No excuses: The Steelers sit in a place they didn’t anticipate, and nobody ever anticipates, at 1-4 heading into a Week 6 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.
You could write a dissertation on what has happened through the first five weeks, but the one thing you won’t be able to write in there is excuses that have been made for the disappointing record coming from Coach Mike Tomlin or his players.
And Tomlin doesn’t expect that to change. When asked what his reaction would be if his players made excuses, Tomlin said he doesn’t anticipate that being an issue and while he is not big into hypotheticals, has confidence in the attitude and approach of his players.
“We have a right-minded group,” said Tomlin. “We have a group that is competitive by nature. We have a group that is (ticked) off to be quite honest with you, and appropriately so, but not displaced. We don’t see ourselves as misfortune. We have had control and opportunity to win these games. Our record is our record. We’re bringing that approach to our preparation. That is my level of expectation. I don’t waste a lot of time hypothesizing about any other.”