Well it is Week Six and I hope now the season can begin. Hey, it is better late than never. There have been many articles and posts on the state of the Steelers. Lists of grievances have been made, knives have been sharpened and there is a fifty fifty chance that anyone seen moving at Steelers HQ would have been called dead man walking. Such is the fate of a 0 - 4 team. The only way out of this rut is to play through it. There is no magic wand to heal all, no roster moves to easily fill needs and Superman is not going to spin the Earth backward. The team just has to play through this. Quick fixes will just prolong the pain. I was ready to deal with whatever the next twelve games produced, be they wins or loses, until Mr. Rooney released a statement about looking to the future and not the past. Now it is hard for me not to nic pic at the past.
Mr. Rooney has forgotten more football than I will ever know. When you own the team mistakes are also prerogatives in most cases. Because the statement seemed to come from the denial of an interview request, it kind of comes off hollow to me. If Mr. Rooney does not want to dwell on the past and look to the future, that is his prerogative. I think it would have been easier to move forward if he gave that interview, but again it is his prerogative.
Before the change to the new offense we would hear things from the front office like: the team needs to run the ball more, we need to get back to "Steelers Football", Ben needs to tweak his game and better offensive play calling would have gotten this team to the Superbowl. When you look back at statements like that, it can be hard to just to focus on the future, too bad you got to do it.
The team is at 0-4, but I am looking at this as a new beginning. It seems that Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert are making changes and moves to get fans to look at for the possibility of bright future. This is may not be the time to look back even if it is to ignore it or get past it. But I do hope it is time for a lot of fun.