The gloves are off and the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to fight.
That statement would be so cliche if it wasn't the truth. The Steelers have managed to get back to gritty, grimy, hard nosed "Steelers Football". They're picking fights with the other teams offense and winning. They have played two division winners in Cincinnati & Redskins, limiting both teams to just a single passing touchdown. Yes, let that sink in. The Pittsburgh Steelers secondary that I have heavily criticized in the past, has only given up two passing touchdowns through 2 games. The same secondary that was chasing WR's all over the field last year, is picking fights and WINNING!
Now comes the Steelers hardest test, the Philadelphia Eagles, a team that is weak. These teams all have a great history of beating the Steelers just when they are rolling through the competition. The underdog always seems to end up kicking our teeth in with no problems.
So, here comes the Eagles with a rookie QB and a rookie head coach. Uh oh.
Those 2 equations has taken us down before (Hue Jackson & Terrell Pryor when they were both on the Oakland Raiders). So what is Coach Tomlin going to do to change that?
So as far as I'm concerned, I'm holding back my full blinders-on, no common sense support until after this game.
Will I say we won't win the Super Bowl this year? Hell Naw!
Will I not tease and harass my friends? Hell Naw!
Will I ever give Pittsburgh Northwest back it's original birth name? HELL NO!
But if we win soundly against the Eagles Sunday, will I become unbearable? HELL YEAH!
Bring on the Eagles and bring on our 7th Lombardi Trophy.