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    Default Ryan Clarks Says That Fans And Team Are A Spolied Bunch

    Ryan Clark: Pittsburgh Steelers a 'spoiled bunch'
    By Kareem Copeland
    Around the League Writer
    Published: Nov. 27, 2012 at 09:21 a.m. Updated: Nov. 27, 2012 at 09:51 a.m.

    This is a problem most teams around the NFL would love to have.

    Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark had to respond to widespread panic after a 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Steelers are 6-5 and would be the second wild card if the playoffs began today.

    "You lose one game in Pittsburgh and the sky is falling, it's just part of the culture," Clark told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's part of winning six Super Bowls, it's part of being 12-4 three of the last four years. We're a spoiled bunch and overall we've become entitled. But you can't be entitled, you can't walk into places and just think because you're the Pittsburgh Steelers you're going to win.

    "We need to execute and we haven't been executing. Do we need to win next week? Without a doubt. We could have needed to win next week had we won this game."

    Execution becomes that much more important when you're down a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and a former defensive player of the year. Not sure you're allowed to panic when the team is playing without Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu and Antonio Brown. LaMarr Woodley, Mike Adams and Willie Colon all left Sunday's loss with injuries. The Steelers were down to Charlie Batch under center with Byron Leftwich out.

    Sometimes injuries derail a season and the Steelers haven't been truly healthy all year long. The bottom line: the Steelers are not championship contenders without Roethlisberger.

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    Wow, he said something that needed to be said and I wonder if he's gonna catch any backlash. We have been spoiled for 40 years and instead of feeling entitled we need to learn to appreciate what we have been privileged to experience. Imagine if we had to go though what Steelers fans experienced the first 40 years. Message boards would be suicide support groups
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    You lose one game in Pittsburgh and the sky is falling
    He does have a point. We lose a preseason game with our 3rd stringers and some are ready to hunt down Tomlin, fire Colbert, execute Goodell mafioso-style, level Heinz Field, release half the roster and burn down the Steelers wing in Canton.

    it's just part of the culture
    Depending on how far it is taken (see: above examples), I don't feel this is necessarily a bad thing. Would he rather .500 be the pathetically sad fan/team standard going into every season? This isn't Cleveland or Cincinnati when it comes to sports - at least not when it comes to the great game of football.
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    I think in a way it's a good thing that we are spoiled or expect a good football team. First off, the way Ryan has been playing he, deserves the rite to talk.
    Secondly, as admirable it is for fans like Cleveland to back their teams, always sell out a stadium etc, they're fools. Let ownership know you won't be liing their pockets with ticket sales, etc.
    This is just my warped way of seeing things.

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