Did you need more proof that the 0-1-1 Steelers are shook right now? Sunday night, Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree melted down and sent off a DM to a Steelers fan who questioned his performance against the Chiefs. Now we have Antonio Brown somehow finding this tweet questioning his performance. Folks, if you didn’t think this Steelers team loved drama before, you should start being a believer because it’s officially happening.
I’m not sure if we’re seeing a meltdown that will cause a shift in the AFC North, but Steelers fans cannot like what’s happening right now.
Antonio Brown has 18 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown through two games, including the mist storm in Cleveland. As for this prediction that Brown wouldn’t put up similar numbers for other teams, I guess it would depend on the quarterback situation. Let’s say Brown was on a team with Nathan Peterman — Brown’s not getting paid. Now let’s say Brown is on the Chargers and has Keenan Allen’s spot — he’s getting paid.
Look, things are piling up right now for the Steelers. The defense is a mess and the organization hasn’t had to deal with this over the years. The offense was always good enough to overcome deficiencies on the defensive side.
Let’s see all the beefs going on right now:
• Bell vs. the offensive line
• Fans vs. Mike Tomlin
• Terry Bradshaw vs. Mike Tomlin
• Bud Dupree vs. a random
• Antonio Brown vs. a random
• Fans vs. flavor of the week — guy they think is the weakest link
Meanwhile, I’m just over here shocked by what’s going on right now in the AFC North. Think about this for a minute — the Browns are a kicker away from being in a 2-0 battle with the Bengals for North supremacy. This is mindboggling and probably means that the Steelers will go on a roll, win like 10 in a row, bury the Bengals, win the North and make the AFC title game.
Never thought I'd live long enough to see the Steelers implode & the Bengals be 2-0 pic.twitter.com/HxeKHkehNV
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 17, 2018
Folks, it’s just a giant dumpster fire two weeks in…they’ll probably win the Super Bowl…I’ve seen this before
Brown left locker room before reporters arrived RT @JFowlerESPN: Something going on with Antonio Brown. Walked off by himself, head down, while rest of team celebrated Ben Roethlisberger score. Appeared to get into it with Randy Fichtner earlier.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 16, 2018
Defensive guru Mike Tomlin. They can’t even get lined up properly.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) September 16, 2018
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) September 17, 2018
Ben Roethlisberger has struggled to connect on passes of 20+ yards so far this year. He’s hit his target on just two of 13 attempts. That’s 15%. In comparison: in 2016, he connected on 37% of such passes (32-86), and 13 went for TDs. Sunday, when I asked abt it, he said this: pic.twitter.com/ZkAeVOmVbH
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) September 17, 2018