The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t perfect, but they are first in the AFC North. So, before losing the lead they struggled to get, they’ll make some second half adjustments.
This team isn’t perfect. The Steelers started slower than anyone expected this season, and after exposing the lowest of the lows within their organization, they somehow bounced back. Now, they’re heading into Week 8 as the AFC North leader, doing whatever they need to to continue riding this win streak.
There were struggles, some of which are still present. While this team is clicking on both sides of the ball, they can be better. Holes in the secondary can be fixed, the passing game can flower better and a list of players are one step away from positively impacting this team.
Pittsburgh is aware they aren’t great yet. And no, Le’Veon Bell is not fixing anything. He’ll add a lot, yes, but he doesn’t turn the Steelers into Super Bowl winners. These changes will.
Less Artie Burns
Artie Burns should have one place on this team. It should be long, grey and something he can sit on comfortably. Yes, I’m talking about the bench.
Burns somehow got worse than last season. Instead of simply being a liability against deep routes, he’s a step behind any receiver. He appears lost on the field, and somehow makes Coty Sensabaugh look like a starting NFL corner.
How do the Steelers fill outside corner without Burns? Sensabaugh. It’s not perfect, but it’s better. The more Burns is on the field the more vulnerable this secondary is. They’re playing well, and removing Burns is the final step to putting them back on the positive track.