When the history of the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers is written, it will go down as “the season that could have been.” At times this team flashed greatness that could have propelled them deep into the post-season. At other times they could not stop from tripping over their own two feet.
The team invested heavily in an improved offensive line, only to see every start except Max Starks lose time due to injury, with Marcus Gilbert, Willie Colon and David DeCastro spend time on IR….
James Harrison started slow but finished strong. LaMarr Woodley was playing fairly well until injuries removed him from the line up. Troy Polamalu was out much of the year, but no sooner did he return to health than did the Steelers lose Ike Taylor to injury….
Running backs Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman, and Rashard Mendenhall at times ran like All-Pro running backs, but none were consistent enough to establish themselves as starters….
Ben Roethlisberger started off with an MVP like season, then he too fell to injury, and was not the same player after his return…
More to Life Than Football
Unfortunately, this isn’t the story that Steelers Nation wanted to tell at Christmas. But fortunately there is much more to life than football.
From everyone here at Steelers Curtain Rising, to everyone out there in Steelers Nation, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!