3 pitfalls Steelers must avoid for the 2020 season to be successful

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The Steelers struggled in certain areas in 2019. Here are three pitfalls Pittsburgh must avoid to be successful this year.

Following the 2019 season, a season in which the Steelers did not make the playoffs despite being in a position to clinch a playoff spot seeming for most of the season, there was an obvious disappointment and questions were surrounding our injured franchise QB.

Having gotten beyond free agency and the draft, the Steelers, on paper, appear to be a team that can compete for the AFC North crown, but, as we know, a team may resemble a Championship team, but may not play like one.

I think the 2019 version of the Steelers was a good team that may have underachieved.  We all know the offense struggled mightily, but the defense played inspired football for the majority of the season.  Unfortunately, it just was not quite enough to gain entrance into the playoff tournament.

So what will the 2020 season hold for us?  No one can predict how the season will shake out, but I think we can point to some potential pitfalls that we will have to avoid for the season to be a success.  So, how would you define success?  Good question.

I would define a successful 2020 campaign as one that brings a 7th Lombardi trophy to the Steelers organization.  Obviously, that would be the ultimate goal, but that, honestly, that should be the goal every season.

So let’s take a look at 3 pitfalls that need to be avoided on both the offensive side and on the defensive side of the ball.