Ryan Shazier says Steelers will get back on track

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 08: Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) extends his arms while being announced during the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 8, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire)
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier told NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk on Thursday that his team will get back on track after a rough loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars this past weekend.

“I feel like the team’s going to be all right,” said Shazier. “You know, everybody from the outside looking in always has something to say and they don’t really know what’s going on in our locker room, and when things don’t go the way that everybody from the outside looking in expects it to go, they always find a way to attack the team or attack the leadership on the team. I think that’s whats happening right now, but I feel like everything’s fine.”

Some have felt that there may be some division in the Steelers’ locker room after the team decided not to come out on the field for the national anthem on September 24, and Pittsburgh’s 30-9 loss to the Jaguars last Sunday didn’t do much to assuage those feelings. Still, Shazier ensures that the Steelers will right the ship.

“We’re going to get back on track and then we’re just going to have to let everybody from the outside looking in jump back on the bandwagon when everything’s going back the way we want it to.”

Pittsburgh has gotten off to a 3-2 start to the season.

“I understand that it’s a lot of stuff going on, and at the end of the day we just can’t allow those things to be distractions and we’ve just got to play football, because those little things can end up getting bigger and bigger throughout the year, and we just got to grow up and just play football and focus on football, because that’s what our job is,” said Shazier.

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