Since Steelers Nation has turned into a seriously whiny bunch of .... well .... normal Steelers Fans, I thought it would be appropriate to post something from the side of "reason". I know it won't sway anyone from the "sky is falling" tirades or Ben bashing that seem to be so prevalent right now, but what the heck ..... let's give it a whirl.
Dejan Kovacevic wrote an article for Pittsburgh Live that really allowed for some logic and reason to creep in after the KC win .... er, I mean loss?
Here are some excerpts that at least bear consideration:
For all the whining still going on about an 8-3 team perched atop the AFC — you'd think these were the Colts from the public reaction — has anyone noticed that the Steelers have used 37 combined starters, 18 on offense and 19 on defense? That's a staggering figure 11 weeks into a season. It's more than the 35 starters they used all of last season, including the playoffs and Super Bowl. It's the second-most among the 12 NFL teams in playoff contention, one fewer than Oakland's 38.
The offense has seen 11 different players score touchdowns, with Saunders the newest.
The defense has used nine different (starting) lineups but still ranks No. 2 in the NFL.
Now I'm new here and this just may be the status quo after an ugly win. God knows it is everywhere else! Still my glasses have always been rose-colored and I for one choose to ENJOY the season instead of predicting doom and gloom. I mean, why even bother? I will ALWAYS think my team has a shot to win it all until they are eliminated, and then I will still hold out hope. I am not trying to be a HOMER (although, sometimes I just am), but we always temper our enthusiam with realism (not throwing a parade or a Gatorade shower after a win) why can't we do the same for our negativity?
If you want to read the whole article, you can find it here: