You may have hit on a spark of genius in the two quotes below that captures the essence of the current NFL and provides a guide to success.
the first half the defense was bad and the offense good enough to be 6-2 or 5-3
Pretty clear that the offense being its best gets us more wins than the defense being its best! Make the offense better and we will roll to #7.Quote:
the second half, the defense was good and the offense was bad, good enough to go 2-6 or 3-5
It's way too early to even guess at this point. We don't even know if Haley is staying - although I read local Pgh radio is saying he is. We don't know which free agents are coming or going. We don't know if Starks, Harrison, Lewis, Woodley, Wallace, Mendenhall will be back. It's just a total crap shoot. But I will say this: Typically, when this team comes off a disappointing year, they come back stronger than the media thinks. Chances are, without any other knowledge or insight at this point, they will come back to win the division next year. Right now, that is the only info. we can use in trying to determine what is in store for 2013. That being said, if they don't fix the obvious chemistry and coaching problems, they could do even worse than 2012. They MUST address whatever it is that is wrong with this team.
And to this end, I think Ben has actually been lobbying for what he really needs since Plax left originally - a big WR. That gives him more room for error. Do you think he still holds the ball forever if we get him a Megatron or Fitz?
I bring you all tidings of great joy!! Rejoice!
For I am pessimistic about next season.
And the opposite of what I feel usually happens.
So Rejoice Ye Steelers fans!
What do you think the chances are the Steelers think they have the O line set with Gilbert, DeCastro, Pouncey, Colon, Adams? That's a lot of 1st and 2nd round picks, it should be good (injuries notwithstanding). Like to see Starks back but even Max has publicly said he thinks he's played his last game as a Steeler.
I think the Miller injury can not be overstated. Maybe he's a fast healer, and certainly no on questions his heart or work ethic but I think it's something they have to preare for - him not being ready to go at the start and not getting back to true form until after half way through the season. There's NO ONE to take his place. No one currently on the team can even carry his shoulder pads.
The QB pressure is the biggest concern for me. Guys were throwing down blankets, eating chips and a sandwich, with a nice Cabernet, before they had to throw the ball.