All the fines we got for the hits over the last several years have wiped away the Steelers as we know them. Not only are the players playing different, but there seems to be an emphasis on drafting nice guys who won't bring the wrath of Goodell on Pittsburgh.
Now we play nice. We coach nice. We don't seem to want to hit anyone. It's taken the wind out of our sail.
Goodell has ruined the NFL. But he may have ruined the Steelers even more. We've had the crazy/nasty washed away from the Steelers' DNA. I think we could use some of that back.
It feels like we have a football team with the mentality of professional bowlers and golfers. A little attitude and passion for the game would be nice. Heck I'd take Haley going bonkers on the sideline. WTF happened to him anyway? We made him quiet as a mouse in church. Does anyone on the team or staff or front office care? I think that's what bums most people out. We care. Why don't they seem to? Goodell is the only answer I can come up with.