Following their loss to the Titans on Thursday night, the Steelers are off to a disappointing 2-3 start to the 2012 season. With tough games remaining against the Ravens (twice), Bengals (twice), Giants, Chargers and Cowboys, Pittsburgh can ill afford to lose to lowly opponents like Tennessee. The fans understand that, which is why Thursday’s loss was particularly frustrating.
As much of a letdown as it may have been, Rashard Mendenhall sees that as no reason for the fans to get down on the Steelers.
Seriously, if you’re gonna talk trash about your team and everyone on it, don’t call yourself a fan. A fan is a supporter…
— Rashard Mendenhall (@R_Mendenhall) October 12, 2012
Steelers fans are as hardcore as they come. Their expectations are high, as they should be. If the team was 4-1 and fans were getting on the players about the one loss, I would understand why Mendenhall is frustrated. But a 2-3 record isn’t going to cut it. At the moment, Steelers fans are worried that their team — which came into the season as an AFC favorite — may be in danger of missing the playoffs. If the players are tired of hearing it from the fans, they simply need to start playing better.Google+