Remembering the Pittsburgh Steelers and Their 1-10 Stretch From 1999-2000

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have posted a 2-9 record during their last 11 regular season games, and not much hope appears to be on the horizon for the proud franchise.

Their offensive line is a mess, their defense is being carved by the likes of Jake Locker and Matt Cassel, and the head coach looks like more of an incompetent buffoon every week when it comes to simple tasks like clock management.

Issues aside, the Steelers actually went through a similar stretch almost a decade and a half ago with Bill Cowher at the helm. I for one remember the last half of the 1999 season and the beginning of the 2000 campaign, especially since Pittsburgh posted a dismal 1-10 record during that 11 game span.

So with the Steelers’ current 2-9 stretch in mind, today I thought that I would reflect on that problematic period in the franchise’s history.

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  • Carl Eagan

    I really think Colbert is over-rated. My reasoning is that when Donahoe was fire Cowher was given control over player personnel and he drafted his own players and it was Colbert’s job to figure out how to sign them. Who have the team of Colbert and Tomlin drafted maybe Woodley and he does have 3 sacks this year but invisible the rest of the games. Timmon’s ? They trust a rookie over him to make the defensive play calls must be a reason. How about Gilbert and Adams? Nope they aren’t better than a 6th round pick who was an afterthough meant to be a camp body. Wallace? He was ok if Ben hit him in the hands. Lewis one year wonder so far. Of course this years draft class and DeCastro may turn out to be really good time will tell. Point is Colbert has had many more misses than hits.

    • Stanley Turner

      I agree, Colbert’s draft picks have been horrible. Time for a change!!

      • Dom DiTolla

        While Colbert has been missing more than hitting in recent years, the point of this post was to illustrate how instrumental he was in this franchise’s resurgence.

        How much longer he lasts, i have no idea. But kudos needs to go to him for what he has done. Plus, did a terrific job as Detroit’s head scout when they had some solid years in the 1990′s.

        • Stanley Turner

          Dom you are right, just frustrated over my beloved Steelers. I grateful for all he has done for the Steelers. However it is time for a new set of eyes when it comes to drafting personal

          • Dom DiTolla

            Hey man, I completely understand, everybody’s salty at what’s transpired in Pittsburgh lately.

            Drafts in recent years have been pretty lean, but that sometimes happens to teams when they’re picking in the bottom of every round. Plus, younger players sometimes can’t develop as quickly or efficiently if they’re stuck on the bench for three years either.

            I’m sure Colbert is professional enough to leave on his own terms when the time comes. I just hope that they can replace him when the time eventually comes with somebody just as terrific.

    • Nine

      I wouldn’t consider Wallace to be a miss. How about Antonio Brown? Definitely not a miss. Jarvis Jones? Wheaton? LeVeon? I think this last class was stellar. Markice Pouncey? If you think he’s a miss, the entire NFL disagrees with you because he’s a pro bowler every year.

      You keep twisting the facts to make your point. Sad.

  • Ramesh

    thanks for that. Steeler fans for the most part are in it for the long haul, we always talk about our six rings but sometimes we need a reminder that it hasn’t always been sunshine and roses

  • Carl Eagan

    nine if you believe Wallace to be a hit you really didn’t pay much attention the ladt 2 years. As for Pouncey he is very over rated and was graded less than averahe by pro football focus.