Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t have time for coach-speak after his team’s 17-14 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Instead, Tomlin pointed out the exact play that he felt lost the Steelers the game.

Tomlin seemed very unhappy with Gunner Olszewski’s muffed punt in the third quarter that led to an easy touchdown for the Patriots. 

Pittsburgh was down just 10-6 at the time. New England didn’t score the rest of the day after the touchdown following the muffed punt.

Who knows how the rest of the game would’ve played out without the muffed punt, but it certainly feels like Tomlin is right.

Of course, over the course of a football game, there are usually numerous missed opportunities that could be considered moments that cost a team a game.

It’s a bit surprising that Tomlin singled out Olszewski’s miscue instead of one of the Steelers’ six drives that resulted in no points. 

Perhaps Tomlin is trying to send a message.

I don’t blame him. But at the same time, there are plenty of players on Pittsburgh’s roster that probably need to hear the same message.

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