Well, you probably never dreamed you’d see your Pittsburgh Steelers winless through their first four games of a season but it’s now official. The last time it happened was 1968. The Steelers were still four years from the Immaculate Reception….
In a game where the offense was finally not the problem, the Steelers fell 34-27 in London to Minnesota who picked up their first win of the season.
The Steelers didn’t go down without a fight as the final play of the game saw Ben Roethlisberger sacked in the Red Zone. We can argue whether he should have thrown the ball away or should have run but we can all agree he has little time to make those decisions.
The defense, which held strong the first three weeks was the weakest link in the loss. Missed tackles, which were once so rare for a Dick LeBeau defense are becoming the norm. There different Steelers missed tackles on Adrian Peterson on his 60 yard run in the first half including Ike Taylor and LaMarr Woodley.
Cortez Allen was victimized by the Matt Cassel all day which we should have not been surprised by considering his history and small amount of playing time this season. If you are wondering if he was really the better choice over Keenan Lewis the answer is yes because he was a lot cheaper.
The offense saw glimmers of hope for now and the future in Le’Veon Bell who rushed for two scores but the offensive line continues to be nothing short of an abomination. Mike Adams is just bad. There is now other way to put it. He is fundentally flawed and has shown little improvement. Even despite limited snaps in his young career the future doesn’t look much better for him.
This Steelers team is not a good one folks. I didn’t see things this bad but I could clearly see the chinks in the armor when I suggested they’d go 8-8.
At this point there are no answers. Firing coaches isn’t going to do anything for this season and there is very little in the way of personnel moves that can help.
Strap yourselves in Steeler Nation. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Marc Uhlmann writes for and co-owns www.steelcityblitz.com. Follow him on Twitter @steeldad and follow the website at @SCBlitz. He can be heard Mondays on Trib-Live Radio at 4pm ET talking Steelers.