I’m not sure if the defensive failure’s are in direct correlation to defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau or not, but the Pittsburgh Steelers defense we once knew is finished, and needs to be blown up.
Mike Tomlin has enough of the mediocre effort he’s getting on defense.
The 610 yards the Steelers gave up to the Patriots on Sunday were the most ever allowed by the Steelers since being founded in 1933.
The 55 points Brady and the Patriots put up were roughly one-fourth of the 223 points the Steelers allowed during the 2008 season.
With that said, Tomlin has had enough, and told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that “those who are lacking effort simply won’t play anymore.”
“You re-evaluate everything,” Tomlin said. “You have to after a performance like that and we will. It doesn’t necessarily mean we will change or change for the sake of changing, but we will look at every aspect of what we are doing and who we are doing it with because we can’t have performances like that.”
“We couldn’t stop them,” Tomlin said. “We didn’t stop the run. We didn’t stop the pass.”
The Steelers allowed a Patriots offense that had struggled for weeks, to explode for record numbers on Sunday.
“Those people who are lacking effort won’t be playing,” Tomlin said. “It’s just that simple. … I am angry, disappointed.”