Steelers minority owners will lobby to fire head coach Mike Tomlin

Ruben Hill
January 17, 2018

Roethlisberger is unofficially committed to playing a few more years.

Though the Steelers made the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, there has been no shortage of drama or postseason shortcomings for this team.

Roethlisberger, 35, is under contract through the 2019 season, but he has hinted at retirement before.

That said, if Roethlisberger wanted to work around his coaches limitations, he could easily do so. "I don't know how many years guys have left". He laughs at me and says, 'Ben, maybe in your younger days.

Pittsburgh might find better results with a more energetic d-coordinator and one that might provide a new opinion on how the Steelers should go about utilizing the talent on that side of the ball. He'll be back in 2019 barring something very odd happening. We saw that against the Steelers, and it may happen against the Patriots.

Some defensive coaches could be under pressure after the Steelers gave up 45 points in a season-ending loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. But they're consistently the best team in the league for one reason: Thanks to Bill Belichick, they are prepared for any and every scenario that can come up in a game.

-The Cleveland Browns plan to interview former New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo for the team's offensive coordinator position, multiple outlets reported.

"I'll take full blame for those points and that loss", Roethlisberger said, "because you can't put your defense in that situation". And he pointed out he doesn't have "any control" over who the coaches are.

"I think that the important thing is we've got a really good group here - that includes coaches and players, a special group", Roethlisberger said, via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Obviously, if we're in the huddle and you call a quarterback sneak, you do it. We don't want big changes. "And I play for whoever I need to play for, coaching wise".

Even if the decision is for Roethlisberger's protection, the Steelers' lack of an audible for a quarterback sneak is shocking.

Roethlisberger said on the show he does not have the freedom to audible to a QB sneak in those situations.

"I wasn't thinking about it", he said.

While Haley said back in October that he didn't want his quarterback to get "earholed" Tomlin largely evaded discussing any specifics on if or when he's given Roethlisberger the option to dive up the middle.

Apparently there isn't even a call to get there in the playbook.

While New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is now considered the all-time king of quarterback sneaks, Roethlisberger has quite the success rate when it comes to his own number being called. "Some contracts are up, some contacts aren't", Tomlin said. I've asked for that.

That key neutral zone infraction the Patriots drew on the Titans in the second quarter of Saturday's playoff game?

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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