Mike Tomlin Says No Excuses

Steelers Drop to 1-2-1

Jeff Hathhorn
October 01, 2018 - 1:02 am

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says mistakes have led to the 42-6 disparity in the first quarter this year, it was 14-0 Sunday night in a 26-14 Ravens win.

“We turned the ball over, we can’t do that,” Tomlin said.  “If we do turn the ball over, we have to be better at defending the short field.”

Steelers also rushed for 19 yards in a Baltimore series that used to be controlled on the ground.  Why the issue?

“That’s a good question,” Tomlin said.  “We weren’t able to find enough traction tonight.  As the game unfolded, they were controlling it by winning possession downs and we weren’t.  So it tends to look like that when the game is being controlled that way.”

Steelers drop to 1-2-1, tied with Cleveland for the basement in the AFC North with Atlanta at Heinz Field Sunday.  Where the Steelers have lost their last three games.

“We don’t like where we are, but we accept it,” Tomlin said.  “We know it’s our doing. We just have to keep working and we will do that.  We won’t make excuses.  Disappointed tonight, but the sun will come up tomorrow, we will look at it and assess it.”