2022 Steelers provided a glimpse into the future and it is a bright one
The Steelers coaching staff and front office kept the team together through a tough 2022 season
Make no mistake, the 2022 season was challenging for both players and coaches. After eight games, the Steelers were sitting at two wins and six losses. It was not completely out of the realm of possibility that we would end up with a losing record.
Fortunately, Mike Tomlin and the coaching staff were able to make the necessary adjustments on both sides of the ball to put us in a position to be in the playoff conversation. Had we taken care of business early in the season, meaning had we won even one more conference game, we would be talking about a playoff game rather than talking about the end of the 2022 season.
While there are areas upon which we need to improve on offense and on defense, considering we finished twenty-second in total offense and thirteenth in total defense, I think the fact that we have Tomlin as our Head Coach and have a front office with tons of experience bodes well for the 2023 season and beyond.
Don’t get me wrong, during the season when we were losing, I was honest in my assessment of what I thought Tomlin should do to turn things around. We will really never know what he did or said or didn’t do or didn’t say, but the reality is we finished the season on a high note.
There is no reason to think that won’t carry over in 2023 and translate into yet another winning season, one that we all hope will result in our hoisting another Lombardi Trophy.