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Steelers embarrassed, Tomlin diminished in January

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08:01 AM ET 01.30 | Between a playoff loss, Bruce Arians' departure and Keith Butler's possible departure, Steelers fans will be happy to see January pass into February. Until we hear more from [Art Rooney II] and anything at all from [Mike Tomlin], who has been unavailable for comment as all of this has been going down, we are left with three conclusions: * Rooney and Tomlin need to do a better job communicating. The way Arians' departure was handled embarrassed the organization. It also emasculated Tomlin as coach. * Roethlisberger has every right to approach Rooney for a meeting. ... * [Dick LeBeau] had better not be planning to retire any time soon.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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January 30, 2012  08:11 AM ET

What a crock of ****, the Steelers are fine

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January 30, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Sounds like the leering press in Pittsburgh is looking to extract their pound of flesh... from whoever will permit it.

January 30, 2012  08:26 AM ET

What I miss ?

January 30, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Did the Steelers stop buying the Post-Gazette for their waiting room? They must've done something to pizz somebody off.

January 30, 2012  08:52 AM ET

The Steelers are fine, old, but fine

January 30, 2012  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The Steelers are fine, old, but fine

I keep hearing that "old" being thrown around but still not sure of who in particular it refers to, other than Casey Hampton

January 30, 2012  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What a crock of ****, the Steelers are fine

The Steelers have a way of knowing when it is time to move on. When to let a player walk and most likely, when to let a coach walk.
Change is inevitable and necessary. LeBeau, and his curious all out defense, was a gamble and it back fired. This team was not going to sit still. Injuries really hurt them.

January 30, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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The Steelers have a way of knowing when it is time to move on. When to let a player walk and most likely, when to let a coach walk. Change is inevitable and necessary. LeBeau, and his curious all out defense, was a gamble and it back fired. This team was not going to sit still. Injuries really hurt them.

What hurt them was playing Ben and others of the walking wounded after they had a play off spot locked up. When you get right down to it the #1 seed doesn't mean that much. If they had gone into the play offs healthy it would have been a different story

January 30, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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What hurt them was playing Ben and others of the walking wounded after they had a play off spot locked up. When you get right down to it the #1 seed doesn't mean that much. If they had gone into the play offs healthy it would have been a different story

I agree completely. BR should have sat prior to the playoffs. I assume that was a HC decision.

January 30, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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What hurt them was playing Ben and others of the walking wounded after they had a play off spot locked up. When you get right down to it the #1 seed doesn't mean that much. If they had gone into the play offs healthy it would have been a different story

I think Ben needs to work on getting rid of the pill a little quicker than he has been.

January 30, 2012  09:18 AM ET

The fell the same week as the Packers - not bad company to be in. They lasted one week less than the Saints and their arch-enemies from Baltimore.

One team gets rings, and everyone else gets no parade. The Steelers are a well-run, resiliant franchise. They'll be back.

The Steelers will be around and in the playoffs long after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette joins it's back issues on the garbage heap of journalistic history.

January 30, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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I think Ben needs to work on getting rid of the pill a little quicker than he has been.

Yeah I agree but at the same time 50 it's the way he's always played. I mean think about it how many qbs have really changed their playing style at his age?

January 30, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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What hurt them was playing Ben and others of the walking wounded after they had a play off spot locked up. When you get right down to it the #1 seed doesn't mean that much. If they had gone into the play offs healthy it would have been a different story

That said... Defense is getting "older"...

Time to retool?

January 30, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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I agree completely. BR should have sat prior to the playoffs. I assume that was a HC decision.

I think that Coach Tomlin couldn't say "no" to Ben. You know that any Ben is always going ot want to play and be saying that he's good to go. Needs a firm hand to run the show sometimes

January 30, 2012  09:26 AM ET

This is a truly stupid story - the steelers have had 3 Head coaches since 1969. Each one of them won a super bowl. They are not close to being embarrassing. Lots of other teams to pick from for that description

January 30, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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That said... Defense is getting "older"... Time to retool?

Other than Casey where is the D getting old? Troy? Ryan? I mean Farrior yeah, but there's two excellent LBs in Worlids and Slyvester who are trying to get the old guy out of the starting line up

January 30, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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I keep hearing that "old" being thrown around but still not sure of who in particular it refers to, other than Casey Hampton

Their 4th leading tackler is Farrior who just turned 37 earlier this month.

Keisel who lead the D line in tackles and was 7th on team in tackles will be 34 during the first month of the 2012 season.

James Harrison who co-lead the team in sacks will be 34 in May.

That and their depth is also getting old Ward (35) and Aaron Smith (35)

Those are some very important players for the Steelers, especially the first three, wouldn't you agree?

January 30, 2012  09:34 AM ET

Poor Pittsburgh. I'll bet they want to be the Browns when they grow up.

 
January 30, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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What a crock of ****, the Steelers are fine

Thats what I'm thinking. Let the clowns in New York make all the noise.

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