Ok. Enough is enough. This week we've seen serious questions arise about the state of the Steelers
locker room. From the "unnamed player" who called out LaMarr Woodley
for being out of shape and 'awful' this past season to Ryan Clark
getting on NFL Network and calling the locker room fractured. Clark's main beef was with the player who had the gull to call Woodley out... publicly.
If there was one thing we could always know about our Steelers is that the family, the brotherhood and the got-your-back mentality was always alive and well, no matter what. Not so much anymore.
Were too many leaders missing? Were the next in line not capable? Where the hell is Mike Tomlin? Where is Ben? Why this; Why now!
Transition is something we've grown accustomed to in Steeler Nation. This is nothing new nor is it unexpected. What is quite surprising, quite distressing and quite unacceptable is the back biting that seems to have infiltrated the Southside facility. While retaining players is a priority, it's quite possible that identifying the locker room cancer (and cutting it out) may be even a higher priority at this juncture.
Have egos taken over where gratefulness and typical Steeler team spirit has been? I don't know the answer but I do have an opinion: Shut up and play Steeler football. Play it like the people who came before you played it: With heart and soul. If Social Media is a culprit for saying things that you'll regret; deactivate your accounts. If you don't want the media to break stories: stop giving them material that can be a dagger in the heart of the organization. If you don't want to be a Steeler: Then GO.
We've been here long before you and we'll be here long after you're a mere memory. How you will be remembered however, is entirely up to you, but locker room problems are definitely NOT the 'Steeler Way'.