10 Reasons Pittsburgh Steelers Fans Should Be Optimistic in 2012

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10 Reasons Pittsburgh Steelers Fans Should Be Optimistic in 2012
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Every season, every team sets out with the goal of of winning the Super Bowl. In most cases, that is just a fantasy. There are some teams that simply won't have a realistic shot at it.

Then there are the other teams. The elite teams in the NFL. These teams are the ones that are almost always near the top of the NFL. The Patriots, Packers, Ravens and, yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers are included in that list.

This offseason has already been one of the craziest ones for the Steelers in a long time. Having the "retired-fired" Bruce Arians issues, and those with his replacement, Todd Haley, this has already been an unusual year for the Steelers.

And Mike Wallace set to become a restricted free agent, and the chance of the Steelers losing him, has set off another head ache for Steelers Nation. Add to that the $25 million the Steelers were over the salary cap to start the year, and most teams fans would be ready to throw in their towel.

The Steelers towel, however, is Terrible, and fans don't throw it in for anything.

The 2012 season may look like the Steelers have issues, but in the grand scheme of things, they really aren't all that bad.

I read a note at one time that said: "Dear Optimist, Pessimist and Realist, while you were all arguing over the glass of water, I drank it. Signed, the Opportunist."

To me, this means you can either look at a situation negatively, positively, or the trouble that is ahead of you, but the best way to handle that trouble is to look it in the eyes and knock it out of the park.

That is why I believe the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2012 season is going to be successful. And when it comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the only time a season is successful is when they are raising the Lombardi Trophy at the end of it.

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