PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – In some situations, Najee Harris says the Steelers opponents know what is coming. It’s part of the frustration he is feeling about this Steelers offense after a 13-10 loss to the Browns.
“It’s hard,” Harris said after the game Sunday. “I want to say what I really want to say. It’s difficult.”
Asked if it seems like the other teams know what is coming from the Steelers offense. Najee paused, biting his lip for a couple of seconds and then offered.
“Yeah, in some situations, to be honest with you,” Harris said. He added he’s had this feeling in the past.
In discussing just his performance, as he didn’t want to comment on other teammates or coaches directly, Harris said after 12 carries for 35 yards and one catch for one yard at Cleveland.
“I couldn’t get things going,” Harris said. “It seems like every time I got it, it seems like the defense was playing to minimize my roll. It seems like every time I got it in the second half, just couldn’t get nothing going. Lucky Jaylen got going, that was good to have him play. They were sitting on screens for me. Even in the run game, blowing stuff up in the run game.”
The third-year tailback said they are going to have to talk as a team. He said it’s the best way he can say it right now. All have to talk, but specified the offense needs to get together. A couple of weeks ago, meetings with the offense were given as a reason for their improvement.
“There’s just a lot of stuff that goes around that you guys don’t see,” Harris said. “I’m just at a point where I’m tired of this (stuff).”
Harris said the issues are fixable, but are they going to fix it? He’s also not buying into being 6-4 as a positive that can wipe out the struggles on offense. Sunday another game with only one offensive touchdown.
“Record-wise, we are good,” Harris said. “You can do two things, you can look at the record and say ‘ok, we are still good right now’. Or you can look at the record and be like ‘if we keep playing this type of football, is that (stuff) going to last’. I look at it like how long that (stuff) going to last.”
“It’s the NFL. Winning how we did, it’s not going to get us nowhere.”
The whole time you could tell that Harris was on the verge of saying more as his frustration built when thinking about it.
“I just don’t know what to do,” Harris said. “I feel like I’m stuck in this situation where I just don’t have an answer to it. All I can do is ride this little wave until it is out.”