Steelers Have Model for Long-Term Success

Chaz Palla/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

In trying to explain why the Pittsburgh Steelers never seem to have a down season, coach Mike Tomlin stumbled on to an analogy that also fits tonight’s game between his team and the Chiefs.

“There’s a fine line in this league between drinking wine and squashing grapes,’’ Tomlin said. “We understand that, know that and embrace that.’’

There isn’t any doubt which of tonight’s contestants is quaffing a fine varietal. The 5-3 Steelers are again in the playoff hunt and could well make the postseason for the ninth time in the last 12 seasons.

The 1-7 Chiefs are the ones with the red feet. They’re also more than a little red in the face.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Steelers on the Rise? Sunday Will Tell

Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - October 31, 2012

The soft underbelly of the Steelers schedule has, for the most part, ended with them winning four of seven, but only one of those teams sports a winning record. Now come the big boys, starting with the reigning Super Bowl... more »

No Manning Magic for Giants This Time

Gary Myers, New York Daily News - November 5, 2012

Tom Coughlin was distraught that the Giants let down all the good people in the tri-state area who have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy and were counting on the Super Bowl champs to provide an enjoyable three-hour diversion... more »

For Just a Moment, Detroit Was Sports Utopia

Alex Lemon, Esquire - October 30, 2012

DETROIT — The cold and vibrant city center was — for twelve hours, at least, and not much of a minute more — blissfully distracted by sports. Between the Lions' Ford Field and the Tigers' Comerica Park, Brush... more »

Technology Dooms NFL's Instant Gratification

Josh Levin, Slate - October 30, 2012

This was the greatest catch of Dez Bryant’s life, one destined to be replayed over and over. Bryant’s leaping, last-second, 37-yard touchdown grab was going to seal a victory for the Cowboys after they’d trailed the Giants... more »

No Disguising IDs of 49ers, Cardinals

Michael Lev, Orange County Register - October 30, 2012

You can't think of the Arizona Cardinals and "Monday Night Football" without recalling the Monday Night Meltdown. Six years ago in this very building, University of Phoenix Stadium, then-Cardinals coach Dennis Green blew up... more »