Mike Tomlin laments 'questionable' officiating, 'bad calls' after Steelers win

At this point, there's only so much he can do to stop this dismal season from an even deeper descent. We're going to work our way through it. "I have total confidence that we're going to do that as an organization". We got away with it today but other games we may not.

The Browns are hoping to avoid dubious history.

Three NFL teams previously went 0-11 before winning a game - the 1975 Chargers, 1984 Bills, 2000 Chargers - while seven had even worse starts.

Tomlin, who is typically not critical of officials, was asked Monday about an unnecessary roughness call on linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who flew over Browns quarterback Cody Kessler on a play that concussed the rookie late in the third quarter.

Coming up with trick plays or exotic defenses is not the biggest challenge for Hue Jackson, the Browns coach says. Shazier got the most important sack of the day when the stripped the ball out of Josh McCown's hand which led to rookie Javon Hargreave jumping on the ball in the endzone, giving the Steelers the 24-9 lead to end the game.

Josh McCown played in the fourth quarter after Kessler was evaluated for a concussion after a monster hit by Timmons and Shazier. The red zone issues are concerning (scored just a single touchdown in four attempts), especially against a team like Cleveland, so that's something to keep an eye on moving forward.

"We lost a couple really good players, I think the best at their position", Thomas said referring to Mack and Schwartz.

It was a frustrating loss, despite the effort, and the mood in the locker room postgame showed.

"We had to come out and set the tone and get some type of foundation back", Timmons said.

Some of the frustration is beginning to boil over. On Sunday, they recorded eight sacks in one game while also suffocating the Browns run game, allowing just 33 yards on 13 carries.

Brady also threw short touchdown passes to Julian Edelman and James White on his first two possessions and completed 24 of 40 passes.

Pryor didn't name names, but there was no hiding his anger. Once again, the Browns appear to have locked up one of the top picks in the upcoming National Football League draft with no quarterback worth taking in that spot.

Pryor-a former quarterback himself-was upset after the Steelers game and spoke out.

"I was thinking about my father, how he's not here for it", said Harrison, courtesy of the Post-Gazette.

"I wish he would have gotten it at home, but that's about the only regret I have for him is that he couldn't be recognized at home because he deserves that as one of the best I've ever seen", Roethlisberger said. "Because that's not Terrelle's job", Jackson said. I've never encountered this, but I know what I signed up for.

"We were on the field more than we needed to be", Tomlin said.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly. The only regret I have for him is that he couldn't get recognized at home. "What we see over there in Pittsburgh with their personnel, it's those two guys on their defense that kind of make it go".

Jackson is weathering the storm the only way he knows - head on. "I understand how our fans and all people feel", he said.

Hell, you could stick Otto Graham and Bernie Kosar behind this line, and they'd get killed. "How do we break this curse?' But when you go into a game not believing you're going to win, you just don't give yourself a chance". Still, Jackson doesn't think it's Pryor's place to criticize the Browns' pass protection.



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