Quote Originally Posted by DukieBoy
"#1 defense" ranking is a mirage that fooled us into believing we were better than we really turned out to be, just like the 12-4 record, built largely from ekeing out narrow wins against inferior teams on a weak schedule is a mirage.

We have the talent to be a very good team. But it takes much more than talent.

Maybe these results will prompt a return to discipline and commitment to hard work, preparation, and maximum effort every Sunday for a full 60 minutes.

They worked hard and were prepared. You are being very unfair. The Steelers are not vastly more talented than every other team. They achieved what they did through hard work and dedication.