4 changes Mike Tomlin must make if he remains the Steelers head coach

If Mike Tomlin and the Steelers are going to continue together beyond 2023, some major changes need to take place to right the ship before it sinks for good.

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2. Offensive line improvements

The Steelers had one of the best offensive lines in the league from 2014 to 2018. This was in large part due to having an elite offensive line coach in Mike Munchak during that time.

Since the departure of Munchak, the Steelers have been through three offensive line coaches in the last five seasons. This type of turnover does not bode well for one of the most important groups on the team.

Coaching needs to be addressed but some players also need to be replaced in 2024. Broderick Jones is the only player who certainly does not need to be replaced.

The team signed James Daniels in 2022 and Isaac Seumalo in 2023. While they are not elite players, they certainly could remain in Pittsburgh in 2024.

Mason Cole was brought in in 2022 also and had a solid season that year. However, he has regressed in 2023 with bad snaps and poor blocking and can not be trusted with the position in 2024.

Dan Moore has not developed the way the team had hoped when they drafted in in the fourth round in 2021. Jones was drafted to be the left tackle and should be there in 2024 leaving right tackle vacant with Chuks Okorafor a likely cut candidate at season's end.

With Daniels, Seumalo, and Jones back, the Steelers need to find a true center in April's draft to anchor the offensive line for years to come. Tackle is up in the air as Jones has shown he can play both sides but, the focus should be on finding a right tackle through free agency or the draft to allow Jones to move back to his natural left tackle position.

The team can assemble the players but coaching is a huge component. The team must find a coach who can effectively mold a mostly young offensive line into a unit that can protect the QB and open running lanes because every good offense goes as its offensive line goes.