The Pittsburgh Steelers can’t seem to catch a break offensively this season.
The team has yet to figure out a way to maximize its assets, and that has left George Pickens quite frustrated.
The talented second-year pro has spent more time throwing tantrums and complaining about his lack of usage than in the end zone, and that’s become a major issue.
That’s why, following yet another outburst from the Georgia product, interim OC Eddie Faulker acknowledged that the team needs to find a way to get him the football (via 93.7 The Fan).
— 93.7 The Fan (@937theFan) December 13, 2023
Pickens’ production has been up and down all season.
He entered the year behind Diontae Johnson on the depth chart, but it seemed like he had developed strong chemistry with Kenny Pickett.
Now that Pickett isn’t on the field, the team needs to make sure to help Mitch Trubisky get his best wide receiver involved in the passing game.
Pickens has every right to feel frustrated about this situation, especially considering all the big numbers he posted when he was trusted with a bigger role.
Nonetheless, his character and antics could also represent a bigger problem within the organization.
Mike Tomlin has dealt with several undisciplined wide receivers over the years, Antonio Brown being obviously the most talented and notorious.
And if the team even parted ways with a legend like Brown, what makes Pickens think that he’s going to be above everything and in the clear?