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Fear the walking dead

Aug 29, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks to wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) on the sideline during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was pretty pissed after the 43-19 loss to Buffalo calling the defensive effort by the Steelers the “walking dead”. The Steelers defense gave up 30 of 33 passes, 11 of 14 first downs and 542 total net yards to the cast of characters in the Buffalo Bills offense.

Tomlin and the coaching staff have to cut some of those walking dead characters who allowed a 41-yard run to the Steelers’ 2-yard line on the Bill’s first offensive snap. The defense was playing without Stephon Tuitt, Lawrence Timmons and Mike Mitchell but even with injuries they have to be better than what they were on Saturday.

It’s one thing to be happy it is only preseason and there is still time to learn from it and then there’s wondering how much time do they really have left to learn from this. If they give up these kind of numbers to the Bills’ offense what are they doing to give up to the Patriots offense?

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