The Pittsburgh Steelers have dropped two games they should’ve won and needed to win, and it’s hard to wrap our heads around both of their losses.
The lack of offensive production and questionable effort have been ongoing issues for quite a while now.
With that in mind, team legend Ben Roethlisberger questioned the team’s heart and desire, stating that he thinks the Steelers’ winning tradition is no more.
Talking in the latest edition of his Podcast, Big Ben questioned some of their players’ drive and motivation, stating that they seem to be in it for themselves and not for the team, also calling out the lack of leadership in the offense and stating that the team has been poorly coached this season.
Notably, Jason McCourty asked Cam Heyward about that in his recent appearance on “Good Morning Football”, and the veteran DT respectfully disagreed with his former teammate (via Good Morning Football on Twitter).
. @CamHeyward replies to former QB Ben Roethlisberger saying "Maybe the tradition of the Pittsburgh Steelers is done…"
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— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) December 14, 2023
Heyward stated that they still have the same identity of having a strong defense, and even though the past couple of games have been rough, they’re the same team that grinds its way to wins, hoping to turn things around in their next matchup.
The Steelers cannot afford another setback.
They’ll face the Indianapolis Colts, and while they don’t have Anthony Richardson or Jonathan Taylor on the field, they’ve still proven to be quite a dangerous and balanced team.
The Steelers are 7-6 and no longer in control of their destiny in the AFC postseason race, and let’s hope Big Ben’s words inspire the players to go all out and prove him wrong.