Such was the case Tuesday when Mike Tomlin brought up the holding calls during his briefing with the media.
“We’ve been holding and we need to stop,” Tomlin said. “We need to cut down on holding. No question holding occurs on every snap in the National Football League. I think anybody in the industry will acknowledge that. What we need to do is cut down on the actions that are triggering the flags, which is grabbing and restricting the jersey coming away from the body and so forth.”
“Cut down the actions,” would be the easiest start. It seems that with injuries and players playing that might not normally be on the field, the Steelers have players that have got to cut the penalties down and get better. Fast.
With three games left and needing to win at least two to not give the Ravens a shot to sneak in and steal the division back, the O-line will continue to be a source of people taking shots at them.
That is until they either get better – or have a game like the Eagles game in 2008, where Ben Roethlisberger was sacked 8 times. You know that the Jets are going to try to come after the Steelers QB Sunday, so they had better make sure they get in a good week, work hard, and watch the penalties.
Or else this trip to the postseason may be a short one at best.