The Steelers are taking the week off and one has to wonder if it can get any worse for the mighty Black and Gold. The bad-dream season that was last year has turned into a year-long nightmare as the Steelers have gone 7-14 in the last calendar year, counting pre-season games. If you only look at the last 16 regular season games, or one season’s worth, they are 6-10.
In my humble opinion, they will be lucky to attain that record during this season.
In places like Cleveland and Jacksonville, this has to be old hat to them. A 6-10 record is actually something to build on. In the Steel City, however, 6-10 is abysmally bad.
The next four games on the slate are not easy games. There are three road games (New York Jets, Oakland, New England), and a home game against the defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens.
It sounds weird and horrible to say, but the Steelers might not win any of those games. They are all games they could win, but will they play well enough and make few enough mistakes to...