The Pittsburgh Steelers have gotten off to a dismal 0-4 start this season. At 0-4 the playoffs seem like a distant thought as they sit at a crossroads. Fight back for a respectable record or ride out this dismal season for a shot at a Top 10, or 5 even, raft pick.
Steelers safety Ryan Clark thinks the Steelers can do better, he thinks they can still make the playoffs.
“I just believe we can win. That’s just the bottom line,” Clark said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I think we have the people in this room, the coaches (to win). Also, looking at our schedule, we’re not playing world beaters, we’re not playing gods. We’re playing men.”
There division was considered to be one of the toughest ahead of the season. The Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens all sit at 3-2 but aren’t considered to be a particularly strong division.
“We’re playing football teams that have vulnerabilities and teams I think we can beat,” Clark said. “That’s five division opponents left, so it’s in our own hands. I think we can win those games, and I think we will.”
To clarify Clark’s comments, they have 5 division games left, not opponents. While Clark’s suggestion seems ridiculous it is the mentality the Steelers need to have if they’re going to turn things around. It starts on the road this weekend against the New York Jets who just beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome on Monday Night Football.