Sure I'm upset about the loss, we all are. But I think what's really bothering me right now is who we've become and how far removed we currently are from tough as nails, smashmouth, physical brawlers we've always been known to be ..... the staple of nearly every Pittsburgh team.
Yesterday was and eye opener for me. For the first time I came to the realization where I actually said out loud "Is this who were are now? ... This is who we've become?".
I'm talkin' 3rd & Goal from the 1 mother ****ing foot line and throw a fade pass to our boheamoth 5'10" WR ... only to be followed up by an empty set WR sweep where our "brawler/tough guy" RT got blown up worse than a suicide bomber going through a check point. Back to back plays, we tried to get cute. Instead of taking out the sledge hammer, and smashing our way to 6, we got creatively "artsie". Maybe even metro-sexually "progressive". Hell, I'd even go as far as to say we were Bob mother-****ing Ross painting "Happy Little Trees". Then in the midst of getting our *** served to us like a leftover Thanksgiving dish, the camera pans over to a jovial Troy Polamalu laughing and yucking it up on the sidelines!!! WTF??? Troy's paycheck is obviously making him very happy these days. Hey, no worries Troy ... .we'll deal w/this ...k? !
We're no longer who or what we once were. It's saddening. Even worse, it's pathetic. Until we wake up, and our coaching staff realizes who we want to be when we grow the **** up, I see us continuing to make the same assanine mistakes and bad game planning week in and week out. We need to get back to basics. Back to what it is we do well.
Arians is stat driven. He wants Ben's TD passes numbers to go up so bad under him he's willing to do it at the expense of fundamental football. It's disgusting. I never thought I'd say this, but I miss Cowher & Bettis more and more with each passing week.