The Pittsburgh Steeler won’t post a winning record in 2013, and despite making a run in the middle weeks of the season, Pittsburgh was never able to figure out exactly how to win football games. Now, with a playoff berth out of consideration, the Steelers have to begin to ponder what needs to happen moving forward to get back to the postseason.
First and foremost, there quite obviously needs to be a change on offense. Since Bruce Arians left, or was run out of town, the Steelers have been unable to find their way into the playoffs. Ben Roethlisberger’s relationship with offensive coordinator Todd Haley is up and down at best, and the two often appear to disagree about what should be happening on offense.
The Steelers’ offensive line is, well, terrible. Roethlisberger has absorbed 39 sacks this season. Only Joe Flacco (41) and Ryan Tannehill (48) have been sacked more often than the Steelers’ trigger man. That’s a big problem, especially because Roethlisberger often holds the ball, trying to make big plays. Sure, he runs himself into some sacks, but the Steelers do a poor job giving him an opportunity to make those big plays that have defined his career.
So, with an offseason of uncertainty looming, what do the Steelers need to do?no comments