The fighters are scrambling out of MacDill Air Force Base (actually MacDill doesn't have fighters, they have tankers but they aren't too exciting). The deployment to the war in Tampa is underway with the media frenzy leading the first wave. Media day is behind us and they continue to invent stories or make a story appear to sound useful.
Well damn here we are again…The Steelers are in the Super Bowl. Before I start preaching the word this week (That’s right I’m going old school on your asses so buckle in tight kiddies) I will quickly summarize the Steelers season.
The Steelers protect Ben and limit the turnovers they win games…I can not give enough credit to this defense…Motto’s and nicknames are cute.They sell bumper stickers and T-Shirts…Mike Tomlin made a statement about this defense that sticks in my mind…Give us a blade of grass and we will defend it.
How about that Steelers running game? It’s been the talk of Steelers nation for the past week. The Steelers offense came out with a message to send…We will not cost this team a championship. Every aspect of the Steelers offense was sharp against the Chargers. The Steelers defense made enough plays to win the game…Make no mistake the Steelers offense carried the defense against the Chargers…I understand the Chargers have some quality playmakers…I’m not attempting to attack the Steelers defense…I’m attempting to compliment the Steelers offense.
There were conflicting messages circulating last week, and the San Diego Chargers didn't know what to think.
The Steelers' offensive coordinator insisted that the Steelers would run the ball against the Chargers. Meanwhile, the running back complained that he was frustrated, the offensive line rationalized their problems this season and great chunks of Steeler Nation believed that the only thing standing between the Steelers and a Super Bowl was the use of a fullback, even positing that the key to the Steelers' post-season was the unemployed Dan Krieder.
In two weeks, the Steelers will play for the right to play for the right to go to the Super Bowl.
Isn't the bye week great? When you break it down game by game, entering as a top two seed sets the stakes so incredibly high. Wild card games feel like just a small step towards a greater goal, just one team out of 12 fighting to stay alive. Skipping them does wonders for a team's outlook because the destination is so much easier to see. Win one game and you're in the final four.
The field is set. The date is set. The time is set. The opponent will be known this weekend. While we wait and watch, the Steelers work.
But (before I get ahead of myself) this is supposed to be a post-game, and there's only one thing worth discussing after the Steelers mopped up the Browns.