Minkah Fitzpatrick: Steelers’ playoff loss was “embarrassment,” that motivates us

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The last time Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick took the field, he and his teammates gave up 404 yards and five touchdowns to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes in a playoff loss. Fitzpatrick is fueled by the memory of that.

Fitzpatrick spoke to the media today about the new contract he signed with the Steelers, but while he felt great about the contract, he referred to the playoff loss as an “embarrassment” and said the Steelers won’t settle for the kind of finish to the season that they had.

“This program is a winning program,” Fitzpatrick said. “I’m very excited — very excited — about this upcoming season.”

Fitzpatrick said he attended offseason work before the contract got done because he loves football and loves his teammates.

“It’s hard for me to be away from this game. I love this game and it’s a big part of who I am and my identity,” Fitzpatrick said.

The Steelers love what Fitzpatrick has brought to Pittsburgh, and now they expect him to be a big part of what they do for years to come.

17 responses to “Minkah Fitzpatrick: Steelers’ playoff loss was “embarrassment,” that motivates us

  1. Steelers have nothing to be embarrassed about. They were beaten by a far superior team. It happens.

  2. You want to know a fun game to play with Steeler fans? Ask them how many times they’ve beaten Brady in the playoffs. When they get it wrong (and they always do), laugh and tell them ZERO

  3. As much as I may dislike the Steelers, they have some great players on that defense. Even with their QB situation, I won’t he surprise if they end up being dark horse contenders this year

  4. “Steelers won’t settle for the kind of finish to the season that they had.” ….. And yet they did.

  5. The team that you had was a rebuild year and you still made the playoffs. It’s pretty impressive. For the last two years the Steelers were picked 3rd and last before the season. They were division champs and a wildcard team. I no longer listen to the so called experts. There guess is no more accurate (maybe less) than the fans picks. Pitt is unique because of not just who they have but how they conduct their business on and off the field. A great example of what good culture.

  6. I promise you Minkah, you won’t have to worry about playoff losses in the near future.

  7. Three straight playoff losses giving up 40+ points. Think we are well past being embarrassed by it.

  8. Unfortunately Minkah, you have a clueless HC who can’t manage a game properly, especially in the playoffs. His time management skills are non-existent, he routinely refuses to challenge bad officiating, and he hasn’t won a meaningful playoff game in almost 10 years! Now that Ben is gone, his garbage will be exposed. For all the talent this team has had over the years, our team has underwhelmed and underperformed for a long time. The future’s not bright, by any means.

  9. This guy is now overpaid on an awful defense. It’s Watt and him and I can’t name anyone else.

  10. Be prepared for more embarrassment when you are fighting the bungals for 3rd place in the Division.

  11. Tomlin was given the keys to a supercharged Ferrari when he took over from Cowher. For the past 12 years it has been stripped, up on blocks, and rusting, But hey, never a losing season!

  12. Yeah. The defense hasn’t drafted a shutdown corner since Rod Woodson went to Baltimore, has the vastly over-drafted Devin BUST as an LB, and Tomlin manages games like a high school coach. They need to rectify these issues, and also find a decent QB. This is a 6 or 7 win team this yr.

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