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A look back at the Steelers week that was: Sifting through the rubble edition

BTSC’s random thought renegade is back with his bizarre look at the Steelers week that was.

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The Steelers dream of a last Big Ben run to glory ended last week with a 42-21 loss in KC. Now it’s time to sift through the rubble to salvage a team for 2022. BTSC continues their recap of the past week’s events for our readers. But where they went wrong was asking the one narcissistic writer that would put a bizarre spin on it to do it. So, let’s all take a look at a BAD week in the ‘burgh together.


Sunday 1/16

  • The narrative that the Steelers did not deserve to make the playoffs range true for some people, media and fans alike in the loss to the Chiefs. It’s funny, those that felt the team were imposters were dismayed after they lost. Cinderella sometimes doesn’t have the right amount of mice to get her ready for the ball. All in all, it was one last run for Ben and good experience for a roster filled with youth. Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors taught us that they will indeed shine through, but the Steelers are not yet as beautiful as a rainbow.

Monday 1/17

  • It’s hard to keep two punters on the roster and JuJu’s re-emergence cost the Steelers a leg.

Tuesday 1/18

  • Tyson Alualu will be back next season. Let’s just hope that Jacksonville doesn’t remember where they put the veteran’s voodoo doll. Heck, they have far more problems than a 35-year old dude that doesn’t want to play there.

Wednesday 1/19

  • This is just ridiculous. If you go to Vegas, don’t waste your money on anybody else on this list. You’d be better off going to see the Golden Knights, stay at the Golden Nugget or get a Golden Shower in nearby Pahrump.

Thursday 1/20

  • I can’t believe it’s been 30 years. I didn’t think the man with a pronounced chin and cool moustache would last three years, let alone become an absolute legend. Apparently, Gene Collier didn’t think so either.
  • Mike Tomlin told media that Defensive Coordinator Keith Butler was retiring. I can’t get too excited until it becomes official. My starter-wife told me that cheating would be too much work and that we’d be together forever. I no longer believe in promises.

*Note: Butler’s retirement was announced on Saturday


Friday 1/21

  • Every coach that gets fired will be on somebody in Steeler Nation’s wish list. Unfortunately, the Steelers have a habit of hiring from within. Is it me or are Harbs’ decisions starting to become increasingly suspect? Wink Martindale is a brilliant defensive mind and John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens have scapegoated the DC for not making the playoffs, despite his unit was depleted by injury. Don’t be shocked for the Steelers to kick the tires on Martindale with Keith Butler reportedly retiring. Steelers would be impressive with Wink, but I’d tend to look towards Bobby Eubanks, Chuck Woolery or Bob Barker first.
  • The Steelers already have two-Watt brothers. Wouldn’t be nice to let Buffalo have a set of siblings.

This was the significant week that was for the Steelers, mixed-in with my black-and-gold loving life. I’m sure next week will be full of Steelers happenings as well, so we’ll have to do this again. Have a great week, but better yet have a BAD one.