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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Can The Steelers Save Their Season?

Is Ryan Clark serious? I hope so!

      It doesn't seem likely that the Pittsburgh Steelers will even have a mediocre record like their 8-8 season last year. They are 0-4 and could be 0-5 after they play the 3-2 New York Jets on Sunday. What can save them if they play them like they have their first 4 opponents? No team that has started a season 0-5 has made the playoffs since the postseason field was expanded in 1990. Well, it's hard to be optimistic, but at least one of the Steelers is.

      Steelers safety, Ryan Clark was asked if the Steelers would make the playoffs this year. "I just believe we can win. That's just the bottom line," Clark said on First Take. "I think we have the people in this room, the coaches (to win). Also, looking at our schedule, we're not playing world beaters, we're not playing gods. We're playing men." "We're playing football teams that have vulnerabilities and teams I think we can beat," Clark said. "That's five division opponents left, so it's in our own hands. I think we can win those games, and I think we will."

       To their credit, the Steelers haven't even given a rally much lip service except for Clark. At this moment, winning a single game is a big enough task. Not that the Steelers have any business thinking about the playoffs. They simply need a win to stop the hemorrhaging. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisbeger admits they are in uncharted territory being 0-4 to start the season, while suggesting they are the worst team in the NFL. "I just have to hope and believe we can turn it around because we have to believe that we can still be a part of something special," he said. "And if you don't believe that, then you don't need to be on this team or be out here."

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