Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Earlier this season, Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety Ryan Clark suggested that perhaps many of his teammates had become too complacent and had an expectation of winning by just walking on the field. I saw some truth in his concerns then but now his statements could not be more accurate and they start with Mike Tomlin. Apparently the loss in Oakland wasn’t enough to awaken this team. Perhaps it was the loss in Tennessee that would motivate them or maybe even the turnover-filled loss in Cleveland would be the catalyst to get this team playing with an edginess again. That would be a resounding ‘no.’ How many lessons does this team need before it starts learning them? Were those early losses not enough to make them pay attention? Did Arizona winning at New England early in the season not signal a need to be ready EVERY week? Did a horrible Jaguars’ team taking Houston to overtime not offer some notice? How on Earth do you show up at home, against a talented, yet severely flawed team and pla...
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