The Pittsburgh Steelers’ passing game has been frustrating to watch at times, and even the most loyal fan will agree to that.
Notably, even star wideout George Pickens has had some issues with it.
Following the narrow win over the Tennessee Titans, the Georgia Product’s social media activity raised some speculation within the fan base.
Pickens deleted all pictures of him associated with the Steelers on his Instagram.
Then, he posted “free me” on his IG story while also unfollowing the organization, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin, and even quarterback Kenny Pickett.
He later reposted some of that content back and didn’t address the situation, and according to The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly, that’s the same approach Tomlin is going to have when inevitably asked about this situation (via Blitzburgh on Twitter).
Mark Kaboly on George Pickens Instagram Story: “We’ve seen this before and nothing will come of it. Mike Tomlin will not specifically address it during his weekly news conference Tuesday; it will be addressed internally, and Pickens will be targeted 10 times next week against the…
— Blitzburgh (@Blitz_Burgh) November 6, 2023
Per Kaboly, Tomlin will address the issue internally, and he also expects Pickens to draw 10-plus targets next weekend against the Green Bay Packers.
Pickens had his worst game of the season last Thursday, finishing with two receptions for -1 yards.
He has 30 receptions for 521 yards and three touchdowns for the season, including three 100-yard games.
Pickens has a high upside and plenty of potential, and he has every right to be frustrated with the team’s passing game.
Then again, he hasn’t even been in the league for two full seasons, so it’s not like he’s earned his stripes or the right to do something like this.
He has to climb his way up before throwing that kind of tantrum on social media, and that’s definitely concerning behavior.