George Pickens was visibly upset during Sunday’s game in Atlanta.
He was seen coming off the field yelling toward the sidelines after he saw little action against the Falcons.
He had only two targets and one catch for two yards.
During in weekly press conference on Tuesday, Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin said he had no problem with the way Pickens reacted.
“I’d rather say whoa than sick’em,” said Tomlin. “I want a guy that wants to be a significant part of what it is that we do.”
Tomlin did add that he could’ve handled it differently.
“Now the appropriate and professional and mature way to express that, we’re growing and working on and we will continue,” said Tomlin.
But he’d rather have to work on that then Pickens not caring.
“But that spirit, that competitive spirit, that guy that wants the ball, I want that guy,” said Tomlin.
Tomlin also took issue with the media making it a big deal saying they “tune out the B.S.” and called it “silly commentary” that he laughs at.
Talking about Pickens on The Fan Morning Show, Colin Dunlap echoed Tomlin’s comments saying he would be more upset if Pickens wasn’t frustrated.
Dunlap added Pickens is the most talented wide receiver on the team, will be number one soon after Diontae Johnson is gone and is pretty good at being open.