The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a brutal start to the 2013-14 regular season and some fans are already rushing to press the panic button. However, the issue for the Steelers really hasn’t been team wide. Instead, there is one are that the team needs to improve which could make a world of difference.
After the game, head coach Mike Tomlin passed along the news that everyone already knew and said that the team was sitting at 0-2 because their offense wasn’t producing like it needs to be doing.
“The most significant reason we’re 0-2 is we’re not scoring enough points,” Tomlin said, via Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Nineteen points in two football games is not going to win a lot of football in this league. If you would have told me we’d score 19 points through the first two ball games I would have told you we’d have an opportunity to 0-2. We understand that and we are working hard to rectify that.”
The Steelers are already working on making improvements to the offense and hope that the re-tooling will help work wonders.
It will start with the return of Heath Miller, who is expected to fully participate in practice this week, and a bigger role for rookie speedster Markus Wheaton moving forward.
Pittsburgh has a tough task against the Chicago Bears next week, so they will have to see if they can get everything rolling before the season is no longer salvageable.