimes injuries derail a season and the Steelers haven't been truly healthy all year long. The bottom line: the Steelers are not championship contenders without Roethlisberger.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000101645/article/ryan-clark-pittsburgh-steelers-a-spoiled-bunch

Lots of wisdom from Clark. The guy has future coach written all over him.

Fans are even more spoiled than the players.

However, I see nothing wrong with the sense of "panic" it just means the standard is high and we won't ever be satisfied with anything other than making the play offs every year. Isn't that how it should be?

fezziwig
11-28-2012, 05:49 PM
Lots of wisdom from Clark. The guy has future coach written all over him.

Fans are even more spoiled than the players.

However, I see nothing wrong with the sense of "panic" it just means the standard is high and we won't ever be satisfied with anything other than making the play offs every year. Isn't that how it should be?


I agree with your statement. You should never be satisfied with losing. I realize you can't win everything or every year but, I don't think it's normal not wanting to do better. Take a look at some of these teams that are such a joke, the Rooneys would never allow their organization to fall so low or at least, not for too long without making changes. Browns fans are some of the best fans there are but, they're stupid. I give them credit for their love they have for their team but, until their ownership see the tickets sells fall, they'll keep putting garbage on the field.

Sugar
11-28-2012, 07:42 PM
I agree with your statement. You should never be satisfied with losing. I realize you can't win everything or every year but, I don't think it's normal not wanting to do better. Take a look at some of these teams that are such a joke, the Rooneys would never allow their organization to fall so low or at least, not for too long without making changes. Browns fans are some of the best fans there are but, they're stupid. I give them credit for their love they have for their team but, until their ownership see the tickets sells fall, they'll keep putting garbage on the field.

Perhaps, but Jimmy Haslam had a minority share of the Steelers. It's too early to say whether or not it's going to be a new day in Cleveland. However, there is a new captain at the helm and he has seen the Steeler way up close and personal.

Shoe
11-28-2012, 08:16 PM
Clark is a better player than Polamalu.

Slapstick
11-29-2012, 06:58 AM
Perhaps, but Jimmy Haslam had a minority share of the Steelers. It's too early to say whether or not it's going to be a new day in Cleveland. However, there is a new captain at the helm and he has seen the Steeler way up close and personal.

Thank God he didn't try to give a portion of his Steeler shares to Jon Gruden in order to coach at Tennessee, eh?:D

Shawn
11-29-2012, 02:01 PM
I think Ryan Clark was talking in code. I believe he was saying Steeler fans are entitled and spoiled. Because honestly, how many players panic after losing a game still in a wild card hunt?

RuthlessBurgher
11-29-2012, 02:08 PM
Clark is a better player than Polamalu.

Compared to a hobbled Troy, sure, but in his prime, Polamalu has Hall of Fame game.

NorthCoast
11-29-2012, 08:32 PM
Contrast Clark's statements with what Wallace had to say about his demotion..... notice any difference? now you can understand why some fans are ripping Wallace.

Clark might not be able to make the splash plays that Troy makes, but the guy gives 150% in every game he plays.

Love me some Clark.

RuthlessBurgher
11-29-2012, 08:47 PM
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Shoe
11-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Compared to a hobbled Troy, sure, but in his prime, Polamalu has Hall of Fame game.

Of course he doesn't have the credentials of Polamalu! I'm saying, right now in the year 2012--Ryan Clark is a better football player than Troy Polamalu. Polamalu's lack of durability weighs him down.

I can even make an argument that a healthy Clark vs. a healthy Polamalu... it's still Clark

Slapstick
11-30-2012, 06:48 AM
I can even make an argument that a healthy Clark vs. a healthy Polamalu... it's still Clark

You could make that argument...it just wouldn't be a very good one...:p