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Mike Tomlin addresses the Steelers’ penalty problem throughout the regular season Before addressing anything else at his weekly press conference Benny Snell Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , Mike Tomlin began by speaking about the penalties in the Monday night victory over Tampa Bay. Playing hard was a large factor in the number of flags according to Tomlin, but he admitted the team must play cleaner.“I do acknowledge we have to play better, and smarter.”The hidden yardage element was another issue Coach Tomlin mentioned when it came to penalties. A nullified punt downed at the 1 yard line when the Steelers were called for an illegal shift was his specific example. After those 5 yards, along with an additional 15, were assessed to Darrius Heyward-Bey for arguing with the official over the initial call, the following the play ended up as a touchback giving the Bucs the ball at the 20 yard line.Tomlin also mentioned the number of penalties is worrisome from a fans perspective.“As somebody who loves football, that probably wasn’t a fun game to watch.”Tomlin did state he felt like the game was called evenly between the two teams. “It’s been pretty balanced in the stadiums we’ve been in.”It will be interesting to see if Tomlin feels the same after extensively reviewing the game film. One example of inconsistent officiating was on Tampa’s first extra point to try when Daniel McCullers was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. While lined up on the guard, McCullers cut hard to the inside Benny Snell Pittsburgh Steelers Jersey , striking the long snapper and knocking him over. The Buccaneers did the exact same thing on Chris Boswell‘s missed PAT which would have given him another opportunity. The Tampa Bay defender lined up over the guard and dove hard to the inside, knocking over Kameron Canaday in the process. If the play on McCullers was a penalty, the play against Canaday should have been one as well.It is fair to say the Steelers have not had an overwhelming difference in penalties in each of their games. Although 37 penalties for the first three weeks is historically high, the Steelers have had only five more total penalties than their opponents. Of their plus-five margin, last night’s game against Tampa Bay accounted for four of them. But Tomlin did not specifically single out a problem in Monday night’s contest. “I don’t worry a lot about how the game is being officiated provided it’s being officiated in a similar way.”The hope is the Steelers will be more disciplined as the Baltimore Ravens come to Heinz Field for a Week 4, Sunday Night Football, showdown. If you aren’t a fan of NFL Mock Drafts, then I doubt you would be a fan of websites going back and going Re-Drafts. Nonetheless Benny Snell Jersey 2019 , with the offseason looming large in just over a week, websites like ESPN have already started to look back and wonder, “What if?”Most recently, ESPN went back and re-drafted the first two rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft. Of course, when I saw the headline I bought it hook, line and sinker. I wanted to see who they had the Pittsburgh Steelers taking in the first two rounds, with a year officially in the books on the 2018 rookie class.Here is a quick rundown of the simple rules the ESPN reporters utilized when participating in the re-draft:ESPN’s Steelers writer Jeremy Fowler did the selections for the black and gold, and here is who had coming to Pittsburgh in the first and second rounds of the selection process:I must admit Cheap Benny Snell Jersey , the more I thought about a Chubb, Conner and now Jaylen Samuels, assuming he would still be available in the later rounds, backfield is downright frightening. You thought Conner’s performance made fans wonder “Le’Veon who?” Just imagine what a Chubb/Conner backfield would have done.But ESPN wasn’t done there. They went on to the 2nd round too, and while the Steelers took James Washington in the real life draft, a familiar name was selected in Round 2:There you have it. Chubb and Edmunds in Rounds 1-2 in the 2018 NFL Draft. What do you think of the haul? Would you have been happier than what you were during the actual draft? Would you have targeted someone else, or another position? Let us know in the comment section below what you think!