It’s just 3 months post-Super Bowl and already the chattering has started – which team earns the title as “Team of the Decade?”
Pittsburgh Steelers or New England Patriots.
With five championships between them so far this decade, the title is up for grabs. Steelers fans will claim it, pending one more championship and Pats fans ALREADY are running their mouths as IF they have it nailed.
No doubt, the Patriots are a great team. Tom Brady is a fantastic quarterback.Â They have an outstanding offensive line and pass protection.Â They even have a decent defense. I won’t begin to discount their championships. They are a great team, cheating aside, they still have to go out and perform….and they have. (I know, tough hit there with the cheating thing…had to go and bring that up, right?)
However, the Steelers – and yes, I am probably biased since they are my team – are also a great team.Â Sure, could our O-line use some help, absolutely.Â But so could the Pats secondary!
I wholeheartedly disagree with Pasquerelli on the Pats defense.Â Wasn’t it just last season the Steelers pretty much whooped that New England butt? I mean, don’t make me pull out the Ryan Clark hit again.Â I will.Â Do we need to be reminded?Â
I’ll be the first to admit that the Steelers have issues on offense.Â Believe me, we Steelers fans KNOW this.Â But to try to say that the Steelers defense will be weaker than the Pats defense is absolutely insane.Â I’m thinking Pasquerelli must have suffered from a “Deebo” hit before that even came out of his mouth.
The Steelers had the #1 defense in the NFL in 2008.
James Harrison was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year.
He and Woodly had nearly 30 sacks.Â
I’m sorry Pasquerelli, say what you want about our offensive issues….but leave my defense alone. Oh, and by the way, Dick Lebeau? You are going to say the best defensive coordinator in the League, what, is insignificant compared to Belichick? *sigh*
Well, if there’s one thing I know – it’s that Mike Tomlin (remember him?) will take this type of article and use it as fodder to create intensity in our team.Â
Forget the Ravens for a second…I’m looking forward to hopefully meeting the Pats in the AFC Championship.Â I’m sure the rest of the team will feel the same way when they see this article.
Oh and by the way Pasquerelli, it’s May!Â Brady’s been off the field for more than a year. He had major knee surgery – think about FWP for a second here and how bounced right back – right?Â
Let’s wait and see how he reacts being back on the field and whether or not he nurses that knee a little or not.Â
And don’t get me wrong, I am not saying the Pats aren’t a great team. I’m saying before we anoint them “Team of the Decade” that we wait out the entire decade!Â It’s still only 2009 folks.Â Steelers still have a championship in them, that I am certain.