4 reasons Steelers will be better than they were in Week 3
Week 3 was the least Tomlin-like performance I’ve seen in a long time.
I’m sure if you look at comments on any type of media talking about the Steelers every other comment will be calling for Tomlin’s job right about now. I think back to an injury-marred 2019 with all the adversity and injuries that were going on, his team never quit. Sunday they did at least according to Tyler Boyd of the Bengals. I can’t imagine the Steelers give up like that again this season.
The Steelers are going through another long string of injuries and dealing with the hardest schedule they’ve played in years. However, Tomlin will have his teams compete. Although Tomlin has been coined as a player’s coach we have seen what happens to players who don’t buy into what this team is about and what this team does.
Antonio Brown was the best receiver in the league when Tomlin benched him in a Week 17 contest which was their last chance to make the playoffs. He did not get a pass from “coach T” then and I don’t expect players with less status and experience to get one now.
Even before the Steelers gave up, there were a ton of penalties that kept anything from getting going on offense. Sunday should’ve been Najee Harris’ break-out game but there had been over 40 rushing yards and multiple 1st down’s brought back by bad penalties. Don’t expect the Steelers’ penalty issues to continue either. Tomlin has benched players for drops and penalty issues in the past and I would expect that to happen should these issues continue as well.