The most anxiety-fueled, suspenseful, nerve-wracking, emotional and ultimately explosively joyful day of the year is coming this week for anyone who represents prospects in this year's NFL Draft.
So, enjoy the food and alcohol with the families for now, Steelers fans, you'll need it. We have all winter and summer to discuss all the ways in which we suck. I'll be sure to refresh you on what happens next week against the Browns, and say a final farewell to this awful, awful season.
Um, so wow. If the Steelers hadn't lost against the Cowboys 27-24 in OT in such a dramatic fashion, I'd say that was probably one of the best games I've seen so far in the regular season.
Seems like the Steelers forgot how to do a lot of things during this rainy Sunday afternoon. Like, catch passes. Or, you know, run the ball.
The life of an NFL backup is neither glamorous nor always rewarding. While staying ready is one thing, you never know when that opportunity will come, or if it ever will. Batch, after his abysmal performance last week, faced the very real possibility that he would never see the field again.
They're now at 6-5, and the hyped-up game against the Baltimore Ravens next week may not be as important as it could have been had the Steelers won against the Browns.
To have Big Ben out against the Ravens just makes this loss hurt that much more, especially because it was a game the Steelers definitely could have won.
Reportedly nursing a sternoclavicular (SC) joint separation and, according to today's TV updates, a rib injury, much mystery remains regarding the severity of Big Ben's condition.
So, hey, after much early criticism when it came to the Steelers this season, it looks like they may be peaking right when it counts, especially with two games against the Baltimore Ravens looming.
It's taken weeks, but the Steelers have finally won two games in a row. Sure, the Washington Redskins haven't been a threat in years, but with upcoming star quarterback Robert Griffin III, and the Steelers somewhat ailing defense, this could have been a close one.
Forget a QB rating system based on math Stephen Hawking wouldn't understand. Forget ESPN's new "Total Quarterback Rating." How many quarterbacks strike such fear into a coach's heart that he would choose Bill Belichick's desperate fourth-and-two play over a punt?
The Pittsburgh Steelers are boasting a stellar record of 1-2 after losing to the previously hadn't-won-a-game-yet Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The defense fell asleep.
The Steelers, both offensively and defensively, seemed to find a rhythm and settle into things after the hype of week 1.
Whatever happens in these play-offs will not diminish the success of Tim Tebow. But which coaches recognize the football revolution will determine the successful franchises.
All this past week, I was thinking how embarrassing it'd be if the 12-4 Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the 8-8 Denver Broncos. But there was no chance of that happening, right?
So, as with most of the games this season, the Steelers finished their up-and-down season with an up-and-down game. With Mendenhall out for the playoffs, their entire game plan might need to change.