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lloydroid
12-21-2012, 09:06 PM
...from us being a 7-7 club, and who knows if 7-8. 8-8 or 9-7, considering the entire 1980's results.

1980 - 9-7
1981 - 8-8
1982 - 6-3
1983 - 10-6
1984 - 9-7
1985 - 7-9
1986 - 6-10
1987 - 8-7
1988 - 5-11
1989 - 9-7
1990 - 9-7
1991 - 7-9

We are freaking out having one season hover around .500. We had that for about an entire decade in the 80s. Of course, we never had a franchise QB in all that span. Matter of fact, we didn't even have an average QB in that span. Stoudt, Malone, Brister....eeks. No wonder they were a .500 team in those days. They still had a pretty good decent D every season, and usually a good O line. But nothing else. No play makers on O, other than Louie Lipps in all that time. No above average running back.

SidSmythe
12-21-2012, 09:38 PM
wow, the 80s were actually better than what I remembered.
Of course as a kid they were the best no matter what the record

skyhawk
12-22-2012, 12:06 AM
Eww, 1988 was rough. I remember breaking my small tv I had in my dorm room the Steelers were so bad ;)

lloydroid
12-22-2012, 01:13 AM
Eww, 1988 was rough. I remember breaking my small tv I had in my dorm room the Steelers were so bad ;)

But they were not really bad, never a 3-13 season

supersteeler
12-22-2012, 06:41 AM
You think the 80's were bad, from 1947 to 1972 the Steelers only had one playoff appearance, thats a span of 25 years.
Now on the other end, we had our best regular season record in 2004 when Ben was a rookie. Our 15-1 record was the best in team history.

flippy
12-22-2012, 11:23 AM
Why Jump off Fort Pitt
There's some way better bridges
Just beat dem Bengals

lloydroid
12-22-2012, 02:03 PM
You think the 80's were bad, from 1947 to 1972 the Steelers only had one playoff appearance, thats a span of 25 years.
Now on the other end, we had our best regular season record in 2004 when Ben was a rookie. Our 15-1 record was the best in team history.

Yea, but I don't even consider it the same sport or league back then. I just don't care about sports that happened before I was alive. Some might. I don't.

NorthCoast
12-23-2012, 09:21 AM
It is all about the QB. But fortunately, the QBs coming out of college these days seem to be much more ready to run a pro-style offense. Last year's draft class could turn into one of the best ever for QB talent. If the college ranks can continue to pump out 3 or 4 NFL-ready QBs, it gives any team a chance to become a force regardless of previous record. Then it becomes a matter of who can stay healthy long enough to make it to the playoffs.