3 things we learned from Steelers loss against the Green Bay Packers
By Eric Hassel
The Steelers are seemingly getting outplayed and outcoached right now
Look, I am a supporter of Mike Tomlin; however, I am also a realist and the reality of our situation right now is this: The Steelers have lost three consecutive games and we have not been competitive in any of those losses.
That fact says to me that the issue is twofold. First, our players are not as good collectively as the players on the opposing team. Second, our coaches are not putting our players in positions to be successful. Tomlin always talks about accentuating strengths and minimizing weaknesses.
The weakest positional unit right now is the ‘O-line’, so what have we done to improve that group? We traded a fifth-round pick for a CB who has been inactive for the last two games. What’s the reason for that? We have a former first-round pick at safety who seems lost. What’s the issue there?
The strength of the offense is our skill position players, but because of the poor play of the ‘O-line’, we can’t run the ball and ‘Big Ben’ doesn’t really have time to let anything develop. Conversely, we have a first-year offensive coordinator who is calling plays like we are the University of Pittsburgh, not the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Something has to give; Changes need to be made. One person who can make those changes is Tomlin. We need better depth, we need a better scheme on offense and we need better coaching. That’s the reality.