Updated season prediction for the Steelers season.
At the start of the season, we had high hopes for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Even with the loss of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger this roster was loaded. But things haven’t gone according to plan and the Steelers are now 2-6 with nine games to play. We decided to update our predictions for wins and losses with nine games left and one of the easiest remaining schedules in the NFL.
The Steelers have plenty of work to do over the bye week.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are hopefully enjoying their bye week and using the time off to rest up, heal up and contemplate the second half of the season. Pittsburgh sits at 2-6 with nine games to play and there are more questions than answers about this team. Here are four things that must happen over the bye week.
Have the Steelers lived up to expectations through six games?
With six games in the books, the Pittsburgh Steelers season has not gone as planned. The team is 2-4 and has already seen a quarterback change. But that isn’t one of the biggest surprises from the first six games. Here are the four biggest surprises so far.
The entire Steelers coaching staff is on the hot seat.
Through five games, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-4 and rank near the bottom of every major statistical category on offense and defense. There has been plenty of finger-pointing at players and coaches. At this point, every coach on the team should feel their seats heating up with how poorly this team has played. Let’s rank this team’s coaching performances through 5 games.
Is a lack of offensive identity after nearly a month a big problem?
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into their fourth game of the season. Pittsburgh is currently 1-2 and there seem to be no answers for the problems on offense. A big part of the problem with the situation right now is this offense lacks any sort of identity. A point first talked about by center Mason Cole and now backed up by wide receiver Chase Claypool
“We got playmakers, but I don’t know if we have an identity,” Claypool said. “I think we’re still figuring that out.”
A month into the season feels a little late to be figuring out what kind of offense you have. As the offensive line improves, it should be pretty clear to the coaches what this offense is capable of. The main things holding that back appear to be an unwillingness by offensive coordinator Matt Canada to open things up and see what this group can do and a quarterback in Mitch Trubisky who is still playing like he’s scared to make a mistake.
This is a team with two very competent running backs, three playmaking wide receivers and a huge tight end with elite potential. How can these coaches continue to mess this up?
Should the Steelers fire Matt Canada now?
If you listen to the internet, it is long past time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to part ways with offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Despite only being in his second season as the team’s offensive coordinator but has already worn out his welcome.
This is due in large part to the struggles on offense related to the same problems that plagued the team in 2021. Unimaginative offense, ultra-conservative approach and doing less with more in terms of the skill players. But what happens if the team fires Canada now?
Let’s look at the pros and cons of the Steelers cutting Canada loose during the season.
Which Steelers defenders will shine in 2022?
If the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be successful this season, they are going to have to ride their defense while the offense finds its way. Here are our stat predictions for the top Steelers defenders.
We take a look at each game this season and predict the winner.
We are now just days away from the start of the Pittsburgh Steelers season. Let’s go down through the Steelers schedule now that the roster is finalized and pick our wins and losses.
The Steelers announced their five team captains on Monday.
Here are the team captains for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 2022 season.
These three Steelers start the season with their stock at an all time low.
Some Steelers have really made strides this offseason and improved their stock heading into the regular season. Others, unfortunately have not. Here are the three guys who took the biggest nosedive this offseason.