Ryan Clark told Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he believes the winless Steelers can still make the playoffs.
“I just believe we can win. That’s just the bottom line,” Clark said Tuesday. “I think we have the people in this room, the coaches (to win). Also, looking at our schedule, we’re not playing world beaters, we’re not playing gods. We’re playing men.”
The Steelers (0-4) still have to play the Patriots, Lions, Dolphins and Packers and of their remaining 12 games, only three teams have losing records.
“We’re playing football teams that have vulnerabilities and teams I think we can beat,” Clark said. “That’s five division opponents left, so it’s in our own hands. I think we can win those games, and I think we will.”
The Steelers are 2.5 games behind the Ravens, Bengals and Browns in the AFC North.
“It takes one to even talk about the playoffs,” Clark said. “So we need to win (Sunday at the Jets) to get this record to 1-4. Then we come back and regroup and forget you won that game and win the next one.