I'll be writing a blog article about this for Saturday but I figure I'd put a few thoughts out here now and see what you guys think.
Let's face it, 2-3 just sucks but is it a complete death wish from a mathematical standpoint for the post season? No. However many, many things have to change as we know. I was listening to Tunch and Wolf on ESPN970 over lunch and Will Allen was talking with them and he talked about, along with Wolf, playing as a desperate team. Now Allen didn't characterize it as desperate just yet but he did talk about a sense of urgency on every play.
Two of the losses so far have been come against teams that are or were in the bottom 5 of the league. These were teams that were playing desperate. The Steelers were in that desperate mode, whether they admit it or not, against the Eagles and look what happened. The Titans were desperate, as pointed out by Tunch who talked to several players and coaches before the game.
It all comes down to, if you want to win more than a game here and there you have to play with a sense of urgency that equals desperation. Every snap in practice, you finish. Every time you get a chance to catch a pass, make an interception, make a kick, whatever, you finish it off in a manner that carries over from play to the next.
There is no more of this, "well we're the Steelers we'll get it turned around". You are a 2-3 team that hasn't won on the road yet and lost to bottom feeders.