3 things we learned from Steelers win against the Baltimore Ravens
By Eric Hassel
The Steelers are still a flawed team but responded appropriately against the Ravens
Mike Tomlin did a great job against the Ravens in terms of getting the team up to respond appropriately to the previous two games, in which we gave up forty-one points in each contest. It was looking bleak early on and we never had the lead until late in the fourth quarter, but good teams find a way to win when a win is needed.
Frankly, the way we played against the Ravens is the way we should and need to play each week. Why we can’t play that way each week is beyond me, but, at least, in this game, we played complementary football.
Make no mistake, the Steelers are still a flawed team. No win seems to come easy, no win seems to be ‘clean’, meaning we dominate on both sides of the ball and no win is more gratifying when it comes against a division rival.
Here’s what I was thinking when watching the game against the Ravens: If the Steelers just had a better scheme on offense, which we don’t, if we just had better depth at certain positions, which we don’t and if we just played up to our potential each and every game, which we don’t, we would be Super Bowl contenders.
Tomlin has it in his power to cure all the ailments we currently have. He can change the offensive scheme by allowing ‘Big Ben’ to have input into what plays are called and when those plays are called. He can sign better free agents and he can coach us up every game so that we play up our potential rather than playing down to the level of our opponent.
Against the Ravens at home, Tomlin lifted us up and guided the Steelers to a huge win. Let’s keep this momentum going!