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Steelers "embarrassed" by loss to Browns

With a far more appropriate quote from the film Gladiator applicable to the Steelers’ current predicament, the mood in the aftermath of Thursday night’s loss at Cleveland — their first loss to the Browns since 2003 — was understandably dark for the black and gold (yellow, not gold), and considerably brighter for the team that previously was 1-11.

“That’s disappointing to lose five straight,” receiver Hines Ward said in comments distributed by the team, “coming off a Super Bowl from last year.  It’s embarrassing for me.  I think it all starts with the individual. We have to continue to go out, work hard and lead by example.  We will see who really wants to go out here, play for the pride of this organization and our city, and who doesn’t want to be around here.  I am going to continue to fight my tail off even though we are not in the playoffs.   There is nothing fun about losing games, especially five in a row.  We are better than that.  We should play better than that.  We are all in it together, players and coaches.  I can’t pinpoint why we are losing.  We all have our hand in it.  We, as a group, have to come together and continue to go out and fight these last three games.”

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger agreed.  “Good word by Hines,” he said.  “Embarrassing. Disappointing.”

“Playoffs is pretty much over with,” Ward added in remarks telecast on ESPN.  “Right now we’re just playing for pride.”

Asked whether the Steelers are a “playoff team,” coach Mike Tomlin was blunt.   “Man, we haven’t won a game in five weeks.  We are just trying to win a football game.”

They get their chance in nine days, when the Packers come to town.  It’ll be interesting to see how the team is received, given that three months to the day after the Steelers celebrated a sixth Super Bowl win, their 2009 season was for all intents and purposes ended.

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  1. PennVike says: Dec 11, 2009 7:37 AM

    Playoffs???!! Playoffs??!!

  2. coldking says: Dec 11, 2009 7:37 AM

    One reason is Bruce Arians play calling!

  3. nohio says: Dec 11, 2009 7:38 AM

    Poor poor squeelers. Poor poor florio.

  4. Bill.Polian says: Dec 11, 2009 7:40 AM

    Steelers = the most overrated team in football.

  5. Philly is Full of Fags aka ErieRat says: Dec 11, 2009 7:41 AM

    Why don’t the Packers say their colors are Green and Gold? Oh that’s right, the rest of the civilized country knows the difference between Yellow and Gold. Pathetic.

  6. Patsfan1776 says: Dec 11, 2009 7:48 AM

    I guess the “unleash hell” comment was directed at the Steeler fans and not their opponents.

  7. Richm2256 says: Dec 11, 2009 7:49 AM

    “Playoffs? You’re talking about PLAYOFFS? Don’t talk to me about PLAYOFFS!”

  8. Ravens Macg says: Dec 11, 2009 7:49 AM

    Looks like the squeelers have a worse coach than the Ravens……….what a pity!!!!!

  9. goodjuan says: Dec 11, 2009 7:49 AM

    Ben must have stepped on one of those towels.

  10. DonTerrelli says: Dec 11, 2009 7:53 AM

    3 months?

  11. AzraelPC says: Dec 11, 2009 7:57 AM

    How many years in a row is it now that at least ONE team from the Super Bowl from the previous season doesn’t make the playoffs? I count 11 years in a row:
    2009 – PIT (in MAJOR jeopardy of missing)
    2008 – NE missed
    2007 – CHI missed
    2006 – PIT missed
    2005 – PHI missed
    2004 – CAR missed
    2003 – OAK and TB missed
    2002 – STL and NE missed
    2001 – NYG missed
    2000 – STL missed
    1999 – DEN and ATL missed
    1998 – Neither missed
    If I missed anything, can someone correct me? I checked the playoff history against the previous year’s Super Bowl teams, but I’m only human.
    If I am right, then that’s the epitomy of parity.

  12. trickbunny says: Dec 11, 2009 7:58 AM

    “…black and gold (yellow, not gold)”
    Thanks, Florio. Coming from a Steelers fan, it’s big of you to admit that they wear YELLOW, not gold- something I’ve been saying for years. After all, these things are SO important! ha ha….
    In case anyone in Pittsburgh is still confused about what the color “gold” looks like on a football uniform, please see teams such as the Saints, 49ers, or Rams. To see other teams who stupidly call one of their yellow uniforms “gold”, see the Redskins, Packers, or Chiefs.
    But the important thing here is that Pittsburgh has set a new record to go with their 6 Super Bowl “wins”***: The longest losing streak by a defending Super Bowl champion.
    ***most everyone who is NOT a Pittsburgh homer doe not consider SBs won by ‘roided up players or awarded by the NFL/refs association to be legitimate. :)

  13. Omega says: Dec 11, 2009 8:01 AM

    From what I saw last night the Steelers did not just get embarrassed, they got pummeled, crushed, humiliated.
    Questions abound, is Tomlin the real deal or did he just inherit a a solid team? Have the Steelers become OLD and SLOW? Is the Steelers O-Line the worse in the NFL? (Eight count ‘em eight sacks.) The Browns STARTED guys who weren’t even on the team 3 weeks ago. A CFL transfer, wavier wire rejects….
    Embarrassed? Yes, absolutely!

  14. sammm says: Dec 11, 2009 8:04 AM

    Bill.Polian says:
    December 11, 2009 7:40 AM
    Steelers = the most overrated team in football.
    Steelers – #2
    Cowboys – #1

  15. Rickah99 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:04 AM

    Note to Ben: You can’t hold onto the ball for 30 seconds in the pocket!
    Seriously, Tomlin inherited a Superbowl team…with that said, isn’t safe to assume that the jury is out on this guy?? For the life of me I can’t fathom why they keep going to the rookie WR Wallace on crucial 3rd down plays?? I can understand early in the game, but late in the game needing a 3rd down you HAVE to go to your playmakers!

  16. Ranoversquarells says: Dec 11, 2009 8:05 AM

    7 – 5 looks awfully better than 6 – 7.

  17. GoBrowns19 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:06 AM

    The cold morning just seems alot warmer today for some reason. Go Browns!

  18. ravensos says: Dec 11, 2009 8:08 AM

    Wheres Vox and the squeeler gang?
    EIGHT SACKS!!soon to be EIGHT losses!!! love it.

  19. Cubano says: Dec 11, 2009 8:14 AM

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. And I’m a Redskins Fan! This actually makes me a feel a little better!

  20. trickbunny says: Dec 11, 2009 8:15 AM

    ok, so maybe the Packers don’t consider their yellow “gold”.
    But the Redskins are still stupid :)

  21. shinsnake says: Dec 11, 2009 8:16 AM

    This Steelers team reminds me a lot of the ’06 Bengals (aside from coming off a Super Bowl victory, of course), one win away from a playoff berth when it was all said and done. Pass happy, poor defense, inconsistent, getting beat by teams they should handle, lot’s of distractions, key injuries, etc….
    You know, I remember that year on PFT, one Bengals player after another getting in trouble, and PFT harping on the team self-destructing due to the distractions even before they actually did self-destruct. Funny, you don’t quite hear that kind of talk when it applies to the Steelers…

  22. hackbart says: Dec 11, 2009 8:17 AM

    It brings to mind the part in Gladiator when they’re riding up the elevator thingie to the floor of the arena and at least one guy pisses himself.

  23. BengalsDouche2 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:19 AM

    HA!! I love it. Where are all those annoying ass Steeler fans now? God I love it. I wouldn’t care if we lost once against them this year, as long as Cleveland beat them that’s classic!!!!

  24. Emoney says: Dec 11, 2009 8:20 AM

    You guys have too much time on your hands to be arguing about uniform colors. Seriously, who gives a shit if the Steelers or the Packers call their color Gold instead of Yellow. Do you have nothing else going on in your lives that you have to worry about that?
    Personally, I am as big a Packer fan as they come, but I cannot stand the colors of my team. I don’t mind the green, but I hate the gold(yellow for you anal people). Green and Silver would be cool in my opinion. But people like tradition, and its highly unlikely the Packers will ever change their colors. Just like they’ll never change their uniforms to the CFL style jersey’s(Broncos, Vikings, Bills).

