Thursday, February 21, 2013
Steelers GM not worried about locker room
By Jamison Hensley
You would think Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert has some concerns about his locker room especially after two of his players described problems within it. But Colbert said he doesn't.
“Whether you win the Super Bowl or go 8-8, there’s no 100 percent harmonious locker room,” Colbert said Thursday at the NFL combine, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I don’t care where it is. That’s exemplified more when you’re 8-8. Quite honestly, I’m not concerned about our locker room."
Colbert added, "Coach [Mike] Tomlin and I had an opportunity to speak to our players since the season ended. We have a very good finger on the pulse of where we stand. From a team standpoint, we’re comfortable with that.”
I agree that you're never going to have a completely happy locker room. And, to be honest, you want guys to be upset when the team finishes 8-8. But the Steelers just can't ignore Ryan Clark and Antonio Brown talking about a splintered locker room on national television.
It was the wrong move for players to air the team's dirty laundry in public. But it's also wrong for the Steelers to act like they have the same team chemistry as years before.