All this talk of Steelers fans complaining when they have a great–and I mean GREAT–head coach in Mike Tomlin, as well as a franchise quarterback, is hilarious. Those are the two cornerstones of any perennial playoff team. If your team does not have one of those, the chances of them making the playoffs is low. If your team has neither, your team’s chances are essentially zero. I’m not saying anything new here, either, which I’m sure most of you guys know. Look at the teams who are leading the league and then consider who their head coaches and QBs are. Reid/Mahomes, Belichick/Brady, Tomlin/Roethlisberger, McVay/Goff. It’s late and I’m tired, so I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few. Even my Bears, with Reid’s former apprentice Matt Nagy and North Carolina alum, and painfully unpolished NFL QB Mitchell Trubisky, are in the playoffs. A possible long-term head coach and franchise QB who have turned an abysmal offense into a serviceable one.
I digress. Back to my original point. There are a few fans, from various teams in various sports, whom I cannot stand. Packers. Eagles. Steelers. Packers. Patriots. Cowboys. Rams (because my cousin is from STL and extremely annoying about the Rams and Cardinals). The list goes on. Oh, also Packers fans. Can’t stand 'em.
Why on God’s green EARTH could you possibly complain about if you’re a Steelers/Patriots/Packers fan? Are you sick and tired of going to the playoffs every year? Does having one of the few longest-standing AND successful HC/QB combos really get on your nerves?
I’d also like to clarify, I am purely saying these things out of jealousy. Being a Bears fan from 1997-2018 has been a pretty rough go, with the exception of the 2006-2008 Bears defense. I would love to have a franchise quarterback, and I’d love to have a HC who can give us more than one winning season. I’m also completely for the Bears dropping Jordan Howard and picking up Kareem Hunt once he gets off Goodell’s exempt list. Put Cohen in the slot occasionally and let him be a return specialist.
Also, completely off-topic: this was my first year playing fantasy football, so I had no idea what the fuck I was doing during the draft. I couldn’t find enough people who wanted to join a league, so I have 4 people in mine. I went 3-10. Lost 5 games by less than 10 points. Drafted AB number one overall and Julio Jones number 8 overall. Those are the only two people I have left from my original roster. I picked up Mahomes after week 3, and I had Kareem Hunt all season, and I still went 3-10. 4 person leagues are BRUTAL. My team is full of pro bowlers (Mahomes, Lindsay, Chubb (?), AB, JJ, and like I said, Kareem Hunt) and I still got blown out half the time. Who’s down for a TNation FF league next year?