James Harrison calls out Steelers for abandoning the ‘standard’

Back in James Harrison‘s day, the Pittsburgh Steelers played a different brand of football. Hard-nosed and smashmouth were two descriptives that went hand-in-hand with Steeler football.

The team is now in a transition period, only they’ve lost their way and, with it, their purpose — or the standard, as it’s often referred to.

“The expectations has become we don’t want to have a losing season,” Harrison said on the Feb. 7 episode of “The Pat McAfee Show. “I’m not throwing flak at anybody, but the Pittsburgh Steelers standard is to win Lombardis. When you go into that building, there’s six of them sitting there. And, right now, we’re not even winning a playoff game.”

“I think we need to get back to the standard of Pittsburgh Steeler legacy, the lore. And that’s just not what it is.”

The Steelers are in the process of retooling their staff ahead of the 2024 NFL draft. Though they’re far from being in the Super Bowl conversation, it appears Mike Tomlin is making moves in an attempt to get them back on the right path.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire