AP Pro32 comments about Steelers

Updated: December 26, 2012, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Comments on the Pittsburgh Steelers by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (17)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 17) -- Playoffs missed on 40th anniversary of Immaculate Reception is sacrilege.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 21) -- Age, injuries, and inconsistent offense could not be overcome.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 15)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 15) -- Never saw this coming, a complete collapse for Tomlin and the Steelers losing five of their last six down the stretch.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 17) -- Not used to seeing a playoff concession speech by Mike Tomlin. But his team hasn't been right all season, so this is what he's left with.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 19) -- The Steelers lead the NFL in defense this season, but a paucity of sacks (33) and takeaways (16) have spelled their doom.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 19) -- 'Tis not the season to be jolly in Pittsburgh. Five losses in six games keep the coal industry in business.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 17) -- Mediocrity doesn't cut it with the Steelers, and that's why they'll soon be back.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 19) -- Steelers' story is like the Giants story a disappointment!

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 17)

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 18) -- Expect significant roster changes next year because of player age and salary-cap restraints. That should make for an emotional season-finale against visiting Cleveland.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 16) -- Be careful what you wish for, angry Steelers fans. Firing Mike Tomlin is not the answer.

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