PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 07: Charlie Batch #16 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sideline against the Cleveland Browns December 7, 2006 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers won 27-7. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
There isn't much you can say about a seven turnover performance. It was comically bad. None of the running backs could keep their hands on the ball and Charlie Batch showed he didn't have command of his throws. The offense was as bad as it could possibly be, save for a touchdown drive late in the first half.The bright spot in this game was the defense. James Harrison played like James Harrison for the first time in a while. Lawrence Timmons got the Steelers' first pikc-six in two years. The Browns' offense was aided immensely by turnovers in Pittsburgh territory and if not for that, the defense probably would have only given up 10 or so points.Sadly, a good defense can't carry a putrid offense. Charlie Batch was ineffective at best, terrible at worst. The coaching staff didn't seem to trust him to make throws until the Browns took the lead. If you don't trust a QB to throw the football, what is he doing on your roster?The Steelers have mostly lost hope of reclaiming the AFC North, but a wildcard spot is still within reach. Although before the Steelers can even think about the playoffs, they have a lot of issues to correct on offense and within the coaching staff.