Steelers accustomed to late-season adversity
A few lockers down,
They weren’t very good in November (1-3), yet they still expect to play in January.
Maybe it’s because they’ve been in situations like this before. In 2005, they needed to win their final four to make the playoffs and they ended up winning the Super Bowl.
Maybe it’s because their schedule is so forgiving, with the
Or perhaps it’s because the
No matter what it is, linebacker
“This locker room is tight; we’re a close-knit group,” Farrior said. “Everybody is in it to win it. We’re all in it for the same thing. We’re just going to try to move forward.”
They’ve been in reverse since mid-November, losing to the first-place
“Think about it,” nose tackle
“Some teams, you look for that guy you always put out in front and put him on TV and let him say, ‘So-and-so gave a big speech in the locker room and it changed what everybody was doing. Everybody kicked in,”‘ Clark said. “That’s only on TV. That’s not reality. That’s not the NFL, at least on good teams. Nobody here is going to sit down and hold a players-only meeting. I’m not knocking the guys that do that. Here, we don’t need that. Guys pull their own.”
“The coaches are giving that speech in every room,” Clark said. “They (all position groups) heard they’re the reason we’re not winning right now.”
“All we can control is what we do moving forward. I think we’ve got a great deal of resolve with this group,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “We’ve got a group that doesn’t blink in the face of adversity. Really, it’s kind of a business-as-usual mentality right now.”