Steelers fans need to see Pittsburgh’s defense get back on track
After an unspectacular performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in which the defense allowed a whopping 37 points in a must-win game, Steelers fans need to see this defense get back on track in Week 12. Though I think Pickett’s performance is even more important than this, it scares me to think about what Pittsburgh might do if their defense somehow struggles down the stretch.
We all know that the Steelers aren’t without their holes around the roster. Because they just drafted their franchise quarterback in the first round, it’s critical that the front office does everything in its power to allow him to develop and succeed.
What worries me is that if the defense plays poorly down the stretch, the Steelers could ignore getting help for Pickett and invest in yet another top draft choice on the defensive side of the ball (we know how much they like to do that).
Pittsburgh is desperate for offensive line help — specifically a long-term upgrade at left tackle who can protect Pickett for most of his career. However, I wouldn’t put it past the Steelers to try to fill a hole at linebacker or cornerback in the first round. We need to see this defense play great against the Colts.