1969 Pittsburgh Steelers Season
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers is what many consider to be the turning point of this once-moribund franchise. 1969 was the first season for Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll, the first season for defensive lineman "Mean Joe" Greene and L. C. Greenwood, the first season for longtime Steelers public relations director Joe Gordon, and the team's last season in Pitt Stadium before moving into the then-state-of-the-art Three Rivers Stadium the following season. Although considered a turning point in the team's history, the results were not immediate; after winning the season opener against the Detroit Lions, the Steelers would go on to lose every game afterwards to finish 1-13. The Steelers would become the first such team in NFL history to win its season opener and go on to lose every game remaining afterwards, a feat not matched until 2001 when the Carolina Panthers won its season opener against Minnesota before losing every game en route to a 1-15 finish. With the Steelers finishing 1-6 at Pitt Stadium, it would also mark the last time the Steelers would finish the season with a losing record at home until 1999.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
- 17 Aug 2011
- United States