There has been a lot of talk about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ effort — or lack thereof as of late.
Second-year pro George Pickens has been singled out multiple times for his subpar effort as a pass-blocker in the loss to the Indianapolis Colts, especially considering how much he likes to talk about not getting involved in the passing game.
With that in mind, the Georgia product claimed that he didn’t want to get run over like Houston Texans WR Tank Dell, who’s going to be out for the season, adding that he can get hurt if he stays in the block for too long.
That’s why former Steeler Willie Colon claimed that perhaps Ben Roethlisberger was right and the Steelers Way is a thing of the past.
"Ben Roethlisberger was right. The #Steeler way is dead."
— The Carton Show (@TheCartonShow) December 20, 2023
Talking in the latest edition of The Carton Show, he claimed that the Steelers had a long ongoing tradition of tough wide receiver play, and that’s pretty much unacceptable by the franchise’s standards.
For those who lack context, team legend Ben Roethlisberger recently called the offense out for not having someone who would grab their teammates by the facemask and let them know what they’re all about, pretty much taking a shot at the coaching staff and Kenny Pickett for not holding offensive players accountable.
Truth be told, the Steelers are no longer the hardnosed and physical team they were for most of their history, and while their defense continues to put them in a position to win week in and week out, they can only go so far with this current offensive effort.