This has absolutely nothing to do with anything that is even remotely relevant to the 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers. It also probably makes anybody that clicks on it dumber for having read it.
I simply do not care.
For reasons I can’t even begin to explain I recently stumbled across a YouTube video that featured highlights from the 1992 Steeler season. One of the featured games: The Steelers’ home opening win over the New York Jets, a game that featured Barry Foster rushing for 190 yards and two touchdowns, a defensive touchdown by Larry Griffin, and Bill Cowher’s first home win as head coach.
There was also this…
What the hell?
That’s Jets coach Bruce Coslet telling Steelers fans what he thought of them at that exact moment.
The situation: With the Steelers trailing 10-7 with 14 seconds remaining in the first half and the Jets driving, Steelers defensive lineman Donald Evans recovered a Blair Thomas fumble at his own 35-yard line.
Instead of simply taking a knee and going into the half down by three points, Cowher allowed Neil O’Donnell to throw a Hail Mary that was caught by Jeff Graham — off of a deflection — inside the Jets’ 15 as time was running off the clock. Both teams started to exit the field as the quarter appeared to have expired.
But O’Donnell, who was still 50 yards down field, managed to call a timeout and the officials put two seconds back on the clock.
This did not amuse Coslet. It had to really piss him off when Gary Anderson came out and knocked in a chip shot field goal to tie the game. Coslet, who was apparently hearing it from Steeler fans for griping to the officials about the clock situation, decided to express himself.
The Steelers scored 17 unanswered points in the second half.
This was the very first Steelers game I ever attended and I remember almost none of it. My only memories include 1) me telling my mom that was I was over the head cold that had kept me out of school for a couple of days earlier in the week when I was still badly stuffed up (sorry, Mom, but I really wanted to go — I think we’re past the statute of limitations on this), 2) A 54-yard touchdown run by Barry Foster, and 3) Fans booing Cowher’s decision to kneel on the ball late in the game when Foster was just 10 yards away from a 200-yard game.
Also worth pointing out from this game: After relieving an overwhelmed and completely terrible Browning Nagle, Jets quarterback Ken O’Brien posted a passer rating of 5.2. He completed one of four passes for 17 yards. The other three passes were intercepted in what has to be on the short list of worst single game quarterback performances in NFL history.