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First Call: Najee Harris says Steelers need more discipline; Gene Steratore has mixed reviews of officiating in loss to Bills | Tim Benz, TribLive
Steelers running back Najee Harris had some eyebrow-raising comments after the Steelers lost their playoff game in Buffalo.
“If we want to elevate and achieve those goals that we want, we have to change some in-house stuff,” Harris said via ESPN.com.
Harris elaborated on what he meant by “in-house stuff” that needs to be changed.
“It’s just the rules that are in the building,” Harris said. “We’ve got to be more disciplined. We’ve got to be more committed. I’m not saying that we’re not, but just coming from a place that has structure and just seeing we probably could get help in these areas. It might make a change. I think that that’s something we could help. I’m not saying nothing about coaches or anything like that. I’m just saying more of just in-house rules.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin walks off podium when asked about contract after wild-card loss to Bills | Jason Owens, Yahoo
Mike Tomlin was in no mood to talk about his future after Pittsburgh’s playoff loss Monday.
The Pittsburgh Steelers head coach declined to address his contract in his postgame news conference. In fact, he walked off the podium as soon as the subject was broached. Here’s Tomlin’s response when ESPN’s Brooke Pryor prefaced a question with “Mike, you have a year left on your contract:”
And that was that. Pryor didn’t get to ask her question, and the news conference was done.
Tomlin’s walkout took place in the aftermath of Pittsburgh’s 31-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in a wild-card game. The loss ended the Steelers’ season after a 10-7 regular-season campaign saw them earn the AFC’s final playoff berth.
“When you guys go back and watch the game, watch the refs.”