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Daily News & Links: Clark Blasts Tomlin, Fitzpatrick Speaks Out



Former Steelers safety Ryan Clark

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🏈 Former Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark blasted the Steelers on ESPN’s Get Up for their embarrassing 21-18 loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday night. He even criticized his former head coach Mike Tomlin.

The Steelers are a terrible silent movie. If you’ve put the tape on all year they aren’t much different from the 2 win teams they just lost to. This team didn’t show up prepared last night, & were out coached & out executed. So much needs to change with this team included Mike T’s approach to leading this locker room,” Clark said. “This team needs accountability, & poignant messaging. That message, ‘we will not reward those who don’t uphold the standard.’ Unless the standard has changed.”


🏈 Former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky criticized the Steelers’ poor play design in Thursday night’s loss. Some of the route concepts just didn’t make sense whatsoever.


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Steelers All-Pro free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick is fed up with some of his teammates and their attitudes.

🎥 Colin Cowherd of FS1 thinks the Steelers and Patriots are stuck in the past.

“These two franchises feel like two middle aged guys who want to brag about their college or high school days. It’s ugly,” Cowherd said.

🎂 Happy Birthday to former Steelers defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, born on December 9, 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Haslett was the Steelers DC from 1997-1999. He left Pittsburgh following the 1999 season and was hired by the New Orleans Saints to be their next head coach. Haslett was New Orleans’ head coach from 2000-2005. Haslett is currently the head coach of the XFL’s Seattle Sea Dragons.



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