Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin slammed his team for their lack of discipline following a last-second loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a shocking, heartbreaking loss at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After holding a 24-20 lead in the fourth quarter, the Steelers allowed Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon to complete the game-winning touchdown with seven seconds left.
Head coach Mike Tomlin was furious about the loss, and he went on to call his team undisciplined. “The defining factor in determining the outcome of that football game is that we were way too highly penalized,” the Steelers head coach said in a press conference.
Tomlin has plenty of reason to be upset about the Steelers’ discipline since they committed 13 penalties, which went for 125 yards.
The lack of discipline is also evidenced by two of the penalties being for unsportsmanlike conduct and taunting, which were respectively committed by wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell.
The Steelers have committed an average of 11 penalties per game this season, but their record sits at 2-2, so they have plenty of time to recover and climb back into the playoff hunt.