J.J. Watt compares the Steelers to the Kardashians

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With questions swirling around Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, talk that Mike Tomlin doesn’t have a tight enough rein on his players and doubt cast about Ben Roethlisberger‘s leadership, the drama around the Pittsburgh Steelers organization recently would make for great reality television.

That’s what Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt thinks. Watt said on Late Night with Seth Meyers that he calls his brother, Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watt, to find out what’s going on with the team.

“It does seem very dramatic. It’s like somebody that’s watching the Kardashians, and I can call one of the Kardashians. I’ll call my brother, I see everything on TV, and I’ll be like, ‘OK, give me the real story.’ And it’s pretty wild. It’s pretty wild,” Watt said.

J.J. didn’t offer any specifics about the “pretty wild” things T.J. has told him. But just the information that has become public is plenty dramatic. And until we know the status of Bell and Brown, more drama is ahead.

37 responses to “J.J. Watt compares the Steelers to the Kardashians

  1. Why don’t the Rooney’s wake up and get rid of the biggest problem,that being Tomlin this guy has lost the team,drama drama ,it’s allowed because Tomlin lets is be ,he has no Nuts bottom line as long as Tomlin is around this will continue

  2. They belong on Hard Knocks. Roethlisberger is an egotistical drama queen, Antonio Brown is toxic, Bell is not worth the money, and Tomlin should have been fired a long time ago. Their culture isn’t about winning.

  3. Michael E says:
    February 8, 2019 at 6:45 pm
    I still have no idea why the “Kardashians” are celebrities.

    They are the modern equivalent of the Gabor Sisters from a previous generation…..Magda, Zsa Zsa, and Eva. They also had no performance talent, and were “famous for being famous.”

  4. I’m old enough to remember when the Steelers were a fearful force in the NFL. Not many of us old ‘uns left now and when we’re gone folks will start thinking the history books are fake news.

  5. Pretty accurate statement, they team I cheer for defiently isn’t being known for talent at the moment.

  6. RogerThat! says:
    February 8, 2019 at 7:44 pm
    So TJ is talking trash about his own team. Hmmm

    1 1 Rate This

    “Re-read the title please”

    “Uh, Roger That”

  7. As long as Rooney fails to see the problem, (TOMLIN) the Stelers will continue to be an NFL melodrama.

  8. 6burgh says:
    February 8, 2019 at 7:54 pm
    RogerThat! says:
    February 8, 2019 at 7:44 pm
    So TJ is talking trash about his own team. Hmmm

    1 1 Rate This

    “Re-read the title please”

    “Uh, Roger That”

    Pretty sure RogerThat was referencing TJ Watt spreading the dirt on his own team to JJ Watt. Maybe YOU should RE-READ THE ARTICLE or take the time to read it period. Roger that?

  9. Why would JJ throw his brother under the bus?

    It’s one thing for a brother (TJ) to confide in his family. Something else entirely for JJ Watt to break that confidence.

    How will TJ Watt’s teammates react to the news?

  10. FootballSeasonRules says:

    They belong on Hard Knocks. Roethlisberger is an egotistical drama queen, Antonio Brown is toxic, Bell is not worth the money, and Tomlin should have been fired a long time ago. Their culture isn’t about winning.
    The culture isn’t about winning … yet … the Steelers haven’t had a losing season in the 12 years Tomlin has been head coach, and Tomlin has the third highest winning percentage among active head coaches behind only Reid and Belichick. But oh yeah, the Steelers should get rid of that guy. 🙄

  11. Everybody wants to blame Tomlin and i can`t defend him by any means but he has zero control over personal on that team and Colbert has brought in a lot of divas. When your best players, The ones that are supposed to be leaders are the ones creating the problems and the coach doesn`t have the authority to discipline without getting permission his hands are somewhat tied. Ben is a terrible leader.His comments after Rudolph was drafted and his constant remarks on his radio show are embarrassing for a player his age. Bell should`ve been traded before it got to this point and Brown shouldn`t have been rewarded with an extension with 2 years left on his contract when he was already causing problems.
    Colbert should not be getting a pass for the chemistry on that team.

  12. The culture of the Steeler organization is toxic, you have 2 or 3 players who have been allowed to run around unchecked for years. This was not problematic as long as the team was contending. Coach Tomlin has to be held accountable for allowing ,ignoring, and a times contributing to this toxicity. When players become larger than the coach and I comes before team, chaos ensues!

  13. At least Pittsburgh is not the Vikings
    Talk about drama
    No Super Bowl titles
    Worse W-L record in NFL history
    And they wear purple

  14. Until Rooneys realize Tomlin is the number one problem behind all these drama queens, this will continue. After all these years he cannot change the way he is. I can only imagine what Bill Belichick would have done with this talent.
    The standard is the standard, we own our tape, you will be tolerated until you can be replaced, our train is moving forward, The arrow is pointing up,Leave the light on.

    The team boasts six Pro Bowlers, which doesn’t even include:

    • The team MVP: JuJu Smith-Schuster
    • The 5,000-yard passer: Ben Roethlisberger
    • The guy many consider to be the best defensive player on the roster: Joe Haden
    • The linebacker with the eighth-best sack total in the league: T.J. Watt

  15. Although I don’t think Tomlin is the best coach/mentor/teacher for this team. I won’t blame him for the Bell situation. That’s on Bell. Ownership offered him a very fair deal. Bell is just nuts. With AB84, he’s been a diva since high school I’m sure. Most teams won’t be hard on the best player in the league (at his position). The fans pay the bill and suspending a player like him during a playoff run would cause fans to be outraged. As for Ben, he’s a sure fire HOF QB and his quirks are common with most QBs (look at Rodgers) I wouldn’t trade AB84, I’d tell him play here and listen or don’t play at all. Bell, I’d sign and trade with Buffalo.

  16. They need to clean house starting from the top down. Tomlin has one more year on his contract so this is definitely a make it or break it year for him. He has had no success in the playoffs or with his locker room. You can say he won a Super Bowl but that was a Cowher team that was on auto pilot. To put it simply he never filled Cowhers shoes. As far as the team they lost sight of their culture and have no leadership and act like a bunch of old women with their panties in a twist. Ben has been a good QB but time to start grooming a new leader that’s accepts accountability and does not run from it nor puts blame on others to cover his mistakes. I am really curious about Rudolf and looking forward to him being the number 1 at some point. As far as Brown and Bell let them go and get what u can if anything for them than dragging this out any longer. It’s time to get their identity back as an organization instead of a laughingstock in the league.

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