  25. IHATECRYBABYFANS says: Dec 11, 2009 8:23 AM

    Wahhhh!!! The steelers took steroids.
    Wahhhh!!! The refs cheated.
    Wahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
    Quit whinning like a little girl. The Steelers suck this year and thats all that needs to be said.

  26. ampats says: Dec 11, 2009 8:23 AM

    I guess when Tomlin said they were going to unleash HELL on the league, he meant he would be upsetting the draft order but losing to team like the Raiders and Browns.
    The only HELL he has unleashed is upon Steeler Nation and the city of Pittsburgh.

  27. BleedGreen says: Dec 11, 2009 8:24 AM

    I know this is blasphemy, but maybe its taken this long (and the previous 2 games were well played games, even if they were losses) for the Browns to gel as a team, for the new system that was put in place to start to hit home, and for everything to just start clicking. Maybe… just maybe, it takes more than a few weeks to put together a team that, for all intents and purposes, is brand new.
    People forget how incredibly hard it is to come into a team and just win, especially when the team isn’t good in the first place. There was a LOT of roster turnover in Cleveland, and maybe the guys are finally getting used to each other and building a comradery that helps them all play better?

  28. Fan of Football says: Dec 11, 2009 8:24 AM

    This is too funny. You lost to the Browns?!?!?!?

  29. John Cittebart says: Dec 11, 2009 8:25 AM

    Not surprising.
    The team is slowly becoming a “Tomlin” team.
    That is, 3 years ago, Tomlin inherited Cowher’s team that was built for the Superbowl. And the collection of Cowher’s players continue to age and the new players chosen over the last 3 years are Tomlin’s, not Cowher’s. The transition will continue next year. This always happens.
    Now, fans are getting a glimps of Toml;in’s team. Next year and thereafter, fans will see the real Tomlin team.

  30. footballnut says: Dec 11, 2009 8:28 AM

    Looks like my prediction of Steelers and Pats in the AFC Championship is even more off than Florio’s predictions…
    Another sign of the Apocolypse coming…

  31. TylerDurden says: Dec 11, 2009 8:29 AM

    Last night, in Southern California, a certain pock-marked head coach and his QB Jethro exchanged high fives and breathed a sigh of relief in not having to face their nemesis this year.

  32. Biglardawg says: Dec 11, 2009 8:32 AM

    Screw Pittsburgh. Steeler fans can now use those annoying towels to cry into.

  33. Frank says: Dec 11, 2009 8:33 AM

    Weird season.
    The Steelers may be having a down year, and as any of us who have followed the NFL for a while know, it happens. I will caution all of the rock-throwers: be careful. It’s a QB driven league and they have a great one in B.R. They will be back as contenders next year. It’s easy (but not classy) to kick their fans when their down. Let them alone.
    I’m holding on for a wild ride with my team, and even though they’re leaking oil, they still have life.
    The NFL is the best pro league in the world.

  34. packerfanfornot4life says: Dec 11, 2009 8:37 AM

    my favorite sound bite
    What’s that? Ah — Playoffs? Don’t talk about — playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game! Another game.

  35. FOOSBALL says: Dec 11, 2009 8:41 AM

    They are playing with no confidence….physically dominated by the Browns.

  36. mike says: Dec 11, 2009 8:41 AM

    SUPER BOWL HANGOVER!!! Who Cares aqt least they have a Super Bowl or 2!!! The Browns and Bungals have 0.0!! Jealous Fans!!
    It does seem as if this rape case has really messed with Ben’s head!! I predict a brand new team next year better than ever!!

  37. Ravens Fan says: Dec 11, 2009 8:47 AM

    I’m going to say it again, Squeelers lose, thaaaaaaaaaaaaa Squeelers loooooooooooooose. Mike Tomlin keep unleashing that hell. Unleash it baby.

  38. wydok says: Dec 11, 2009 8:47 AM

    Great, the Steelers egos are going to be stung and end up beating the Packers next week. :(

  39. Pack83 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:48 AM

    If the Steelers are out of the playoff race, then why did NFLN show the 5-7 teams as still in the mix last night?? The Jags have the Colts this week. The Steelers could still be a game back after the weekend, with a game against the Ravens left. Would it have been easier if they beat the cupcakes on their schedule? Hell yeah…but don’t give up on a season when 9-7 clearly has a decent chance of getting a Wild Card in the AFC.
    Everything is overstated these days…

  40. Favre On HGH says: Dec 11, 2009 8:50 AM

    Five straight losses is embarrassing. When those losses include Chiefs, Browns and the Raiders it is time to join witness protection and disappear.

  41. buckifan4life says: Dec 11, 2009 8:50 AM

    I can’t believe the Browns won that game. I’m a Browns fan and didn’t even watch it. I’ve been so disgusted that I can’t even watch them play anymore this year and they BEAT the Steelers? That’s a new LOW for them…
    Hopefully the Browns don’t go and jeapardize their No. 1 draft pick position. Hehehehe!
    Where is steelerfan, by the way?

  42. DanRooney says: Dec 11, 2009 8:51 AM

    Bill, your ‘most overrated team’ won 2 superbowls this decade.
    The real most overrated team is no other than Chokeboy Media Peyton Manning

  43. RIP__21 says: Dec 11, 2009 8:52 AM

    The steel curtain has now officially been replaced by tin foil.

  44. hayward giablommi says: Dec 11, 2009 8:52 AM

    I’ve said it before, will say it again: Mike Tomlin=Ray Rhodes (with a Super Bowl win). The fire and brimstone philosophy wears thin quickly.
    If the team is not responding to his message now, what makes anyone think his message will resonate going forward??

  45. Wick says: Dec 11, 2009 8:53 AM

    Whatever feint light that previously existed at the end of the tunnel has been extinguished completely. We’re done. Over.
    Having said that, this is the time to see how much pride these players have gunning at Green Bay, Baltimore and Miami.
    And even though we should play hard — let’s not force injured players to go. Troy should shut it down and come back 100% in 2010. If Hines is hurt, let Wallace and Sweed get some heavy reps. If Ben is having headaches, get Dixon out there to see what we have there.
    Lastly, the last time we came off a really shitty season — we drafted 11th and selected Ben Roethlisberger, who would lead us to our first two Super Bowl Titles since the late seventies, so it could be a blessing in disguise. We could get an infusion of talent, development from a number of young players and a bitter resolve to fuel us next season. Time will tell.

  46. chunga says: Dec 11, 2009 8:58 AM

    Steelers have always been a fraud. The referees gave them both of those championships. We’re all seeing the true Steelers team now. Tomlin doesn’t know his ass from his elbow.

  47. Vots says: Dec 11, 2009 9:04 AM

    There’s more then one shade of gold.
    Most people, and all the people on PFT obviously, think of that darker, metallic gold when they think of the color. But there’s more then 1 shade of it.
    From the American Heritage Dictionary…
    “A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow.”
    So while the Rams and 49ers wear the more traditional, metallic, color of gold. The Packers and Steelers also sport a more vivid color of gold.

  48. Holeinone09 says: Dec 11, 2009 9:05 AM

    Another terrible performance last night. It was painful to watch, again. It was a general replay of the same general problems we have had all year. Poor blocking from the offensive line, inability to establish a running game, poor tackling, lack of pass coverage on key plays, poor special teams play.
    Give the Browns credit for playing way over their heads. Their pass coverage was awesome (I wish the Steelers could play coverage that well!), and they confused the Steelers with their pass rush schemes apparently. Cribbs is a very good player of course.
    While I continue to believe the Steelers are a much better team than they have showed the past 5 games, the bottom line is that they have lost to some sorry teams, so that makes the Steelers a bad team right now.
    It is unfortunate to go from Super Bowl winner to not even making the playoffs and after being 6-2, but it is what it is. You can’t win the Super Bowl every year. Can’t make excuses for the injuries, etc. In the remaing games, it would be nice to see a few victories to get rid of the bad taste, but that might not happen.
    It seems obvious that some changes will need made next year. They have to strenghen the offensive line and defensive backfield. Also, Farrior seems to have lost a step or two. He looked very bad last night in missing tackles, and that is not the first time this year. The special teams coach might get canned. And someone has to question some of the play calls by Arians. I would not be so quick to let Parker go either, since having both him and Mendenhall makes a decent 1-2 punch that many teams seem to have, even though Arians has not figured out how to properly use either of them.
    Steeler fans, we have won more than our fair share, so enjoy the holidays with your families and watch the rest of the games in a relaxed mode. Let the haters have their fun now, I guess it is their turn.
    We will be back next year.

  49. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Dec 11, 2009 9:06 AM

    Big Ben is still the best QB in football.
    Morons who missed how he’s played since he started in the NFL are pretty much oblivious if they don’t agree.
    Brady is good, with a dirty Oline and a running game, but he gives up in big games when things go wrong.
    Not Ben. Always have a chance. Same cannot really be said with any other starter save for Brent Farve.
    But if your team has Joe Flacco or Brady Quinn as it’s starter, I can see how good quarterbacking would be lost on that individual.

  50. Ravens Fan says: Dec 11, 2009 9:10 AM

    Playing for pride? Isn’t that what the Rams are playing for? Way to give up Squeelers. I want another chance at Dennis Dixon. The hell with Roethlishomo.

  51. Supersuckers says: Dec 11, 2009 9:13 AM

    I am embarrased for Pittsburgh

  52. trickbunny says: Dec 11, 2009 9:14 AM

    Loving all the sour grapes comments by Steelers fans this morning.
    “You’re talking about the difference between yellow and gold?? Get a life!”
    (learn to recognize when people are joking around- no one is blowing a gasket over whether the steelers pants are yellow or gold- just poking a little fun. relax.)
    “You’re just jealous ’cause the Steelers have won 6 Super Bowls and the Browns and Bengals have won zero!!
    (Yeah, great. All we’re really concerned with is how the Steelers looked sad and pathetic last night- and how they were knocked out of playoff contention and utterly embarrassed by a 1-11 team they take for granted they’re going to beat. No one’s really thinking about those Super Bowls. Seems like the distant past now.)
    “Wahhhh!!! The steelers took steroids. Wahhhh!!! The refs cheated.”
    (Yes they did take steroids in the 70s Super Bowls- are you going to deny that?- and it’s true: the refs are apparently no longer working for the Rooneys. The only people who *don’t* believe these things are Steelers fans- a demographic who’s opinion doesn’t matter to me.)
    The AFC North is changing. The elevator cable has snapped for the Steelers and Ravens and the Bengals and Browns are on the way up- Bring AFC North titles back where they belong- the state of Ohio… not Shitsburg, Pennsyltucky or Ballsgalore, Fairyland.
    Fire away, Steelers faithful :)

  53. Patsfan1776 says: Dec 11, 2009 9:15 AM

    Florio,
    I think you need to do an analysis on whether or not winning is bad for the Browns. Winning is usually better than losing but it may cause people to think that the ass-clown that is Mangini is actually turning the team around.

  54. rydendonkeys says: Dec 11, 2009 9:18 AM

    How many TDs did the Defense score over the course of these 5 straight losses since I told all you Steeler fans they can’t win without them?
    NONE
    5 straight losses
    What a joke?
    Can Troy Polamalu win the MVP by not playing?

  55. VoxVeritas says: Dec 11, 2009 9:21 AM

    “Wheres Vox and the squeeler gang?”
    Dude I am NOT a Steelers fan.

  56. WhoPlaysWhere says: Dec 11, 2009 9:27 AM

    @Frank,
    Why is it a weird season? Becasue the Steelers aren’t playing well? Last I checked there are 31 other teams in the league and they all seems to be falling right where they should (other than a surprise or two). Hardly constitutes a weird season.
    Reference: 2006, one year after the Steelers win 2005 Super Bowl. They go 8-8 and miss the playoffs. If this team ever wants to be a dynasty, they might want to try some consistency. The fans of the rusted out Steel City might want something more than a Super Bowl and then a huge letdown.
    Also Frank, to call B.R. (aka Fatty, Twinkie, or Michelin Man) a great quarterback is just a lack of knowledge. The fact that the Steelers aren’t having success this year is more of a fact that he isn’t a great quarterback. 8 weeks ago, the Steelers proclaimed no longer could they rely on their defense and their running game, they were letting Big Ben run the show. 5 straight loses, need I say more!! This team can’t score points. Paging Mr. Dixon…..Mr. Dixon, please take your spot under center!!

  57. chapnasty says: Dec 11, 2009 9:29 AM

    This is great, where are all the Steeler fans? Seems to be all the haters this morning. Steeler fans can dish it out but they can never take it.

  58. Warlock says: Dec 11, 2009 9:30 AM

    I’m not surprised,just another example of players who have won the big one thinking all they have to do is show up.Arians was bad a Temple and even worse in the NFL.Time to get back to smash mouth football and stop trying to be cute out there

  59. Holeinone09 says: Dec 11, 2009 9:33 AM

    trickbunny, wow, you are getting a little ahead of yourself, no? The elevator cable snapped? How many times have the Browns beaten the Steelers in the past 13 games they have played? Yes it was last night, but holy hell, give me a break. Congrats to the Browns for winning the game last night, for a freakin change. Congrats to the Bengals for having a good season, for a freakin change. If you think the Steelers entire franchise will be changing because of this one poor season so far, you should think again. No need to make up the dumb names for cities and states either. It makes you look uneducated.
    But please enjoy the moment. It likely won’t last beyond this year. After this year, expect the Steelers to make changes and reverse the tide.

  60. Favre On HGH says: Dec 11, 2009 9:40 AM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNGVMIwamL8&feature=related

  61. ravensos says: Dec 11, 2009 9:40 AM

    Frank Burns where are you?

  62. Favre On HGH says: Dec 11, 2009 9:43 AM

    With a far more appropriate quote from the film Gladiator
    ——————
    I’d say this is more appropriate than comparing the Squeelers to Gladiator.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCmlLJdJobU

  63. Wick says: Dec 11, 2009 9:46 AM

    trickbunny,
    you appear to have deeply-rooted issues of insecurity and self-worth — you’ve got the emotional and intellectual maturity on an eleven-fourteen year old, yet are presumably much older than that.
    small dick guy always hates the cat who’s hung.
    figure out which one you are, pee wee – ‘cuz we all sure have.

  64. steelergirl says: Dec 11, 2009 9:54 AM

    Sincere congatulations to the Browns..we deserve the season we are having..and I am sure this is a BIG moment….Have always loved the Browns rivalry… and am actually glad you are gonna make it interesting again!
    As a Pittsburgh native and someone who has around as a teenager for the 70′s wins.. and a dinosaur for these last two,:) … I realize the Steeler Faithful have had an embarrasment of riches in the Super Bowl department..time to spread the wealth..
    At least the Browns are an original franchise team ..and their fans are always well educated folks to debate about the game.
    Hope Ben keeps his head up..he will need all the intestinal fortitude he’s got to get thru the next few weeks and to pick it up again next season..
    Oh yeah I live in Kentucky now ..so according to a previous post ..I guess that makes me a proud Pennslyltuckian??
    Go Steelers!

  65. mattitude says: Dec 11, 2009 9:56 AM

    VoxVeritas says:
    December 11, 2009 9:21 AM
    “Wheres Vox and the squeeler gang?”
    Dude I am NOT a Steelers fan.
    ————————————————
    Exactly. Everybody knows the Steelers are not nearly a gay enough team for him to follow.

