Found December 21, 2012 on Steel City Blitz:
I’ve seen many tweets and comments regarding how this week starts the ‘playoffs’ for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I don’t view it that way. This team has never been guaranteed a playoff spot this season and my argument is that the playoffs actually started with a ‘must-win’ game in Baltimore. The Steelers, behind Charlie Batch, won that game but have proceeded to lose the next two games in different, yet equally painful fashions. The playoffs for this team have so far been a failure. Now is the time for the veterans to step up and lead this team into the ‘real’ playoffs. No more excuses, no more costly turnovers and no more mental errors. If this team is going to win the last two games of the 2012 season it will begin and end with their play and their leadership. On the defensive side of the ball, Ryan Clark has represented himself very well this season playing the majority of the time without Troy Polamalu. Both of these veterans must make tackles and must make plays in the absence of ...
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