It’s been more than a long while since the Pittsburgh Steelers were considered a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
That’s usually what happens when you have a Hall of Famer at the QB position and don’t brace yourself for the future by getting him a suitable replacement.
The Steelers usually have one of the best defenses in the league, and this season hasn’t been the exception to that rule.
However, even though the offense has improved since parting ways with Matt Canada, this team continues to struggle with the little things.
That’s why former star Ryan Clark believes it’s about time the franchise and the players take a deep look in the mirror and realize that they’re no longer a team that can live off their past glories.
They need to start living up to the standard that comes with wearing that uniform, as those trophies are a thing of the past (via Steelers Depot).
Ryan Clark: “The Pittsburgh Steelers have to accept that they’re no longer the organization that can live off the fact that there’s six Lombardi trophies in the staircase.” #Steelers #NFL pic.twitter.com/pUZi8Hsh3a
— Steelers Depot 7⃣ (@Steelersdepot) December 6, 2023
Of course, playing the Steelers will always be a tough challenge for all teams, especially with their diehard and loyal fanbase following them around the country — if not the world.
But that’s just not enough anymore.
The Steelers aren’t the AFC powerhouse they used to be, and it might take a while before they’re back to that level from the good-old days.
That means the players and the coaches need to step up and start taking care of the little things and details that make a winning organization again.