The loss to the Minnesota Vikings in London was really the first time all year, four whole games to be exact, where the defense was the key reason this team dropped to 0-4.
Prior to this game and dating back to last season, it had been the offense that had been much maligned for the ineptness which led to the 8-8 season.
Something has become as clear as day with this offense and if I can see it, why can’t the coaches of the Steelers?
Maybe it’s because they aren’t supposed to notice and that’s the problem.
As was the case in the opening day loss to Tennessee, the losses to Cincy and Chicago and then again today, this offense works best when it uses three wide receivers, a tight end named Heath Miller and one running back. I know you have noticed this and if you haven’t then you are still seeing Franco and Rocky rumbling through the line.
Except this time there is no Franco and there is no Rocky and whoever is running the ball gets stopped for a two-yard gain.
The paradigm is all too...