George Pickens slammed refs after missed calls in Steelers Wild Card loss to Bills

Steelers fans are not surprised, as this is right on brand.

Pittsburgh Steelers, George Pickens
Pittsburgh Steelers, George Pickens / Eakin Howard/GettyImages

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers' Wild Card loss to the Buffalo Bills on Monday evening, wide receiver George Pickens wasted no time in creating headlines for himself.

Whether or not you agree with the narrative that the "refs blew the game" for Pittsburgh is not the point, here.

There is an argument that can be made which says the game was called more in favor of the Bills. I can't argue with that opinion. I see it plain and clear. The Bills were only flagged twice on the night, and some crucial missed calls could have changed the game for Pittsburgh.

However, Pickens took right to pointing fingers following the loss, and, unsurprisingly, his actions were right on brand for who he is.

Steelers wide receiver George Pickens was quick to blame the refs following the playoff loss to Buffalo

"To be honest, I'm still stuck on this game, with the refs ... refs, refs, refs. That's the only thing that's been on my mind," he said.

"You not gonna win a game when you gotta beat the refs and the Buffalo Bills."

Whether it's flailing his arms on the field, whining, after a play that saw his quarterback go elsewhere with the football, or his hot-head attitude that rears its ugly head quite often, or even his comments to the media, Pickens has always been this guy.


Remember, just a few weeks ago, Pickens was criticized for failing to block on a play that could have resulted in a Jaylen Warren touchdown. Instead, he chose not to and told reporters afterward it was because he didn't want to risk injury.

Following that game, Warren was asked about the play and all he could tell reporters was that he'd have blocked for Pickens if he were in that situation, but that everyone "plays the game differently."

Steelers fans are thrilled to see Pickens make highlight-reel-type catches when he does, but I don't think the majority of the fan base would be upset if the team ever decided to move on from him. His attitude has long gotten old.