Mike Tomlin to the Steelers WRs “Catch the Ball or Be Replaced”

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SJ - December 8, 2020

The Steelers are no longer undefeated after Alex Smith and the Washington Football Team handed them their first loss of the season.  A contributing factor to the loss was dropped passes by Pittsburgh's wide receivers.

It's been a problem all season for the Steelers.  They lead the league with 31 dropped passes, and now that it has finally cost them a game, head coach Mike Tomlin is issuing a warning to his receivers.

Bottom line, "catch the ball or be replaced."

From Pro Football Talk:

“They can catch the ball or they can get replaced by those that will catch it,” Tomlin said. “It’s just as simple as that. Like I’ve often said, I expect guys to make routine plays routinely. When there’s a pattern of that not happening, then we have to look at who we throw the ball to.”

This isn't a surprising statement from Mike Tomlin.  He's a no nonsense kind of guy.  The surprising part is that he waited until the Steelers lost a game to a shitty team, they are a shitty team on the rise, but a shitty team nonetheless.

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