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Color me skeptical, Ben! “Steelers maintain Super Bowl expectations despite turnover”



Perhaps it is because I still remember the first quarter of that playoff game earlier this year when the supposedly lowly-Browns were pummeling us 28-0.


Perhaps it is because we have lost our entire offensive line from lsat year, with two perennial Pro-Bowl players.

Perhaps it is because we could not keep an outside LB who appeared to be on the cusp of reaching his number 1 draft potential — after five years.


Perhaps it is because the Browns and Ravens look like the teams to beat in the AFC-North this year and most prognosticators are picking them to finish third.

Perhaps it is because Mike Tomlin is fabulous in the regular-season but woeful in the playoffs.

Perhaps it is because we have not reached a Super Bowl in the past 12 years.


Perhaps it is because of all of those reasons and many more.


Nevertheless, when the Steelers’ 39-year-old QB whom more than 60 percent of Steeler fans wanted to retire after last season says this, I am not convinced,


“Everybody in the NFL has the same goal, and that’s to win a Super Bowl,” veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. “It doesn’t matter if you come from another team, if you’ve been here for a long time, or if you’re a rookie. Everyone wants the same thing. It’s a matter of getting on the same page at the right time.”

Dan Scifo, “Steelers maintain Super Bowl expectations

despite turnover,” AP, July 22, 2021


Perhaps.


About losing those outstanding OLinemen?


Yes, Ben, you have been blessed, but those blessings are not limitless,


“I’ve been blessed to have a lot of older guys that have been here for a numerous amount of years,” Roethlisberger said. “To not have that is definitely different, but it’s just Day 1.”

Dan Scifo, “Steelers maintain Super Bowl expectations

despite turnover,” AP, July 22, 2021


Perhaps.

Color me skeptical.


I still remember the 11-0 start that led to zero playoff victories.


Always a fan, but I am growing old.

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