4 takeaways from Steelers ugly loss vs Packers in Week 4
By Tommy Jaggi
Steelers coaching staff has been questionable at best
Coaching is something the Pittsburgh Steelers have become famous for since the days of Chuck Noll. However, dating back to the second half of the 2020 season, I think the coaching has been questionable at best. This continued into the Packers game in Week 4.
There were some questionable calls in this one that left me scratching my head — specifically on the offensive side of the ball. While part of this is certainly on Ben Roethlisberger’s inability to execute said play-calls, one must ask what business Matt Canada has called a few of the plays he did, to begin with.
The Steelers also elected to punt the ball back to the Packers in the fourth quarter down two scores — a decision they were ridiculed for just a few weeks ago. It’s hard to blame the coaching above anything else in this contest, but it certainly plays a factor.
After losing 7 of their last 9 games dating back to 2020 (including the playoffs) Mike Tomlin and his coaching staff need to be questioned. The talent might be an issue right now — and Ben Roethlisberger seems like the biggest issue of all — but they have to start finding ways to win football games.
The Pittsburgh Steelers could still turn things around, but based on what we have seen from one of the league’s worst offenses this year, it’s not going to be easy. They can ill-afford a loss at home against the Denver Broncos next week if they want to have any chance to salvage this season.