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Steelers' Tomlin ready to 'make some changes' after lopsided loss to Texans

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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is prepared to shake things up following his team's 30-6 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.

"Hell yeah, we got to make some changes, man," head coach Mike Tomlin said to close his postgame news conference. "That was an ugly product we put out there today. We're not going to do the same things and hope for a different outcome. What those changes are, we'll put together a plan in preparation this week."

"From an agenda standpoint, we didn't do a lot of the things that we desired to do," Tomlin added.

The Steelers coach didn't go into specifics about what changes could be made.

Tomlin highlighted the Texans' ability to establish the run against his club's defense as a sore point. Offensively, Pittsburgh struggled to find consistency and were held to under 10 points for the second time this season.

Pittsburgh's defense, which entered the Week 4 contest with a league-leading 13 sacks, pressured Houston's rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud but was unable to take the signal-caller down to the grass.

The Steelers owned the 27th-ranked scoring offense entering Sunday - before the team posted a season-low six points. Offensive coordinator Matt Canada's play-calling has come under fire amid Pittsburgh's woes.

Quarterback Kenny Pickett suffered a knee injury and exited the contest, adding to the team's frustration. Mitchell Trubisky replaced Pickett for the remainder of the contest.

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