The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has been stagnant and predictable more often than not.
The fans have grown frustrated with OC Matt Canada, although they’ve also pointed the finger at sophomore QB Kenny Pickett.
Pickett has inexplicably taken his game up a notch in crunch time, turning into something like the second coming of Tom Brady.
After his late-game comeback win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, he now has six fourth-quarter comebacks and seven game-winning drives in just 20 games played in his brief career.
That’s why HC Mike Tomlin doesn’t want to hear anything about the criticism of his job.
When asked about that, the veteran coach reminded everybody just how phenomenal he’s been in the fourth quarter and with the game on the line.
#Steelers HC Mike Tomlin made sure to turn the tables when asked about Kenny Pickett's QB rating in quarters 1-3.
"What is his rating in the 4th quarter…? He's AWESOME in the 4th quarter."
Tomlin standing up for his QB…pic.twitter.com/SF07L8aYT7
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 7, 2023
Notably, Pickett’s QBR in the first three quarters is just 75.3, but it skyrockets all the way to 108.2 in the final period of the games.
Perhaps it would be better for the Steelers not to be in that position to begin with.
I mean, it’s harder to come back and win than just get a lead and hold onto it.
It’s hard to put all the blame on a young quarterback, even if there have always been some doubts about Pickett’s prospect as the future of the organization.
The Steelers need to do a better job offensively overall, from the offensive line to the skill players and definitely the coaches, as all young quarterbacks are going to experience growing pains when they walk their first steps in the league.