Fans are obviously tired of it.
Hey Tomlin, enough of the this isn't the standard, it's unacceptable crap you've been spewing. Time to start making examples out of people.— Jesse (@dagwood2742) September 29, 2013
And rightly so. There aren't many actively involved fans who were shouting with the same rage now as they were in 1965 - the last time a Steelers team started this poorly.
Still, it's never good when we're starting to realize collectively "The Standard Is The Standard" isn't the mantra of the team. Nowadays, it's "We Point The Thumbs At Ourselves."
Ben wouldn't blame travel, either. "We point the thumbs. This is on us."— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) September 29, 2013
Same reporter, different quote, Ben Roethlisberger doesn't seem to necessarily buy the "us" thing. He dove on a grenade for a veiled Mike Tomlin comment in regards to embattled left tackle Mike Adams.
I asked Ben if shared Tomlin's sentiment that players will be losing jobs soon: "Yeah, and I'd start with me."— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) September 29, 2013
Maybe he's just preventing everyone from piling on Adams, like so many Jared Allen sacks. Some people, including the writer of this article, feel Roethlisberger played very well against the Vikings, and thoughts of him losing his job are obviously nonsense. Others agree.
If anyone has the audacity to point a finger at Big Ben, you're a MORON. He's playing his heart out. Too bad no one else besides Antonio is.— Jim Racalto (@Racalto_SK) September 29, 2013
Maybe Steelers OLB Alan Baxter summarized it the best.
Now for the longest journey home...— Alan Baxter (@abaxter545) September 29, 2013
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