Mike Tomlin: We were a group that died on the vine – ProFootballTalk
The Steelers began the 2020 routine season with 11 straight wins, however that seemed like a distant memory by the time the very first quarter of Sunday night’s video game was over.
Center Maurkice Pouncey’s first snap went over quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s head and the Browns recovered for a touchdown. They ‘d go on to score 28 points in the first quarter of a 48-37 win that guaranteed the Steelers season would end with 5 losses in their final six video games.
After the loss, head coach Mike Tomlin stated the team wasn’t sufficient in any location on Sunday night and referenced the general depression down the stretch by comparing the team to fruit that went bad before being picked.
” We didn’t do enough,” Tomlin said, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com. “We didn’t position them in enough great circumstances. We didn’t make adequate plays, especially in the crucial minutes. We were a group that died on the vine.”
It’s the 3rd straight playoff loss for the Steelers and it is one that will cause questions about the makeup of a group that went so stagnant so quickly.