This is not your dad’s Pittsburgh Steelers. This season’s roller coaster ride has once again gone from high to low for Mike Tomlin and his players as just a few days after beating the hated Baltimore Ravens they were embarrassed for most of a Prime Time game against a team that just lost to the Detroit Lions.
Many fans, media members, and now even former players have started to loudly voice their opinion over the current state of the franchise.
Former Steeler turned ESPN broadcaster Ryan Clark has now officially joined that group. This morning on First Take, Clark began by goingafter Chase Claypool’s ridiculous late game antics.
“Chase Claypool is as mentally and emotionally underdeveloped as he is physically overdeveloped,” Clark said. “This is a dude that has all the things you need from a physical standpoint to be a superstar wide receiver. He has a remedial level mental understanding of what it is to be a football player. Of what it is a good teammate. Of what it is to be a winner.”
He followed up by absolutely lighting in to the current version of the Steelers calling them selfish and JV amongst other things. To be truly understood the entirety of his clip needs to be watched.
Despite the almost historic comeback, yesterday’s loss against the Minnesota Vikings was incredibly embarrassing in a number of ways for one of the League’s premier franchises. Who knows what the Steelers will look like next week, but it’s starting to feel certain that they will look dramatically different next season.