Following Pittsburgh’s embarrassing 41-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed wide receiver Chase Claypool’s concerns about practice. Claypool said the 5-5-1 Steelers should try to make practice more "fun" by playing music. "We have music in the warm-ups and that, so it's fun," Claypool said.
Ben Roethlisberger has torn up the AFC North for years, and the Bengals have been on the receiving end of some impressive games their fair share of times. This season and the last matchup of 2020 though the script has been flipped. In Week 15 of last season, the Steelers traveled to Cincinnati, and this defense (even without all of its new players) shut down Roethlisberger, allowing a mere 170 passing yards, and forcing a 52.6 completion percentage.
If only Madden hadn’t angered Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, who reportedly got so gosh darn mad at Madden’s quote that he used it to motivate his players during a team meeting in the lead up to Pittsburgh’s clash with the Raiders in the AFC title game. According to several legendary Steelers players on hand for this meeting, including Mean Joe Greene, Noll said, “The Raiders act like they won the damn Super Bowl yesterday.