12-29-2013, 08:37 PM
12-29-2013, 09:26 PM
I blame Reid most of all...
This note was found in the Chargers' locker room after the game:
We are going to run right the entire second half.
12-29-2013, 10:19 PM
If that Succop FG was good, we would have faced the Bengals in round 1.If we won that game, we would faced a top seeded Peyton Manning led team in round 2. Then we could have possibly faced Indy in the championship game if they beat the Chiefs and Pats. Coulda been an eerily similar 6th seed run like in 2005. If only.
12-29-2013, 10:55 PM
Hall of Famer
I might add that there is a good chance that Seattle will be representing the NFC in the Super Bowl as well.
Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
12-29-2013, 11:14 PM
Very good point! Seattle was the NFC top seed in 2005 and they are top seed now too.
Originally Posted by Sugar
12-30-2013, 12:36 PM
Originally Posted by sanantoniosteelerfan
12-30-2013, 01:33 PM
This thread is 187 posts long. I am typing this one-handed while scratching my head with the other!
The reason we are not going to be in the playoffs is because we lost three games we should have won, all versus teams who will be drafting ahead of us in May.
We won yesterday. 5 of our 8 losses were by seven or fewer points! These are games we were winning two years ago. We lost them all in 2013. We did NOT lose yesterday. We lost to Tennessee, Minnesota, Oakland, Baltimore and Miami when we should have won! That's why we are not there. Not because some scrub kicker or some weekend warrior referee f*cked up. It's because the Steelers did not do the work when they needed to do it.
This off-season, the Steelers have work to do, some of which will be hard and gut-wrenching. The complacency and lack of a sense of urgency I saw this year was the reason they will not be participating in this season's playoff tournament. I hope they don't just sit idly by and do nothing like they did last off-season, because the result of that was evident on the field this year! What I saw from the 2013 Steelers, while some was good, was unanimously unacceptable and it cannot happen in 2014 without a fallout.
12-30-2013, 01:40 PM
Thank you. I am sick of Steeler fans whining like babies when we didn't even post a winning record. I don't think team that don't even post a winning record deserve the play offs.
Originally Posted by D Rock
12-30-2013, 01:41 PM
Originally Posted by buckeyehoppy
12-30-2013, 01:45 PM
Losing to bad teams is a Tomlin trademark. As much as I griped about Cowher, especially the last season, he tended to cream the bad teams. Tomlin seems to not have the team focused when they play lesser competition. It is an obvious trend.
Originally Posted by bobby