The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered another loss on Sunday, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles 35-13.
At 2-6, the Steelers look virtually assured to experience their first sub-.500 season since 2003.
So it shouldn't come as a shock that things aren't exactly sunshine and rainbows in the team facilities.
Running back Najee Harris became the latest to voice his displeasure about the state of the organization following Sunday's game. According to Joe Rutter of TribLive.com, Harris candidly admitted that the Steelers "lack a lot of stuff."
"We lack a lot of stuff," Harris said. "We lack a lot of experience, lack a lot of discipline, accountability. We lack a lot. We can’t go forward without correcting the little things that are affecting us. That is stuff we talk about every week.
Harris' comment about the team needing experience, discipline and accountability could be taken as a shot at the coaches and managers who put the roster together. Longtime Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has certainly not been immune from criticism this season.
The team's problems have been especially pronounced on the offensive side of the ball. Pittsburgh now ranks last in the NFL in scoring. The Steelers have scored more than 20 points just once this season, and that was the result of overtime.
Harris, in particular, has had a tough year. The 2021 first-round draft pick is averaging just 45.1 rushing yards per game and 3.3 yards per carry.
According to Harris, the only way to address those problems is by fixing the "little things," and the players know it. Perhaps the team's bye this week will provide it an opportunity to put that into practice and save its season.