How the Steelers get back to the superbowl in 2021
One additional metric shows the Steelers have put more pressure on Roethlisberger since 2011. From 2004-2011 Pittsburgh attempted 213 field goals averaging 30.42 a season averaging 1.90 per game. In the ten seasons since, they attempted 312 field goals averaging 31.2 attempts per season with 1.95 attempts per game. Considering the Steelers rushed the ball less since 2011, they had to settle for more field goal opportunities than they did from 2004-2010 and no Superbowl appearances.
Since 2001 Pittsburgh has settled for fewer rushing yards and fewer turnovers and have passed the ball more. This formula has not been successful in any way. Ben Roethlisberger is a great quarterback, but the Steelers can not expect him to win games single-handedly. He works best when he has a high-impact rushing game; the defense gives the offense more chances to score. If Roethlisberger passes more, the Steelers’ offense becomes one-dimensional, and they get beat.
So what should the Steelers focused on in the draft? Much to the chagrin of those who wanted an offensive lineman, the Steelers need a running back. With this new addition and others, the Steelers have a shot at becoming the next Superbowl Champs.