Minkah Fitzpatrick reacts to ‘physicality’ issue supposedly plaguing Steelers
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin recently claimed that his team lacked physicality in their last few games which led to their struggles on the field. After a few days, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver James Washington also echoed the same sentiments but safety Minkah Fitzpatrick begged to disagree with the opinion of his teammates.
“I don’t think it’s necessarily a lack of physicality that led to the things that happen on the last two games”, he said via Steelers Depot. “It’s late in the season and people are a little beat up and whatnot, but I don’t think a lack of physicality is a concern for this defense or for this team at all. We did practice in pads last week. Just to work on being physical and shedding blocks and wrapping up and stuff like that”.
The former Alabama standout pointed out that they lacked to pay attention to the small details in the game which went on to alter the outcome of the game. The Steelers have found themselves in a rough patch over the past couple of weeks, stemming from a tightly-contested affair in Week 12 against the depleted Baltimore Ravens which eventually ended on a 19-14 victory.
In their following matchup in Week 13, the Steelers were dealt with their first loss of the season by the Washington Football Team which has been streaking as of late en route to a 23-17 defeat. The Steelers then failed to bounce back in Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills where they were outplayed with a more fluid offensive gameplan which led to their second consecutive loss on a 26-15 decision.
Be it their struggles on the offensive or defensive end, the Steelers will have to ultimately find ways to get better and return to their dominant form heading to the crucial stages of the season. Minkah Fitzpatrick and the rest of the team will aim to get their momentum back as they face a struggling Cincinnati Bengals squad on Week 15.