Mike Tomlin has to go following third straight mortifying Steelers loss

At some point, we need to admit that Mike Tomlin has overstayed his welcome in Pittsburgh.

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2. Mike Tomlin can't fix the stagnant Steelers offense

While many fans (as well as Mike Tomlin himself) would argue that it's not about how you get the job done; it's all about wins and losses. I tend to disagree. The manner in which you win or lose each game tends to reveal just what kind of team you are.

It would be one thing if the Steelers have struggled against powerhouse offenses or even fell just short against respectable NFL opponents. That hasn't been the case at all. When Pittsburgh has lost this year, oftentimes they have gotten flat-out embarrassed. And not against the best competition either.

Over the past four weeks, the Steelers are 1-4 while facing unspectacular offenses led by a beatable stretch of quarterbacks in Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Jake Browning, Kyler Murray, Bailey Zappe, and Gardner Minshew. Four of these guys are NFL backups.

This hasn't been as much of a knock against their defense as it has been an indictment of their putrid offense. this team has averaged a dismal 13.4 points per game over the last five contests and it's a chore to try to move the ball down the field.

Mike Tomlin is a defensive-minded head coach in an offense-dominated league. The offense has continually gotten worse since Todd Haley's departure following the 2017 season, and the Steelers head coach has no clue how to fix it.