Things haven’t gone the way the Steelers wanted through the first three games of the season with a 1-2 start and a last-place standing in the AFC North.
But according to Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LeFleur, that just makes the Steelers more dangerous when they visit Lambeau Field this Sunday.
“We have a great team coming in here, a team that’s going to be really hungry,” LaFleur said while speaking with the Green Bay media on Monday. “I know they haven’t started necessarily the way that they wanted to.”
In LaFleur eyes, what has made the Steelers so good in under head coach Mike Tomlin has been that there has yet to be a season where a slow start turned into something worse. Even when the team started 0-4 in 2013, the Steelers rebounded to finish 8-4 the rest of the way.
And he doesn’t think that a 1-2 start is any reason to write the Steelers off a this point.
“I’ve got so much respect for Mike Tomlin and just what he’s been able to accomplish in the course of his coaching career,” he said. “No matter who is in there player-wise, they produce. They are as consistent as it gets. We’ll have our work cut out for us. We’re going to have to have a great week of preparation in order to defeat the Steelers.”