3 things we learned from Steelers loss against the Washington Football Team
By Eric Hassel
The Steelers suffered our first loss of the 2020 season at the hands of the Washington Football Team
I don’t know about you, but the loss the Steelers suffering to the Washington Football Team seemed like an inevitability. Playing on four days of rest against a team who last played on Thanksgiving was just unfair.
I know our players and coaches won’t make any excuses and I won’t make any either as quite frankly we did not play well and we had to deal with in-game injuries, all of which proved too difficult to overcome, thus we lost to an inferior team yet again.
Look, after winning 11 straight games, to lose at home against a team that is still below a .500 winning percentage is not only upsetting but it speaks to a larger issue with which we will have to deal, which is this: our backups are backups for a reason.
There is nothing the Steelers or any other team can do about a player being unavailable for a game; there is nothing the Steelers or any other team can do about a player being injured in-game and not being able to return.
There is; however, something we can do about having to play with backups. One thing we can do is alter the style of play. I am not saying that the Steelers did not try to do that, but it just seemed to me that we employed the same style of play that we have employed all year long despite being down significant pieces on both sides of the ball.
Let’s see what we learned from the Steelers loss against Washington.