The Pittsburgh Steelers made some really positive steps forward Saturday night despite losing a rare preseason overtime game to the Kansas City Chiefs. The offense was better than in the previous two games and much of that was provided by Ben Roethlisberger who again proved he can still make plays with his feet and arm.
As you can tell though I’m getting to something negative and sadly there are numerous things I could point to but I’m focusing on the debacle that has become the Steelers’ special teams unit.
When average fans ask me about the Steelers so far in 2013, they often laugh at me when I say the special teams is going to be the death of this team. They laugh because they find special teams rather meaningless but anyone that knows football knows the significance of the this phase of the game.
Right now, the third phase is hurting this team. I know I have to use the obligatory ‘it’s only preseason’ phrase but still, this unit stinks.
So far through three games, this unit has ...