Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II has seen a lot of success and championships in his days, and he certainly hasn’t seen many teams as bas as the 0-4 team he’s had to watch this year.
He weighed in Tuesday on the worst four-game start in nearly a half-century for the franchise by issuing a statement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“In a football season you can’t worry about your last game, or your last four games,” Rooney said in the statement. “The team has to focus on the next opponent and do what is necessary to improve each week of the season. If we continue to work hard and play with intensity, good things will come.”
The previous time the Steelers lost their first four games was in 1968, when Rooney was still in high school. If the Steelers don’t get their act together during the bye-week and get a win against the New York Jets in Week 6, this historic-yet-horrific start will only become more horrifying for this once-proud franchise.