Mike Tomlin Issues Stern Threat to Steelers Wide Receivers Who Drop Passes
The Pittsburgh Steelers had their undefeated season upended by the Washington Football Team on Monday, suffering a shocking 23-17 loss. The team's offensive struggles were key in making the defeat a reality, with much attention being paid to the drops at the hands of Steelers wideouts during the game.
Head coach Mike Tomlin is fed up with the drops and has put his team on notice about the consequences.
Tomlin is known to joke around with his team, but it's clear that he's deadly serious about this issue.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger managed to complete 33 of his 53 passes on Monday, but the team's receivers dropped seven, which killed the team's momentum in a game where they failed to move down the field with as much ease as they've been used to.
Pittsburgh's receiving corps is deadly, with five different players catching at least four touchdowns this season, but that group is less intimidating when they're dropping passes. Even more importantly, the drops make an unbeatable team suddenly mortal.
At least it sounds like coach Tomlin has caught on to the team's struggles and is making sure they don't continue heading into the playoffs.
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