Add former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to the list of notable people that believes the 2014 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers consists of players who are soft.
During Monday Night Countdown on ESPN, Lewis said that teams no longer have to pack a chinstrap when they play the Steelers. He went on to add that several years ago teams needed two chinstraps when playing against the black and gold.
Lewis’ comments, while hard to argue with, come on the heels of former Steelers head coach Bill Cowher calling this year’s team soft this past week. Former wide receiver Hines Ward also piled on with similar comments following the Steelers blowout loss last week to the Cleveland Browns.
It’s hard to know whether or not any of the Steelers players heard Lewis’ pregame comments in the locker room while they prepare to play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, but if I’m head coach Mike Tomlin, I make sure to pass along what the former Ravens linebacker said prior to the team running out of the tunnel.