The Steelers boast one of the best kickers in the NFL and boast one of the best front offices
Although Chris Boswell had a very uncharacteristically inaccurate season in 2022, 'Boz' has been pretty consistent throughout his Steelers career, with a little over an eight-six percent FG percentage, which includes the poor performance in 2022.
There's no reason to think 'Boz' can't bounce back from the performance of last season. If you think about it, had 'Boz' kicked to the aforementioned average, his Steelers career average would be a little over ninety-four percent. As far as the punting game is concerned, here's all I will say about Pressley Harvin III: Punt consistently. Harvin has a 'big' leg but has been fairly inconsistent over the past two seasons.
Moving on to the front office, I think it's fair to say that Omar Khan and Mike Tomlin have been aggressive both in free agency and in the draft. The 2023 roster has several new faces that will, hopefully, gel with the returning faces to the point where we are talking about the post-season rather than lamenting what could have been.
So, let's see if we can answer the question posed at the beginning of this discussion. Does the 2023 Steelers roster have the look of a championship team? Yes, on paper. of course, but on paper means nothing until we get in the throes of the regular season.
Considering our last Super Bowl win was during the 2008 season, it has been too long since we have reveled in the glory that comes with being Super Bowl champs. While I don't think a successful season necessarily has to end in a Super Bowl victory, if the 2023 Steelers do not at least make the playoffs, the season will be a disappointing one.