Why the Steelers lost and what they need to do vs. Bills

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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Casey Hampton #98 and linebacker James Farrior #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

Fixing the Steelers run game

Ok, now to address the running game. This solution has two parts. First, the Steelers need to make a third phone call. This one should go to Marshawn Lynch. Think about this one. Right now the Steelers have no rushing game. James Conner has made it clear he is not the heir apparent to Le’Veon Bell. In the 2021 draft, the Steelers will need to draft a running back, that is for certain. That does not solve the problem for the remainder of the 2020 season.

While Lynch is no savior by any stretch of the imagination, he does have 10413 rushing yards on 2453 attempts over a 13-year career. At 34, one could assume he could muster enough to give the Steelers seven decent games. Right now the Steelers have no running game. It’s hard to think Lynch could make that situation any worse than it already is. If anything, defenses would have to respect his talent by committing at least one or two linebackers to the run, instead of dropping into coverage. Then that allows either Ebron, Wahington, or Claypool to draw either man to man or get wide open. Rothlisberger would not have to try to thread the ball into tight coverage as often. Granted, it’s not a perfect solution, but it beats the alternative of not having a running game at all.

Now the final part of the equation should not come as a surprise. People have argued about it for years. Unleash Ben Roethlisberger’s full potential and let him do what he is great at doing, making big plays.