This is just what the doctor ordered. After a remarkable pick-six by Alex Highsmith on the opening play of the game, the Pittsburgh Steelers were completely incompetent on offense. Through the first quarter of play, the Steelers didn't have as much as a single first down.
These struggles continued into the second quarter. That was until George Pickens went off for a remarkable 71-yard touchdown reception. This was the first sign of life from the Steelers offense all season.
This was a much-needed play by the offense that couldn't move the ball prior to this catch and run. Unfortunately, quarterback Kenny Pickett took a massive shot just after delivering the pass.
While the score will prove to be a big one for the Steelers, Pickett headed to the locker room following the collision. Fortunately, the Steelers avoided a massive loss and Pickett returned to the field.
The Steelers are going to need a lot more than one big play in order to have a consistent offense that is going to instill confidence in their fans. What we have seen so far from Matt Canada and Kenny Pickett simply has not been good enough.
If the Steelers don't make things happen in the second half on offense, fans will be calling for Canada's job (just like they have been for a year). Remember, that 7 points they have so far are from a defensive score.
At least we finally saw the Pickett to Pickens connection come to life. These two had remarkable chemistry in the preseason. Now it's time to start putting it all together.