Steelers Bettis, Ward Criticize Steelers Culture Published 3 weeks 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 Reddit 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. 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 Reddit 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 Continue Reading You may like Antonio Brown, Art Rooney II Meet, Agree ‘It Is Time to Move On’ Art Rooney II, Antonio Brown to Meet Next Week Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Officially Requests Trade New Betting Odds on Potential Antonio Brown Trade Destinations Vukovcan: Steelers Should Play Hard Ball With Antonio Brown Antonio Brown No-Show at Court, Guilty for Speeding 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 Latest Popular Videos Steelers2 hours ago Antonio Brown, Art Rooney II Meet, Agree ‘It Is Time to Move On’ Steelers3 days ago Art Rooney II, Antonio Brown to Meet Next Week Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Officially Requests Trade Steelers6 days ago New Betting Odds on Potential Antonio Brown Trade Destinations NFL6 days ago Ravens Trade Quarterback Joe Flacco To Denver Commentary6 days ago Vukovcan: Steelers Should Play Hard Ball With Antonio Brown Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Officially Requests Trade Steelers6 days ago New Betting Odds on Potential Antonio Brown Trade Destinations Steelers3 days ago Art Rooney II, Antonio Brown to Meet Next Week NFL6 days ago Ravens Trade Quarterback Joe Flacco To Denver Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Officially Requests Trade Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Steelers Fans Can’t Criticize Browns for Signing Hunt Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Hines Ward has Better HOF Case Than Julian Edelman Steelers Talk3 weeks ago Mic Drop: Patriots Are Greatest NFL Dynasty NFL3 weeks ago The Gamblin’ Man: Anthony Jaskulski Makes Awesome Super Bowl Prop Bets Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!