The Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 11-0 after sweeping the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. While the Steelers are the only undefeated team, there is one hole that could come back to hurt them in the postseason, especially in a potential matchup against an offensive juggernaut like the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chris Carter, the host of the daily Locked On Steelers podcast, discussed the major issue for the Steelers: dropped passes. Pittsburgh had major issues catching the ball against Baltimore, which resulted in the Steelers managing just 19 points for the game.
Carter detailed the breakdown of all of the drops from Wednesday and what Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said about it after the game:
Carter: Let’s talk about these dropped passes because I counted eight total. When Mike Tomlin was asked, you know, what do you attribute that to, the Steelers dropping all of those passes, he said, “Us sucking.” That is not paraphrasing. That’s literally what he said, and I feel him. Some of these were really sucky drops. There’s a couple of them that you really understand. You know, Chase Claypool and Marlon Humphrey coming over the top. Like I am not too mad at you, but there were several where I was like, man, this is ridiculous, you have to get it together. Eric Ebron dropped two. Diontae Johnson dropped three. JuJu Smith-Schuster dropped one. Just all around a big mess. Johnson, all three of the drops he had were rough. I’ll tell you what, the one that was a deep ball close to the end zone was a bad throw by Ben and if he leads him to the end zone, there’s no safety there, and it's probably a touchdown. Instead, he had to go up and get it. He still should have pulled it down.