Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/17/14
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The 2012 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers was tough mentally and physically for the players, coaches and the fans. Fear is hardly a word you hear thrown around when it comes to the Steelers, but the retirement of Hines Ward was the first sign of the decline of the once proud Steelers. The Steelers with all of their Super Bowl pieces starting to show their age like James Harrison and Troy Polamalu will have to go through some growing pains before they get back to an Elite level. This doesn’t mean the Steelers won’t get to the Playoffs again or even next season, but everybody showed decline in 2012. Even Ben Roethlisberger didn’t look like his old self and with that comes the Steelers having to rebuild.… Read more
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