  66. ravensos says: Dec 11, 2009 9:56 AM

    my apologies Vox I was think FB and typed you for some reason

  67. Holeinone09 says: Dec 11, 2009 9:58 AM

    chapnasty
    Do you know why all the haters are here? Because the Steelers have beat the crap out of so many teams for so many years that when the Steelers lose it is like that team won the damn Super Bowl. In fact, when a team plays the Steelers, they treat it as a Super Bowl game. That is because of history and what the Steelers have done compared to other teams. History can’t be changed. No team wins it every year. Otherwise nobody but Steeler fans would watch the games. I would rather have been a Steeler fan all these long years than a fan of any other team. I have already seen my fair share of great victories and all 6 Super Bowl wins that I will always remember, while some of you are basking in the glory of ONE worthless win by a Browns team that is going nowhere and frankly has not gone anywhere in it’s history.
    I am just tellin ya. Enjoy the moment, it won’t last long.
    GO STEELERS!

  68. favrecansuckit says: Dec 11, 2009 9:59 AM

    Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says:
    December 11, 2009 9:06 AM
    Big Ben is still the best QB in football.
    ——————————————————–
    You’re an absolute idiot, put your helmet back on and go to your room.

  69. boysroll says: Dec 11, 2009 9:59 AM

    overrated team those squealers are….tomlin is unleashing hell…lmfao. this team is heading south as how the hell can you lose to the woeful browns.
    that is really embarassing and this franschise is heading south fast for many years to come.

  70. mattitude says: Dec 11, 2009 9:59 AM

    Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says:
    December 11, 2009 9:06 AM
    Big Ben is still the best QB in football.
    ————————————————-
    Uhh….do you remember the 2006 season? I know Big Ben would like to forget it. He lead the league in picks with 23.

  71. Katmanduu says: Dec 11, 2009 10:04 AM

    Well haters, they DID win the Super Bowl in February. I think most, if not all of your crap teams that you support haven’t won any, and if they have, they have a looooong ways to go to get to six.
    Just think, all those years of drafting late, and the Steelers still win. When you think of it that way, what does it say about your team?
    Um…..yeah. That’s what I thought.

  72. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Dec 11, 2009 10:05 AM

    2010 prediction: James Harrison will win DPOY because as he’s finding out this season, he’s garbino without HGH. Next year he’ll saddle back up with the cream and the clear.

  73. Zaggs says: Dec 11, 2009 10:05 AM

    So much for Big Ben being a big time quarterback. last play of the game for him and he had two wide open targets on the left (83 and someone else). Instead he kept his eyes on Holmes the entire time and that pass should have been a pick six.

  74. olskool711 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:08 AM

    Wick
    Possibly what you say it true, but one thing is for sure, what trickbunny said is accurate and common knowledge for anyone that knows football.
    A decade of a (ehemm, alleged by their own players) steriod abuse, that appears to be responsible for a number of those players having passed away, is smoke that surely indicates fire.
    As far as an illegitimate super bowl victory over the Seahawks goes, since Dan Rooney wrote that Seahawks fan and told him that what we saw that day we didn’t really see, then I guess you and him are right. The refs didn’t really decide that game. That really wasn’t the biggest ripoff in NFL history. Mr. Rooney and you have a wisdom the rest of planet earth doesn’t understand.

  75. Majik Man says: Dec 11, 2009 10:08 AM

    Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: December 11, 2009 9:06 AM
    Big Ben is still the best QB in football.
    _______________
    Really dude? Ben isn’t even the best QB in his division, that would be Palmer hands down. And after watching him last night, he might not even be the best QB on his team.
    He is way over blown because of his “good” rookie season, if you call 2600 yards a good year. They won that first Super Bowl despite him and his QB rating of 18. If the Steelers actually had a top tier QB, like a Manning, Brees, or Favre, they would have a lot more than those 2 rings that Ben “won” with that defense.

  76. danlinker says: Dec 11, 2009 10:14 AM

    Too bad steeler fans. People in AZ laughed their asses off last night. Great game. How’s that super bowl hangover everyone talks about?
    Cards 8-4 and will win the division. Stew on that.

  77. jaydee327 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:15 AM

    Neither guy said they were specifically embarrassed for losing to the Browns. I think both of them were referring to the fact that they have lost 5 straight, but Florio is embarrassed about it so he gives the article this title. Suck ass frontrunner that he is.

  78. olskool711 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:17 AM

    How many steelers cried last night?
    I’m still trying to get the final tally.
    Watching the post game interviews was like watching: He’s Not That Into You, The Way we Were, Love Story, etc…
    Gladiator?
    The Browns were “not merciful”

  79. damnitall says: Dec 11, 2009 10:22 AM

    @Vots
    From the American Heritage Dictionary…
    “A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow.”
    If you want to see the difference from gold to yellow, go look at a printers PMS book. I’ll go along with the light olive-brown color but their is nothing even close to strong to vivid yellow color for gold. Just because someone wrote it in a dictionary doesn’t mean they know anything about color.

  80. wtf cash on delivery says: Dec 11, 2009 10:22 AM

    who didn’t see this win coming

  81. nochance says: Dec 11, 2009 10:23 AM

    not too long ago I remember a lot a of people were using the term ” sixburgh”. After next weeks game against GB, that term might take on a whole new meaning

  82. IHATECRYBABYFANS says: Dec 11, 2009 10:29 AM

    Wahhh!!!!! They are the only team that took steriods? Didn’t Lyle Alzado die from steroids? Wasn’t he on about three or four different teams in his career? They did not take steroids though.
    WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
    Refs cheated!!!!!! WAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
    Kepp crying like p*ssies.
    One more thing, WAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  83. MBone says: Dec 11, 2009 10:29 AM

    Hines Ward (aka the dirtiest player in the NFL) shouldn’t be as embarrassed with the loss as he should that he cried after the game (per Rachel Nichols on ESPN).
    Crying after a regular season football game? Seriously? That’s almost as bad as Big Ben pouting after a Super Bowl victory.
    Pathetic.

  84. mattitude says: Dec 11, 2009 10:41 AM

    Wick says:
    you’ve got the emotional and intellectual maturity on an eleven-fourteen year old
    ————————————————-
    Wait, did you just say that he’s 1,114 years old?
    OR
    Did you mean elven, implying that’s he’s a short adolescent with pointy ears?

  85. Jungle Juice says: Dec 11, 2009 10:42 AM

    I can tell you why you are losing Hines. Half the guys look like they are out of shape. They get tired in the fourth qtr.
    Plus, unlike teams like the Bengals and Browns, the Steelers usually have been very lucky with injuries.
    The Bengals had to put like 15 guys on IR last year and have lost a few starters this year including the NFLs leading sacker at the time.
    The Steelers aren’t used to having to make up for injuries or out of shape players.
    This is where you find out if Tomlin is any good.

  86. shawnc16 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:42 AM

    AzraelPC that list is insane, I would have bet the house that no way that would happen for 5 straight years much less 11.
    As a Raven fan I would love to say the steelers suck and they have been playing horrible recently but most of there problems can be traced to one area (offensive line) even though there is also some head scratching play calling, but since the problems are mainly in one area that makes it easier to fix then if they had problems at every position.
    They will fix the O-line in the off season and next year they are back to being those steelers that I hate until then I’ll be happy every time they lose.

  87. TheBigOldDog says: Dec 11, 2009 10:47 AM

    Will Hines Ward by crying at his locker later today?

  88. hoss29 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:49 AM

    I love people that call the Steelers cheaters blah blah blah. We got 6 how many do you got.
    Also we have a franchise who is a tried and true winning organization.
    For the ‘Skins fan who wants to laugh at the Steelers fan is that because your whole town is full of Steelers fans or is it because your stadium is like a home game for the Steelers or maybe it is just because you know that you still have Snyder and his boy toy Vinny in charge.
    All the rest of you fans I laugh at you for feeling relieved that you don’t have to watch Pittsburgh get their 7th yet but Ben will get another it is a matter of time.

  89. slutnuts says: Dec 11, 2009 10:51 AM

    while we’re complaining about colors, how about the steelers claiming they wear black. look at the people who are considered black, that is nothing close to the steelers version of “black”.

  90. hoss29 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:52 AM

    Danlinker who won the SB last year??

  91. trickbunny says: Dec 11, 2009 10:54 AM

    The truth comes out. Tomlin won a SB with Cowher’s team.
    Now we’re watching Tomlin’s team.

