because of the struggles of one — that would be the notorious Artie Burns. I get the hate. Burns has been absolutely terrible since Pittsburgh met the Chiefs in Week 2. He had a decent game against Atlanta Anthony Chickillo Jersey , but reverted back to the no confidence form of himself against the Bengals. And that is what his main issue is —Confidence. That one word is everything to a Cornerback like Burns. He is one of those CBs that thrives off of playing with some swagger and aggressiveness. He likes to get his hands on the receiver and get in their heads. I like that a lot. The issue is Burns has literally lost all that edge which made him competent in the first place. That’s right, before this year Burns was not nearly as bad as many made him out to be. But this year he has just been abysmal. He is not putting his hands on receivers and is not processing anything correctly. He is seemingly out there and lost. Everything a Cornerback should know how to do, Burns has lost it. That is why that one word, confidence is so key for Artie Burns. It is hard for a Cornerback to get that back, but to show you that he was indeed aggressive and a guy who could at least do a competent job before this season, I do have some clips to show you. Burns was always a turbulent player, but now he is just very, very bad. Here, even though he is playing off coverage and the ball is thrown behind Tyreek Hill by Alex Smith, Burns has that great change of direction to get his hand in there and knock it away. If the ball is more towards the sideline, this play is a 50-50 all because Burns has the aggressiveness and fluidity to turn back on the out. Artie Burns does not make that play, and he also does not make this one. I mean where is this Artie Burns this year? This is the same Artie Burns that plays with clear confidence. He gets right up there with Hill and mirrors that streak just about as well as you could. Then he uses trail technique just about as perfect as you could to knock that ball out. A confident and competent CB2 makes that play all day. Burns was that last year, but he is not this year.Again, Burns knows what is coming straight from the snap. He processes this wheel about as well as you can. His mirroring on off-man is great here, and then when it is thrown for a jump-ball, he tracks the ball beautifully. Straight to the catch point and his hips are always square just in case Lafell makes any inside cut. That is something a confident corner does Mike Hilton Jersey , but instead, a lost one does things like this.I genuinely wish Burns knew what he was doing in any capacity this year. He simply does not. What in the world is he even seeing through his eyes here? You are not getting beat on a seam right here, you should always play off-man and then come down hard onto Boyd, but leave your hips square so you’re ready for an inside or outside cutting route. Instead, he just keeps backpedaling and gives a free touchdown to Boyd. This is one of numerous examples this year, and you can find them scattered throughout every single game. I find this even worse than Boyd touchdown. Because the old Artie Burns would have crashed right onto Evans here and not have even given him the opportunity to get outside. This is just a timid corner who is hoping he can, by some miracle, mirror one of the leagues best receivers and not be caught napping. Instead, he turns his hips completely inside, which gives up outside leverage, and Evans takes full advantage of that, with Burns’ back turned and all. It is a nicely ran route, but Burns shows technical deficiencies across the board. However, if you want to see the biggest proof how Burns has lost his confidence, it is this right here. Burns barely even tries to press Tyreek Hill here. He gets his shoulder turned uphill right as he gives up outside leverage with his hips facing at an inward angle for what reason. His shoulder is not even straight over Hill’s. These are technical problems Burns would have never had last year. He does not even try to jam here. His hands are a virtual non-factor. That is the signs of a CB who has no confidence.Listen, Burns was not given a great hand to become the great CB we all wanted him to be. For a CB to become elite they need a few things:Capable coachingSchematic competenceTalent surrounding themI question if Burns ever had any of those three. Keith Butler has never been a good defensive coordinator Joe Haden Jersey , and Burns has been thrust into zone and off-man coverage situations more than he should be. The schematic understanding of Burns’ capabilities has caused him to really falter in that regard. He has lost his confidence from non-press areas. He is a press corner who should never been drafted in the 1st round. The expectations have fallen onto his shoulders when I doubt he ever thought he would hear his name called on Day 1 of the draft. When Carnell Lake is your DB coach, Keith Butler your DC, and the best member of your secondary is Mike Mitchell (he is not bad, but man that is not good), this is not the situation where a raw CB with all the physical tools, but limited attributes at CB will excel in.Burns was dealt a bad hand from the jump. He did his best with it to overcome the deficiencies by being aggressive and using his confidence to back himself up. That is why he was always the up-and-down player you know. However, now he has lost that confidence.Artie Burns is a shell of his former-self.Steelers