Tomlin: Steelers' offense needs 'mojo' back, no major changes planned
Mike Tomlin recognizes that the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense needs to improve after its struggles through the first two games but says there won't be any major changes coming.
"Offensively, we have to get our mojo back. … We lost that, to be blunt, in the last couple weeks," Tomlin said Tuesday, according to The Athletic's Mike DeFabo.
"We're not going to have knee-jerk reactions and make wholesale changes," he added, per ESPN's Brooke Pryor.
Pittsburgh's offense was the talk of the preseason after Kenny Pickett and Co. shined in exhibition action. However, the club has scored just two offensive touchdowns in the regular season.
"It starts with coaching. We've got to coach better," Tomlin said.
Offensive coordinator Matt Canada has received plenty of criticism, and fans chanted for his termination during Monday's 26-22 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
"I appreciate their passion," Tomlin said. "This is the sport entertainment business. It's our job to win and thus entertain them. We don't begrudge them for that."
The 1-1 Steelers recorded just 15 first downs over the first two games, the lowest mark in the NFL. They also rank 31st in total yardage and rushing, while Pickett has struggled to the tune of two touchdowns and three interceptions on a 60.5 completion percentage.