Pittsburgh Steelers: Headed to the Playoffs In 2010?

May 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2009 season left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ players and fans. The defending Super Bowl champs entered last season with high hopes of adding another Lombardi Trophy to their record six. 
Instead the 2009 season was a perplexing failure. The Steelers lost to teams they would not normally expect to lose to, and did so in an atypical manner. 
A franchise that prided itself on tough defense and attention to details suddenly failed to hold leads late in games, and their kick coverage letdowns were an embarrassment. Despite a franchise-record 4,328 yards passing by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger the team finished the season with only a 9-7 record and out of the playoffs. 
The Steelers’ 2009 woes seemed to continue into the off-season. Roethlisberger became the fodder of late-night pundits after accusations of sexual assault were levelled at him following a night of drinking in Georgia. Charges were dropped...

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