Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 1/1/14
There will be plenty of time to compose a wish list of prospects for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL draft. There will be plenty of time to bid farewell to the decorated veterans who inevitably will become victims of the Steelers’ annual salary cap purge. Right now, I’m just not ready to pick myself up after Sunday night’s letdown. Isn’t a team that’s 0-4 at the quarter pole and 2-6 halfway through the season supposed to be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs in “oh-by-the-way” fashion with weeks left in the season? Had it happened that way, we’d pretty much be over it by now. Instead, like trees in autumn, the Steelers’ playoff hopes shined their brightest just before withering away for the winter, and we were left in an emotional funk similar to the one induced by Tim Tebow two years ago next Wednesday. This is how we felt after Super Bowl XLV. This is how we felt after Bill Belichick and his boys made January visits to Pittsburgh in 2001 and 2004. Thank-you cards were
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