Monday, January 07, 2008

Blame it on Steely McBeam

Let's see ... much of what went wrong Saturday night sure looked familiar, starting with the 98-YARD KICKOFF RETURN!

Special teams (specifically kick coverage) have burned the Steelers all year. On Saturday night, just as we were starting to feel good ... pha-phew, the air went out of the stadium. Jackson-vile's Maurice Jones-Drew scooted his way almost all the way, and his return undid all the good accomplished in the Steelers' confidence-building opening drive. Then, Ben started throwing picks. No need to re-cap what happened the rest of the way. It was a valiant effort and a mostly good, if unfulfilling season.

We can (and will) ruminate on what improvements can be made during the offseason. We will probably start (and finish) with special teams. It will be interesting to see whether special teams coach Bob Ligashesky will be retained. He would be an easy target for the Finger of Blame.

Or we could just as easily point to Steely McBeam.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking only in Pitt area?

thejim said...

Good luck with the job search, Bern.

Sean said...

If you are interested in moving to the DC area and traveling 2-3 weeks per month, I know of a great job.

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

Thanks to all for the kind encouragement. For now (for personal reasons), I am going to concentrate my search in the Pittsburgh metro area. Thanks again!

Cotter said...

You forgot one more bullet:
* Sick ass blogger and all around cool dude.

PS - thanks for all your support this season my friend, I really appreciate it!

The Chief said...

It has been great following the season with some fellow Steelers fans out in cyber-town.

I created The Chief's Forum as a way to talk about a lot of different subjects and made the theme "Steelers-centric" based on my love of the Steelers and Pirates and Pittsburgh in general. I know the site isn't always about the Steelers or even football - but you, Cotter, The Duke and Black&GoldGirl have all supported me by linking to me and visiting my site.

Thank you and here's to the '08 season!