Najee Harris couldn’t hide his frustration and anger after the Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive woes continued against the Cleveland Browns.
The Steelers went down 13-10 with running back Harris just one of several Pittsburgh players to struggle to make any headway against a well-disciplined Browns defense.
When asked afterwards what he made of his side’s performance, the 25-year-old did not hold back, implying there were behind-the-scenes issues that were hampering the team.
He told reporters: “There’s just a lot of stuff that goes around that you guys don’t see.
“I guess I’m trying to say it’s just, I’m just at a point where I’m just tired of this s***.
“Is it fixable? Yeah. Are we going to fix it? S***…”
Harris even suggested there was a mole in the Pittsburgh camp that was giving other teams information.
Asked if he thought opposition defenses knew which plays the Steelers were going to employ, he paused for several seconds, smiled, before saying “yeah in some situations, to be honest with you.”
He added: “I just don’t know what to do. I’m just stuck in this situation where I just don’t have an answer to it. All I can do is just ride this wave.”
Harris was also asked if he felt other players in the Steelers locker room had a team-first attitude but refused to answer, instead requesting other questions.
The defeat means Pittsburgh slip to 6-4 on the season, not that a winning record did anything to improve Harris’ mood.
He added: “Record-wise, we’re good. [But] You could do two things. You could look at the record and say, ‘OK, we’re still good right now.’ Or we could look at the record and be like, ‘If we keep playing this type of football, how long is that s*** going to last?’
“I look at it like, ‘How long that s*** going to last?’ Y’all could look at it like it’s a good record, but I mean it’s the NFL. Winning how we did, it’s not going to get us nowhere.”