I have always respected the Steelers for how they do things from top to bottom. And I'm not ready to change that. BUT......what in the world is going on with the most respected sports franchise in the world?
We can all second guess coaches which is typically about as stupid as stupid gets because there are reasons why we have the jobs we have and they have the jobs they have. But I have been devoted to the Steelers methodology since 1970 and I have to wonder WTF is going on? From top to bottom?
We all argued about Tomlin riding Cowhers coat tails, we all questioned DL's change in philosophy, we all hated how BA used Ben and the talent on offense, on and on. But even when Cowher was not winning a lot, you could see fire in the players eyes, you could see better things coming. I see disaster coming at every level of this team and all of that is with a modest amount of talent until Bicknell got rid of every single bit of experience we had at protecting a QB who needs protected.
Dan Rooney looks like he's 150 years old in the press box. The defense sucks. The offense sucks. There is no fire in anyone's belly. Our head coach is better at cliches than he is at delivering. Our Coaching staff is a long list of people no-one ever heard of with the exception of our questionable coordinators and Carnell Lake (and he's only known by old Steeler fans).
Has the franchise lost it's edge?