Despite a 54 percent completion percentage and throwing three interceptions, QB Ben Roethlisberger said he wasn't rattled in the pocket. "This might sound strange, with the result, but I felt more comfortable today against them than I have in the past," he said. "It just didn't go our way."
Dude has definitely had his gourd cracked a few too many times.
When you've got an IDGAF attitude, you don't generally feel rattled.
J.J. Cooper: ...The 1979 Steelers had a similar feel to this year's team -- an aging team trying to grab another title before the defense got too old to compete. Midway through that season, Pittsburgh lost to the Chargers 35-7 in a game where Terry Bradshaw threw five interceptions and the Steelers turned the ball over eight times. This felt a whole lot like that...
Not totally buying it. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I'd be willing to bet that Pittsburgh's average age on defense is pretty damn close to Baltimore's. They didn't seem to have that hard of a time dealing with age or weather conditions yesterday.
Fact is, they looked out of shape, unprepared and fucking lazy. Half of those guys were still too busy counting their Benjamins, while the other half was in a daze dreaming about how much they're going to get.
Like I said, too much fucking fresh money. Add to that the fact (as I've read in a couple places, but haven't confirmed) that with all these new deals, they're way over the cap next year? Something like 20 million??