Steelers Bettis, Ward Criticize Steelers Culture Published 3 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 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 Mic Drop: Incredibly Early Steelers 2019 Prediction Dissecting Kevin Colbert’s Draft History, What to Expect in 2019 Steelers Open Season on Sunday Night Football Against Patriots Steelers can Buck Trend at Cornerback with Byron Murphy Ben Roethlisberger’s Silence Speaks Volumes Former Steeler Rashard Mendenhall Accuses Big Ben of Being Racist 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 Steelers Talk6 hours ago Mic Drop: Incredibly Early Steelers 2019 Prediction Analysis1 day ago Dissecting Kevin Colbert’s Draft History, What to Expect in 2019 Steelers2 days ago Steelers Open Season on Sunday Night Football Against Patriots Analysis3 days ago Steelers can Buck Trend at Cornerback with Byron Murphy Steelers5 days ago Ben Roethlisberger’s Silence Speaks Volumes Steelers5 days ago Ben Roethlisberger’s Silence Speaks Volumes Analysis3 days ago Steelers can Buck Trend at Cornerback with Byron Murphy Analysis1 day ago Dissecting Kevin Colbert’s Draft History, What to Expect in 2019 Steelers2 days ago Steelers Open Season on Sunday Night Football Against Patriots Steelers Talk6 hours ago Mic Drop: Incredibly Early Steelers 2019 Prediction Steelers Talk6 hours ago Mic Drop: Incredibly Early Steelers 2019 Prediction Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Antonio Brown Drama vs. Le’Veon Bell Steelers Saga Steelers Talk3 weeks ago Mic Drop: Will it be Addition by Subtraction for the Steelers? NFL4 weeks ago Mic Drop: Don’t Crown Browns Yet Steelers Talk1 month ago Mic Drop: Bell Bet on Himself and Lost Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!