Though there’s really no reason not to like Mike Tomlin, this Pittsburgh Steelers team looks less and less like one of the NFL’s elite franchises as they get further and further away from the long stretch of success that they experienced under Bill Cowher.
They’re always stocked with talent, but they normally look unprepared until sometime around after halftime. They always seem to be underachieving. They’re often failing to live up to their own standard, and though Tomlin is a great motivator of men, he just doesn’t come off as someone who’s all about the details. He doesn’t seem to be a master of strategy.
Unfortunately, if you’re a fan of this great franchise, the frustration may bleed over into 2020, especially with a Baltimore Ravens team that has taken off. Philly should be able to sneak in and out of Heinz Field and lay claim to a victory once this road trip is over, whether Ben Roethlisberger is playing or not. ITI’s way-too-early prediction: Eagles 31, Steelers 17