While Your Out On The Ledge, Pray For Help

Many of Steeler Nation are out on ledge today and no one can blame them for being there. Over the last 4 games the Steelers are 0-4 when at worst they should be 2-2. The 0-4 mark of the recent weeks has the Steelers facing a remaining schedule that they must treat as the beginning of the playoffs. A loss in any game going forward will signal the end of the season.

Just because it is now the beginning of the playoffs for them, there are still no guarantees left. Merely winning the remaining 4 games on the schedule guarantees them absolutely nothing right now. If they are to capture one of the two Wild Card spots in the AFC, they have 3 other teams in essence they need to worry about. First up is the Baltimore Ravens who tonight face the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. If the Ravens win tonight, they would have to lose one other game besides the head to head rematch in a few weeks to the Steelers. Tonight is the best shot the Ravens have at getting a loss. Pray the Packers take care of business.

The second team is the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars need to lose 2 of their 4 remaining games against the Dolphins, Colts, Patriots and Browns. Lastly the New York Jets pose the final realistic threat. They need one more loss in their final 4 games. In a nutshell that is what you are praying for right now playoff scenario wise.

While you are praying, pray that the Steelers can fix their defensive problems literally over night. If the Steelers do not fix that and fail to run the table in the process, we will quickly be moving on to preparations for the 2010 draft.

One last thing. Do not jump yet, but have yourself in the jumping position. You are not allowed off of the ledge at this point. Don\’t look down and by all means pray!

I am, I'm me. 40 something, retired and a life long Steelers fan.
  • Mario

    lets be realistic, even if we win out, BIG IF, we still need help from other teams, so if the season ended today, we’d have the #15 pick in the draft. With massive changes coming for this team in the offseason, that pick will be very valueable. Look at the impending FA’s on this team, not to mention other prominent players on the wrong side of 30. FA’s = Hampton, Reed, FWP, Batch, Colon, Deshea, Ty Carter, Clark, Kirschke,Gay. RFA’s are Spaeth, stapleton, Sepulveda.. along with some players losing a step & not preforming up to standards set, Farrior, Timmons, Swaggin Taylor…at best i’m seeing us finish 9-7,

  • Lance Breakiron

    Nice article, hit the nail on the head! Baltimore lost! Count on the losses by Jacksonville, & New York! The ball is in our field! Anyone feeling like it’s 2005 all over again? Good news is, we the offense in place to make a run! A healthy Troy would be great for Green Bay, & Baltimore. Rest him in Miami, no deep threat there! Regardless of the DBs,,, it’s Blitzburgh TIME! There is nothing to leave on the table now! I want to see a Blitz coming from every direction,, on every down!!!Man up DBs!!!!! Lastly, I had this season at 10-6, not the 6 losses I had planned on, but, none the less…. She’s not singing yet boys,,, keep your head up Steel City!!!