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this is all coaching........believe it or not it comes down to the effort of the head coach. if wifey is complaining about time spent, then expect a lose. some teams this doesnt apply to, but teams with talent, like ours, comes down to research and game planning. i know, im a former nfl head coach. questions please.
Originally Posted by fezziwig
This pretty much sums up how many fans of this team feel. Either the team is SB favorites or they suck. There is no middle ground for some fans. This team is in the middle of a playoff race and they still have a shot to win the division. There is not one dominant team in the league. If the Steelers make the playoffs anything can happen.
Originally Posted by Captain Lemming
It's 80% on the players. They are the people that step onto the field and play the game. When are some of you guys going to realize that records don't mean anything when teams face of against one another? There are no easy wins in the NFL. Execution and mistakes by players generally determine the out come of games. Stop living in the past.
Originally Posted by fezziwig
but it's no fun... we aren't paid to be fans. It's boring being all mutual fundy with the Steelers...
Originally Posted by Slapstick
Fans overreact...so I attempt not to overreact to their overreaction. The fact is this, the Steelers are stocked with talent on both sides of the ball. But, I have noticed that the Steelers seem to lack identity and passion. I think that comes with numerous injuries, and a new OC. Who are the Steelers? They are a team with one of the best WR core in the NFL with a franchise QB throwing to them. They have a very solid secondary, and a veteran front that knows success in crunch time. The Steelers can beat anyone, including the Patriots (who are looking really good). Will they? Depends on how much they want it.
Overreaction peaks in the moment and slowly dissipates. We all overreact in our own way. And we all get over it in our own way. If we lived isolated from one another, it would disappear almost immediately. Unfortunately overreaction amplifies overreaction. It's contagious.
Originally Posted by Shawn
Most of the overreaction happens immediately following any play, any series, any game. If we are at the game, we're impacted by the crowd around us. At home we're impacted by our friends. On this board, we're impacted by a bunch of fellow die hards in a forum where people compelled to respond to get something off their chest or complain.
Chat is the real insanity of this board. The posts that happen during the game set the tone for the following week. After a loss, we race to complain about something. Ideas that we've let go re-emerge when others mention them. And we get riled up into a frenzy.
It's physically impossible not to overreact to overreaction. Or at least I think it's so.
The funny thing is that it is not the same people every week just changing their mind.
Usually, after a win, the rose-colored glasses crowd comes out and talks. "See, this team is poised to make a run, just wait until we get healthy, nobody wants to see us in the playoffs, it is just like 2005".
Then, after a loss, those same people are too busy to post and the sky-is-falling crowd is suddenly revitalized after their week of silence. "This team can't beat the worst teams in the league, fire the coach, cut the offense, cut the defense, everyone sucks".
You just have to wait and see if we win or lose to know which posters will be posting for the next seven days.
After watching the Texans last night and ATL this weekend...
I feel better about our 7-6 team then I do about those 11-2 and 10-3 teams. Ryan looks average and has a history of bad play in the playoffs. Schaub looked awful last night....and Schaub was in street clothes last year when they finally won a playoff game and gave the Ravens a run in Baltimore.
I think most fans would just like to see some momentum... instead of seeing another letdown. I still think something is wrong when you can look at a Steeler schedule and circle all the "bad teams" and call them toss ups because you know how this team plays vs bad teams.
Is it really asking too much for a Steeler team to dominate a few bad NFL teams? If so... then maybe we aren't overreacting.
Every team has the talent to compete in the NFL...