Yet all that swagger, all that confidence eroded over the course of three hard hours against the Jaguars. Offense wasn't the problem when the Steelers fell to the Jaguars over the weekend. While these partners have no authority to hire or fire anyone, Florio says they do have a pipeline to team owner Art Rooney and plan to use it.
All the talk about a seventh Super Bowl push or a Patriots rematch or home-field advantage in the playoffs seems silly now, given the mistakes made inside a froze-over Heinz Field on Sunday. The Steelers have been a top-10 scoring offense in each of the past four seasons.
"I'm hoping we can do it all day", said Brown, who went for 132 yards on a calf that wasn't 100 percent. "I'm going to look forward to next year and give it everything I have".
The business side of the equation, however, will need to be addressed in the offseason. In fact, it did not take long for speculation to start on who would be replacing Haley.
Earlier on Wednesday, three days after the Jaguars ended their season in stunning fashion, the Steelers parted ways with long-time offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Haley also played a role in the draft evaluations of playmaking receivers and. The Steelers finished in the bottom half of the league in red-zone efficiency and found themselves in close games as a result.
It may be time, however, to move on.
But during his weekly appearance on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Roethlisberger said he doesn't have permission to change plays at the line. "I'm just going to provide the same efforts that they provide me". He worked for the Steelers for five years. Winning games through their defense was their thing especially after when Pittsburgh added Jerome Bettis from the Rams.