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.