Is all I have to say how the Pittsburgh Steelers season ended.
This season started with the defense having questions. As they went to Denver and Peyton Manning tore it up. Then went to Oakland and could not stop a nosebleed. Same in Tennessee. But the defense found its groove and became quite productive. Putting the Steelers in position to win. They still had some lackluster performances BUT to a man they did there job.
Then there is the offense. Oh the offense."All My Children" may be off the air but if you wanted a good soap oprea the offense was it. As Ben Roethlisberger made it WELL KNOWN he hated Todd Hailey. And it carried over to the field. Very easy blame coaches and what not but truth is there not the ones throwing intercetptions in back to back weeks to loss games. The Steelers did not have a run game either. I know the "new NFL" is an overly pass happy league. I get that. But if there is not a steady run game to set the pass up well you do not put yourself in position to win very often. It is no wonder they lost the last three out of four games. When considered they have not had a running back go over the century mark since November 4 in New Jersey. The horrid offensive line has been well documented so that is not worth revisting.
All I have to say is since it is Christmas Eve. I hope Ben, Charlie Batch, and Byron Leftwich got that Defense some Christmas presents and apologies. Defense put them in postion all season to win games. And Ben, Batch, or Leftwich put them in no win situations. Giving short fields and not being on the field long enough to give rests for a very old defense. Defense if those three did not bottom of my heart at least I am above and beyond sorry for what that offense did too you all season. And that is truth.
I said when Peyton Manning signed with Denver "if the Steelers have no shot of winning the Super Bowl I will root for Denver" . So since that has happened I hope the Papa John's spokesman gets the job done and ties his brother up for Super Bowl Rings. Also I hope and wish my Redskins friends all the best next Sunday. As they will try to beat there hated rivals the Dallas Cowboys and win the NFC East.
So other than my apology to the Steelers defense I do mean this.
Merry Christmas everyone!