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Colts' freefall ominous tale for Steelers?

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The link to Don Banks' story on SI.com is just a pretext to launch a challenge to those glass-half empty BTSCers with a gift for writing and the imagination to boot. Turn this waking nightmare of mine, and turn it into a plausible precautionary tale for the FO: "It's 2014: the Pittsburgh Steelers are recovering from a 62-7 drubbing at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The once-proud franchise is reeling from the pre-season loss of 3-time Super Bowl winner QB Ben Roethlisberger to a devastating leg injury, for the entire season. After years of trotting ol' no. 7 out there behind a makeshift OL anchored by All-Pro Maurkice Pouncey, and little else, the team appears rudderless at 0-7. Three years of flirting with disaster on the salary cap front, with disappointing vets such as Ike Taylor and Lawrence Timmons, have left the team barren, especially since stalwarts Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Hines Ward all retired after the 7th championship season of 2012. Remaining vets, like Heath Miller, Mike Wallace and Lamarr Woodley, appear to be sleepwalking, and coach Mike Tomlin, clueless..." Or not, and convince me I'm dead wrong, and that we ain't the damn Colts, and will never be!

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