Latest Steelers Buzz: Playoff Debacle & What’s next for the Steelers

 

‘Fire Mike Tomlin, Fire Mike Tomlin, Fire Mike Tomlin’……… ‘The coach has to go’…….. ‘That will solve everything’…….. Right? Mike Tomlin deserves to be criticized to the extent he is today for being passive in Sunday’s debacle but anything beyond that is wrong when it comes to him losing his job for Sunday’s loss. The job of the head coach is to make high pressure decisions based on where momentum is going and Mike Tomlin failed in the third quarter when the Steelers were buzzing. Tomlin was living in his fears by trying to play the field position game. The decision to punt had logic in trying to pin the Browns back as Tomlin’s defense was finally showing some life, but that logic loses value when you factor in that you have a JV level punter, which the Steelers do. So, yeah, it was a major coaching blunder by TomlinRead More »

Steelers defense allows 5 TD’s, produces 0 sacks

 

That vaunted Steelers with the so called best defensive line in football, best outside linebacker in football and an all-pro safety, were dominated all over the field by the Cleveland Browns in Sunday’s 47-38 loss. Pittsburgh produced 0 sacks, 0 turnovers, while the Browns needed just 65 plays to produce 5 touchdowns and 2 field goals.

Roethlisberger throws for 501 yards, 4 interceptions

 

The Pittsburgh Steelers turned the ball over four times on their first Six offensive drives in Sunday’s 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns. It was a joke of a start to the game for Ben Roethlisberger & Co as the Steelers fell into a 28-0 hole and while they made things interesting in the second half, it was good tonight by the middle of the 2nd quarter. Roethlisberger had some godly numbers, throwing for 4 touchdown passes and 501 yards on 68 attempts, but, this game was lost in the first half where Roethlisberger was 9/17 for 66 yards with interceptions through the Steelers first six drives. Just inexcusable and that has to be the takeaway from the loss, not what we saw in the second half when the Browns went into prevent. Ben Roethlisberger vs Browns: 47/68, 501 Yards, 4 Touchdowns / 4 Interceptions

Maurkice Pouncey a disaster in wildcard loss

 

Maurkice Pouncey was a disaster in the Steelers 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Pouncey handed the Browns a gift on the first play of the game resulting in a Browns recovery in the end zone and a 7-0 lead. But, it didn’t end there. The ensuing series, Ben Roethlisberger is pressured and picked off as he over throws Benny Snell on a dump off for a brutal INT. Moments later, Baker Mayfield connects with Jarvis Landry for a 40 yard touchdown and it’s 14-0 Browns just 5:14 in. Pouncey would strike again with the Steelers trailing 14-0 as he got blown off the line of scrimmage on third and, one forcing the Steelers to punt on their next series. It didn’t end there for Pouncey for who had another botched snap on 4th and 1 at the goal line. The 31 year old who has been decliningRead More »

Wildcard Sunday: Steelers – Browns Top Storylines to Watch

 

Steelers – Browns — TOP STORYLINES TO WATCH — — No Coach, No Practice, No Chance? — A covid outbreak has put the Cleveland Browns in uncharted waters for a franchise appearing in his first playoff game since the 2002 season. No head coach, little to no practice time, ect. The Pittsburgh Steelers enter tonight as a six point favorite, but all week they’ve been penciled in by many as already advancing to the divisional playoffs. Pundits and the local media have chalked tonight up as being potentially one of the worst if not the worst playoff loss in Steelers history, were the Steelers to stumble at home against the Browns. For all that’s going on with the Browns, it’s still shocking so many are taking that route. It’s something how two quarters against the Colts in Week 16 just wiped out what we were seeing for the previous 5-6Read More »

Rumors: Release or Extension for Big Ben in 2021?

 

Release or Extension for Big Ben in 2021? The Pittsburgh Steelers brass has been operating for several months under the mindset that an extension for Ben Roethlisberger after the 2020 season was going to be inevitable compared to the alternative of being released or retired. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported prior to Monday Night’s game that Roethlisberger has all intentions of returning in 2021 and that’s how the Steelers internally have been operating. However, has the last couple weeks completely changed the situation? It’s a valid question as the Steelers brass see’s what everyone else see’s right now.   If the rest of the season plays out like the last couple weeks and Ben Roethlisberger holds firm on wanting to return in 2021, it’s a dire situation for the Steelers. Bring back a fading 39 year old Roethlisberger and be forced to extend him, the only option at the Steelers disposal ifRead More »

Latest Steelers Buzz: Old, Slow And Over?

 

Can Big Ben deliver any kind of resurgence? The signs and flaws were all there, but a mere five to six weeks ago, no one could have imagined the Steelers, while an 11-3 football team by record, having this many concerns and problems as a football team. The betting money on the Steelers is them losing out for the rest of the season. That’s how bad things have gone south for them and it has all started with No. 7 behind center. Old, slow and over? The 38 year old Roethlisberger just looks finished as a football player. The TD/INT ratio surely doesn’t give you that belief. The eye tests says it all. Watching Roethlisberger even in the warmer stages of the season, there were clear red flags with his deep ball and passes 15+ yards where once the cold weather was upon us, the Steelers getting the ball downRead More »

WK 2: Top Performers from Steelers – Broncos

 

Steelers 26 – Broncos 21 (F) *T.J. Watt – Unblockable with 4 tackles, 2.5 Sacks *Mike Hilton – Best blitzing nickel back in football? | 8 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL | *Ben Roethlisberger – Got away with some bad ones but made two big time throws under pressure in TD passes to Chase Claypool, Dionate Johnson. | 29/41, 311 Yds, 2 TD, 1 INT | *Chase Claypool – Gamebreaker just two games in with 84 yard TD reception | 3 Rec – 88 Yds, 1 TD | *Diontae Johnson 8 receptions for 92 yards, including GW TD reception. Targeted 13 times