PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Steelers linebacker Larry Foote always tells it like it is and this week was no different when he joined The Fan Morning Show on Tuesday following the Steelers’ 21-18 loss at Oakland.
“It sucks,” Foote said about his team being 2-5 right now. “The hole just got deeper.”
The Steelers are now 0-8 in their last eight games outside the eastern time zone. That record includes Oakland, which has been so unkind to the Steelers.
Many are wondering if the Steelers should change the way they do things when traveling, but Foote is not using that as an excuse.
“Good teams find a way to win on the road out of your time zone,” Foote said. “Right now were not a good team.”
The Steelers will next travel to New England to face Tom Brady and the Patriots this Sunday at 4 p.m. The Steelers have never beat Brady in New England.
“This is a great chance,” Foote said.
Because of the injuries they have this might be the best chance they have ever had against him.
“The offense is going to have to still put up points because Brady is always a challenge to a defense,” Foote said.
The outlook might be bleak for the Steelers, but Foote said this team is not going to give up. He said they have been in position to win all of these games if they make a play here or there. He said they just have to find a way to make the plays needed to win.
He has been part of a team in 2006 that had a 2-6 start. He said the guys continued to play hard and fight and they finished strong. He expects that the same will happen with this group because these players are still fighting to keep jobs.
Foote said the guys on this team still believe in coach Mike Tomlin and will continue to play hard for him and the hope is that the young players follow their lead.
“When you lose, everyone feels it,” Foote said.
He said it’s felt by the entire organization from the secretary to the grounds crew.
“That’s the life of the NF. When you win, you feel the perks. Lose and everyone is sad,” Foote said.
Listen to the full interview here: