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    Guilty of sin

    I can agree with a lot of what Mr. Robinson is saying! I feel the Super Bowl win has went to the Steelers heads... more than a little bit!

    If you are interested in seeing who the sinners are for the rest of the sins click the link...

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    They are the lessons of avoidance that are supposed to keep us on the path. Stay virtuous, live right and avoid the seven deadly sins: Lust, gluttony, greed, wrath, envy, pride and sloth.

    Applied to the NFL landscape, they are merely seven vices that shape the league and fill the sports pages. And believe it or not, each year they shape the Super Bowl chase. So in honor of the vices that sort out the pretenders and contenders, we give you a list of teams that have committed sins that are bound to shape the postseason.

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    The sin: PRIDE (otherwise known as Vanity)
    The sinner: Pittsburgh Steelers

    Remember the blue collar, hard hat mentality that typified the Steelers? It's fading. If you haven't noticed, the Steelers spent the offseason loving themselves on multiple levels. There were the "we're-too-smart-for-our-own-good" personnel moves like failing to complete a trade for bruising back T.J. Duckett in favor of finding a short-yardage guy within the roster (the attempt failed). And lest we forget, at a time when every team in the league had red-flagged draft prospect Santonio Holmes, the Steelers tabbed him as the guy who would soften the loss of wide receiver Antwaan Randle El (it might take a few seasons).

    But for real moments of vanity, you had to hear coach Bill Cowher's mocking comments of Cincinnati's "Who Dey" chant, or see Joey Porter's "I'm the biggest badass you ever met" sunglasses routine at the White House ceremony. And of course, there was Ben Roethlisberger's bulletproof biker mistake. Roethlisberger's accident and lack of work with his receiving corps in the offseason are costing Pittsburgh plenty. Not to mention the defense's consistent woofing during games, something that seems to have become an outgrowth of Porter's pre-game routine at the 50-yard line.

    What made Pittsburgh great last season was that it stuck to its core run-first belief and developed a sense that it was an underappreciated team. Values that were supposed to stick after the Steelers made the mistake of integrating a pass-first mentality in 2002 and 2003. Cowher vowed to always remember the core values once Roethlisberger became the starter. And for two years, Pittsburgh made good on the promise. Now? The Steelers are 11th in the league in rushing and Roethlisberger has thrown 71 passes in his two starts (including an unthinkable end zone interception from first and goal on the Cincinnati 6-yard line). Hype, glitz and woofing won't deliver another Super Bowl. Core blue collar values and discipline will.

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    Personally, I think we deserved to live it up alittle. I mean this city hasn't had a super bowl championship for decades so I don't think the NFL world can just expect us to not enjoy ourselves and live the dream for a bit.

    Between the parades, white house appearance, all the TV show and guest appearances, the celebrations, etc...it may seem like alot but you never know when you might get the chance again, no matter how hard you focus and play each week. Besides the fact that it was an emotional year with going on the road and winning the last 5 games in the regular season, then the 3 playoff games on the road, and everything with the Bus retiring. I think the players had to let loose.

    Now it falls on BC and the coaches to get their heads clear. If a 1-2 start doesnt get you to focus, nothing will.

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    Well, Ben was riding his motorcycle before this past offseason, so I don't think pride from winning the super bowl had anything to do with that.

    The We Dey chant was ok too. As for the defense, what is he talking about? The defense has been great so far this year. As for Roethlisberger passing alot, that's what you have to do when you're losing. Willie Parker has been getting alot of carries, so what more does he want? 40 carries a game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    i think we should make willie parker eat lots and lots of cake so we have a power running game

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    I'm all for the celebrations and guest appearances... I just feel the team may have been riding that high through training camp and then again after their first win against Miami.

    Like you said though TG "If a 1-2 start doesnt get you to focus, nothing will."


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerFan87 View Post
    As for Roethlisberger passing alot, that's what you have to do when you're losing. Willie Parker has been getting alot of carries, so what more does he want? 40 carries a game?
    The Steelers weren't losing the Jacksonville game, Cowher completely abandoned the run! Had he stuck to the Steelers roots Willie might have had a repeat SB run But that is something we will never know though

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    Im sure there were some players who let it go to their heads in camp, thats inevitable but overall the team seemed to be focused on the task at hand but with all the injuries to players it definately didn't help the team gel in camp like we usually do.

    Plus it's not like we never started out slow out of the gate before, we usually rebound pretty well..it's just this year the stakes are higher so we need to elevate our game now.

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    The NFL is known for its parity and having great teams og into a recession (possibly the Steelers, also the Patriots) and new teams coming up and dominating (Bengals, Jaguars) so us having down year or two or three isnt the biggest suprise.

    However, we must also remember we've only played three games.
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    The pats still have the heart of a champion but they clearly don't have the horses like they did before to dominate every week.

    we still have the horses we just don't have them lined up right yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Gun View Post
    The pats still have the heart of a champion but they clearly don't have the horses like they did before to dominate every week.

    we still have the horses we just don't have them lined up right yet.
    Time to hire some jockeys and whip em in line damnit!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by House of Steel View Post
    Time to hire some jockeys and whip em in line damnit!!!
    Who Ride?! WE RIDE!!! Long live the Boot!!!

    "I'll always be a Steeler" - Joey Porter
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    i think we should make willie parker eat lots and lots of cake so we have a power running game

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