The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-3 and would be in the playoffs if the season ended today.
However, not everything is going well within the locker room, and the frustration with the offense is getting harder to hide.
Second-year wideout George Pickens hasn’t done a lot to hide it, either.
Following his season-worst performance vs. the Tennessee Titans, he deleted all pictures related to the Steelers from his social media, also posting a story asking to be “freed.”
Pickens is obviously angry for not being involved in the passing game as often as he would like, and he sent a clear message.
Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin, however, didn’t seem to be bothered by that at all (Via 93.7 The Fan on Twitter).
— 93.7 The Fan (@937theFan) November 7, 2023
Talking to the media, Tomlin followed his usual M.O. of not talking about that kind of thing, but you better believe he addressed that issue internally.
Pickens has a bright future ahead of him, and it’s a fact that he should be more involved in the passing game.
Then again, there are ways to handle yourself as a young professional in the league, and that wasn’t one.
It’s not that guys like Davante Adams or A.J. Brown aren’t entitled to show their frustration; they’ve done it over and over.
But they’re already bonafide and proven superstars in this league, not second-year players.
Pickens needs to keep the main thing the main thing and keep working on his game and making sure to be ready for when his number is called, rather than trying to make a scandal on social media after a game his team won.