Steelers fans are disgusted after abysmal team performance overshadows Kenny Pickett’s starting debut. Here is how fans reacted on Twitter.
One throw was all it took for Josh Allen to absolutely shatter any hope that the Steelers could pull off the impossible. As the Super Bowl favorites, the Buffalo Bills are a daunting opponent for any team in the league. But with the starting debut of Kenny Pickett, Steelers fans had plenty of optimism that their team could take down the Bills.
Things were looking up for the Steelers after the opening sequence. The Steelers pinned the Bills deep in their own territory on the opening kickoff. After being stuffed near the goal line on consecutive plays, Allen unleashed a deep pass to Gabe Davis for a 98-yard touchdown pass.
Disappointing, yes, but expected from one of the league’s top quarterbacks. Setting the tone for the Steelers’ play, James Pierre received the first kickoff and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Buffalo.
The lackluster defense and special teams play by the Steelers prompted one tweet to sarcastically point out its lack of preparedness.
Despite the Bills offensive firepower, they could not convert the turnover into points. The Steelers defense stepped up for a big stop.
Kenny Pickett took the field and led the offense on the most impressive opening drive of the season. The offense was efficient, the run game started strong and Pickett was connecting with receivers downfield. They converted on third downs and were able to get additional yards after the catch.
The drive ended in a Chris Boswell field goal and it looked like fans were in for an exciting game.
Fans enjoyed the new exciting offense.
One fan was happy to see George Pickens knock a defender down with a strong block during the first possession.
An impressive opening drive is all the Steelers could create. There were exciting plays that were overshadowed by disappointing drops from the receiving corp.
The frustration had been brewing for a few games.
The fans were fed up with the lack of catching ability displayed by the talented receivers of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The running game stalled after the first half and returned late in the fourth quarter.
Down 35 points, the Steelers decided to let Jaylen Warren get some reps. Warren made a case to be considered the starting running back. Unlike Najee Harris, Warren was hitting the holes with speed and force. Warren initiated contact with the defenders and imposed his will on them.
Warren displayed the example of “running downhill.” He provided a spark to the run game, similar to the spark Pickett provided in his debut against the Jets. Warren could amplify the run game by splitting carries with Harris moving forward.
Steelers fans learned a lot about their team this afternoon, and things are not looking good. Below are an array of different grievances that were aired on social media.
Finally, one tweet foreshadowed what kind of season the Steelers could end up having.
Things are certainly looking bleak for the Steelers as they endeavor down the toughest stretch of their schedule.