Three new year’s resolutions for the Steelers

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2. Upgrade at cornerback

Pretty much all year Ben Roethlisberger and his group of uber-talented receivers like Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant have had no problem putting points on the board. Pittsburgh also has a strong running game led by Le’Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams.

When the Steelers have faltered it’s mostly been because of their inability to stop their opponents from imposing their will in the passing game.

This season Pittsburgh has given up an average of 278.2 passing yards per game. Only the Saints and the Giants surrender more through the air. That’s simply not going to cut it in an increasingly pass-happy league.

The pass rush is not the problem: the Steelers just don’t have enough quality cornerbacks on their roster. Giving Brandon Boykin more playing time is a step in the right direction, but they really need to upgrade whether through the draft of free agency.