3. Mike Tomlin
Speaking of that final drive, let's talk about Mike Tomlin. It was Tomlin's leadership, after all, that allowed for Harris to be on the field during that crucial drive, instead of Warren. It was Tomlin's offensive coordinator that called three low-percentage plays in a row, resulting in three Pickett incompletions to end the game.
It was Tomlin's players who forced him to burn a timeout for too many men on the field -- twice. Those timeouts could have changed the level of desperation on that final drive, and potentially could have opened things up a bit more in the playbook.
Tomlin has been a great head coach for a very long time, and while this single loss isn't going to cause him to lose his job, it definitely continues to shine a light on things that need to be fixed. Tomlin cannot continue backing his offensive coordinator, Matt Canada. He cannot continue backing his quarterback.
Instead, it is time for real changes. Tomlin has alluded to looking at "everything" and potentially making changes in the past, but now is the time if he is going to be worthy of keeping his job in an ever-changing NFL.