Good Monday to you Steelers’ Fans!
As you are well aware, the New England Patriots lost in their bid to join our Steelers with six Super Bowl titles. So for one more year at least the “Standard Remains the Standard.” But let’s be honest here shall we? Mike Tomlin has work to do and no one knows that more than he does. Number 7 was in his team’s reach this year but that was derailed by a total team failure in the Divisional loss. So ya, I’m proud we are still the only ones with six Lombardi Trophies but there’s much to be done.
What is abundantly clear is that the NFL still has a serious problem with what is or isn’t a catch. Do not tell me for a second that Zach Ertz’s late TD was ANY different than Jesse James’ catch against the Pats. The subjectivity needs to end. Teams are losing games because of it.
There is a lot of talk today about Doug Pederson’s “Aggressive” play-calling. That’s a two-way street. His choice to go for two up 15-3 could have really come back to bite him. There was no need to chase points that early in the game against a Pats’ team that you know is going to score points. That said, I love being aggressive especially against Tom Brady. He’s going to get his so you better get yours!
Did James Harrison take his Super Bowl participation trophy last night?
Tweet of the Day… From our friend Joe Steeler Fan!
— Funk Soul Brother™☜═㋡ (@JoeSteelerFan) February 5, 2018
I’m expecting Steelers’ President Art Rooney II to give his “State of the Team” address any day now. He has yet to speak publicly since the early playoff loss and I have a feeling he has some things to say.
In regards to Ryan Shazier, we must be cautious. There is no question that it is an awesome thing that he’s out of the hospital and is working on a ‘walking program’ but fans have to be realistic. He is unable to walk right now without a walker or person helping. The feeling in parts of his legs is not all the way back either. The goal for all of us is that Ryan be able to live a “normal” life right now. Thoughts of him playing again should not be anywhere in our conversations.
As “entertaining” as the Super Bowl was, I really miss defense.
Roger Goodell and the NFL have to be pleased with the fact that there was very little to discuss in terms of the National Anthem controversy. While the officiating was very nearly an issue it largely was not. As for Pats’ fans screaming for pass interference on the hail mary… Just shut up.
Antonio Brown tweeted out during the game that the Steelers would be playing for number 7 soon. No words AB, actions. I want to see less talk and a lot more action.
We are starting our draft previews this week! And check out Ian’s take on the Winter Olympics as well!
Have a great week Steeler Nation!