Frustration is defined as: “the feeling of being upset or annoyed, esp. because of inability to change or achieve something”. Really hits the nail on the head doesn’t it? Another week of frustration for Steeler Nation, unfortunately. I don’t know about you guys but I’m exhausted from all this frustration and it’s only been three games. There’s bound to be some positivity out there somewhere, right? I intend to find it. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block.
Reviewing Steelers Week 3
ESPN’s Scott Brown reviewed the Steelers Week 3 performance and pointed out something that has maybe gotten lost in all the frustration. Did anyone notice how not crappy the Special Teams is playing considering how badly they stunk it up in preseason? That’s a positive. You bet your ass that’s a positive. Brown notes that the Steelers made Bears return specialist Devin Hester a nonfactor with only 26 yards on two kickoffs. Also, kicker Shaun Suisham is a perfect 4-4 on the season. Nailed it. Can you say Super Bowl?
Steelers Report Card for Bears game
Gerry Dulac of the PPG gave the Steelers his report card for their efforts on Sunday night. Going to be hard to find the positives here. The quarterback was given a “D”. Four turnovers can do that for you. On the bright side, Ben had 406 passing yards and threw 2 of the nicest looking touchdown passes I’ve seen in a while. The offensive line got a D. On a positive note the receivers got a B with Antonio Brown’s performance and Heath Miller making an impressive return. David Johnson also had a career high 51 yards. The defensive line, linebackers and secondary all got a “C” with the line getting a C-. Brett Keisel had the only sack in the first half but clearly there was not enough pressure on Cutler the entire game. Another positive note for the Special Teams which got a B. Overall he gave the team a “D+”. Hey, that’s a nice looking plus sign isn’t it? That’s also a positive sign. Nailed it.
Thank you from Art Rooney II
To finish out this positivity fest I’ll conclude with a personal “Thank you” Steelers president Art Rooney II gave to fans after Sunday night’s game. With the Pirates playing an afternoon game and the Steelers with the Sunday night game there was all the potential of a traffic Armageddon on the North Shore. Tons of alerts went out to direct fans away from parking on the North Shore and/or arriving for the Steelers game too early to avoid a massive jam from the letting out of the Pirates game. Apparently the whole situation went off without a hitch and Rooney wanted to thank everyone for their cooperation. That’s what yinzers do, they can navigate through traffic and park efficiently for sporting events. Go through a tunnel without slowing down? That’s another story. But it’s a positive and we’ll take it.