After an embarrassing defeat at the hands of division foe the Cincinnati Bengals 41-10, Mike Tomlin seemingly has punted on this season in a press conference held on Tuesday morning.
During the game Tomlin actually did punt on 4th and 1 down by 21 points forcing many fans to think he is giving up on the season and possibly seeking an early first-round draft pick.
Following such an embarrassing loss, the focus of this week is to improve in practice. Wide receiver Chase Claypool suggested the Steelers should attempt to make practice more "fun" by playing music.
"We have music in the warm-ups and that, so it's fun," Claypool said. "People are dancing, having fun. So I think maybe music would make practice more more fun and little more uptempo."
Tomlin was asked about Claypool's suggestion during his Week 13 press conference and said Claypool should continue focusing on playing wide receiver while he will focus on the practice.
"Claypool plays wideout. I’ll let him do that," Tomlin said. "I’ll formulate the practice approach and I think that division of labor is probably appropriate.
Clear shot there by Tomlin towards Claypool. The team may voice a similar position as DT Cam Heyward said that there will be no dancing at practice according to a TMZ article.
"I hope he was kidding," Heyward said Tuesday morning, "Because as soon as he said it, I was literally about to rip the speaker out. That is not what we need right now. It’s Xs and Os and it’s execution."