If you are just acsual fan of the NFL, you might be wondering why the Steelers are doing sopoorly this year. I think the final three plays in today’s loss to the Bengals might go a long way in illustrating the Steelers problems.
With 13 seconds left in the game, trailing 24-20 (after blowing the lead in 40 seconds), the Steelers have the ball 1st and 10 on the 20 yard line. On first down, with a 4 man rush, the ball is batted down. On 2nd and 10 with 9 seconds left in the game, Maddox is sacked for an 8 yard loss, and a time-out is called qit 1 second remaining. Guess what play the Steelers, in their infinte wisdom, called on 3rd and 18, trailing 24-20, with 88 yards to go and 1 second on the clock:
A screen pass to Amos Zeroue, who can’t run more than 40 yards without getting winded.
We deserve to be the worst team in football.