10 Reasons Pittsburgh Steelers Will Place at the Bottom of the AFC North
Wow, is this guy a 5th grader?
I can only agree with his #1. But the rest of it?
Discuss. Click the link to get to the 10 reasons.
[h=1]10 Reasons Pittsburgh Steelers Will Place at the Bottom of the AFC North[/h] July 14, 2013 11:47 pm EDT by [URL="http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/author/jermainelockett/"]Jermaine Lockett[/URL]
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Steeler Nation is under the assumption that now the reset button has been pushed with the upcoming season just around the corner. Fans are under the impression that they will just automatically return to greatness and win the AFC North with ease. Newsflash [B][URL="http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/teams/Pittsburgh-Steelers"]Pittsburgh Steelers[/URL][/B]’ fans: The AFC North will never be the same! For years the [B][URL="http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/teams/Baltimore-Ravens"]Baltimore Ravens[/URL][/B] have been on your coattails, trying to steal the AFC North crown. The [B][URL="http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/teams/Cincinnati-Bengals"]Cincinnati Bengals[/URL][/B] have been working hard for respect and the [B][URL="http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/teams/Cleveland-Browns"]Cleveland Browns[/URL][/B], well let’s just call the baby ugly. Anything around .500 for them is considered reason for a parade. In the past there was absolutely no competition coming from the AFC North for the six-time Super Bowl Champs.
Just ask linebacker Lamarr Woodley who arrogantly responded on NFL Network about Joe Flacco’s chances of ever getting to a Super Bowl two years ago. “In order for them to get to the Super Bowl, they have to beat us, and we're not gonna let that happen once we get that close. So that's not gonna happen in this lifetime”. The ridiculously large ring on Flacco’s hand would beg to differ.
Pittsburgh’s days of bullying the rest of the division and reserving their spot in the postseason are over. There are 10 reasons I believe that the uphill battle for the Steelers will be entirely too much for the “Black and Yellow” to overcome. With all of the offseason changes this team has had, the only place this squad is going is to the bottom of the AFC North. That’s right folks, not second, not second to last but dead bottom of the barrel, where the sticky icky is last. Yes, I know it’s a bold prediction, but while Pittsburgh sat idly by, having a completely sub-par year due to injuries, the rest of the division got better. Hold on to those “terrible towels” because Pittsburgh, you are in for some heartbreak this season.