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 Post subject: Re: Roll or fold
PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:43 pm 
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It's been a long week. I've watched hundreds of Steelers games going back to the early seventies and that one was not easy. And it wasn't just an awful loss on any other Sunday. It was my birthday. And not just my birthday, but my 50th fucking birthday. It shouldn't have taken me so long to absorb the fact that it wasn't a playoff game. Of course, like most of you, I was disgusted by the call, irate at the offense/Haley turtling on 4th quarter drives prior to the last, and agonized over how poorly they managed the game after the presumed touchdown. But, upon reflection, if I know anything about this team, it's that a victory a week ago was not necessarily going to translate into playoff success, and the loss does not necessarily mean they can't go all the way. It's not as strong as the feeling I had that Cowher would finally win a Super Bowl, only from the wild card position, and not from being a top seed. But this group has that something extra, I think, and the loss could end up working as fuel for Mike Tomlin's greatest gift as a coach: motivation (obviously). In this week's game, on Christmas, we find that strength pitted against his greatest weakness: a shitty team on the road. I'm as curious as anyone to see how they'll look, cautiously optimistic that I'm right in believing they will not fall apart, and will be ready if they meet NE in the playoffs. Roll or fold, indeed. That is the question.


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 Post subject: Re: Roll or fold
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:21 pm 
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I was one of the people saying before the Pats game that the one we have to win is in the PS if we meet them there.

That is still true. But that loss has bothered me more than I ever thought it could... for all the reasons we all know.

Anyway, that performance should give us confidence if we end up in Foxborough.


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