The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t want to panic after the 1-2 season start. Head Coach Mike Tomlin was calm in his weekly press conference following Sunday’s bankruptcy against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“We’re not going to press the panic button,” said Tomlin. What did he mean by that? “We’re not going to make any dramatic changes to where we are.”
Tomlin especially emphasized “the identity” of the Steelers and their style of play in this regard. This should not change, although there is no resistance to changes that lead to improvements.
After two defeats against the Las Vegas Raiders and the Bengals, the 2009 Super Bowl champions were criticized. The focus of the criticism was the aging star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (39), who currently has a rating of 35.5 – only ranked 28th in the NFL.
The offense averages only 4.8 yards per attempted pass and although the Steelers used their first round pick for running back Najee Harris in the last draft, they have the fewest rushing yards in the league.
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