Columnist Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com today puts Special Teams right at the top of offenders on the Steelers’ lengthy laundry list of problems on Sunday:
That’s on top of everthing else that went wrong, as Marvez noted:
“Pittsburgh fell to a 2-8 team with a quarterback (Kellen Clemens) making just his second NFL start inside a visiting stadium packed with towel-waving Steelers fans.”
“We fell below the line of what's acceptable," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “We didn't tackle well defensively. We didn't protect our quarterback. We didn't run the ball. We didn't establish any rhythm. That performance speaks for itself.”
- Too many sacks on offense.
- Too few sacks on defense.
- Minimal push by the offensive line to open lanes for the running backs.
- Questionable play-calling.
- Receivers struggling to get separation from d-backs.
- Disruptive, costly penalties.
- Spotty tackling.
- Way too few contributions from this year's draft class.
- And lousy Special Teams.