You know what's a fun thing to do after beating up on your arch rival?
Listen to them admit that they got beat up.
The Steelers got crushed this afternoon, falling to the Ravens 35-7. When a team loses that badly, and gets outplayed on offense, defense and special teams, they can't find much of a silver lining or pull many positives out of the wreckage.
As a result, Pittsburgh's players delivered some brutally honest quotes in the locker room after the game. I figured Ravens fans would enjoy reading such quotes, so here are a handful of them. Enjoy.
Hines Ward, wide receiver: "We got our tails whipped. It's one of those games, we wanted to come in here and try to win. We knew it was going to be tough playing down here in the lion's den. It's a little disappointing how we played. But, when you turn the ball over the way we did, you're not going to win to many ball games."
Ryan Clark, safety: "We got whipped in every facet of the game. They were the more physical team; the more aggressive team. They were the team more technically sound. They were the better football team. They made tackles; they were much more physical than we were."
Mike Tomlin, head coach: "That's pretty easy to assess, ladies and gentlemen. We got handled in all three phases today. We accept responsibility for the plays that we made and didn't make. We compliment them at the same time for the way that they performed in all areas. Obviously, we have a lot of work to do."
James Farrior, linebacker: "They dominated today. They did a good job with us up front. They blocked us off pretty well. Ray (Rice) had a great day. He probably had over 100 yards. But we just couldn't make plays. We weren't communicating good. Pretty much anything that could have gone wrong went wrong."
Mike Wallace, wide receiver: "Turning the ball over like that, it's never happened. I don't ever remember watching these guys on TV and play like that. So, we definitely had a bad day out there today. We got to pick it up. We just have to protect the ball, do a better job of catching the ball, do a better job of blocking. It was everybody. It wasn't just one position."
Troy Polamalu, safety: "It's incredibly humbling. Which, obviously, we needed at this point. It'll be interesting to see how we persevere. Coaches are always talking about this being a humble ground. This is a selfless football team. This is a big step towards humility. But, they played a great game. It wasn't just what we did wrong; they executed better than us. They beat us on one-on-ones. They won at the point of attack."
Casey Hampton, defensive tackle: "The way they beat us is embarrassing. They just came out and executed. They outplayed us, and they really handed it to us. Since I have been here, nobody has beaten us like that on both sides of the ball for the entire game."