The Pittsburgh Steeler fan base needs to just calm down. After the Cleveland Browns loss (which was an embarrassing one) half of the fan base has turned toxic. It seems like everyone wants to have their own hot take every single day just because they have a phone in their hand. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been here many times and they have always made some tough decisions. The best thing to do is trust the Steelers front office.
Dale Lolley said it best on Twitter recently he is going into his 29th season covering the Pittsburgh Steelers. What he is seeing in regards to the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency is a common theme with the organization. To date, he has covered three losing seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lolley is right. The Steelers generally get their players through the draft instead of free agency. That is the way things work in Pittsburgh. They generally are not big players in free agency.
With that being said the Steelers have always made tough decisions. Like in 2012 when the Steelers cut Hines Ward, James Farrior, Chris Kemoeatu, and Aaron Smith all in one week. The Steelers told James Harrison he needs to take a pay cut of $2 million dollars or he would be cut. James Harrison never took the pay cut and the Steelers cut him. He then joined the Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers released arguably one of their best wide receivers ever on the Steelers after Antonio Brown went off the rails without hesitation.
I could go on and on with the number of tough decisions the Steelers have made over the years, but for some reason, some Steeler fans have decided to turn completely toxic in 2021. Maybe it is just the way social media is turning out to be, but many of those fans who say the Steelers are headed down the wrong road must be causal fans or just became new Steeler fans. It is time to slow down the hatefulness on social media in regards to your fellow Steeler fans. At the end of the day, we all love the same team and want what is best for the organization. This is no way to be treating each other especially when you're rooting for the same team.