The Pittsburgh Steelers and their 0-1-1 record have their fan base in a fit. After a horrendous tie in Week 1 vs. the Cleveland Browns, they followed that up in Week 2 by wasting a 37-point output by the offense and surrendering 42-points to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs at home.
The players feel they can right the ship, and there are a lot of games left on the schedule, but the fans’ outlook is very short-sighted. In other words, all they see is the misery they find themselves in currently.
For those who participate in the BTSC FanPulse questionnaire every week, you are consistently asked about your confidence level heading into that particular week’s game. Needless to say, there has been a steady decline each week. Well, to be honest, some might just call this a free-fall.
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The 2018 Steelers are an anomaly from what everyone thought coming into the season. Was the 13-3 season of 2017 a mirage? Or will the Steelers be able to right the ship and get back to their winning ways?
Only time will tell, but with every passing week it is proving you truly never know what will happen in the NFL. As the Steelers search for a consistent winning equation, the fan base just longs for consistency across the board. Coaching, executing and overall performance. Just consistency.
The Pittsburgh offense is talented enough to win a championship, and have put up nearly 30-points a game early in the season without Le’Veon Bell, but the defensive side of the football resembles a mixed bag of goods more than a Steel Curtain. Fans, rightfully so, feel if the defense can just hold a team to 21-points, the offense should be able to handle their business.
Where this team goes from here is anyone’s guess, but one thing is for sure, the Steelers are a team brimming with potential in many areas. Desperately in need of a win, and a signature win against a red-hot team at that, beating the 2-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football just might be the springboard the team needs to propel them to bigger and better things this season.