4 takeaways from Steelers Week 6 win vs. Browns
Randy Fichtner is better than we give him credit for
I’m sure Matt Canada has had a sizeable influence on the Steelers offense this year, and we have seen it with how much pre-snap motion the team has run through the first five weeks. However, I think it’s fair to say that offensive coordinator, Randy Fichtner, has earned a little more respect of Steelers fans.
Often the most scrutinized coach on the team when things don’t go right, Fichtner called another excellent game for the Steelers, as they were able to surpass 30 points for the second consecutive week.
Fichtner has particularly done a good job capitalizing in the red zone. Yes, Pittsburgh yet again failed to score a touchdown on the opening drive in a game, but that had more to do with Ben Roethlisberger’s execution, as he had a few miscues in this area of the field early on.
However, Fichtner’s ability to get players like Chase Claypool involved on reverses, and to consistently keep the chains moving the way he did deserve some credit. I don’t think he’s as bad as fans would like to make him out to be.
Apart from a potentially serious injury to Devin Bush, there was hardly anything negative to take away from Pittsburgh’s blowout win against the Cleveland Browns. Let’s hope they keep the intensity up as they play a potentially even harder opponent next week against the Tennessee Titans.