6 biggest disappointments from the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 season
The Pittsburgh Steelers begin to wrap a bow on their 2021 season with some members of the team coming off poor performances.
The Steelers had a very up and down year in 2021 that saw different issues arise on this roster. Many expected this to be a bumpy road for this club heading into the year. Many things were working against them even before a snap was taken.
New coaches were leading the offense and their respective units. They were given some new rookies to work with and hopefully help mold. That did not turn out extremely well and the team had question marks at certain areas of the lineup.
Other issues were different injuries that occurred early on in the season. The defensive line experienced issues all year, including missing Tyson Alualu and Stephon Tuitt for nearly all of 2021. Those were two huge blows and that caused gashes by opposing offenses.
A young and inexperienced team led by an aging quarterback never sounded intimidating to teams that played Pittsburgh. They would have their issues but they kept a steady course and did not have a losing season like many experts predicted before games were played. That was a triumph of its own but the fan base that cheers on the black and gold demand perfection with playoff success and this team hasn’t accomplished that for years.
No matter the amount of injuries or sickness that hampered this squad, they had some major contributors disappoint. For one reason or another these people could not help this club like many thought or expected throughout the year. It will be back to the drawing board for these individuals if they are still employed here in 2022.