With The 8th Pick in The 2011 NFL Draft, The PITTSBURGH STEELERS Select..

Eric WordContributor IApril 30, 2010

NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell introduces 16-year old Zachary Hatfield (L) from Florence, KY, Hatfield then made the announcement that Maurkice Pouncey from the Florida Gators was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers number 18 overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. Hatfield was able to make the draft pick annopncement through the efforts of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Well, well, well...

Some fella around here predicts the Steelers to be picking at #8 in next year's draft.

No, not because they traded up, but because he believes they will be that bad. Apparently, this fella don't know the Steelers, or football at all, really.

Now, don't get me wrong... this is not in any way, shape, or form bashing that fella. This is bashing the ridiculous idea that the Steelers would ever drop that low. Sure, they have off years, might even miss the playoffs every now and again. But, pick in the top 10... because they're bad? To quote Jim Mora Sr., "YOU KIDDIN' ME?"


Since 2000, the Steelers have finished at .500 or better nine of the ten years.

  • 2000 / 9-7
  • 2001 / 13-3
  • 2002 / 10-5-1
  • 2003 / 6-10
  • 2004 / 15-1
  • 2005 / 11-5
  • 2006 / 8-8
  • 2007 / 10-6
  • 2008 / 12-4
  • 2009 / 9-7


Now let me ask you, Steelers Nation, and football fans alike, does this look like a team that will have that bad of a year? Erm, not really, no.

Sure, Ben is out for 4-6 games. Ok, cool. He will more than likely be out only four. Those games he will miss are winnable.

Sure, Ben doesn't have Santonio Holmes anymore. Ok, cool. The Steelers know how to replace guys that are lost. Whether it be suspension, injury, or retirement, the Steelers can replace you (don't even start on them bringing back Bryant McFadden because the W. Gay Experience failed miserably).


The idea of the Steelers falling so far, so quickly, is simply ridiculous, and dare I say down right idiotic.