Steelers: 5 players who must improve
The Pittsburgh Steelers are off to their worst start since 2013 when they began the year 0-4. There are players on the team who are not performing well enough and must improve if there’s any hope at salvaging the season.
The Steelers are struggling, and that is not something the fan base is used to reading. After losing Ben, it became clear the rest of this season is going to be an uphill climb.
The Steelers have a lot of talent on the team, and it is being wasted by underwhelming play. The coaching staff has to get these players to tap into their true potential and help elevate those around them.
The Steelers have a large youth movement happening before our very eyes with first and second year guys all over the field. This is something the team has worked towards in recent seasons by prioritizing speed and athleticism in the draft as well as acquiring guys like Minkah Fitzpatrick.
The youth movement brings just what the Steelers wanted but also brings with it some hurdles. The biggest of those hurdles is the growing pains that come with so many young players on the field at one time.
With all the youth, there needs to be guys who step up to the plate, whether that be the veterans or the young guns themselves. There are five guys I have in mind that need to improve and emerge as leaders on this team for the rest of 2019.