U mad, bro?: Steelers fans finding it hard to be thankful on Thanksgiving 2022

Covering the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins, you may assume I’m not feeling particularly thankful this Thanksgiving.

Au contraire, mon frère!

I needed to bang out a super-quick “U mad, bro?” post before scampering off to visit family for the holiday. The Steelers are 3-7. They just blew a second-half lead against the hated Cincinnati Bengals.

As a result, my inbox was a cornucopia of angst! My friends, you all made my job a walk in the park today.

By the way, that walk in the park covered a lot more ground than the Steelers offense Sunday.

Enjoy the holiday, everyone. But take some Pepto-Bismol if you are reading these emails and tweets before dinner. They may ruin your appetite.

When I went after the Steelers defense for having a bad day on Sunday against the Bengals, this guy would’ve preferred I attack the offense instead.

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— Dave (@PTDukie33) November 21, 2022

Sure. But now take a snapshot of the two 90-plus-yard scoring drives the defense allowed. Or Joe Burrow’s passing stats. Or Tee Higgins’ receiving numbers. Or the “3” in the “TD” column alongside the name of backup running back Samaje Perine.

Like I wrote on Monday, I expect the Steelers offense to be bad every week. Meanwhile, we were all told by Mike Tomlin and the Steelers themselves that the defense was going to “dominate” this year — so long as it was healthy.


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