The Steelers have had a lackluster start to the season, and there are a lot of people at fault. While the team has found a way to split their first two games, they have looked like a below-average team for the most part. While some players and groups have shined, there have been just as many players that have come up flat.
The road doesn’t get much easier either. Frankly, if the offense especially doesn’t get its act together, this team could be one of the bottom feeders in the league. While sweeping changes aren’t going to be the move, a few new faces here and there would make a huge difference. Here are four Steelers that need to get benched heading into week three.
Let’s address the Steelers Kenny Pickett dilemma
One of the biggest disappointments of the Steelers early portion of the season has been the play of Kenny Pickett. While the play-calling certainly hasn’t helped, Pickett has looked lost at times. His accuracy has been poor, and his decision-making arguably worse.
Typically, play like that at the most important position on the field could justify a benching, and some fans seem keen to move on from Pickett this season. While I have never been a huge believer in his game, benching Pickett wouldn’t do the team any good.
Mitch Trubisky is what he is, and even if he was slightly more consistent, starting him doesn’t do this team any favors. Add in the fact that there is still time for Pickett to make some improvements and benching him is nonsensical.
Even if the play continues to struggle, letting him fail provides this team with their answer on whether he can be the face of this franchise. Unless this team is somehow vying for a playoff spot despite his horrible play, let Pickett have this season, and if he doesn’t progress, as has been the case so far, you look for a replacement in the offseason.