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How badly has Pittsburgh's reputation been damaged in recent years?

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42 minutes ago, Danger said:

That's not Pittsburgh's modus operandi. They really don't fire coaches. Tomlin isn't really doing worse now than Cowher did between 1998-2000 and they didn't fire Cowher then. Unless they finish like 6-10 or worse this year and Ben retires I don't see Tomlin going anywhere. In a different organization perhaps it's another story, but Pittsburgh's always been very loyal to their HC.

Agreed, and lets be real, an 8-8 finish last year was impressive, not a knock against him. He played his entire season with Ducky and Mason Freaking Rudolph.

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They'll be fine imo. They were a game or two back from making the playoffs with the worst cast of QBs in a long time. Big Ben is coming back and I have them going 11-5 if Ben can maintain some semblance of his prior self.

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Personally, my opinion of that organization couldn't have been lower to begin with. 

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7 hours ago, RamblinMan99 said:

We offered a better contract to Jameis Winston than New Orleans, but he opted to take less many than to play here. 

lol

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7 hours ago, RamblinMan99 said:

Think about all the headlines we have went through in recent years.  

Tomlin gets fined for calling out the refs at a press conference.  He gets fined again for cheating in a game right in front of everybody.  

We get criticized by the league for not paying LeVeon Bell.

Antonio Brown goes on a tirade and speaks out against our organization.  

Mason Rudolph, Markice Pouncey, and the gang get into a violent scuffle with Cleveland on national TV that ends up in multiple suspensions.  

We offered a better contract to Jameis Winston than New Orleans, but he opted to take less many than to play here.  

Big Ben gets called fat by Jay Glazer, and his leadership is continually questioned.  

James Harrison suddenly gets all mafia and says Tomlin gave him an "envelope" right after he leveled the guy on the field.  Rooney immediately denies it.  

I mean, what is going on in Pittsburgh?  

How did we get here, and how do we climb out?  

What happened to the days when everybody loved our team? 

Now, everybody views us as nothing but a drama show.  

 

Newborn babies at the time of those incidents are in elementary school now.

Criticism by dumb people who don't understand that RB is the most plug-and-play position on a football team.

Are we really pretending that Antonio Brown has any moral authority here?

Regardless of when first contact occurred relative to the ball being thrown, you shall not drag the QB to the ground that long after the ball is gone. Let him go.

The Steelers never offered Jameis Winston a contract.

Journalism that's even lazier than those who believe it proclaim that Ben Roethlisberger is.

List of people who have denied in the last 24 hours that the Steelers put a bounty on a player: James Harrison, James Harrison's agent, Art Rooney II. End of discussion.

What's going on is, it's 2020, but we'd much rather dwell on the past, apparently.

The Steelers have already climbed out, and the process started all the way back in 2017, when they drafted a LB, WR and RB to replace a LB, WR and RB who were becoming problematic.

What world do you live in? The Steelers have been one of the most hated teams in the NFL for decades. Success breeds contempt.

By those whom, like you, would much rather dwell on the past. The last two off-seasons have been very quiet in Pittsburgh. All the noise about the team since March 9, 2019 has come from outside.

If being a Steelers fan is such a chore, then why even bother?

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You took Vans spot as the most irritating poster.

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8 hours ago, Danger said:

Calling out the refs is no big deal. When did Tomlin "cheat"? Genuine question because I don't remember this at all.
 

Probably talking about when he tried to trip that Ravens player during a kickoff return.

 

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Was it Bam Morris that shot an M16 at a helicopter? I think we’ve always kind of been the “baddies.”

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I mean we haven't finished under .500 since 2003. We haven't finished last in our division since 1988.  Our worst record since the 16 game season was adopted is 5-11. Our reputation is about winning, and I can't see that changing any time soon.

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On 5/16/2020 at 4:23 PM, MOSteelers56 said:

Was it Bam Morris that shot an M16 at a helicopter? I think we’ve always kind of been the “baddies.”

Ernie Holmes, way back in 1973. He had a mental breakdown on the Ohio Turnpike, and he was diagnosed with acute paranoid psychosis in the wake of the event.

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On 5/16/2020 at 1:58 AM, Forge said:

Agreed, and lets be real, an 8-8 finish last year was impressive, not a knock against him. He played his entire season with Ducky and Mason Freaking Rudolph.

Seriously. Mike Tomlin should be talked about as a Coach of the Year candidate for how he handled the adversity of last season, not talked about as someone who needs to be fired. That is ridiculous.

 

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1 hour ago, Bassomatic said:

Ernie Holmes, way back in 1973. He had a mental breakdown on the Ohio Turnpike, and he was diagnosed with acute paranoid psychosis in the wake of the event.

Yeah that’s right. It was Bam Morris that was arrested with over 200 lbs of weed in his trunk. My point stands lol

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Not damaged at all. What a player does in no way detracts from the organization or city. How the organization handles its business is what sets it apart and ever since the days of Art Rooney to today the Steelers are known as a model, class franchise who run their program the right way. You may like them, or hate them, but the respect the Rooney family has built up over decades of integrity and class stands in testament to how they built the franchise. Yes, on the field the Steelers (at least since the 70s) had a brash swagger that turned people off. Teams indoctrinated into a winning culture (see New England as current example) typically act this way and rub people (their opponents) the wrong way. 

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