Mike Tomlin didn’t need Antonio Brown’s help to let us know what he really thinks about the Patriots. Now that everyone outside the Steelers’ locker room has heard just how bad he wants to beat thoseholes in the AFC championship game, let’s hope it only resonated louder and clearer with his players.
Pittsburgh fans absolutely should not be worried that Tomlin gave Belichick’s team more bulletin-board material and extra motivation. They instead should love the fact that he’s conveying the hate toward New England above all else.
Free agency, the cap, trades, injuries, suspensions, age and retirements have gutted the roster more than most championship contenders have endured, even in a league where keeping a winning roster together is a supreme challenge.
Filling those spots, though, has been an unending stream of failures, in free agency and the draft. it’s now so talent-poor that theyve had virtually no chance to win week to week all season.
Kelly will pay the price, but success with this roster was all but impossible and it was the same for Tomsula the year before.
Baalkes window to be supported by York, in spite of this and the clash with Harbaugh, couldn’t stay open forever.
How about a case that Brown, Shula and Lombardi were better at coaching pro football?
Chew on this for a second. Belichick has broken his tie with Shula for most Super Bowl appearances with his seventh. A win breaks his tie with Chuck Noll for Super Bowl wins, at four. Lombardi won five NFL titles, beginning in the pre-Super Bowl era; Belichick would then tie him.