Tomlin took control of his team this week
The Steelers were in full pads on Wednesday's practice, which doesn't normally happen.
He cut Jeff Reed. He benched Essex this week and played Foster instead.
He made it known that this team needs to step up and be accounted for. Nobody gets a pass, nobody gets off easy, they practiced hard and the veterans stepped up. The team elevated their game and Tomlin deserves some credit for taking ahold of those guys and getting their heads out of their asses. He needed to this, he needed to assert himself put these guys on notice.
They played like crap last weekend, couldn't do anything right and got embarrassed in primetime in their own house. They weren't perfect today, but after last week I'll take a win like this anytime. As much as we rag on the coaching staff, this week they were on their game so give them props.