2022 Steelers provided a glimpse into the future and it is a bright one
Although the 2022 season did not end the way we wanted it to end, the Steelers future is bright
To say that the 2022 season did not end the way we fans or the Steelers wanted it to end would be an understatement; however, with the way the season started, I was hoping for a merciful ending.
Through eight games, we were sitting at two wins, six losses, and frankly little hope that things would turn around to the point where we would at least be able to finish the season with a winning record. After finishing the season on a four-game winning streak, I think the future is bright.
The Steelers have several bright spots on the offensive side of the ball
Despite not making the playoffs, we have a lot to look forward to in 2023 and beyond on both sides of the ball, particularly on offense where we have several young and emerging players with whom to build a foundation.
Players such as Kenny Pickett, George Pickens, and Pat Freiermuth, just to name a few, are part of a group that not only grew as the season progressed but more importantly, grew together as the season progressed.
The offensive line played well down the stretch both individually and collectively. I don’t think that aspect of the game can be overstated or over-appreciated. The Steelers of the 1970s won four Super Bowls by having dominant units in the trenches on both sides of the ball.
Let’s see what we have to look forward to on the defensive side of the ball.