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Needless to say, the listless offensive performance by the Pittsburgh Steelers last week was not at all how they wanted to start the 2023 season, especially after last year's offensive woes culminated in plenty of voices calling for the termination of offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
Tonight, they have the opportunity to get back to .500 when the Cleveland Browns come to town - but in the words of head coach Mike Tomlin, they absolutely must do a better job of communicating.
“We can just do a better job of communicating,” he told Labriola. “We had a lot of new people, new to Pittsburgh, in that group. Understanding what it means to play defense in our home venue, there’s no substitute for experience, and they better grow from last week’s experience because it gets no easier with Monday Night Football in this venue this week.”
This is a contrast in his comments earlier this year in which he implied that there weren't any issues when it came to communication.
“I’ll be very blunt, we’re not concerned about the new faces on defense,” Tomlin said on July 26. “They’re veteran guys, they’re smart guys. It’s gonna be a non-issue for us by the time we’re stepping into stadiums.”
Tonight's game will begin from Pittsburgh at 8:15 PM EST. Will the Steelers get their communication issues in check and end the night with a victory to avoid falling into an 0-2 hole?