  92. FlorioBorio says: Dec 11, 2009 10:55 AM

    trickbunny says:
    December 11, 2009 7:58 AM
    “…black and gold (yellow, not gold)”
    Thanks, Florio. Coming from a Steelers fan, it’s big of you to admit that they wear YELLOW, not gold- something I’ve been saying for years. After all, these things are SO important! ha ha….
    In case anyone in Pittsburgh is still confused about what the color “gold” looks like on a football uniform, please see teams such as the Saints, 49ers, or Rams. To see other teams who stupidly call one of their yellow uniforms “gold”, see the Redskins, Packers, or Chiefs.
    But the important thing here is that Pittsburgh has set a new record to go with their 6 Super Bowl “wins”***: The longest losing streak by a defending Super Bowl champion.
    ***most everyone who is NOT a Pittsburgh homer doe not consider SBs won by ‘roided up players or awarded by the NFL/refs association to be legitimate. :)
    __________
    ***just as most everyone who is NOT a New England homer consider SBs won by Spygate camera information to be legitimate either.

  93. Whit says: Dec 11, 2009 10:55 AM

    I don’t congraduate fans of other teams much…if at all…because we as fans really don’t do much aside from talk about these things. However Cleveland fans deserve this one. My question? Are you guys concerned at all that this win might save Mangini’s job?
    To be honest I’d be suprised if the Steelers win another game this year after losing to the Browns. The secondary is still awful. The offense plays with no confidence. I think I’m finally joining with other Steelers fans in saying Arians needs to go.
    But for all the usual suspects who say that the Steelers can’t come back from us….
    2000 Record 9-7
    2001 13-3
    2003 6-10
    2004 15-1
    I’m looking foward to some higher than usual Steelers draft picks in the spring. In the meantime, a well deserved Saints superbowl run. And the Bengals being one and done in the playoffs.
    @trickbunny
    On steroids…Chuck Noll strongly discouraged Drug use. Only a few Steelers of the 70s era experiemented with steroids and they are well known. No one other than anonymous fans would chalk up the Steelers 4 titles to steroids.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/232404-the-steelers-steroids-and-profound-misconceptions

  94. Holeinone09 says: Dec 11, 2009 10:56 AM

    trickbunny >
    You really don’t have to kill yourself because the Browns beat the Steelers. You need some help pal. You are as giddy as a little school girl about the Steelers losing a game to the Browns. Are you also licking your computer screen with gay delight? Hey, if that gives you such happiness, then by all means enjoy!
    And listen up jackass, one season does not dictact a franchise’s history. The entire history does. I can guarandamntee that whichever team you follow, it does not have the record the Steelers have over their history. What the Steelers as a franchise has done is a part of history, in the record books, if you have a clue. No elevator cable snapped based on one season, unless you decide to wrap that around your neck when you decide to kill yourself as you said in your own post!
    You UNEDUCATED dope.

  95. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 11, 2009 10:59 AM

    I have to admit that I am very surprised by the Steelers collapse here…the loss of Polamalu is shown to be pretty big. But their dysfunction on offense is a bit more disturbing.
    One wonders the impact of Ward’s words on Ben’s psyche with all Roethlisberger already has on his plate with his personal life. A wise man once said: If you push something hard enough…it will fall over.

  96. steelersmichele says: Dec 11, 2009 11:01 AM

    So many Steelers haters in here today. I love it. Our team lost and all people want to do is talk about my team.
    Yes, we stink. Yes, we’re horrible this season, and yes, it looks like the players went out on the field and just didn’t care. Our season is over and the way it is ending is an embarrassment.
    What else can I say. I’m not going to make excuses. But at the end of the season, one team will be a SB winner and the other 31 will be losers just like my team–and it won’t matter what our records were. We’ll just get a higher draft pick. And after February, I’ll make sure I’m here saying “ha ha…your team lost. You’re losers. You suck because you didn’t get to the SB. LOSERS. Awww, wanna cry now?”
    So go ahead and bash my team. Go on and on about how the refs gave us our SB wins and how bad Tomlin is and how he inherited Cowher’s team. (what the hell does that mean anyways–did you seriously expect Tomlin to come in and get rid of all the players. And seriously, how long did it take Cowher to win a SB?).
    So I’m not going to live in the past and mention our rings (because for some reason, people just get fired up when they hear the Steelers have more then their team).
    And thank God for the refs. Geez, what can I say–they really favor the Steelers and throw calls our way to help us win games (because yeah, they helped us beat the Chiefs, the Raiders and the Browns this year).
    And a shout out to the NFL for liking the Steelers so much and not requiring our players to take drug tests. Thank God we get special treatment in that regard.
    And people say athletes are dumb.

  97. kravenm3 says: Dec 11, 2009 11:09 AM

    Well, fellow Steelers fans, it is our turn to once again watch the parade go by. It is undeniable that Tomlin has a lot of areas he needs to make changes in. Personally I would like to see Arians flipping burgers next year! However, with as flat as the Steelers looked in that game I don’t think it would have mattered who was calling the plays. Looks like it is time to find out what Mike Tomlin is really made of. It is easy to say he is a great coach because he won a SB in his second year but we haven’t really seen him face adversity yet. Bottom line, we suck this year and people are gonna give us hell for it. To all you haters….bring it on….we deserve it.

  98. trickbunny says: Dec 11, 2009 11:14 AM

    hoss29 says:
    December 11, 2009 10:49 AM
    For the ‘Skins fan who wants to laugh at the Steelers fan is that because your whole town is full of Steelers fans…
    ————————————————
    I live in the DC area, but I’m not a Redskins fan. I’m originally from the Cleveland area. But I have lived in DC for over 20 years… and you know what? You’re right. The DC area *IS* full of Steeler fans. So is Baltimore, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Seattle, London, and the planet Mars.
    But the *real* question is, “Gee, are there really that many people who are from Pittsburgh living all around the country?”
    Of course not. So if there are Steelers fans living all over the place who or not from, nor have any real connection to, the Pittsburgh area- what kind of fans does that make them?
    Give you a hint: starts with a B… and ends with “wagon”….
    I’m happy to be part of a fanbase where 75% of it is NOT made up of people who like wearing the color black or just feel the need to root for anyone who plays in a Super Bowl.
    Bandwagon fans should be rounded up and exterminated like cockroaches.

  99. johnnydom says: Dec 11, 2009 11:19 AM

    First to all the Steeler faithful: HA HA HA HA HA HA .
    Sit home and watch the playoffs. We as Browns fans have endured the butt of jokes all season long and we have deserved the bad jokes and comments.
    But for one night we beat you, maybe the rivalry will again mean something again. Your team is well run, ours is not , well coached(except yesterday) ours is not, you have won Super Bowls, well you get it.
    I still believe that Mangini needs to find some other team to destroy and take Daboll with hiim, but for one cold night we beat you, and we can gloat.Take that Steeler faithful!

  100. Frank Burns says: Dec 11, 2009 11:20 AM

    Majik Man says:
    Really dude? Ben isn’t even the best QB in his division, that would be Palmer hands down. And after watching him last night, he might not even be the best QB on his team.
    ————————————–
    Lay off the crack pipe, dude, it’s rotting your brain.
    Palmer isn’t even the best QB on his own team. The Bengals are about to win a title because they shifted the focus off him, and onto the running game. Palmer is the most overhyped choker there ever was.
    The difference is, Ben has carried his team before, Palmer can’t. He’s a game manager who needs big run games and a defense to do the scoring for him — like against Detroit.

  101. Frank Burns says: Dec 11, 2009 11:21 AM

    You can tell a team’s success by the number of haters who pile on when they lose.
    The Steelers should be embarrassed, right now they couldn’t beat a high-school JV squad.
    I think they could take the Ravens though.

  102. cmelton says: Dec 11, 2009 11:27 AM

    Oh Frank Burns… I was wondering how long you would be hiding.
    The Steelers losing streak is going to go to 7 in a row. Green Bay and the Ravens are going to beat a Steelers team that has lost all chemistry.

