The Steelers need to take advantage of a closing Super Bowl window in 2020
So what I mean by the Steelers need to maximize strengths and minimize weaknesses, that’s what the aforementioned 3 pitfalls are all about. Although each one is different, they are intertwined, as are the Steelers and a closing Super Bowl window.
Make no mistake about it, the Steelers will go as ‘Big Ben’ goes. The offense last season was awful, but according to Pro-Football-Reference, the defense finished ranked 5th in total yards allowed. That tells me one thing: If the offense can regain its footing even slightly and the defense can shore up the deficiencies in pass coverage, as we discussed, we should be in the playoff mix once again.
If the Steelers make the playoffs, I believe we will make a run at another Lombardi trophy. Again, as long as ‘Big Ben’ stays healthy, I think the sky is the limit. Conversely, if the offense sputters and the defense regresses, it will be yet another season watching the playoffs from the couch.
I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have a vested interest in the team I root for playing in January versus having to root for the team playing against the Baltimore Ravens, for example. Let’s hope that does not come to fruition.