Steelers Bettis, Ward Criticize Steelers Culture Published 7 months ago on January 31, 2019 By Mike Asti Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack greets former Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back, Jerome Bettis at Dairy Management, Inc. Super Bowl Welcome Reception in Santa Clara, CA on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. -- VERONICA DAVISON 14shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailThe Steelers dramatic ways have been a point of debate for Steelers fans and media for years. Now it has completely boiled over after the team’s failure to make the playoffs and soap opera-like offseason. Things have got so out of control even former Steelers legends can’t help but weigh in with their critiques. In the middle of the 2018 season Rocky Bleier expressed that he was done with the franchise he won four Lomabrdi Trophies with during a losing streak. Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis did a recent “media car wash” of sorts, appearing on several national outlets to provide his reasons why such a talented team failed. Bettis made his feelings clear, saying the Steelers “imploded” with a championship caliber roster. But Hines Ward’s comments to Barstool Sports may sting the most for Steelers fans. Ward said it’s embarrassing for him to see what’s happened to the Steelers. The two-time Super Bowl champion whose smile and toughness made him a fan favorite told Barstool Sports president and lifelong Boston sports fan Dave Portony, “The culture in Pittsburgh has changed a little bit” and that Bill Belichick would never put up with antics from star players like Mike Tomlin does, bringing up Tomlin’s failure to discipline Antonio Brown for going live on Facebook in the locker room following a playoff win a couple years ago. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! Hines Ward calls the current Steelers culture “embarrassing”, praises the Patriots Way @BarstoolRadio pic.twitter.com/4gngzInxuN — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 30, 2019 Ward not only criticized his former coach, but also his former quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger. While praising Tom Brady for continuing to have success with less than stellar talent around him, Ward threw a subtle jab at Big Ben, mentioning how he couldn’t even get the Steelers into the playoffs with more talent around him. 14shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:Barstool SportsBen RoethlisbergerDave PortonyfeaturedHines WardJerome BettisNew England PatriotsPittsburgh SteelersRocky BleierTom Brady Up Next Pittsburgh Steelers Seven Round Mock Draft 1.0 Don't Miss Pittsburgh Named America’s Best City for Football Mike Asti Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti manages both Steelers Now and Pittsburgh Sports Live. Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Poll: Who Should Be Steelers Backup Quarterback? Trends Favor Mason Rudolph in Steelers Backup QB Battle Steelers All 91: C Patrick Morris Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers3 hours ago Steelers Sights and Sounds: Home Turf Steelers6 hours ago Exclusive with former Steelers QB Landry Jones Steelers8 hours ago Steelers Roster Projection after Preseason Week 2 Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers2 days ago FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Steelers4 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Ulysees Gilbert III Steelers2 days ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!