"i missed more than 9000 shots in my career. i’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times i’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot, and missed. i’ve failed over and over and over again in my life…and that is why i succeed."
A little #InspirationTuesday, if you will.
here’s to hoping we failed hard, so that we [ultimately] succeed.
here we go.
dude, just lay your eyes on this.
the jags literally have the worst defense in the league.
they’re not just “bad”, they’re “awful”.
as in, giving up an average of almost 500 (451.3 to be exact) yards, and 38 points a game - a full 60+ yards and 8+ points beyond the next worst, which oh by the way, is the bucs.
even better, they’re also staring at the league’s least prolific offense.
280 yards less than the next closest bottom feeder (Oakland), who just fired their head coach.
in other words…
it doesn’t get much worse than that without an all out nuclear armageddon or some biological warfare somehow involved.
honestly, the jags are so far and away deficient on both sides of the ball, if the steelers can’t hang 30+ on them with ben, bell, blount, brown, heath, and wheaton, just call me in 2015.
here we go.
back-to-back 8-8 seasons.
bipolar offense, untrustworthy defense.
bouncing between the tin man and scarecrow - one week if they only had a heart, the next if they only had a brain.
the physical game is how it plays out, but the mental game is how it’s won, and right now the steelers are only winning against themselves.
i could go on, but i won’t.
the steelers have been undisciplined not only on the field, in terms of in-game execution, but also in their mental acuity from week-to-week.
so far, the only consistency has been the lack thereof.
when you don’t know who a team is, that’s an identity problem, and the steelers have a full blown one right now.
but i don’t want to be the guy standing next to a dumpster fire holding a can full of gas, so let me try and offer something constructive here.
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. -John Wooden— Sports Quotes (@Sports_Greats)September 29, 2014
i think like any reasonably level-headed steeler fan, i’d almost rather the steelers pick - are they going to ride the emotional rollercoaster like it’s an open bar at your cousin’s wedding, or are they going to lose 10 to 14 games?
or, are they going to win 10 to 14 games?
— Maurkice Pouncey (@MaurkicePouncey)September 29, 2014
that question may have already been answered, and it was an obviously leading one anyhow, but it’s time for the steelers to put their cards on the table in the locker room.
what’s it gonna be - are you going to focus, and play with (and teach/preach!) discipline, or are you going to make stupid mistakes and get into close games with winless teams that you end up losing?
we’ve seen that movie before, and we know how the latter scenario ends.
it’s time to draw a line in the sand.
and this means mike tomlin.
i can’t remember one single instance of when i’ve called HCMT out.
i’m doing it right now.
i believe in you, but i think it’s time to have a “come to jesus” before the record (and the season) starts to get away from us.
banning recreational games from the locker room ain’t gonna do it this year.
it’s time to unleash hell in september.
because we have to.
here we go.