I would not want to be a Pittsburgh Steeler support today, or yesterday, or last week, or maybe even last month.
I am glad I am not Ben Roethlisberger, I am glad I am not Mike Tomlin, I am glad I am not Troy Polamalu, too.
I could go on and on and on and on, but I also don’t want to sound like a Dr. Seuss storybook.
Julius Peppers of the Chicago Bears does not have that blazing speed like someone like Detroit’s Calvin Johnson has, probably isn’t even close.
But last night playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Peppers didn’t even need it.
The way the Steelers are backpedalling these days, even NFL analyst Tony Dungy said he’s getting worried about more and more each week.
On Sunday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Peppers was Johnny-on-the-spot when Roethlisberger did something he never used to do much (if at all) and that’s fumble. Peppers was right there and ran 42-yards. He probably coulda ran backwards and still scored the touchdown. The score clinched a 40-23 win and by the looks of them on the sideline, both Roethlisberger and Coach Tomlin, neither had a clue what the hell to do.
The Bears forced five turnovers in total, most of them were interceptions of Roethlisberger’s throwing, but what made it worse was all five turnovers resulted in points on the scoreboard for the Bears. Pitt did trim a 21-point deficit down to 4 in the final quarter but a resilient Bears team, led by former Canadian league coach Marc Trestman, and the Bears would not be denied their third-straight win.
It wasn’t a total waste for one of the biggest QBs in the game, Roethlisberger completed over half of his passes and threw a pair of touchdowns to Antonio Brown, but he fumbled twice and threw two picks.
“We can’t, I can’t, turn the ball over, plain and simple,” he said.
At least he’s taking responsibility.
Major Wright (yes, that’s Wright, his name is Major Wright), returned an INT for a TD, running nearly 40 yards and Pepper’s aforementioned ‘stroll to the end zone’ kept the Bears unbeaten and they never trailed on Sunday.