There’s plenty of talk in the Steeler locker room about how the Pats and Bengals are going to play Sunday, and one linebacker says that there’s no doubt that the two teams that the Steelers need to win Sunday are going to do quite the opposite.
“All of them lay down,” LB LaMarr Woodley said today. “No one wants to see Pittsburgh in it. That’s just how it is. Everybody knows we’re a dangerous team once we get into the playoffs, no matter how we played the whole year. Once we get into the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Steelers is a playoff team.”
Maybe that is true, but LaMarr and company should remember this – you beat one of the following teams – the 6-9 Bears, 3-12 Chiefs, 5-10 Raiders or 4-11 Browns, you wouldn’t need teams to win this weekend so you could be in the postseason.
Nevertheless, Woodley took the time to make sure those in the locker room that would listen know that the Steelers are still a dangerous team.
“Cincinnati is probably going to go into New York and lay down for the Jets and not play them hard just because they’re not going to want to see Pittsburgh in it,” Woodley said. “We definitely wouldn’t lay down because it’s a pride thing with us, going out there winning ballgames and shutting teams down.”
If the Steelers would shut teams down when they had their chances, they wouldn’t need others to do it for them now.