  103. Latrobe says: Dec 11, 2009 11:40 AM

    Tomlin has had game management issues in the past. Now he is proving to have game prep issues, as well. It’s inexcusable that this team hasn’t been prepared for the lamest teams in the league all season. The Steelers should be 12-1 or, at worst, 11-2 with losses actually to Minnesota and, perhaps, Baltimore. Mr. Rooney, Tomlin is not representing us very well at all. Give him next year to correct his difficiencies or please get a new coach. I couldn’t sleep last night. Black and gold, forever . . .

  104. steelersmichele says: Dec 11, 2009 11:46 AM

    trickbunny. Obviously you’re not keen on history because you don’t know why there are Steelers fans (and not bandwagon fans) are all over the country. Back in the day when the Steel industry collapsed, there were no jobs in Pittsburgh, so people left the city to find jobs throughout the country. (This is where you can be smart and intelligent and bash the city of Pittsburgh.)
    If you ask most of those people, they do have some connection to Pittsburgh. So you*real* question has been answered.
    I take it you’re a Browns fan who moved away from Cleveland for work/school, so you basically did the same thing most Steelers fans did.
    As for being a fan of a team where 75% of the fanbase is not made up of bandwagon fans, I’m guessing that the 75% of the people you are talking about also moved out of the Cleveland area to find work. Because from the looks of the empty stadium last night, Many bandwagon Browns fans stayed home because they thought their team was going to lose to the Steelers.
    According to your theory, a lot of bandwagon Steelers fans spend a ton of money going to opposing teams’ stadiums ever year. Maybe they are also swinging fake terrible towels.

  105. i'm president charlie! says: Dec 11, 2009 11:47 AM

    Steelers fan here (seems some people on here are taking attendance)…Very disappointed in the lack of effort on both sides of the ball. Maybe its time for Mr. Rooney to come back from Ireland and make some sweeping changes to right this sinking ship so this situation does not creep into next year?
    Everyone wanted to use beating the Steelers as a measuring stick for success. Well, sorry to pop your bubble, but there are much larger fish to fry…namely the Saints and Colts.
    At least I can kick up my feet now and watch the rest of the season/playoffs unfold. Only 1 team will hold up Lombardi come the end of this season. Hopefully they will be wearing “Black and Gold” once again this season.
    Go Saints!

  106. trickbunny says: Dec 11, 2009 11:48 AM

    HEY HOLEINONE09
    Reading your angry, angry posts is making me happy :)
    I picture you furiously pounding on your keyboard, beads of sweat running down your furrowed brow while you rack your brain for weak-ass comebacks. Loser.
    Keep it coming. You’re making my day because I WANT to see the most arrogant and smug of Steelers fans go ballistic with rage. Your posts are saying exactly that about you.
    “You are as giddy as a little school girl about the Steelers losing a game to the Browns.”
    WRONG. I’m as giddy as a schoolgirl watching the Steelers season implode. Hell, I was giddy two weeks ago when they got clobbered by the shitty Chiefs and was double giddy when the Raiders (a.k.a. the Browns of the west coast) beat you. Last night was just the icing on the cake.
    It may not seem like it to you (not that it matters- ’cause I sure as hell don’t care what you think), but I am far too humble to gloat about the lowly Browns 2 wins this year- with one being against a team that has beaten them 12 times in a row. I mean, duh. I am, however, beside myself with glee that things are FINALLY going downhill fast for you- no matter *who* is causing it.
    And for those Steeler fans who are saying things like “It’s one bad season. We’ll be back next year,” don’t be so sure. What you’re seeing now is no longer Bill Cowher’s team. You’re starting to see Mike “Lily” Tomlin’s team. Hines Ward will be 34. The O line is getting old and slow. Doubt is creeping in. The cracks are spreading. The facade is crumbling. The refs association is repeatedly calling about their overdue payments.
    I think the 80s are about to repeat in the city of Pittsburgh.
    Lovin’ it.

  107. bwisnasky says: Dec 11, 2009 11:57 AM

    On steroids…Chuck Noll strongly discouraged Drug use. Only a few Steelers of the 70s era experiemented with steroids and they are well known. No one other than anonymous fans would chalk up the Steelers 4 titles to steroids.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/232404-the-steelers-steroids-and-profound-misconceptions
    —————————————————-
    The last place in the world I would ever cite for fact is bleacher report…. well.. that and PFT

  108. Majik Man says: Dec 11, 2009 12:02 PM

    Frank
    Yeah, Big Ben carries that team, just like he did last night against the worst team in football. And it’s funny to hear a Steeler fan call another QB a game manager, when that’s exactly what Big Ben is. His first SB win, he threw for 2300 yards in 12 games. Not even 200 yards a game. Then he had the impressive QB rating of 18 in the Super Bowl.
    Last year, he threw for 3300 yards 17 TD’s, and 15 picks, and they win the Super Bowl again with Ben the game manager.
    Ben is only successful when not asked to do much. Look at this year, his best statistical year by far (which still isn’t that good), and the Steelers are 6-7. When Ben is asked to carry the team, he takes them right to the cellar.

  109. slutnuts says: Dec 11, 2009 12:04 PM

    so you are only allowed to cheer for the team in your area now? being from toronto, can i cheer at all, or does that make me a “bandwagon” fan of the team i cheer for.
    sorry pal but real fans pick a team young, regardless of area, and stick with that team

  110. bwisnasky says: Dec 11, 2009 12:06 PM

    Of course not. So if there are Steelers fans living all over the place who or not from, nor have any real connection to, the Pittsburgh area- what kind of fans does that make them?
    Give you a hint: starts with a B… and ends with “wagon”….
    —————————————————-
    Not a Steeler fan, but married into a whole damned family of them. But I am a Raider fan, and have been since I’ve been a little kid. I have absolutely no ties to Oakland, or hell, even California outside of I went to boot camp there…. born and raised in Illinois, live in NC now. But I can assure you, I’ve put up with watching the cryptkeeper destroy my once proud favorite team…. and I am still a fan of them. I will be til the day I die. I am not a bandwagon fan. And to claim that someone has to have a real “tie” to a geographical location to be a fan of a team or they are bandwagon fans is blatantly stupid.

  111. HardcoreH1 says: Dec 11, 2009 12:14 PM

    @frank burns
    When has Ben ever carried his team? When Ben is trying to carry the team he throws a bunch of INTs, gets sacked, and goes to the bench with his gay little hat turned around backwards. Then he crosses his arms, pouts, cusses, and acts like he’s the only guy out there who is losing.
    Carson CARRIED the Bengals to last minute wins over the Packers in week 2, Steelers in week 3, Browns in week 4, and Ravens in week 5. Not to mention his 5 touchdown/4 incompletion game against the Bears. They are a running team now but when the game us on the line he knows how to win.
    I’d much rather have the game in a decision makers hands than in the hands if someone who runs around in the pocket for 20 seconds.
    Then again I wouldn’t expect a guy who rides helmetless on a motorcycle through the city where he is considered a god to be capable of good decisions. He’s also an alleged rapist and a confirmed douche bag.

  112. MBone says: Dec 11, 2009 12:43 PM

    @steelersmichele
    Your “steel industry collapsed and a lot of people moved out of Pittsburgh” story is a load of crap. Yes, there is a certain percentage of your fans that are transplants or who’s parents were transplants, however I’d guess that a good 75% of the non-Pittsburgh area Steelers fans have absolutely zero ties to Pittsburgh. They just like cheering for a winner, which the Steelers obviously have been.
    If your story were true, Lions fans would be taking over the country considering the population loss that Detroit has sustained over the past several decades (which far exceeds Pittsburgh’s).
    The truth is that there are a lot of bandwagon fans that are only willing to cheer for a winner. Why do you think you see more Red Sox gear around than you did in the early 90′s when the Sox were crap? Why don’t you see Bulls gear nearly as much as when Jordan was in the league? Because there are a lot of front runners out there.
    The Steelers have a lot of these fans because of their success and you’re probably better off just accepting that instead of thinking of excuses for why they exist.

