Steeler Nation, the Steelers are 0-3 and everyone has an opinion of what has caused this disappointing start to the season and we have heard it all.Some say it’s the coaching. Fire Tomlin, fire Haley , heck we have even heard fire GM Kevin Colbert
Some say it’s the players, the offensive line,the running backs, the quarterback, and just about every other position. The fact of the matter is that there is enough blame to go around for everyone involved.
However ,there is one major stat that stands out over all others. The Steelers offense has turned the ball over 9 times in three games and the Steelers defense has caused 0 turnovers, That’s a turnover ratio of -9 as a team and that does not bode well for winning in the NFL.
The Steelers had five turnovers in Sundays lost to the Bears. The offense’s turnovers had a huge role in the Steelers being down by 17 by the end of the first quarter. Most teams don’t come back after a start like that but the Steelers came back after a 21 point deficient to close the gap to 4 points 23-27 by the middle of the 4th quarter .
Just when it looked as if the Steelers may make a full come back two costly turnovers in the final minutes of the game sealed their fate with a 23-40 loss.
The Steelers defense has played well enough to win but zero forced turnovers in three games is a problem and is only magnified by the Steelers offense and it’s poor ability to keep possession of the ball.
The Bottom line is the Steelers offense must stop turning the ball over and the Steelers defense must begin forcing turnovers. Once both of these things occur so will the winning.