Steelers fans should not press the panic button just yet
What we can learn
We can extrapolate that Pittsburgh can bounce back and generally does even with a slow start or a shoddy record to start the season. Now, does this mean there are still no problems with the Steelers that need correcting? Of course not. This is not a guarantee the Steelers may not continue to falter this season. However, we can use it as a guide in that there is no need to panic quite yet and call for draconian measures to be taken. The Steelers can still correct things on their own.
Depending on what happens after the Packers game will make a difference, and things will not get easier for Pittsburgh schedule-wise. If that occurs, it was inevitable. Even when the 70’s closed, the sunset on the Steelers dynasty, and they had to rebuild.
The Steelers were going to have to consider the possibility of a future without Ben Roethlisberger at some point; perhaps this time has come. The Steelers should get a decent draft position than in 2022. Or Pittsburgh will turn things around and make another run.
Steelers fans should at least have some faith and wait until mid to late October before calling the 2021 season a wash first.