Pittsburgh Steelers: A house divided – a season’s end
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ season has come and gone, and without much detail needed, the team, the fans and the coaches are nothing more than disappointed.
The beginning of the season showed so much promise, especially after coming off of a 13-3 campaign in the previous year. Management, players, fans and even prognosticators, were all onboard with the Steelers reaching the ultimate game, the Super Bowl.
With young draft talent and seasoned veterans ready to provide a good mix of players to pursue that goal; ultimately, it would come down to the most intangible of reasons that teams succeed or fail. Chemistry! It is often said, “United we stand, divided we fall.” This axiom proved to be prophetic regarding how the Steelers organization down to the fans functioned without regards to any type of unity.
It was bad enough that the outside media pundits pounced on the team like a bunch of hungry lions; but to have management/coaches turn on players and players turn on players, and fans turn on coaches/players, well, the results were predictable. You can call it fate or karma or both, but when so much negativity swirls around a team and organization, the ascension to the top becomes a steep hill to climb.
StrapUp and crew were especially salty with the former players taking weekly shots at the team without any semblance of allegiance to the organization. We know that they have a job to do, but some things fall under the category of, “What happened in Vegas, stays in Vegas!”