It’s that time, the time when the Steelers reassert their dominance over the NFL and claim their 7th Lombardi Trophy. That’s right, preseason is upon us, so here it is, the 7th edition of my (in)famous thread dedicated to all things football, mostly involving how great the Steelers are and chronicling their drive to further immortality.
With 22 of 24 starters returning from the Super Bowl champions of last year, things already look great for a repeat. Mendenhall is coming back looking none the worse for wear after the monstrous season-ending hit he took last year, Timmons is looking like he’ll step right in for the departed Larry Foote, and the new kid, Ziggy Hood, is supposedly fitting right in. Things are looking quite positive in that regard. They also got Daniel Sepulveda back, so now they can actually punt the ball, special teams being their biggest Achilles heel last year.
With all of the elements in place, how can they possibly lose? Oh, I’m sure some of you will bring up the past poor performance of the offensive line, but they are quite successful in spite of that alleged weakness so I’m not overly concerned about it.
I have been accused in the past of talking too much smack to lead off, so I will restrain myself this year and let the above stand as is, except to say that the Steelers’ will, in typical fashion, win their division, dominate their opponents, and roll right into the playoffs as the team to beat, an indomitable juggernaut that will not be stopped on their way to number seven. So, to all of you Steelers haters, bring your worst to the table and we’ll see how it all plays out in January. When the Lombardi Trophy is hoisted by Dan Rooney in February once more, we’ll definitely have our answer.