The Pittsburgh Steelers landed a true gem in George Pickens.
He wasn’t the most hyped wide receiver in his class by any means, but it didn’t take long before he showed his freakish athleticism and great hands.
Pickens struggled to establish himself early in his career but burst out as Kenny Pickett’s favorite target as soon as he held onto the starting QB job, and that has been the case again this season.
Nonetheless, some still believe he should be even more involved in the passing game.
With that in mind, Colin Dunlap said on 93.7 The Fan that he would understand if Pickens ‘snapped’ a little bit and went to the coaches, his offensive coordinator, or even Pickett to ask for the ball more often (via Blitzburgh on Twitter).
Dunlap on 93.7 The Fan about George Pickens: “I understand his pain. I see where this guy's coming from. George Pickens is right if he snaps out a little bit. If George Pickens goes to an offensive staff member or goes to his quarterback, or goes to his head coach in a…
— Blitzburgh (@Blitz_Burgh) November 2, 2023
Truth be told, he’s earned that right, as he’s been one of the most consistent wide receivers in the game this season, not to mention the Steelers’ best offensive weapon.
Pickens is a highlight in the making on every dropback, as his athleticism, hops, and strength often allow him to overpower his defender.
He was held to just one catch in the Steelers’ loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it was a spectacular touchdown reception hurdling over two defenders to reach the endzone.
The Steelers’ playcalling has been quite frustrating to the fans, and one can only imagine the players feel the same way.
So, don’t be shocked if Pickens joins the long list of star receivers throwing a fit to demand more targets.