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12-01-2021, 12:00 AM

This is a TOTAL stretch. If I had to bet money, the 2021 Steeler season in going to end bad, most likely not making the postseason. BUT, in 1989, the Bengals defeated us by the exact same score, the Steelers went 1-5 in the division, and somehow we made the playoffs winning a game and almost a second. Again, a total stretch, but just a thought-you never know.
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12-01-2021, 02:17 PM

(12-01-2021, 12:00 AM)Steelers6rings Wrote: This is a TOTAL stretch. If I had to bet money, the 2021 Steeler season in going to end bad, most likely not making the postseason. BUT, in 1989, the Bengals defeated us by the exact same score, the Steelers went 1-5 in the division, and somehow we made the playoffs winning a game and almost a second. Again, a total stretch, but just a thought-you never know.

Yeah… One huge difference: Noll v. Tomlin… you decide…  Pi_question_mark
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12-02-2021, 12:37 AM

(12-01-2021, 02:17 PM)bbbooger Wrote: Yeah… One huge difference: Noll v. Tomlin… you decide…  Pi_question_mark

Yeah I thought the same thing. I like the optimism and historical context of this post, but Noll (even past his prime) vs. Tomlin is a mismatch. 

That said, Noll had Bubby Brister and Tomlin has a future first-ballot Hall of Famer, soooo...  Pi_nervous

IMO, the biggest arguments against a late-season rally are:
  • The '89 team played 5 losing teams in their final 6 games; the scenario is flipped in 2021. 
  • The '89 defense was 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers; the '21 defense is 30th
My opinion? The 2021 team is going nowhere. I won't be surprised if we don't win another game. If we do, it will be by the sheer will of Ben and Cam, as Tomlin's inability to unleash hell is legendary.
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12-02-2021, 07:01 AM

We may beat the Browns and the Vikings. That's all I see.


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12-02-2021, 11:58 AM

Back then we had a full fledged defense...Troy, Foot, Porter and a supporting cast. And Offense, Hines ward, Randel El, The Bus I can go on. Its great thought. But > the players we have now

Don't have any idea what the Steeler way is. They'd rather play music at Practice and Make Tic / Tok Videos. This is a Virus Not called Covid. But > Tomlinism. He's let the Steeler way be the Player way.
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12-03-2021, 04:35 AM

(12-02-2021, 07:01 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: We may beat the Browns and the Vikings. That's all I see.

I was thinking the Browns and one of the Raven games.  7-9-1
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12-03-2021, 06:42 AM

(12-03-2021, 04:35 AM)Steelers6rings Wrote:
(12-02-2021, 07:01 AM)Chucktownsteeler Wrote: We may beat the Browns and the Vikings. That's all I see.

I was thinking the Browns and one of the Raven games.  7-9-1

Yep, I am thinking 7-9-1 or 6-10-1.


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