What Would You Call the Stelers – Good, Very Good or Great?


I was listening to NFL Radio yesterday, and they were interviewing Vikings coach Brad Childress about the game Sunday in Pittsburgh, and Pat Kirwan, an excellent NFL mind in my opinion, said he felt that the Vikings Sunday lost to a “great” football team in the Steelers.

Do you agree?

For sure the teams win over the Vikings has opened eyes again that the club is going to be a force to be reckon with in the AFC come January, but at this point, are the Steelers really a “great” football team? I am not going to lie, I had a feeling of dread as Adrian Peterson ran over William Gay Sunday to put the Vikings in at least a position to tie the game in the final minutes before the pick six saved them.

They have had two fourth quarter let downs already (Cincy and Chicago), and it just felt like another one was coming as they were up 10 before they were able to pull it out. Where do you stand with this team right now after four straight wins and a bye week before going to Denver to play possibly another undefeated team (personally I think the Ravens are going to beat up the Broncos).

If I had to make a statement right now, and I think Mike Tomlin would agree, I would call the Steelers a “very good” team. They are better on offense than any year I can remember, but even with that Sunday were shut down a bit by a good defense. The special teams needs to get better, as shown by Percy Harvin, and the defense needs to close out games better than they have.

They are a very good team. Nothing more, and right now, by no means is this team great. That could change though with a few more wins.


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