Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett has been watching from afar for the last month after ankle surgery to speed up the healing process for a high sprain.
While the Steelers had lost three straight games, they had a much-needed offensive explosion against the Bengals in a 34-11 win that got them to 8-7 and kept them alive in the AFC playoff race. Mason Rudolph threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns in the win, and also posted a passer rating of 124- all season highs for any Steelers quarterback.
When asked if he had learned anything from watching from the sideline, Pickett gave a simple answer.
“No,” Pickett said.
It seems as if everyone in the Steelers’ locker room is beyond over answering questions. Najee Harris has denied speaking to the media after multiple losses, and George Pickens was heavily scrutinized for being critical of the media for questioning his effort.
The Steelers face the possibility of being eliminated from playoff contention in Week 17, so distractions are the last thing they can afford.