End-of-season collapses and early exits from the playoffs are nothing new to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since being defeated by the Green Bay Packers in the 2010 Super Bowl, Pittsburgh made the playoffs six times and bowed out early in each.
2020 was the worst collapse of all, finishing out the season with a 1-5 record after remaining undefeated through 11 games.
“I’m not going to maintain the status quo and hope that the outcome changes,” said Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin in his final 2020 season press conference. “That’s the definition of insanity.”
Tomlin said he’s working to identify the necessary repairs but said it could be weeks until any moves are made.
Changes could include offensive and defensive coordinators. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Randy Fichtner and Keith Butler’s contracts both expire in February.