The Steeler’s injuries are piling up, so when will the bad “luck” end?
After watching the injury-plagued Steelers blow several opportunities against the New England Patriots, you can’t help but be frustrated as a Steelers fan. Year-after-year the Steelers seem to be tormented by the injury bug. Vital peaces of the team seem to go down each and every week. Will the Steeler’s injuries ever end? When will we finally get to see the Steelers at their best?
While I truly believe the Steelers are still in a pretty favorable position to make the playoffs, I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t worried. With each new injury, Pittsburgh’s chances of bringing home a 7th Lombardi becomes even more unrealistic. No matter how many obstacles Pittsburgh overcomes, new problems seem to always emerge.
The Nightmare on Rooney Avenue
For the past several seasons, the Steelers seem to be stuck in a nightmare that fails to end. Obviously every team faces some type of adversity. However, the Steelers seem to have unusually worse “luck” than most other franchises. Suspensions keep key contributors from seeing the field. Star players, especially the Killer Bee’s, can’t seem to stay healthy. Below-average teams make the Steelers look like an NFL bottom-feeder. To say the least, sports-talk hosts always have plenty of reasons to say the Steelers are finished.
Sure, we haven’t reached Cleveland Browns status and started 6 different quarterbacks and had to deal with loonies like Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon … but then again no one can compete with the Browns when it comes to bad luck.
Hopefully the Worst Is Behind Us
It is safe to say that the Steelers Bye Week could not have come at a better time. With Big Ben, Cam Heyward, Antonio Brown, Marcus Gilbert, Ryan Shazier, Deangelo Williams, Sammie Coates (must I list even more?) all likely to appear on Pittsburgh’s next injury report, rest and time off is the thing that could benefit Pittsburgh the most.
When the Steelers travel to Baltimore on November 6th, let’s hope we will be watching a more healthy version of the Steelers suit up for a huge divisional matchup against the Ravens. More importantly, let’s hope the injury woes can soon be put behind us and this bad luck will come to an end.
And if the bad luck doesn’t quite end, at least we will never be the Cleveland Browns!