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Muted Expectations: Steelers Not Primed For Repeat

Published by on May 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Just hours after the Pittsburgh Steelers won their NFL-record sixth Superbowl title, talk in the Steel City shifted from "the joy of six" to "seven would be heaven".

The 2009 Steelers will look to emulate the teams of 1975 and 1979 who went on to repeat as champions, rather than the squad of 2006, who crashed back to Earth without a playoff appearance, one season after winning it all.

At one of his many press conferences following the Steelers 27-23 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Superbowl XLIII, Head Coach Mike Tomlin was quick to keep the Q&A focused on the game and the season that had just ended.  He said that "repeat" and "defending" (as in "champion") would be stricken from his locker room's vernacul...

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