The Pittsburgh Steelers rarely miss out on the postseason, but due to injuries and inconsistency on the offensive side of the ball, Mike Tomlin’s team failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season in 2019.
To their credit, not many teams can win ball games with the amount of drama that was surrounding Pittsburgh last offseason. Not only did they have to endure the roller coaster of trying to handle Antonio Brown, they also had to deal with losing their All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell in free agency.
And once the season finally got underway, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was lost for the season after just two games. Pittsburgh was in the playoff hunt for most of the season, but Roethlisberger’s injury coupled with injuries to other key players along the offense proved to be too much to overcome.
2020 will be a totally different story for the Steelers. They’re young and full of potential, and they have one of the best coaches in the NFL leading them into battle.
Here are four reasons the Steelers will be back in playoff contention in 2020.
Gotta find a solid back up. Rudolph was in his second year and while he show flashes he was NEVER consistent and looked list, would not move out of pocket, and was looking for the PERFECT THROW every snap.
They’ll still need a reliable and proven back up that’s been playing a more consistent role . Rudolph until proven otherwise and more so needs to be placed as 3rd back up . Try to go for taller wide out in the draft and perhaps shift to a two tight end formation so the running game can develop more.
It’s hard to say if Rudolph is a quality backup or not. I think the offensive play calling was at a play not to lose mentality. Whitch will make you become a 500 team. When you start depending on if’s and hopes,it never turns out well.
The hit by Earl Thomas may have had a mental impact on Rudolph….