I had cautiously optimistic hopes preseason, as did much of the Pittsburgh Steelers fans, which were quickly replaced by frustrated chagrin after the first several games. But for the slow start, the real character of the team is beginning to shine through.
Now eight games into the 2012 season, a better picture can be formed of where the team is headed. Here are eight thoughts on the results of those eight games:
* The offense is better with Todd Haley. Big Ben is at an all-time best. He’s still that same gunslinger, but he’s become an efficient one now. That’s something special.
* After such a poor rushing attack early, the running backs have really stepped it up behind a sudden discovery of a nasty streak by the O-line.… Read more