After winning the Super Bowl in 2009 the Steelers didn’t make the playoffs this season. We asked Pittsburghers what they thought. Here’s what they said:

“Not being prepared for Troy getting hurt, not having confidence in the corners, not having confidence in players knowing what they were suppose to do. I definitely think they’ll be able to bounce back. I think  prepare themselves for the next season.”

Dion Dupree, Antoine Jordan and Tiffany Jimenez

Dion Dupree
North Side
Juvenile probation officer

“They lost focus. I think part of it was they went through the whole playoff season last year and the Super Bowl I think they were sort of worn down a little bit. I think they’ll definitely be able to bounce back. They still have the core group of players who got them to the Super Bowl.”
Antoine Jordan
physical therapist

“I think it was a lot of injuries. In my mind they’re still pretty much a young team; they’ll be back next year bigger and better than ever. Troy will be healthy, Hines will be healthy, Ben will be good, and we’ll be fine.” 
Tiffany Jimenez
North Hills
August Wilson Center

“I think because we already have the Six Pack they didn’t want it as much. The Steelers always bounce back, I think we have to give somebody else a chance, we have six, long as the Cowboys don’t go, we’re good.”
Angela Ransom
Online banking

“Whenever you’re the best everybody brings their “A” game. We take things for granted. We’ll be back next year. The Black & Gold will be back. Give somebody else a chance to win it. We don’t want to win the Super Bowl all the time It’s time for someone else to have it, but we’ll be back next year.”
Neal Grace Jr.
Stanton Heights

“They didn’t play like they wanted to win. You have to play like you want to win and not because it’s about money or pay check but because it’s a heart thing. They weren’t a team; they didn’t mesh together. If you play bad we’ll talk about you.”
Michele Denson
Penn Hills
Admin. specialist

(Compiled by Gail Manker. Photos by Gail Manker.)

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