Colin Cowherd: “I think of those defensive head coaches, I said this about Ron Rivera and Brian Flores, they never understood the urgency of the importance of the quarterback. You used to be able to win in many different ways in this league, but you can’t anymore. If you’re not a good quarterback, you don’t win any games. Mike Tomlin got a problem on his hands, Ben got old fast, they didn’t feel the urgency, they walked on eggshells, then they went and spent no money on Mitch Trubisky , a substitute in this league, and then they were caught off guard by a poor quarterback draft. They needed it desperately and they drafted Kenny Picket, who my sources say was a 2nd or mid-3rd round prospect. Last week they were completely crushed and their next three games are Tampa – LOSS, Miami with Tua back – LOSS, at Philly – LOSS, and they will be 1-7. At least Mike Tomlin now seems to know he has a major problem on his hands. Tomlin for years reveled in the frugality and cheapness of the Bengals and the dysfunctionality of Cleveland, but now Cincinnati has a good coach and a great quarterback, and Cleveland now has a very good coach in Kevin Stefanski, and Deshaun Watson is around the corner. For years Tomlin could miss Big Ben and you just won those games. The division is now made up of Deshaun Watson, Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson and… Kenny Pickett. It’s 0-6 potentially for the next half-decade unless a defensive coach in Mike Tomlin gets what Ron Rivera doesn’t – URGENCY. You have to do something BIG and take a big swing. Cleveland did it with Deshaun Watson, like it or not. Baltimore did it with Lamar Jackson. Cincinnati wasn’t supposed to draft Ja’Marr Chase. Over the next 12 games, the Steelers must determine if Kenny Pickett can play. Otherwise, you draft another quarterback. These defensive coaches don’t understand urgency. You draft another quarterback or you go up and tell the Rooney family you have to buy the most expensive offensive staff in the league. The good news with Kenny Pickett is that you don’t pay him anything, so you might just have to buy the best left and center tackle on the market. It’s not your skill players, tight end, or running back, your o-line is a mess, and your offensive coordinator isn’t working. If there was an offensive coach in Pittsburgh today, you and I know, they would pass judgment on Kenny Pickett and be willing to leave him. McVay left Goff and Shanahan was ready to leave Garoppolo, and you should definitely be ready to leave Kenny Pickett. (Full segment above)
look Colin Bouvier discuss the deterioration of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 season and address the changes the organization needs to make if it hopes to survive in a now stacked AFC North soon to be featured Deshaun Watson, Lamar Jacksonand Joe Terrier like his star-studded quarterback fraternity.
Check out the segment above as Colin warns mike tomlin not to become the next defensive-minded head coach who misses the train to acquire a franchise quarterback in a time when it has never been more imperative.
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