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Joe Greene says the first half against the Vikings was a 'poor, poor example of the black and gold'


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"Mean" Joe Greene is the latest Steelers legend to rip this current Steelers team and Chase Claypool, who had a massive blunder in last Thursday night's loss to the Vikings by wasting time with a first-down signal when the Steelers were down 36-28 with under 40 seconds and no timeouts.


Prior to the comeback led by Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers trailed 23-0 at halftime and were outgained 300-66 in total offense. Roethlisberger was also sacked four times. By the second quarter, Dalvin Cook was averaging 11.8 yards before contact, per ESPN Stats and Info. That's how bad it was. And according to Greene, it's probably the saddest performance he's ever seen from the black and gold.


“In all the years I’ve been watching my team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the black and gold, Thursday night in the first half was probably the saddest day I’ve had in all my years of playing and all my years since my retirement watching the Steelers play,” Greene said on “The Zach Gelb Show” on CBS Sports Radio. “That was a poor, poor example for the black and gold. It disappointed me, and I am sure it disappointed a lot of guys who love the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

And like Ryan Clark, Greene didn't hold back on Claypool for his foolish antics against the Vikings.