The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have much room for error if they’re going to keep their streak of non-losing seasons (which dates to 2003) alive.
Pittsburgh has to go 7-2 the rest of the season to avoid a losing season.
Based on what we’ve seen so far this season, it seems unlikely that the Steelers will win seven of their final nine games.
If things are going to turn around in Pittsburgh, then players have to get on the same page. Guys have to quit making mistakes.
That’s something that quarterback Mitch Trubisky talked about on Wednesday. And he sent a message to the coaching staff in the process.
Trubisky: “You are seeing the same thing when I was in there. We got to get back to the fundamentals, eliminating penalties. Everybody being on the same page, 11 guys playing as one. Find ways to score and get some points.” #Steelers #NFL— Steelers Depot 7⃣🎄🎅 (@Steelersdepot) November 2, 2022
Trubisky: “Some of them are just one-offs, freak accidents. Some other times they are repeat offenders. That’s got to come from the top down. The coaches got to hold these guys more accountable when it comes to penalties.” #steelers #NFL— Steelers Depot 7⃣🎄🎅 (@Steelersdepot) November 2, 2022
Those are strong comments from Trubisky.
He’s basically calling out his teammates and the coaching staff for letting stuff slide.
You have to love seeing this from a player. Trubisky obviously cares deeply about winning.
But at the same time, the fact that a free agent addition from this past offseason is having to step up and say this stuff is concerning.
It’s clear that the culture in Pittsburgh isn’t good right now. And I’m not sure there’s a quick fix for it.
Maybe it’s a sign that Mike Tomlin has run his course with the Steelers. Maybe they need someone new to steer the ship.
Whatever the case, Pittsburgh needs to do something different. Because whatever they’re trying right now is not working one bit.
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