Mike Tomlin speaks the obvious but the Steelers are still a lost cause

  • Mike Tomlin believes the Steelers "will be back"
  • Confidence is still there but the Steelers are not playoff contenders
  • Steelers are now 7-6 and near the bottom of the AFC North

Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Tomlin
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Losing stinks and unfortunately for the Steelers, it's been back-to-back weeks of stinking. Nothing has gone right for this franchise as they're now 7-6 and second to last in the AFC North. After another crushing loss to the New England Patriots in Week 14, this season is starting to feel like a lost cause.

Head coach Mike Tomlin continues to get outcoached every week and with an abysmal offense and a defense that is playing lackluster football, one has to wonder if he's on the hot seat heading into the offseason. Steelers Nation will always love and respect everything Tomlin has done for this franchise but it looks like a change at head coach and more could be on the horizon to get the Steelers back on track sooner rather than later.

Right after that Thursday Night Football loss to the Patriots, Tomlin addressed the media and continued saying all the usual things that have been a recurring theme this season. You know, how this loss stings and that this team will be back.

Mike Tomlin still has confidence the Steelers will rebound next week

Here's what Tomlin had to say immediately after the game...

It's great to see Tomlin still believing in his team and staff to rebound in Week 15 but with just a few weeks left in the regular season, it's going to take a miracle for this team to even be in the hunt for a playoff spot. Even then, this team is nowhere near ready to push the envelope in the postseason since they simply don't have the talent, coaching, or execution to make a serious run.

It would be incredibly fun to see this team win out to make dreams potentially come true but with these last two football games, it's easy to see why that's just not reality. The reality of the situation is that this season can't end enough so the Steelers can head into the offseason to address all their areas of opportunity to get this team back into contention.

This could take a year or two to get things right but at the end of the day, serious changes need to happen from the top down to get the Steelers back into being a franchise worth speaking about. Even if it takes a few years to rebuild the right way, it surely can't get any worse than what we've seen so far this season by this team.