Steelers tight end Jesse James, who will become a free agent when the season ends, spoke out about what went wrong this season. He pointed to too many distractions that weren't football related.
The Steelers missed the playoffs despite a 7-2-1 start to the season. One of those many distractions was the Le'Veon Bell saga that lasted almost the entire season.
Via Penn Live:
“Ah man, we are — Kardashians. We have, I mean, we’re something,” James said. "It’s Le’Veon Bell issues, you have more stuff popping up weekly, Jeremy Fowler’s reporting stuff about Le’Veon every other week. There’s just people calling people out.
“We were in the front of the ticker on ESPN too much for just reasons that weren’t related to football and not for us playing great ball. It was more distractions."
They were the Kardashians, minus the sex tape. Or at least we're unaware of that part of their never-ending drama. Pittsburgh will have to smooth out some of the drama, including how the season ended with receiver Antonio Brown.