  113. Tomb says: Dec 11, 2009 1:01 PM

    I’m neither a Browns, nor a Steelers fan. HOWEVER, what scares me the most about this Browns victory, is that it may well serve to encourage Mangina.
    Nobody who cares about football wants to see that happen.

  114. bear says: Dec 11, 2009 1:05 PM

    It’s a shame that all you haters have to thrive on Steeler loses. Funny thing you can’t comment on your teams successes. Hmmmmmm must not be that many to recall.
    We’re down this year but we’ll be back. Keep hating and we’ll keep collecting rings.

  115. Supersuckers says: Dec 11, 2009 1:21 PM

    But he beat Brett Favre Majik. I am embarrased for you and all of your comments. Folks, this guy is the biggest know nothing on PFT.

  116. SDCharger1969 says: Dec 11, 2009 1:24 PM

    Brady Quinn after crushing the steelers – NOW IM DONE!

  117. joe6606 says: Dec 11, 2009 1:57 PM

    blah. what an ugly way to end any hopes of the playoffs. Can’t say I’m surprised.
    This season has been like watching Groundhog day. Same problems over, and over, and over.
    If you cant’ beat 3 of the worst teams in the league..wow. I dont even know what to think about that, other than I hope they lose the remaining 3 to get some better draft positioning.
    There are A LOT of holes, ones that wont be remedied just by getting a healthy Polamalu and Arron smith back. Ariens and the ST coach need to go. Farrior as well. OL needs big time upgrades, esp at center. And of course we need a new CB..or 2.

  118. Tinbender says: Dec 11, 2009 3:02 PM

    Personally, they don’t have anything to be embarrased about, it’s everyone elses fault.
    Just ask JaMarcus the dope!

  119. Majik Man says: Dec 11, 2009 3:12 PM

    # Supersuckers says: December 11, 2009 1:21 PM
    But he beat Brett Favre Majik. I am embarrased for you and all of your comments. Folks, this guy is the biggest know nothing on PFT.
    __________________
    Ben threw for 175 yards and completed 53% of his passes. He didn’t have much to do with that win, not nearly as much as the refs did or Taylor’s drop did.
    For the record, Supersuckers thinks Ted Thompson is the best football mind ever, just to give you an idea of his credibility, or lack thereof. He also thinks McCarthy is a great coach.

  120. ryanmc says: Dec 11, 2009 3:17 PM

    Frank Burns says: “…The difference is, Ben has carried his team before, Palmer can’t. He’s a game manager who needs big run games and a defense to do the scoring for him — like against Detroit.”
    Ben has NEVER carried the Steelers, the Defense always has.
    Here’s the record for the Steelers D:
    2004: 1
    2005: 4
    2006: 9
    2007: 1
    2008: 1
    2009: 5
    You’ll note that the Steelers can’t even get above .500 unless their D is 4th or better. While other QBs like Palmer, Brees (before this season) etc. get criticized for not “carrying” their teams when they play with #30 ranked defensive teams, Big Ben can’t even “carry” the #9 ranked defensive team above .500.
    In 2005 Palmer led the league in TD passes and was QB for an 11-5 divison winning team with the #28 defense in the league. When Ben has that record with that bad a defensive team then let’s talk about “carrying” the team.

  121. Supersuckers says: Dec 11, 2009 3:28 PM

    Majik Man says:
    December 11, 2009 3:12 PM
    # Supersuckers says: December 11, 2009 1:21 PM
    But he beat Brett Favre Majik. I am embarrased for you and all of your comments. Folks, this guy is the biggest know nothing on PFT.
    __________________
    Ben threw for 175 yards and completed 53% of his passes. He didn’t have much to do with that win, not nearly as much as the refs did or Taylor’s drop did.
    For the record, Supersuckers thinks Ted Thompson is the best football mind ever, just to give you an idea of his credibility, or lack thereof. He also thinks McCarthy is a great coach.

    I said neither and you know it. Just because I support or coach and GM and like the way they are building this team doesn’t mean I said Thompson is the best football mind ever or that McCarthy is a great coach. in fact in a previous post it was my opinion that McCarthy still is on the hotseat. Why do you make things up all the time?

  122. Lord Humungus says: Dec 11, 2009 3:31 PM

    Why does Ben comment on Hines ward’s comments?
    Does the media interview Hines, then go tell Ben what he said to try to get some controversy going?
    No wonder players hate the media, bunch of bottom feeders.

  123. ur mommas nuts says: Dec 11, 2009 3:37 PM

    some dumb schmuck wrote….
    “while some of you are basking in the glory of ONE worthless win by a Browns team that is going nowhere and frankly has not gone anywhere in it’s history.
    I am just tellin ya. Enjoy the moment, it won’t last long.”
    Do you know any football history?!? Obviously NOT!! Ever heard of Otto Graham?~!?~? The Browns won, oh, something like, 10 titles in a row in the 40′s and 50′s dumbass!!
    And NO, I’m not a Browns fans, just HATE the Squealers!!

  124. SteelersForever says: Dec 11, 2009 3:53 PM

    Brownies still the brownies 2-11

  125. Blitzburgh says: Dec 11, 2009 3:56 PM

    Not all Steelers Fans hiding out! O-line sucks D is playing like they are new at it. Poor Offensive and Defensive calls from the coaching staff. Clearly having lost to several of the worst teams in football we, at this point must consider ourselves one of the worst teams in football. Have not been this disapointed and ashamed since the Neil O’donnell/Tomzak era.
    Crap at moving the ball, Crap at holding opposing teams Crap, Crap, Crap.
    WE SUCK!!!

  126. CurseofBoJackson says: Dec 11, 2009 4:15 PM

    HOLEINONE, people are having fun at Steeler’s fans expenses because your fanbase is the most annoying and petty in professional sports, period. So suck it up and take it like a man pansy.

  127. ProudPburgPolack says: Dec 11, 2009 4:28 PM

    Yep – the Steelers stink this year. And they may lose their remaining 3 games as well. But the Browns will be playing two more terrible teams, KC and OAK,
    so we’ll see how they do against them – they may end up 2-14, which ain’t anyhing to be bragging about Browns fans. Browns fans are the most amiable fans in the NFL – they cheer for the Browns and the teams that the Steelers are playing. What a pitiful sorry bunch of dreamers. The Bengals aren’t going anywhere either – they barely beat the Browns and Steelers. The Ravens coach needs to find a job in a more suitable field, maybe in a hospital nursery or a “whinery” . I’ve never seen a bigger crybaby. I’d hate to be the ref on his sideline during a game. When an obvious penalty is called, instead of yelling at his players for being inept, he whines at the refs.
    All you morons debating about colors GROW UP!
    Pull up your pink panties and go play in the bathtub! The Steelers will rebound and kick your team’s asses next year. And the year after.

  128. Majik Man says: Dec 11, 2009 4:57 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    Why do you make things up all the time?
    __________________
    Kind of like you saying that you were never going to post on here again? Or that the players are paid directly by the NFL for playoff and Super Bowl appearances?
    Also, on a previous thread when I bashed McCarthy, you praised his greatness as the mastermind behind the Saints’ early 2000′s offensive prowess, and told me how great he was then. Why do you keep flip flopping? Can’t make up your mind, Obama?

  129. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 11, 2009 6:44 PM

    The Steelers are unleashing hellish play.

  130. Fanamine says: Dec 11, 2009 6:59 PM

    I am not a Redskins fan, but facts do not lie. If the DC area is so full of Steeler fans, then why are the Redskins the number one team in terms of revenue gained. In September, 2008 the skins had revenue worth 327 million. The Steelers had 216 million. The skins are the second most valuable franchise behind the Cowboys. The Steelers are ranked 18th. How do they earn so much revenue without a broad fan base as so many of you Steeler fans claim? Unless, of course, you are all just blowing smoke to hide your team having its head handed to it on a plate by a 1-11 team. Few of you have the humility to accept the bitter pill and let others have their day. It is ironic that the more super bowls your team wins, the less classy you become.

