4 Steelers who should be benched in Week 14 against Bills

Eric Ebron #85 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Eric Ebron #85 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers played embarrassingly bad on offense against Washington. Here are four players who should be benched vs. Bills.

What a nightmare Week 13 turned out to be for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I figured that this game was going to be close, but my prediction had the Steelers winning a 23-20 contest. That was obviously before I knew how pathetic this offense was going to look on Monday night.

While Washington’s defense deserves credit for their efforts against Pittsburgh, Keith Butler’s offense really dropped the ball in this one. They scored just 3 points over the final two quarters of the game, went 0-2 on fourth down, and couldn’t punch the ball in on a fresh set of downs at the one-yard line.

The offensive playcalling in this contest was enough to make you pull your hair out, but Fichtner isn’t the only one to blame. Here are four players who deserve to be benched heading into Week 14 against the Bills after their lackluster performances this past week:

TE Eric Ebron

I was running out of fingers trying to count how many drops Eric Ebron has over the past two weeks now. Despite no doubt getting reamed out by Mike Tomlin after a poor performance against a decimated Ravens team last week that included 3 drops, Ebron hit the trifecta again vs. Washington.

We knew this was a knock on his game when the Steelers decided to bring him in, and typically, players don’t change their true colors as they get older. This is something that Ebron may be able to improve on, but he hasn’t fixed his drop issues yet and it is year seven. These drops on routine throws are inexcusable, and they can’t continue – especially not against a team like Buffalo this week. Ebron will play a big role down the stretch for this team, but he should be on thin ice right now.