foshman Rates the Pittsburgh Steelers





Pittsburgh Steelers

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA United States
Conference:
American Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
A-
Rothlisberger has to do it without Brown now.
Running Backs
B+
Conner had a break out year in 2018. Now he'll need to repeat that.
Protection & Blocking
B
Always solid in Pittsburgh.
Receiving
B
Someone will need to step up opposite Smith Schuster.
Skills
Speed
B+
Production
A-
Big Play Ability
A-
Consistency
B
Red Zone Success
B
Skills Analysis Notes
For a team that lost it's best two skill position players the Steelers are in a pretty good spot.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B
Solid if unspectacular.
Linebackers
B
It is possible that 4 first round picks will start here.
Defensive Backs
B
Lots of draft capital spent recently but this unit's best player was a cast off from Cleveland last offseason.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
C+
Stopping the Run
B-
Controlling Field Position
C+
Stopping The Big Play
B-
Causing Turnovers
B+
Skills Analysis Notes
I expect some turnovers from an athletic defense. I don't expect consistency from this unit.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
B+
Punting
B
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
B
Coaching
Effectiveness
B
Preparedness
A-
Decision Making
B+
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
A lot of Tomlin's faults were overblown last season. He's a heck of a coach and the Steelers can do a lot worse.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
B-
Analysis
There's still enough here for the Steelers to be a very good playoff team....but I wonder if they'll have the consistency and play making ability without Brown and Bell.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Slightly Under-performed Expectations
Expected Wins
8
Expectations/ Outlook
I expect a good team that struggles to win close games.