Poll: What do you think the Steelers record will be in the 2017 regular season?
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7-9 or worse
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8-8
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9-7
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10-6
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7 43.75%
11-5
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12-4
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Steelers 2017 record?
mcmillenandwife
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05-29-2017, 11:07 AM

What do you think the Steelers record will be in the 2017 regular season?

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05-29-2017, 02:44 PM

10-6  Another Tomlin coached season with no defense >

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05-29-2017, 06:49 PM

(05-29-2017, 02:44 PM)Cali-Steeler Wrote: 10-6  Another Tomlin coached season with no defense >

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LOL at the Tomlin "Office Space" meme.  Laugh
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05-30-2017, 12:46 AM

They lose 2-4 games by showing up unprepared and uninspired (like every freaking season of late). 10-6 at best with their underwhelming and much ignored Defensive Backfield issues. But, hey on a positive note they still win the North and then meet the Patriots and so it goes.....


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05-30-2017, 01:49 AM

(05-30-2017, 12:46 AM)Krunch Wrote: They lose 2-4 games by showing up unprepared and uninspired (like every freaking season of late).  10-6 at best with their underwhelming and much ignored Defensive Backfield issues.  But, hey on a positive note they still win the North and then meet the Patriots and so it goes.....

So I've gotta ask... do you get excited and actually dare to enjoy yourself when we win? Or are you too frustrated with Tomlin to have fun? 

I'm not trying to be a jerk. I'm trying to bridge the chasm between the "rah-rah rose-colored fantasy glasses" many of you believe I wear and the "Eeyore negative bull$#!t" I think some on this board are compelled to spew. Ultimately, we all love the same team and want the same result, right? It's hard for me to understand why some people even follow the Steelers when the fact that they don't win it all every single year seems to be such a source of pain and frustration. Meanwhile, I can go to a game when they're 5-9 (vs. San Diego in 2003, for example) and get almost as cranked up about winning that game as a playoff game. 

Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. It just kinda bums me (and even more, mystifies me) that some folks seem unable to truly enjoy being fans of the greatest franchise in sports.
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05-30-2017, 04:29 AM

I hate losing MORE than I enjoy winning.  I expect to win, they should expect to win.  

I think the Steelers have had the TALENT to be better than they've been since the 2012 season, but I feel the schemes on BOTH sides of the ball have hurt them.  

That defensive scheme in New England was embarrassing.  I mean what was the point?  What did they expect to happen?  

Everyone on the planet who follows the NFL knows that when you pressure Brady he gets rattled.  And then I see Bud Dupree 20 yards down field in coverage?  Harrison down field in coverage?  C'mon.  

I never want to see this man in coverage again.  





I think the secondary can play better, if they are ALLOWED to play the ball and not "tackle the catch".  I also wouldn't be surprised if we kick the tires on Revis as camp nears, let's just say one of Myron Cope's old "birdies" was on my windowsill last week.  

Offense?  I've said it countless times.  When Haley just leaves the TALENT on the field, allows Ben and his ENTIRE receiving corps to get in rhythm, nothing stops them.  When he's constantly mixing and matching, subbing in and out?  He's hurting his own offense.  The best two recent examples are the Christmas Day game's first 45 minutes compared to the last 15 and the opening two drives of the Miami WC round game.

If the status quo on the coaching staff remains I see 10-6.  If they allow the players to just play and use their athletic abilities, and stop disrespecting bad teams?  I can see them going 12-4.  

As I said in the questions thread this is a BIG season for Tomlin.  I'm curious to see how he responds to it.
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05-30-2017, 05:58 AM

Since Trigger hasn't registered yet I don't see a 6-10 prediction.

I say 11-5.
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05-30-2017, 06:56 AM

(05-30-2017, 05:58 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: Since Trigger hasn't registered yet I don't see a 6-10 prediction.

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05-30-2017, 07:10 AM

(05-30-2017, 04:29 AM)Crash Wrote: When Haley just leaves the TALENT on the field, allows Ben and his ENTIRE receiving corps to get in rhythm, nothing stops them.  


I tend to agree. In fact, Ben in no huddle calling the shots seems to be the best option... especially if they would take the flippin' radio out of his helmet so Haley (or Arians or any other OC we've ever had) isn't in his ear. Just let Ben be Ben and good things will happen. 



(05-30-2017, 04:29 AM)Crash Wrote: That defensive scheme in New England was embarrassing.  


So true I'm not sure it needs to be stated.  Laugh


(05-30-2017, 04:29 AM)Crash Wrote: As I said in the questions thread this is a BIG season for Tomlin.  I'm curious to see how he responds to it. 


I tend to agree to an extent. I suspect the Patriots are still the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl, but we've gotta be #2 in that poll, at least from the AFC. And there's no question that Steeler Nation expects nothing less than a Lombardi this year. Assuming we're able to stay relatively healthy and don't have any ridiculous suspensions pop up, anything less than a Championship is underachieving.

That said, I think Tomlin's position is extremely secure in any scenario other than a total collapse. A 2-14 season might (MIGHT) sweep him out. But anything near .500 or above and he's in no jeopardy of losing his job.
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05-30-2017, 07:42 AM

I would have believed that had Mr. Rooney not passed away. But Art II seems to be a reactionary type. If enough people yell from the rooftops that Tomlin needs to go? I could see him pulling the trigger.
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05-30-2017, 09:17 AM

(05-30-2017, 07:42 AM)Crash Wrote: I would have believed that had Mr. Rooney not passed away.  But Art II seems to be a reactionary type.  If enough people yell from the rooftops that Tomlin needs to go?  I could see him pulling the trigger.

I find it difficult to characterize any of the Rooney's behavior as reactionary, but I'll bite: What makes you think Art II is reactionary?
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05-31-2017, 02:09 AM

I see no scenario possible that Tomlin is fired anytime soon. Just not going to happen.
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06-01-2017, 11:00 AM

As already mentioned,stay healthy and no suspensions,BIG YEAR ! This team has improved each of the last three seasons,and they know they have the goods on both sides of the ball now.I got 13-3 a 9th SUPER BOWL Appearance & a 7th LOMBARDI !
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