The 2020 season of the Pittsburgh Steelers is coming to an end. Although the conclusion was much earlier than many expected, the Steelers faced more questions than answers during the offseason. One day postponed, Mike Tomlin held a final talk with the media on Wednesday. Generally speaking, there are many questions about the team and some questions about specific players. So this is the last article about the 2020 season mentioned by Coach Tomlin in the press conference.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed his 1
“We did not make any decisions against any of our personnel in accordance with these parties. As I mentioned, all these discussions are interrelated, and we are just beginning to start with the team composition and related issues in 2021. About this [Roethlisberger], I cannot say his performance this year. Due to the uncertain return from injury, especially the lack of opportunity to perform in preseason games and other games, people are indeed very concerned about his health and performance ability. Regarding his efforts, I cannot say clearly. I can’t say enough about the efforts of our medical staff and the rehabilitation accommodation we have worked with him. This will allow him to complete the process and allow him to enter the stadium this year. I am very satisfied with his health performance and ability to stay up late. Based on his game quality and our game quality, we will begin to assess the situation in the next few days, but in terms of his response to the challenges he will face this season, it is amazing. “
Coach Tomlin was asked a follow-up question about whether he thinks Ben Roylisberger will back down because of the ceiling.
“I did not clearly assess the overall impact of the upper limit, so I may not be able to answer your question directly, but I think it is reasonable to assume that he has a chance to come back, of course. The consequences of the upper limit discussion are so profound that I am not sitting here now .
Keim Hayward & TJ Watt
Both defensive captains TJ Watt and Cameron Heyward said the playoff losses were due to lack of execution. Coach Tomlin was asked if he agreed with their assessment.
“A lot of things. We did not perform well. When I say us, I mean us, the players and the coach. I think, especially when the game starts in the way it started and we found the type of points they found At the time, I think this will make splash games and what we want to do with defensive units more difficult. I think our game trajectory changes when you are down. This may have a lot to do with certain challenges The most important thing is that our performance is not good enough. This is the fact.”
After starting eight games in 2019, quarterback Mason Rudolph (Mason Rudolph) used it in a limited way in 2020 and only had one start in week 17. Coach Tomlin was asked about his confidence in Rudolph going forward.
“I thought he showed that even with a small sample size, he can make progress and development in his performance. I can imagine that he will continue to grow and develop this way. We will follow what he can provide us with Information, to see where we are leading. I am very happy that he can show this, and I think it is reasonable that I expect or he expects this overall trajectory to continue.”
Chase Clap & Kevin Dawson
The Steelers’ contribution from the 2020 rookie class has exceeded expectations this season. Coach Tomlin was asked about the positive contributions of players who are still signing after 2020. He specifically promoted rookies Chase Kleipel and Kevin Dotson.
“What I want to say is that, given their entry into the season, I am very satisfied with the contribution and maturity shown by the draft class. In order to get the type of contribution we got from Chase Claypool or Kevin Dotson and some others throughout the season It’s a tip for them and the people who work with them, coaches-not only coaches, but also other players and older players who guide them. I am generally satisfied with this and I am very happy If they can participate in the offseason coaching plan, this plan may be more normal, and it is reasonable to expect that these types of contributions will continue to consolidate and become better.”
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