Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 2/10/13
In deference to the reader who commented on one of my articles, pointing out that I had not considered the offensive scheme, injuries, and play-calling while writing about the play of the wide receivers and tight ends, here you go. This article is going to grade the entire offense as a unit. First, an opinion. I thought the offense was a little bland in 2012. I thought the Steelers didn’t take as many shots down the field as they should have. And I don’t know about you, but it looks to me like other teams have figured out that the Steelers like to run wide receiver screen passes. It might be time to tear that page out of the playbook. I understand new OC Todd Haley was installing a new system which seemed to include West Coast offense elements. Hell, this offensive system put Heath Miller in the Pro Bowl. He is the only Steelers tight end to appear in the Pro Bowl in the 2000s. However, this is also the same system which produced only 25.8 rushing attempts per game, good for 20th in...
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