  131. LT10 says: Dec 11, 2009 7:23 PM

    Im amazaed at how much money us steelers fans pay the officials to give us great calls yet they still miss the holding calls on Harrison and the cheap shots on Ward and Holmes.
    To all of you jerkoff, champion-hating mediocre team following fans, deal with it. 6 trophies and the most consistent defense in recent history are all the things none of you can claim and your all jealous of it. Name a team who has more and I’ll concede.
    I agree, they faltered this year, however you will rue your words next season, as all of your teams know full well.. and Rodgers, I would not want to be in your shoes next sunday… let the hell reign

  132. BlackandGold says: Dec 11, 2009 8:04 PM

    It’s Gold as in Goldenrod you bunch of morons.

  133. Fanamine says: Dec 11, 2009 9:11 PM

    @LT10 and blackandblue
    You two idiots prove my point exactly.

  134. Wick says: Dec 12, 2009 8:49 AM

    @ ur mommas nuts who said:
    December 11, 2009 3:37 PM
    Do you know any football history?!? Obviously NOT!! Ever heard of Otto Graham?~!?~? The Browns won, oh, something like, 10 titles in a row in the 40′s and 50′s dumbass!!
    And NO, I’m not a Browns fans, just HATE the Squealers!!
    —> Yeah, and Egypt was once the most powerful military force the world had ever seen.
    So.
    And like the Clowns, the Egyptian military has been disrespected dogshit for eons.
    In short, nobody gives a shit about football in the 1940′s with lilly white 215-225 pound linemen and just as white cornerbacks that went a buck seventy and ran 4.8 forties.
    Go kill yerself.

  135. Grumpy Old Man says: Dec 12, 2009 8:52 AM

    Lol! I get a kick when I read fans’s comments about their team’s success and other fans’ teams lack of success. Get real – Like you have ANYTHING to do with this? LOL
    Pittsburgh fans are the LUCKIEST fans in the NFL; Patriot fans are a close second. They are extremely fortunately to live in a town that has an excellent organization. Your team does a great job recognizing talent and developing the talent. Did you have anything to do with it? HELL NO!!! You are just riding the coattails of a successfull organization.
    Karma can be extremely fickle…Someday when the Bengals or the Browns are building their dynasty (don’t laugh too hard), I’m sure those fans will be sure to rub your collective noses in the sh1t that comes out of the average stillers fan mouth.
    There are many people that root for the underdog and love to see the giant fall.
    This year is not the stillers year…In the AFC north, it appears to be the Bengals year. Will this become a trend? we don’t know, we’ll come back next year to see.
    But it was fun to see the LOWLY Cleveland Browns beat the stillers – and I loved seeing the stillers fans get depressed and angry. Maybe its time for Karma to catch up with the most obnoxious fans in the NFL.
    Cheers and Merry Christmas!

  136. tonyjb37 says: Dec 12, 2009 11:10 AM

    I blame the Dan for this one, for hiring a bonehead like Mike Tomlin in the first place I mean the guy was an defensive coordinator for only two years with the minnesota vikings before being hired as the head coach of my beloved steelers. Everyone knows the only reason he won a superbowl is because he inherited a great football team. The guy cannot coach. I knew that it was only a matter of time before the guy started to falter. Its only gonna get worse before it gets better. We cant score on offense and we cant stop anybody on defense, how do we solve the problem? By hiring a football coach. And I mean a great one at that. I am in hell right now! Thanks Mike!

  137. LT10 says: Dec 12, 2009 11:13 AM

    Can we all just agree to hate Bilichek.. and Fanamine?

  138. Huggy Bear says: Dec 12, 2009 4:50 PM

    Here are what the Steelers need to do next year to have a winning season…my Christmas gift to Tomlin.
    1. Build on a bigger offensive line to protect BEN.
    2. Teach BEN not to hold on to the ball so long.
    3. DEFENSE learns to finish games.
    4. Learn to tackle on SPECIAL TEAMS.
    5. Defensive backs QUIT giving 5 or more yards on coverages.
    6. Non-concervative OFFENSIVE play calls. I know what is coming from my livingroom.
    Do these 6 things and you will get back to winning. Damn, I can coach better than Tomlin did this year.

  139. Dave Bob says: Dec 12, 2009 5:48 PM

    Yawn….How insulting……
    But What else can I expect…..
    People/
    Its the GREEN BAY PACKERS……
    And its is and always has been….
    GREEN AND GOLD !
    Dave Bob

  140. SUPERMAN says: Dec 13, 2009 8:58 PM

    the pathetic steelers should just stay home
    because they will just lose and end up 6-8
    on sunday i dont know why they got to change
    the time of the game it is just going
    to prolong the agony of getting defeated by the red hot packers which are yellow and green
    and white and also won beat a team who beat the
    pathetic steelers .

  141. Whit says: Dec 13, 2009 9:20 PM

    Is English not your first language?

  142. Deb says: Dec 13, 2009 9:33 PM

    How did I completely miss this article until I noticed it on the Most Commented list?
    Good gried, after reading all these goofy comments, I’ve forgotten the topic … oh yeah, the team is embarrassed. Well, you shouldn’t be embarrassed by losing to the Browns. They played very well. You should be embarrassed by the way you played–without heart. We need to make some personnel changes in the coming offseason. But no coach can give you heart. You’ll have to do that yourselves.

  143. j fan 15632 says: Dec 17, 2009 9:27 AM

    I have to hand it to the Browns, the beat the Steelers just as much as the Steelers beat themselves. The Steelers are falling apart right now and need to get it back together. What I find a freaking joke though is the “anthem of the true loser”. That would be every sorry loser on all these sites who likes to say that the Steelers Super Bowls were won because of NFL/ref/drug use/(insert additional pitiful excuse here). Anyone of average intelligence who watches any football knows every team has calls that go for them and calls that go against them, it’s called football. Also, anyone who believes that the Steelers were/are the only team in the NFL to ever use performance enhancing drugs is in total denial.

  144. Frank Burns says: Dec 17, 2009 1:13 PM

    You know I hope I’m not too late to respond to the ignorant fools.
    ————————————-
    Majik Man says:
    December 11, 2009 12:02 PM
    Frank
    Yeah, Big Ben carries that team, just like he did last night against the worst team in football. And it’s funny to hear a Steeler fan call another QB a game manager, when that’s exactly what Big Ben is. His first SB win, he threw for 2300 yards in 12 games. Not even 200 yards a game. Then he had the impressive QB rating of 18 in the Super Bowl.
    Last year, he threw for 3300 yards 17 TD’s, and 15 picks, and they win the Super Bowl again with Ben the game manager.
    Ben is only successful when not asked to do much. Look at this year, his best statistical year by far (which still isn’t that good), and the Steelers are 6-7. When Ben is asked to carry the team, he takes them right to the cellar.
    —————————————–
    This is a summary of the Steelers first championship run of the ’00s:
    Quarterback: Roethlisberger (2385 passing yards, 17 TD, 9 INT) had an outstanding regular season, posting a 98.6 passer rating and generally displaying the presence that led him to be named 2004 NFL Rookie of the Year, but reserved his best play for the postseason. “Big Ben” is 49-of-72 passing (68.1 percent) for 680 yards with seven touchdowns and just one interception through three 2005 playoff games, for a lusty passer rating of 124.8.
    Running Backs: The Steelers running game has struggled somewhat during the playoffs, with both Willie Parker (1202 rushing yards, 18 receptions, 5 TD), and Jerome Bettis (368 rushing yards, 9 TD) averaging well under four yards per carry. Parker has just 132 yards on 47 carries (2.8 avg.) on the ground…
    As you can see, the run game completely disappeared, and still Roethlisberger put up blistering 125 rating performances. If THAT isn’t carrying your team the concept has no meaning.
    I guess you already forgot last year’s Bowl, when that “great” Steeler D collapsed in the 4th quarter? If not for a team-carrying QB to lead a historic drive, there is no Sixburgh.
    Now please all of you hater clowns sit down and shut up.

  145. Biff Henderson says: Dec 18, 2009 10:27 AM

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2590/4194510826_9ea86bd57e.jpg
    It’s Sacktastic!

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