vs. Chiefs Final Score: Patrick Mahomes shreds Pittsburgh defense for 42-37 victory The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs squared off at Heinz Field in Week 2 of NFL regular season action, and the home team was looking to get the nasty taste of a Browns tie out of their mouths while the visiting team was looking to add on to their offensive output last week vs. the Chargers.On a picturesque day, the Steelers started with the football to open the game, but were forced to punt on three-and-out. On Jordan Berry’s first action of the game, while trying to pin Tyreek Hill to the sideline, the up-man DeAndre Thomas caught the ball and tight-roped the sideline getting the Chiefs to the Steelers’ 10-yard line. Two plays later the chiefs cashed in with Patrick Mahomes finding Chris Conley in the back of the endzone for the touchdown.Another Steelers’ three-and-out set up the Chiefs to add to their lead. Mahomes shredded the Steelers’ secondary en route to a bullet pass to Travis Kelce for the Chiefs touchdown. Before you could blink, the Chiefs were up 14-0 with 9:05 left in the first quarter.It took until their third series, but Pittsburgh was finally able to muster a few first downs and moved into field goal range with big catches by both James Conner and Antonio Brown. However, the Chris Boswell 49-yard field goal sailed wide left keeping the score 14-0. It was Boswell’s second missed field goal of the young regular season.With great field position after Boswell’s miss, the Chiefs weren’t about to pack up the high-flying offense. It took just a handful of plays for Kansas City to extend their lead. This time it wasn’t Kelce doing the damage Vance McDonald Jersey , but Kareem Hunt who abused Terrell Edmunds one-on-one to give the Chiefs a 21-0 lead with 2:24 still left in the first quarter.To start the second quarter, the Steelers’ offense finally decided to start putting together a performance more reminiscent of the Pittsburgh offense most expected. Roethlisberger hit JuJu Smith-Schuster for a trio of receptions, moving the team near the red-zone, and finally found Jesse James for the team’s first score of the game. After forcing Kansas City to punt for the first time in the game, Ben Roethlisberger started to claw the team back into the game on his own. Roethlisberger orchestrated an 11-play 85-yard drive which ended in a touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster. However, Boswell’s struggles continued with a missed point-after, making the score 21-13.Getting the football with just over 3-minutes left in the half, Pittsburgh was able to move the ball into Kansas City territory after big completions to Jesse James and a defensive pass interference call on the Chiefs. With 24-seconds remaining in the half, and inside the red-zone, Roethlisberger found rookie James Washington for a touchdown to move the Steelers within two points of the Chiefs. Pittsburgh went for two, to tie the game, and Roethlisberger hit James Conner in the flat to tie the game 21-21.Patrick Mahomes picked mimicked his performance to start the second half the same way he did the first half. The second year quarterback led the Chiefs down the field with ease and hit Travis Kelce for his fourth touchdown of the game to give Kansas City a 28-21 lead. The reception was Kelce’s second touchdown of the game.Needing an answer, Roethlisberger and company marched down the field with ease, but instead of another Roethlisberger touchdown pass, it was James Conner hitting pay dirt on a 2nd-and-goal situation for his first touchdown of the game. Boswell made the extra point to tie the game 28-28 with 7:12 left in the third quarter.Mahomes had looked unstoppable all game, and that continued with Kansas City moving through the Pittsburgh offense like a hot knife through butter. The latest Chiefs’ touchdown ended with Mahomes’ 5th touchdown pass Tyson Alualu Jersey , this time to Demarcus Robinson, to give the Chiefs a 35-28 lead with 3:15 remaining in the third quarter.Pittsburgh failed to even gain a first down on their first drive of the second half, and the Chiefs did what they had been doing all game — score touchdowns. Patrick Mahomes threw his 6th touchdown of the game to Tyreek Hill to extend the Kansas City lead 42-28.Jordan Berry was called on for duty again, but a 59-yard punt which went out of bounds at the one-yard line put the Steelers’ defense in position to stop the potent Chiefs offense. After a Mahomes incomplete pass, Kareem Hunt was stoned in the end-zone for a safety, making the score 42-30 with 12:02 left in regulation.Unable to do something with their next possession, Pittsburgh punted the ball back to the Chiefs. When it looked like a touchdown was inevitable, the Chiefs committed their first turnover of the game when Cameron Heyward forced a fumble which was recovered by Anthony Chickillo. Roethlisberger took the team on his back, and literally did it all to get the team into the end-zone. On fourth-and-goal, Roethlisberger scrambled to his right and dove into the end-zone to make the score 42-37 with just over 2-minutes left in regulation.It turned out it was too little, too late for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the defense failed to stop the Chiefs when it mattered most.The loss gives the Steelers a 0-1-1 record on the season, as they now turn their attention to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3 on Monday Night Football.