Not each participant, coach and staff can shine. With that in thoughts, let’s take a look at a few of the extra unremarkable moments and performances from Week 4:
Pittsburgh Steelers teaching employees: Going into Sunday Mike Tomlin had a dominant 23-4 document towards rookie quarterbacks. That truth didn’t matter to Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud as he dominated the Steelers extremely paid protection to assist his staff roll to a second straight win. It was a very embarrassing exhibiting by the Steelers, and particularly from their teaching employees.
Mike Tomlin determined to kick a discipline purpose down 17-3 contained in the crimson zone on fourth and brief, Matt Canada referred to as a baffling play on fourth-and-one that resulted in beginning quarterback Kenny Pickett getting injured, and the Steelers protection was by no means capable of catch as much as what the Texans have been doing offensively. Pittsburgh was unprepared and outcoached all day.
Ron Rivera, head coach, Washington Commanders: Ron Rivera was once referred to as “Riverboat Ron” for his willingness to roll the cube and take large gambles, however he didn’t show that type of assertiveness on Sunday when the Commanders scored a landing on the ultimate play of regulation. As a substitute of going for 2 factors and the win, Rivera determined to kick the additional level and play for additional time the place his staff would find yourself dropping on a Jake Elliott discipline purpose.
Why did he not go for 2? As a result of he thought his offense was “gassed” after the landing drive. That isn’t actually an excellent purpose, and it’s a poor reflection on his staff’s conditioning if a 60-yard drive gassed them.
Mac Jones, QB, New England Patriots. It’s turning into more and more clear that Mac Jones might be not the man that’s going to get the Patriots again to a Tremendous Bowl contending stage. He performed one other dreadful sport on Sunday in a 38-3 loss the place he handed the Dallas Cowboys 14 factors on a fumble that was returned for a landing and a dreadful choose six late within the second quarter.