In his post game press conference Mike Tomlin said what he has said all year after a loss. It is a message I would like the members of Steeler Nation to take to heart. Here is the comment of the post-game press conference. From Steelers.com
General: "Really, not a lot to say. I’d like to extend congratulations to the Denver Broncos, their staff and players. They played a good football game, of course, and did the job and won. They persevered. I’m proud of our guys and the way they fought but, obviously, we’re not in it for the moral victories, it wasn’t enough. They made the significant plays tonight, particularly the chunks that allowed them to win. We accept responsibility for that like we have through many, many legs of this journey this year. But we fell short."
On the impact of the Pittsburgh injuries
"You know better than that. We don’t live in that world. We don’t make excuses in regards to injuries. The guys we put on the field were capable of doing the job and the reason we didn’t do the job is because we didn’t perform. We didn’t perform well enough from a coaching standpoint and from a player standpoint."
On how much QB Ben Roethlisberger’s injury affected his performance
"Not significantly. It won’t be enough to be an excuse, that’s for sure."
I found myself beginning to start to blame the injuries, beginning to call out the referees, and playing the "what if game", but that not how our coach sees it and its not how our team wants it. So I won't make excuses and I hope you won't as well. Let's continue what this site is about proving the Pittsburgh Steelers have one of the classiest fan bases in the NFL.
Congratulations to the Denver Broncos. Do me a favor and beat the Patriots and Tom Brady. Love when they go 1 and Done. Hopefully Houston beats the Ravens as well that would help ease the disgusting feeling I have over how this game ended.
Next stop the 2012 Draft and the 24th pick in that Draft.